Extreme Quotes

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.

Bertrand Russell

What is objectionable, what is dangerous, about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.

Robert F. Kennedy

The qualities and capacities that are important in running-such factors as will power, the ability to apply effort during extreme fatigue and the acceptance of pain-have a radiating power that subtly influences one's life.

James Fixx

There exists, at the bottom of all abasement and misfortune, a last extreme which rebels and joins battle with the forces of law and respectability in a desperate struggle, waged partly by cunning and partly by violence, at once sick and ferocious, in which it attacks the prevailing social order with the pin-pricks of vice and the hammer-blows of crime.

Hugo, Victor

The extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness.

Jean Cocteau

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw

Assassination: the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw

Having yet another vote on refinery legislation that uses high oil prices as an excuse to weaken environmental protections and to give more legislative gifts to the oil industry is misguided in the extreme.

Sherwood Boehlert

Ignorance wavers between extreme audacity and extreme shyness.

Valery

Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.

Hippocrates

Our age knows nothing but reaction, and leaps from one extreme to another.

Reinhold Niebuhr

All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions.

William Butler Yeats

Gallantry to women - the sure road to their favor - is nothing but the appearance of extreme devotion to all their wants and wishes, a delight in their satisfaction, and a confidence in yourself as being able to contribute toward it.

William Hazlitt

It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.

Arthur C. Clarke

Realism should only be the means of expression of religious genius... or, at the other extreme, the artistic expressions of monkeys which are quite satisfied with mere imitation. In fact, art is never realistic though sometimes it is tempted to be. To be really realistic a description would have to be endless.

Albert Camus

It is extreme evil to depart from the company of the living before you die.

Seneca

No violent extreme endures.

Thomas Carlyle

Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions.

Friedrich Nietzsche

One cannot be too extreme in dealing with social ills; the extreme thing is generally the true thing.

Emma Goldman

Green politics at its worst amounts to a sort of Zen fascism; less extreme, it denounces growth and seeks to stop the world so that we can all get off.

Chris Patten

The extreme always makes an impression.

Jeff Hardy

Someone with Asperger’s really is like you, just more extreme.

Dr. Winnie Dunn

Perhaps extreme danger strips us of all pretenses, all ambitions, all confusions, focusing us more intensely than we are otherwise ever focused, so that we remember what we otherwise spend most of our lives forgetting: that our nature and purpose is, more than anything else, to love and to make love, to take joy from the beauty of the world, to live with an awareness that the future is not as real a place for any of us as are the present and the past.

Dean Koontz

Spending a weekend with Hitler would have been boring in the extreme, although you would have had a greater certainty in coming back alive.

Alan Bullock

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