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On Common Sense

   Knowledge without sense is twofold folly. 

                                                Spanish Proverb

   Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls 


   The most exquisite folly is made of wisdom spun too fine. 


   One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to 
   apply it. 
                                                   Persian Proverb

   Our senses don't deceive us:  our judgment does.   


   No sense so uncommon as common sense.

   Plain sense but rarely leads us astray. 

                                                  Edward Young

   There are forty men of wit to one of sense.

   A deluge of words and a drop of sense.

   A handful of common sense is worth a bushel of learning.

   Our senses, as our reason, are divine.                              

   Common sense is of all kinds the most uncommon.  It implies 
   good judgment, sound discretion, and true and practical wisdom 
   applied to common life. 

                                               Tryon Edwards

   To act with common sense according to the moment is the best 
   wisdom I know;  and the best philosophy is to do one's duties, 
   take the world as it comes, submit respectfully to one's lot;  
   bless the goodness that has given us so much happiness with it, 
   whatever it is;  and despise affectation. 


   Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are and 
   doing things as they ought to be done. 
                                               C. E.Stowe

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