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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.
Crime is a product of social excess.
Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
The word 'excess' has no meaning for a male.
A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
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!
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
Use, do not abuse... neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass into excess of slavery.
Pride and excess bring disaster for man.
I'm a conservative because I believe we're here on this earth to do a little more than crawl through life, comfortable in the cradle of government excess and oblivious to the duties required to keep this republic standing.
Sensual excess drives out pity in man.
Marquis de Sade
Ocean acidification - the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that is turning the oceans increasingly acid - is a slow but accelerating impact with consequences that will greatly overshadow all the oil spills put together. The warming trend that is CO2-related will overshadow all the oil spills that have ever occurred put together.
It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.
Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.
John Henry Newman
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.
Excess exercise tends to be counterbalanced by excess hunger, exemplified by the phrase 'working up an appetite.' A few people with extraordinary willpower can resist such hunger day after day, but for the vast majority, weight loss through exercise is a flawed option.
I try to beat back the producers and engineers so they - there's not an excess of stuff used to squeeze my voice to make it artificial. There's a person in there, and people will listen; if they hear another person speak to them, they'll listen because it's lonely out here.
Never order food in excess of your body weight.
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?
John F. Kennedy
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