Top 294 Common Quotes

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“Anti-Semitism is extremely common.”

― A. N. Wilson

“Scientific thought and its creation is the common and shared heritage of mankind.”

― Abdus Salam

“I have found that my fan base is a bit above average when compared to the common horror fan.”

― Adam Green

“No complaint… is more common than that of a scarcity of money.”

― Adam Smith

“Our future is our sense of common destiny.”

― Ahmet Davutoglu

“A common price isn’t the lowest price. It will most obviously be the highest price.”

― Alexey Miller

“In common use almost every word has many shades of meaning, and therefore needs to be interpreted by the context.”

― Alfred Marshall

“Common sense is genius in homespun.”

― Alfred North Whitehead

“The common Notions of Liberty are not from School Divines, but from Nature.”

― Algernon Sidney

“Actors and singers share common ground in that they both express something.”

― Andra Day

“Pressure and stress is the common cold of the psyche.”

― Andrew Denton

“The euro is our common fate, and Europe is our common future.”

― Angela Merkel

“I have no concern for the common man except that he should not be so common.”

― Angus Wilson

“The common goals of Puerto Rico and the United States have always been for the benefit of both.”

― Anibal Acevedo Vila

“The West Coast is so different from the common perceptions of it.”

― Ann Maxwell

“I feel we are all islands – in a common sea.”

― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“The most confounding thing of all is that we still haven’t identified the cause of 20% to 30% of adult common colds.”

― Anthony Fauci

“It is so common in middle-class families to consider modelling and acting not serious.”

― Anushka Sharma

“In a balanced organization, working towards a common objective, there is success.”

― Arthur Helps

“Common sense is often underrated.”

― Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

“I have a lot in common with Moana. I mean, we both grew up on islands. We both are deeply rooted in our culture.”

― Auli’i Cravalho

“A liberty subject to law and subordinate to the common welfare.”

― Bainbridge Colby

“Arguably, it was the introduction of international non-proliferation treaties in the late ’80s that finally led to the missiles being removed from Greenham Common.”

― Beeban Kidron

“We have much more in common with other people than we have apart.”

― Ben Carson

“Members of Congress have more in common with the people they hobnob in Washington, D.C., than they do with the people they’re supposed to represent.”

― Ben Shapiro

“Valor is common but great souls are rare.”

― Bernard Joseph Saurin

“Corruption is one of the most common reasons I hear in views that criticize aid.”

― Bill Gates

“Common Core is a big win for education.”

― Bill Gates

“Our skin colours may vary, but what’s upstairs – there’s certain things we’ve all got in common.”

― Billy Gibbons

“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”

― Booker T. Washington

“Dignify and glorify common labor. It is at the bottom of life that we must begin, not at the top.”

― Booker T. Washington

“I have more in common with a three-toed sloth or a one-eyed pterodactyl or a Kalamata olive than I have with Winston Churchill.”

― Boris Johnson

“The composition of a common world would be the definition of politics.”

― Bruno Latour

“The common person fears to think beyond the common.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“Apparently, blaming oneself for debilitating student debt is common.”

― Camille Perri

“Our common goal is to keep Hong Kong from chaos, severe polarisation, and violence.”

― Carrie Lam

“The one thing that all great cities have in common is that they are all different.”

― Cate Blanchett

“Common sense says that chairs and tables exist independently of whether anyone happens to perceive them or not.”

― Charles D. Broad

“By common consent, most European countries support the maintenance of robust welfare states and are comfortable with taxation systems that support them.”

― Charles Kennedy

“Read not Milton, for he is dry; nor Shakespeare, for he wrote of common life.”

― Charles Stuart Calverley

“Common folk didn’t have last names in the 8th and 9th centuries.”

― Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

“Uncommon valor was a common virtue.”

― Chester W. Nimitz

“What all my favorite comedians have in common is extraordinary honesty.”

― Chris Gethard

“We should roll back Common Core.”

― Chris Gibson

“Although separating mitochondria and microsomes might appear worlds apart from the determination of the molecular weight of macromolecules, certain concepts were common to the two operations and could be usefully transposed from the latter to the former.”

― Christian de Duve

“This freedom of political discussion on the highest level is something which Western civilization has in common with that of classical antiquity, but with no other.”

