Quotes on Excess

Abbesses' recesses are not for excesses! Michael R. Burch

Everything in excess is opposed to nature. Hippocrates

Prayer can never be in excess. Charles Spurgeon

There can be no excess to love, none to knowledge, none to beauty. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Excess is not really something I consider a bad thing; especially when you are talking about living. Oscar De La Renta

It's all about gold. It's all about gold, gold, gold, gold! Excess! Anna Dello Russo

All is wholesome in the absence of excess. Moliere

Excess always carries its own retribution. Ouida

An excess of hoarded wealth is the death of many. Juvenal

Of what delights are we deprived by our excesses! Joseph Joubert

Anything in excess is a poison. Theodore Levitt

In charity there is no excess. Francis Bacon

It is more rewarding to be complicit with scarcity than excess. Will Oldham

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

There is moderation even in excess. Benjamin Disraeli

An excess of science will leave none of us alive. R. A. Lafferty

Excess weakens the spirits. Confucius

The body, enervated by the excesses of the preceding day, weighs down and prostates the mind also. Horace

The excess of the voluptuary, like the austerities of the recluse, triumphs in the suffrage of perverted reason. Samuel Parr

She had never been a pretty crier. She sobbed the way she did everything else - with passion and excess. Jodi Picoult

Profusion gives pleasure up to a point; then we become squeamish. Mason Cooley

The excess of pleasure is pain Almeida Garrett

Going back to a simpler life based on living by sufficiency rather than excess is not a step backward. Yvon Chouinard

Enjoy the necessities of life but eschew the excesses. Ian Gardner

All excesses are inimical to Nature. It is safer to proceed a little at a time, especially when changing from one regimen to another. Hippocrates

They thought I suffered from lack of exterior, when I suffered from excess of interior Romain Gary

Excess is excrement, ... Excrement retained in the body is a poison. Ursula K Le Guin

Barbarism recommences by the excess of civilization. Alphonse De Lamartine

Such excess of passion is quite out of fashion Edward Gorey

Excess makes the heart grow fonder... John Balance

I had a lot of excess skin - I just needed to have it firmed Carnie Wilson

Nothing Succeeds like excess! Anna Dello Russo

Reality is a creation of our excesses. Emile M Cioran

True charity is liable to excesses and transports. Jean Baptiste Massillon

A garlic caress is stimulating. A garlic excess soporific. Curnonsky

We live in a time of excess - excess population, excess information. Peter Greenaway

I would rather have regrets of excess than regrets of denial. Jeanette Winterson

The sweetest things become the most bitter by excess. Democritus

An excess of childhood is the germ of a poem. Gaston Bachelard

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

Hitler [had an] excess of imagination, which very frequently foresaw what would happen but also very often went astray. Alfred Jodl

Excess always carries it's own retributions. Ouida

I'm not lazy. I'm simply judicious about excess movement. Jen Lancaster

I cling like a miser to the freedom that disappears as soon as there is an excess of things. Albert Camus

The best things carried to excess are wrong. Charles Churchill

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. Giacomo Casanova

The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess. Menander

We reform the system. We save capitalism from its own excesses. Robert Reich

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

Anything worth doing is worth doing to excess. Edwin Land

I've always thought of this city as Disneyland for adults. ... There's no danger of Las Vegas expiring from an excess of good taste. Mary Jo Putney

the excess of all good things is mischievous. Lydia M Child

Life is about balance too much excess is chaos. Bill Vaughan

Modest plainness sets off sprightly wit, For works may have more with than does 'em good, As bodies perish through excess of blood. Alexander Pope

We have an overdraft with the earth something in excess of 130 per cent. We currently consume something like 30 per cent over and above what we are replacing and rather like an overdraft at a bank that can't go on. Michael Meacher

Moral qualities are so constituted as to be destroyed by excess and by deficiency . . . Aristotle

Allow not nature more than nature needs. William Shakespeare

The greatest injustices proceed from those who pursue excess, not by those who are driven by necessity. Aristotle

What are all the orgies of Bacchus when compared to the intoxication of someone who completely surrenders to continence! Karl Kraus

The mother of excess is not joy but joylessness. Friedrich Nietzsche

The idea is there locked inside. All you have to do is remove the excess stone. Michelangelo

The extravagance of intellect outstrips the extravagance of desire. Mason Cooley

The eye deals with excess more easily than the stomach does. Mason Cooley

Austerity causes constipation; excess, diarrhea. Mason Cooley

An excess of law inescapably weakens the rule of law. Laurence Tribe

There is an excess both in happiness and misery above our power of sensation. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The ass bears the load, but not the overload. Miguel De Cervantes

The most culpable of the excesses of Liberty is the harm she does herself. Sophie Swetchine

Superstition is not, as has been defined, an excess of religious feeling, but a misdirection of it, an exhausting of it on vanities of man's devising. Richard Whately

The obsession with moderation is the spirit of castrated narrow-mindedness. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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

Life etches itself onto our faces as we grow older, showing our violence, excesses or kindnesses. Rembrandt

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

He who holds on to the Way seeks no excess. Since he lacks excess, he can grow old in no need to be renewed. Laozi

The sage avoids extremity, excess, and extravagance. Laozi

Who has excess and supplies the world? Only the one who follows the Way. Laozi

One must not permit oneself excesses, except with persons whom one wishes soon to leave. Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Excess is the common substitute for energy. Marianne Moore

I love the excesses of beauty, there is never enough sunlight in the world I will live in, never enough room for love. Eric Gamalinda

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. Walt Whitman



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