Sense Quotes

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

The Bacchae


The Bacchae

It does good to no woman to be flattered [by a man] who does not intend to marry her; and it is madness in all women to let a secret love kindle within them, which, if unreturned and unknown, must devour the life that feeds it; and, if discovered and responded to, must lead, ignis-fatuus-like, into miry wilds whence there is no extrication.

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë Brontë

Jane Eyre

Far be it from me to ever let my common sense get in the way of my stupidity. I say we press on.

I like the relaxed way in which the Japanese approach religion. I think of myself as basically a moral person, but I'm definitely not religious, and I'm very tired of the preachiness and obsession with other people's behavior characteristic of many religious people in the United States. As far as I could tell, there's nothing preachy about Buddhism. I was in a lot of temples, and I still don't know what Buddhists believe, except that at one point Kunio said 'If you do bad things, you will be reborn as an ox.'
This makes as much sense to me as anything I ever heard from, for example, the Reverend Pat Robertson.

Dave Barry Does Japan

Dave Barry Alan Zweibel

Dave Barry Does Japan

A sense of humour is the only divine quality of man

Divine    God    Houmor    Humour    Man    Sense

The quiet sense of something lost

Lost    Quiet    Sense

A fool with a heart and no sense is just as unhappy as a fool with sense and no heart.

The Idiot

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Idiot
Fools    Heart    Sense

It all made perfect sense, and at the same time, nothing seemed to make sense at all.

Any war that requires the suspension of reason as a necessity for support is a bad war.

I am not a genius, I am just curious. I ask many questions. and when the answer is simple, then God is answering.

Words are like Leaves; and where they most abound,
Much Fruit of Sense beneath is rarely found.

An Essay On Criticism

Alexander Pope

An Essay On Criticism

University can teach you skill and give you opportunity, but it can't teach you sense, nor give you understanding. Sense and understanding are produced within one's soul.

I don't want to rule the universe. I just think it could be more sensibly organised.

Young girls are like helpless children in the hands of amorous men, whatever is said to them is true and whatever manipulation on their bodies seems like love to them, sooner or later, they come back to their senses, but the scars are not dead inasmuch as her spoiler lives.

Amorous    Amorous men    Beauty    Bodies    Body    Children    Corruption    Daughters    Discover    Discovering    Falling    Female    Girls    Immaturity    Immoral    Immorality    Lecher    Lecherous    Love    Lust    Lustful    Manipulate    Manipulation    Maturity    Men    Michael bassey johnson    Naive    Puberty    Pubescence    Scars    Sense    Senses    Sex    Sexual abuse    Sexual intercourse    Sexy    Vagina    Woman    Women    Woo

Sometimes one is guided by what they say of themselves, and very frequently by what other people say of them, without giving oneself time to deliberate and judge."
-Elinor Dashwood

But maybe it's what the world needs. A little less sense, and a little more faith.

If you try to use your head to think about things, people don't want to have anything to do with you

If you want sense, you'll have to make it yourself.

Cats cant speak, that's common sense.

Bleach    Cats    Common    Sense    Speak    Yoruichi

I don't understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open and put them on cholesterol lowering drugs for the rest of their lives.

It's my red hair that interferes with my good sense. All that color so close to my brain, it plum disorients me most days.

Humor    Redheads    Sense

Humans don’t make sense.
If you’re only now learning that, Kaladin said, then you haven’t been paying attention.

Attention    Humans    Kaladin    Sense    Syl

One man’s nonsense is another man’s sense.

If the phone doesn't ring, it's me.

Beyond the Wild Wood comes the Wild World," said the Rat. "And that's something that doesn't matter, either to you or to me. I've never been there, and I'm never going, nor you either, if you've got any sense at all.

If you lose your integrity, you will also lose your identity, your sensitivity and your dignity. Integrity is honesty, modesty and security in all kinds of weather. It should be our priority!

Decency    Decent    Dignity    Directive    Diretion    Don t lie    Don t tell lies    Fame    Food for thought    Honesty    Honour    Identity    Insecure    Insecurity    Integrity    Israelmore ayivor    Kinds    Kinds of    Liar    Lie    Lose    Lost    Modest    Modesty    Obey    Pride    Priority    Secure    Security    Sense    Sensitive    Sensitivity    Tell the truth    Truth    Truthful    Weather

To recognize bullshit,
nose is better than ear.

Bullshit    Ear    Nonsense    Nose    Recognize    Sense

Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.

Not every person wants the prettiest, smartest, talented or spiritually uplifting person to build a life with. Sometimes we just want that special someone that makes sense, puts up with us, has patience, comes without drama, gives us focus and is willing to run with our half-baked ideas.

A story must be judged according to whether it
makes sense
. And 'making sense' must be here understood in its most direct meaning: to make sense is
to enliven the senses.
A story that makes sense is one that stirs the senses from their slumber, one that opens the eyes and the ears to their real surroundings, tuning the tongue to the actual tastes in the air and sending chills of recognition along the surface of the skin. To
make sense
is to release the body from the constraints imposed by outworn ways of speaking, and hence to renew and rejuvenate one's felt awareness of the world. It is to make the senses wake up to where they are.

You want to tell a story? Grow a heart. Grow two. Now, with the second heart, smash the first one into bits. Gross, right? A bloody pulpy liquid mess. Look at it, try to make sense of it. Realize you can't. Because there is no sense. Ask your computer to print out a list of every lie you have ever told. Ask yourself how much of the universe you have ever really seen. Look in the mirror. Are you sure you're you? Are you sure you didn't slip out of yourself in the middle of the night, and someone else slipped into you, without you or you or any of you even noticing?

