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Extremes quotes by Tony Reinke
#1. The question of this book is simple: What is the best use of my smartphone in the flourishing of my life? To that end, my aim is to avoid both extremes: the utopian optimism of the technophiliac and the dystopian pessimistic of the technophobe. #Quote by Tony Reinke
Extremes quotes by Ana Claudia Antunes
#2. It's not about binary but awareness of Oneness riddle. Between two extremes I choose the way in the middle. #Quote by Ana Claudia Antunes
Extremes quotes by Richard Baxter
#3. I would put no man upon extremes; but in this case flesh and blood doth make even good men so partial, that they take their duties, and duties of very great worth and weight, to be extremes. If worldly vanities did not blind us, we might see when public or other greater good did call us to deny ourselves and our families. #Quote by Richard Baxter
Extremes quotes by John O'Donohue
#4. There is a lantern in the soul, which makes your solitude luminous. Solitude need not remain lonely. It can awaken to its luminous warmth. The soul redeems and transfigures everything because the soul is the divine space. When you inhabit your solitude fully and experience its outer extremes of isolation and abandonment, you will find that at its heart there is neither loneliness nor emptiness but intimacy and shelter. #Quote by John O'Donohue
Extremes quotes by Joseph Stiglitz
#5. Poverty is what we call the extremes at the bottom. #Quote by Joseph Stiglitz
Extremes quotes by John Muir
#6. But to gain a perfect view, one must go yet further, over a curving brow to a slight shelf on the extreme brink. #Quote by John Muir
Extremes quotes by Alexander Herzen
#7. This socialism will develop in all its phases until it reaches its own extremes and absurdities. Then once again a cry of denial will break from the titanic chest of the revolutionary minority and again a mortal struggle will begin, in which socialism will play the role of contemporary conservatism and will be overwhelmed in the subsequent revolution, as yet unknown to us. #Quote by Alexander Herzen
Extremes quotes by Jon Meacham
#8. The break was in some ways a sign that Jefferson had transcended the simpler rhetorical categories of the post-1798 period. It was easy to speak theoretically and idealistically about politics when one is seeking power. The demands of exercising it once it is won, however, are so complex and fluid that ideological certitude is often among the first casualties of actual governing. Jefferson had achieved something that his Federalist foes would not have thought possible: He was, to some, no longer Republican enough. Jefferson was, in other words, a man who had displeased the extremes of his day - a sign that he had been guided not by dogma but by principled pragmatism. #Quote by Jon Meacham
Extremes quotes by Richard Thompson
#9. 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. #Quote by Richard Thompson
Extremes quotes by Sharon Olds
#10. The amount of horror one used to hear about in one village could be quite extreme. But one might not have heard about all the other villages' horrors at the same time. #Quote by Sharon Olds
Extremes quotes by Frances Osborne
#11. I bear to the wisdom of Sir Philip Sidney, who said that next to hunting he liked hawking worst. However, though he may have fallen into as hyperbolical an extreme, yet who can put too great a scorn upon their folly, that, to bring home a rascal deer, or a few rotten conies, submit their lives to the will or passion of such as may take them under a penalty no less slight than there is discretion shown in exposing them. #Quote by Frances Osborne
Extremes quotes by Stefan Zweig
#12. The Battle of Waterloo is a work of art with tension and drama with its unceasing change from hope to fear and back again, changewhich suddenly dissolves into a moment of extreme catastrophe, a model tragedy because the fate of Europe was determined within this individual fate. #Quote by Stefan Zweig
Extremes quotes by Kimberly Williams-Paisley
#13. I don't do very well with extremes of any kind - extreme diets, extreme fitness - so moderation makes a lot of sense, and Hershey's has really great portion-friendly desserts to help people incorporate treats into their lifestyles so they don't feel like they're depriving themselves and are still living a balanced life. #Quote by Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Extremes quotes by Audre Lorde, Zami: A New Spelling Of My Name
#14. I have often wondered why the farthest-out position always feels so right to me; why extremes, although difficult and sometimes painful to maintain, are always more comfortable than one plan running straight down a line in the unruffled middle. #Quote by Audre Lorde, Zami: A New Spelling Of My Name
Extremes quotes by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
#15. I have devoted 30 years of research to how creative people live and work, to make more understandable the mysterious process by which they come up with new ideas and new things. If I had to express in one word what makes their personalities different from others, it's complexity. They show tendencies of thought and action that in most people are segregated. They contain contradictory extremes; instead of being an individual, each of them is a multitude. #Quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Extremes quotes by Arundhati Roy
#16. ... he remained restrained and strangely composed. It was a composure born of extreme provocation. It stemmed from a lucidity that lies beyond rage. #Quote by Arundhati Roy
Extremes quotes by Maurice Herzog
#17. In overstepping our limitations, in touching the extreme boundaries of man's world, we have come to know something of its true splendor, #Quote by Maurice Herzog
Extremes quotes by Jose Ortega Y Gasset
#18. I have never said that human society ought to be aristocratic, but a great deal more than that. What I have said, and still believe with ever-increasing conviction, is that human society is always, whether it will or no, aristocratic by its very essence, to the extreme that it is a society in the measure that it is aristocratic, and ceases to be such when it ceases to be aristocratic. Of course I am speaking now of society and not of the State. #Quote by Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Extremes quotes by Benjamin Tucker
#19. Almost the only persons who may be said to comprehend even approximately the significance, principles, and purposes of Socialism are the chief leaders of the extreme wings of the Socialistic forces, and perhaps a few of the money kings themselves. #Quote by Benjamin Tucker
Extremes quotes by Janet Malcolm
#20. Society mediates between the extremes of, on the one hand, intolerably strict morality and, on the other, dangerously anarchic permissiveness through an unspoken agreement whereby we are given leave to bend the rules of the strictest morality, provided we do so quietly and discreetly. Hypocrisy is the grease that keeps society functioning in an agreeable way, by allowing for human fallibility and reconciling the seemingly irreconcilable human needs for order and pleasure. When Buckley and Wambaugh said bluntly that it's all right to deceive subjects, they breached the contract whereby you never come right out and admit you have stretched the rules for your own benefit. You do it and shut up about it, and hope you don't get caught, because if you are caught no one - or no one who has any sense - will come forward and say he has done the same thing himself. #Quote by Janet Malcolm
Extremes quotes by Chinua Achebe
#21. And now the rains had really come, so heavy and persistent that even the village rain-maker no longer claimed to be able to intervene. He could not stop the rain now, just as he would not attempt to start it in the heart of the dry season, without serious danger to his own health. The personal dynamism required to counter the forces of these extremes of weather would be far too great for the human frame. #Quote by Chinua Achebe
Extremes quotes by Susan Abulhawa
#22. Israeli occupation exposes us very young to the extremes of our emotions, until we cannot feel except in the extreme. #Quote by Susan Abulhawa
Extremes quotes by Charles Darwin
#23. An agnostic would be the more correct description of my state of mind. #Quote by Charles Darwin
Extremes quotes by Henri J.M. Nouwen
#24. There are two extremes to avoid: being completely absorbed in your pain and being distracted by so many things that you stay far away from the wound you want to heal. #Quote by Henri J.M. Nouwen
Extremes quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#25. And even beyond the flaws, there are just some simple differences between Felipe and me that we will both have to accept. He will never - I promise you - attend a yoga class with me, no matter how many times I may try to convince him that he would absolutely love it. (He would absolutely not love it.) We will never meditate together on a weekend spiritual retreat. I will never get him to cut back on all the red meat, or to do some sort of faddish fasting cleanse with me, just for the fun of it. I will never get him to smooth out his temperament, which burns at sometimes exhausting extremes. He will never take up hobbies with me, I am certain of this. We will not stroll through the farmer's market hand in hand or go on a hike together specifically to identify wildflowers. And although he is happy to sit and listen to me talk all day long about why I love Henry James, he will never read the collected works of Henry James by my side - so this most exquisite pleasure of mine must remain a private one. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Extremes quotes by Questlove
