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Sensible Quotes by Harold Brodkey, Russell Baker, Jack Lemmon, Warren Buffett, Hippocrates, Jeanette Winterson and many others.

I am sensible of the velocity of the moments, and entering that part of my head alert to the motion of the world I am aware that life was never perfect, never absolute. This bestows contentment, even a fearlessness.
Harold Brodkey
Goat cheese… produced a bizarre eating era when sensible people insisted that this miserable cheese produced by these miserable creatures reared on miserable hardscrabble earth was actually superior to the magnificent creamy cheeses of the noblest dairy animals bred in the richest green valleys of the earth.
Russell Baker
If I’d been bright, I’d have realized that I was horribly uncomfortable, amazingly frustrated, and like any sensible person, I’d have quit. But it never occurred to me that I wouldn’t be successful eventually.
Jack Lemmon
A low-cost index fund is the most sensible equity investment for the great majority of investors. My mentor, Ben Graham, took this position many years ago, and everything I have seen since convinces me of its truth.
Warren Buffett
A sensible man ought to think about that well being is the best of human blessings, and find out how by his personal thought to derive profit from his sicknesses.
I have noticed that doing the sensible thing is only a good idea when the decision is quite small. For the life-changing things, you must risk it.
Jeanette Winterson
I remember asking my mother if she believed in reincarnation and she said that that sounded very sensible, and I thought, yes, it does to me too. So I always believed in it. I can’t remember when I didn’t.
Tenzin Palmo
India is known for its sobriety and wisdom, balanced and sensible thinking. We need strong institutions and we need good governance in the country.
Pratibha Patil
If we’re going to make a politically responsible and a scientifically sensible claim it should not be stop the world exactly where it is because that’s not possible. It has to be to decide what kind of world do we as human beings want to live in.
Richard Lewontin
If someone appears on television and makes a comment, and we quote that comment, we are being accurate. But are we actually being sensible if we don’t know if that comment is based on any facts whatsoever? It is something that journalists have to be much more aware of.
Gavin Esler
I wanted to lose weight, but rather than going about it the sensible way, I pretty much stopped eating.
Tom Fletcher
I’m in favour of a sensible development of response units and their deployment in any circumstance where there may be a risk to the officers themselves or the neighbourhood they’re in. I’m not in favour of a blanket arming of the police.
David Blunkett
No person can be more deeply sensible than myself of the danger of entangling alliances with any foreign nation. That we should avoid such alliances has become a maxim of our policy consecrated by the most venerated names which adorn our history and sanctioned by the unanimous voice of the American people.
James K. Polk
Repudiating the sensible world, which he neither sees himself nor believes from those who have, the Peripatetic joins combat by childish quibbling in a world on paper, and denies the Sun shines because he himself is blind.
Johannes Kepler
I’d been spending way too much money. I wasn’t very sensible. I got to the point where I couldn’t afford to even pay the mortgage.
Chesney Hawkes
Nature conservation is not a luxury, it is a necessity! It not wise or sensible to continue to destroy your environment if you want to have a sound, stable, healthy and prosperous Egypt whether now or in the future.
Mindy Baha El Din
The look she gave me reminded me of when is was seven and I’d proudly informed out housekeeper that I’d donated half my clothing to a charity drive at school. It had seemed perfectly sensible to me-I didn’t need so much stuff-but she’d stared at me like Margaret was now, with a mix of horror and disbelief.
Kelley Armstrong
If a quote of two individuals looks identical or almost similar to make it difficult to know as who said it first to be Mr. Right, then it is perhaps sensible to give credit for the same to one who travels in life light by choice and not compulsions than other who is too eager to board on a success flight.
Every sensible banker understands that Greece should not have received any more money: a bankrupt state that can never be expected to repay loans is not a good debtor.
Yanis Varoufakis
Putting yourself in danger just to meet me or talk to me is not a sensible idea.
Shaheer Sheikh
Mathematics is an interesting intellectual sport but it should not be allowed to stand in the way of obtaining sensible information about physical processes.
Richard Hamming
For, in truth, an image is only dead matter shaped by the craftsman’s hand. But we have no sensible image of sensible matter, but an image that is perceived by the mind alone: God, who alone is truly God.
Clement of Alexandria
51% of the French people – who are not very religious – were thinking that what “Charlie Hebdo” did was unwise. They aren’t asking for a law to prevent Charlie Hebdo from publishing caricatures, but they are calling on its editors to be a bit more sensible.
Tariq Ramadan
Life’s full of lots of dream-stealers always telling you you need to do something more sensible. I think it doesn’t matter what your dream is, just fight the dream-stealers and hold onto it.
Bear Grylls
No really sensible person ever remembers enough poetry to recite it.
E. W. Howe
I would like to be part of sensible cinema, irrespective of whether it is a commercial or niche film, but it doesn’t always pan out like that.
Radhika Apte
I don’t think that experience is a very useful or convincing attribute for a sensible foreign policy. Henry Kissinger had a lot of experience.
Noam Chomsky
I don’t think I have reached that stage where I can evaluate my career. I still have a long way to go. All I wish for now is to make sensible moves and to choose wisely. It doesn’t matter if there are gaps between films, as long as the ones I do give me the satisfaction of having done something good.
Nivin Pauly
Getting a tattoo is arguably one of the most insane decisions a sensible human can make.
Jenna Wortham
Really, he thought, if you couldn’t trust a poet to offer sensible advice, who could you trust?
Neil Gaiman
It is quite sensible for them to sit back and see where they are.
Paul Ashworth
EFFECT, n. The second of two phenomena which always occur together in the same order. The first, called a Cause, is said to generate the other-which is no more sensible than it would be for one who has never seen a dog except in pursuit of a rabbit to declare the rabbit the cause of the dog.
Ambrose Bierce
Although it is hard to see why any sensible authority would feel threatened by the peaceful expression of one’s point of view, there is a long history of trying to repress subversive depictions of political figures – back in the 19th century, for example, France’s King Louis Philippe was depicted as a piece of fruit.
Nazanin Boniadi
Every sane and sensible and quiet thing we do is absolutely ignored by the press.
Bertrand Russell
Creativity is not and never has been sensible.
Julia Cameron
If you wish information and improvement from the knowledge of others, and yet at the same time express yourself as firmly fix’d in your present opinions, modest, sensible men, who do not love disputation, will probably leave you undisturbed in the possession of your error.
Benjamin Franklin
My best hope is that Libya turns into a peaceful, sensible country that has all the things my father and lots of others have been calling for: independence of the courts and press, a protected and democratic constitution, with different parties involved in a healthy and open debate.
Hisham Matar
We are more sensible of what is done against custom than against nature.
Vada Chennai’ is a proper mainstream film, told in a sensible way.
On the earth, even in the darkest night, the light never wholly abandons his rule. It is diffused and subtle, but little as may remain, the retina of the eye is sensible of it.
Jules Verne
The wolf sniffed beneath the door to be sure this was a human cottage. The scent was undeniable. No pigs, except in bacon form. The wolf thought bacon form was a very sensible way for pigs to behave.
Vivian Vande Velde
Whoever’s calm and sensible is insane!
In short, if we wish to see anything sensible done about the situation, we will clearly have to do it ourselves.
Patricia C. Wrede
I would consider myself conservative but sensible and pragmatic.
Victor Mitchell
I will keep a substantial long exposure to gold — which serves as a Jelly Donut antidote for my portfolio. While I’d love for our leaders to adopt sensible policies that would reduce the tail risks so that I could sell our gold, one nice thing about gold is that it doesn’t even have quarterly conference calls.
David Einhorn
It would probably be very sensible to be in love with someone who was not in the arts and who wasn’t so prone to ups and downs. When I think of people who aren’t in the arts, I immediately think of politicians for some reason, and I would never want to be with a politician.
Anjelica Huston
I regard it as the foremost task of education to insure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self denial, and above all, compassion
Kurt Hahn
Sensible people get the greater part of their own dying done during their own lifetime
Samuel Butler
We need only reflect on what has been prov’d at large, that we are never sensible of any connexion betwixt causes and effects, and that ’tis only by our experience of their constant conjunction, we can arrive at any knowledge of this relation.
David Hume
That strategy of buy and hold, which is the sound and sensible one for the individual, can have very dangerous and perverse effects for the market as a whole.
Ron Chernow
As human beings, our only sensible scale of values is one based on lessening the agony of existence.
H. P. Lovecraft
Banning pre-poll surveys is certainly no answer in today’s world. Sensitising the public and the media as to the good, bad, and desirable aspects of survey research is more sensible than that.
N. Bhaskara Rao
As an employer, we’re not – let’s face it: most of us don’t employ men as nannies. Most of us don’t. Now you can call that sexist; I call that cautious and very sensible when you look at the stats. Your odds are stacked against you if you employ a man.
Andrea Leadsom
I really believe that beauty comes from health – sensible eating and exercise.
Dita Von Teese
When you turn 18 in the United States, you should be automatically registered to vote. Ideally, this sensible reform would be a federal law affecting all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and American territories, but our federal government stopped being sensible a very long time ago.
Shaun King
There is certainly no formula of making a successful film, but there are means to make a sensible film.
Dimple Kapadia
A single woman, of good fortune, is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as any body else.
Jane Austen
There is just no sensible, logical reason why we would not make use of stem cell research.
Arlen Specter
The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you refuse to change your job (if you don’t like it), the only sensible thing you can do is practice loving it every day.
Wayne Dyer
In life courtesy and self-possession, and in the arts style, are the sensible impressions of the free mind, for both arise out of a deliberate shaping of all things and from never being swept away, whatever the emotion into confusion or dullness.
William Butler Yeats
If you tell me I’m sensible in addition to normal and wise, I’m going to punch you in the stomach.
Nora Roberts
I think most Americans would agree that we need sensible solutions that fix our immigration system and deal humanely with aspiring citizens currently in our country. At the same time, these solutions must increase the security of our borders.
Linda Sanchez
Everyone knew that fat had become the new cancer, yet they bellyached about the dieting hysteria and applauded the “real” women’s body. As though doing no exercise and being overfed was some kind of sensible mold.
Jo Nesbo
Statesmen and beauties are very rarely sensible of the gradations of their decay.
Lord Chesterfield
I think Pro Tools is pretty analogous to how people composed music on tape back in the 70s, taking little fragments of things and saying, ‘How can we organize these in a sensible way’?
Keith Fullerton Whitman
See it all. See it fairly. Be truthful, be sensible and be careful with language. When nothing depends on man, everything depends on him.
Henry Grunwald
Here we were supposedly changing the world for the better in the Sixties, but as we get 40 years further down the line, we realise that some of those changes such as the drugs probably weren’t all that great or sensible. It was all about social experiments.
Steve Winwood
The people of Chicago have made it very clear that they favor sensible restrictions on gun ownership.
Mike Quigley
All sensible Army people turned gas warfare down as being utterly insane since, in view of your superiority in the air, it would not be long before it would bring the most terrible catastrophe upon German cities, which were completely unprotected.
Albert Speer
I do not know whether it ought to be so, but certainly silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.В  Wickedness is always wickedness, but folly is not always folly.
Jane Austen
I just knew I would be a writer. It just seemed the only sensible thing to do.
Jane Gardam
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared.
Baron de Montesquieu
I’ve had good publishers and bad publishers, and you’ve got to learn when the advice is sensible and when it’s not.
