Excess is surplus or extra that is more than sufficient of anything or any one. It is always better to be moderate because anything in excess is opposed to nature. Excess of wealth, excess of power, excess of eating, all lead to more sorrow. ‘Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow “said Honore de Balzac. We should follow the path of moderation as it would help us to live within our limitations and moderation should always be our guide as against excess which is misleading.
Pride and excess bring disaster to man is a famous proverb. There is no evidence or precedence that moderate actions have brought disaster but rather excess has been the root cause of all kinds of problems. So, to be wise is to follow the path of moderation as against excess which is further strengthened by these quotes on excess.