Quotation Explorer - 'Excess'

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand. - Josh Billings
All excess is ill, but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men. It reveals secrets, is quarrelsome, lascivious, impudent, dangerous and bad. - William Penn
Distribution should undo excess, and each man have enough. - William Shakespeare
Self love is an oceanand your heart is a vessel. Make it full,and any excess will spill overinto the lives of the peopleyou hold dear. But you must come first. - Beau Taplin
She was brave from excess of grief - Edith Hamilton
Sometime excess pain that we experience may be best reason for birth of our talent and sometime our excess talent may be best reason for our pain. Think about it. - Rajendra Ojha
Excess of strength alone is proof of strength - Friedrich Nietzsche
The best things carried to excess are wrong. - Charles Churchill
In charity there is no excess. - Sir Francis Bacon
The idea is there, locked inside, and all you have to do is remove the excess stone.
Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort. - Charles Dickens
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy. - Voltaire
Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit. - W. Somerset Maugham
OVEREAT, v. To dine. Hail, Gastronome, Apostle of Excess, Well skilled to overeat without distress! Thy great invention, the unfatal feast, Shows Man's superiority to Beast. John Boop - Ambrose Bierce
Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks.
When love is in excess it brings a man no honor nor worthiness. - Euripides
If music be the food of love, play on; give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die. - William Shakespeare
Though this child came in with nothing but excess baby fat, chemical brain waves, and mother and son bodily toxins on his legs, he had a fate fit for a modern day demigod. - David Scheier
Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide. - Cicero
In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people's wrath. - Kahlil Gibran
As a people we practiced excess. Excess in everything - pleasure, gaudy display, endless toil, and death. Vagrant children slept in the alleys. Ragpicking was a profession. A conspicuously self-satisfied class of new wealth and weak intellect was all aglitter in a setting of mass misery. - E.L. Doctrow
In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. - Bill Watterson
Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance. - John Keats
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess. - Oscar Wilde
If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again! it had a dying fall: O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound That breathes upon a bank of violets, Stealing and giving odour! - William Shakespeare
To gild refined gold, to paint the lily... is wasteful and ridiculous excess - William Shakespeare
But society has now fairly got the better of individuality; and the danger which threatens human nature is not the excess, but the deficiency, of personal impulses and preferences. - John Stuart Mill
It takes strong, sound leadership, that correspondingly rare commodity, which is afflicted with neither an excess of pity nor callousness, to stand against the insipid tide of superficiality that is sweeping the world. - Tim Macartney-Snape
As a people we practiced excess. Excess in everything - pleasure, gaud display, endless toil, and death. Vagrant children slept in the alleys. Ragpicking was a profession. A conspicuously self-satisfied class of new wealth and weak intellect was all aglitter in a setting of mass misery. - E.L. Doctrow
Excess makes the heart grow fonder... - John Balance
Thrill me, chill me I went in search of money and success, all I got was a bellyful of excess! Now that I've realigned myself I’m on my tip-toes because life is sweet! I'm overwhelmed with gratitude for all the blessings that are manifesting in my life neat! - Stephen Richards
One may sleep as long as one prefers, but one should know that each hour of excess sleep is an hour lost for learning. - Eraldo Banovac
Failure is a stepping stone for Success.....and Success may become a stepping stone for Excess!! - Ankala V Subbarao
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake
Don't wait for what you don't have. Use what you have, begin now and what you don't even expect will come alongside with excess of what you expect. Go, make it happen. - Israelmore Ayivor
trichloroethane [...] All my extensive testing has shown this to be the best treatment for a dangerous excess of human knowledge - Chuck Palahniuk
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