Quotes: Wisdom

(possibly knowing less but understanding more; utilizing common sense to an uncommon degree)

common sense (s) (noun) (usually only in the singular)
1. Sound practical judgment that is separate from specialized knowledge, training, etc.: Mike had common sense when he worked as a carpenter.
2. Practical judgment derived from experience rather than just from study alone: Marie used common sense when she went hiking during the summer by always carrying a bottle of water with her.
1. The ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; insight.
2. Common sense; good judgment.
3. The ability to make sensible decisions and judgments based on personal knowledge and experience.
4. The ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight.


A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
—Herb Cain in the San Francisco Chronicle

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