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Excessive Quotes

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While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.
- Antisthenes

Excessive fear is always powerless.
- Aeschylus

There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence.
- Charles Caleb Colton

 

The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction
in the opposite direction.
- Plato

One is never more on trial than in the moment of excessive good fortune.
- Lew Wallace

The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall;
the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
- Francis Bacon

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It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing;
his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business.
- Theodore Parker

Peace congresses often start by dealing with some of
the less important questions in excessive detail,
so at the end there is no time to discuss the most important problems.
- Fredrik Bajer

Skyrocketing insurance premiums are debilitating our
Nation's health care delivery system and liability
insurers are either leaving the market or raising rates to excessive levels.
- Jim Ryun

Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction,
and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.
- Jane Austen

The main business of religions is to purify,
control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive
taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
- George Eliot

Excessive dealings with tyrants are not good for the security of free states.
- Demosthenes

No one will deny that the excessive use of alcohol
and alcoholic beverages would do more than any other
single factor to make impossible a total war effort.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

A national debt, if it is not excessive,
will be to us a national blessing.
- Alexander Hamilton

Excessive literary production is a social offense.
- George Eliot

Many people submit to excessive appetites without realizing
that they do not need to eat so much food.
- Kate Smith

Excessive sorrow laughs.
Excessive joy weeps.
- William Blake

Drinking habits were very prevalent among men,
and were not in any way disgraceful,
unless excessive.
- Catherine Helen Spence

I used to suffer from excessive pride.
Well, I got over that one.
- Francesca Annis

An excessive knowledge of Marxism is a sign of a misspent youth.
- John McCarthy

Such lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking,
excessive alcohol consumption, little physical activity
and low dietary calcium intake are risk factors for
osteoporosis as well as for many other non-communicable diseases.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

One of the best lessons I learned early is that not
everything in life is about you.
It is about service.
If you want trips and excessive gifts,
then don't get into public service.
- Sean Hannity

One of our theories is that one can offset this excessive
compulsion toward the spectacular with a return to simplicity.
- Rem Koolhaas

To try to write love is to confront the muck of language:
that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little,
excessive and impoverished.
- Roland Barthes

The necessity of every one paying in his own labor for what he consumes,
affords the only legitimate and effectual check to excessive luxury,
which has so often ruined individuals,
states and empires; and which has now brought almost
universal bankruptcy upon us.
- Josiah Warren

Many of us have been conditioned to trust others' opinions
more than our own, and I believe that sort of trust is excessive.
This is especially true with regard to authority figures -
doctors, lawyers, priests. I trust my doctor's intentions toward me,
but I don't blindly follow his suggestions
without checking other sources also.
He was trained to prescribe a pill for everything,
and does it with the best of intentions,
but I often choose to trust God's quiet voice inside me
rather than my doctor's medical advice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the United States is to protect itself from the
economic and the political threats created by this excessive dependence,
we must reduce our reliance on foreign energy sources
and on foreign oil as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
- John Shadegg

I thought that if you come across as a freak,
there will be some kind of distance.
Maybe the distance became excessive.
I realized that people were afraid of me without knowing me.
- Thomas Kretschmann

Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational
and excessive price fluctuations in both directions
as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most
people to speculate or gamble...
to give way to hope, fear and greed.
- Benjamin Graham

Well, many of us believe that excessive media concentration
is a subject that ought to be addressed,
and it is, of course, the intention of the majority
party not to allow that to be discussed.
- Barney Frank

Our errors are surely not such awfully solemn things.
In a world where we are so certain to incur them in
spite of all our caution,
a certain lightness of heart seems healthier than this
excessive nervousness on their behalf.
- William James

I have noticed, with much distress, the excessive wartime
activity of the investigating bureaus of Congress and the administration,
with their impertinent and indecent searching out of
the private lives and the past political beliefs of individuals.
- Wendell Willkie

And it was back in the mid-1980s, and as I point out in a piece,
that was when we are spending about eight percent of
our gross domestic product on health care.
And even then, we had the impression that so much of the excessive,
aggressive medical treatment that took place at the
end of life was not only unnecessary but it was cruel.
- Richard Dooling

Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive,
nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning,
if they be accompanied by a bad training,
are a much greater misfortune.
- Plato

What was a problem was the excessive amount of media
attention to the appointment of the first woman and everything she did.
Everywhere that Sandra went, the press was sure to go.
And that got tiresome; it was stressful.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart,
from a clean environment to true equality for women,
from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood,
from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence.
- Paul Tsongas

The disruptive powers of excessive national fecundity
may have played a greater part in bursting the bonds
of convention than either the power of ideas or the errors of autocracy.
- John Maynard Keynes

Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism;
and excessive sensibility is only another name for
morbid self-consciousness.
The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of
our objects and less of our selves.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

The principle inherent in the clause that prohibits
pointless infliction of excessive punishment when less
severe punishment can adequately achieve the same purposes
invalidates the punishment.
- William J. Brennan

For fear of dropping the troops in the sea,
the pilots tended to drop them too far inland -
some of them actually in the British lines.
The weapon containers often fell wide of the troops,
which was another handicap that contributed to our excessive casualties.
- Kurt Student

In our excessive involvement in the affairs of other countries,
we are not only living off our assets and denying our
own people the proper enjoyment of their resources;
we are also denying the world the example of a free
society enjoying its freedom to the fullest.
- J. William Fulbright

Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful.
It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom.
He accepts his boredom, when it comes,
not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.
- Aldous Huxley

A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful;
but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.
- Clarence Day

Never order food in excess of your body weight.
- Erma Bombeck

Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals,
seems only to pass into excess of slavery.
- Plato

Pride and excess bring disaster for man.
- Xun Zi

Every form of government tends to perish by excess of its basic principle.
- Will Durant

Nothing exceeds like excess.
- Al Jourgensen

For there is no defense for a man who,
in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
- Aeschylus

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.
- James Madison

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.
- Henry James

Excess of grief for the dead is madness;
for it is an injury to the living,
and the dead know it not.
- Xenophon

There is moderation even in excess.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
- William Blake

Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness.
- Christopher Marlowe

The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways
and dangerous only in one,
through their excess.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
- Hippocrates

The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Till now poets were privileged to insert a certain proportion of nonsense -
very far in excess of one-half of one per cent -
into their otherwise sober documents.
- John C. Ransom

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

Excess on occasion is exhilarating.
It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness,
one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
- Plutarch

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?
- Charlie Sheen

This desire for equity must not lead to an excess of welfare,
where nobody is responsible for anything.
- Jacques Delors

It's not the drinking to be blamed, but the excess.
- John Selden

Sensual excess drives out pity in man.
- Marquis de Sade

What fun it would be to be poor, as long as one was excessively poor!
Anything in excess is most exhilarating.
- Jean Anouilh

I seem to keep returning to my father in poems because
his personality was so extreme,
so driven.
He did everything to excess.
- Robert Morgan

Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess,
that itself will need reforming.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge


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