― Christopher Dawson

“The left has lost the common touch.”

― Christopher Lasch

“There needs to be fiscal common sense.”

― Chuck Fleischmann

“My grandmother was a minister as well, which was not that common in the 1930s.”

― Colin Firth

“We need a common enemy to unite us.”

― Condoleezza Rice

“There is no longer a single common impediment to blacks emerging in this society.”

― Constance Baker Motley

“I think Mr. Trump and Paul Ryan have a lot in common.”

― Corey Lewandowski

“The ancient Apostles were common men, and that was part of their credential.”

― David A. Bednar

“It used to be that, whenever I walked around without my old piercings, that I was very rarely recognized – it wasn’t a common thing; I could be somewhat incognito.”

― David Draiman

“The shortcoming of purely political discourse between Christians and Jews arises from the fact that it is largely built upon the perception of a common enemy.”

― David Novak

“All modern secularity requires is that our public norms and the arguments for them not presuppose common acceptance of Jewish or Christian revelation, even if these public norms are consistent with a particular community’s revelation and the authoritative teachings it derives from that revelation.”

― David Novak

“The rise or fall of wages is common to all states of society, whether it be the stationary, the advancing, or the retrograde state.”

― David Ricardo

“It’s very important that we all have a common understanding of our purpose as a business – what we aspire to – and a strategy for achieving it.”

― Dennis Muilenburg

“That vision of a common culture is now simply a remote wistfulness.”

― Dennis Potter

“Lincoln and Clinton had a lot in common in the way they were elected: In both cases, they were dark horses. In both cases, they were from small states. In both cases, they were not the favorite for their parties’ nomination.”

― Dick Morris

“With a little bit of common sense, anything is achievable.”

― Dick Strawbridge

“My philosophy is simple: It’s a down-home, common, horse-sense approach to things.”

― Dolly Parton

“The Good Friday/Belfast Agreement was a bilateral one between ourselves and Ireland and did not involve the E.U. at all. It just presupposed common E.U. membership as a facilitator of its successful operation.”

― Dominic Grieve

“In the fifties, no one wore beards. In Eisenhower’s day, as in the time of the Founding Fathers, all chins were smooth, while during the Civil War, beards were as common as sepsis.”

― Donald Hall

“I have the support of the common people.”

― Doug Ford

“Americans are a quarter of a billion people who have almost nothing in common except for the fact they’ve been told they have lots in common.”

― Douglas Coupland

“Gay men don’t have much in common with lesbians.”

― Douglas Murray

“Youngstown and Toledo have a lot in common.”

― Ed O’Neill

“The worst thing you can do after a test screening is slash it for the lowest common denominator.”

― Edgar Wright

“Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.”

― Edith Wharton

“According to the now almost universally accepted theory, all the races of mankind had a common origin.”

― Ellsworth Huntington

“This is an industry that doesn’t have the common cold… It has cholera.”

― Emanuel Azenberg

“Without a common loyalty to either a state or a church they have nevertheless a vast deal in common.”

― Emily Greene Balch

“I like to go for walks on Wandsworth Common and feed the ducklings.”

― Emma Healey

“All good books have one thing in common – they are truer than if they had really happened.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“Marriage is not common in Sweden.”

― Eva Gabrielsson

“The only way Democrats can govern in this country is by making common cause with moderates and independents.”

― Evan Bayh

“The E.U. needs a strategy that marries a shared vision to common action.”

― Federica Mogherini

“Bolsonaro is a tropical Trump. They have a very common agenda, a very regressive agenda, when it comes to civil rights, social rights, and environmental rights.”

― Fernando Haddad

“A lot of people recognise me now, especially the younger generations, definitely. But it’s not that common.”

― Fran Kirby

“Our common responsibility is to put Europe’s interests first.”

― Francois Hollande

“Exclusive homosexuality is not very common in nature.”

― Frans de Waal

“I’m a common dude.”

― Freddie Gibbs

“The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Leadership – mobilization toward a common goal.”

― Garry Wills

“I’ve worked with Fred Upton, and I think we’ve got a lot of common agreement on energy production.”

― Gene Green

“Man’s nature, originally good and common to all, should develop unhampered.”

― Georg Simmel

“We must seek the loving-kindness of God in all the breadth and open-air of common life.”

