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Pride and excess bring disaster for man.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
I never smoke to excess - that is, I smoke in moderation, only one cigar at a time.
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.
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
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.
Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!
Tough times helped many commodities producers become lean and mean through consolidation, mergers and cost-cutting. All that excess supply has been sopped up.
Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
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.
Don't accumulate if you do not need. The excess of wealth in your hands is for the society, and you are the trustee for the same.
It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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.
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.
The word 'excess' has no meaning for a male.
Bubbles are best identified by credit excesses, not valuation excesses. And there's no bigger credit excess than in China.
Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness.
The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.
Charles Caleb Colton
Use, do not abuse... neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle.
The pain of losing my child was a cleansing experience. I had to throw overboard all excess baggage and keep only what is essential. Because of Paula, I don't cling to anything anymore. Now I like to give much more than to receive.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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