#26. I grew up in somewhat of a war zone in West Philadelphia in 1985, '86. It wasn't as extreme as someone coming in the classroom and just unloading on a class, but I knew to take the scenic route to go to the grocery store to avoid certain elements. #Quote by Questlove
Extremes quotes by CM Punk
#27. The only thing I took advantage of at Extreme Rules was an opportunity to cash in my Money in the Bank contract, which I did successfully, well within the rules. You know, Jeff knows this, you know this, the fans know this: nowhere on that contract does it say, under any circumstances, 'Do not cash in on Jeff Hardy.' #Quote by CM Punk
Extremes quotes by Noam Chomsky
#28. Greece has been, in many ways, a partially dysfunctional society. For example, the wealthy barely pay taxes ... to an extent, that's true elsewhere, including the United States, but it's been pretty extreme in Greece. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Extremes quotes by Eric Abetz
#29. Am I conservative? Yes, I am. I would have thought conservative is very much middle of the road, representative of the aspirational values of the Australian people. The extreme right has connotations with it that I would never seek to identify with. #Quote by Eric Abetz
Extremes quotes by Thomas Love Peacock
#30. And as for the human mind, I deny that it is the same in all men. I hold that there is every variety of natural capacity from the idiot to Newton and Shakespeare; the mass of mankind, midway between these extremes, being blockheads of different degrees; education leaving them pretty nearly as it found them, with this single difference, that it gives a fixed direction to their stupidity, a sort of incurable wry neck to the thing they call their understanding. #Quote by Thomas Love Peacock
Extremes quotes by Julie Taymor
#31. What I adore is the juxtaposition of high tech and low tech. It's sort of like I love the sacred and the profane. I love to put these extremes in the same hopper. #Quote by Julie Taymor
Extremes quotes by Jane Austen
#32. I trust that absolutes have gradations. #Quote by Jane Austen
Extremes quotes by Criss Jami
#33. Generally, there is a lot of truth value in stepping back, observing, then logically generalizing the extremes of what you see. #Quote by Criss Jami
Extremes quotes by Sheena Iyengar
#34. True choice requires that a person have the ability to choose an option and not be prevented from choosing it by any external force, meaning that a system tending too far toward either extreme will limit People's opportunities. Also, both extremes can produce additional problems in practice. Aside from the fact that a lack of "freedom to" can lead to privation, suffering, and death for those who can't provide for themselves, it can also lead to a de facto plutocracy.
The extremely wealthy can come to wield disproportionate power, enabling them to avoid punishment for illegal practices or to change the law itself in ways that perpetuate their advantages at the cost of others, a charge often levied against the "robber baron" industrialists of the late nineteenth century.
A lack of "freedom from," on the other hand, can encourage people to do less work than they're capable of since they know their needs will be met, and it may stifle innovation and entrepreneurship because people receive few or no additional material benefits for exerting additional effort.
Moreover, a government must have extensive power over its people to implement such a system, and as can be seen in the actions of the majority of communist governments in the past, power corrupts. #Quote by Sheena Iyengar
Extremes quotes by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
#35. The people who believe themselves to be on the left, and who defend the agents of Islam in the name of tolerance and culture, are being rightwing. Not just rightwing. Extreme rightwing. I don't understand how you can be so upset about the Christian right and just ignore the Islamic right. I'm talking about equality. #Quote by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Extremes quotes by Phil Anselmo
#36. I tried to take heavy metal ... and balled it up and chopped it in half and really tried to create a new form of energy. I really tried to re-shape extreme music as I see it through my eyes. #Quote by Phil Anselmo
Extremes quotes by Will Durant
#37. The qualities of character can be arranged in triads, in each of which the first and last qualities will be extremes and vices, and the middle quality a virtue or an excellence. So between cowardice and rashness is courage; between stinginess and extravagance is liberality; between sloth and greed is ambition; between humility and pride is modesty; between secrecy and loquacity, honesty; between moroseness and buffoonery, good humor; between quarrelsomeness and flattery, friendship; between Hamlet's indecisiveness and Quixote's impulsiveness is self-control.49 "Right," then, in ethics or conduct, is not different from "right" in mathematics or engineering; it means correct, fit, what works best to the best result. The #Quote by Will Durant
Extremes quotes by Joseph Stalin
#38. Anti-Semitism, as an extreme form of racial chauvinism, is the most dangerous vestige of cannibalism. #Quote by Joseph Stalin
Extremes quotes by Daniel Kahneman
#39. Groups tend to be more extreme than individuals. #Quote by Daniel Kahneman
Extremes quotes by Simon Schama
#40. The most gloomy prognosis about Jewish life is that it will disappear between the two extremes of ultra-Orthodoxy on the one hand and total assimilation on the other. But those are very exaggerated scenarios. #Quote by Simon Schama
Extremes quotes by Steven Hill
#41. Extreme Makeover ... they help people that are uncomfortable in their own skin. They really change lives. #Quote by Steven Hill
Extremes quotes by David Batstone
#42. I am an entrepreneur and my goal is to create invention to the solution of human trafficking and extreme poverty. #Quote by David Batstone
Extremes quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#43. If one listens to the faintest but constant suggestions of his genius, which are certainly true, he sees not to what extremes, or even insanity, it may lead him; and yet that way, as he grows more resolute and faithful, his road lies. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Extremes quotes by Joseph Frank
#44. Years later, when Dostoevsky was reading the book of Job once again, he wrote his wife that it put him into such a state of "unhealthy rapture" that he almost cried. "It's a strange thing, Anya, this books is one of the first in my life which made an impression on me; I was then still almost a child." There is an allusion to this revelatory experience of the young boy in The Brothers Karamazov, where Zosima recalls being struck by a reading of the book of Job at the age of eight and feeling that "for the first time in my life I consciously received the seed of God's word in my heart" (9:287). This seed was one day to flower into the magnificent growth of Ivan Karamazov's passionate protest against God's injustice and the Legend of the Grand Inquisitor, but it also grew into Alyosha's submission to the awesomeness of the infinite before which Job too had once bowed his head, and into Zosima's teaching of the necessity for an ultimate faith in the goodness of God's mysterious wisdom. It is Dostoevsky's genius as a writer to have been able to feel (and to express) both these extremes of rejection and acceptance. While the tension of this polarity may have developed out of the ambivalence of Dostoevsky's psychodynamic relationship with his father, what is important is to see how early it was transposed and projected into the religious symbolism of the eternal problem of theodicy. #Quote by Joseph Frank
Extremes quotes by John Kenneth Galbraith
#45. The traveler to the United States will do wellto prepare himself for the class-consciousness of the natives. This differs from the already familiar English version in being more extreme and based more firmly on the conviction that the class to which the speaker belongs is inherently superior to all others. #Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith
Extremes quotes by Leigh Brackett
#46. Surrender is a perfectly acceptable alternative in extreme circumstances. #Quote by Leigh Brackett
Extremes quotes by Alan Moore
#47. The central question is, is this guy right? Or is he mad? What do you, the reader, think about this? Which struck me as a properly anarchist solution. I didn't want to tell people what to think, I just wanted to tell people to think and consider some of these admittedly extreme little elements, which nevertheless do recur fairly regularly throughout human history. #Quote by Alan Moore
Extremes quotes by Robert L. Park
