Sense Quotes

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

The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.

Tom Clancy

A sense of humor judges one's actions and the actions of others from a wider reference... it pardons shortcomings; it consoles failure. It recommends moderation.

Thornton Wilder

Marriage enlarges the scene of our happiness and of our miseries. A marriage of love is pleasant, of interest, easy, and where both meet, happy. A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason, and,

Joseph Addison

No man can be an agnostic who has a sense of humour.

E. M. Forster

The best defence against misguided arrogance is a keen sense of humour.

Kathryn L. Nelson

A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

A person without a sense of humour is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.

Henry Ward Beecher

If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex!

Kate Beckinsale
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