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“The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom...for we never know what is enough until we know what is more than enough.”
“The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.”
“Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.”
“Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.”
“If music be the food of love, play on; give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken and so die.”
“The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall.”
Francis Bacon Sr.
“Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.”
“In charity there is no excess.”
“Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
“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.”
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