Dean Koontz
The power of divorce can be given only to those who feel the inconveniences of marriage, and who are sensible of the moment when it is for their interest to make them cease.
Baron de Montesquieu
There is nothing by which men display their character so much as in what they consider ridiculous… Fools and sensible men are equally innocuous. It is in the half fools and the half wise that the great danger lies.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is much more sensible to be an optimist instead of a pessimist, for if one is doomed to disappointment, why experience it in advance?
Barbara Mertz
I’m not dying for everyone to hear everything we do. Forty minutes every two years is sensible.
Stephen Malkmus
Augustus was sensible that mankind is governed by names; nor was he deceived in his expectation, that the senate and people would submit to slavery, provided they were respectfully assured that they still enjoyed their ancient freedom.
Edward Gibbon
Punching your weight is one of boxing’s most sensible rules. It’s a handy one to abide by whether your battles lie in or out of a ring.
Brin-Jonathan Butler
This is what the Church is said to want, not party men, but sensible, temperate, sober, well-judging persons, to guide it through the channel of no-meaning, between the Scylla and Charybdis of Aye and no.
John Henry Newman
I wish the women’s rights folks would be more sensible. I think women have a great deal to learn, before they are fit to vote.
Ellen Swallow Richards
Our mass media have little difficulty in selling particular interests as those of all sensible men. The political needs of society become individual needs and aspirations, their satisfaction promotes business and the commonweal, and the whole appeals to be the very embodiment of Reason.
Herbert Marcuse
Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an esthetic end.
Milan Kundera
To err is human; to forgive people and yourself for poor behavior is to be sensible and realistic.
Albert Ellis
Ignore death up to the last moment; then, when it can’t be ignored any longer, have yourself squirted full of morphia and shuffle off in a coma. Thoroughly sensible, humane and scientific, eh?
Aldous Huxley
Sensible men no longer belive in miracles; they were invented by priests to humbug the peasants.
Alfonso X of Castile
The public’s appetite for what sensible newspapers call ‘personality journalism’ and what I call gossip is insatiable. It will never, ever stop growing because everybody dreams.
Robin Leach
Don’t condemn the gangbangers, they’ve got guns that are trafficked, that are not enforced, that are straw purchased and they come into places even that have strong gun laws. Why? Because we don’t have sensible gun legislation.
Sheila Jackson Lee
I’m just part of a tradition of people who aren’t pleased. I would never think anyone else who has the same attitude was getting it from me. I’d just think they’re… sensible.
Jack Dee
The way I see it there are two types of people. Those stupid enough to get ripped off by people selling ringtones and those sensible enough to set up ringtone selling services.
Claire Weekes
The only sensible person is my tailor. He measures me anew each time he sees me.
George Bernard Shaw
When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves that he isn’t a man of action. Action is a lack of balance. In order to act you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.
James A. Baldwin
In markets, there are times when you are looking for what makes sense. At other times, you are looking for what you can do that is sensible versus constraints and uncertainties.
Lloyd Blankfein
I don’t have the songwriter’s obligatory sob story. My sister and I both had a very happy, normal childhood and we’ve turned into sensible adults.
Amy Macdonald
Most educated people are not set up to listen or change their minds about politics, however sensible they are in other fields.
Dominic Cummings
Among the multitude of scholars and authors, we feel no hallowing presence; we are sensible of a knack and skill rather than of inspiration; they have a light, and know not whence it comes, and call it their own; their talent is some exaggerated faculty, some overgrown member, so that their strength is a disease.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We need sensible people in the system, who are honest and passionate about the country and will not fall pray to corruption.
Manini Mishra
Of all questions, why? is the least pertinent. It begs the question; it assumes the larger part of its own response; to wit, that a sensible response exists.
Jack Vance
Every sensible man, every honest man, must hold the Christian sect in horror. But what shall we substitute in its place? you say. What? A ferocious animal has sucked the blood of my relatives. I tell you to rid yourselves of this beast, and you ask me what you shall put in its place ?
Anyone taken as an individual is tolerably sensible and reasonable – as a member of a crowd, he at once becomes a blockhead.
Friedrich Schiller
I have read descriptions of Paradise that would make any sensible person stop wanting to go there.
Baron de Montesquieu
Why can’t we get real, sane, sensible gun legislation? Because the NRA, funded by Mossberg, Smith & Wesson, Glock and all the rest of the big dogs in the weapons industry, you know, spread around donations and won’t let it move through.
Keith Ellison
The world’s most sensible person and the biggest idiot both stay within us. The worst part is, you can’t even tell who is who.
Chetan Bhagat
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared.
Supermarkets didn’t even want to talk to me about how much food they were wasting. I’d been round the back. I’d seen bins full of food being locked and then trucked off to landfill sites, and I thought, surely there is something more sensible to do with food than waste it.
Tristram Stuart
[Theresa May] is very sensible and I think that’s a good thing at this point in time.
Kate Bush
I am drawn to the wild not because it is wild but because it is sensible, logical, ordered, stable, resilient. Wild nature is everything we’re struggling to regain.
Carl Safina
It seems to me that a mutually beneficial relationship between a man and woman requires the man to be dominant. A sensible woman will allow the man to think he is the most important partner.
Beryl Bainbridge
Every man, when he comes to be sensible of his natural rights, and to feel his own importance, will consider himself as fully equal to any other person whatever
Joseph Priestley
Whosoever enjoys not this life, I count him but an apparition, though he wear about him the sensible affections of flesh. In these moral acceptions, the way to be immortal is to die daily.
Thomas Browne
If your aim is to give practical, sensible advice about losing weight – and not how to drop a stone in five days – you should encourage reasonable expectations, instead of dangerous ones, along with exercise and healthy eating.
Jo Swinson
I think Romney’s foreign policy is sensible.
David Brooks
It is my mission to put sensible and evidence-based information above politics and exaggeration.
Carl Hart
I’ve got to be sensible sometimes.
I’m really sensible with my money. So I would like to own my own house rather than rent.
Scarlett Moffatt
Women always look for a peaceful solution to a conflict. They are more sensible when they go for compromise or when they stand by their position. They are ready to listen to different views, to hear all the voices in society.
Dalia Grybauskaite
We have politicized the issue of Russia to a point that we can’t have a sensible conversation about it.
Fiona Hill
I have ideas. I hear voices. Words accumulate. It’s still an overriding impulse. And I’m self-employed, which means I have to be sensible and motivated about paying the bills.
Sarah Hall
Is this a dagger which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.
I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.
Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible
To feeling as to sight? or art thou but
A dagger of the mind, a false creation,
Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?
William Shakespeare
The trouble with an alarm clock is that what seems sensible when you set it seems absurd when it goes off
Rex Stout
I think there’s only one sensible place for a person to be at 5:30 in the morning. That’s in bed. And what am I doing? I’m out running. And I completely hate this.
Derek Clayton
There is a social responsibility to take care of vulnerable people. It seems that a sensible social responsibility is obligatory education, but also decent education, and that is not happening.
Noam Chomsky
Nonsensical decisions are made all the time in football and then really sensible decisions are made all the time. It really is the maddest business but everyone knows that. We all love it.
Sean Dyche
The media only wants to get the view of the flaming radicals because they make better copy than those of us who are more sensible. I’m a feminist and I think I’ve done a lot of good.
Betty Dodson
If we desire a kinder nation, seeing it through the eyes of children is an eminently sensible endeavor: A city that is pro-child,for example, is also a more humane place for adults.
Richard Louv
INDIFFERENT, adj. Imperfectly sensible to distinctions among things.
Ambrose Bierce
Beauty is but the sensible image of the infinite. Like truth and justice, it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law, it is a companion of the soul.
George Bancroft
Art is often valuable precisely because it isn’t a sensible way to make money.
Adam Davidson
To develop the creative attitude, analyze and focus on the wanted SOLUTION; seek out and fill your mind with the FACTS; write down ideas, both sensible and seemingly wild; let the facts and ideas simmer in your mind; evaluate, recheck, settle on the creative ideas.
Bruce Lee
I am far more provoked at being thought foolish by foolish people, than pleased at being thought sensible by sensible people; and the average proportion of the numbers of each is not to my advantage.
John Ruskin
I don’t want to act in a preachy movie just because that is more sensible. I don’t watch that kind of cinema.
Why would any sensible human being put meat filled with ammonia in the mouths of their children?
Jamie Oliver
When I hold a gun, I know how to be sensible about it. I’m not holding it to wild out or just to shoot somebody because I’m mad at him. There’s responsibility in buying that gun, and part of it is dealing with it like a man, and not dealing with it like an idiot, and getting behind iron bars for unnecessary reasons.
DJ Premier
Throughout the whole vegetable, sensible, and rational world, whatever makes progress towards maturity, as soon as it has passed that point, begins to verge towards decay.
Robert Blair
Michael Bloomberg is a sensible guy. He’s just privileged. He’s a goddamn billionaire, and he or his family members have never had to deal with anything as remotely degrading as stop and frisk. So he has no point of reference.
Talib Kweli
I’m an off-road racecar driver. And I think every woman in my life has told me that’s not a sensible hobby. But when I was growing, even more than I wanted to be funny, I wanted to be a racecar driver. That’s all I thought about. I worked for a race team when I was 15 and I traveled with them.
Dax Shepard
Being conservative has never been regarded as old-fashioned. But if you fight for a sensible step in the right direction which others has deserted you will be branded “reactionary”.
Poul Henningsen
I think the best way is to keep stressing, that, as we build out a new energy system, one of the best things about it, if we do it right, will be that it will be more local, more democratic, more distributed, and, in the long run, much more economically sensible.
Bill McKibben
Raftaar is a sensible musician and respects women, music, and his fans!
Nora Fatehi
Neurotic means he is not as sensible as I am, and psychotic means he’s even worse than my brother-in-law.
Karl A. Menninger
I always recommend a sensible diet, including lots of carbohydrates and avoiding too much fat. Dancers don’t need different fuel from other people – they just need more of it because they use more energy.
Deborah Bull
All sensible investing is value investing
Charlie Munger
We are not peddlers of the fashionable. We believe that good design defies fashion, is truly innovative, eminently sensible, yet a source of inspiration to those who have the pleasure of living with it.
Arthur Erickson
I think it is having answers and not simply anger, and providing solutions that people believe will change their lives in a radical way but do it in a way that’s sensible.
Tony Blair
There are three difficulties in authorship; to write any thing worth the publishing — to find honest men to publish it — and to get sensible men to read it.
Charles Caleb Colton
No sensible elected politician would look for spending reductions out of sacking teachers and nurses. We all know how important they are and that our electors want to keep those we have and employ more where possible.
John Redwood
GOOD, adj. Sensible, madam, to the worth of this present writer. Alive, sir, to the advantages of letting him alone.
Ambrose Bierce
We need sensible gun safety measures. The federal government could do something about this; they could show up.
Michael Nutter
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Isaac Asimov
Many comedians and comedy writers have shared the childhood experience of learning to joke to protect themselves from neighborhood bullies when challenge or physical defense were not among the sensible options.
Steve Allen
Can a label group by itself scale to make a sensible business? I don’t think so.
Scott Borchetta
Depression is a very sensible reaction to just about everything we live in now.
We have sensible fans and sensible policies.
