65 Overflow Quotes On Success In Life

These overflow quotes will inspire you. Overflow (especially of a liquid) flows over the brim of a receptacle or the excess or surplus not able to be accommodated by available space.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging overflow quotes, overflow sayings, and overflow proverbs.

Best Overflow Quotes

  1. “God is so vastly wonderful, so utterly and completely delightful that He can, without anything other than Himself, meet and overflow the deepest demands of our total nature, mysterious and deep as that nature is.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
  2. “When the heart is full of joy, it always allows its joy to escape. It is like the fountain in the marketplace; whenever it is full it runs away in streams, and so soon as it ceases to overflow, you may be quite sure that it has ceased to be full. The only full heart is the overflowing heart.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  3. “God’s Kingdom is a place of abundance where every generous act overflows its original bounds and becomes part of the unbounded grace of God at work in the world.” ~ Henri Nouwen
  4. “Be like the fountain that overflows, not like the cistern that merely contains.” ~ Paulo Coelho

  5. “Purring would seem to be, in her case, an automatic safety-valve device for dealing with happiness overflow.” ~ Monica Edwards
  6. “Prostitution is not just a service industry, mopping up the overflow of male demand, which always exceeds female supply. Prostitution testifies to the amoral power struggle of sex, which religion has never been able to stop. Prostitutes, pornographers, and their patrons are marauders in the forest of archaic night.” ~ Camille Paglia
  7. “Grace is the overflowing favor of God, and you can always count on it being available to draw upon as needed.” ~ Oswald Chambers
  8. “No life of faith can be lived privately. There must be overflow into the lives of others.” ~ Eugene H. Peterson

  9. “Service is the measure of greatness; it always has been true; it is true today, and it always will be true, that he is greatest who does the most of good. Nearly all of our controversies and combats grow out of the fact that we are trying to get something from each other–there will be peace when our aim is to do something for each other. The human measure of a human life is its income; the divine measure of a life is its outgo, its overflow–its contribution to the welfare of all.” ~ William Jennings Bryan
  10. “In the end, worship can never be a performance, something you’re pretending or putting on. It’s got to be an overflow of your heart…Worship is about getting personal with God, drawing close to God.” ~ Matt Redman
  11. “Tender pauses speak
    The overflow of gladness,
    When words are all too weak.” ~ William C. Bryant
  12. “One must learn to be a sponge if one wants to be loved by hearts that overflow.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

  13. “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.” ~ William Wordsworth
  14. “Lay me down,
    Let the only sound,
    Be the overflow,
    Pockets full of stones.” ~ Florence Welch
  15. “Life is perpetually creative because it contains in itself that surplus which ever overflows the boundaries of the immediate time and space, restlessly pursuing its adventure of expression in the varied forms of self-realization.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  16. “An overflow of good converts to bad.” ~ William Shakespeare

  17. “It was an absurd theory that by cutting taxes you would increase government revenues, because the growth of the economy would create an overflow of taxes that would fall into the government coffers.” ~ Sidney Blumenthal
  18. “The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal good will. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind.” ~ William Godwin
  19. “The enemy is like a woman, weak in face of opposition, but correspondingly strong when not opposed. In a quarrel with a man, it is natural for a woman to lose heart and run away when he faces up to her; on the other hand, if the man begins to be afraid and to give ground, her rage, vindictiveness and fury overflow and know no limit.” ~ Ignatius of Loyola
  20. “Dog – a kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world’s worship.” ~ Ambrose Bierce

  21. “Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  22. “A subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world’s worship . . . . [H]is master works for the means wherewith to purchase the idle wag of the Solomonic tail, seasoned with a look of tolerant recognition.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  23. “Then came the gadgeteer, otherwise known as the sporting-goods dealer. He has draped the American outdoorsman with an infinity of contraptions, all offered as aids to self-reliance, hardihood, woodcraft, or marksmanship, but too often functioning as substitutes for them. Gadgets fill the pockets, they dangle from neck and belt. The overflow fills the auto-trunk and also the trailer. Each item of outdoor equipment grows lighter and often better, but the aggregate poundage becomes tonnage.” ~ Aldo Leopold
  24. “A man’s interest in the world is only an overflow from his interest in himself.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

