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Excess of sorrow laughs, excess of joy weeps. ⏤ William Blake

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Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.

Victor Hugo, author

Too much of a good thing is wonderful.

Mae West, actress

Every day you waste is one you can never make up.

George Allen, politician

The greatest wastes are unused talents and untried ideas.


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

Terence, writer

Willful waste brings woeful want.

Thomas Fuller, clergyman

Everything in excess is opposed to nature.

Hippocrates, scientist

Loyalty is a fine quality, but in excess it fills political graveyards.

Neil Kinnock, politician

The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity.

Thomas Love Peacock, author

Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.

Voltaire, writer

Nothing in excess.


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

Samuel Butler, poet

Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.

Thomas A. Edison, inventor

The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

William Blake, poet

We waste our lights in vain, like lamps by day.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow.

Honore de Balzac, novelist

The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one's obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.

John Updike, novelist

Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.

John Keats, poet

Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

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

George Will, journalist

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, philosopher

Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.

Xenophon, soldier

Riches are for spending.

Francis Bacon, philosopher

Where there is no extravagance there is no love, and where there is no love there is no understanding.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

I get so tired listening to one million dollars here, one million dollars there, it's so petty.

Imelda Marcos, celebrity

The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling.

Orison Swett Marden, writer

My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -- it gives a lovely light!

Edna St. Vincent Millay, author

The word which gives the key to the national vice is waste. And people who are wasteful are not wise, neither can they remain young and vigorous. In order to transmute energy to higher and more subtle levels one must first conserve it.

Henry Miller, author

It is more rewarding to be complicit with scarcity than excess.

Will Oldham, musician

I was the first in my peer group to get pregnant. All I craved was reassurance. I needed someone to tell me that all the seemingly random symptoms I had - weird things, such as excess saliva - were normal. And I was worried because I wasn't getting any morning sickness.

Heidi Murkoff, author

I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth - I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.

Henry James, writer

The faults of husbands are often caused by the excess virtues of their wives.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, novelist

We never search for scandal, but we use it if it cries out to excess.

Peter Utley, journalist

There is moderation even in excess.

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

The best things carried to excess are wrong.

Charles Churchill, poet

Never order food in excess of your body weight.

Erma Bombeck, humorist

A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.

Clarence Day, author

This desire for equity must not lead to an excess of welfare, where nobody is responsible for anything.

Jacques Delors, economist

It is the fine excesses of life that make it worth living.

Richard Le Gallienne, poet

Crime is a product of social excess.

Vladimir Lenin, leader

We'd dub the one that came off best into the final transcription. It gave us a chance to ad lib as much as we wanted, knowing that excess ad libbing could be sliced from the final product.

Bing Crosby, musician

I am bound to add that the excess in too little has ever proved in me more dangerous than the excess in too much; the last may cause indigestion, but the first causes death.

Giacomo Casanova, celebrity

I learned very early that our health is always impaired by some excess either of food or abstinence, and I never had any physician except myself.

Giacomo Casanova, celebrity

Sure, I did a lot of things in excess. But if you look at the core, the foundation of what I pursued, what red-blooded young American male in my position wouldn't?

Charlie Sheen, actor

The biggest waste of water in the country is when you spend half a pint and flush two gallons.

Prince Philip Edinburgh,

The new fashion is to talk about the most private parts of your life; other fashion is to repent of your excesses and to criticize the drugs that made you happy in the other times.

Mick Jagger, musician

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, author

Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.

John Henry Newman, clergyman

I sort of leave the character at the end of the day. I don't carry anything around with me - no excess baggage or unnecessary thoughts. I think it's too exhausting to do that. To put things into perspective - your work is your work, and your leisure time is something else.

Sean Bean, actor

An excessive knowledge of Marxism is a sign of a misspent youth.

John McCarthy, politician

Till now poets were privileged to insert a certain proportion of nonsense - very far in excess of one-half of one per cent - into their otherwise sober documents.

John C. Ransom,

All pain is per se and especially in excess, destructive and ultimately fatal in its nature and effects.

James Young Simpson, scientist

Tough times helped many commodities producers become lean and mean through consolidation, mergers and cost-cutting. All that excess supply has been sopped up.

Jim Rogers, businessman

I used to suffer from excessive pride. Well, I got over that one.

Francesca Annis, actress

The value of the beans for oil production, as well as for human food, has become recognized so quickly and so generally during the past year that the crop has acquired a commercial standing far in excess of its previous status.

David F. Houston, politician

I seem to keep returning to my father in poems because his personality was so extreme, so driven. He did everything to excess.

Robert Morgan, poet

Those jobs flee other states because of factors like excessive taxation, punitive regulation and frivolous lawsuits.

Rick Perry, politician

It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman

Excessive literary production is a social offense.

George Eliot, author

Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, that itself will need reforming.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet

When you have energy companies like Shell and British Petroleum, both of which are perhaps represented in this room, saying there is a problem with excess carbon dioxide emission, I think we ought to listen.

James Baker, politician

In every aspect of life, including the economic dimension, we are always challenged to do the right thing. In many cases in the market system, which allows a great deal of latitude for human choice, people can get carried away to excess.

Lee R. Raymond, businessman

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, historian

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, actress

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, sociologist

I wish I could stand on a busy street corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.

Bernard Berenson, historian

Everyone should keep a mental wastepaper basket, and the older he grows, the more things will he promptly consign to it.

Samuel Butler, poet

Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything.

Benjamin Franklin, president

As to the rout that is made about people who are ruined by extravagance, it is no matter to the nation that some individuals suffer. When so much general productive exertion is the consequence of luxury, the nation does not care though there are debtors; nay, they would not care though their creditors were there too.

Samuel Johnson, author

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