Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
— Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence.
Sun Tzu commons quote

The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is.
— Samuel Butler

All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.
— Bob Dylan

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.
— Mark Twain