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Letter "E" » excessive
«A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.»
«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.»
«Excessive fear is always powerless»
«Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.»
«After all the field of battle possesses many advantages over the drawing-room. There at least is no room for pretension or excessive ceremony, no shaking of hands or rubbing of noses, which make one doubt your sincerity, but hearty as well as hard hand-play. It at least exhibits one of the faces of humanity, the former only a mask.»
Author: Henry David Thoreau
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, field of battle
, The Faces
«Dark with excessive bright.»
«Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.»
«Excessive power sees power beyond its power»
«It is the essence of truth that it is never excessive. Why should it exaggerate? There is that which should be destroyed and that which should be simply illuminated and studied. How great is the force of benevolent and searching examination! We must not resort to the flame where only light is required.»
Author: Victor Hugo
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, The Flame
, The Force
«A saint addicted to excessive self-abnegation is a dangerous associate; he may infect you with poverty, and a stiffening of those joints which are needed for advancement -- in a word, with more renunciation than you care for -- and so you flee the contagion.»
Author: Victor Hugo