Excess Quotes

I wish I could stand on a busy street corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.

Bernard Berenson

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Oscar Wilde

Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.

Plato

Every day you waste is one you can never make up.

George Allen

It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Loyalty is a fine quality, but in excess it fills political graveyards.

Neil Kinnock

One would think that in writing about literary men and matters there would be no difficulty in finding a title for one\'s essay, or that any embarrassment which might arise would be from excess of material. I find this, however, far from being the case.

James Payn

Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.

John Keats

The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess.

Christian Nestell Bovee

The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one\'s obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.

John Updike

The value of the beans for oil production, as well as for human food, has become recognized so quickly and so generally during the past year that the crop has acquired a commercial standing far in excess of its previous status.

David F. Houston

There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

This desire for equity must not lead to an excess of welfare, where nobody is responsible for anything.

Jacques Delors

Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow.

Honore De Balzac

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Updated On : January 26, 2013
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