Found 141 quotes starting with EX:

Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.
– Alfred Adler
Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.
– Hosea Ballou
Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
– Charles Caleb Colton
Examine each question in terms of what is ethically and aesthetically right, as well as what is economically expedient. A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.
– Aldo Leopold
Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
– Arab Proverb
Example is not the main thing in influencing others it's the only thing.
– Albert Schweitzer
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
– Albert Schweitzer
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
– Albert Schweitzer
Example is the best precept.
– Aesop
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
– Edmund Burke
Examples is more forcible than precept. People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh.
– Robert Cecil
Exceeding your own expectations can often leave things incomplete
– Siddharth Astir
Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.
– Warren Bennis
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
– Aristotle
Excellence is best described as doing the right things right - selecting the most important things to be done and then accomplishing them 100% correctly.
– Author Unknown
Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
– John W. Gardner
Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.
– Shaquille ONeal
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise risking more than others think is safe dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible.
– Ronnie Max Oldham
Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.
– Booker T. Washington
Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.
– Jose Ortega y Gasset
Excellent firms don't believe in excellence -- only in constant improvement and constant change.
– Tom Peters
Excellent wretch Perdition catch my soul, But I do love thee and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again.
– William Shakespeare
Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul,
But I do love thee! and when I love thee not,
Chaos is come again.

– William Shakespeare, "Othello", Act 3 scene 3
Except a living man there is nothing more wonderful than a book! a message to us from the dead -- from human souls we never saw, who lived, perhaps, thousands of miles away. And yet these, in those little sheets of paper, speak to us, arouse us, terrify us, teach us, comfort us, open their hearts to us as brothers.
– Charles Kingsley
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
Existence is the end of endless eternity without a beginning or an end.
– Dejan Stojanovic
Existence precedes and rules essence.
– Jean-Paul Sartre
Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream.
– Anatole France
Existence, as we know it, is full of sorrow. To mention only one minor point every man is a condemned criminal, only he does not know the date of his execution. This is unpleasant for every man. Consequently every man does everything possible to postpone the date, and would sacrifice anything that he has if he could reverse the sentence. Practically all religions and all philosophies have started thus crudely, by promising their adherents some such reward as immortality. No religion has failed hitherto by not promising enough the present breaking up of all religions is due to the fact that people have asked to see the securities. Men have even renounced the important material advantages which a well-organized religion may confer upon a State, rather than acquiesce in fraud or falsehood, or even in any system which, if not proved guilty, is at least unable to demonstrate its innocence. Being more or less bankrupt, the best thing that we can do is to attack the problem afresh without preconceived ideas. Let us begin by doubting every statement. Let us find a way of subjecting every statement to the test of experiment. Is there any truth at all in the claims of various religions Let us examine the question.
– Aleister Crowley
Exorcize regrets/worries of any kind from your mind i.e. completely eraze out of your mind regrets/worries over your past life/mistakes/failures/disappointments. Because, it doesn't pay to regret/worry over and over again. Yes you heard me right, doing just that, will only cause you more harm than good. Nevertheless, that's worth adopting isn't it?
– Emeasoba George
Expect everything, and anything seems nothing. Expect nothing, and anything seems everything.
– Samuel Hazo
Expect everything, and anything seems nothing.
Expect nothing, and anything seems everything.