― George A. Smith

“The civilized world has a common stake in defeating the terrorists.”

― George P. Shultz

“In its lowest, most common form, inspiration is simple charisma that becomes magnified by the media, as with Ronald Reagan or Bill Clinton.”

― George Packer

“Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.”

― George Washington

“There is no ‘European people’ united by common mores.”

― George Will

“Our common liberty is consecrated by a common sorrow.”

― George William Curtis

“The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“No one of this nation ever begs, for the houses of all are common to all; and they consider liberality and hospitality amongst the first virtues.”

― Giraldus Cambrensis

“Tennessee Williams was a gifted talker with a beautiful accent and we had lots of things in common.”

― Gloria Swanson

“I would say there’s a lot of similarity between folk and punk. It’s written for the common man.”

― Greg Graffin

“Food is a common denominator for all people.”

― Guy Fieri

“All of my tales are based on the fundamental premise that common human laws and emotions have no validity or significance in the cosmos-at-large.”

― H. P. Lovecraft

“We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance.”

― Hannah Arendt

“The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.”

― Harlan Ellison

“Common sense is calculation applied to life.”

― Henri Frederic Amiel

“To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success.”

― Henry J. Heinz

“You can’t create a mass market if you don’t have a common standard.”

― Henry Samueli

“Common sense is very uncommon.”

― Horace Greeley

“I get paid to do what I enjoy, not that common a condition.”

― Ian Hislop

“You have to have the common sense.”

― Ivana Trump

“If we have a common currency, the main regulator for policy in the country is the fiscal policy.”

― Iveta Radicova

“Triceratops is very common: they are the cows of the Cretaceous; they are everywhere.”

― Jack Horner

“We must be out of the protectionist common external tariff, which mainly protects inefficient E.U. industries at the cost to British consumers.”

― Jacob Rees-Mogg

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”

― James Beard

“Proverbs may not improperly be called the philosophy of the common people.”

― James Howell

“It has been common knowledge to informed collectors that many times the finest and rarest art glass is found unsigned.”

― James Lafferty

“Death calls ye to the crowd of common men.”

― James Shirley

“Christianity is part of the common law.”

― James Wilson

“Contrary to common assumption, many of the wealthiest Americans aren’t worried about the weakening economy at all. They are actually excited about it.”

― Jamie Johnson

“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.”

― Jane Addams

“Melanoma is not the most common of skin cancers, but it is the most dangerous if not found in the early stages.”

― Jane Green

“A common complaint about stories that include excessive coincidence is that the story is ‘unrealistic.’”

― Jane Lindskold

“Our challenge is to remind ourselves that we do have common interest, common grounds, and common dreams.”

― Janet Reno

“Actors usually have a lot in common with kids.”

― Jason Robards

“Verse, singing, and speech have a common origin.”

― Jean Philippe Rameau

“Emphasis on the common emotive or affective origins of music and words in the first cries of humankind undermines words.”

― Jean Philippe Rameau

“The thing that motivates me is a very common form of motivation. And that is, with other folks counting on me, it’s so easy to be motivated.”

― Jeff Bezos

“It’s common for information previously considered unclassified to be upgraded to classified before being publicly released.”

― Jennifer Palmieri

“I only socialise with people that I have a lot in common with.”

― Jenny Eclair

“Rage can be so common it turns ambient.”

― Jenny Zhang

“Texans have in common with Australians, in that they are quite strong, hardy people.”

― Jerry Hall

“Conservatives and liberals can find common ground.”

― Jesse Jackson

“Blatant hostility and racism toward whites is common among black youth.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“The most common place I get stopped by fans is the ladies’.”

― Jessica Raine

“What happens in the Senate is the Republicans sink to the lowest common denominator.”

― Jim DeMint

“I support development and deployment of a limited national missile defense. Few if any of our duties surpass our obligation to provide for the common defense of our nation.”

― Joe Lieberman

“Describing certain sounds, there’s a common language that guitar players have.”

― Joe Perry

“There is still no cure for the common birthday.”

― John Glenn

“Situationism is a ludicrous proposition. It’s ill-formed and it’s perfectly French. That Gallic disposition towards common sense. L’Anarchie!”

