It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
The quality of an organization can never exceed the quality of the minds that make it up.
You desire that which exceeds my humble powers, but I trust in the compassion and mercy of the All-powerful God.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?
The conversational overachiever is someone whose grasp exceeds his reach.
This is possible but not attractive.
No one is rich whose expenditures exceed his means, and no one is poor whose incomings exceed his outgoings.
The supply of government exceeds demand.
How, then, can the rights of three men exceed the rights of two men? In what possible way can the rights of three men absorb the rights of two men, and make them as if they had never existed. . . . It is not possible to suppose, without absurdity, than a man should have no rights over his own body and mind, and yet have a 1/10,000,000th share in unlimited rights over all other bodies and minds?
All that seems indispensible in stating the account between the dead and the living, is to see that the debts against the latter do not exceed the advances made by the former.
I've definitely had ideas and plans that sometimes exceed my means and capabilities.
Natural selection is a mechanism for generating an exceedingly high degree of improbability.
It is exceedingly improbable that the identical action of the corresponding parts of the two retina is the result of a certain habituation, or of the influence of the mind.
I am exceedingly anxious that this Union, the Constitution, and the liberties of the people shall be perpetuated in accordance with the original idea for which that struggle was made, and I shall be most happy indeed if I shall be an humble instrument in the hands of the Almighty, and of this, his almost chosen people, for perpetuating the object of that great struggle.
The teacher reminded us that Romes liberties were not auctioned off in a day, but were bought slowly, gradually, furtively, little by little; first with a little corn and oil for the exceedingly poor and wretched, later with corn and oil for voters who were not quite so poor, later still with corn and oil for pretty much every man that had a vote to sellexactly our own history over again.
A canner exceedingly cannyOne morning remarked to his granny:
For as one star another far exceeds, So souls in heaven are placed by their deeds.
I trust that a graduate student some day will write a doctoral essay on the influence of the Munich analogy on the subsequent history of the twentieth century. Perhaps in the end he will conclude that the multitude of errors committed in the name of Munich may exceed the original error of 1938.
It seems to me that there must be an ecological limit to the number of paper pushers the earth can sustain, and that human civilization will collapse when the number of, say, tax lawyers exceeds the world's total population of farmers, weavers, fisherpersons, and pediatric nurses.
The torment of precautions often exceeds often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.
When our knowing exceeds our sensing, we will no longer be deceived by the illusions of our senses.
If it were possible to make an accurate calculation of the evils which police regulations occasion, and of those which they prevent, the number of the former would, in all cases, exceed that of the latter.
I was exceedingly delighted with the waltz, and also with the polka.
These differ in name, but there the difference ceases
The idea that positive illusions are in the service of sef-esteem virtually requires that they stay in check. If one develops substantially unrealistic expectations regarding the future that greatly exceed what one is actually able to accomplish, then one is set up for failure and disappointment, leading to lower self-esteem.
People expect a certain reaction from a business and when you pleasantly exceed those expectations, you've somehow passed an important psychological threshold.
Care should be taken that the punishment does not exceed the guilt;
and also that some men do not suffer for offenses for which others are not even indicted.