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Huzzaed out of my seven senses.
- Unattributed Author,
in the "Spectator", no. 616, Nov, 5, 1774
Fine sense and exalted sense are not half so useful as common sense; there are forty men of wit for one man of good sense; and he that will carry nothing about with him but gold, will be every day at a loss for readier change.
- Joseph Addison
The trouble with men of sense is that they are so dreadfully in earnest all the while.
- Christian Nestell Bovee
All the beautiful orders of architecture and creations of the pencil, all the conceptions of the beautiful in nature and art and humanity, are inventions extorted, as it were, from the mind to extend and increase the pleasures of sense.
- Elihu Burritt
Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.
- Lewis Carroll (pseudonym of Charles L. Dodgson),
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
You are an annihilator of sense.
- William Congreve
He had used the word in its Pickwickian sense . . . he had merely considered him a humbug in a Pickwickian point of view.
- Charles Dickens,
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club
Whatsoever contradicts my sense,
I hate to see, and never can believe.
- Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon
Him of the western dome, whose weighty sense
Flows in fit words and heavenly eloquence.
- John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel
(pt. I, l. 868)
Be sober, and to doubt prepense,
These are the sinews of good sense.
- Sir William Hamilton (3), Notes on Reid
Generally, common sense is rare in the (higher) rank.
[Lat., Rarus enim ferme sensus communis in illa
- Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal), Satires
Between good sense and good taste there is the difference between cause and effect.
[Fr., Entre le bon sens et le bon gout il y a la difference de la cause a son effet.]
- Jean de la Bruyere, Les Caracteres (XII)
If Poverty is the Mother of Crimes, want of Sense is the Father.
- Jean de la Bruyere,
The Characters or Manners of the Present Age
(vol. II, ch. II)
Sensible people find nothing useless.
[Fr., Il n'est rien d'inutile aux personnes de sens.]
- Jean de la Fontaine, Fables (V, 19)
He who loses not his senses in certain things has no senses to lose.
- Ephraim Gotthold Lessing
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela
Whate'er in her Horizon doth appear,
She is one Orb of Sense, all Eye, all aiery Ear.
- Henry More, Antidote against Atheism
What thin partitions sense from thought divide.
- Alexander Pope, Essay on Man
(ep. I, l. 226)
'Tis use alone that sanctifies expense
And splendor borrow all her rays from sense.
- Alexander Pope, Moral Essays
(ep. IV, l. 179)
Good sense which only is the gift of Heaven,
And though no science, fairly worth the seven.
- Alexander Pope, Moral Essays
(ep. IV, l. 43)
Fool, 'tis in vain from wit to wit to roam:
Know, sense, like charity, begins at home.
- Alexander Pope, Umbra
You cram these words into mine ears, against the stomach of my sense.
- William Shakespeare
Oft has good nature been the fool's defence,
And honest meaning gilded want of sense.
- William Shenstone, Ode to a Lady
How many people there are that weep with want, and are mad with oppression, or are desperate by too quick a sense of a constant infelicity.
- Jeremy Taylor
Common sense is not so common.
[Fr., Le sens commun n'est pas si common.]
- Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),
Philosophical Dictionary--Self Love
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