  25. “God’s dream is that you have an abundance, that you be totally out of debt, pay your house off, pay your credit cards off, and have so much overflow that you can be a blessing to everyone around you!” ~ Joel Osteen
  26. “The Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. It is the most grievous sentence of the three, but it overflows with comfort. Strange is it that where misery was concentrated mercy reigned; where sorrow reached her climax weary souls find rest.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  27. “Love is the overflow of joy in God! It is not duty for duty’s sake, or right for right’s sake. It is not a resolute abandoning of one’s own good with a view solely to the good of the other person. It is first a deeply satisfying experience of the fullness of God’s grace, and then a doubly satisfying experience of sharing that grace with another person.” ~ John Piper
  28. “We need to realize that the promises that overflow our Bibles will overflow into our own lives only as we appropriate them through prayer.” ~ Jim Cymbala

  29. “In my morning time with God, I ask Him to fill all my hollow places with His lavish, unfailing love. This frees me from craving the approval of others and requiring them to fill up my “cup.” Then, if someone takes the time to demonstrate his or her love for me, that’s the overflow! I am free to appreciate and enjoy it, but I didn’t emotionally require it!” ~ Beth Moore
  30. “Service is the overflow which pours from a life filled with love and devotion. But strictly speaking, there is no call to that. Service is what I bring to the relationship and is the reflection of my identification with the nature of God.” ~ Oswald Chambers
  31. “There is a river in the ocean. In the severest droughts it never fails, and in the mightiest floods it never overflows. Its banks and its bottom are of cold water, while its current is of warm. The Gulf of Mexico is its fountain, and its mouth is in the Arctic Sea. It is the Gulf Stream.” ~ Matthew Fontaine Maury
  32. “Service is the overflow which pours from a life filled with love and devotion.” ~ Oswald Chambers

  33. “Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they’re not. When two bodies meet, it is just the cup overflowing. They can stay together for hours, even days. They begin the dance one day and finish it the next, or – such is the pleasure they experience – they may never finish it. No eleven minutes for them.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  34. “Sometimes a single battle decides everything and sometimes, too, the slightest circumstance decides the issue of a battle. There is a moment in every battle at which the least manoeuvre is decisive and gives superiority, as one drop of water causes overflow.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  35. “Interest in the lives of others, the high evaluation of these lives, what are they but the overflow of the interest a man finds in himself, the value he attributes to his own being?.” ~ Sherwood Anderson
  36. “Life is bigger than processes and overflows and dwarfs them.” ~ Dale Carnegie

  37. “A man who cannot get angry is like a stream that cannot overflow, that is always turbid. Sometimes indignation is as good as a thunderstorm in summer, clearing and cooling the air.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  38. “In the hours of distress and misery, the eyes of every mortal turn to friendship; in the hours of gladness and conviviality, what is our want? It is friendship. When the heart overflows with gratitude, or with any other sweet or sacred sentiment, what is the word to which it would give utterance? A friend.” ~ Walter Savage Landor
  39. “The rest, with very little exaggeration, was books. Meant-to-be-picked-up books. Permanently-left-behind books. Uncertain-what-to-do-with books. But books, books. Tall cases lined three walls of the room, filled to and beyond capacity. The overflow had been piled in stacks on the floor. There was little space left for walking, and none whatever for pacing.” ~ J. D. Salinger
  40. “We must never expect discretion in first love: it is accompanied by such excessive joy that unless the joy is allowed to overflow, it will choke you.” ~ Alexandre Dumas

  41. “Laughter and weeping, the Greek masks of comedy and tragedy, mark the extremes of a continuous spectrum; both provide channels for the overflow of emotion; both are” ~ Arthur Koestler
  42. “Let us not depreciate Earth. There is no atom in it but is alive and astir in the all-penetrating splendor of God. From the infinitesimal to the infinite, everything is striving to express the thought of His Presence with which it overflows.” ~ Lucy Larcom
  43. “What would you not have accomplished if you had been free?” “Possibly nothing at all; the overflow of my brain would probably, in a state of freedom, have evaporated in a thousand follies; misfortune is needed to bring to light the treasures of the human intellect. Compression is needed to explode gunpowder. Captivity has brought my mental faculties to a focus; and you are well aware that from the collision of clouds electricity is produced — from electricity, lightning, from lightning, illumination.” ~ Alexandre Dumas
  44. “One of God’s main purposes for your life is to fill you with so much of His love that it overflows onto others.” ~ Stormie Omartian

