Common Sense Quotes and Sayings / The Bumper Book of Common Sense

Summary Guidelines: Observations relating to Common SenseTruth and Belief / Clear Thinking / Emotions / Certainty and Probability / Doing Things / Problem Solving / Verbal Arguments / People / Ways of Thinking / Life Skills


“Just one piece of Common Sense used when otherwise you wouldn’t have done can change your life.”


Common Sense is a collection of general guidelines and principles that relate to how we should live in the world. To help us best meet the challenges we face and exploit opportunities that are all around us. Common Sense offers no guarantees, but it significantly increases the odds of us being able to lead a fulfilling and satisfying life. It helps prevent us making poor decisions and making avoidable mistakes.

The world is a complex and often confusing place, and the proper application of Common Sense will enable you to interact far more effectively with the world than you would otherwise do. Many of the problems we have in our lives can be largely avoided or can be significantly reduced through the proper application of Common Sense.

This site complements The Bumper Book of Common Sense by providing additional examples for much of the guidance given in that book and by providing training through quizzes and tests.

Here at About Common Sense we believe you can significantly improve your life through improving what we term your Common Sense. And you can significantly improve your Common Sense by better understanding the principles and guidance of Common Sense and by exercising your brain to better be able to apply the principles and guidelines of Common Sense.

Note that this site will be under continuing development. We will be looking at improving how we get across the guidance we already have. We will be adding other topics. We will be continuing to develop the Quizzes and Tests. If you have suggestions for improving what we already have, please let us know. If you have any additional material you believe fits in with what we are trying to achieve please let us know. If you believe there is good material on other sites, to which we can provide a link, please let us know.

As sub-topics under this topic level “About” menu item we have:

Common Sense Quotes and Sayings: some of the things others have said relating to common sense.

THE BUMPER BOOK OF COMMON SENSE: Reference to and the contents list for a listing over 3,000 statements of common sense.

Summary Guidelines: some statements of Common Sense, both widely applicable and under certain topic headings.

See also the list of topics under Contents, and Quizzes and Tests.

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