David Gill
It’s difficult for me to really temper my personality, but I am trying to be a little more sensible about it. If I really lose my temper, I go to my room and scream and shout, but I try not to lose it on people any more. I’ve never said something mean just like that. I’ve only said things in retaliation.
Sonam Kapoor
Everything rational and sensible abandons me when I try to throw out photographs. Time and time again, I hold one over a wastebasket, and then find it impossible to release my fingers and let the picture drop and disappear.
Susan Orlean
Intellect distinguishes between the possible and the impossible; reason distinguishes between the sensible and the senseless. Even the possible can be senseless.
Max Born
Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
George Bancroft
No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not work those who work with him. Don’t knock your friends. Don’t knock your enemies. Don’t knock yourself.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
If God wants us to do a thing, he should make his wishes sufficiently clear. Sensible people will wait till he has done this before paying much attention to him.
Samuel Butler
Dickens was very practical and sensible.
Claire Tomalin
I think that the romantic impulse is in all of us and that sometimes we live it for a short time, but it’s not part of a sensible way of living. It’s a heroic path and it generally ends dangerously.
Jane Campion
We think very few people sensible, except those who are of our opinion.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The American does not drink at meals as a sensible man should. Indeed, he has no meals. He stuffs for ten minutes thrice a day.
Rudyard Kipling
Dealing with all the questions once the book is out and unchangeable, forces you to permanently give opinions about – in this case – sensible, challenging topics that you are basically only half the expert you would have to be if you wanted to explain yourself in a trustworthy, intelligent and helpful manner.
Sasa Stanisic
Many sensible things banished from high life find an asylum among the mob.
Herman Melville
Always begin anew with the day, just as nature does. It is one of the sensible things that nature does.
George Edward Woodberry
Blessed with intelligence, beauty and undeniable talent, Vidya Balan can work wonders if she receives the right script and a sensible director.
Waheeda Rehman
And autos are not the only product that could be made more energy efficient if we just put in place sensible requirements. This is also true of many appliances and even of entire buildings.
Sherwood Boehlert
The opposition is indispensable. A good statesman, like any other sensible human being, always learns more from his opposition than from his fervent supporters.
Walter Lippmann
The first merit of pictures is the effect which they can produce upon the mind; — and the first step of a sensible man should be to receive involuntary effects from them. Pleasure and inspiration first, analysis afterward.
Henry Ward Beecher
They sent me away to teach me how to be sensible, Logical, oh responsible, practical. And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable, Oh clinical, oh intellectual, cynical…
Roger Hodgson
There is nothing so clear-sighted and sensible as a noble mind in a low estate.
Jane Porter
Life isn’t like a book. Life isn’t logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time. And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess.
Charles Caleb Colton
There was unprecedented elite condemnation of the plans to invade Iraq. Sensible analysts were able to perceive that the enterprise carried significant risks for U.S. interests, however conceived.
Noam Chomsky
The lucky village of Sodeto, in the kingdom of Aragon, is a cluster of sensible houses spackled together off the main road, curtained behind a pine copse.
Michael Paterniti
When you put someone down all the time, eventually they stop listening to the sensible stuff.
Jojo Moyes
In order to act, you must be somewhat insane .A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.
Georges Clemenceau
As you get older you’re told to be sensible, but it’s important for writing if you’re a comic that you’re able to still access that childlike thing.
Tim Vine
Stop telling yourself that dreams don’t matter, that they are only dreams and that you should be more sensible.
Julia Cameron
There are people who believe everything is sane and sensible that is done with a solemn face.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
I have always encouraged open and frank discussion among embassy employees and the expression of dissenting views, because this is the best way to maintain morale among embassy personnel and to arrive at sensible decisions which are in the best interests of the United States.
Jean Kennedy Smith
It seems to me that any sensible person must see that violence does not change the world and if it does, then only temporarily.
Martin Scorsese
Donald Trump believes in nation-state democracy; Hillary Clinton used the E.U. as a prototype for a larger global union. Donald Trump believes in sensible immigration controls.
Nigel Farage
Sometimes I feel that the world is made up of sensible people who know the plot and bloody idiots who don’t.
Terry Pratchett
A single woman with a narrow income must be a ridiculous, disagreeable old maid, the proper sport of boys and girls, but a single woman of fortune is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as anybody else.
Jane Austen
Will I be sensible and pay off the mortgage? Not a chance.
Judd Trump
It’s a sensible rule that says before you get a mortgage it should be checked whether you can afford it.
Martin Lewis
Your fate is writ clear;you will be murdered. I cannot conceive how it comes about that you were not murdered long since! How odd!Charles himself once said that to me, or something like it! There is nothing odd in it; any sensible man must say it!
Georgette Heyer
I don’t think it’s that difficult to administer. I’m sure a sensible solution can be found.
Alan Curbishley
I’m not sure you’re quite sensible of the honor I’m doing you,” Jace said. “you’ll be the first mundane who has ever been inside the Institute.” “Probably the smell keeps the rest of them away.” – Simon, 133
Cassandra Clare
A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.
Emily Bronte
Provoking, isn’t it? that when one is most in need of sensible words, one finds them not.
Charlotte Forten Grimke
You have to separate the negative into two categories – half of it is sensible, constructive things that has made us better. But half of the negative online is negative for the sake of being negative, and it’s important for us to remember it’s okay they don’t like us, and sometimes there’s no point in engaging in that.
Ella Woodward
To have begun is half the job; be bold and be sensible.
When I was in high school, in my generation, I thought that you got a logical, sensible job, or you got married.
Vicki Lawrence
My response to my friend Naheed Nenshi was simply to say that some of the hyperbolic language that’s being used to critique this sensible reinforcement of the public nature of the citizenship oath is, I think, unhelpful, and is actually inflaming the situation.
Jason Kenney
Edmonton is Canada’s answer to Omaha. Solid, unassuming, and surrounded by a whole lot of nothing. It’s a place that makes you think of sensible shoes.
Kathy Reichs
Anybody who has something sensible or worthwhile to say should be able to say it calmly and soberly, relying on the words themselves to convey his meaning, without resorting to yelling.
Richard Dawkins
I am sensible that my keenness of temper, and a vanity to be distinguished for the day, make me too often splash in life…. I amresolved to restrain myself and attend more to decorum.
James Boswell
The most sensible people to be met with in society are men of business and of the world, who argue from what they see and know, instead of spinning cobweb distinctions of what things ought to be.
William Hazlitt
Senator Badger did not call. During the whole of the last session of Congress, he did not call on me. He is a bitter partisan and is no doubt sensible that during the presidential canvass of 1844, he did me gross injustice.
James K. Polk
We try to buy businesses with good-to-superb underlying economics run by honest and able people and buy them at sensible prices. That’s all I’m trying to do.
Warren Buffett
Most people can tire of a lecture in fifteen minutes, clever people can do it in five, and sensible people don’t go to lectures at all.
Stephen Leacock
But he who knows what insanity is, is sane; whereas insanity can no more be sensible of its own existence, than blindness can see itself.
You are allowed to draw lines even if your feelings are irrational. Part of the marvelous business of being an adult human is that you get to set your own boundaries for whatever reasons you like, without appending a sensible rationale to them.
Mallory Ortberg
It is clear that in a monarchy, where he who commands the exceution of the laws generally thinks himself above them, there is lessneed of virtue than in a popular government, where the person entrusted with the execution of the laws is sensible of his being subject to their direction.
Baron de Montesquieu
Marriage is the aim and end of all sensible girls, because it is the meaning of life.
Elinor Glyn
I think that Matt Murdock, the way he kind of holds himself, he’s quite sensible at times, and he’s quite serious. I think he would admire Captain America – not that he wouldn’t admire Iron Man, but I think he probably be a little put off by his grandiosity.
Charlie Cox
If it suits [God] to be a deity that we must seek without being forced to, would it not have been sensible for him to use the mechanism of evolution without posting obvious road signs to reveal his role in creation?
Richard Dawkins
I have never been able to understand why perfectly sensible people waste time being wittily obscure instead of just saying what they want and going on about their business.
Barry Hughart
To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author.
Charles Caleb Colton
In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this room for Divine protection,” he stated. “Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. … Do we imagine we no longer need His assistance?
Benjamin Franklin
No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not knock those who work with him. Don’t knock your friends. Don’t knock your enemies. Don’t knock yourself.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
It is all very well for so-called sensible people to recommend flat heels and short skirts, but most of us prefer not to be sensible.
Anna Held
Not doing things you can do is the whole point of laziness. Not doing something you can’t do is just sensible.
Sarah Rees Brennan
She’s not my type,’ Carter says. ‘So what is your type?’ ‘Tall, skinny, black hair, blue eyes, freckly nose. Blue tinsel wig and snowflakes optional.’ ‘Skinny?’ I squeal. ‘Definitely. Pretending to be shy, sensible and stand-offish when really you’re mad about me.’ ‘You sure about that?’ ‘No, but I’m hoping.
Cathy Cassidy
As bees extract honey from thyme, the strongest and driest of herbs, so sensible men often get advantage and profit from the most awkward circumstances.
For if the proper study of mankind is man, it is evidently more sensible to occupy yourself with the coherent, substantial and significant creatures of fiction than with the irrational and shadowy figures of real life.
W. Somerset Maugham
Little minds try to defend everything at once, but sensible people look at the main point only; they parry the worst blows and stand a little hurt if thereby they avoid a greater one. If you try to hold everything, you hold nothing.
Frederick The Great
It’s time for the sensible center to rise up and push for a rational approach to our fiscal challenges.
Steven Rattner
We are all sensible that the king and Tisaphernes have caused as many of us as they could to be apprehended, and it is plain they design, by the same treacherous means, if they can, to destroy the rest.
I began to be impressed by what made a good book-how you needed to have a sensible story, a plot that developed, with a beginning, a middle, and an end that would tie everything together.
Dorothy Fields
Unlike most experts in her field, Erika Andersen has an approach to being strategic that’s sensible and accessible. With her, you feel capable of creating the business, career and life you want. She’s to strategy what Suze Orman is to personal finance!
Nancy Tellem
The introduction of Christianity, which, under whatever form, always confers such inestimable benefits on mankind, soon made a sensible change in these rude and fierce manners.
Edmund Burke
Men are all right for friends, but as soon as you marry them they turn into cranky old fathers, even the wild ones. They begin to tell you what’s sensible and what’s foolish, and want you to stick at home all the time. I prefer to be foolish when I feel like it, and be accountable to nobody.
Willa Cather
The most sensible thing to do to people you hate is to drink their brandy.
Elizabeth Taylor
If a man achieves worldly success and does not blend into his life a program of self-improvement to bring about a sensible balance, he no doubt will end up as a failure.
John H. Vandenberg
I definitely gravitate towards things like vegetables, chicken, brown rice, but I don’t deprive myself of anything. If I want a Sprinkles cupcake, I’m having a Sprinkles cupcake. But I’m not going to have one every day… you just have to have a sensible outlook on all of it.
Abigail Spencer
No sensible man ever engages, unprepared, in a fencing match of words with a woman.
Wilkie Collins
The best way to make ourselves agreeable to others is by seeming to think them so. If we appear fully sensible of their good qualities they will not complain of the want of them in us.
William Hazlitt
“As for that,” said Waldenshare, “sensible men are all of the same religion.” “Pray, what is that?” inquired the Prince. “Sensible men never tell.”
