Proverb: Too Much Or Too Little? Added on August 27, 2016 by the ikebana shop. We came across this Japanese proverb...「過ぎたるは猶及ばざるが如し」すぎたるはなおおよばざるがごとしSugitara wa nao oyobazaru ga gotoshi"Too much is just the same as too little." Very applicable to ikebana...as well as most anything else in life! Balance is key.