|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|The fierce extremes of good and ill to brook.|
CampbellGertrude of Wyoming.
Attributed to Cleobulus of Lindos.
|Thus each extreme to equal danger tends,|
Plenty, as well as Want, can separate friends.
CowleyDavideis. Bk. III. L. 205.
| Extremes meet, and there is no better example than the haughtiness of humility.|
EmersonLetters and Social Aims. Greatness.
| Extremes are faulty and proceed from men: compensation is just, and proceeds from God.|
La BruyèreThe Characters or Manners of the Present Age. Ch. XVII.
MercierTableaux de Paris. Vol. IV. Title of Ch. 348.
| And feel by turns the bitter change|
Of fierce extremes, extremes by change more fierce.
MiltonParadise Lost. II. 599.
| 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.|
MontaigneEssays. Bk. I. Ch. XXVI.
|Avoid Extremes; and shun the fault of such|
Who still are pleasd too little or too much.
PopeEssay on Criticism. L. 385.
|Extremes in nature equal good produce;|
Extremes in man concur to general use.
PopeMoral Essays. Ep. III. L. 161.
|Extrema primo nemo tentavit loco.|
No one tries extreme remedies at first.
|Like to the time o the year between the extremes|
Of hot and cold, he was nor sad nor merry.
Antony and Cleopatra. Act I. Sc. 5. L. 51.
|Not fearing death, nor shrinking for distress,|
But always resolute in most extremes.
Henry VI. Pt. I. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 37.
|Who can be patient in such extremes?|
Henry VI. Pt. III. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 215.
|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.
Taming of the Shrew. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 133.
|O brother, speak with possibilities,|
And do not break into these deep extremes.
Titus Andronicus. Act III. Sc. 1.