Quotes of Common

“ Myself when young did eagerly frequent doctor and saint, and heard great argument about it and about: but evermore came out by the same door as in I went. ”

- Omar Khayyam

“ We must overcome the notion that we must be regular...it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre. ”

- Uta Hagen

“ And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ The love boat has crashed against the everyday. ”

- Vladimir Mayakovsky

“ As long as war is regarded as wicked it will always have its fascinations. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. ”

- Angelique Arnauld

“ Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship. Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind. ”

- William Westmoreland

“ Be regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work. ”

- Gustave Flaubert

“ The public! the public! how many fools does it require to make the public? ”

- Thomas Chalmers

“ There are many scapegoats for our sins, but the most popular is providence. ”

- Mark Twain

“ A good listener is not someone with nothing to say. A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat. ”

- Katharine Whitehorn

“ Expressing anger is a form of public littering. ”

- Willard Gaylin

“ America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual intervention of civilization. ”

- Clarence Darrow

“ The universal order and the personal order are nothing but different expressions and manifestations of a common underlying principle. ”

- Marcus Aurelius

“ Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent. ”

- Aldous Huxley

“ The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. ”

- Charles Kuralt

“ Accustomed to the veneer of noise, to the shibboleths of promotion, public relations, and market research, society is suspicious of those who value silence. ”

- John Lahr

“ The common people of America display a quality of good common sense which is heartening to anyone who believes in the democratic process. ”

- George Gallup

“ Why level downward to our dullest perception always, and praise that as common sense? The commonest sense is the sense of men asleep, which they express by snoring. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ But the religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principle of resistance, it is the dissidence of dissent, and the protestantism of the Protestant religion. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ In recent years, China and Canada have had quite some discussions about human rights on the basis of mutual respect,... We affirm this constructive approach to human rights. ”

- Hu Jintao

“ Gross ignorance: 144 times worse than ordinary ignorance. ”

- Bennett Cerf

“ The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone. ”

- Pope John XXIII

“ Senator Kerry says he sees two Americas. It makes the whole thing mutual - America sees two John Kerrys. ”

- Dick Cheney

“ If advertising had a little more respect for the public, the public would have a lot more respect for advertising. ”

- James Randolph Adams

“ Drama lies in extreme exaggeration of the feelings, an exaggeration that dislocates flat everyday reality. ”

- Eugene Ionesco

“ The time is out of joint. O cursed spite that ever I was born to set it right! ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Methinks sometimes I have no more wit than a Christian or an ordinary man has. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ I had grown tired of standing in the lean and lonely front line facing the greatest enemy that ever confronted man — public opinion. ”

- Clarence Darrow
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