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Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.

Tags: Affairs, Prudence  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Man should not consider his material possession his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.

Tags: Others, Share  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle.

Tags: Order, Personal  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

Tags: Age, Sense  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.

Tags: Children, Future  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

For in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's futures. And we are all mortal.

Tags: Children, Small  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?

Tags: Humanity, Satan  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.

Tags: Courage, Moral  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.

Tags: Contented, Everyone  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities.

Tags: General, Opinions  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

As a result of my study, I came to the conclusion that a common supreme authority was undesirable.

Tags: Result, Study  ✍ Author: Fredrik Bajer

Stegosaurus was common only on well drained, dry soil.

Tags: Dry, Soil  ✍ Author: Robert T. Bakker

It's not a common thing for a Southern white family to go out and seek their black cousins.

Tags: Black, Family  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.

Tags: Envy, Respect  ✍ Author: George Bancroft

Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense.

Tags: Sense, Truth  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Academic and aristocratic people live in such an uncommon atmosphere that common sense can rarely reach them.

Tags: Reach, Sense  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which are beyond her jurisdiction.

Tags: Her, Mistake  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

Absence - that common cure of love.

Tags: Absence, Love  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

Read not Milton, for he is dry; nor Shakespeare, for he wrote of common life.

Tags: Life, Read  ✍ Author: Charles Stuart Calverley

No one of this nation ever begs, for the houses of all are common to all; and they consider liberality and hospitality amongst the first virtues.

Tags: Consider, Nation  ✍ Author: Christian Camargo

We all have common frailties but we need to treasure friends more.

Tags: Friends, Treasure  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith.

Tags: Delirium, Love  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle
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When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.

Tags: Attention, Life  ✍ Author: George Washington Carver

The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense.

Tags: Education, Purpose  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.

Tags: Comfort, Virtue  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

Parents are perhaps the most common object of resentment, the people who are most frequently blamed for all our failings and failures alike.

Tags: Parents, Resentment  ✍ Author: Theodore Dalrymple

Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.

Tags: Needs, Sense  ✍ Author: Rene Descartes

Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have.

Tags: Matters, Sense  ✍ Author: Rene Descartes

We have created characters and animated them in the dimension of depth, revealing through them to our perturbed world that the things we have in common far outnumber and outweigh those that divide us.

Tags: Characters, Far  ✍ Author: Walt Disney

I only socialise with people that I have a lot in common with.

 ✍ Author: Billy Eckstine

All leaders share something in common. They feel they are the only ones who can do the job.

Tags: Job, Leaders  ✍ Author: Julie Nixon Eisenhower

It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal.

Tags: Enough, Woman  ✍ Author: George Eliot

Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.

Tags: Sense, Society  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.

Tags: Men, Sense  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.

Tags: Mark, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The common misconception is that as an actress you have to learn what you're doing. No, you just have to make the audience think you've learned it.

Tags: Learn, Learned  ✍ Author: Edie Falco

It only takes a room of Americans for the English and Australians to realise how much we have in common.

Tags: English, Takes  ✍ Author: Stephen Fry

Marriage is not common in Sweden.

Tags: Marriage, Sweden  ✍ Author: Eva Gabrielsson

Whatsoever things common to man, that man has done, man can do.

Tags: Done, Whatsoever  ✍ Author: Marcus Garvey

Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn't being applauded when you arrive - for that is common - but being missed when you leave.

Tags: Leave, Often  ✍ Author: Baltasar Gracian

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.

Tags: Happiness, Success  ✍ Author: Wayne Gretzky

Christianity is part of the Common Law of England.

Tags: England, Law  ✍ Author: Matthew Hale

I think the most effective forms of critique are ones that establish a common ground for people to occupy, and then appeal to the best nature of people on that common ground.

Tags: Best, Nature  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Maybe I don't have the most common kind of motor neuron disease, which usually kills in two or three years.

Tags: Maybe, Three  ✍ Author: Stephen Hawking

All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened.

Tags: Books, Good  ✍ Author: Ernest Hemingway

This is a fault common to all singers, that among their friends they will never sing when they are asked; unasked, they will never desist.

Tags: Friends, Sing  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.

Tags: Feels, Hungry  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

Taste is the common sense of genius.

Tags: Genius, Sense  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

Science is nothing, but trained and organized common sense.

Tags: Science, Sense  ✍ Author: Thomas Huxley

The common agenda both sides seem to share is: Whatever works.

Tags: Both, Whatever  ✍ Author: Gwen Ifill

Conservatives and liberals can find common ground.

Tags: Ground, Liberals  ✍ Author: Jesse Jackson

President Obama celebrates diversity, yet instinctively seeks common ground and builds on that common ground to make progress.

Tags: President, Progress  ✍ Author: Valerie Jarrett

There are so many things in life that divide us, that separate us and tear us apart, be it race, religion, creed, socioeconomic level, nationality or any variety of other factors. But running is something that we all share in common.

Tags: Life, Religion  ✍ Author: Dean Karnazes

Not all poetry wants to be storytelling. And not all storytelling wants to be poetry. But great storytellers and great poets share something in common: They had something to say, and did.

Tags: Great, Poetry  ✍ Author: Jay Kay

When I want to kick it up, I like to add hardwood chips or chunks to the grill; it adds bold smoky flavors. The most common woods are hickory and mesquite, but you can find alder, apple, cherry and, my personal favorite, pecan.

Tags: Favorite, Personal  ✍ Author: Emeril Lagasse

There are female artists I can look at that I find more in common with than the male artists, because they're blending the pop, dance and theatricality... but currently there aren't a lot of guys who go there.

