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Excess quotes (11)

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Excess

Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Excess

To go beyond is as bad as to fall short.
Proverb   Category: Excess

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
William Blake   Category: Excess

Excess generally causes reaction and produces a change in the opposite direction whether it be in the seasons or in individuals or in government.
Plato   Category: Excess

Im the foe of moderation the champion of excess. If I may lift a line from a die-hard whose identity is lost in the shuffle ‘I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.'
Tallulah Bankhead   Category: Excess

They never taste who always drink; They always talk who never think.
Matthew Prior   Category: Excess

As scarce as truth is the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
Josh Billings   Category: Excess

Therefore to be possessd with double pomp To guard a title that was rich before To gild refined gold to paint the lily To throw a perfume on the violet To smooth the ice or add another hue Unto the rainbow or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.
William Shakespeare   Category: Excess

To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Excess

The superfluous a very necessary thing.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Excess