The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom...for we never know what is enough until we know what is more than enough.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
For the good, when praised, feel something of disgust, if to excess commended.
A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
We show wisdom by a decent conformity to social etiquette; it is excess of neatness or display that creates dandyism in men, and coquetry in women.
Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.
Only one-third of the water that annually runs to the sea is accessible to humans. Of this, more than half is already being appropriated and used. This proportion might not seem so much, but demand will double in thirty years. And much of what is available is degraded by eroded silt, sewage, industrial pollution, chemicals, excess nutrients, and plagues of algae. Per capita availability of good, potable water is diminishing in all developed and developing countries
Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it
Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.
Tis not the eating, nor \'tis not the drinking that is to be blamed, but the excess.
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
Clogged with yesterday\'s excess, the body drags the mind down with it.
Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery.
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.
Even moderation ought not to be practiced to excess.
The lover who does not forget sometimes dies from excess, fatigue, and the strain of memory.
The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.
What fun it would be to be poor, as long as one was excessively poor! Anything in excess is most exhilarating.
Excess of sorrow laughs, excess of joy weeps.
I seem to keep returning to my father in poems because his personality was so extreme, so driven. He did everything to excess.
The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Obstinacy, sir, is certainly a great vice; and in the changeful state of political affairs it is frequently the cause of great mischief. It happens, however, very unfortunately, that almost the whole line of the great and masculine virtues--constancy, gravity, magnanimity, fortitude, fidelity, and firmness--are closely allied to this disagreeable quality, of which you have so just an abhorrence; and in their excess all these virtues very easily fall into it.
There is moderation even in excess.
Again, it is possible to fail in many ways (for evil belongs to the class of the unlimited ... and good to that of the limited), while to succeed is possible only in one way (for which reason also one is easy and the other difficultto miss the mark easy, to hit it difficult); for these reasons also, then, excess and defect are characteristic of vice, and the mean of virtue; For men are good in but one way, but bad in many.