Quotations on Extremes

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The world is not dialectical - it is sworn to extremes, not to equilibrium, sworn to radical antagonism, not to reconciliation or synthesis. This is also the principle of evil.
- Jean Baudrillard
(Keywords: Evil, Extremes, Radical, World)

It is my view that we cannot conduct foreign policy at the extremes.
- Joe Biden
(Keywords: Policy, Extremes, Foreign policy)

We're self obsessed and mad and stupid - not that other people can't be the same way - but the extremes are kind of honest in some mad way. Anyway, I like them.
- Kenneth Branagh
(Keywords: People, Extremes, Self)

You know, I live a monastic lifestyle. No, I do. I do live in extremes, basically. I go back and forth. Once every six months, I'll have a day where I eat more chocolate than has ever been consumed by a human being.
- Jim Carrey
(Keywords: Being, Day, Extremes, Months)

Extremes, though contrary, have the like effects. Extreme heat kills, and so extreme cold: extreme love breeds satiety, and so extreme hatred; and too violent rigor tempts chastity, as does too much license.
- George Chapman
(Keywords: Love, Chastity, Extreme, Extremes, Hatred)

The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
- Winston Churchill
(Keywords: Fear, Being, Extremes, Meaning, Sense, Writer)

Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.
- Francois Fenelon
(Keywords: Virtue, Extremes, Mind, Moderation)

You can't just lecture the poor that they shouldn't riot or go to extremes. You have to make the means of legal redress available.
- Harold H. Greene
(Keywords: Legal, Extremes, Poor, Riot)

However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.
- Wilhelm von Humboldt
(Keywords: Men, Wisdom, Virtue, Consequences, Evil, Extremes, Forget, May)

We shall never be understood or respected by the English until we carry our individuality to extremes, and by asserting our independence, become of sufficient consequence in their eyes to merit a closer study than they have hitherto accorded us.
- Henry Lawson
(Keywords: English, Extremes, Eyes, Independence, Individuality, Merit, Study)

I have such an extreme attitude about work, where I can just completely be derelict of my responsibilities and then when I am not derelict, I am completely indulged in it. I swing pretty wildly from the two extremes.
- Geddy Lee
(Keywords: Work, Attitude, Extreme, Extremes, Pretty)

Before Watergate and Viet Nam, the American public, as a whole, believed everything it was told, and since then it doesn't believe anything, and both of those extremes hurt us because they prevent us from recognizing the truth.
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Keywords: Truth, American, Extremes, Hurt, Public)

Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use.
- Alexander Pope
(Keywords: Nature, Extremes, Man)

I did that all the more, if I may say so, because I was aware of the fact that there is an inclination to go to extremes in German people, and in the German character generally.
- Fritz Sauckel
(Keywords: People, Character, Extremes, Fact, May)

Some people must go to extremes to get the world in balance for themselves. Some can't bear bright lights, so wherever they go they search for the dark; they turn the lights down, anything to sustain some level of comfort.
- Julian Schnabel
(Keywords: People, Balance, Comfort, Extremes, World)

People want to hear about the extremes of human nature. They want things that are larger than their own lives, and more romantic, and not necessarily of their own experiences.
- Richard Thompson
(Keywords: Nature, People, Extremes, Human nature, Romantic, Want)

It is the belief that extremes and excesses of inequality must be reduced so that each person is free to fully develop his or her full potential. This is why we take precious time out of our lives and give it to politics.
- Paul Wellstone
(Keywords: Politics, Time, Belief, Extremes, Inequality, Potential)

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