165 Sense Quotes to Inspire and Awaken Your Inner Wisdom

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Top 10 Sense Quotes (BEST)

  1. The senses, being the explorers of the world, open the way to knowledge. — Maria Montessori
  2. Much as we might wish to believe otherwise, universal love and the welfare of the species as a whole are concepts which simply do not make evolutionary sense. — Richard Dawkins
  3. All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason. — Immanuel Kant
  4. In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity. — Erik Erikson
  5. If you find it hard to laugh at yourself, I would be happy to do it for you. — Groucho Marx
  6. Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. — Ronald Reagan
  7. Curb your senses and your mind and see the Lord within your heart. — Adi Shankara
  8. A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity. — Dalai Lama
  9. So remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and hold on to that childlike wonder about what makes the universe exist. — Stephen Hawking
  10. A lot of people like to fool you and say that you're not smart if you never went to college, but common sense rules over everything. That's what I learned from selling crack. — Snoop Dogg

The Most Famous Sense Quotes

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All our knowledge begins with the senses... — Immanuel Kant

'Tis certain that our senses are extremely disproportioned for comprehending the whole compass and latitude of things. — John Wilkins

Our senses enable us to perceive only a minute portion of the outside world. — Nikola Tesla

The senses are gateways to the intelligence. There is nothing in the intelligence which did not first pass through the senses. — Aristotle

What the sense feeleth, what the spirit discerneth, hath never its end in itself. But sense and spirit would fain persuade thee that they are the end of all things: so vain are they. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing things as they ought to be. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Much learning does not teach sense. — Heraclitus

We don't exist unless we are deeply and sensually in touch with that which can be touched but not known. — D. H. Lawrence

I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown. — Jim Morrison

Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science. — Edwin Powell Hubble

Short Sense Quotes

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  • Nothing exists in the intellect that has not first gone through the senses. — Plutarch
  • Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning. — Jacques Barzun
  • Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five. — W. Somerset Maugham
  • One should practice much sense, not much learning. — Democritus
  • When our knowing exceeds our sensing, we will no longer be deceived by the illusions of our senses. — Walter Russell
  • Life, too, is senseless unless you know who you are, what you want, and which way the wind blows. — Ellen Raskin
  • Everybody picks up on the sensational things, but no one really gets it. — GG Allin
  • Thoughts are the shadows of our sensations -- always darker, emptier, simpler than these. — Friedrich Nietzsche
  • The senses do not deceive us, but the judgment does. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • The more abstract the truth you wish to teach, the more must you allure the senses to it. — Friedrich Nietzsche
Sense quote You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are.
You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are.

Dressing Sense Quotes

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Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself, reflects in his joy and sense of achievement the image of human dignity which is derived from a sense of independence. — Maria Montessori

To the Muslim woman, the hijab provides a sense of empowerment. It is a personal decision to dress modestly according to the command of a genderless Creator; to assert pride in self, and embrace one's faith openly, with independence and courageous conviction. — Randa Abdel-Fattah

I find my dress sense tends to be a bit of a mixture between high fashion and unique vintage pieces with a little bit of street trends. For example, I might find a really nice, suede dinner jacket that I'd wear with a basic plain white shirt and some chinos and a pair of Nike trainers. — Tinie Tempah

Sense quote Common sense is not so common.
Common sense is not so common.

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I adore the challenge of creating truly modern clothes, where a woman's personality and sense of self are revealed. I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman. — Vera Wang

A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to take it off of you. — Francoise Sagan

Sense quote The greatest results in life are usually attained by common sense and perseveran
The greatest results in life are usually attained by common sense and perseverance.

I don't want to be a silly temptress. I cannot see any sense in getting dressed up and doing nothing but tempting men in pictures. — Greta Garbo

Never,ever confuse what happens on a runway with fashion. A runway is spectacle. It's only fashion when a woman puts it on. Being well dressed hasn't much to do with having good clothes. It's a question of good balance and good common sense. — Oscar de la Renta

For me, dressing is always a question of principle, respect, a sense of order, not to disguise myself, even in rotten places. — Bernard-Henri Levy

I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being perfectly well dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sixth Sense Quotes

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Sixth sense, six pack, six degrees of separation / My evil third eye blinks with no hesitation — Ghostface Killah

But I think we are seeing a resurgence of the graphic ghost story like The Others, Devil's Backbone and The Sixth Sense. It is a return to more gothic atmospheric ghost storytelling. — Guillermo del Toro

We each have a sixth sense that is attuned to the oneness dimension in life, providing a means for us to guide our lives in accord with our ideas. — Henry Reed

Sense quote The world doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do.
The world doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do.