#48. Society, in fact, often holds it to be a virtue to adhere to certain beliefs in spite of evidence to the contrary. Belief in that which reason denies is associated with steadfastness and courage, while skepticism is often identified with cynicism and weak character. The more persuasive the evidence against a belief, the more virtuous it is deemed to persist in it. We honor faith. Faith can be a positive force, enabling people to persevere in the face of daunting odds, but the line between perseverance and fanaticism is perilously thin. Carried to extremes, faith becomes destructive - the residents of Jonestown for example, or the Heaven's Gate cult. In both cases, the faith of the believers was tested; in both cases, they passed the test. #Quote by Robert L. Park
Extremes quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#49. To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity. #Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Extremes quotes by Samuel Butler
#50. The extremes of vice and virtue are alike detestable, and absolute virtue is as sure to kill a man as absolute vice is. #Quote by Samuel Butler
Extremes quotes by Christopher Kimball
#51. There is no tomorrow. Time cannot be saved and spent. There is only today and how we choose to live it. The future is unknowable and unpredictable; it offers no clear path to happiness. Science will not save us. Each of us, then, needs to cobble together a daily routine filled with basic human pleasures, wedded, to be sure, to the best that modernity has to offer. It is a life of compromise rather than extremes. It is a touch of the old and a taste of the new. And cooking, it seems to me, offers the most direct way back into the very heart of the good life. It is useful, it is necessary, it is social, and it offers immediate pleasure and satisfaction. It connects with the past and ensures the future. Standing in front of a hot oven, we remind ourselves of who we are, of what we are capable of and how we might stumble back to the center of happiness. Effort and pleasure go hand in hand. #Quote by Christopher Kimball
Extremes quotes by Bear Grylls
#52. The extremes of jungles, mountains, and deserts are inherently dangerous places. #Quote by Bear Grylls
Extremes quotes by Stan Smith
#53. In the real world there are many tones, from white at one extreme, through a large number of medium tones to black at the other extreme. To achieve a three-dimensional effect on paper you need just three - white, black and medium gray. #Quote by Stan Smith
Extremes quotes by Albert Camus
#54. From the moment that man submits God to moral judgment, he kills Him in his own heart. And then what
is the basis of morality? God is denied in the name of justice, but can the idea of justice be understood
without the idea of God? At this point are we not in the realm of absurdity? Absurdity is the concept that
Nietzsche meets face to face. In order to be able to dismiss it, he pushes it to extremes: morality is the
ultimate aspect of God, which must be destroyed before reconstruction can begin. Then God no longer
exists and is no longer responsible for our existence; man must resolve to act, in order to exist. #Quote by Albert Camus
Extremes quotes by Kevin Watkins
#55. The Millennium Declaration was a solemn pledge to free our fellow men, women and children from the abject and dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty. #Quote by Kevin Watkins
Extremes quotes by Missi Pyle
#56. I'm really tall - almost six feet - and my features tend to be extreme, especially on TV. #Quote by Missi Pyle
Extremes quotes by John Cowper Powys
#57. The permanent mental attitude which the sensitive intelligence derives from philosophy is an attitude that combines extreme reverence with limitless skepticism. #Quote by John Cowper Powys
Extremes quotes by Honore De Balzac
#58. In Paris extremes are made to meet by passion. Vice is constantly binding the rich to the poor, the great to the mean. #Quote by Honore De Balzac
Extremes quotes by Rajneesh
#59. Don't avoid extremes, and don't choose any one extreme. Remain available to both the polarities - that is the art, the secret of balancing. #Quote by Rajneesh
Extremes quotes by George Friedman
#60. Galvanized people can do careless things. It is in the extreme and emotion-laden moments that distance and coolness are most required. I am tempted to howl in rage. It is not my place to do so. My job is to try to dissect the event, place it in context and try to understand what has happened and why. From that, after the rage cools, plans for action can be made. Rage has its place, but actions must be taken with discipline and thought. #Quote by George Friedman
Extremes quotes by Anthony Burgess
#61. The essence of pop stardom is immaturity - a wretched little pseudo-musical gift, a development of the capacity to shock, a short-lived notoriety, extreme depression, a yielding to the suicidal impulse. #Quote by Anthony Burgess
Extremes quotes by Richard Bach
#62. Anyone desperate enough for suicide ... should be desperate enough to go to creative extremes to solve problems: elope at midnight, stow away on the boat to New Zealand and start over, do what they always wanted to do but were afraid to try. #Quote by Richard Bach
Extremes quotes by Eric Hoffer
#63. It is perhaps true that the criminal who embraces a holy cause is more ready to risk his life and go to extremes in its defense than people who are awed by the sanctity of life and property. #Quote by Eric Hoffer
Extremes quotes by Kay Redfield Jamison
#64. The clinical hallmark of manic-depressive illness is its recurrent, episodic nature. Byron had this in an almost textbook manner, showing frequent and pronounced fluctuations in mood, energy, sleep patterns, sexual behavior, alcohol and other drug use, and weight (Byron also exhibited extremes in dieting, obsession with his weight, eccentric eating patterns, and excessive use of epsom salts). Although these changes in mood and behavior were dramatic and disruptive when they occurred, it is important to note that Byron was clinically normal most of the time; this, too, is highly characteristic of manic-depressive illness. An inordinate amount of confusion about whether someone does or does not have manic-depressive illness stems from the popular misconception that irrationality of mood and reason are stable rather than fluctuating features of the disease. Some assume that because an individual such as Byron was sane and in impressive control of his reason most of the time, that he could not have been "mad" or have suffered from a major mental illness. Lucidity and normal functioning are, however, perfectly consistent with-indeed, characteristic of-the phasic nature of manic-depressive illness. This is in contrast to schizophrenia, which is usually a chronic and relatively unrelenting illness characterized by, among other things, an inability to reason clearly. #Quote by Kay Redfield Jamison
Extremes quotes by Iris Murdoch
#65. This is an age of demons and amoral angels and all sorts of deep fears, like the first centuries of the Christian era, it's an age of extreme solutions. #Quote by Iris Murdoch
Extremes quotes by Virginia Woolf
#66. All extremes are dangerous. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Extremes quotes by Bernie Mac
#67. Every time you see a black romance, it's over-the-top. There always has to be extreme hostility between the sexes. He has to cheat. She has to show him how independently strong she is, not just as a woman but as a black woman. #Quote by Bernie Mac
Extremes quotes by Ursula Bloom
#68. Youth deals only in extremes ... #Quote by Ursula Bloom
Extremes quotes by Kay Redfield Jamison
#69. During the Renaissance there was a renewed interest in the relationship between genius, melancholia, and madness. A stronger distinction was made between sane melancholies of high achievement and individuals whose insanity prevented them from using their ability. The eighteenth century witnessed a sharp change in attitude; balance and rational thought, rather than "inspiration" and emotional extremes, were seen as the primary components of genius. #Quote by Kay Redfield Jamison
Extremes quotes by Edmund White
#70. In our imaginations the adults of our childhood remain extreme, essential - we might say radical since they are the roots that fed luxuriant later systems. Those first bohemians, for instance, stay operatic in memory even though were we to meet them today - well, what would we think, we who've elaborated our eccentricities with a patience, a professionalism they never knew? #Quote by Edmund White
Extremes quotes by Marya Hornbacher
#71. Soon madness has worn you down. It's easier to do what it says than argue. In this way, it takes over your mind. You no longer know where it ends and you begin. You believe anything it says. You do what it tells you, no matter how extreme or absurd. If it says you're worthless, you agree. You plead for it to stop. You promise to behave. You are on your knees before it, and it laughs. #Quote by Marya Hornbacher
Extremes quotes by Johann Kaspar Lavater
#72. Be neither too early in the fashion, nor too long out of it; nor at any time in the extremes of it. #Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater
Extremes quotes by Karl Donitz
#73. The north German does not go in for extremes. He has broader horizons than the men from the mountains of Bavaria and Austria. #Quote by Karl Donitz
Extremes quotes by Philippe Starck
#74. In our civilization, there are permanent forms which are part of every epoch and every culture. They are not especially difficult to detect. A minimal knowledge of physics, astrophysics, and perhaps mathematics, brings to light certain patterns that make these subjects easier to understand. It is striking to see the extreme similarity between these scientific propositions and the forms that recur in all times, places and civilizations. #Quote by Philippe Starck