Benjamin Disraeli
To be clear, aiming to reduce the national debt in the long term and running small surpluses when the economy is operating close to full capacity is what I mean when I talk about seeking to ‘balance the books’ – a sensible approach.
Chuka Umunna
School is no place of education for any children whatever till their minds are well put in action. This is the work which has to be done at home, and which may be done in all homes where the mother is a sensible woman.
Harriet Martineau
My mental analogy for TalkTalk is an ageing Ford Cortina going flat out in the fast lane of the M4 in the pouring rain. We are always hammering along faster than anybody thinks is sensible, with things not quite working, but huge enthusiasm.
Dido Harding
Men are men before they are lawyers, or physicians, or merchants, or manufacturers; and if you make them capable and sensible men, they will make themselves capable and sensible lawyers or physicians.
John Stuart Mill
[On Jane Austen:] To believe her limited in range because she was harmonious in method is as sensible as to imagine that when the Atlantic Ocean is as smooth as a mill-pond it shrinks to the size of a mill-pond.
Rebecca West
A philosopher is a sort of intellectual yokel who gawks at things that sensible people take for granted.
Alan Watts
I think it’s sensible to plan for the future now I’m a father and a husband.
Andy Murray
Probability is a kind of penance, which God made, suitable, I presume to that state of mediocrity and probationership he has been pleased to place us in here; wherein, to check our over-confidence and presumption, we might, by every day’s experience, be made sensible of our short-sightedness, and liableness to error.
John Locke
I try and strike a balance between being sensible and sensitive.
Rana Daggubati
Americans are tired of fad diets, counting calories, and living within restrictive guidelines about carbs and fat. They are turning to Mireille Guiliano for her sensible and admittedly contrarian advice on eating well.
Sonny Mehta
I would like to fly in space. Absolutely. That would be cool. I used to just do personally risky things, but now I’ve got kids and responsibilities, so I can’t be my own test pilot. That wouldn’t be a good idea. But I definitely want to fly as soon as it’s a sensible thing to do.
Elon Musk
My dad hates umbrellas, said Deeba, swinging her own. When it rains he always says the same thing. ‘I do not believe the presence of moisture in the air is sufficient reason to overturn society’s usual sensible taboo against wielding spiked clubs at eye level.
China Mieville
The market, as we’re all painfully aware in the aftermath of the banking crisis, can be an idiot. It has no perception of right or wrong, or even sensible or insane. It sees profit.
Nick Harkaway
The belief of immortality is impressed upon all men, and all men act under an impression of it, however they may talk, and though, perhaps, they may be scarcely sensible of it.
Samuel Johnson
Lots of comics try stuff out all year round, which is very sensible – I don’t.
Dylan Moran
Potatoes are to food what sensible shoes are to fashion.
Linda Wells
War is a serious game in which a man risks his reputation, his troops, and his country. A sensible man will search himself to know whether or not he is fitted for the trade.
Napoleon Bonaparte
I think calling for more women in every aspect of this industry is a sensible thing.
Alan Taylor
The ancient Poets animated all sensible objects with Gods or Geniuses, calling them by the names and adorning them with the properties of woods, rivers, mountains, lakes, cities, nations, and whatever their enlarged & numerous senses could perceive.
William Blake
One hopes that good, sensible and brave people will continue to go into public life at all levels.
Nicholas Soames
In a virtuous and free state, no rewards can be so pleasing to sensible minds, as those which include the approbation of our fellow citizens. My great pain is, lest my poor endeavours should fall short of the kind expectations of my country.
Thomas Jefferson
It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Isaac Asimov
Working is the best thing for me because I’m borderline ADHD, so I need some kind of focus or I go a bit extreme. I need work to keep me sensible.
Jaime Winstone
We have seen too many arbitrary Strasbourg diktats based on the whims of European judges – from prisoner voting to blocking deportation of Abu Qatada – rather than a sober reading of the sensible list of core freedoms in the European Convention itself.
Dominic Raab
When intelligent and sensible people despise knowledge in their old age, it is only because they have asked too much of it and of themselves.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Honest criticism and sensitive appreciation are directed not upon the poet but upon the poetry.
T. S. Eliot
Architecture is not an inspirational business, it’s a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that’s all.
Harry Seidler
I see that sensible men and conscientious men all over the world were of one religion of well-doing and daring.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My mind struggled to formulate a coherent though, any thought. I opened my mouth. “Your pajamas have Eeyore on them.” “I like Eeyore. He’s sensible. A sober outlook on life never hurt anyone.
Ilona Andrews
No sensible man ever imputes inconsistency to another for changing his minds.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I’m not Mother Teresa. But I’m not Frank Bough, either. I am getting older and a bit more sensible. I’m not going to be popping up in dungeons every six months. If you catch me preaching fidelity while I am shagging chickens then throw the book at me. Otherwise, leave me alone.
Steve Coogan
Good-humoured, unaffected girls, will not do for a man who has been used to sensible women. They are two distinct orders of being.
Jane Austen
How gladly would I meet mortality, my sentence, and be earth in sensible! How glad would lay me down, as in my mother’s lap! There I should rest, and sleep secure.
John Milton
Most people tire of a lecture in ten minutes; clever people can do it in five. Sensible people never go to lectures at all. But the people who do go to a lecture and who get tired of it, presently hold it as a sort of grudge against the lecturer personally. In reality his sufferings are worse than theirs.
Stephen Leacock
I’ve been blessed with pretty strong stamina and healthy genes, so I’d call myself sensible. I’ve had regular mammograms ever since I found a lump in my breast when I was 30. Thankfully all was well.
Harriet Walter
Many get the repute of being witty but thereby lose the credit of being sensible. Jest has its little hour, seriousness should have all the rest.
Baltasar Gracian
To have two Legislative Assemblies in the United Kingdom would, in my opinion, be an intolerable mischief; and I think no sensible man can wish for two within the limits of the present United Kingdom who does not wish the United Kingdom to become two or more nations, entirely separate from each other.
John Bright
When our Lord says, we must be converted and become as little children, I suppose He means also, that we must be sensible of our weakness, comparatively speaking, as a little child.
George Whitefield
Who is the most sensible person? The one who finds what is to their own advantage in all that happens to them.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You’re dealing with a character who is, at some points, quite insane. And I hope that any wicked, dark sense of humor Eric exhibits comes out of the fact that he’d been pushed to the point where it seems quite sensible to say some of the ridiculous things he says.
Brandon Lee
No matter whether you are a physician, a teacher, or a clergyman, if you can give increase of life to others and make them sensible of that fact, they will be attracted to you, and you will get rich.
Wallace D. Wattles
It had never occurred to Giles that there was something perfectly sensible about wanting to hold onto innocence. He had always gone in for the idea that since we only pass this way once, experience counts for everything.
Andrew Norman Wilson
The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules.
Heath Ledger
Is anyone really surprised that Warren, who is the ultimate embodiment of concentrated decision-making power, picked somebody [Bill and Melinda Gates] who he thinks is like him in many important ways? It was a noble and sensible decision.
Charlie Munger
People enter states of consciousness where they think they’ve become enlightened. The best thing to do, if you’ve gone through one of those phases, is to be sensible, laugh at yourself for how foolish you were.
Frederick Lenz
The muse in charge of fantasy wears good, sensible shoes. No foam-born Aphrodite, she vaguely resembles my old piano teacher, who was keen on metronomes.
Lloyd Alexander
The more sensible a woman is, supposing her not to be masculine, the more attractive she is in her proportionate power to entertain.
Leigh Hunt
The programs constantly repeat themselves and one another. No one has yet had the nerve to say, ‘As we have nothing sensible to tell you between now and 8:30, please tune in again then.
Quentin Crisp
Only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions.
Ron Paul
I had to stop being a student idiot and become more sensible and organised and that definitely improved my batting. I also reacted far more quickly to situations in Test cricket because I’d been a county captain. It made a huge difference.
Andrew Strauss
I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.
Emily Bronte
If any man, out of an humour, should turn all his Estate into Money, and keep it dead, he would soon be sensible of Poverty growing upon him, whilst he is eating out of the quick stock.
Dudley North
The first attempt at a response: there must have been a fall, a decline, and the road to salvation can only be the return of the sensible finite into the intelligible infinite.
Hans Urs von Balthasar
Birth-control through self-restraint is the most desirable, sensible and totally harmless method.
Mahatma Gandhi
Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.
Jane Austen
One great part of every human existence is passed in a state which cannot be rendered sensible by the use of wideawake language, cutanddry grammar and goahead plot.
James Joyce
You can’t do anything sensible until you know what the situation is that you’re in.
Julian Assange
We decided to play the NEC because we were asked to, and because we actually rather like the place: we’ve always enjoyed doing it before. We don’t often get sensible offers to play in the UK, so most years we just play on the mainland, with the occasional exotic detour.
Andrew Eldritch
As long as she is talented enough and passionate about doing it herself then I will be happy and support her. I think I will be sensible – my parents said I could only do it if I got my education and so I had something to fall back on.
Anna Friel
I advance with obedience to the work, ready to retire from it whenever you become sensible how much better choice it is in your power to make.
Thomas Jefferson
I follow politics avidly. I like sensible people of all political persuasions. My ideal political party would be a pick and mix.
Alexander Armstrong
Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible to feelings as to sight?
William Shakespeare
Let’s not mince words: Everest doesn’t attract a whole lot of well-balanced folks. The self-selection process tends to weed out the cautious and the sensible in favor of those who are single-minded and incredibly driven. Which is a big reason the mountain is so dangerous.
Jon Krakauer
In cold weather a good rule is to light your fire first before doing anything else. It is always more sensible to keep yourself warm rather than trying to thaw yourself out later.
Mors Kochanski
I’m not restrictive in terms of diet. I’m just sensible for the few days following a day where I have been pigging out.
Davina McCall
I had a good, sound upbringing with sensible people around me. I was brought up by intelligent parents. My mother always said to me, “You’ve got to work at your career and you’ve got to be good at it. Okay, you’ve had a bit of success but that’s not longevity. You’ve got to really work for a long time.”
Olivia Newton-John
Celebrities in general are pretty democratic, just being in the theater. Plus, I’m from Chicago. But Obama’s sensible… he’s just a reasonable, sensible human being.
James Belushi
In the great majority of cases we simply do not know enough about the industry or company to come to sensible judgments-in that situation we pass.
Warren Buffett
Blue was a fanciful, but sensible thing. Like a platypus, or one of those sandwiches that had been cut into circles for a fancy tea party.
Maggie Stiefvater
Whether something is sensible or not is subjective. What is sensible to me might not be for others.
Radhika Apte
I’m not desperate to stay in Formula One. It needs to be sensible and it needs to be the right deal.
Nico Hulkenberg
Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.
Grover Cleveland
Every man, when he comes to be sensible of his natural rights, and to feel his own importance, will consider himself as fully equal to any other person whatever.
Joseph Priestley
At 26, I was single, living in Manhattan, and working as a journalist at ‘Vanity Fair.’ I was Carrie Bradshaw… in sensible shoes.
Nell Scovell
In my book, ‘Let Patients Help,’ one chapter is titled ‘Let patients vote on what’s worth the cost.’ That’s sensible, right? In other industries, consumer preference is a key determinant in prices.
Dave deBronkart
The only person who acts sensibly is my tailor. He takes my measure anew every time he sees me. Everyone else goes by their old measurements.
