Excess Quotes

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

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

Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery.


Clogged with yesterday\'s excess, the body drags the mind down with it.


As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.

Josh Billings

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

John Selden

Crime is a product of social excess

Vladimir Lenin

Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.


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


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

Marq de Villiers

Never order food in excess of your body weight.

Erma Bombeck

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

James Madison

The one who thinks he is obliged to commit sin has attributed the responsibility of his sin towards Allah & has accused Him of cruelty & excess upon His servants.

al-Hadi, Ali

In charity there is no excess.

Sir Francis Bacon
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