Extremes quotes by Antoine Rivarol
#75. To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes. #Quote by Antoine Rivarol
Extremes quotes by Tony Judt
#76. Unsurprisingly, planning was most admired and advocated at the political extremes. #Quote by Tony Judt
Extremes quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
#77. Without a doubt it was Dr. Urbino's most contagious initiative, for opera fever infected the most surprising elements in the city and gave rise to a whole generation of Isoldes and Otellos and Aidas and Siegfrieds. But it never reached the extremes Dr. Urbino had hoped for, which was to see Italianizers and Wagnerians confronting each other with sticks and canes during the intermissions. #Quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Extremes quotes by Lance Morrow
#78. Africa has a genious for extremes, for the beginning and the end. It seems simultaneously connected to some memory of Eden and to some foretaste of apocalypse. Nowhere is day more vivid or night darker. Nowhere are forests more luxuriant. Nowhere is there a continent more miserable #Quote by Lance Morrow
Extremes quotes by William Styron
#79. He was made uneasy by unbraked hilarity and by extremes of sorrow alike, especially the latter; he preferred life to sail along pleasantly and evenly, and this, he knew, was for him a minor sort of tragedy. #Quote by William Styron
Extremes quotes by H.P. Lovecraft
#80. The effect was that of a Cyclopean city of no architecture known to man or to human imagination, with vast aggregations of night-black masonry embodying monstrous perversions of geometrical laws and attaining the most grotesque extremes of sinister bizarrerie. #Quote by H.P. Lovecraft
Extremes quotes by Carl Sagan
#81. An atheist is someone who is certain that God does not exist, someone who has compelling evidence against the existence of God. I know of no such compelling evidence. Because God can be relegated to remote times and places and to ultimate causes, we would have to know a great deal more about the universe than we do now to be sure that no such God exists. To be certain of the existence of God and to be certain of the nonexistence of God seem to me to be the confident extremes in a subject so riddled with doubt and uncertainty as to inspire very little confidence indeed. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Extremes quotes by Beverly Engel
#82. Because women tend to turn their anger inward and blame themselves, they tend to become depressed and their self-esteem is lowered. This, in turn, causes them to become more dependent and less willing to risk rejection or abandonment if they were to stand up for themselves by asserting their will, their opinions, or their needs.

Men often defend themselves against hurt by putting up a wall of nonchalant indifference. This appearance of independence often adds to a woman's fear of rejection, causing her to want to reach out to achieve comfort and reconciliation. Giving in, taking the blame, and losing herself more in the relationship seem to be a small price to pay for the acceptance and love of her partner.

As you can see, both extremes anger in and anger out-create potential problems. While neither sex is wrong in the way they deal with their anger, each could benefit from observing how the other sex copes with their anger. Most men, especially abusive ones, could benefit from learning to contain their anger more instead of automatically striking back, and could use the rather female ability to empathise with others and seek diplomatic resolutions to problems. Many women, on the other hand, could benefit from acknowledging their anger and giving themselves permission to act it out in constructive ways instead of automatically talking themselves out of it, blaming themselves, or allowing a man to blame them. Instead of giving in to keep the peace, it w #Quote by Beverly Engel
Extremes quotes by David Icke
#83. Zionism is not the Jewish people, it is a political movement. Many Jews do not support it, many non-Jews do. To say that Zionism is the Jewish people is like saying the Democratic Party is the American people. Yet to challenge the extremes of Zionism is to be called anti-Semitic or anti-Jewish. #Quote by David Icke
Extremes quotes by Virginia Woolf
#84. Extremes of feeling are allied to madness; #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Extremes quotes by Peter Hollingworth
#85. I just think in this world of extreme religious pluralism, the great spectrum of things ranging from the healthy and the respectable, and the balance and the true and tried, you go down to quite bizarre things which are very risky for people, particularly people who are young or vulnerable or unable to discriminate. #Quote by Peter Hollingworth
Extremes quotes by Dariusz Karlowicz
#86. This is what the Apologists can teach us about the world, culture, and philosophy. The pendulum steadily swings between contempt and wonder. The aim is not compromise between these stances, rather we need both the extremes of the swing simultaneously. Each extreme taken on its own is too confined for Christian teaching, and so: neither unconditional rejection, nor unconditional embrace. #Quote by Dariusz Karlowicz
Extremes quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#87. We can just as little afford to follow the doctrinaires of an extreme individualism as the doctrinaires of an extreme socialism. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Extremes quotes by Pete Docter
#88. 'In-between' is sort of - an animator does the key poses. He'll do extremes, you know, like a character reaching out for a glass of water and then another one of him drinking. And the in-betweener has to do all the drawings that goes between those two. You know it could be 12, 23 whatever in-betweens. #Quote by Pete Docter
Extremes quotes by Ellen Meloy
#89. There are people who have no engaged conversation with the land whatsoever, no sense of its beauty or extremes or limits and therefore no reason to question their actions in a place that is merely backdrop. #Quote by Ellen Meloy
Extremes quotes by Kay Redfield Jamison
#90. Moods are such an essential part of the substance of life, of one's notion of oneself, that even psychotic extremes in mood and behavior somehow can be seen as temporary, even understandable, reactions to what life has dealt. #Quote by Kay Redfield Jamison
Extremes quotes by Ali Sina
#91. If we want our civilization to survive, we have to watch for the extremes. We have to reclaim our morality, both individually and as the society. To protect ourselves from extremisms, we have to maintain moderation. #Quote by Ali Sina
Extremes quotes by Moliere
#92. Good sense avoids all extremes, and requires us to be soberly rational. This unbending and virtuous stiffness of ancient times shocks too much the ordinary customs of our own; it requires too great perfection from us mortals; we must yield to the times without being too stubborn; it is the height of folly to busy ourselves in correcting the world. #Quote by Moliere
Extremes quotes by Bong Joon-ho
#93. There is a lot of extreme emotion in Korean film. It's because there are a lot of extremes in Korean society. #Quote by Bong Joon-ho
Extremes quotes by Randa Abdel-Fattah
#94. I wasn't rebellious. Other friends had far stricter parents and where there wasn't a relationship of respect and communication, they were usually the opposite; kids go to the other extreme. #Quote by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Extremes quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#95. We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Extremes quotes by Geraldine Lee Wei Ling
#96. I knew I could not live my life around a husband, now would I want a husband to live his life around me. Of course, there are any number of variations in marital relationships between those extremes. But there is always a need for spouses to change their behaviors or habits to suit each other. I have always been set in my ways and did not fancy changing my behavior or lifestyle. #Quote by Geraldine Lee Wei Ling
Extremes quotes by Felix Baumgartner
#97. To jump and break the sound barrier will not be a mere record breaking experience or another extreme event that ends once the mission is accomplished. #Quote by Felix Baumgartner
Extremes quotes by Alexander Pope
#98. Avoid Extremes; and shun the fault of such Who still are pleas'd too little or too much. #Quote by Alexander Pope
Extremes quotes by Alexander Hamilton
#99. It is impossible to read the history of the petty republics of Greece and Italy without feeling sensations of horror and disgust at the distractions with which they were continually agitated, and at the rapid succession of revolutions by which they were kept in a state of perpetual vibration between the extremes of tyranny and anarchy ... great improvement ... were either not known at all, or imperfectly known to the ancients. #Quote by Alexander Hamilton
Extremes quotes by David Livermore
#100. Natural light consistently fosters innovation, as does the avoidance of disturbances from noise and extreme temperatures. #Quote by David Livermore