George Bernard Shaw
If I do not do sensible things about investments I shall spend my old age in a workhouse, where nobody will understand my jokes.
Rebecca West
He suddenly became convinced that if he didn’t do something sensible, something to put his mind to some use, then before he knew it he would be wondering round the streets having fights with himself and inviting domestic animals to social occasions too.
John Boyne
…virtue is attended by more peace of mind than vice, and meets with a more favourable reception from the world. I am sensible, that, according to the past experience of mankind, friendship is the chief joy of human life and moderation the only source of tranquillity and happiness.
David Hume
It’s a sense in Minnesota that we need to get back to common sense. We need to get back to taking sensible looks at positions and understanding the proper role of government.
Pete Hegseth
Now that children don’t till your fields or take you in when you’re incontinent, there is no sensible reason to have them, and it’s amazing that with the advent of effective contraception anyone chooses to reproduce at all.
Lionel Shriver
The other danger of the Snowden disclosures, of course, is that they reveal methods that should make any sensible person more careful about what he or she says on a cellphone or landline, or in an email.
Neil Macdonald
I got into university to study graphic design, and I got into drama school as well, so I had the choice whether I wanted to go down the sensible route or if I wanted to become an actor.
Chris Geere
Persons of genius, and those who are most capable of art, are always most fond of nature: as such are chiefly sensible, that all art consists in the imitation and study of nature.
Alexander Pope
Sensible people find nothing useless.
Jean de La Fontaine
True ideas lead us into useful verbal and conceptual quarters as well as directly up to useful sensible termini. They lead to consistency, stability and flowing human intercourse.
William James
You can stick with a few clear-cut values, which are stronger than a multitude of values and will obviously yield a stronger painting. But not all subjects or light conditions appear that way… be sensible and paint with values that are appropriate and faithful to your subject.
Richard Schmid
We have five senses in which we glory and which we recognize and celebrate, senses that constitute the sensible world for us. But there are other senses – secret senses, sixth senses, if you will – equally vital, but unrecognized, and unlauded … unconscious, automatic.
Oliver Sacks
The Chinese are much too sensible to like turkey – come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever encountered turkey anywhere in East Asia, either in a market or on a menu.
John Lanchester
This is a sensible response to employer concerns that the minimum wage is starting to have a damaging impact on competitiveness.
Digby Jones, Baron Jones of Birmingham
In our sensible zeal to keep religion from dominating our politics, we have created a political and legal culture that presses the religiously faithful to be other than themselves, to act publicly, and sometimes privately as well, as though their faith does not matter to them.
Stephen L. Carter
Somewhere, a long way away, people are doing sensible things like mowing lawns and digging gardens.
Michael Palin
My life which I dream will be so beautiful, so poetic, so vast, so filled with love will turn out to be like everybody else’s – monotonous, sensible, stupid.
Gustave Flaubert
The sensible thing for everyone to do would be to write all their op-eds and think pieces now so they’re ready the day after the election when [Donald] Trump is no longer in the picture. God, I can’t wait for that. I hope he just goes away.
Dylan Moran
‘God’ – as revealed in his book of edicts and narratives is practically an idiot. He has nothing to say that any sensible person should want to listen to.
Johann Most
Boone Pickens should be commended for his leadership on American energy security, and for bringing Ted Turner along on some sensible approaches to enhancing it.
Frank Gaffney
America needs a sensible, sustainable Iran policy that can meet U.S. security and economic interests, command international support and withstand the shifting Middle Eastern sands.
Samantha Power
Everybody likes to indulge in a bit of ice-cream and junk food. If you want to be a top player you’ve got to be sensible in terms of what you eat.
Filo Tiatia
[Would] a sensible man spit out the juicy morsel that good fortune put in his mouth?
Chinua Achebe
She remembered, as every sensible person does, that you should never never shut yourself up in a wardrobe.
C. S. Lewis
The value of Eric Foner’s ‘The Fiery Trial’ lies in its comprehensive review of mostly familiar material; in its sensible evaluation of the full range of information already available about Abraham Lincoln and slavery; and in the deft thoroughness of its scholarship.
Fred Kaplan
Light is undiminishable, eternal and omni-present. In every religion that existed these qualities have been recognized as divine. So that we are forced to the conclusion that light, actual sensible light, is indeed the direct vehicle of divinity: it is the consciousness of God.
Rodney Collin
My father was a television director and producer, working on documentaries and current affairs programmes including ‘Panorama,’ and I didn’t think he’d find acting a sensible option. But as soon as I’d finished my A-levels, I got on a train to Edinburgh, and that was it.
Sarah Alexander
I’ve always been very sensible with money.
As you get to thirty, the main thing is to not be sensible.
Mark Steel
I don’t force myself to exercise; I find going to gyms really boring. I find it easier to go for a fast walk or a jog in Central Park. I wear sensible shoes because my ballet dancing left me with a bunion on one foot after all the pointe exercises.
Sarah Brightman
The ordinary American voter does not object to mediocrity. He likes his candidate to be sensible, vigorous, and, above all, what he calls ‘magnetic,’ and does not value, because he sees no need for, originality or profundity, a fine culture or a wide knowledge.
James Bryce
The blunt truth about the politics of climate change is that no country will want to sacrifice its economy in order to meet this challenge.
Tony Blair
Corruption and illicit financial flows are different. But they really must be twinned. This is because, for practical purposes, it is an eminently more sensible approach to treat most of the sources of illicit financial flows as corrupt activity, within a broader use of the term.
Yemi Osinbajo
I knew what I had to do as party leader had to be sensible and relate to the real situation we were in, rather than a situation you would like to have.
David Trimble
Why don’t they cut their own children’s ears into points to make them look sharp? Why don’t they cut off their noses to make them look plucky? One would be just as sensible as the other. What right have they to torment and disfigure God’s creatures?
Anna Sewell
How can any government arrange sensible healthcare provision for citizens when the migratory flow is so large, with absolutely no power or control over the quantity coming in every year?
Nigel Farage
Making sensible family rules around cell phones and driving is a way to love yourself, your marriage, your children, and the world well.
Glennon Doyle Melton
If this Government cannot get the adjustment, get manufacturing going again, and keep moderate wage outcomes and a sensible economic policy, then Australia is basically done for. We will end up being a third rate economy… a banana republic.
Paul Keating
Every blue-stocking will remain a spinster as long as there are sensible men on the earth.
[Fr., Toute fille lettree restera fille toute sa vie, quand il n’y aura que des hommes senses sur la terre.]
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
I don’t want to be the crazy showbiz family. When I walk into the PTA meetings with my sensible flat shoes and my sensible short wig, I do not look crazy.
Wendy Williams
In a cabinet of natural history, we become sensible of a certain occult recognition and sympathy in regard to the most unwieldy and eccentric forms of beast, fish, and insect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A sensible man will remember that the eyes may be confused in two ways – by a change from light to darkness or from darkness to light; and he will recognize that the same thing happens to the soul.
Sensible people find nothing useless.
[Fr., Il n’est rien d’inutile aux personnes de sens.]
Jean de La Fontaine
I am convinced that a calm, quiet and harmonious interior can be as beneficial to health as a sensible diet and regular exercise
Kelly Hoppen
It has always been sensible for good citizens to own and carry firearms for lawful protection against violent criminals who prey on decent people.
Wayne LaPierre
They are saying that if life has a structure, a staff, a sensible scaffold, we hang our nonsense on it. And they are saying that broken parts add color and music to the staff of life.
E. L. Konigsburg
Al Roker is one of the most sensible people you’ll ever meet. He’s raised two daughters and a son. And I love him, in that as jovial as he is, he’s a straight shooter. He’s a New Yorker, as they say.
Tamron Hall
The reason I don’t drink is that the drinking lifestyle robs me of my musical intensity and sharpness. I live a super-healthy lifestyle not because it’s sensible or that I’m contrite, but because I need to keep my focus on the music I’m making. To do that, I need to be wide awake.
Johnny Marr
Clear, crisp, refreshingly sensible, and as entertaining as it is enlightening, The Abs Diet will reward its readers handsomely. There are few ‘diet books’ that I am willing to endorse; I endorse this one enthusiastically. If you have an abdomen, get this book!
David L. Katz
Mary wished to say something very sensible, but knew not how.
Jane Austen
Can princes born in palaces be sensible of the misery of those who dwell in cottages?
StanisЕ‚aw I LeszczyЕ„ski
Be sensible of your wants, that you maybe sensible of your treasures.
Thomas Traherne
It can no longer be maintained that the properties of any one thing in the universe are independent of the existence or non-existence of everything else. It is, at last, no longer sensible to speak of a universe with only one thing in it.
Lee Smolin
I think the sensible thing would be to focus on one thing and be the best you can be at it. There is always that risk of spreading yourself too thin if you try to do too much.
Doc Brown
I believe in sensible, moderate exercise. I try to do something every day, at least 20 minutes per day. I don’t think it’s realistic to ask people to work out 90 minutes a day.
Denise Austin
I don’t think it is impossible to make the case to sensible Americans that far greater restrictions on their so-called gun rights is imperative for public safety. It is an argument we can win.
Bret Stephens
It’s from love and knowledge of nature that any sensible understanding must come. Technology is essentially antagonistic to nature – that in fact is why it’s created, to do something to or with nature that wasn’t there before, that wasn’t natural.
Kirkpatrick Sale
There are three bodies no sensible man directly challenges: the Roman Catholic Church, the Brigade of Guards and the National Union of Mineworkers
Harold MacMillan
Oh! I don’t think I would like to catch a sensible man. I shouldn’t know what to talk to him about.
Oscar Wilde
Few sensible authors are happy discussing the creative process–it is, after all, black magic.
Edward Albee
There will be no more fighting from me. The only things you will see me doing from here on in is trying to act sensible and behave myself.
Tony Bellew
Benign environmentalists are opposed to pollution, as all sensible people are; malign environmentalists are opposed to energy and most of what it enables.
Kevin D. Williamson
He was a thorough good sort; a bit limited; a bit thick in the head; yes; but a thorough good sort. Whatever he took up he did in the same matter-of-fact sensible way; without a touch of imagination, without a sparkle of brilliancy, but with the inexplicable niceness of his type.
Virginia Woolf
But coming back from injury, is like starting to exercise for the first time. You can’t get stuck in straight away because you might do yourself a mischief; you have to be sensible.
Chris Hoy
No good sensible working bee listens to the advice of a bedbug on the subject of business.
Elbert Hubbard
The mathematical difficulties of the theory of rotation arise chiefly from the want of geometrical illustrations and sensible images, by which we might fix the results of analysis in our minds.
James Clerk Maxwell
The character is important, of course, but I like when there’s intelligence in a movie. I like when it’s, how do you say, sensible. So for me a film is very subjective, and it’s a point of view. I like to be brought into a world of a director.
Lea Seydoux
There is a tradition of opposition between adherents of induction and of deduction. In my view it would be just as sensible for the two ends of a worm to quarrel.
Alfred North Whitehead
I suppose I became in danger of overexposure, which is why, I think, doing theatre for a year is quite a sensible move – just to remember what it’s all about, really.
Tom Goodman-Hill
The sensible author writes for no other posterity than his own–that is, for his age–so as to be able even then to take pleasurein himself.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I go for a sensible dinner with the wife when I can.
Declan Donnelly
We need to be agnostics first and then there is some chance at arriving at a sensible system of belief.