― John Lydon

“Poetry is a mixture of common sense, which not all have, with an uncommon sense, which very few have.”

― John Masefield

“If operating in a network environment, do not place public domain or shareware programs in a common file-server directory that could be accessible to any other PC on the network.”

― John McAfee

“The common class of mankind are actuated by no nobler principle than that of self-interest; this and this alone determines all adventurers in privateers: the owners, as well as those whom they employ.”

― John Paul Jones

“Although NFL teams have common interests such as promoting the NFL brand, they are still separate, profit-making entities, and their interests in licensing team trademarks are not necessarily aligned.”

― John Paul Stevens

“Consumers around the world are excited to share common experiences.”

― John Quelch

“I make a list of what I have in common, and what I don’t have in common, with someone I’m playing.”

― John Turturro

“I’ve little in common with the scene in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. I’m a New Yorker.”

― Jon Oringer

“My paintings and comedy have a lot in common. They are both improvisations based on observation.”

― Jonathan Winters

“There now exists a factor which was formerly lacking – the spirit of the nation has been aroused, and a common misfortune, a common debasement, has united all the inhabitants of the Islands.”

― Jose Rizal

“Desire is individual. Happiness is common.”

― Julian Casablancas

“A lot of films seem to go to the lowest common denominator.”

― Julie Andrews

“Before I thought there was a common denominator between my films – as if all my characters were sisters – but I’m not so sure now.”

― Juliette Binoche

“I am an untrained musician and a common man’s singer.”

― Kailash Kher

“The worst affected from corruption is the common man.”

― Kailash Kher

“My inspiration comes from the common man and nature.”

― Kailash Kher

“Any common man can relate to the story that ‘Ye Hai Mohabbatein’ has.”

― Karan Patel

“Stories are the common ground that allow people to connect, despite all our defences and all our differences.”

― Kate Forsyth

“When I do concerts and recitals, the two most common requests are spirituals and opera.”

― Kathleen Battle

“Composers, like authors, have a lot in common. Our main goal is to connect with the listener emotionally.”

― Ken Hill

“What is the most common investor mistake? Trading – getting in and getting out at all the wrong times, for all the wrong reasons.”

― Kenneth Fisher

“A concert is a concert is a concert is a concert. An album is an album is an album is an album. Musically, both have nothing in common.”

― Klaus Schulze

“None of us wants to be reminded that dementia is random, relentless, and frighteningly common.”

― Laurie Graham

“We might have been – these are but common words, and yet they make the sum of life’s bewailing.”

― Letitia Elizabeth Landon

“Food is the common language for all of us.”

― Lidia Bastianich

“The fight against terror is a common imperative for democracies and must become so for all nations.”

― Lionel Jospin

“Absence – that common cure of love.”

― Lord Byron

“In common with many others in the varied branches of our profession, my academic education is subnormal.”

― Loretta Young

“On this team, we’re all united in a common goal: to keep my job.”

― Lou Holtz

“Extreme sports tricks are becoming increasingly complex, the courses ever more challenging and crashes all too common.”

― Lucy Walker

“The thing the Buddhists and the Sufis have in common is a belief that religious certainties are destructive.”

― Luke Rhinehart

“My black brothers and sisters – of all religious beliefs, or of no religious beliefs – we all have in common the greatest binding tie we could have. We are all black people!”

― Malcolm X

“One thing that those who are in shape have in common is that we are restricting. When eating, we are choosing what we put in our bodies. This arrests unconscious eating.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I just believe in common courtesy.”

― Marcia Fudge

“India and Italy have a lot in common, especially the tradition of luxury.”

― Marco Bizzarri

“Whatsoever things common to man, that man has done, man can do.”

― Marcus Garvey

“Aggression is the most common behavior used by many organizations, a nearly invisible medium that influences all decisions and actions.”

― Margaret J. Wheatley

“Be able to identify the most common breeds of dogs and cats on sight.”

― Marilyn vos Savant

“A national currency, with the Euro as a common currency – that wouldn’t bother me.”

― Marine Le Pen

“If Turkey is prepared to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, then its leaders can proceed immediately to direct dialogue with its counterparts in Armenia to define a common vision for the future.”

― Mark Foley

“It seems paradoxical that, as medical scientists make huge advances in discovering the mechanisms of common diseases, fewer and fewer innovative drugs are reaching the market.”

