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Quote Author Cited
First feelings are always the most natural. Louis XIV
Mind is the great lever of all things; human thought is the process by which human ends are ultimately answered. Daniel Webster
Most of the time we do not know what we have learned till long after we learned it. John Brady Kiesling
When philosophic reason is clear and certain by intuition or necessary induction, no subsequent revelation supported by prophecies or miracles can supersede it. John Adams
A man's heart tells him his opportunities better than seven watchmen on a tower. Wisdom of Ben Sira
Upon subjects of government, it has always appeared to me that metaphysical refinements are out of place. A Constitution of government is addressed to the common sense of the people; and never was designed for trials of logical skill or visionary speculation. Joseph Story
What the founders of modern science ... had to do was to destroy one world and replace it by another. They had to reshape the framework of our intellect itself, to restate and to reform its concepts, to evolve a new approach to Being, a new concept of knowledge, and a new concept of science — and even to replace a pretty natural approach, that of common sense, by another which is not natural at all. Alexandre Koyre
I don't think morality can be decided on the private level. I think you need public guidance and public support for a moral consensus. The average person has to know instinctively, without thinking too much about it, how he should raise his children. Irving Kristol
My answer is Yes, but my judgment is No. Lyndon B. Johnson
We go to war, and then we look for the reasons…. George W. Bush is a classic example of a man whose mode of thinking is totally intuitive. He told us such. Daniel Kahneman
With every new idea, it takes a generation or two until it becomes obvious that there's no real problem. Richard P. Feynman
In many important contexts, especially those that are complex, new, or unfamiliar, you shouldn’t blink… and you really shouldn’t trust your gut. Cass Sunstein
Common sense is often common nonsense. There is much that we have learned from science that is counter-intuitive. Lewis D. Eigen
A feeling is not a fact. Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
I don’t think anything about Einstein’s theory because I don’t understand it. Thomas A. Edison