Excess Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Excess

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


Excessive fear is always powerless.
~By Aeschylus ~


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


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


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


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


The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction.
~By Plato ~


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


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


Our errors are surely not such awfully solemn things. In a world where we are so certain to incur them in spite of all our caution, a certain lightness of heart seems healthier than this excessive nervousness on their behalf.
~By William James ~


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


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


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


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


I thought that if you come across as a freak, there will be some kind of distance. Maybe the distance became excessive. I realized that people were afraid of me without knowing me.
~By Thomas Kretschmann ~


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


The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.
~By Alexis de Tocqueville ~


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


Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all.
~By John W. Gardner ~


From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart, from a clean environment to true equality for women, from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood, from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence.
~By Paul Tsongas ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
~By Plutarch ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


Tough times helped many commodities producers become lean and mean through consolidation, mergers and cost-cutting. All that excess supply has been sopped up.
~By Jim Rogers ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


What was a problem was the excessive amount of media attention to the appointment of the first woman and everything she did. Everywhere that Sandra went, the press was sure to go. And that got tiresome; it was stressful.
~By Sandra Day O'Connor ~


Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
~By Hippocrates ~


There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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


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 ~


Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
~By Voltaire ~


One of the best lessons I learned early is that not everything in life is about you. It is about service. If you want trips and excessive gifts, then don't get into public service.
~By Sean Hannity ~


No one will deny that the excessive use of alcohol and alcoholic beverages would do more than any other single factor to make impossible a total war effort.
~By William Lyon Mackenzie King ~


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 ~


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


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


Excessive dealings with tyrants are not good for the security of free states.
~By Demosthenes ~


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 ~


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


Rock and Roll has certainly tried to take its toll on me. I'd rather not talk about my past excesses here, although some hardcore rockers might argue that those excesses were responsible for some great records, but I know which side I came out on.
~By Tony Visconti ~


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


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


Never order food in excess of your body weight.
~By Erma Bombeck ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess.
~By Menander ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness.
~By Christopher Marlowe ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Such lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, little physical activity and low dietary calcium intake are risk factors for osteoporosis as well as for many other non-communicable diseases.
~By Gro Harlem Brundtland ~


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


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 ~


Sure, I did a lot of things in excess. But if you look at the core, the foundation of what I pursued, what red-blooded young American male in my position wouldn't?
~By Charlie Sheen ~


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 ~


To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished.
~By Roland Barthes ~


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 ~


Confronted with the impossibility of remaining faithful to one's beliefs, and the equal impossibility of becoming free of them, one can be driven to the most inhuman excesses.
~By James Baldwin ~


It is the belief that extremes and excesses of inequality must be reduced so that each person is free to fully develop his or her full potential. This is why we take precious time out of our lives and give it to politics.
~By Paul Wellstone ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


For fear of dropping the troops in the sea, the pilots tended to drop them too far inland - some of them actually in the British lines. The weapon containers often fell wide of the troops, which was another handicap that contributed to our excessive casualties.
~By Kurt Student ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.
~By Antisthenes ~


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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