Don't ignore the five senses in search of a sixth. — Bruce Lee

Cameramen are among the most extraordinarily able and competent people I know. They have to have an insight into natural history that gives them a sixth sense of what the creature is going to do, so they can be ready to follow. — David Attenborough

Humans see what they want to see. — Rick Riordan

All women have a perception much more developed than men. So all women somehow, being repressed for so many millennia, they ended up by developing this sixth sense and contemplation and love. And this is something that we have a hard time to accept as part of our society. — Paulo Coelho

By the end of the war, I could pick out Jewish people almost as if I had a sixth sense about it, even if they had blue eyes and blond hair. I would have been a very valuable Gestapo person. — Diet Eman

Your sixth sense should be your first sense. — Sonia Choquette

Sense of place is the sixth sense, an internal compass and map made by memory and spatial perception together. — Rebecca Solnit

No Common Sense Quotes

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Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has. — Rene Descartes

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Common sense has no place in Quantum Mechanics. — Michio Kaku

There is no country in the world in which everything can be provided for by the laws, or in which political institutions can prove a substitute for common sense and public morality. — Alexis de Tocqueville

Common sense is like deodorant. The people who need it most never use it. — Bill Murray

One thing I have seen over and over again in life is that there is virtually no correlation between intelligence and common sense. IQ doesn't seem to translate that way. — Vincent Bugliosi

No chord in populism reverberates more strongly than the notion that the robust common sense of an unstained outsider is the best medicine for an ailing polity. Caligula doubtless got big cheers from the plebs when he installed his horse as proconsul. — Alexander Cockburn

Below the 40th latitude there is no law; below the 50th no god; below the 60th no common sense and below the 70th no intelligence whatsoever. — Kim Stanley

some people meet the way the sky meets the earth, inevitably, and there is no stopping or holding back their love. It exists in a finished world, beyond the reach of common sense. — Louise Erdrich

Often in this our life do we begin by cursing men and end by loving them. A sense of the common fallibility of all flesh makes us kin. No man is lovable who is invincible. — Neville Cardus

The laws against public nudity make no sense. The idea that Jerry Falwell can go topless while Cindy Crawford cannot is an absolute affront to logic, common sense and the 5000 year human struggle for aesthetic taste. — Peter McWilliams

Common Sense Quotes

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Not to sound corny, but intelligence is big. Everything fades, and everything can be modified. But intelligence is something you cant fake. Im not even talking about whether you can read a thesaurus backwards. But there is a beauty in common sense. — Wale

There is a longing among all people and creatures to have a sense of purpose and worth. To satisfy that common longing in all of us we must respect each other. — Chief Dan George

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Common sense is not so common. — Voltaire

We can have paid family and medical leave. We can make public colleges and universities tuition-free. These are not revolutionary, radical ideas. They're kind of common sense. — Bernie Sanders

For pride is spiritual cancer: it eats up the very possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense. — C. S. Lewis

Simplicity and common sense should characterize planning and strategic direction. — Ingvar Kamprad

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. — Gertrude Stein

If we lived in a state where virtue was profitable, common sense would make us saintly. But since we see that avarice, anger, pride and stupidity commonly profit far beyond charity, modesty, justice and thought, perhaps we must stand fast a little, even at the risk of being heroes. — Thomas More

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Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. — Albert Einstein

Conservation is the application of common sense to the common problems for the common good. — Gifford Pinchot

Make Sense Quotes

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We just have to convince other people that they have power. This is what they can do by participating to make change, not only in their community, but many times changing in their own lives. Once they participate, they get their sense of power. — Dolores Huerta

You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. — Rick Warren

There's gon' be some stuff you gon' see that's gon' make it hard to smile in the future. But through whatever you see, through all the rain and the pain, you gotta keep your sense of humor. You gotta be able to smile through all this bullshit. Remember that. — Tupac Shakur

Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and keep reminding your self that everything happens for a reason. — John Mayer

Choice is not a form of freedom in the sense of the word; choice is the act of hesitation that occurs before making a decision. — Alan Watts

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. — Melody Beattie

The strengthening of behavior which results from reinforcement is appropriately called 'conditioning'. In operant conditioning we 'strengthen' an operant in the sense of making a response more probable or, in actual fact, more frequent. — B. F. Skinner

