Best 292 of Excess quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 13 Sep

Greg Giraldo

If you're going to dedicate your career to ranting about the excesses of American capitalism, you probably shouldn't weigh 450 pounds.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Geralin Thomas

Having too much of anything results in chaos, confusion and clutter.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Walt Whitman

The road to wisdom is paved with excess. The mark of a true writer is their ability to mystify the familiar and familiarize the strange.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ann Coulter

There is a growing body of evidence that radiation in excess of what the government says are the minimum amounts we should be exposed to are actually good for you and reduce cases of cancer.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arthur Lynch

We must rejoice when love is great, and pardon its excess, for love is the staff of life, and life without love is life in vain.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Malthus

The immediate cause of the increase of population is the excess of the births above deaths; and the rate of increase, or the period of doubling, depends upon the proportion which the excess of the births above the deaths bears to the population.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Spurgeon

Poor human nature cannot bear such strains as heavenly triumphs bring to it; there must come a reaction. Excess of joy or excitement must be paid for by subsequent depressions. While the trial lasts, the strength is equal to the emergency; but when it is over, natural weakness claims the right to show itself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Garry Kasparov

If we look to the south, to Iran, which cannot be "accused" of excess democratic zeal - it goes without saying that the unstable situation does not prepare the ground for a democratic development.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ayn Rand

If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Janet Fitch

Poppies bleed petals of sheer excess. You and I, this sweet battle ground.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ouida

Excess always carries it's own retributions.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ron Paul

Ignorance, as well as disapproval for the natural restraints placed on market excesses that capitalism and sound markets impose, cause our present leaders to reject capitalism and blame it for all the problems we face. If this fallacy is not corrected and capitalism is even further undermined, the prosperity that the free market generates will be destroyed.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Horace

The body loaded by the excess of yesterday, depresses the mind also, and fixes to the ground this particle of divine breath. [Lat., Quin corpus onustum Hesternis vitiis, animum quoque praegravat una Atque affigit humo divinae particulam aurae.]

By Anonym 14 Sep

Francis Quarles

Pleasures bring effeminacy, and effeminacy foreruns ruin; such conquests, without blood or sweat, sufficiently do revenge themselves upon their intemperate conquerors.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Wess Stafford

So why is a third of our world battling obesity and spending huge sums to burn off excess calories, while the other two-thirds yearn to get more of them?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Aristotle

Temperance and bravery, then, are ruined by excess and deficiency, but preserved by the mean.

By Anonym 13 Sep

H. Beam Piper

Apparently, on New Texas, killing a politician was not malum in se, and was mallum prohibitorum only to the extent that what happened to the politician was in excess of what he deserved.

By Anonym 16 Sep

M T Anderson

I told her stories. They were only a sentence long, each one of them. That’s all I knew how to find. So I told her broken stories. The little pieces of broken stories I could find. I told her what I could. I told her that the Global Alliance had issued more warnings about the possibility of total war if their demands were not met. I told her that the Emperor Nero, from Rome, had a giant sea built where he could keep sea monsters and have naval battles staged for him. I told her that there had been rioting in malls all over America, and that no one knew why. I told her that the red-suited Santa Claus we know — the regular one? — was popularized by the Coca-Cola Company in the 1930s. I told her that the White House had not confirmed or denied reports that extensive bombing had started in major cities in South America. I told her, “There’s an ancient saying in Japan, that life is like walking from one side of infinite darkness to another, on a bridge of dreams. They say that we’re all crossing the bridge of dreams together. That there’s nothing more than that. Just us, on the bridge of dreams.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Madeleine De Souvre

It is such a great fault to talk too much that, in business and conversation, if what is good is also brief, it is doubly good, and one gains by brevity what one often loses by an excess of words.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randy Alcorn

Giving is the safety valve that releases the excess pressure of wealth.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oscar Wilde

To be born, or at any rate bred, in a hand-bag, whether it had handles or not, seems to me to display a contempt for the ordinary decencies of family life that reminds one of the worst excesses of the French Revolution.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Hazlitt

A certain excess of animal spirits with thoughtless good-humor will often make more enemies than the most deliberate spite and ill-nature, which is on its guard, and strikes with caution and safety.

By Anonym 13 Sep

William Matthews

As frost, raised to its utmost intensity, produces the sensation of fire, so any good quality, overwrought and pushed to excess, turns into its own contrary.

