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  • "Common Sense and Education: The more you think you have of one, the less you think you need of the other."
    Tom Heehler, US linguist and writer on public speaking
    Source: The Well-Spoken Thesaurus: The Most Powerful Ways to Say Everyday Words and Phrases (2011)
  • "Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius."
    An Wang (19201990), US entrepreneur, business executive, electrical engineer, and founder of Wang Laboratories
    Source: Boston Magazine (December 1986)
  • "Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."
    Albert Einstein (18791955), German-born US physicist
    Source: Quoted in Scientific American (February 1976)
  • "Common sense is a very tricky instrument; it is as deceptive as it is indispensable."
    Susanne K. Langer (18951985), US philosopher
    Source: Philosophical Studies (1962)
  • "Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882), US essayist, lecturer, and poet
    Source: “Art,” Essays: First Series (1841)
  • "Common sense (which, in truth, is very uncommon) is the best sense I know of."
    Lord Chesterfield (Philip Dormer Stanhope) (16941773), English statesman, orator, and letter writer
    Source: Letter (September 27, 1748)
  • "We seldom attribute common sense except to those who agree with us."
    François La Rochefoucauld (16131680), French epigrammatist
    Source: Reflections: or, Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665)
  • "Common sense is the best distributed commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it."
    René Descartes (15961650), French philosopher and mathematician
    Source: Le Discours de la méthode (1637), pt. 1

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