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A Quote by Tallulah Bankhead on death, excess, identity, losing, and moderation

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 (1903 - 1968)

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A Quote by Robinson Jeffers on day, excess, pain, and poetry

Well: the day is a poem but too much Like one of Jeffers's, crusted with blood and barbaric omens Painful to excess, inhuman as a hawk's cry.

Robinson Jeffers (1887 - 1962)

Source: The Day Is a Poem, September I9, 1939

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on excess, good, and quality

Everything runs to excess; every good quality is noxious if unmixed.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on excess and wisdom

The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on excess and moderation

Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on excess, men, and truth

Not because Socrates said so, but because it is in truth my own disposition - and perchance to some excess - I look upon all men as my compatriots, and embrace a Pole as a Frenchman, making less account of the national than of the universal and common bond.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore on excess and energy

Excess is the common substitute for energy.

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on brevity, business, conversation, excess, faults, good, and words

It is such a great fault to talk too much that, in business and conversation, if what is good is also brief, it is doubly good, and one gains by brevity what one often loses by an excess of words.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Josh Billings on excess and truth

As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

Source: Affurisms from Josh Billings: His Sayings, 1865

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A Quote by John Milton on excess, glory, losing, and originality

His form had yet not lost All her original brightness, nor appear'd Less than archangel ruin'd, and th' excess Of glory obscur'd.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 591.

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