By Anonym 15 Sep

William Blake

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Umberto Eco

Books are menaced by books. Any excess of information produces silence.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Andrei Codrescu

Money undergoes a conversion when one has more of it than is strictly necessary. When there is enough of it to move beyond the strict survival mode, money goes in search of beauty. That is to say, in search of the abstract and the imaginary. Just like poetry, which is the distillation of an excess of language. Too much money and too many words tend toward the poetic.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gustave Flaubert

Everyone became brave from excess of terror.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henry Adams

That the American, by temperament, worked to excess, was true; work and whiskey were his stimulants; work was a form of vice; but he never cared much for money or power after he earned them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Edwin Land

Anything worth doing is worth doing to excess.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Scott

He who indulges his sense in any excesses renders himself obnoxious to his own reason; and, to gratify the brute in him, displeases the man, and sets his two natures at variance.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Caleb Colton

The excesses of our youth are drafts upon our old age.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Euripides

Anger, The spring of all life's horror. - Medea

By Anonym 14 Sep

Pope John Paul Ii

It is manifestly unjust that a privileged few should continue to accumulate excess goods, squandering available resources, while masses of people are living in conditions of misery at the very lowest level of subsistence.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ursula K. Le Guin

Excess is excrement, ... Excrement retained in the body is a poison.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mariana Mazzucato

As a businessman, Donald Trump has been associated with some of the worst excesses of a particular style of value-extracting and asset stripping capitalism: set up businesses, let them fail, avoid paying suppliers, use bankruptcy laws to avoid taxes for decades, then set up another business somewhere else. It is this model that is the cause of many problems we see today.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Compton Mackenzie

Oh, my dear, how too marvelous! I've longed all my life to eat a flamingo.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Anne Lamott

Feeding a baby is like filling a hole with putty - you get it in and then you sort of shave off all the excess around the hole and get it back in, like you're spackling.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Selden

'Tis not the eating, nor 'tis not the drinking that is to be blamed, but the excess.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Blaise Pascal

Passion cannot be beautiful without excess; one either loves too much or not enough.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tallulah Bankhead

I'm the foe of moderation, the champion of excess.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Koren Zailckas

Even years from now, once I've stopped drinking, I will never stop trusting extremes. I will always believe that anything worth having is worth having in excess. The good things are worth hoarding until you have a cookie-fat ass, sex-aching loins, joy that fires through you like popping popcorn, or love, the weakness at the sight of some boy who makes your chest ache like indigestion. If it's good for you, it ought to be good for you in any amount, and you should track down every available bit of it. And if it's toxic, if it turns your liver into a hard little rock of scar tissue, or curls your memory at the edges like something burned in a fire, or makes your stomach flop, or your mind ache, or your personality contorted, you shouldn't buy into the bullshit about temperance.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Hamilton

It's my personal opinion and I'm not espousing it to anybody else, I think your immune system and how healthy you are determines how you react to any excess of any kind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Seneca The Elder

It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and prefer things in measure to things in excess.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Laozi

Is not the action of nature like the stretching of a bow? The high, it pulls down; the low, it lifts up; It takes from what is in excess In order to make good of what is deficient. Who can take what they have in excess and offer it to others?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mohammed Omar

All Taliban are moderate. There are two things: extremism ['ifraat,' or doing something to excess] and conservatism ['tafreet,' or doing something insufficiently]. So in that sense, we are all moderates - taking the middle path.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pope Pius Vi

In fact, after having abolished the monarchy, the best of all governments, [the French Revolution] had transferred all the public power to the people - the people... ever easy to deceive and to lead into every excess

By Anonym 14 Sep

Emily Yoffe

Polygamy has an ancient history and is legal in many parts of the world. I find the rules of polygamy to be damaging and it's potentially dangerous to young girls and terrible for "excess" boys. But polyamory is supposed to be a more equal arrangement among agreeing adults.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nikki Sixx

When you've tasted excess, everything else tastes bland.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Simeon

Excess of trouble may, for a time, distract and overwhelm the soul. Our Lord himself seems to have experienced somewhat of this. Our prayers, perhaps, are never more acceptable, than when they are offered in broken accents, in sighs, and groans.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Marya Hornbacher

I developed a deep, abiding fear of jeans, which I still have. I hold my breath and shut my eyes when I pull on a pair in the dressing room, afraid they will now, as then, get stuck at my hips and there I will stand, absurd, staring at the excess of hips that should, if I were a good person, be „slim“.