Sense Quotes

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.

Rachel Carson

It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.

Eric Hoffer

I think we`re losing our sense of humor instead of being able to relax and laugh at ourselves. I don`t care whether it`s ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, or whose ox is being gored.

Betty White

I have come to believe that one thing people cannot bear is a sense of injustice. Poverty, cold, even hunger are more bearable than injustice.

Milicent Fenwick

The broad effects which can be obtained by punishment in man and beast, are the increase of fear, the sharpening of the sense of cunning, the mastery of the desires; so it is that punishment tames man, but does not make him "better".

Friedrich Nietzsche

Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.

Joseph Barbara

There is no sense in doing a wonderful script with somebody who can't direct because that is a disaster.

Robert Culp

Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.

Dean Acheson

Negotiation in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.

Dean Acheson

A man loses his sense of direction after four drinks; a woman loses hers after four kisses.

Henry Louis Mencken

The nonsense that charms is close to sense.

Mason Cooley

Nonsense is that which does not fit into the prearranged patterns which we have superimposed on reality...Nonsense is nonsense only when we have not yet found that point of view from which it makes sense.

Gary Zukav

The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.

Carl Jung

Common sense, in so far as it exists, is all for the bourgeoisie. Nonsense is the privilege of the aristocracy. The worries of the world are for the common people.

George Jean Nathan

A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery; and this is best done by saying over the lines to yourself again and again, till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense, and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice.

Anthony Hecht

Nonsense is good only because common sense is so limited.

George Santayana

Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense about things that matter.

Sir Max Beerbohm

Nonsense is to sense, as shade to light; it heightens effect.

Frederick Saunders

Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited.

George Santayana

Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.

Amos Bronson Alcott

Authority is not a quality one person "has," in the sense that he has property or physical qualities. Authority refers to an interpersonal relation in which one person looks upon another as somebody superior to him.

Erich Fromm

Words, as every one now knows, "mean" nothing by themselves, although the belief that they did ... was once equally universal. It is only when a thinker makes use of them that they stand for anything, or, in one sense, have "meaning."

Ogden & Richards

Yet human intelligence has another force, too: the sense of urgency that gives human smarts their drive. Perhaps our intelligence is not just ended by our mortality; to a great degree, it is our mortality.

Adam Gopnik

Parents, however old they and we may grow to be, serve among other things to shield us from a sense of our doom. As long as they are around, we can avoid the fact of our mortality; we can still be innocent children.

Jane Howard

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