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Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
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.
Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
I never smoke to excess - that is, I smoke in moderation, only one cigar at a time.
It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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.
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
Pride and excess bring disaster for man.
Tough times helped many commodities producers become lean and mean through consolidation, mergers and cost-cutting. All that excess supply has been sopped up.
Use, do not abuse... neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.
The pain of losing my child was a cleansing experience. I had to throw overboard all excess baggage and keep only what is essential.
Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness.
Sure, I did a lot of things in excess. But if you look at the core, the foundation of what I pursued, what red-blooded young American male in my position wouldn't?
Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle.
Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth - I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.
We are biological creatures. We are born, we live, we die. There is no transcendent purpose to existence. At best we are creatures of reason, and by using reason we can cure ourselves of emotional excess. Purged of both hope and fear, we find courage in the face of helplessness, insignificance and uncertainty.
The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess.
I use the Clarisonic electronic skin cleansing system. It's great for removing excess oil and make-up and leaves my face feeling really smooth and clean. Then I apply Avon Anew Rejuvenate Day Revitalising Cream and Creme de la Mer Eye Concentrate. I think eye cream is so important - it keeps me looking young and prevents wrinkles.
Loyalty is a fine quality, but in excess it fills political graveyards.
It's a bit like school camp, shooting a film. Everyone's on heat. It's a strange energy. It's full of adrenalin. I funnel my excess energy in funny little ways. I do a lot of dancing in my trailer. I love music.
Watching cold fusion is like watching water boil in slow motion. First, sufficient deuterium has to penetrate the palladium electrode. This can take a few weeks. Then, if excess heat is generated during the next month or two, accurate temperature readings require extreme precautions to exclude environmental effects.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.
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