|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|I am almost frightened out of my seven senses.|
CervantesDon Quixote. Pt. I. Bk. III. Ch. IX.
| Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.|
Lewis CarrollAlice in Wonderland. Ch. IX.
| He had used the word in its Pickwickian sense
he had merely considered him a humbug in a Pickwickian point of view.|
DickensPickwick Papers. Ch. I. The quarrel in the Pickwick Club is a literal paraphrase of a scene in the House of Commons during a debate, April 17, 1823, when Brougham and Canning quarreled over an accusation which was decided should be taken as political, not personal.
|Him of the western dome, whose weighty sense|
Flows in fit words and heavenly eloquence.
DrydenAbsalom and Achitophel. Pt. I. L. 868.
| They received the use of the five operations of the Lord and in the sixth place he imparted them understanding, and in the seventh speech, an interpreter of the cogitations thereof.|
Ecclesiasticus. XVII. 5.
|Be sober, and to doubt prepense,|
These are the sinews of good sense.
Sir William HamiltonNotes on Reid. From the Fragments of Epicharmus. 255.
|Rarus enim ferme sensus communis in illa|
Generally common sense is rare in that (higher) rank.
JuvenalSatires. VIII. 73.
| If Poverty is the Mother of Crimes, want of Sense is the Father.|
La BruyèreThe Characters or Manners of the Present Age. Vol. II. Ch. II.
| Entre le bon sens et le bon goût il y a la différence de la cause à son effet.|
Between good sense and good taste there is the difference between cause and effect.
La BruyèreLes Caractères. XII.
|Il nest rien dinutile aux personnes de sens.|
Sensible people find nothing useless.
La FontaineFables. V. 19.
|Whateer in her Horizon doth appear,|
She is one Orb of Sense, all Eye, all aiery Ear.
Henry MoreAntidote against Atheism.
|What thin partitions sense from thought divide.|
PopeEssay on Man. Ep. I. L. 226. And thin partitions do their bounds divide. DrydenAbsalom and Achitophel.
|Good sense which only is the gift of Heaven,|
And though no science, fairly worth the seven.
PopeMoral Essays. Ep. IV. L. 43.
|Tis use alone that sanctifies expense|
And splendor borrows all her rays from sense.
PopeMoral Essays. Ep. IV. L. 179.
|Fool, tis in vain from wit to wit to roam:|
Know, sense, like charity, begins at home.
|Oft has good nature been the fools defence,|
And honest meaning gilded want of sense.
ShenstoneOde to a Lady.
|Huzzaed out of my seven senses.|
Spectator. No. 616. Nov. 5, 1774.
|Le sens commun nest pas si commun.|
Common sense is not so common.
VoltairePhilosophical Dict. Self Love.
|Sense is our helmet, wit is but the plume;|
The plume exposes, tis our helmet saves.
Sense is the diamond, weighty, solid, sound;
When cut by wit, it casts a brighter beam;
Yet, wit apart, it is a diamond still.
YoungNight Thoughts. Night VIII. L. 1,254.