Quotes: excessive

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  • Alexander Hamilton
    Alexander Hamilton
    American statesman 1757-1804
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    A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo
    French writer 1802-1885
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    A saint addicted to excessive self-abnegation is a dangerous associate; he may infect you with poverty, and a stiffening of those joints which are needed for advancement - in a word, with more renunciation than you care for - and so you flee the contagion.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    After all, what is reading but a vice, like drink or venery or any other form of excessive self-indulgence? One reads to tickle and amuse one's mind; one reads, above all, to prevent oneself thinking.
  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    Greek dramatist BC 525-456
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    Excessive fear is always powerless.
  • Excessive indulgence to others, especially to children is in fact only self-indulgence under an alias.
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
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    Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
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    Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
  • Plato
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
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    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.
  • Theodore Parker
    Theodore Parker
    American minister 1810-1860
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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.
  • Lew Wallace
    Lew Wallace
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    One is never more on trial than in the moment of excessive good fortune.
  • Antisthenes
    Antisthenes
    Greek philosopher 445BC-365BC
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    Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    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.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas Fuller
    English preacher and writer 1608-1661
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    The excessive desire of pleasing goes along almost always with the apprehension of not being liked.

    Source: Introductio ad Prudentiam II (1740) 178

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