Excess Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Excess

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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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Excessive literary production is a social offense.
~By George Eliot ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


I have noticed, with much distress, the excessive wartime activity of the investigating bureaus of Congress and the administration, with their impertinent and indecent searching out of the private lives and the past political beliefs of individuals.
~By Wendell Willkie ~


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 ~


Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


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


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


Nothing exceeds like excess.
~By Al Jourgensen ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


The best things carried to excess are wrong.
~By Charles Churchill ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~

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