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
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
The obese is in a total delirium. For he is not only large, of a size opposed to normal morphology: he is larger than large. He no longer makes sense in some distinctive opposition, but in his excess, his redundancy.
This desire for equity must not lead to an excess of welfare, where nobody is responsible for anything.
Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip.
When love is in excess it brings a man no honor nor worthiness.
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall.
The excess of virtue is a vice.
Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not
The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later
Loyalty is a fine quality, but in excess it fills political graveyards.
Never order food in excess of your body weight.
Crime is a product of social excess
As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights. 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
In charity there is no excess.
The cheapness of wine seems to be a cause, not of drunkenness, but of sobriety. ...People are seldom guilty of excess in what is their daily fare...On the contrary, in the countries which, either from excessive heat or cold, produce no grapes, and where wine consequently is dear and a rarity, drunkenness is a common vice.
Gluttony is the source of all our infirmities and the fountain of all our diseases. As fire extinguished by an excess of fuel, so is the natural health of the body destroyed by an intemperate diet.
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.
In everything the middle course is best: All things in excess bring trouble to men.
An excess of courtesy is discourtesy.
Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.
Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
All pain is per se and especially in excess, destructive and ultimately fatal in its nature and effects.
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.