Quotes: excessive

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  • 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.
  • Thinking is good, but excessive thinking is not. Between thoughts if there is a period of thoughtlessness, thoughts will be fresh and pathbreaking. A thinker will be able to cultivate a strain of healthy thoughts only when he pays attention to thoughtlessness also.
    Source: Thought at Sunrise (2007)
  • B. F. Skinner
    B. F. Skinner
    American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
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    A culture must be reasonably stable, but it must also change, and it will presumably be strongest if it can avoid excessive respect for tradition and fear of novelty on the one hand and excessively rapid change on the other.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Campbell Brown
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    Charter opponents often try to delegitimize strong testing results like those in Boston by attributing them to excessive test prep - as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio did recently.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Barry Ritholtz
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    In New York, the former lack of real competition allowed taxis to extract excessive charges, regardless of the poor service.
  • 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.
  • Benjamin Graham
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    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.
  • Lew Wallace
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    One is never more on trial than in the moment of excessive good fortune.
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