Excess Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Excess

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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


Excessive fear is always powerless.
~By Aeschylus ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
~By Plato ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
~By Adam Smith ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.
~By Jane Austen ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


Nothing exceeds like excess.
~By Al Jourgensen ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~

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