D. Elton Trueblood
A man cannot have an idea of perfection in another, which he was never sensible of in himself.
Richard Steele
A widespread belief is more often likely to be foolish than sensible.
Bertrand Russell
Creativity can flourish within sensible financial limitations.
Michael Eisner
True love stories never have endings.
Richard Bach
Sensible people advise against drinking on an empty stomach, but to my mind it is the best sort of drinking.
Tom Hodgkinson
People who are sensible about love are incapable of it.
Douglas Yates
God never makes us sensible of our weakness except to give us of His strength.
Francois Fenelon
I couldn’t care less what anybody says about me. I live my life, especially my personal life, strictly for myself… Whatever you do, you’re going to be criticized. I feel the one sensible thing you can do is try to live in a way that pleases you.
Johnny Carson
When the women’s movement started in the 1960s, there was a vision of a future where women didn’t wear makeup or worry about how their hair looked, and everybody wore sensible, comfortable clothes. It ran into an absolute brick wall.
Gail Collins
I’m very lucky in my constituency. I have very grown up sensible members who don’t agree with me, but we never have a quarrel. I absolutely respect their views.
Nicholas Soames
I disapprove of matrimony as a matter of principle…. Why should any independent, intelligent female choose to subject herself to the whims and tyrannies of a husband? I assure you, I have yet to meet a man as sensible as myself! (Amelia Peabody)
Barbara Mertz
It turns out that one can perpetrate all manner of heinous villainy under a cloak of courtesy and good cheer. . .a man will forfeit all sensible self-interest if he finds you affable enough to share your company over a flagon of ale.
Christopher Moore
He shall despise none, but hear the opinions of all. A wise man shall make use of even a child’s sensible utterance.
Being on the left is supposed to be about unbounded optimism, a belief that what is deemed politically impossible by the ‘sensible grownups’ of politics can be realised, with sufficient imagination and determination.
Owen Jones
Canada stands out as making a sensible and positive contribution to the world. I’m saying that maybe because of its inclination toward multilateralism. Support for the environmental protection cause. It’s relationship between people and nature.
Christine Lagarde
If an idea is indeed sensible, it will eventually become just part of the accepted wisdom.
Nigel Farage
The Thieves of Manhattan is a sly and cutting riff on the book-publishing world that is quite funny unless you happen to be an author, in which case the novel will make you consider a more sensible profession-like being a rodeo clown, for example, or a crab-fisherman in the Bering Sea.
Carl Hiaasen
Dieting on New Year’s Day isn’t a good idea as you can’t eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second.
Helen Fielding
The parts of physics that are exact are the parts of physics that are exact. The parts that are inexact are vastly greater. Sensible scientists don’t waste their time pushing against doors that endlessly will not give. They are opportunistic and go where they can, but there are pitfalls in that.
Paul Samuelson
All the States but our own are sensible that knowlege is power.
Thomas Jefferson
Still, obviously, one can’t be sensible all the time.
Albert Camus
I feel like moderate Republicans, who would support sensible gun violence legislation, are pushed aside by those folks who are absolutely beholden to the NRA.
Tammy Duckworth
It has been suggested at various times that I should start an operation in the United Kingdom but – bearing in mind my age and medical history – I think this would be not a very sensible way to go forward.
Martin Fleischmann
Being sensible that I am unable to do any thing without God’s help, I do humbly entreat Him, by His grace, to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to His will, for Christ’s sake.
Jonathan Edwards
It takes a lot of energy and a lot of neurosis to write a novel. If you were really sensible, you’d do something else.
Lawrence Durrell
The Red Queen shook her head. “You may call it ‘nonsense’ if you like,” she said, “but I’ve heard nonsense, compared with which that would be as sensible as a dictionary!
Lewis Carroll
I don’t think the process of writing books is in any way sensible. It’s not logical, and it’s not reasonable. I do write very fast, and I just do it in a binge. Other people binge-drink; I binge-write.
Kerry Greenwood
While I am deeply sensible to the high compliment of a re-election; and duly grateful, as I trust, to Almighty God for having directed my countrymen to a right conclusion, as I think, for their own good, it adds nothing to my satisfaction that any other man may be disappointed or pained by the result.
Abraham Lincoln
We are for reasonable and sensible gun ownership so long as it’s responsible in the way that criminals can’t get it.
David Hogg
Do not conceive that fine Clothes make fine Men, any more than fine feathers make fine Birds. A plain genteel dress is more admired and obtains more credit than lace and embroidery in the Eyes of the judicious and sensible.
George Washington
I have sometimes seen women, who would have been sensible enough, if they would have been content not to be called women of sense–but by aiming at what they had not, they only proved absurd–for sense cannot be counterfeited.
Horace Walpole
Like most sensible people, you probably lost interest in modern art about the time that Julian Schnabel was painting broken pieces of the crockery that his wife had thrown at him for painting broken pieces of crockery instead of painting the bathroom and hall.
P. J. O’Rourke
I am not aware of any sensible theory of how classical gravity could interact with quantum matter, and I can’t imagine how such a theory might work.
Alan Guth
Food redistribution is economically sensible, ecologically pressing, and socially responsible; it is high time food corporations woke up to it and governments started funding the organisations that facilitate it.
Tristram Stuart
The ridiculous is closer to life’s source than the sensible.
Barry Webster
Most of the Michelle Bachmanns and Mitt Romneys who say such terrible things about us actually is a positive force, because it allows sensible people to realize how stupid and vile their beliefs are.
Larry Kramer
My mother was pretty strict. I hated it, but maybe it made me a bit more sensible.
Mark Ronson
More often than not in poetry I find difficulty to be gratuitous and show-offy and camouflaging, experimental to a kind of insane degree – a difficulty which really ignores the possibility of having a sensible reader.
Billy Collins
Answers are a perilous grip on the universe. They can appear sensible yet explain nothing.
Frank Herbert
In a very ugly and sensible age, the arts borrow, not from life, but from each other.
Oscar Wilde
Theatre’s a much less faddish, more sensible world than TV or film.
Stephen Mangan
Opinion polls consistently show that only about 5 percent of blacks have sensible political opinions, i.e. support the free market, individual liberty, and the end of welfare and affirmative action.
Ron Paul
Your first great duties, you are sensible, are those you owe to Heaven, to your Creator and Redeemer. Let these be ever present to your minds, and exemplified in your lives and conduct.
William Samuel Johnson
It is my view that there is no sensible military use for nuclear weapons, whether “strategic” weapons, “tactical” weapons, “theatre” weapons, weapons at sea or weapons in space.
Noel Gayler
The universe is probably littered with the one-planet graves of cultures which made the sensible economic decision that there’s no good reason to go into space-each discovered, studied, and remembered by the ones who made the irrational decision.
Randall Munroe
A sensible woman should be guided by her head when taking a husband, and by her heart when taking a lover.
Ninon de L’Enclos
Many perfumes promise to lure men to women. None of them smell of motherhood. None of them proclaim the wearer to be tidy, thrifty, and sensible.
Janette Rallison
Sensible men show their sense by saying much in few words. If noble actions are the substance of life, good sayings are its ornament and guide.
Charles Simmons
My first notebook was a Big Five tablet, given to me [at age five] by my mother with the sensible suggestion that I stop whining and learn to amuse myself by writing down my thoughts.
Joan Didion
Such a wife as I want… must be young, handsome I lay most stress upon a good shape, sensible a little learning will do, well-bread, chaste, and tender. As to religion, a moderate stock will satisfy me. She must believe in God and hate a saint.
Alexander Hamilton
I’m certainly going to support Al Gore because, on the whole, he’s the more sensible figure and you vote not for the perfect but for the best. Coupled with that is a special situation.
John Kenneth Galbraith
It is change continuing change, inevitable change that is the dominant factor in society today.
Isaac Asimov
I have passed, I hope, many tests over the course of the last 20-odd years in relation to the peace process and intend to continue to work forward in a very sensible and reasoned way with political colleagues in the Executive.
Martin McGuinness
People might just decide, ‘Yeah, I’ll diversify my portfolio. I’ll live in a rental.’ That is a very sensible thing for many people to do.
Robert J. Shiller
He was one of those men who, even in the years of peace, would have advised his congregation that while God may well be honored by the inflexibility of the pious, he might also be honored by the flexibility of the sensible.
Thomas Keneally
Get not your friends by bare compliments but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.
If you go to the U.S., you’ve got a huge market, cheap energy, good skills, and pensions are a sensible cost.
Jim Ratcliffe
If we’re going to talk about our businesses, we’re going to have to talk about them within the constraints of the disclosure rules, without giving guidance, because we’re not going to give guidance, because we don’t believe that it is a sensible game to play.
Barry Diller
Spirit of Beauty, whose sweet impulses, flung like rose of dawn across the sea, alone can flush the exalted consciousness with shafts of sensible divinity-light of the world, essential loveliness.
Alan Seeger
Some weak people are so sensible of their weakness as to be able to make a good use of it.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I admire sensible, kind people. They’re not often famous.
John Malkovich
Which is better — to be a pack of painted Indians like you are, or to be sensible like Ralph is? Which is better — to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill? Which is better, law and rescue, or hunting and breaking things up?
William Golding
Let only individuals contribute – with sensible limits per election. Otherwise, we are well on our way to ensuring that a government of the moneyed, by the moneyed, and for the moneyed shall not perish from the earth.
Warren Buffett
I say it is impossible that so sensible a people [citizens of Paris], under such circumstances, should have lived so long by the smoky, unwholesome, and enormously expensive light of candles, if they had really known that they might have had as much pure light of the sun for nothing.
Benjamin Franklin
Like birds of passage, the instincts drift the soul adventurously beyond the horizon of sensible things, as if intent on convoying it to the mother country from whence it had flown.
Amos Bronson Alcott
A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
For more than a half a century, we know that we prospered because of a bipartisan consensus on defense and foreign policy. We must do more than return to that sensible, cooperative approach.
Hillary Clinton
Sometimes the idiots outvote the sensible people.
H. L. Mencken
So a more sensible thing it seemed to me was to go to Silicon Valley and be pushing on the technology companies to accelerate the use of audio and music in computers.
Thomas Dolby
I’ve often said that far more sensible than a ‘make poverty history’ campaign would be a ‘make wealth history’ campaign. It is, after all, the wealthy people who do all the damage. The less money you earn, the fewer resources you use up.
Tom Hodgkinson
I enjoy doing comic roles that blend with the story. I am looking for cinema that is sensible and is entertaining and engaging, be it is comic or serious.
Biju Menon
The strongest symptom of wisdom in man is his being sensible of his own follies.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Every sensible man, every honorable man, must hold the Christian sect in horror.
Imagine an America where the health care system is dramatically improved simply because people need to go to the doctor less. Preventive health care, aka taking care of your own body, is a sensible way to go!
Tara Stiles
I’m a really good hacker, but I’m not a sensible person.
Richard D. James
That which is not slightly distorted lacks sensible appeal; from which it follows that irregularity – that is to say, the unexpected, surprise and astonishment, are a essential part and characteristic of beauty.
Charles Baudelaire
Who do you think you are, Jane Eyre? Grow up. Be sensible. Don’t get carried away.
David Nicholls
But I won’t bore you any longer on the subject of old men. It won’t make things any better and all my plans of revenge (such as disconnecting the lamp, shutting the door, hiding his clothes) must be abandoned in order to keep the peace. Oh, I’m becoming so sensible!
