3 Quotes – Common Sense

If we don’t plant the right things, we will reap the wrong things. It goes without saying. And you don’t have to be, you know, a brilliant biochemist and you don’t have to have an IQ of 150. Just common sense tells you to be kind, ninny, fool. Be kind.

Maya Angelou, American poet
born:  April 4, 1928
died:  May 28, 2014

Editing is simply the application of the common sense of any good reader. That’s why, to be an editor, you have to be a reader. It’s the number one qualification.

Robert Gottlieb, American writer
born:  April 29, 1931
died:  –

All sacrifices of common sense, and all recourse to plausible political combinations, whether of individuals or of men, are uniformly made at the expense of the majority.

James Fenimore Cooper, American writer
born:  September 15, 1789
died:  September 14, 1851




Which are your favourite ‘common sense’ quotes?  🙂



30 thoughts on “3 Quotes – Common Sense

  1. My favorite quote about common sense is “There is nothing common about common sense.” I am not sure who said it first, but it is on display most days in clear display for all to see. 🙂 I try to be the exception.

    • This is similar to Voltaire’s ‘Common sense is not so common.’ 🙂
      We are not born without it, some seem to lose it on the way… 😉

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