Excessive fear is always powerless.
There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence.
The world is burning in the fire of desire, in greed, arrogance and excessive ego.
Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.
Less talk - more work! There is too much talking going on. Because of excessive talking, spiritual energy is being wasted.
the pain was so sharp that it made me utter several moans; and so excessive was the sweetness caused me by this intense pain that one can never wish to lose it.
I don't think she appreciated being inside, catching excessive dirt. But once she switched leads she hits another gear. She's done it in all her races. She's exciting.
We must encourage American businesses and farmers by weeding out the excessive red tape that Washington has been creating over the past decade. Regulations act as a hidden tax, and if we are not careful, they can begin to suffocate small businesses, destroy jobs, and choke off economic growth.
The excessive regard of parents for their children, and their dislike of other people's is, like class feeling, patriotism, save-your-soul-ism, and other virtues, a mean exclusiveness at bottom.
[Gill was the final inductee in an evening that ran long because of rambling introductions, excessive performances and pause-plagued acceptance remarks.] I would like to keep this slightly brief, ... I'd like to have kept the whole evening briefer. Amy's going to be leaving town tonight for a week, and I thought I might get lucky before the bus left.
Everything must be organized in the most rational way. The state won't accept excessive prices.
People are consuming too much salt and excessive sodium levels in the diet are estimated to contribute to 41% of deaths annually from cardiovascular disease. One teaspoon less of salt a day per person would have a favourable influence on public health.
Certainly these high prices seem excessive, but there is no saying when rationality will return. It seems odd that [metals] prices have climbed as much as they have given only limited changes in the fundamentals.
Peace congresses often start by dealing with some of the less important questions in excessive detail, so at the end there is no time to discuss the most important problems.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
Excessive literary production is a social offense.
A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
Our errors are surely not such awfully solemn things. In a world where we are so certain to incur them in spite of all our caution, a certain lightness of heart seems healthier than this excessive nervousness on their behalf.
What was a problem was the excessive amount of media attention to the appointment of the first woman and everything she did. Everywhere that Sandra went, the press was sure to go. And that got tiresome; it was stressful.
It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing; his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business.
To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished.
Quarrels often arise in marriages when the bridal gifts are excessive.
I used to suffer from excessive pride. Well, I got over that one.
Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim.
Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism; and excessive sensibility is only another name for morbid self-consciousness. The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of our objects and less of our selves.