Anne Frank
I decided at school that the only sensible way to make a living by arranging words in a pleasing order was by working on newspapers, because you got paid at the end of the week or the end of the month.
Terry Pratchett
She’d even violated the only sensible rule of dieting she’d ever run across, the sage advice of the Muppets Miss Piggy, who recommended never eating anything bigger than your head.
Susan Donovan
People should be concerned about installing a more sensible, responsible government. What we [the burmese] need is a government that is accountable and transparent, so that the people know what it is doing and can judge for themselves whether or not they like what is being done.
Aung San Suu Kyi
He took his mouth from hers and stared down at her with eyes so dark they no longer looked blue. “Amanda, do you trust me?” “Of course not,” she said. “I don’t know the first thing about you.” Laughter rustled from his chest. “Sensible woman.
Lisa Kleypas
On the BSkyB bid, Rupert Murdoch is now in town in London seeking to sort things out. I would simply say to him, look how people feel about this. Look how the country has reacted with revulsion to the revelations. So do the decent and sensible thing and reconsider, think again, about your bid for BSkyB.
Nick Clegg
When you live in a small house with five younger siblings, it’s actually far more sensible- and much quicker- to cry alone.
Caitlin Moran
Many black youths are defying stereotypes, achieving good academic results, finding employment and contributing to their communities. But helping those who fall behind is not an exercise in political correctness, it is a precisely what a compassionate – and sensible – state should concern itself with.
David Lammy
Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial interaction with sensible particulars as they occur, whether they copy these in advance or not.
William James
I got a feeling that when I have kids, I’m going to have a little girl, and she’s going to be completely sensible.
Justin Townes Earle
The reality today is that we are all interdependent and have to co-exist on this small planet. Therefore, the only sensible and intelligent way of resolving differences and clashes of interests, whether between individuals or nations, is through dialogue.
Dalai Lama
The easiest diet is, you know, eat vegetables, eat fresh food. Just a really sensible healthy diet like you read about all the time.
Drew Carey
There are people who think that everything one does with a serious face is sensible.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
All sensible politicians favor growth, just as we all favor sound public finances. Both can be achieved if we rationalize spending, invest available resources wisely, and clamp down on tax evasion.
Victor Ponta
To have faith in Divine protection is good, but even beter if backed by the pratical assistance heaven has a right to expect from sensible mortals.
Ellis Peters
I often arrive at quite sensible ideas and judgements, on the spur of the moment. It is when I stop to think that I become foolish.
Jerome K. Jerome
One of my mottos for ‘Currents’ was ‘Give the song what it deserves.’ How would this song flourish? If the song could tell me what it wants, what can I give it? I tried not to dictate it with any sensible or logical decisions.
Kevin Parker
What works for me is a little bit of training and sensible eating. You know, the Cameron Diaz’s of the world put a lot of effort into it! But you can’t have it all – I like going out for dinner with my husband; I like meeting my mates at Starbucks!
Louise Nurding
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We’ll set our approach to borrowing, to spending, to taxation, in a sensible way on a sensible timescale.
Douglas Alexander
For a while, I dallied with the idea of the law – I didn’t really know what it was, but I thought it sounded sensible. And as a child, I wanted to be a goalkeeper. Or a butcher.
Rory Kinnear
I’ve been blessed with pretty strong stamina and healthy genes, so I’d call myself sensible. I’ve had regular mammograms ever since I found a lump in my breast when I was 30. Thankfully, all was well.
Harriet Walter
We have to really appeal to that sensible center.
Dick Durbin
Drinking freshly made juices and eating enough whole foods to provide adequate fiber is a sensible approach to a healthful diet.
Jay Kordich
How on earth can otherwise sensible people get so involved in a football game? You could measure the lasting impact on the lives of the people who played it at just about zero.
Alan Page
Sure, you can do something frothy and ridiculous, but you should probably be confident that it’s going to be a sure-fire hit. Then it’s sensible, because it enables you to make smaller movies. But if you make something frothy and ridiculous that doesn’t work, it’s not worth it.
Paul Bettany
There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man, who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of conferring them on others.
William Temple
Ours is a stable country. Ours is a sensible country. And ours is a fundamentally decent country.
Charles Kennedy
A sensible thanksgiving for mercies received is a mighty prayer in the Spirit of God. It prevails with Him unspeakably.
John Bunyan
What I would like to vote for is a candidate that is socially liberal, a fiscal conservative, broadly libertarian with a small ‘l’ but sensible and pragmatic and with a chance of winning. That’s more or less the empty set.
Tyler Cowen
Dad is a really sound thinker and an accountant by day. I don’t know anybody more sensible. But when he comes to see the Wiggles, he turns up in a big ‘Emma’ T-shirt and a yellow cap with a bow on it.
Emma Watkins
I think that a good mountaineer is usually a sensible mountaineer.
Edmund Hillary
The sensible part of me wanted to dissect my emotions, overthinking and overcomplicating my reaction to Jev.
Becca Fitzpatrick
Few criminals die sensible of their crimes.
Norm MacDonald
To weigh and evaluate a vast grid of information, much of it meaningless, and to arrive at sensible, if erroneous, conclusions, is a skill not to be sneezed at.
Richard Russo
If the ordinary wage-earner worked four hours a day, there would be enough for everybody, and no unemployment — assuming a certain very moderate amount of sensible organization. This idea shocks the well-to-do, because they are convinced that the poor would not know how to use so much leisure.
Bertrand Russell
I am young! Being creative and keeping your brain occupied is very sensible because if you don’t you die, slowly.
Anthony Hopkins
Traders can cause short-term volatility. In the long run, the market must revert to a sensible price/earnings multiple.
Ben Stein
One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once.
Samuel Butler
Maybe if I’d studied writing instead of anthropology, I’d be more sensible. You know – pick a genre, follow the rules, stay in the box – but let’s face it. Sensible people don’t major in anthropology.
Mary Doria Russell
It’s part of the Constitution. People have the right to bear arms. Then the restrictions of it have to be reasonable and sensible. You can’t just remove that right. You’ve got to regulate, consistent with the Second Amendment.
Rudy Giuliani
We want to run at the front, we want to be competitive and, in order to be competitive, we have to have a sensible power unit.
Christian Horner
I do not like punishments. You will never torture a child into duty; but a sensible child will dread the frown of a judicious mother more than all the rods, dark rooms, end scolding school-mistresses in the universe.
Henry Kirke White
In time of war, soldiers, however sensible, care a great deal more on some occasions about slaking their thirst than about the danger of enteric fever. Better known as typhoid, the disease is often spread by drinking contaminated water.
Winston Churchill
I’ve always believed as a value that the government has a vital – not overwhelming, but vital – role to play in furthering human welfare and good. I think we have an important supportive role to play, hopefully intelligent and sensible.
Dick Gephardt
I am proud to join the many state legislators, governors, businessmen and hard-working Americans who have worked to build support and momentum for the idea of the Health Care Compact, and I am proud to introduce the common-sense bill for this sensible solution.
James Lankford
Sensible people have got to work together.
John Lewis
Every start on an untrodden path is a venture which only in unusual circumstances looks sensible and likely to succeed.
Albert Schweitzer
A sensible climate policy would emphasize building resilience into our capacity to adapt to climate changes – whether cooling or warming; whether wholly natural, wholly man-made, or somewhere in between.
Steven F. Hayward
To sensible men, every day is a day of reckoning.
John W. Gardner
Theresa May’s triumph at being the first foreign leader to visit Donald Trump, when she addressed the Republican caucus and advised that it is sensible to engage with Russia but to beware, appears to have come a bit late for Jeff Sessions.
Crispin Blunt
In our family, when you have a part-time job you are then responsible for non-essential clothing. Glittery tops, skirts with tassels, clompy patent leather shoes that are the sensible girl’s version of stilettos.
Sarah Millican
But I believe I rather like superstitious people. They lend color to life. Wouldn’t it be a rather drab world if everybody was wise and sensible . . . and good? What would we find to talk about?
Lucy Maud Montgomery
I’m pro-trade, but I’m pro-sensible trade, not pro-trade that is to the disadvantage of the American worker.
Wilbur Ross
A sound marriage is not based on complete frankness; it is based on a sensible reticence.
Morris L. Ernst
My wife is not insecure at all. She is one of the most sensible persons I know.
Fawad Khan
Why was I condemned to live in a democracy where every fool’s vote is equal to a sensible man’s?
John Wyndham
Generally speaking, among sensible persons, it would seem that a rich man deems that friend a sincere one who does not want to borrow his money; while, among the less favored with fortune’s gifts, the sincere friend is generally esteemed to be the individual who is ready to lend it.
Benjamin Disraeli
Stupidity has its sublime as well as genius, and he who carries that quality to absurdity has reached it; which is always a source of amusement to sensible people.
Christoph Martin Wieland
Weak minds may be injured by novel-reading; but sensible people find both amusement and instruction therein.
Henry Ward Beecher
Science is not a body of facts. Science is a state of mind. It is a way of viewing the world, of facing reality square on but taking nothing on its face. It is about attacking a problem with the most manicured of claws and tearing it down into sensible, edible pieces.
Natalie Angier
It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior.
Anne Bronte
When the masses become better informed about science, they will feel less need for help form supernatural Higher Powers. The need for religion will end when man becomes sensible enough to govern himself.
Francesc Ferrer i Guardia
I am already sensible of decay in the power of walking, and find my memory not so faithful as it used to be. This may be partly owing to the incessant current of new matter flowing constantly through it; but I ascribe to years their share in it also.
Thomas Jefferson
A single seed of fact will produce in a season or two a harvest of calumnies; but sensible men will pay no attention to them.
James Anthony Froude
Sadly, sadly, the sun rose; it rose upon no sadder sight than the man of good abilities and good emotions, incapable of their directed exercise, incapable of his own help and his own happiness, sensible of the blight on him, and resigning himself to let it eat him away.
Charles Dickens
I have loved to the point of madness; That which is called madness, That which to me, Is the only sensible way to love.
Francoise Sagan
If there was a reason why he preferred the liberal tendency to the conservative one (also held to by many of his circle), it was not because he found the liberal tendency more sensible, but it more closely suited his manner of life.
Leo Tolstoy
People might have said we were scaremongering. But here we are: the Competition Commission is intervening, for the first time, in the NHS, to block the sensible collaboration between two NHS hospitals. They can no longer deny it, it’s absolutely clear.
Andy Burnham
Prayer is a sincere, sensible, affectionate pouring out of the soul to God, through Christ, in the strength and assistance of the Spirit, for such things as God has promised.
John Bunyan
A certain degree of ceremony is a necessary outwork of manners, as well as of religion; it keeps the forward and petulant at a proper distance, and is a very small restraint to the sensible and to the well-bred part of the world.
Lord Chesterfield
There is nothing so wrong in this world that a sensible woman can’t set it right in the course of an afternoon.
Jean Giraudoux
I am worried about the Tory party because give or take the odd spasm we have always been seen as pragmatic, sensible, good at our job, sane, reasonable and having the interests of the whole country. Now it is beginning to look like a Brexit sect.
Nicholas Soames
We rarely ever perceive others as being sensible, except for those who agree with us.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I want to ensure that the people of the 5th District continue to benefit from the sensible economic policies under the leadership of President Donald Trump. Because of our President, more African Americans are employed now than ever before in the history of our country.