Extremes quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#101. The craft, trade, agriculture, science, a large part of the art - all this can only stand on a broad base , on a consolidated, strong and healthy mediocrity. Served in their services and the science of their work - and even the arts. We cannot wish for better: it belongs to such an average sort of person - it is under displace exceptions - it has nothing aristocratic about something and still les in their anarchic instincts - The power of the center is then held upright by the trade, especially the money market: the instinct of great financiers goes against all extremes, - the Jews are the reason for the time being conserve power in our so insecure and threatened Europe. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Extremes quotes by Leven Rambin
#102. When I was a kid, I was into psychological thrillers. When I was 12, my favorite movie was 'Thirteen.' I just really liked movies that showed an extreme range in acting. That's what made me want to become an actress. #Quote by Leven Rambin
Extremes quotes by John Updike
#103. My complaint, as an exile who once loved New York and who likes to return a half-dozen times a year, is not that it plays host to extremes of the human condition: There is grandeur in that, and necessity. #Quote by John Updike
Extremes quotes by Nirmala Srivastava
#104. Supposing the Mother Earth was very hot like the sun, there would have been no growth, or it was cold like moon, there would have been no growth. It had to come to the centre where it had both the things in proper proportions to grow. In the same way a human being has to work out that you keep a moderation and a balance and understand not to go to extremes of anything. That balance you learn when you love someone. #Quote by Nirmala Srivastava
Extremes quotes by Aristotle
#105. Speaking generally, we may say that whatever legal enactments are held to be for the interest of various constitutions, all these preserve them. And the great preserving principle is the one which has been repeatedly mentioned- to have a care that the loyal citizen should be stronger than the disloyal. Neither should we forget the mean, which at the present day is lost sight of in perverted forms of government; for many practices which appear to be democratical are the ruin of democracies, and many which appear to be oligarchical are the ruin of oligarchies. Those who think that all virtue is to be found in their own party principles push matters to extremes; they do not consider that disproportion destroys a state. A nose which varies from the ideal of straightness to a hook or snub may still be of good shape and agreeable to the eye; but if the excess be very great, all symmetry is lost, and the nose at last ceases to be a nose at all on account of some excess in one direction or defect in the other; and this is true of every other part of the human body. The same law of proportion equally holds in states. Oligarchy or democracy, although a departure from the most perfect form, may yet be a good enough government, but if any one attempts to push the principles of either to an extreme, he will begin by spoiling the government and end by having none at all. Wherefore the legislator and the statesman ought to know what democratical measures save and what destroy a democracy, a #Quote by Aristotle
Extremes quotes by Gary Cherone
#106. In my writing with Extreme, there are heavy themes. The cover photo has me with a gun to my neck. I am not advocating suicide. I am taking the philosophy that man is the measure of his own fate. #Quote by Gary Cherone
Extremes quotes by Eric Metaxas
#107. The more science learns, the clearer it is that although we are here, we shouldn't be. Once we begin considering the details of it all, the towering odds against our existence begin to become a bit unsettling. When we come to see the superlatively extreme precariousness of our existence, and begin to understand how by any accounting, we ought not to exist, what are we to think or feel? Our existence seems to be not merely a virtually impossible miracle but the most outrageous miracle conceivable, one that makes previously amazing miracles seem like almost nothing. #Quote by Eric Metaxas
Extremes quotes by John Desmond Bernal
#108. As a scientist Miss [Rosalind] Franklin was distinguished by extreme clarity and perfection in everything she undertook. Her photographs are among the most beautiful X-ray photographs of any substance ever taken. #Quote by John Desmond Bernal
Extremes quotes by Maya Angelou
#109. I have forgiven myself; I'll make a change. Once that forgiveness has taken place you can console yourself with the knowledge that a diamond is the result of extreme pressure. Less pressure is crystal, less than that is coal, less than that is fossilized leaves or plain dirt. Pressure can change you into something quite precious, quite wonderful, quote beautiful and extremely hard. #Quote by Maya Angelou
Extremes quotes by Soren Kierkegaard
#110. The extreme rarity of transitional forms in the fossil record persists as the trade secret of paleontology. #Quote by Soren Kierkegaard
Extremes quotes by Riff Raff
#111. It goes to extremes - from people saying I'm the best of all-time to people saying, "I hate that white boy." Who cares? At the end of the day, if people don't like you, they're not your friends anyway. #Quote by Riff Raff
Extremes quotes by Frans De Waal
#112. You need to indoctrinate empathy out of people in order to arrive at extreme capitalist positions. #Quote by Frans De Waal
Extremes quotes by Antoine Rivarol
#113. Extremes produce reaction. Beware that our boasted civilization does not lapse into barbarism. #Quote by Antoine Rivarol
Extremes quotes by Doris Brown Heritage
#114. Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance-you can push yourself to extremes and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet. #Quote by Doris Brown Heritage
Extremes quotes by Stefan Zweig
#115. Art knows no happier moment than the opportunity to show the symmetry of an extreme, during that moment of spheric harmony when the dissonance dissolves for the blink of an eye, dissolves into a blissful harmony, when the most extreme opposites, coming together from the greatest alienation, fleetingly touch with lips of the word and of love. #Quote by Stefan Zweig
Extremes quotes by Dmitri Shostakovich
#116. Many consider that Shostakovich is the greatest 20th-century composer. In his 15 symphonies, 15 quartets, and in other works he demonstrated mastery of the largest and most challenging forms with music of great emotional power and technical invention ... All his works are marked by emotional extremes - tragic intensity, grotesque and bizarre wit, humour, parody, and savage sarcasm. #Quote by Dmitri Shostakovich
Extremes quotes by Gale Harold
#117. Brian is an archetypal character, a bit like Don Juan, which is how I play him. He's a blast to play. He believes unapologetically in his freedom. He holds nothing back. Something I'm learning is, you can't hate the character you play. If I think my character is an asshole, that's all that will come across. He is drawn in an extreme way, but that doesn't mean he's not a person. #Quote by Gale Harold
Extremes quotes by Bernhard Schlink
#118. It is hard for me to imagine that I felt good about behaving like that. I also remember that the smallest gesture of affection would bring a lump to my throat, whether it was directed at me or at someone else. Sometimes all it took was a scene in a movie. This juxtaposition of callousness and extreme sensitivity seemed suspicious even to me. #Quote by Bernhard Schlink
Extremes quotes by John Buford
#119. The zeal, bravery, and good behavior of the officers and men on the night of June 30, and during July 1, was commendable in the extreme. #Quote by John Buford
Extremes quotes by Max Lucado
#120. We can take our parenting fears to Christ. In fact, if we don't, we'll take our fears out on our kids. Fear turns some parents into paranoid prison guards who monitor every minute, check the background of every friend. They stifle growth and communicate distrust. A family with no breathing room suffocates a child. On the other hand, fear can also create permissive parents. For fear that their child will feel too confined or fenced in, they lower all boundaries. High on hugs and low on discipline. They don't realize that appropriate discipline is an expression of love. Permissive parents. Paranoid parents. How can we avoid the extremes? We pray. #Quote by Max Lucado
Extremes quotes by James Hansen
#121. The climate dice are now loaded. Some seasons still will be cooler than the long-term average, but the perceptive person should notice that the frequency of unusually warm extremes is increasing. It is the extremes that have the most impact on people and other life on the planet. #Quote by James Hansen
Extremes quotes by Francis Levy
#122. Fame Shark is American Psycho meets Call It Sleep. A no-holds -barred saga of the extremes a human being can go to in his or her quest for attention. Young has the precocity and audacity of Shelley and the fearlessness of Philippe Petit. #Quote by Francis Levy
Extremes quotes by David McCaffrey
#123. You believe I'm this way because I made a choice to
extinguish the light in people's lives? Because it revealed my darkness, therefore my pain of self-awareness? Au contra ire, Padre. Think of me as an inevitable stage in human evolution.
