Superfluity Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 33 Quotes About Superfluity

#1. Moralities and religions are the principal means by which one can make whatever one wishes out of man, provided one possesses a superfluity of creative forces and can assert one's will over long periods of time in the form of legislation and customs. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#2. Whatever respect photography may once have deserved is now superfluous in view of its own superfluity. - Author: Will Self
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#3. The greatest crimes are not those committed for the sake of necessity but those committed for the sake of superfluity. One does not become a tyrant to avoid exposure to the cold. - Author: Aristotle.
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#4. While imprisoned in the shed Pierre had learned not with his intellect but with his whole being, by life itself, that man is created for happiness, that happiness is within him, in the satisfaction of simple human needs, and that all unhappiness arises not from privation but from superfluity. And - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#5. If a man needs an elaborate tombstone in order to remain in the memory of his country, it is clear that his living at all was an act of absolute superfluity. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#6. New Haven cultivates ... an open gloom that seems happy to acknowledge disrepair and the superfluity of appearance ... I realized that what cramped the town was the weight of unwritten volumes: they scored lines of unfinished writing on every second face that walked the streets ... - Author: Sara Suleri
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#7. Superfluity comes sooner by white hairs, but competency lives longer. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#8. Corn is a necessary, silver is only a superfluity. - Author: Adam Smith
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#9. If it were worth while to argue a paradox, one might maintain that nature regards the female as the essential, the male as the superfluity of her world. Perhaps the best starting-point for study of the Virgin would be a practical acquaintance with bees, and especially with queen bees. - Author: Henry Adams
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#10. A superfluity of wealth, and a train of domestic slaves, naturally banish a sense of general liberty, and nourish the seeds of that kind of independence that usually terminates in aristocracy. - Author: Mercy Otis Warren
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#11. Eating, too, has been turned away from its true nature: want on the one hand and superfluity on the other have troubled the clarity of this need, and all the profound, simple necessities in which life renews itself have similarly been obscured. - Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
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#12. We have become a society where the artist is regarded as a self-indulgent superfluity, and the person who juggles stocks and shares is an essential part of the economy. - Author: Pam Brown
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#13. As for plenty, we had not only for necessity, conveniency and decency, but for delight and pleasure to superfluity. - Author: Margaret Cavendish
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#14. In her abhorrrence of a vacuum, Nature, for the furtherance of her favorite hobby, has often to resort to strange devices. If she could but understand that vacuity is sometimes better than superfluity! - Author: Ellen Glasgow
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#15. The superfluity of the comforts of like destroys all joy in satisfying one's needs, while great freedom in the choice of occupation ... is just what makes the choice of occupation insoluble difficult and destroys the need and even the possibility of having an occupation. p 1209 - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#16. Violence arises not out of superfluity of power but out of powerlessness. - Author: Rollo May
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#17. What most of all enables a man to serve the public is not wealth, but content and independence; which, requiring no superfluity at home, distracts not the mind from the common good. - Author: Plutarch
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#18. The State has a superfluity of testicles, Peersa said with no particular emphasis. - Author: Larry Niven
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#19. Conscience is doubtless sufficient to conduct the coldest character into the road of virtue; but enthusiasm is to conscience what honor is to duty; there is in us a superfluity of soul, which it is sweet to consecrate to the beautiful when the good has been accomplished. - Author: Madame De Stael
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#20. My business in life is to eat, drink, sleep, and die. Everything else is superfluity and I will have none of it. - Author: Wilkie Collins
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#21. Because no one can live with just the bare necessities in the real world ... we need a little superfluity in our lives, something dazzling, something that sparkles, something lovely, however cheap or worthless. Few people can live without the dream of beauty. - Author: Sandor Marai
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#22. I am one of those for whom superfluity is a necessity. - Author: Theophile Gautier
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#23. I have always thought of our Service as an institution, more than any other bureau, engaged in a field essentially of morality
the aim of man to rise above himself, and to choose the option of quality rather than material superfluity. - Author: Freeman Tilden
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#24. Art can never match the luxury and superfluity of Nature. In the former all is seen; it cannot afford concealed wealth, and is niggardly in comparison; but Nature, even when she is scant and thin outwardly, satisfies us still by the assurance of a certain generosity at the roots. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#25. Our prayers for the evangelization of the world are but a bitter irony so long as we only give of our superfluity and draw back before the sacrifice of ourselves. - Author: Amy Carmichael
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#26. No, I thank you; I have had an elegant sufficiency of the numerous delicacies. Any more would be an unsophisticated superfluity, for gastronomic satiety admonishes me that I have reached the ultimate stage of deglutition consistent with dietetic integrity. - Author: Fred Chappell
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#27. That questionable superfluity small beer. - Author: Douglas William Jerrold
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#28. In every great city, with all its gleaming walls and massive libraries, with all the shimmering fountains and sculptured gardens, there is a superfluity of dung that must be carted out. - Author: Jeff Wheeler
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#29. I cannot praise the common superfluity which women now use in their apparel. - Author: John Knox
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#30. All unhappiness arises not from privation but from superfluity. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#31. Man is created for happiness, that happiness lies in himself, in the satisfaction of simple human needs; and that all unhappiness is due, not to privation but to superfluity. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#32. A quiet mediocrity is still to be preferred before a troubled superfluity. - Author: John Suckling
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#33. There are those who collect the refuse of the public streets, but in order to be received into the band it is necessary to have been born one of the Hereditary Confederacy of Superfluity Removers and Abandoned Oddment Gatherers. - Author: Ernest Bramah
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