Sensible Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old sensible quotes, sensible sayings, and sensible proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

People who are sensible about love are incapable of it. Douglas Yates
All sensible men are of the same religion, but no sensible man ever tells. Rudyard Kipling
The people sensible enough to give good advice are usually sensible enough to give none. Eden Phillpotts
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
No sensible person ever made an apology. Ralph Waldo Emerson
No sensible author wants anything but praise. A. A. Milne
A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool. George Washington
To sensible men, every day is a day of reckoning. John W. Gardner
A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself. Emily Bronte
The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules! Heath Ledger
No really sensible person ever remembers enough poetry to recite it. E.W. Howe
Be sensible of your wants, that you maybe sensible of your treasures. Thomas Traherne
We are more sensible of what is done against custom than against nature. Plutarch
No sensible man ever imputes inconsistency to another for changing his minds. Marcus Tullius Cicero
What is common becomes sense, but what is sensible doesn't always become common. CrimethInc.
Every sensible man, every honorable man, must hold the Christian sect in horror. Voltaire
Every sane and sensible and quiet thing we do is absolutely ignored by the press. Bertrand Russell
No sensible man ever engages, unprepared, in a fencing match of words with a woman. Wilkie Collins
No sensible person ever opens the door of his house without knowing who is knocking. Jeff Cooper
In a very ugly and sensible age, the arts borrow, not from life, but from each other. Oscar Wilde
Honest criticism and sensible appreciation are directed not upon the poet but upon the poetry. T. S. Eliot
As human beings, our only sensible scale of values is one based on lessening the agony of existence. H. P. Lovecraft
The most delicate, the most sensible of all pleasures, consists in promoting the pleasure of others. Jean De La Bruyere
Sensible fathers and mothers, when their children marry, go back to the old days and renew their youth. Elizabeth Goudge
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
Who is the most sensible person? The one who finds what is to their own advantage in all that happens to them. Johann Von Goethe
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
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
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
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