― Mark Walport

“I’m not posh or common, I’m in between.”

― Martin Freeman

“’Nice’ is not a common label for comedians, but it is for Canadians. I like it.”

― Martin Short

“Getting snail mail is one of my favorite indulgences, and I think receiving mail is actually a common joy.”

― Mary Lambert

“Romantics consider common sense vulgar.”

― Mason Cooley

“Experience join’d with common sense, To mortals is a providence.”

― Matthew Green

“Christianity is part of the Common Law of England.”

― Matthew Hale

“It is common for those that are farthest from God, to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church.”

― Matthew Henry

“In TV, a woman helping another woman break in? Not that common.”

― Megyn Kelly

“Journalists hold themselves apart, and above, the common person. They have rules designed to ensure their objectivity and impartiality.”

― Michael Arrington

“Life is lived in common, but not in community.”

― Michael Harrington

“It’s fairly common knowledge that a startup can’t execute on two products simultaneously.”

― Michael Seibel

“Fishermen and coaches have one thing in common: both need to be very patient.”

― Miroslav Klose

“Humanity is not common in its views.”

― Mitt Romney

“A president must serve only the common cause of the people of the United States.”

― Mitt Romney

“There is no common ground between us and Iran.”

― Mohammad bin Salman

“South Korea and the U.S. share common interests with regard to the North Korean nuclear issue, so I promise that South Korea will fully consult with the U.S. on the deployment of THAAD.”

― Moon Jae-in

“If we reject science, we reject the common man.”

― Naguib Mahfouz

“Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte

“The common denominator is a love of music.”

― Natasha Bedingfield

“Radio football is football reduced to its lowest common denominator.”

― Nick Hornby

“I would say I have more in common with drag queens than I do with most people.”

― Nicole Byer

“The higher truths are, the more cautious one must be with them; otherwise, they are converted into common things, and common things are not believed.”

― Nikolai Gogol

“A desire of gain is common to mankind, and the general motive to business and industry.”

― Oliver Ellsworth

“We have not provided our frontline supervisors and managers and individuals with the proper procedures that would allow them to use their common sense.”

― Oscar Munoz

“We have points in common with the FDP, particularly when it comes to tax.”

― Otto Schily

“The whole melodrama of the Middle East would be improved if amnesia were as common here as it is in melodramatic plots.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“Following the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, $3 per gallon gasoline became common and our nation has come under considerable strain.”

― Paul Gillmor

“The most valuable writers are those in whom we find not themselves, or ourselves, or the fugitive era of their lifetimes, but the common vision of all times.”

― Paul Horgan

“Sometimes we are separated by differences, and sometimes we are united by common ideals of respect and compassion.”

― Paul Watson

“It is kind of nice to have a common purpose.”

― Paul Wolfowitz

“The euro is a vital issue for Germany. There is no other country that derives as much benefit from the common domestic market and the monetary union as Germany.”

― Peer Steinbruck

“’Zolten’ is a common Hungarian name, it’s my wife’s maiden name and most importantly, it’s the name of Dracula’s dog.”

― Penn Jillette

“My surname, Buttigieg (Boot-edge-edge), is very common in my father’s country of origin, the tiny island of Malta, and nowhere else.”

― Pete Buttigieg

“We are distressed by the unilateral actions of those provinces that are clearly determined to redefine what our common faith was once.”

― Peter Akinola

“I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony.”

― Peter O’Toole

“The common denominator of all my friends is that they’re dead.”

― Peter O’Toole

“We observe closely related species in sympatry and infer how they evolved from a common ancestor.”

― Peter R. Grant

“There is no room any more for the divisive agenda which has been sought to be foisted on the common man.”

― Piyush Goyal

“It is a common saying, and in everybody’s mouth, that life is but a sojourn.”

― Plato

“The common thread in all my projects is ‘girls being awesome.’ Can we make that a genre?”

― Rae Carson

“Common man is always benefited by a rate cut.”

― Raghuram Rajan

“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Contrary to common belief, Christian fiction did not begin with Catherine Marshall, Janette Oke, or Frank Peretti.”

― Randy Alcorn

“There certainly are some good aspects to Common Core.”