My pure entropy simply conflicts with your naive vision of goodness. Extremes such as you and I have to be locked in combat. It is as natural for evil to hate good as it is for good to hate evil. Wouldn't you agree? #Quote by David McCaffrey
Extremes quotes by Edwin Moses
#124. No one runs fast without an extreme amount of training. Like today, you see kids walking around dribbling a basketball. I had a bag with track shoes in it, and I used to go to the track every day. #Quote by Edwin Moses
Extremes quotes by Ani DiFranco
#125. I don't know if there are artists out there who love their own records. I haven't met any, and I'm kind of extreme in the other direction, but therein lies the impetus to keep working and keep making new songs and new records. #Quote by Ani DiFranco
Extremes quotes by Francis Chan
#126. I believe He wants us to love others so much that we go to extremes to help them. #Quote by Francis Chan
Extremes quotes by Chris Cleave
#127. I like to push characters to extremes so they have to make really tough decisions and there is no life more extreme than that of an athlete. #Quote by Chris Cleave
Extremes quotes by David Guetta
#128. My parents were extreme left so everything was against the system. I was walking barefoot in the streets of Paris when I was eight. When I started to DJ they hated it, because for them, nightclubs, and all of this life, was terrible and fake. #Quote by David Guetta
Extremes quotes by Italo Calvino
#129. I am a prisoner of a gaudy and unlivable present, where all forms of human society have reached an extreme of their cycle and there is no imagining what new forms they may assume. #Quote by Italo Calvino
Extremes quotes by Edmund Burke
#130. An extreme rigor is sure to arm everything against it. #Quote by Edmund Burke
Extremes quotes by Blaise Pascal
#131. The world is a good judge of things, for it is in natural ignorance, which is man's true state. The sciences have two extremes which meet. The first is the pure natural ignorance in which all men find themselves at birth. The other extreme is that reached by great intellects, who, having run through all that men can know, find they know nothing, and come back again to that same ignorance from which they set out; but this is a learned ignorance which is conscious of itself. Those between the two, who have departed from natural ignorance and not been able to reach the other, have some smattering of this vain knowledge and pretend to be wise. These trouble the world and are bad judges of everything. The people and the wise constitute the world; these despise it, and are despised. They judge badly of everything, and the world judges rightly of them. #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Extremes quotes by Angelina Jolie
#132. It's all or nothing with my makeup. If I get dressed up, I'll go to an extreme. I'll wear foundation, bright blue or bright red lipstick with one of my weird purple wigs. #Quote by Angelina Jolie
Extremes quotes by Viktor E. Frankl
#133. Now we can understand Schopenhauer when he said that mankind was apparently doomed to vacillate eternally between the two extremes of distress and boredom. #Quote by Viktor E. Frankl
Extremes quotes by David Mumford
#134. The extreme possibilities are the most illuminating. #Quote by David Mumford
Extremes quotes by Marilyn Manson
#135. My mom was always a big fan of Elvis. She made me listen to Elvis when I was a kid. I hated it. And I think now I've kind of grown up to fill in some of the sort of controversy that he created back in his day, but in a much more extreme, modern sense. #Quote by Marilyn Manson
Extremes quotes by Cole Ryan
#136. We're prone to totally deny something that is abused, because it's easier than handling it.
I've noticed that truth is very rarely found in the extremes, in the black and white - you'll usually find it right in the middle, in the gray. It's just much harder to find that way.
