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Proportion Quotes

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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By Courage

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion
to his commitment to excellence,
regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
- Titus Livius

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul
grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The disparity between a restaurant's price and food
quality rises in direct proportion to the size of the pepper mill.
- Bryan Miller

A man is rich in proportion to
the number of things he can afford to let alone.
- Henry David Thoreau

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Only the dreamer shall understand realities,
though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking.
- Margaret Fuller

Commonsense is the realized sense of proportion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.
- Will Rogers

Beauty is our weapon against nature;
by it we make objects,
giving them limit, symmetry, proportion.
Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.
- Camille Paglia

Men have a respect for scholarship and learning
greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is proportion that beautifies everything,
the whole universe consists of it, and music is measured by it.
- Orlando Gibbons

Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.
- Ernest Hemingway

One can say that three pre-eminent qualities are decisive for the politician:
passion,
a feeling of responsibility, and a sense of proportion.
- Max Weber

Just after World War II, this country led the world
in science by every way you could measure it,
yet the number of scientists was a tiny proportion of what it is now.
- James Lovelock

Well, I don't know how they define that.
But they have this Texas blues thing blown kinda out of proportion.
I am a Long John Hunter blues, before and after,
that's what I am.
- John Hunter

I enjoy about 1 out of 100 movies, it's about the same
proportion to books published that I care to read.
- Jim Harrison

The man who can speak acceptably is usually given credit
for an ability out of all proportion to what he really possesses.
- Lowell Thomas

There is a certain phase in the life of the aged when
the warmth of the heart seems to increase in direct
proportion with the years.
- John Phillips Marquand

I fail to understand how you can justify a poll tax
on the entire population,
yet exclude a significant proportion of that population
from programmes that this tax is paying for.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free
communication with nature,
with revelation, with God, with itself,
loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred
from the air and the cheering light from heaven.
- William Ellery Channing

Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone,
and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
- George Washington

There's evidence of a social decline in direct proportion
to technology and the industrialization of the motion picture industry.
- Mark Rydell

The charms of the passing woman are generally in direct
proportion to the swiftness of her passing.
- Marcel Proust

Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault
the punishment it deserves.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

You must be absolutely honest and true in the depicting
of a totem for meaning is attached to every line.
You must be most particular about detail and proportion.
- Emily Carr

Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.
- Daniel Webster

The love of domination and an uncontrolled lust of
arbitrary power have prevailed among all nations and
perhaps in proportion to the degrees of civilization.
- Mercy Otis Warren

Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion
to its real difficulty and its apparent ease.
- Charles Caleb Colton

The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.
- Stendhal

The consequences of a crime should not be out of proportion to the crime itself.
- John F. Kerry

Till now poets were privileged to insert a certain proportion of nonsense -
very far in excess of one-half of one per cent -
into their otherwise sober documents.
- John C. Ransom

Bodies which contain a greater proportion of water
than is necessary to balance the other elements,
are speedily corrupted, and lose their virtues and properties.
- Marcus V. Pollio

I have not only Arms but a large proportion of Armourers to make.
- Eli Whitney

People's intelligence tends to be in inverse proportion to their number.
People don't tend to get smarter as they get into bigger groups.
- Robyn Hitchcock

Well, the Empire State was about 40' high in the studio.
King Kong was a little model about 2' high,
and the scenery that he worked in was in proportion to his size.
- Fay Wray

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
- Francis Bacon

A great proportion of the wretchedness which has embittered married life,
has originated in a negligence of trifles.
- Thomas Sprat

A true history of human events would show that a far
larger proportion of our acts are the result of sudden
impulse and accident than of that reason of which we so much boast.
- Peter Cooper

Poetry fettered, fetters the human race.
Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry,
painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.
- William Blake

Rocket science has been mythologized all out of proportion to its true difficulty.
- John Carmack

A man is hindered and distracted in proportion as he
draws outward things to himself.
- Thomas Kempis

The concentration and reciprocal effect of industry
and agriculture conjoin in a growth of productive powers,
which increases more in geometrical than in arithmetical proportion.
- Friedrich List

The number of medals on an officer's breast varies
in inverse proportion to the square of the distance
of his duties from the front line.
- Charles Edward Montague

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion
to their commitment to excellence,
regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the
degree of truth which it contains.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Music assists him in the use of harmonic and mathematical proportion.
- Marcus V. Pollio

The ship was masted according to the proportion of the navy;
but on my application the masts were shortened,
as I thought them too much for her, considering the nature of the voyage.
- William Bligh

Time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse
proportion to the sum involved.
- C. Northcote Parkinson

The importance to the writer of first writing must
be out of all proportion of the actual value of what is written.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness -
a harsh nurse,
who roughly rocks her foster - children into strength and athletic proportion.
- William C. Bryant

In the same proportion Russia is the misfortune of
Europe and the Israelites.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

Charter schools have a far higher proportion of teachers who are not certified.
- Maggie Gallagher

The Law of Triviality...
briefly stated, it means that the time spent on any
item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.
- C. Northcote Parkinson

Some facts should be suppressed, or,
at least,
a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

Everybody has a camcorder now, and they exploit these
incidents and blow them all out of proportion.
- Jim Fowler

Woman's discontent increases in exact proportion to her development.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Not only does the proportion of the poor increase with the growth of the city,
but their condition becomes more wretched.
- Josiah Strong

Everything I do is blown out of proportion.
It really hurts my feelings.
- Paris Hilton

People forget that a huge proportion of our jobs still
depend on agricultural production in Australia so of
course there are exports.
That's easily overlooked.
- John Anderson

Require...
electoral votes to be allocated in proportion to the popular votes.
- Robert A. Dahl

One in four children being victimized? That's about
seven children in every classroom.
That's a significant proportion of the population.
- Wendy Craig

Thank God I don't live in Los Angeles.
I think if you're there the whole time it just gets
out of proportion and you lose touch completely with reality.
- Sam Mendes

Boston is an oasis in the desert, a place where the
larger proportion of people are loving,
rational and happy.
- Julia Ward Howe

And as I ask for your forgiveness, I also ask for your
support to keep all things in perspective and keep
all things in proportion.
The good of nine years versus the bad.
- John Rowland

Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.
- Ernest Hemingway

One of my primary objects is to form the tools so the
tools themselves shall fashion the work and give to
every part its just proportion.
- Eli Whitney

We get real results only in proportion to the real values we give.
- James Cash Penney

Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe,
but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.
- Ambrose Bierce

The value and rank of every art is in proportion to
the mental labor employed in it,
or the mental pleasure in producing it.
- Joshua Reynolds


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