It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. — Mark Twain

People believe those fairytales about falling in love at first sight at the bus, subway, or at the streets. But it doesn’t make sense how they’d laugh at the ones who fell in love at first sight through TV screens. Loving a celebrity IS a type of love. Love is fair to everyone. — Tablo

Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man! Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious injury as a price to live free, makes no sense. — Ron Paul

Sense Of Self Quotes

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We suffer much agony because we try to get from people what only God can give us, which is a sense of worth and value. Look to God for what you need, not to people. — Joyce Meyer

The sense of identity provides the ability to experience one's self as something that has continuity and sameness, and to act accordingly. — Erik Erikson

Once a week, I like to slip into a deep existential depression where I lose all my sense of oneness and self-worth. — Bo Burnham

Our sense of being a person can come from being drawn into a wide social unit; our sense of selfhood can arise through the little ways in which we resist the pull. Our status is backed by the solid buildings of the world, while our sense of personal identity often resides in the cracks — Erving Goffman

If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. — Fred Rogers

This self-respect and sense of self-worth, the innermost armament of the soul, lies at the heart of humanness; to be deprived of it is to be dehumanized, to be cleaved from, and cast below, mankind. — Laura Hillenbrand

Either melt by devotion the sense of separateness, or burn it by knowledge-for what is it that melts or burns? Only that which by its nature can be melted or burnt; namely the idea that something other than your Self exists. What will happen then? You come to know your Self. — Anandamayi Ma

Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility and commitment. — Ross Perot

By breaking down our sense of self-importance, all we lose is a parasite that has long infected our minds. What we gain in return is freedom, openness of mind, spontaneity, simplicity, altruism: all qualities inherent in happiness. — Matthieu Ricard

You can exist without your soul, you know, as long as your brain and heart are still working. But you’ll have no sense of self anymore, no memory, no . . . anything. There’s no chance at all of recovery. You’ll just — exist. As an empty shell. And your soul is gone forever . . . lost. — J. K. Rowling

Sense Of Humor Quotes

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Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age. Humor has a tremendous place in this sordid world. It's more than just a matter of laughing. If you can see things out of whack, then you can see how things can be in whack. — Dr. Seuss

Life has three rules: Paradox, Humor, and Change. - Paradox: Life is a mystery; don't waste your time trying to figure it out. - Humor: Keep a sense of humor, especially about yourself. It is a strength beyond all measure - Change: Know that nothing ever stays the same. — Dan Millman

I would say that I'm a nonviolent soldier. In place of weapons of violence, you have to use your mind, your heart, your sense of humor, every faculty available to you...because no one has the right to take the life of another human being. — Joan Baez

Good planning is important. I've also regarded a sense of humor as one of the most important things on a big expedition. When you're in a difficult or dangerous situation, or when you're depressed about the chances of success, someone who can make you laugh eases the tension. — Edmund Hillary

Confidence is at the root of so many attractive qualities - a sense of humor, a sense of style, a willingness to be who you are no matter what anyone else might think or say. — Wentworth Miller

'Understanding' art is like having a sense of humour - if you don't have one, no amount of explanation is going to make you laugh. — Michael Craig-Martin

Whatever you see you gotta keep a sense of humor; you gotta be able to smile through all the bullshit. — Tupac Shakur

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. — William James

When a comic becomes enamored with his own views and foists them off on the public in a polemic way, he loses not only his sense of humor but his value as a humorist. — Johnny Carson

Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives. — Robert Collier

Sense Of Wonder Quotes

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The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering. Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in their life. — Jaggi Vasudev

Actors should arouse a sense of wonder because of their ability to exceed what the spectators can envision ever being able to do. — Jerzy Grotowski

It is very important for young people keep their sense of wonder and keep asking why. — Stephen Hawking

I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. — Bill Bryson

The pyramid shape is said to hold many secrets and amazing properties. One of them is a sense of wonder. — Vera Nazarian

The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep. — Marc Chagall

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature. — Rachel Carson

To romanticize the world is to make us aware of the magic, mystery and wonder of the world; it is to educate the senses to see the ordinary as extraordinary, the familiar as strange, the mundane as sacred, the finite as infinite. — Novalis

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If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder. — Ray Bradbury

Witchcraft is, and was, not... for everyone. Unless you have an attraction to the occult, a sense of wonder, a feeling that you can slip for a few minutes out of the world into the world of faery, it is of no use to you. — Gerald Gardner

Sense Of Responsibility Quotes

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Bringing nature into the classroom can kindle a fascination and passion for the diversity of life on earth and can motivate a sense of responsibility to safeguard it. — David Attenborough

Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education. — Rudolf Steiner

The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority. — Stanley Milgram

The responsibility of an architect is to create a sense of order, a sense of place, a sense of relationship. — Richard Meier

Every society needs educated people, but the primary responsibility of educated people is to bring wisdom back into the community and make it available to others so that the lives they are leading make sense. — Vine Deloria Jr.

