Sense Quotes

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

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

What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself.

Anna Jameson

The school made it very clear that women were entitled to positions of authority. That sense of entitlement allowed us to feel that we have a natural place in leadership in the world. That gave me a mental and emotional confidence.

Linda Vester

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
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