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.
Riches are for spending.
Every day you waste is one you can never make up.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Everyone should keep a mental wastepaper basket, and the older he grows, the more things will he promptly consign to it.
The biggest waste of water in the country is when you spend half a pint and flush two gallons.
Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.
As to the rout that is made about people who are ruined by extravagance, it is no matter to the nation that some individuals suffer. When so much general productive exertion is the consequence of luxury, the nation does not care though there are debtors; nay, they would not care though their creditors were there too.
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.
To go too far is as bad as to fall short.
Willful waste brings woeful want.
The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity.
We waste our lights in vain, like lamps by day.
The greatest wastes are unused talents and untried ideas.
Perhaps our own fin-de-sicle decadence takes the form, not of libertarian excess, but of the kind of over-the-top puritanism we see in political correctness and the assorted moral certainties of physical fitness fanatics, New Agers and animal-rights activists.
...there remains time to turn back the constitutional clock and roll back excessive post-9/11 powers before we turn the corner into another Japanese internment or, closer to our own experiences, before we witness a legally sanctioned Ruby Ridge or Waco scenario.
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