We're lazy; however, and we'll take the ten step program or the list of rules before we do the dirty, difficult work of prayer, meditation and study that comes with living in the tension. It's always easier to default to an extreme than it is to find the buried, messy truth that is found in living in the already and the not yet - in the tension. #Quote by Cole Ryan
Extremes quotes by Martin Schulz
#137. Referendums are a democratic instrument, but so are decisions reached in a parliamentary democracy. I advise extreme caution when it comes to referendums. In Germany too. #Quote by Martin Schulz
Extremes quotes by John Kennedy Toole
#138. Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty. #Quote by John Kennedy Toole
Extremes quotes by Felicia Day
#139. It's either perfect, or it's the worst thing ever made and everyone is an artistic failure, including myself. (Yay, emotional extremes!) #Quote by Felicia Day
Extremes quotes by Margaret Atwood
#140. Extreme good, extreme evil: the abilities required are similar. #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Extremes quotes by Keith Urban
#141. Red carpets are pretty unpredictable. You can go from one person asking you what you're wearing to the next person asking you about the situation in Haiti. It's the extreme juxtaposition, and some of the questions can throw me! #Quote by Keith Urban
Extremes quotes by Jennifer Garner
#142. It's about getting the kids up and fed, getting one to school, getting the other down for a nap, going to the grocery store, picking one up from school, getting the other one down for another nap, cooking dinner ... I live my life at these two extremes. I'm either a full-time stay-at-home mom or a full-time actress. #Quote by Jennifer Garner
Extremes quotes by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
#143. We must remember how apt man is to extremes
rushing from credulity and weakness to suspicion and distrust. #Quote by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Extremes quotes by Avijeet Das
#144. I have always loved extremes. Either give me everything or nothing. #Quote by Avijeet Das
Extremes quotes by John Stott
#145. I have never been able to conjure up (as some great Evangelical missionaries have) the appalling vision of the millions who are not only perishing but will inevitably perish. On the other hand ... I am not and cannot be a universalist. Between these extremes I cherish and hope the majority of the human race will be be saved. And I have a solid biblical basis for this belief. #Quote by John Stott
Extremes quotes by Joseph Hall
#146. Nothing doth so fool a man as extreme passion. This doth make them fools which otherwise are not, and show them to be fools which are so. #Quote by Joseph Hall
Extremes quotes by Criss Jami
#147. The 2 extremes, neither one worse than the other: the result of bad religion is self-loathing and violence; the result of bad spirituality is self-worship and narcissism. #Quote by Criss Jami
Extremes quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#148. Sensitive people usually love deeply and hate deeply. They don't know any other way to live than by extremes because thier emotional theromastat is broken. #Quote by Shannon L. Alder
Extremes quotes by Anna Brownell Jameson
#149. Where the vivacity of the intellect and the strength of the passions exceed the development of the moral faculties the character is likely to be embittered or corrupted by extremes, either of adversity or prosperity. #Quote by Anna Brownell Jameson
Extremes quotes by John Ensign
#150. The act of voting by ordinary Iraqis in the face of extreme danger confirms President Bush's belief that people around the globe, when given a chance, will choose liberty and democracy over enslavement and tyranny. #Quote by John Ensign
Extremes quotes by Charles Petzold
#151. The human species is often amazingly inventive and industrious but at the same time profoundly lazy. It's very clear that we humans don't like to work. This aversion to work is so extreme - and our ingenuity so acute - that we're eager to devote countless hours designing and building devices that might shave a few minutes off our workday #Quote by Charles Petzold
Extremes quotes by Pio Of Pietrelcina
#152. Recommend me to the Lord and to the Virgin Mother because I am in extreme need of their help. #Quote by Pio Of Pietrelcina
Extremes quotes by Noam Chomsky
#153. Reagan was extreme. Beginning of his administration, one of the first things was to call in scabs - hadn't been done for a long time, and it's illegal in most countries - in the air controller strike. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Extremes quotes by Blaise Pascal
#154. Knowledge has two extremes. The first is the pure natural ignorance in which all men find themselves at birth. The other extreme is that reached by great minds, who, having run through all that men can know, find they know nothing, and come back again to that same natural ignorance from which they set out; this is a learned ignorance which is conscious of itself. #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Extremes quotes by Bill Maher
#155. It somehow became an article of faith on the right that Obama is the most extreme president in American history. Although, when they say that, I think what they really mean is ... he's black. #Quote by Bill Maher
Extremes quotes by Potter Stewart
#156. We are concerned here only with the imposition of capital punishment for the crime of murder, and when a life has been taken deliberately by the offender, we cannot say that the punishment is invariably disproportionate to the crime. It is an extreme sanction suitable to the most extreme of crimes. #Quote by Potter Stewart
Extremes quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#157. By going one step further back in thought, discordant opinions are reconciled by being seen to be two extremes of one principle, and we can never go so far back as to preclude a still higher vision. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Extremes quotes by Geoffrey Rush
#158. I like roles that are on the extreme ends of the spectrum, and there's special appeal in exploring these slightly forgotten plays that people might think of as subjects for academic term papers instead of live theater. #Quote by Geoffrey Rush
Extremes quotes by Niki Taylor
#159. I've always enjoyed watching makeup artists - but I'd like to go to the extreme and do monster makeup in movies. #Quote by Niki Taylor
Extremes quotes by Scott Westerfeld
#160. In a world of extreme beauty, anyone normal is ugly. #Quote by Scott Westerfeld
Extremes quotes by Klemens Von Metternich
#161. Any plan conceived in moderation must fail when the circumstances are set in extremes. #Quote by Klemens Von Metternich
Extremes quotes by Eknath Easwaran
#162. Fasting may not be as easy as feasting, but after a while it is not too different. Both are extremes. It is not hard to go the extreme way, but what is really difficult is neither to fast nor to feast, but to be moderate in everything we do. #Quote by Eknath Easwaran
Extremes quotes by Frederick Lenz
#163. Fulfillment of desire taken to extremes doesn't necessarily make us happy. It tends to make us rather cynical. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Extremes quotes by Ann Leckie
#164. When they behave properly, you will say there is no problem. When they complain loudly, you will say they cause their own problems with their impropriety. And when they are driven to extremes, you say you will not reward such actions. What will it take for you to listen? #Quote by Ann Leckie
Extremes quotes by Sophia Bush
#165. I'm a bit of a worrier, to an extreme. I'll crack a joke, then worry if I've offended someone - even when they're laughing. I have a guilt complex, always worrying. #Quote by Sophia Bush
Extremes quotes by Doris Lessing
#166. We are all regularly presented, day after day, with bad news, the worst, and I think our minds are more and more set into attitudes of foreboding and depression. But is it possible that all the bad things going on – and I don't have to list them, for we all know what they are – are a reaction, a dragging undertow, to a forward movement in the human social evolution that we can't easily see? Perhaps, looking back, let's say in a century or two centuries, is it possible people will say, 'That was a time when extremes battled for supremacy. The human mind was developing very fast in the direction of self-knowledge, self-command, and as always happens, as always has to happen, this thrust forward aroused its opposite, the forces of stupidity, brutality, mob thinking'? I think it is possible. I think that this is what is happening. #Quote by Doris Lessing
Extremes quotes by Dean Koontz
#167. Or maybe they were just doing it for fun. A lark. Their religion is tolerant of extreme forms of recreation. Boys will be boys, after all, and sociopathic boys will be sociopathic. #Quote by Dean Koontz
Extremes quotes by John Scott
#168. People of this teenager's age are on the brink of adulthood and have to be allowed a greater degree of responsibility. A consequence of this is a decrease in parental responsibility. Therefore to have criminal responsibility for what you don't know about seems rather extreme. #Quote by John Scott
Extremes quotes by Nic Sheff
#169. None of them seem as crazy obsessive about everything as I am. It's strange 'cause I had the same feeling in high school that I have here. It's like, well, it just seems so easy for everyone else and so difficult for me. I turn from these extremes of feeling on top of the fucking world - to feeling so despondent. They don't have to struggle like I do - or maybe that's just me comparing my goddamn insides to everyone else's outsides. But I swear to God, I just seem to wrestle with everything more than anyone else. #Quote by Nic Sheff
Extremes quotes by Gilles Deleuze
#170. It is always from the depths of its impotence that each power center draws its power, hence their extreme maliciousness, and vanity #Quote by Gilles Deleuze
Extremes quotes by Gordon B. Hinckley
#171. As we have been continuously counseled for more than 60 years, let us have some food set aside that would sustain us for a time in case of need. But let us not panic nor go to extremes. Let us be prudent in every respect. And, above all, my brothers and sisters, let us move forward with faith in the Living God and His Beloved Son. #Quote by Gordon B. Hinckley
