Quotations The Best Quotes About Excess  

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We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance. Hannah Arendt

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

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We are no longer in a state of growth; we are in a state of excess. We are living in a society of excrescence. The boil is growing out of control, recklessly at cross purposes with itself, its impacts multiplying as the causes disintegrate. Jean Baudrillard

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Riches are for spending. Francis Bacon

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Let's not quibble! I'm 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

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To go too far is as bad as to fall short. Confucius

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Nothing in excess.

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

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Americans are overreaching; overreaching is the most admirable and most American of the many American excesses. George Will

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All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

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Ours is a culture based on excess, on overproduction; the result is a steady loss of sharpness in our sensory experience. All the conditions of modern life -- its material plenitude, its sheer crowdedness -- conjoin to dull our sensory faculties. Susan Sontag

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I hold this as a rule of life: Too much of anything is bad. Terence

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