Proportion Quotes

Proportion Quotes by Kirkpatrick Sale, David Platt, Andrew Solomon, John Quincy Adams, Coventry Patmore, Cyprian and many others.

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Economic and social misery increases in direct proportion to the size and power of the central government of a nation or state.
Kirkpatrick Sale
To everyone wanting a safe, untroubled, comfortable life free from danger, stay away from Jesus. The danger in our lives will always increase in proportion to the depth of our relationship with Christ.
David Platt
A large proportion of my best friends are a little bit crazy. … I try to be cautious with my friends who are too sane. Depression is itself destructive, and it breeds destructive impulses: I am easily disappointed in people who don’t get it.
Andrew Solomon
Let us not be unmindful that liberty is power, that the nation blessed with the largest portion of liberty must in proportion to its numbers be the most powerful nation upon earth.
John Quincy Adams
Books are influential in proportion to their obscurity, provided that the obscurity be that of inexpressible Realities. The Bible is the most obscure book in the world. He must be a great fool who thinks he understands the plainest chapter of it.
Coventry Patmore
He [Christ] protects their faith and gives strength to believers in proportion to the trust that each man who receives that strength is willing to place in him.
Imagination is more robust in proportion as reasoning power is weak.
Giambattista Vico
I think that as is true in this industry, everything gets blown out of proportion because it’s more fun for people to read about. It’s even more fun to read about if the stories get wilder and wilder.
Sarah Chalke
Promote then as an object of primary importance, Institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.
George Washington
There is no reason for believing that any sort of gods exist, and quite good reasons for believing that they do not exist and never have. It has all been a gigantic waste of time and a waste of life. It would be a joke of cosmic proportions if it weren’t so tragic.
Richard Dawkins
The reaction was immediate. The blood flow was in proportion to how much the painting was liked.
Semir Zeki
Assuming China does not become destabilized and continues to grow, it will no doubt develop a military program in proportion to its resources.
Martin Van Creveld
Love is jealous, and ingenious in self-torture in proportion as it is pure and intense.
Victor Hugo
The most vulnerable and yet most unconquerable of things is human vanity; nay, through being wounded its strength increases and can grow to giant proportions.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I’ve often been told that I’m a bit strange. I hear that pretty regularly, but it is not how I see myself. I feel like I’m extremely normal. I do have a bizarre face that’s a bit out of proportion. I guess that’s why some people see me as strange.
Clemence Poesy
If the artist is necessarily sensitive, does that sensitiveness form in its essence a state constantly liable to shade off into the morbid? Does this liability, moreover, increase in proportion as the effort is great and the ambition intense?
Henry James
Rocket science has been mythologized all out of proportion to its true difficulty.
John Carmack
Let us be well persuaded that everyone of us possesses happiness in proportion to his virtue and wisdom, and according as he acts in obedience to their suggestion.
But with the increase of serious and just ground of complaint, a new kind of patience had sprung up in her Mother’s mind. She was gentle and quiet in intense bodily suffering, almost in proportion as she had been restless and depressed when there had been no real cause for grief.
Elizabeth Gaskell
The dark side of social media is that, within seconds, anything can be blown out of proportion and taken out of context. And it’s very difficult not to get swept up in it all.
Nicola Formichetti
Respect for character is always diminished in proportion to the number among whom the blame or praise is to be divided.
James Madison
…a writer’s works, like the water in an artesian well, mount to a height which is in proportion to the depth to which suffering has penetrated his soul.
Marcel Proust
In proportion as we endeavor to live according to the guidance of reason, shall we strive as much as possible to depend less on hope, to liberate ourselves from fear, to rule fortune, and to direct our actions by the sure counsels of reason.
Baruch Spinoza
The ability to rebound is in inverse proportion to the distance your house is from the nearest railroad tracks.
Don Meyer
The proportion of women attracted to the Islamic State is likely to be less than that in other militant organisations, such as the Tamil Tigers, the PKK, and the IRA. Undoubtedly, their roles within the Islamic State are much more confined by the rigid gender divisions under their ultraconservative rulings.
