Never stop acquiring the commonsense, it is as good as the knowledge.
When interpreted as infallible, the truth claims of powerful institutions — whether religious or secular — tend to emphasise the fallibility of individuals and their subjective ethical intuitions; thus, undermining self-reliance, including people’s ability to make use of information they intuitively know is basically correct, based on their own experiences or simply common sense.
We must rely less on spreadsheets and funding formulas and more on common sense.
We are always trying to convert people to a belief in our own explanation of the universe. We think that the more people there are who believe as we do, the more certain it will be that what we believe is the truth. But it doesn’t work that way at all.
Yelling doesn’t get your point across, it only makes it louder.
You can catch more flies with honey than with sour milk
If you keep running into the same wall over and over again, turn.
Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to
If one divided all of human science into two parts – the one common to all men, the other particular to the learned – the latter would be quite small in comparison with the former. But we are hardly aware of what is generally attained, because it is attained without thought and even before the...
In science common sense is nonsense and nonsense is sense.
All of science is largely formalized common sense.
TO ALL MANKINDSpeak kind wordsto mankindand the unkindwill attack you.Speak common senseusing any of your senses,and you will be attacked bythe senseless.Speak truth,and you will be attacked bythe untruthful.Speak about absolutely nothing,and absolutely nothingwill speak back,but then nothing at allwill ever change.
It is true that our everyday view of the world is not quite naively realistic, but that is what it would like to be. Common-sense is naively realistic wherever it does not think that there is some positive reason why it should cease to be so. And this is so in the vast majority of...
When someone shows youwho they are,believe them the first time.
Better to shun the bait than struggle in the snare.
The common person fears to think beyond the common.
When we trust the makers of baby formula more than we do our own ability to nourish our babies, we lose a chance to claim an aspect of our power as women. Thinking that baby formula is as good as breast milk is believing that thirty years of technology is superior to three million years...
This battle for ‘common-sense’ gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, ‘gun control’ legislation. Good news – if you’re a crook.
Physics, my friend, is a narrow path drawn across a gulf that the human imagination cannot grasp. It is a set of answers to certain questions that we put to the world, and the world supplies the answers on the condition that we will not then ask it other questions, questions shouted out by common...