Common Sense Philosophy

Famous quotes containing the words common sense, common, sense and/or philosophy:

    This, our respectable daily life, on which the man of common sense, the Englishman of the world, stands so squarely, and on which our institutions are founded, is in fact the veriest illusion, and will vanish like the baseless fabric of a vision; but that faint glimmer of reality which sometimes illuminates the darkness of daylight for all men, reveals something more solid and enduring than adamant, which is in fact the cornerstone of the world.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Truth, like climate, is common property ...
    Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844–1911)

    Romantics consider common sense vulgar.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    The fact is, mental philosophy is very like Poverty, which, you know, begins at home; and indeed, when it goes abroad, it is poverty itself.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)