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EXCESS
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[ Also see Abundance Extremes Gluttony Intemperance ]

The excess of the voluptuary, like the austerities of the recluse, triumphs in the suffrage of perverted reason.
      - Samuel Parr

Most persons are disposed to expend more than they can afford, and to indulge more than they can endure.
      - Madame Marie Madeleine Puisieux

Pleasures bring effeminacy, and effeminacy foreruns ruin; such conquests, without blood or sweat, sufficiently do revenge themselves upon their intemperate conquerors.
      - Francis Quarles

Excess of power intoxicates.
      - Claire Elisabeth Jeanne Gravier de Vergennes, Mme. de Remusat

He who indulges his sense in any excesses renders himself obnoxious to his own reason; and, to gratify the brute in him, displeases the man, and sets his two natures at variance.
      - Sir Walter Scott

It is a common thing to screw up justice to the pitch of an injury. A man may be over-righteous, and why not over-grateful, too? There is a mischievous excess that borders so close upon ingratitude that it is no easy matter to distinguish the one from the other; but, in regard that there is good-will in the bottom of it, however distempered; for it is effectually but kindness out of the wits.
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

A surfeit of the sweetest things
  The deepest loathing to the stomach brings.
      - William Shakespeare

Allow not nature more than nature needs.
      - William Shakespeare

As surfeit is the father of much fast, so every scope by the immoderate use turns to restraint.
      - William Shakespeare

Let us teach ourselves that honorable step, not to outdo discretion.
      - William Shakespeare

They are sick that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing.
      - William Shakespeare

Too much of a good thing.
      - William Shakespeare

Violent delights have violent ends, and in their triumph die; like fire and powder, which as they kiss consume.
      - William Shakespeare

Every morsel to a satisfied hunger is only a new labor to a tired digestion.
      - Bishop Robert South

Excessive liberty and excessive servitude are equally dangerous, and produce nearly the same effect.
      - Zoroaster


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