The testimony of scripture is so plain that to add anything were superfluous, were it not that the world is almost now come to that blindness, that whatsoever pleases not the princes and the multitude, the same is rejected as doctrine newly forged, and is condemned for heresy.— John Knox
Special Superfluous quotations
From what I have said of the natives of New Holland they may appear to some to be the most wretched people upon earth but in reality they are far happier than we Europeans, being wholly unacquainted not only with the superfluous, but
When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous
I cannot praise the common superfluity which women now use in their apparel.
Play interests me very much," said Hermann: "but I am not in the position to sacrifice the necessary in the hope of winning the superfluous.
Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.
The primary, the fundamental, the essential purpose of the United Nations is to keep peace. Everything it does which helps prevent World War III is good. Everything which does not further that goal, either directly or indirectly, is at best superfluous.
Islam appears to me like a perfect work of architecture.
All its parts are harmoniously conceived to complement and support each other; nothing is superfluous and nothing lacking; and the result is a structure of absolute balance and solid composure.
It is not hard to compose, but what is fabulously hard is to leave the superfluous notes under the table.
Each superfluous line, each wrongly placed line, any color placed without veneration or care, can spoil everything, that is, the spiritual.
Let us assume that the ideal were reached;
let us imagine a state of international life in which the danger of war no longer exists. Then no one would dare to demand a penny for obviously completely superfluous armaments.
The superfluous, a very necessary thing.
The aim of marketing is to make selling superfluous.
Half the variations which are calculated in a tournament game turn out to be completely superfluous. Unfortunately, no one knows in advance which half
The dachshund is a perfectly engineered dog.
It is precisely long enough for a single standard stroke of the back, but you aren't paying for any superfluous leg.
If our economic system is to survive, there has to be a better distribution of wealth ... we can't have a system where some people live in superfluous, inordinate wealth, while others live in abject deadening poverty.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
One does not reflect on a point of honor - that is already dishonor.
To submit to insult, to forget a humiliation, to quail before an enemy - all these are signs of a life become worthless and superfluous.
He had not an ounce of superfluous flesh on his bones, and leanness goes a great way towards gentility.
Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.
It is manifestly contrary to the law of nature, however defined, that a handful of people should gorge themselves with superfluities while the hungry majority goes in need of necessities.
If the dance is right, there shouldn't be a single superfluous movement.
Speculators often prosper through ignorance;
it is a cliché that in a roaring bull market knowledge is superfluous and experience is a handicap. But the typical experience of the speculator is one of temporary profit and ultimate loss
I have always thought of our Service as an institution, more than any other bureau, engaged in a field essentially of morality--the aim of man to rise above himself, and to choose the option of quality rather than material superfluity.
Nature does nothing in vain when less will serve;
for Nature is pleased with simplicity and affects not the pomp of superfluous causes.
I come to my solitary woodland walk as the homesick go home.
I thus dispose of the superfluous and see things as they are, grand and beautiful.
Eliminate the superfluous.
Pork - no animal is more used for nourishment and none more indispensable in the kitchen; employed either fresh or salt, all is useful, even to its bristles and its blood; it is the superfluous riches of the farmer, and helps to pay the rent of the cottager.
We are ignorant of things necessary, because we learn things superfluous and unnecessary
We all exist in a time of widespread exponential growth.
We are busier than ever. When things pile sky-high on top of each other, I try to take a moment to: breathe, smile, repeat. This mantra helps me align to the reality outside of the superfluous noise.
Eliminate something superfluous from your life.
Break a habit. Do something that makes you feel insecure.
One day there springs up the desire for money and for all that money can provide — the superfluous, luxury in eating, luxury in dressing, trifles. Needs increase because one thing calls for another. The result is uncontrollable dissatisfaction. Let us remain as empty as possible so that God can fill us up.
Students today should live fully every moment of time.
This dew-like life fades away; time speeds swiftly. In this short life of ours, avoid involvement in superfluous things and just study the Way.
There were too many lemmings - that was the core of their difficulty.
None wanted solitude, but a crowd of this size was a torment. Being sensitive little beasts, they became overstimulated by superfluous numbers of their own kind. They had tried to escape, but with pitiable irony, all tried to escape together.
When a thing is said to be not worth refuting you may be sure that either it is flagrantly stupid -- in which case all comment is superfluous -- or it is something formidable, the very crux of the problem.