Extremes quotes by William James
#172. In the matter of belief, we are all extreme conservatives. #Quote by William James
Extremes quotes by Marco Pierre White
#173. If you are not extreme, then people will take shortcuts because they don't fear you. #Quote by Marco Pierre White
Extremes quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#174. [Emigrants] will bring with them the principles of the governments they leave, imbibed in their early youth; or, if able to throw off, it will be in exchange for an unbounded licentiousness, passing, as is usual, from one extreme to another. It would be a miracle were they to stop precisely at the point of temperate liberty. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Extremes quotes by Jim Lee
#175. There's also a lot of punch you get from doing an extreme closeup and have it just be that image with nothing around it. There's a clarity and precision and impact there that you sometimes lose if you put everything else in that background. #Quote by Jim Lee
Extremes quotes by Raymond Pettibon
#176. It's an extreme to go from an artist like myself to a commercial artist with art directors looking over your shoulder, or any other knucklehead telling you what your art should look like. #Quote by Raymond Pettibon
Extremes quotes by Beth Fantaskey
#177. We sealed my father's grave on a day of stark contrasts, of black against white, and it was the last time I'd ever find myself in a place of such extremes. Because in the months after the dirt fell on the coffin, my life began to shift to shades of gray, almost like the universe had taken a big stick and stirred up the whole scene at that cemetery, mixing up everything and repainting my world. #Quote by Beth Fantaskey
Extremes quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#178. A semi-civilized state of society, equally removed from the extremes of barbarity and of refinement, seems to be that particular meridian under which all the reciprocities and gratuities of hospitality do most readily flourish and abound. For it so happens that the ease, the luxury, and the abundance of the highest state of civilization, are as productive of selfishness, as the difficulties, the privations, and the sterilities of he lowest. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Extremes quotes by JWoww
#179. I don't follow trends. I set my own and I go for the extreme. #Quote by JWoww
Extremes quotes by Girdhar Joshi
#180. Most of us, people live life in extreme. On one extreme some people think they live for eating, on the other some fasting to death. #Quote by Girdhar Joshi
Extremes quotes by Francesco Clemente
#181. Maybe poets express more directly a sense of sympathy for other human beings. Painting is a little bit more of a retreat from human beings in real life; painting is more about the extreme moments when speech doesn't help anymore. #Quote by Francesco Clemente
Extremes quotes by Michael Kors
#182. Give me Caviar Kaspia and give me a hamburger. I love the two extremes. #Quote by Michael Kors
Extremes quotes by Deb Caletti
#183. If fate is a shape-shifter, then loves is too. It can be, anyway, in its most dangerous form. It´s your best day and then your worst. It´s your most hope and then you most despair. Lightness, darkness, it can swing between extremes at lightning speed- a boat upon the water on the most dangerous day, and then the clouds crawl in and the sky turns black and the sea rages and the boat is lost. #Quote by Deb Caletti
Extremes quotes by Isaac Watts
#184. Some have a violent and turgid manner of talking and thinking; they are always in extremes, and pronounce concerning everything in the superlative. #Quote by Isaac Watts
Extremes quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#185. Extreme busyness, whether at school or college, kirk or market, is a symptom of deficient vitality. #Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Extremes quotes by John Waters
#186. Everyone's sex life is funny except your own. Every person's is, and yours never is. The lengths people go to - and the extremes and the conditions and the mental exercises and guilt and shame and happiness that everybody goes through - and what they'll do for sex is never-ending and mind-boggling and very interesting to me. And I don't think a lot of times people choose any of it. #Quote by John Waters
Extremes quotes by Keith Carter
#187. When I started using the extreme short depth of field and single point of focus, I was trying to replicate my changing eyesight. We have binocular vision; one eye perceives space from the other. I don't experience a scene visually at F32. It's more like F1.4. #Quote by Keith Carter
Extremes quotes by Bono
#188. The fact is that ours is the first generation that can look disease and extreme poverty in the eye, look across the ocean to Africa, and say this, and mean it. We do not have to stand for this. A whole continent written off - we do not have to stand for this. #Quote by Bono
Extremes quotes by Gloria Steinem
#189. Women with body image or eating disorders are not a special category; [they're] just more extreme in their response to a culture that emphasizes thinness and impossible standards of appearance for women instead of individuality and health. #Quote by Gloria Steinem
Extremes quotes by Gary Thorp
#190. Whether working in the yard or just going about the daily business of life, you are continually adjusting, trimming, touching, shaping, and tinkering with the wealth of things around you. It may be difficult for you to know when to stop. We are all torn between the extremes of taking care of things and leaving them alone, and we question whether many things could ever get along without us. We find ourselves with pruning shears in hand, snipping away at this or that, telling ourselves that we're only being helpful, redefining something else's space, removing that which is unappealing to us. It's not that we really want to change the world. We just want to fix it up slightly. We'd like to lose a few pounds or rid ourselves of some small habit. Maybe we'd like to help a friend improve his situation or repair a few loose ends in the lives of our children. All of this shaping and controlling can have an adverse affect. Unlike someone skilled in the art of bonsai gardening, we may *unintentionally* stunt much natural growth before it occurs. And our meddling may not be appreciated by others. Most things will get along superbly without our editing, fussing, and intervention. We can learn to just let them be. As a poem of long ago puts it, "In the landscape of spring, the flowering branches grow naturally, some are long, some are short. #Quote by Gary Thorp
Extremes quotes by David Lloyd-Jones
#191. We all tend to go to extremes; some rely only on their own preparation and look for nothing more; others, as I say, tend to despise preparation and trust to the unction, the anointing and the inspiration of the Spirit alone. But there must be no "either/or" here; it is always "both/and." These two things must go together. #Quote by David Lloyd-Jones
Extremes quotes by Michael Rooker
#192. I think all the roles I've done have been very passionate people who go to absolute extremes to make their points. #Quote by Michael Rooker
Extremes quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#193. I am struck by the fact that the more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I think that the same is true of human beings. We do not wish to see children precocious, making great strides in their early years like sprouts, producing a soft and perishable timber, but better if they expand slowly at first, as if contending with difficulties, and so are solidified and perfected. Such trees continue to expand with nearly equal rapidity to extreme old age. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Extremes quotes by Jimmy Carter
#194. We cannot resort to simplistic or extreme solutions which substitute myths for common sense. #Quote by Jimmy Carter
Extremes quotes by Andrew Sullivan
#195. Blogging is to writing what extreme sports are to athletics: more free-form, more accident-prone, less formal, more alive. It is, in many ways, writing out loud. #Quote by Andrew Sullivan
Extremes quotes by William Shakespeare
#196. The extreme parts of time extremely forms all causes to the purpose of his speed. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Extremes quotes by Katherine Ketcham
#197. We are not 'everything,' but neither are we 'nothing.' Spirituality is discovered in that space between paradox's extremes, for there we confront our helplessness and powerlessness, our woundedness. In seeking to understand our limitations, we seek not only an easing of our pain but an understanding of what it means to hurt and what it means to be healed. Spirituality begins with the acceptance that our fractured being, our imperfection, simply is: There is no one to 'blame' for our errors - neither ourselves nor anyone nor anything else. Spirituality helps us first to see, and then to understand, and eventually to accept the imperfection that lies at the very core of our human be-ing. #Quote by Katherine Ketcham
Extremes quotes by Peter Kreeft
#198. Saint Thomas Aquinas says, wisely, that the only way to drive out a bad passion is by a stronger good passion. The same is true of thoughts as of passions. When your mind wanders, like a child, your will must bring it back, like a mother. [ ... ] The will-parent must discipline the mind-child, avoiding both the opposite extremes commonly made in disciplining either children or thoughts: tyranny or permissiveness. #Quote by Peter Kreeft
Extremes quotes by Rick Yune
#199. It was tough to try to be serious in front of Halle Berry and Pierce Brosnan with all this stuff in my face. There's never been a character that's looked this extreme. #Quote by Rick Yune
Extremes quotes by Anonymous
#200. In the span of a few seconds, my mind had traversed the extremes of human emotion, swinging from terror to exquisite relief and back to terror - entirely on the wings of thought: There's a rat in my bed! Oh, it was only a dream . . . Rat! #Quote by Anonymous

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