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Quotes of excessive

  1. Excessive fear is always powerless. – Aeschylus
  2. Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim. – Jane Austen
  3. The principle inherent in the clause that prohibits pointless infliction of excessive punishment when less severe punishment can adequately achieve the same purposes invalidates the punishment. – William J. Brennan, Jr.
  4. Excessive literary production is a social offense. – George Eliot
  5. I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence. – George Eliot
  6. Well, many of us believe that excessive media concentration is a subject that ought to be addressed, and it is, of course, the intention of the majority party not to allow that to be discussed. – Barney Frank
  7. Most of the time common stocks are subject to irrational and excessive price fluctuations in both directions as the consequence of the ingrained tendency of most people to speculate or gamble... to give way to hope, fear and greed. – Benjamin Graham
  8. One of the best lessons I learned early is that not everything in life is about you. It is about service. If you want trips and excessive gifts, then don't get into public service. – Sean Hannity
  9. Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty- his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure. – Aldous Huxley
  10. 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. – William James
  11. Many people submit to excessive appetites without realizing that they do not need to eat so much food. – Kate Smith
  12. The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well -being which men acquire in times of equality. – Alexis de Tocqueville
  13. From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart, from a clean environment to true equality for women, from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood, from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence. – Paul Tsongas

Usage examples for excessive

  1. The occasions, indeed, on which it had manifested itself to an excessive degree, had been but few. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  2. If in ordinary circumstances she had been informed that he had died in prison, it would have been absurd to expect her to give way to any expressions of excessive grief; she would perhaps have shed a few womanly tears and for some time she would have been more sad than usual; but she no longer loved him and his death could only be regarded as a release from all manner of trouble and shame and evil foreboding. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  3. Such was the origin of a national bank currency, and such the beginning of those difficulties which now appear in the excessive issues of the banks incorporated by the various States. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  4. Indeed, my indulgence in wine has, of late years especially, been excessive – Boswell's Correspondence with the Honourable Andrew Erskine, and His Journal of a Tour to Corsica by James Boswell
  5. They even reverse all the methods which we have recommended as being calculated to increase regard; and exactly follow that course which would be pursued by any one who should wish to reduce an excessive affection. – A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity. by William Wilberforce
  6. This excessive rapidity was fatal to his permanent reputation; but his books had considerable immediate popularity. – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  7. You have prevented his being good to you by your own excessive goodness to him. – The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight by Elizabeth von Arnim
  8. His eyes are become dim through excessive study; his heart is very large, full of love and hope in Jesus Christ. – Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel by John Yeardley
  9. The excessive taxation accordingly imposed would not have been permitted under it. – The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot
  10. The real reason was probably the excessive importance he attached to himself and his actions. – Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern
  11. I have said that the speed of the Paracuta was gradually increasing; now it was excessive that of the current remaining inferior to it. – An Antarctic Mystery by Jules Verne
  12. He remarked that any man who brings up his children in excessive ease must not be surprised if they come to a bad end. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  13. The rapid change from extreme fear to excessive pleasure brought on an excitement which was like a violent fever. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  14. From the excessive heat and annoyance, this plan may not be very correct, and therefore I do not present it. – Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I. by John L. Stephens
  15. And, breaking down under his excessive excitement, he sank into his chair, covering his face with his hands. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  16. Mrs. Ginniss was lying upon the bed, her face buried in the pillow, sobbing heavily and wearily, as if exhausted by excessive emotion. – Outpost by J.G. Austin
  17. Mamie passed the night quietly- not suffering excessive pain, but they concluded she was growing weaker, the end being not far off. – From Wealth to Poverty by Austin Potter
  18. I could scarcely walk at all, from excessive weakness. – The Discovery of Yellowstone Park by Nathaniel Pitt Langford
  19. I fear that their claims will be excessive and condescension is our only resource if we are to succeed in saving ourselves even in part. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  20. They are, at the time of my writing, quite old friends of mine, and both have an excessive opinion of my wisdom and good- nature. – The Quest of the Golden Girl by Richard le Gallienne