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Senses Quotes

Diane Ackerman once said, “There is no way in which to understand the world without first detecting it through the radar-net of our senses.” Our sensory powerhouse of eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin helps us to perceive the world with all its wonders and beauty and appreciate it. These sense organs help us to sense the things around us and are the ultimate stimuli for all actions and reactions. Power up your senses with these famous senses quotations and sayings and have fun.

Leonardo da Vinci

Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.

Henry Ward Beecher

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.

Don DeLillo

I think there is a sense of last things in my work that probably comes from a Catholic childhood.

Lewis Carroll

Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.

William Butler Yeats

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.

Joseph Addison

Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner.

Friedrich Nietzsche

All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.

Jim Morrison

I believe in a long prolonged derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown.

Gertrude Stein

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.

Eleanor Roosevelt

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.

George Bernard Shaw

A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.

Alan Watts

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

Bertrand Russell

A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.

Joseph Conrad

He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.

John Stuart Mill

Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.

Joseph Addison

Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense.

Helen Rowland

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.

Emily Dickinson

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.

James Madison

Philosophy is common sense with big words.

Salvador Dali

The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.

Jon Stewart

Historic in a good sense, not historic in a sense of 'so we dropped bombs on everyone.'


Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.


Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.

William Makepeace Thackeray

I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.

Lao Tzu

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.

Anais Nin

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.