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Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow.
Honore de Balzac
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
W. Somerset Maugham
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.
Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, that itself will need reforming.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle.
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.
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.
Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness.
The pain of losing my child was a cleansing experience. I had to throw overboard all excess baggage and keep only what is essential.
Sin may result from activities that begin innocently or that are perfectly legitimate in moderation, but in excess they can cause us to veer from the straight and narrow path to our destruction.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
You can only realize change if you live simply. Once people want enormous excess, you can hardly do social change.
Truth, like the juice of the poppy, in small quantities, calms men; in larger, heats and irritates them, and is attended by fatal consequences in excess.
Walter Savage Landor
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.
Witticisms please as long as we keep them within boundaries, but pushed to excess they cause offense.
I am bound to add that the excess in too little has ever proved in me more dangerous than the excess in too much; the last may cause indigestion, but the first causes death.
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.
Anything you can do in excess for the wrong reasons is exciting to me.
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'm too vain, one of my biggest sins, but it saved me; I can see what excess does.
We have too many politicians who are poll-driven to excess. Polls are important. You've got to know what the public is thinking, but you can't let them drive you completely.
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.
Nothing exceeds like excess.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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