― Randy Hultgren

“There are common denominators that unite all members of al-Nahda: There is no one in al-Nahda who doubts about Islam There is no one in al-Nahda that believes in extremist views of Islam.”

― Rashid al-Ghannushi

“It seems to be a common denominator with a lot of comics, this low self-esteem thing.”

― Ray Romano

“It’s a common misconception that money is every entrepreneur’s metric for success. It’s not, and nor should it be.”

― Richard Branson

“We have a huge amount of DNA in common with jellyfish.”

― Richard Dawkins

“That’s one of the ways language evolved, by some very obscure form becoming common usage. And I must say that I’m very intrigued by use of language and slang, and criminal underground terms.”

― Ricky Jay

“The totally convinced and the totally stupid have too much in common for the resemblance to be accidental.”

― Robert Anton Wilson

“And if you are playing in several meters at once, there has to be a – not a rigid – but there definitely has to be a reference to a common pulse in the band.”

― Robert Fripp

“Perjury is the basest and meanest and most cowardly of crimes. What can it do? Perjury can change the common air that we breathe into the axe of an executioner.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“A common and highly effective method for challenging a statement is to compare it to the previous statements of the witness for consistency and to compare it with the physical evidence.”

― Robert P. McCulloch

“Stegosaurus was common only on well drained, dry soil.”

― Robert T. Bakker

“So whenever I hear The Beatles I always feel I’ve got a lot in common with everybody else.”

― Robyn Hitchcock

“The common denominator of the great women leaders in the world – Indira Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir – is that they’re dramatically nonsexual.”

― Rod Lurie

“The thing with all the Founding Fathers, one of the most common words they used was ‘posterity.’ They were constantly referring to posterity.”

― Ron Chernow

“While fractal geometry is often used in high-tech science, its patterns are surprisingly common in traditional African designs.”

― Ron Eglash

“I’ve worked with Bette Davis, John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda. Here’s the thing they all have in common: They all, even in their 70s, worked a little harder than everyone else.”

― Ron Howard

“Business and the state have a common interest; not an adversarial interest.”

― Roy Barnes

“We all have a common enemy, and it is evil.”

― Ruby Bridges

“Leadership means forming a team and working toward common objectives that are tied to time, metrics, and resources.”

― Russel Honore

“It’s fairly common for new members of Congress to hire their former campaign managers onto their official staff.”

― Saikat Chakrabarti

“I love when a protagonist and antagonist can find common ground.”

― Sam Esmail

“It is impossible for capitalists and laborers to have common interests.”

― Samuel Gompers

“Failure is unfortunately as common as success.”

― Sanjay Kumar

“A common language doesn’t soothe dry tongues and thirsty throats.”

― Sanjaya Baru

“One of the most common criticisms of romance is that the genre is too prescribed: If every romance novel ends happily ever after, don’t the stories lack complexity? Don’t the readers get bored?”

― Sarah MacLean

“Jay Z and President Bush have a lot in common, that same brash confidence.”

― Saul Williams

“The fear of vomiting, which for me is one of the most original and most acute of my fears, is actually fairly common. Emetophobia, it’s called, and by some estimates, it’s the fifth most common specific phobia.”

― Scott Stossel

“When the term ‘machine gun’ enters common parlance, the word ‘machine’ becomes much more sinister.”

― Scott Westerfeld

“It’s not common for your best player to also be your most unselfish player.”

― Scottie Pippen

“If there’s a common denominator in all of the parts I’ve played, they are all strong women in tough situations.”

― Sonya Walger

“Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer.”

― Soren Kierkegaard

“Investing in ports with partners is a very common model for us.”

― Soren Skou

“Musically, I have more things in common with tons of bands that have no female members.”

― St. Vincent

“The wealthy have installed their slaves in the highest spheres of the state. The banks are privately owned. They are concerned solely with profits. They have no interest in the common good.”

― Stephane Hessel

“There’s no common taste in this world.”

― Stephen Chow

“What is common sense isn’t common practice.”

― Stephen Covey

“I may not yet be as old as dirt, but dirt and I are starting to have an awful lot in common.”

― Stephen R. Donaldson

“’Uff da,’ for the unenlightened, is Norwegian for ‘oy vey’ and is a common expression in Minnesotese.”

