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

 

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Which are your favourite ‘common sense’ quotes?  🙂