We had people of all backgrounds coming together - all races, all creeds, all colors, all status in life. And coming together there was a kind of quiet dignity and a kind of sense of caring and a feeling of joint responsibility. — Dorothy Height

Sound morals, religious liberty, and a just sense of religious responsibility are essentially connected with all true and lasting happiness. — William Henry Harrison

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life. — Dalai Lama

Love has an immense ability to help heal the devastating wounds that life sometimes deals us. Love also enhances our sense of connection to the larger world. Loving responsiveness is the foundation of a truly compassionate, civilized society. — Sue Johnson

I'm a pessimist. But I'm a pessimist with a sense of responsibility. — Maynard James Keenan

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More Sense Quotes

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Sense quote by Alexander Hamilton

Ambition without principle never was long under the guidance of good sense. — Alexander Hamilton

Sense quote by Alan Watts

To come to your senses you have to go out of your mind. — Alan Watts

Sense quote by Emily Dickinson

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough. — Emily Dickinson

Sense quote by Doug Coupland

Blame is just a lazy person's way of making sense of chaos. — Doug Coupland

Sense quote by Jim Rohn

Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value. — Jim Rohn

Sense quote by Paul Walker

My philosophy is: If you can't have fun, there's no sense in doing it. — Paul Walker

Sense quote by Lahiri Mahasaya

Our eagerness for worldly activity kills in us the sense of spiritual awe — Lahiri Mahasaya

Sense quote by Francois de la Rochefoucauld

All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense. — Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Sense quote by Theodosius Dobzhansky

Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution. — Theodosius Dobzhansky

Sense quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you. — Neil deGrasse Tyson

Sense quote by Lady Gaga

In a sense I portray myself in a very androgynous way, and I love androgyny. — Lady Gaga

Sense quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Sense quote by Euripides

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. — Euripides

Sense quote by Antal Szerb

The sense of impending disaster hung over the garden like a chandelier. — Antal Szerb

Sense quote by Donald Woods Winnicott

Play like dreams serves the function of self realization. — Donald Woods Winnicott

Sense quote by Paul Smith

Stop making sense. Logic is predictable. Think differently. — Paul Smith

Sense quote by Wayne Thiebaud

If we don't have a sense of humor, we lack a sense of perspective — Wayne Thiebaud

Sense quote by Matthew Arnold

The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next. — Matthew Arnold

Sense quote by John Burroughs

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. — John Burroughs

Just as a stone, a tree, a straw, grain, a mat, a cloth, a pot, and so on, when burned, are reduced to earth (from which they came), so the body and its sense organs, on being burned in the fire of Knowledge, become Knowledge and are absorbed in Brahman, like darkness in the light of the sun. — Adi Shankara

The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds. — Gerald G. Jampolsky

True happiness comes from having a sense of inner peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved by cultivating altruism, love and compassion, and by eliminating anger, selfishness and greed. — Dalai Lama

I have the best roommates in the world! It creates a fun sense of family... and that's really important to me. Things can get so lonely without it. — Kristen Bell

I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom. — Edgar Allan Poe

Leadership is about setting a direction. It's about creating a vision, empowering and inspiring people to want to achieve the vision, and enabling them to do so with energy and speed through an effective strategy. In its most basic sense, leadership is about mobilizing a group of people to jump into a better future. — John P. Kotter

There is a thing about beauty. Beauty is always associated with the male fantasy of what the female body is. I don’t think there is anything wrong with beauty. It’s just what women think is beautiful can be different. And there can be a beauty in individualism. If there is a wart or a scar, this can be beautiful, in a sense, when you paint it. — Jenny Saville

What children can do with the assistance of others might be in some sense even more indicative of their mental development than what they can do alone — Lev S. Vygotsky

In Conclusion

Sense quotes also emphasize the significance of emotional intelligence and intuition in our decision-making process. They encourage us to listen to our inner voice and follow our gut feelings when it comes to making choices and judgments. These quotes highlight the power of senses in guiding us towards the truth and helping us make sense of our experiences. They remind us to stay connected with our senses, be mindful of our surroundings, and be open to new perspectives in order to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world we live in.

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