Angela Stanton-King
There are many reasons why the Republican establishment hates Donald Trump, and some of them are legitimate. I mean, a lot of people have sensible reasons for be being afraid of Trump – Republicans, conservatives.
Rush Limbaugh
And a sensible work strategy might be: surrender to the task but not to the taskmaster, become absorbed in the work itself but never absorb the work ethos.
Michael Foley
Utah’s economy stays strong by adhering to conservative fundamental principles: low and consistent tax rates, smaller and more efficient government, sensible regulation, and empowering the private sector to create jobs.
Gary Herbert
A dream is the meeting of minds; an event in our waking consciousness is the coming together of sensible substances. Hence our feelings by day and our dreams by night are the meetings of mind with mind and of substance with substance.
Lie Yukou
I have an idea that all sensible people
will ultimately be damned.
Nora May French
The characters in the four-lettered word FACT consist of seventy-five percent ACT, so it is always sensible to see the character of a person solely by his ACT or deeds than his words.
Liberals want to live downtown. All over America – in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Georgetown – there are crowds of liberals living in the gritty, ugly, dirty neighborhoods sensible people are trying to flee.
P. J. O’Rourke
Humanity is not without answers or solutions regarding how to liberate itself from scenarios that invariably end with mass exterminations. Tools such as compassion, trust, empathy, love, and ethical discernment are already in our possession. The next sensible step would be to use them.
A moral, sensible, and well-bred manWill not affront me, and no other can.
William Cowper
Few are sufficiently sensible of the importance of that economy in reading which selects, almost exclusively, the very first order of books. Why, except for some special reason, read an inferior book, at the very time you might be reading one of the highest order?
John Foster
If I am right in supposing it to be comparatively easy to make capital-goods so abundant that the marginal efficiency of capital is zero, this may be the most sensible way of gradually getting rid of many of the objectionable features of capitalism.
John Maynard Keynes
It is sensible of me to be aware that I will die one of these days. I will not ‘pass away.’
Donald Hall
Vanity, I am sensible, is my cardinal vice and cardinal folly; and I am in continual danger, when in company, of being led an ignis fatuus chase by it.
John Adams
She was sensible and clever, but eager in everything; her sorrows, her joys, could have no moderation.
Jane Austen
I want to make sensible commercial films.
Paresh Rawal
The Lady: a fluty voice, sensible shoes, a melancholy sense of living by rules few still remember.
Mason Cooley
Again the message to experimentalists is: Be sensible but don’t be impressed too much by negative arguments. If at all possible, try it and see what turns up. Theorists almost always dislike this sort of approach.
Francis Crick
The foundation for a new era was laid but yesterday. The human was given its first chance to become truly civilised when it took courage to question all things and made ‘knowledge and understanding’ the foundation upon which to create a more reasonable and sensible society of human beings.
Hendrik Willem van Loon
So many actors are lively-minded, creative people who just tread water in this awful way, waiting for the phone to ring and doing their hair for auditions. It feels like a bit of a dreamer’s life – as opposed to a sensible ventriloquist’s life.
Nina Conti
The grip of the NRA is so suffocating in Washington that politicians are too afraid of the gun lobby to pass even the most sensible reforms, like universal background checks.
John Fetterman
There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it.
Charles Caleb Colton
The law itself exhibits justice and teaches wisdom by abstinence from sensible images and by calling out to the Maker and Father of the universe.
Clement of Alexandria
The only thing that I have to be assured of is that the character must be negative for a sensible reason. She should not be behind everyone’s life just for fun, which is the case in many serials. Moreover, it will also test my potential as an actor, so playing a negative character would be an interesting challenge for me.
Sriti Jha
I’m obsessed with 666 because the best way to fight your enemy is to know him, and of course my enemy is the devil, as it should be every sensible man’s enemy.
Demis Roussos
Observe the forms and beauties of sensible things and comprehend the Word of God in them. If you do so, the truth will reveal to you in all such things only He who made them.
Johannes Scotus Eriugena
It is sensible to have a safeguard against unemployment.
Glynis Johns
An accession of wealth is a dangerous predicament for a man. At first he is stunned if the accession be sudden, and is very humble and very grateful. Then he begins to speak a little louder, people think him more sensible, and soon he thinks himself so.
Richard Cecil
The dullest observer must be sensible of the order and serenity prevalent in those households where the occasional exercise of a beautiful form of worship in the morning gives, as it were, the keynote to every temper for the day, and attunes every spirit to harmony.
Washington Irving
A right to property is founded in our natural wants, in the means with which we are endowed to satisfy these wants, and the right to what we acquire by those means without violating the similar rights of other sensible beings.
Thomas Jefferson
The first thing we become convinced of is that man is organized so as to be far more sensible of pain than of pleasure.
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
We had individuality. We did as we pleased. We stayed up late. We dressed the way we wanted. I used to whiz down Sunset Boulevard in my open Kissel, with several red chow dogs to match my hair. Today, they’re sensible and end up with better health. But we had more fun.
Clara Bow
My dad is this very sensible guy who never let me feel that anything was beyond my station.
Mireille Enos
‘Never do the dishes without music,’ my brother Mark once advised me – the same brother who once ate a spoonful of refrigerated dog food to escape his turn at the kitchen sink. And really, it may be the most sensible advice I’ve been given.
Anthony Doerr
I shall never have a bath again,” I said. “Just dont have one too often,” my grandmother said. “Once a month is quite enough for a sensible child.” It was at times like these that I loved my grandmother more than ever.
Roald Dahl
Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.
Grover Cleveland
If Romeo and Juliet make a tragedy of it nowadays, they have only to blame their own mismanagement, for the world is with them as it has never been before, and all sensible fathers and mothers know it.
Richard Le Gallienne
I’ve always been sensible with my money. I can’t say I’m a business genius.
Jasper Carrott
He hath not eat paper, as it were; he hath not drunk ink; his intellect is not replenished; he is only an animal, only sensible in the duller parts. (Shakespeare, Love’s Labor’s Lost, IV)
William Shakespeare
According to polls, a majority (around 60+ percent) opposes the radar base. But it’s not necessarily the sensible part of the Czech population. The demonstrations against the base are usually organized by communists, Islamists, and “peaceful feminists” (which is fortunately not a numerous group).
Lubos Motl
In order to act, you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.
Georges Clemenceau
I don’t think any sensible person would disagree that the invasion of Iraq led to the massive level of instability that we’re seeing right now. I think that was one of the worst foreign policy blunders in the modern history of the United States.
Bernie Sanders
One, if one is sensible, blames government, not the servers of government, not those entangled in their governments.
Taylor Caldwell
The failure to work out sensible budgets makes it impossible for government agencies to make long-term plans, and instead leaves them scrambling to spend money in the short term.
Matt Taibbi
Men of the most robust make, observe that in looking upon sore eyes they often feel a very sensible soreness in their own, which proceeds from the same reason; that organ being in the strongest man more delicate, than any other part of the body is in the weakest.
Adam Smith
the appetite for thinking must be regulated, as all sensible people know, for it may stifle one’s life.
Susan Sontag
Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
H. L. Mencken
Spain’s parties must steel themselves to do the sensible thing and treat the Catalonia issue with the seriousness it deserves.
Carles Puigdemont
A single woman with a very narrow income must be a ridiculous, disagreeable old maid – the proper sport of boys and girls; but a single woman of good fortune is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as anybody else.
Jane Austen
There is as much wisdom in soliciting good counsel as in giving it. The most sensible people are not reluctant to consider the feelings of other people; and to know how to submit to the wise guidance of others is a kind of wisdom in itself.
Madeleine de Souvre, marquise de Sable
The people sensible enough to give good advice are usually sensible enough to give none.
Eden Phillpotts
All sensible people are selfish, and nature is tugging at every contract to make the terms of it fair.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
[The sensate body possesses] an art of interrogating the sensible according to its own wishes, an inspired exegesis.
Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Jane’s stories are extremely sensible. Then Diana puts too many murders into hers. She says most of the time she doesn’t know what to do with the people so she kills them off to get rid of them.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Human language can but imperfectly describe God’s ways. I am sensible of the fact that they are indescribable and inscrutable. But if mortal man will dare to describe them, he has no better medium than his own inarticulate speech.
Mahatma Gandhi
Actually, I think it’s quite sensible not to take yourself too seriously.
Charles Kennedy
In short, Anarchism means a condition or society where all men and women are free, and where all enjoy equally the benefits of an ordered and sensible life.
Alexander Berkman
The Rat, meanwhile, was busy examining the label on one of the beer-bottles. “I perceive this to be Old Burton,” he remarked approvingly. “Sensible Mole! The very thing! Now we shall be able to mull some ale. Get the things ready, Mole, while I draw the corks.”
Kenneth Grahame
When we are in the company of sensible men, we ought to be doubly cautious of talking too much, lest we lose two good things, their good opinion and our own improvement; for what we have to say we know, but what they have to say we know not.
Charles Caleb Colton
When our Lord says, we must be converted and become as little children, I suppose he means also, that we must be sensible of our weakness, comparatively speaking, as a little child.
George Whitefield
The vast majority of Malaysians are sensible people; they’re moderates, they want peace, they want harmonious race relations at home. They look for national unity.
Najib Razak
The only sensible way to regard the art life is that it is a privilege you are willing to pay for… You may cite honors and attentions and even money paid, but I would have you note that these were paid a long time after the creator had gone through his struggles.
Robert Henri
True wisdom is a thing very extraordinary. Happy are they that have it: and next to them, not those many that think they have it, but those few that are sensible of their own defects and imperfections, and know that they have it not.
John Tillotson
We try to make sensible decisions with the facts in front of us. The problem with sensible decisions is that so is everyone else.
Paul Arden
I started to write as a child as soon as I could read, or even before, when my mother read me Beatrix Potter at bedtime. Writing seemed to me to be the only sensible way to live and be happy.
Jane Gardam
The ordinary, utterly mundane reason behind the massacre makes it somehow more terrible, and far more depressing. The word ‘senseless’ springs to mind, and Idris thwarts it. It’s what people always say. A senseless act of violence. A senseless murder. As if you could commit sensible murder.
Khaled Hosseini
Time flies so fast after youth is past that we cannot accomplish one half the many things we have in mind or indeed one half our duties. The only safe and sensible plan is to make other things give way to the essentials, and the first of these is fly fishing.
Theodore Gordon
To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule.
Emily Post
There are two important things to remember about ‘entitlements’: They are hugely popular programs for a very good reason, and actual sensible ‘reform’ would mean improving them, not sacrificing them at the altar of ‘fiscal responsibility.’
Alex Pareene
If we were sensible we would seek death – the same blissful blank which we enjoyed before we existed.
H. P. Lovecraft
You can’t go do the Green New Deal. It’s a set of aspirations that don’t really bring us to sensible action.
Matt Gaetz
I’ve been very sensible with the money I made, and I did make good money.
Neve Campbell
If man could apply half the ingenuity he’s exhibited in the creation of weapons to more sensible ends, there’s no limit to what he might yet accomplish
Mark Frost
You know, any sane magician would never reveal his method of deception. And I don’t think that a sensible musician would either.
Van Dyke Parks
Show me a sensible person who likes himself or herself! I know myself too well to like what I see. I know but too well that I’m not what I’d like to be.
Golda Meir