Common Sense

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955), (attributed)

Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.
Don Wood

The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79.
Douglas Adams (1952 – 2001), “Mostly Harmless”

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
Gertrude Stein (1874 – 1946)

[Common sense] is the best sense I know of.
Lord Chesterfield (1694 – 1773)

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.
Matthew Arnold (1822 – 1888), ‘God and the Bible,’ 1875

Nowadays 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 (1854 – 1900), The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882), ‘Art,’ 1841

If an idea’s worth having once, it’s worth having twice.
Tom Stoppard (1937 – )

2 Responses

  1. “… snuck …..”

    err ….. I think he means “sneaked”

    AND

    btw, the answer “ain’t”

    It’s :

    0 – 1 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 13 – 21 – etc

  2. embarrasssed schuffling from left talon… to right

    … and back to the right talon

    It’s those talons

    btw, the answer “ain’t” – 42 !!!

    Mr Adams doesn’t even have the excuse of being an American

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