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  • Common sense always speaks too late. Common sense is the guy who tells you you ought to have had your brakes relined last week before you smashed a front end this week. Common sense is the Monday morning quarterback who could have won the ball game if he had been on the team. But he never is. He's high up in the stands with a flask on his hip. Common sense is the little man in a grey suit who never makes a mistake in addition. But it's always somebody else's money he's adding up.
    * Raymond Chandler

  • If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual.
    * Robertson Davies

  • 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.
    * René Descartes

  • Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.
    * William Osler

  • A man of great common sense and good taste--meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
    * George Bernard Shaw

  • Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
    * Gertrude Stein

  • Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
    * Oscar Wilde