― Steve Rushin

“There’s only one common element that united every writer I’ve admired… they’re all incredibly well-read.”

― Steve Toltz

“I am Italian. Springsteen’s mostly Italian, too. We’re both Italians with Dutch names, one of the many things we have in common.”

― Steven Van Zandt

“The sophisticates of Java, the traders of Sumatra, the peasants from the outer islands found no common ground. During siesta time from one to five, the Islamic group met separately, the Nationalist group met separately, the Federalist and Unitarians met separately.”

― Sukarno

“The damaged wealthy hero is actually a hugely common trope in romance, and alpha heroes are very common in romance.”

― Sylvia Day

“History is imperfect and biased, and it always, always has omissions. The most common omissions are the bits that the writer of that history took for granted that his readers would know.”

― Tansy Rayner Roberts

“There is something very very special, universal and easily identifiable among all Jews; it is beyond territory, it is something we all have in common.”

― Ted Koppel

“What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense.”

― Terence

“Romance writers and readers have one thing in common: We love men.”

― Teresa Medeiros

“It’s called common sense, but it’s not common. Most people don’t have it.”

― Theo Paphitis

“The Celtic, Galatian, or Gallic nation received from the common mother endowments different from those of its Italian, Germanic, and Hellenic sisters.”

― Theodor Mommsen

“I prefer to make common cause with those whose weapons are guitars, banjos, fiddles and words.”

― Theodore Bikel

“Parents are perhaps the most common object of resentment, the people who are most frequently blamed for all our failings and failures alike.”

― Theodore Dalrymple

“I want my models to be bigger, stronger and taller than common mortals. I need superwomen and supermen.”

― Thierry Mugler

“It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many million faces, there should be none alike.”

― Thomas Browne

“Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“Lastly, he must remember that he himself hath no exemption from the common lot, but that he is bound by the same laws of mortality, and liable to the same ailments and afflictions with his fellows.”

― Thomas Sydenham

“Each of my Shakespeare pieces is different to the other, but each espouses a set of philosophies common to all my theatre work.”

― Tim Crouch

“Yet another thing Canadians and Europeans have in common is an obsession with the United States, and with distinguishing themselves from it, often by crude stereotyping.”

― Timothy Garton Ash

“The central con of the political coalition assembled by Ronald Reagan and maintained by his successors was that government was a common enemy.”

― Timothy Noah

“Elections should highlight principled disagreements, but they must not obscure our capacity to cooperate for the common good.”

― Todd Young

“There are some common problems in the Balkans in the settlement of which Bulgaria should also participate.”

― Todor Zhivkov

“The Middle East and South Asia have a lot less in common with America than 18-year-old kids in Boston have with 18-year-old kids in Arkansas.”

― Tom Cotton

“It’s common knowledge that most of the guys at Guantanamo are nobodies. Many were turned in by bounty hunters.”

― Trevor Paglen

“Though the demonetisation move should be welcomed, govt should have planned well in advance to ensure that no common man suffer.”

― Vijay

“I love playing the common man.”

― Vikrant Massey

“The common intuition is that e-books should be cheap because they aren’t physical – no printing, no shipping.”

― Virginia Postrel

“Have common sense and stick to the point.”

― W. Somerset Maugham

“The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind.”

― W. Somerset Maugham

“A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities.”

― Walter Bagehot

“When I first met Elvis, we had so much in common and became fast friends.”

― Wayne Newton

“Greatness, generally speaking, is an unusual quantity of a usual quality grafted upon a common man.”

― William Allen White

“Shakespeare and Rembrandt have in common the faculty of quickening speculation and compelling the minds of men to combat and discussion.”

― William Ernest Henley

“We must admit that it is quite common that people do have affairs with their leading ladies and men.”

― William H. Macy

“Rice and vermicelli is a common combination in Arab and Turkish cooking – it has a lighter texture than rice on its own.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi

“Yeah, I played with LEGOs. We had LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, and Playmobil, and they all occupied the same space. I guess that’s fairly common. I’m saying this as if it’s a bizarre phenomenon that we had a toy chest.”

― Zach Woods

“Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission.”

― Zig Ziglar

“We don’t need to solve the problem of the rich-poor gap. We need to solve the problem of common prosperity.”

― Zong Qinghou
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