A Quote by John Keats on excess and poetry

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

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

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A Quote by John Henry Cardinal Newman on corruption, evil, and excess

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

John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801 - 1890)

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on excess and labor

Temperance and labor are the two best physicians of man; labor sharpens the appetite and temperance prevents from indulging to excess.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on boldness, excess, and mind

Write on your doors the saying wise and old. "Be bold!" and everywhere - "Be bold; Be not too bold!" Yet better the excess Than the defect; better the more than less sustaineth him and the steadiness of his mind beareth him out.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on angels, desires, excess, knowledge, and power

The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Source: Essays: Of Goodness and Goodness of Nature (1597-1625)

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A Quote by Arnold H. Glasow on body, excess, and life

Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess baggage, the shorter the trip.

Arnold H. Glasow

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on excess, laws, and moderation

EXCESS, n. In morals, an indulgence that enforces by appropriate penalties the law of moderation.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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