Tags: Artists, Dance  ✍ Author: Adam Lambert

The simultaneous reactions elicited all over the world by the reading of newspaper dispatches about the same events create, as it were, a common mental pulse beat for the whole of civilized mankind.

Tags: Reading, Whole  ✍ Author: Christian Lous Lange

Because it equates tradition with prejudice, the left finds itself increasingly unable to converse with ordinary people in their common language.

Tags: Language, Left  ✍ Author: Christopher Lasch

I feel we are all islands - in a common sea.

Tags: Islands, Sea  ✍ Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.

Tags: Opinions, Reason  ✍ Author: John Locke

It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them.

Tags: Delusion, Talking  ✍ Author: Rose Macaulay

We must admit that it is quite common that people do have affairs with their leading ladies and men.

Tags: Men, Quite  ✍ Author: William H. Macy

If we reject science, we reject the common man.

Tags: Reject, Science  ✍ Author: Naguib Mahfouz

Have common sense and stick to the point.

Tags: Point, Sense  ✍ Author: W. Somerset Maugham

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.

Tags: Poor, Poverty  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken

The terrorists whatever slogans they use have nothing in common with Islam.

Tags: Islam, Whatever  ✍ Author: Kunal Nayyar

The reports of the eclipse parties not only described the scientific observations in great detail, but also the travels and experiences, and were sometimes marked by a piquancy not common in official documents.

Tags: Great, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Simon Newcomb

When I first met Elvis, we had so much in common and became fast friends.

Tags: Fast, Friends  ✍ Author: Wayne Newton

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.

Tags: Experience, Words  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

A good nationalism has to depend on a principle of the common people, on myths of a struggling commonality.

Tags: Good, Struggling  ✍ Author: Paul O\'Grady

I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony.

Tags: Monotony, Smooth  ✍ Author: Peter O\'Toole

The common denominator of all my friends is that they're dead.

Tags: Dead, Friends  ✍ Author: Peter O\'Toole

Mexico and the U.S. are bound not only because of the common border, but by a shared culture and history.

Tags: Culture, History  ✍ Author: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

I always take the time to eat well and eat locally because it's common sense.

Tags: Sense, Time  ✍ Author: Ellen Page

Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common.

Tags: Avoid, Born  ✍ Author: Satchel Paige

All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own.

Tags: Awake, Men  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.

Tags: Education, Mind  ✍ Author: Alexander Pope

'Tis education forms the common mind; just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.

Tags: Education, Mind  ✍ Author: Alexander Pope

If we have a common currency, the main regulator for policy in the country is the fiscal policy.

Tags: Country, Policy  ✍ Author: Karl Radek

Simply put, I believe we should not seek the lowest common denominator when it comes to wilderness and saddle a wilderness designation with exceptions, exclusions, and exemptions.

Tags: Put, Simply  ✍ Author: Nick Rahall

Emphasis on the common emotive or affective origins of music and words in the first cries of humankind undermines words.

Tags: Music, Words  ✍ Author: Jean Philippe Rameau

Verse, singing, and speech have a common origin.

Tags: Singing, Speech  ✍ Author: Jean Philippe Rameau

I have confidence in people's basic common sense.

Tags: Confidence, Sense  ✍ Author: Dixie Lee Ray

If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is.

Tags: Sense  ✍ Author: Sam Rayburn

If Unix could present the same face, the same capabilities, on machines of many different types, it could serve as a common software environment for all of them.

Tags: Face, Present  ✍ Author: Eric S. Raymond

Scientific thought and its creation is the common and shared heritage of mankind.

Tags: Scientific, Thought  ✍ Author: Abdus Salam

There is a common theme, though, in the stories I have told, which are usually associations of characters or families that are formed outside of a family circle.

Tags: Family, Though  ✍ Author: Gus Van Sant

The common denominator all Latinos have is that we want some respect. That's what we're all fighting for.

Tags: Fighting, Respect  ✍ Author: Cristina Saralegui

The constitution is for us all to live together, a common life, we need each other.

Tags: Life, Together  ✍ Author: Pope Theodoros II

It defies all common sense to send that roughneck ward politician back to the White House.

Tags: House, Sense  ✍ Author: Robert Taft

So, if you look at what's common among some of the companies I have, including the Four Seasons, NewsCorp, George V, the Plaza, these are all irreplaceable brands in their own fields.

Tags: Among, Four  ✍ Author: Al-Waleed bin Talal

What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense.

Tags: Clever, Sense  ✍ Author: Tila Tequila

What it meant to me: a happy life, of course, companionship, of course. A common objective, I think.

Tags: Happy, Life  ✍ Author: Denis Thatcher

To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence.

Tags: Victory, Within  ✍ Author: Mike Tyson

The more you participate in our common endeavors, the more successful your work in the factory, mine, wharf or village, in an economic institute or in the arts, in commerce or administration, the sooner we will be where we all want to be.

Tags: Successful, Work  ✍ Author: Walter Ulbricht

Common sense tells us that this explosion of media sources should eliminate any concern over a lack of diversity of views in the marketplace and competition.

Tags: Media, Sense  ✍ Author: Fred Upton

Uniform ideas originating among entire peoples unknown to each other must have a common ground of truth.

Tags: Ideas, Truth  ✍ Author: Giambattista Vico

We shall find in our troubled hearts, where discord reigns, two needs which seem at variance, but which merge, as I think, in a common source - the love of the true, and the love of the fabulous.

Tags: Love, True  ✍ Author: Alfred de Vigny

Musically, I have more things in common with tons of bands that have no female members.

Tags: Bands, Female  ✍ Author: St. Vincent

Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.

Tags: Sense, Senses  ✍ Author: Leonardo da Vinci
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