Excess Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Excess

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In every aspect of life, including the economic dimension, we are always challenged to do the right thing. In many cases in the market system, which allows a great deal of latitude for human choice, people can get carried away to excess.
~By Lee R. Raymond ~


All pain is per se and especially in excess, destructive and ultimately fatal in its nature and effects.
~By James Young Simpson ~


I used to suffer from excessive pride. Well, I got over that one.
~By Francesca Annis ~


In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it is excessively discussed.
~By Edgar Allan Poe ~


Sensual excess drives out pity in man.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.
~By Horace ~


In our excessive involvement in the affairs of other countries, we are not only living off our assets and denying our own people the proper enjoyment of their resources; we are also denying the world the example of a free society enjoying its freedom to the fullest.
~By J. William Fulbright ~


One is never more on trial than in the moment of excessive good fortune.
~By Lew Wallace ~


Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, that itself will need reforming.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


Nothing exceeds like excess.
~By Al Jourgensen ~


I seem to keep returning to my father in poems because his personality was so extreme, so driven. He did everything to excess.
~By Robert Morgan ~


When thought becomes excessively painful, action is the finest remedy.
~By Salman Rushdie ~


Loyalty is a fine quality, but in excess it fills political graveyards.
~By Neil Kinnock ~


The principle inherent in the clause that prohibits pointless infliction of excessive punishment when less severe punishment can adequately achieve the same purposes invalidates the punishment.
~By William J. Brennan ~


After an unremitting and severe labour of two days, we returned to our old encampment with the loss of some of my horses, and my men excessively fatigued.
~By William Henry Ashley ~


Excessive fear is always powerless.
~By Aeschylus ~


One of our theories is that one can offset this excessive compulsion toward the spectacular with a return to simplicity.
~By Rem Koolhaas ~


I regret and suffer those losses, but it's God's will. He will pardon me if I committed excesses, but I don't think I did.
~By Augusto Pinochet ~


You're in a mess, and in excess.
~By Billy Strayhorn ~


Crime is a product of social excess.
~By Vladimir Lenin ~


I've always followed the rule that anything worth doing is worth doing excessively.
~By Robert M. Parker, Jr. ~


Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
~By John Keats ~


And it was back in the mid-1980s, and as I point out in a piece, that was when we are spending about eight percent of our gross domestic product on health care. And even then, we had the impression that so much of the excessive, aggressive medical treatment that took place at the end of life was not only unnecessary but it was cruel.
~By Richard Dooling ~


Witticisms please as long as we keep them within boundaries, but pushed to excess they cause offense.
~By Phaedrus ~


If the United States is to protect itself from the economic and the political threats created by this excessive dependence, we must reduce our reliance on foreign energy sources and on foreign oil as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
~By John Shadegg ~


The necessity of every one paying in his own labor for what he consumes, affords the only legitimate and effectual check to excessive luxury, which has so often ruined individuals, states and empires; and which has now brought almost universal bankruptcy upon us.
~By Josiah Warren ~


Truth, like the juice of the poppy, in small quantities, calms men; in larger, heats and irritates them, and is attended by fatal consequences in excess.
~By Walter Savage Landor ~


Peace congresses often start by dealing with some of the less important questions in excessive detail, so at the end there is no time to discuss the most important problems.
~By Fredrik Bajer ~


I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
~By George Eliot ~


What fun it would be to be poor, as long as one was excessively poor! Anything in excess is most exhilarating.
~By Jean Anouilh ~


Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.
~By John Henry Newman ~


Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!
~By Charles Dickens ~


Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.
~By Xenophon ~


The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives.
~By Sidonie Gabrielle Colette ~


There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


It is the fine excesses of life that make it worth living.
~By Richard Le Gallienne ~


This I consider to be a valuable principle in life: Do no thing in excess.
~By Terence ~


Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle.
~By Will Durant ~


Stock market corrections, although painful at the time, are actually a very healthy part of the whole mechanism, because there are always speculative excesses that develop, particularly during the long bull market.
~By Ron Chernow ~


When you have energy companies like Shell and British Petroleum, both of which are perhaps represented in this room, saying there is a problem with excess carbon dioxide emission, I think we ought to listen.
~By James Baker ~


The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


Those jobs flee other states because of factors like excessive taxation, punitive regulation and frivolous lawsuits.
~By Rick Perry ~


We are living in the excesses of freedom. Just take a look at 42nd Street an Broadway.
~By Will Durant ~


The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
~By William Blake ~


A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
~By Alexander Hamilton ~


A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.
~By Clarence Day ~


It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


Drinking habits were very prevalent among men, and were not in any way disgraceful, unless excessive.
~By Catherine Helen Spence ~


I'm sorry if the following sounds combative and excessively personal, but that's my general style.
~By Ian Jackson ~


I am trying to get right with God. I'm sort of making a statement about the excessiveness.
~By Lucinda Williams ~


Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.
~By William Blake ~


But we had - I think if you look at law enforcement 10 years ago, if you look at the challenges, the FBI was focused excessively on what was happening in the United States.
~By Robert Mueller ~


I am bound to add that the excess in too little has ever proved in me more dangerous than the excess in too much; the last may cause indigestion, but the first causes death.
~By Giacomo Casanova ~


Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


Americans are overreaching; overreaching is the most admirable and most American of the many American excesses.
~By George Will ~


This desire for equity must not lead to an excess of welfare, where nobody is responsible for anything.
~By Jacques Delors ~


The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess.
~By Christian Nestell Bovee ~


People endure what they endure and they deal with it. It may corrupt them. It may lead them into all sorts of compensatory excesses.
~By Dennis Potter ~


We pay when old for the excesses of youth.
~By J. B. Priestley ~


Woman is a vulgar animal from whom man has created an excessively beautiful ideal.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~


Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism; and excessive sensibility is only another name for morbid self-consciousness. The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of our objects and less of our selves.
~By Christian Nestell Bovee ~


An excessive knowledge of Marxism is a sign of a misspent youth.
~By John McCarthy ~


Ours is an excessively conscious age. We know so much, we feel so little.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


Many people submit to excessive appetites without realizing that they do not need to eat so much food.
~By Kate Smith ~


Skyrocketing insurance premiums are debilitating our Nation's health care delivery system and liability insurers are either leaving the market or raising rates to excessive levels.
~By Jim Ryun ~


Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow.
~By Honore De Balzac ~


Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.
~By James Madison ~


The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
~By Francis Bacon ~


The first thing you need to know, in order to establish some perspective and avoid panic, is that the violent government excesses we're seeing today are far from unprecedented.
~By L. Neil Smith ~


I sort of leave the character at the end of the day. I don't carry anything around with me - no excess baggage or unnecessary thoughts. I think it's too exhausting to do that. To put things into perspective - your work is your work, and your leisure time is something else.
~By Sean Bean ~


Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


When sages commend excess, Desire is sick.
~By Mason Cooley ~


Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery.
~By Plato ~


Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble... to give way to hope, fear and greed.
~By Benjamin Graham ~


I've seen disgusting excess in business, and I've seen disgusting excess in Washington. But at the same time, I've certainly learned that Washington matters and that you can't ignore it, especially when you get into telecom.
~By Esther Dyson ~


We never search for scandal, but we use it if it cries out to excess.
~By Peter Utley ~


As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
~By Josh Billings ~


Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


There is moderation even in excess.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


The disruptive powers of excessive national fecundity may have played a greater part in bursting the bonds of convention than either the power of ideas or the errors of autocracy.
~By John Maynard Keynes ~


We'd dub the one that came off best into the final transcription. It gave us a chance to ad lib as much as we wanted, knowing that excess ad libbing could be sliced from the final product.
~By Bing Crosby ~


One would think that in writing about literary men and matters there would be no difficulty in finding a title for one's essay, or that any embarrassment which might arise would be from excess of material. I find this, however, far from being the case.
~By James Payn ~


Well, many of us believe that excessive media concentration is a subject that ought to be addressed, and it is, of course, the intention of the majority party not to allow that to be discussed.
~By Barney Frank ~


The cause of our difficulties in southeast Asia is not a deficiency of power but an excess of the wrong kind of power which results in a feeling of impotence when it fails to achieve its desired ends.
~By J. William Fulbright ~


Whereas money is a means to an end for a filmmaker, to the corporate mind money is the end. Right now, I think independent film is very confused, because there's excess pressure in the marketplace for entertainment to pay off.
~By Robert Redford ~


I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth - I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.
~By Henry James ~


Till now poets were privileged to insert a certain proportion of nonsense - very far in excess of one-half of one per cent - into their otherwise sober documents.
~By John C. Ransom ~


For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
~By Aeschylus ~


It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing; his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business.
~By Theodore Parker ~


Pride and excess bring disaster for man.
~By Xun Zi ~


The value of the beans for oil production, as well as for human food, has become recognized so quickly and so generally during the past year that the crop has acquired a commercial standing far in excess of its previous status.
~By David F. Houston ~


It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


My generation of the Sixties, with all our great ideals, destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses.
~By Camille Paglia ~


The worst excesses of the Congress of the 1980s pale in comparison with what is going on in Washington today.
~By Marty Meehan ~


I learned very early that our health is always impaired by some excess either of food or abstinence, and I never had any physician except myself.
~By Giacomo Casanova ~


We are a country of excess. So it's not the violence, per se, but the exacerbation and constant repetition.
~By Norman Lear ~


The professional study of economics has become ideological brainwashing. It is a defense of the excesses of the capitalist system.
~By David Korten ~


It's not the drinking to be blamed, but the excess.
~By John Selden ~


Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
~By Plato ~


The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one's obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.
~By John Updike ~

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