Found 143 quotes starting with EX:


Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.
– George Bernard Shaw
Except for an occasional heart attack I feel as young as I ever did.
– Robert Benchley
Except for the young or very happy, I can't say I am sorry for anyone who dies.
– William Makepeace Thackeray
Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.
– Rene Descartes
Except that right side up is best, there is not much to learn about holding a baby. There are one hundred and fifty-two distinctly different ways --and all are right! At least all will do.
– Heywood Broun
Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
– W. Somerset Maugham
Excessive literary production is a social offense.
– George Eliot, a.k.a. Mary Ann Evans
Excluded by my birth and tastes from the social order, I was not aware of its diversity. Nothing in the world was irrelevant: the stars on a general's sleeve, the stock-market quotations, the olive harvest, the style of the judiciary, the wheat exchange, flower-beds. Nothing. This order, fearful and feared, whose details were all inter-related, had a meaning: my exile.
– Jean Genet
Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms: and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Exclusiveness is a characteristic of recent riches, high society, and the skunk.
– Austin O'Malley
Excuse me while I kiss the sky.
– Jimi Hendrix
Excuse me, but can you be a little more vague?
– Tom Zegan
Excuse me, for I must speak plainly. If you, my dear father, will not take the trouble of checking her exuberant spirits, and of teaching her that her present pursuits are not to be the business of her life, she will soon be beyond the reach of amendment. Her character will be fixed, and she will, at sixteen, be the most determined flirt that ever made herself or her family ridiculous; a flirt, too, in the worst and meanest degree of flirtation; without any attraction beyond youth and a tolerable person; and, from the ignorance
– Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Exercise alone provides psychological and physical benefits. However, if you also adopt a strategy that engages your mind while you exercise, you can get a whole host of psychological benefits fairly quickly.
– James Rippe
Exercise effortlessness.
– Leslie Miklosy
Exercise ferments the humors, casts them into their proper channels, throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions, without which the body cannot subsist in its vigor, nor the soul act with cheerfulness.
– Joseph Addison
Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia.
– Barbara Ehrenreich
Exercise relieves stress. Nothing relieves exercise.
– Arisa Hosaka
Exercise, Discipline, then Affection.
– Cesar Millan
Exhaustion and exasperation are frequently the handmaidens of legislative decision.
– Barber B. Conable, Jr
Exhilaration is that feeling you get just after a great idea hits you, and just before you realize what's wrong with it.
– Joe Moore
Exile as a mode of genius no longer exists; in place of Joyce we have the fragments of work appearing in Index on Censorship.
– Nadine Gordimer
Exile, for no other motive than ease, would be the last defeat, with no seed of future victory in it.
– Lois McMaster Bujold
Exiles feed on hope.
– Aeschylus

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