And when at last it is perceived that such pity cannot lead to effectual succor, common sense bids the soul be rid of it.
But never let common sense get in the way of political pride.
On the other hand, I keep thinking that common sense will do the same, and so far, I've been proven wrong at every turn.
14c., originally the power of uniting mentally the impressions conveyed by the five physical senses, thus "ordinary understanding, without which one is foolish or insane" (Latin sensus communis, Greek koine aisthesis); meaning "good sense" is from 1726. Also, as an adjective, commonsense.
(1776) A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that called for the United States to declare independence from Britain immediately. Written in a brisk and pungent style, Common Sense had a tremendous impact and helped to persuade many Americans that they could successfully wage a war for their independence.