If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.

End    Forever    Meaning    Reality    Sense

I can't make sense out of that girl," he said to the bard, "Can you?"
"Never mind," Fflewddur said, "We aren't really expected to.

The Book of Three

Lloyd Alexander

The Book of Three
Eilonwy    Expectations    Girls    Men    Men and women    Sense    Taran

Anya looked upon Nin admirably. Having him as a partner-in-crime—if only on this one occasion, which she hoped would only be the start of something more—was more revitalizing than the cheap thrills of a cookie-cutter shallow, superficial romance, where the top priority was how beautiful a person was on the outside.

I never cared so much about making perfect sense. I wanted to make perfect nonsense. I wanted to tell jokes, but I didn't give a fuck about the punchline.

We are all human, and our senses are quicker to prompt us than our reason. Every man gives off a scent, and that scent tells you how to act before your head does.

Τὰ εἰς ἑαυτόν

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Τὰ εἰς ἑαυτόν
Humanity    Reason    Scent    Sense    Thought

Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation; all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not; but superstition dismounts all these, and erecteth an absolute monarchy in the minds of men. Therefore atheism did never perturb states; for it makes men wary of themselves, as looking no further: and we see the times inclined to atheism (as the time of Augustus Cæsar) were civil times. But superstition hath been the confusion of many states, and bringeth in a new primum mobile, that ravisheth all the spheres of government. The master of superstition is the people; and in all superstition wise men follow fools; and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reversed order.

Argument    Atheism    Augustus caesar    Caesar    Civil    Confusion    Government    Laws    Master    Monarchy    Morality    Natural piety    Philosophy    Piety    Practice    Religion    Reputation    Sense    Superstition    Virtue    Wise

Never mistake the uncomfortable feeling of insecurity and the fear of the unknown with the Holy Ghost’s promptings. Sometimes those feelings are simply Satan keeping you stuck where you are because he knows you will have a half-life there. He knows that you will spend half of your life disconnected, discontented and convincing your mind of what its heart will never accept. He knows when you have settled, gave up and didn’t try. Inaction is his greatest weapon, while regret is his second.

Anger    Choices    Comfort    Commonsense    Confusion    Decisions    Direction    Disappointment    Divorce    Fear    Feeling    Feeling the spirit    Found    Freedom    Full potential    Giving up    Goals    God    God s gift    God s plan    Guardian angel    Healing    Hearing    Holy ghost    Inaction    Knowing    Legacy    Life missions    Listening    Living    Lost    Marriage    Messages    Passions    Path    Potential    Prayer    Promptings    Relationships    Satan    Scared    Seeing    Self propelled    Sense    Settling    Stayingpositiveu com    Understanding    Vision

...but that was the thing about reality. It didn't need to make sense.

Logic    Paradox    Reality    Sense

I am mad, I am going under, I must follow the advice of a friend, and pay no heed to myself.

Life is a story. Why do we die? Because we live. Why do we live? Because our Maker opened His mouth and began to tell a story.

God    Life    Sense    Story

Mothers were much too sharp. They were like dogs. Buster always sensed when anything was out of the ordinary, and so did mothers. Mothers and dogs both had a kind of second sight that made them see into people's minds and know when anything unusual was going on.

Dogs    Mothers    Sense    Sharp

When a candidate for public office faces the voters he does not face men of sense; he faces a mob of men whose chief distinguishing mark is the fact that they are quite incapable of weighing ideas, or even of comprehending any save the most elemental — men whose whole thinking is done in terms of emotion, and whose dominant emotion is dread of what they cannot understand. So confronted, the candidate must either bark with the pack or be lost... All the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum. The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

Comprehension    Democracy    Emotion    Government    Mob    Moron    Politics    President    Public office    Sense    Vote    White house

Erase the parts that make me unhappy. I guess that means emphasizing the parts that do.

Sense entered into a short, violent skirmish with instinct and inclination, and was overwhelmed.

The Cuckoo's Calling

Robert Galbraith

The Cuckoo's Calling

When I feel the beauty in words,
I am sensing the logic of heart.

Beauty    Life    Logic of heart    Sense    Words

Nay, Sir, it was not the WINE that made your head ache, but the SENSE that I put into it'
'What, Sir! will sense make the head ache?'
'Yes, Sir, (with a smile,) when it is not used to it.

Sense    Wine

We must remember that there is a great difference between a myth and a miracle. A myth is the idealization of a fact. A miracle is the counterfeit of a fact. There is the same difference between a myth and a miracle that there is between fiction and falsehood -- between poetry and perjury. Miracles belong to the far past and the far future. The little line of sand, called the present, between the seas, belongs to common sense to the natural.

Common    Ingersoll    Poetry    Present    Reason    Robert    Sand    Sea    Sense

The mind is more sensible than heart, if you are sure listen to your heart, if you are confuse listen to your mind.

Sympathies that lie too deep for words, too deep almost for thoughts, are touched, at such times, by other charms than those which the senses feel and which the resources of expression can realise.

The Woman in White

Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White
Charm    Charms    Deep    Expression    Feel    Feelings    Feels    Realize    Resources    Sense    Senses    Sympathies    Sympathy    Thought    Thoughts    Time    Times    Touch    Words


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