– Samuel Hazo
Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise.
– Alice Walker
Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.
– Alice Walker
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
– Denis Watley
Expect the best, Prepare for the worst.
– Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.
– Ann Landers
Expect your every need to be met, expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level, expect to grow spiritually.
– Eileen Caddy
Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level...
– Eileen Caddy
Expectation is a strong belief that something will happen or be the case. Now, what has been/could be your expectation? Could it be fame or obscruity, greatness or commonness, riches or poverty, grace or disgrace, mess or mercy, success or failure? Whatever/however, in case you don't know, the scripture says that your expectations shall not be cut off/denied, scripture reference (Proverbs chapter 24 :14, Proverbs chapter 23 : 18). Although, your expectation may be delayed, but it will be delayed just for a while. Yes, all your godly/earnest/positive expectations will definitely/surely materialize, it's a matter of time and provided you are/will patient enough with God.
– Emeasoba George
Expectation is a strong belief that something will happen or be the case. Now, what has been/could be your expectation? Could it be fame or obscruity, greatness or commonness, riches or poverty, grace or disgrace, mess or mercy, success or failure? Whatever/however, in case you don't know, the scripture says that your expectations shall not be cut off/denied, scripture reference (Proverbs chapter 24 :14, Proverbs chapter 23 : 18). Although, your expectation may be delayed, but it will be delayed just for a while. Yes, all your godly/earnest/positive expectations will definitely/surely materialize, it's a matter of time and provided you are/will be patient enough with God.
– Emeasoba George
Expectations of anyone or of any thing will lead u down the road of disappointment. Set your Intention today to let go and ALLOW others to follow their path as u follow yours. Look deeply within yourself, what is your FEAR? What r u so afraid of? Contentment is a SOUL/SOLE journey that u must travel alone, expecting another to fill YOUR void is unfair and selfish.
– Tamaey Gottuso
Expecting a carjacker or rapist or drug pusher to care that his possession or use of a gun is unlawful is like expecting a terrorist to care that his car bomb is taking up two parking spaces.
– Joseph T. Chew
Expecting something for nothing is the most popular form of hope.
– Arnold Glasgow
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.
– Dennis Wholey
Experience a comb life gives you after you lose your hair.
– Judith Stern
Experience becomes possible because of language.
– Noam Chomsky, Ruth Anshen, Biography of an Idea (Mt. Kisco, NY: Moyer Bell Limited, 1986), pg. 196
Experience brings best
– Arushi
Experience can only be achieved from mistakes, mistakes can only be achieved from stupidity, and stupidity can only be achieved from experience.
– Antonio Diaz
Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
– Joseph Roux
Experience consists of experiencing that which one does not wish to experience
– quoted by Freud in "Jokes and Their Relation To The Unconscience?"
Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.
– Leonardo da Vinci
Experience does not ever err. It is only your judgment that errs in promising itself results which are not caused by your experiments.
– Leonardo da Vinci, Notebooks
Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
– Franklin P. Jones
Experience has always shown, and reason shows, that affairs which depend on many seldom succeed.
– Guicciardini
Experience has two things to teach. The first is that we must correct a great deal and the second, that we must not correct too much.
– Eugène Delacroix
Experience is a comb that is given to you, when you have already lost you hair.
– Giorgos Zambetas, Greek musician
Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other.
– Benjamin Franklin
Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.
– Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.
– Heinrich Heine
Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
– Minna Antrim
Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you're too damned old to do anything about it.
– James Scott Jimmy Connors
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.
– Unknown
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
– Vernon Sanders Law
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lessons afterwards.
– Vernon Law
Experience is a hard teacher becuase she gives the tests first, the lessons afterwards.
– Vernon Suanders Law, Chicken Soup for the Teenage soul: Tough Stuff
Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.
– anonymous
Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been.
– Josh Billings
Experience is an asset of which no worker can be cheated, no matter how selfish or greedy his immediate employer may be.
– Napolean Hill
Experience is an expensive school, but a fool will learn from no other.
– Japanese Proverb
Experience is as effective a teacher as a woman because one does tend to remember her lessons.
– Vikrant Parsai
Experience is never limited, and it is never complete it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every airborne particle in its tissue.
– Henry James
Experience is not what happens to a man it is what a man does with what happens to him.
– Aldous Huxley
Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
– Aldous Huxley, "Texts and Pretexts", 1932
Experience is not what happens to you it's what you do with what happens to you.
– Aldous Huxley
Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you
– Aldous Huxley
Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
– Oscar Wilde
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake when you make it again.
– Franklin P. Jones
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
– Franklin P. Jones
Experience is the best teacher- Personal but also vicarious
– Yassine Aumerally
Experience is the comb that nature gives us when we are bald.
– Belgian Proverb
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
– Oscar Wilde
Experience is the worst teacher it gives the test before presenting the lesson.
– Vernon Law
Experience is what allows us to repeat our mistakes, only with more finesse
– Derwood Fincher
Experience is what allows us to repeat our mistakes, only with more finesse!
– Derwood Fincher
Experience is what causes a person to make new mistakes instead of old ones.
– anonymous
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
– Gregory Gretsch
Experience is what you have after you've forgotten who you are.
– Paul. F. Meekin
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
– Benjamin Franklin
Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficial. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.
– Louis D. Brandeis
Experience shows that success is due less to ability that to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.
– Charles Buxton
Experience suggests it doesn't matter so much how you got here, as what you do after you arrive.
– Lois McMaster Bujold
Experience teaches only the teachable.
– Aldous Huxley
Experience teaches slowly and at the cost of mistakes.
– James A. Froude
Experience without learning is better than learning without experience.
– American
Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Experience, like a pale musician, holds a dulcimer of patience in his hand.
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Experience...is simply the name we give our mistakes.
– Oscar Wilde
Experience: A comb life gives you after you lose your hair.
– Judith Stern
Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
– C.S. Lewis, Chicken Soup for the Soul (book)
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
– Karl Kraus
Explain it as we may, a martial strain will urge a man into the front rank of battle sooner than an argument, and a fine anthem excite his devotion more certainly than a logical discourse.
– Henry Tuckerman
Explaining to an ignorant person is like knocking at the door of a deaf man.
– Vikrant Parsai
Explanation separates us from astonishment, which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible.
– Eugene Ionesco
Explicitly connecting how people describe the natural world in different ways is a top conservation priority.
– Edward J. Laurent
Exploit or get exploited.
– B. J. Gupta
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
– Jim Morrison
Express a mean opinion of yourself occasionally; it will show your friends that you know how to tell the truth.
– Edgar Watson Howe
Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind.
– Paul Theroux
Exterminate.
– The Daleks (Doctor Who)
Extraordinary creature! So close a friend, and yet so remote.
– Thomas Mann
Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
– Noël Coward
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
– Barry Goldwater
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice; moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
– Barry Goldwater
Extremists think "communication" means agreeing with them.
– Leo Rosten
Extremists think communication means agreeing with them.
– Leo Rosten

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