  45. “We quaff the cup of life with eager haste without draining it, instead of which it only overflows the brim – objects press around us, filling the mind with the throng of desires that wait upon them, so that we have no room for the thoughts of death.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  46. “When heaven doth weep, doth not the earth o’erflow? If the winds rage, doth not the sea wax mad, Threatening the welkin with his big-swoln face? And wilt thou have a reason for this coil? I am the sea; hark, how her sighs do blow! She is the weeping welkin, I the earth: Then must my sea be moved with her sighs; Then must my earth with her continual tears Become a deluge, overflow’d and drown’d: For why my bowels cannot hide her woes, But like a drunkard must I vomit them. Then give me leave, for losers will have leave To ease their stomachs with their bitter tongues.” ~ William Shakespeare
  47. “I opened my eyes And looked up at the rain, And it dripped in my head And flowed into my brain, And all that I hear as I lie in my bed Is the slishity-slosh of the rain in my head. I step very softly, I walk very slow, I can’t do a handstand– I might overflow, So pardon the wild crazy thing I just said– I’m just not the same since there’s rain in my head.” ~ Shel Silverstein
  48. “If what we think of ourselves were true, the planet would overflow with geniuses.” ~ Dejan Stojanovic

  49. “Celebration never need depend on outside circumstances. We need not wait for a special holiday or a formal occasion, nor a sunny and cloudless day. True celebration arises from a joy that is first experienced deep within, and spills over into an overflow of song and dance and laughter, and yes, even tears of gratitude.” ~ Rajneesh
  50. “History overflows time. Love overflows the allowance of the world. All the vessels overflow, and no end or limit stays put. Every shakable thing has got to be shaken. In a sense, nothing that was ever lost in Port William ever has been replaced. In another sense, nothing is ever lost, and we are compacted together forever, even by our failures, our regrets, and our longings.” ~ Wendell Berry
  51. “In the age of technology there is constant access to vast amounts of information. The basket overflows; people get overwhelmed; the eye of the storm is not so much what goes on in the world, it is the confusion of how to think, feel, digest, and react to what goes on.” ~ Criss Jami
  52. “When love overflows and is expressed through every word and deed, we call it compassion. That is the goal of religion.” ~ Mata Amritanandamayi

  53. “I do my work easily and joyously. I feel beauty all around me and I see beauty in everyone I meet, for I see God in everything. I recognize my part in the Life Pattern and I find harmony through gladly and joyously living it. I recognize my oneness with all mankind and my oneness with God. My happiness overflows in loving and giving toward everyone and everything.” ~ Peace Pilgrim
  54. “Caring for the poor is one natural overflow and a necessary evidence of the presence of Christ in our hearts. If there is no sign of caring for the poor in our lives, then there is reason to at least question whether Christ is in our hearts.” ~ David Platt
  55. “I can’t imagine a home without an overflow of books. The point of books is to have way too many but to always feel you never have enough, or the right one at the right moment, but then sometimes to find you’d longed to fall asleep reading the Aspern Papers, and there it is.” ~ Louise Erdrich
  56. “Everything that is superfluous overflows from the full bosom.” ~ Horace

  57. “For all good and evil, whether in the body or in human nature, originates … in the soul, and overflows from thence, as from the head into the eyes.” ~ Plato
  58. “People are beginning to realize that self-knowledge is not an end in itself. It’s for the purpose of better relationships, so that we can give to our community. You can give from overflow. It’s very hard to give from emptiness. . . . People who avoid self-knowledge cause a great deal of pain to themselves as well as to their families and friends.” ~ Jennifer James
  59. “Oftentimes I’ll just overflow, and then I’ll need to spend a week alone and not talk to anybody or call anybody.” ~ Justin Vernon
  60. “Only those who overflow with love will build the happy and enlightened world of the future.” ~ Fethullah Gulen

  61. “People of too much sentiment are like fountains, whose overflow keeps a disagreeable puddle about them.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  62. “We as human beings do this thing where we stuff down our feelings until they find a way to manifest themselves. We try to avoid them until there’s no more room and they come bubbling up like a pot of boiling-hot water that overflows. And when it does, it burns.” ~ Jennifer Lopez
  63. “When a companion’s heart of itself overflows, the best one can do is to do nothing.” ~ Herman Melville

  64. “The enthusiastic uprising of the people in our cause, is our great reliance; and we can not safely give it any check, even thoughit overflows, and runs in channels not laid down in any chart.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  65. “There is no short cut to God; sadhana must be performed regularly and with devotion. It is our own effort which will enable us to experience the grace of God which is being showered on us all the time. Therefore, whatever spare time you get, use it to seek God. If you create peace in your own heart by doing sadhana, then that will have a positive effect on your family, your work and so on. The peace and love of God will overflow out of your heart and encourage others to move on the right path.” ~ Mata Amritanandamayi

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