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Extremes are measures falling far outside the norm, and may include drastic or foolhardy expedients undertaken in a crisis.


  • Should there be danger of such an event — should he be the cause of adding a single more trouble to her existence — Why, I think, I shall be justified in going to extremes!
  • To "go to extremes" is ever symptomatic of genius and greatness.
  • Darling I don't know why I go to extremes
    Too high or too low there ain't no in-betweens.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 246.
  • The fierce extremes of good and ill to brook.
  • Avoid extremes.
    • Attributed to Cleobulus of Lindos.
  • Thus each extreme to equal danger tends,
    Plenty, as well as Want, can separate friends.
  • Extremes meet, and there is no better example than the haughtiness of humility.
  • Extremes are faulty and proceed from men: compensation is just, and proceeds from God.
  • Extremes meet.
  • And feel by turns the bitter change
    Of fierce extremes, extremes by change more fierce.
  • He that had never seen a river imagined the first he met to be the sea; and the greatest things that have fallen within our knowledge we conclude the extremes that nature makes of the kind.
  • Extremes in nature equal good produce;
    Extremes in man concur to general use.
  • Extrema primo nemo tentavit loco.
  • And where two raging fires meet together,
    They do consume the thing that feeds their fury:
    Though little fire grows great with little wind,
    Yet extreme gusts will blow out fire and all.

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