Deeyah Khan
Our ideas, like orange-plants, spread out in proportion to the size of the box which imprisons the roots.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
If a man is alive, there is always danger that he may die, though the danger must be allowed to be less in proportion as he is dead-and-alive to begin with. A man sits as many risks as he runs.
Henry David Thoreau
This whole head of the home thing has been blown way out of proportion. Some guys just take it way too far. Some parents take it way too far. Yet children need guidance. They need a parent to help and guide them. They also need a friend. They need a confidant.
Donny Osmond
I do not understand those who take little or no interest in the subject of religion. If religion embodies a truth, it is certainly the most important truth of human existence. If it is largely error, then it is one of monumentally tragic proportions—and should be vigorously opposed.
Steve Allen
The quality of food is in inverse proportion to a dining room’s altitude, especially atop bank and hotel buildings (airplanes are an extreme example).
Bryan Q. Miller
Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in their readiness to doubt.
H. L. Mencken
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
David Hume
In proportion as the ardor of divine love brings you nearer to God, so will a larger concourse of saintly brethren flock to you. For, as the Lord says, ‘A city set on a hill cannot be hid’ (Mt. 5:14).
John Cassian
It is that cricket field that, in all the sharp and bitter moments of life as they come to me now, gives me a sense of wholesome proportion: ‘At least I am not playing cricket!
John Cowper Powys
A sense of proportion and humanitarian action are not issues for terrorists. Their aim is that of killing and destroying.
Boris Yeltsin
.. But do you understand, I cry to him, do you understand that along with happiness, in the exact same way, in perfectly equal proportion, man also needs unhappiness
Fyodor Dostoevsky
I’ve got my organic veg patch and fruit; we’re very garden-obsessed, my husband and I. He designed a garden for me for Christmas, so beautiful! Alasdhair’s very good at the proportion and ground work, and I come in and do the planting and the color scheme.
Stella McCartney
I’m not overly alarmist about it, but I do think there are some worrying signs, like the growing accumulation of wealth by a very small proportion of the population, plus elections in the US are much more dominated by money than anywhere else calling itself a democracy.
Peter Singer
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom…. The subjection of individuals will increase amongst democratic nations, not only in the same proportion as their equality, but in the same proportion as their ignorance.
Alexis de Tocqueville
In any given society the authority of man over man runs in inverse proportion to the intellectual development of that society.
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
The whole arrangement of my picture is expressive. The place occupied by the figures or objects, the empty spaces around them, the proportions, everything plays a part.
Henri Matisse
Gardening has compensations out of all proportion to its goals. It is creation in the pure sense.
Phyllis McGinley
We cannot, without depraving our minds, endeavour to please a lover or husband, but in proportion as he pleases us.
Mary Wollstonecraft
Anyone who has ever experienced love knows that you can have too much or too little. You can have love that parches, love that defeats. You can have love measured out in the wrong proportions. It’s like your sunlight and water – the wrong kind of love is just as likely to stifle hope as it is to nourish it.
Kevin Brockmeier
The sweetness and delights of the resting-place are in proportion to the pain endured on the Journey. Only when you suffer the pangs and tribulations of exile will you truly enjoy your homecoming.
Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
George Washington
By measuring the proportion of children living with the same parents from birth and whether their parents report a good quality relationship we are driving home the message that social programmes should promote family stability and avert breakdown.
Iain Duncan Smith
You can have faith in writing itself. That’s where to place your faith, in the same way that a pole vaulter places his faith in the laws of physics. He will go up in direct proportion to the strength with which he pushed off, and he will come down every time.
Nancy Pickard
I’m not advocating we should all be back in the kitchen and cooking all the time, because life’s too short and we’ve got more interesting things to do. But to rediscover the intense pleasure of making a cake and putting it down on the table is ridiculously satisfying, out of all proportion to the work.
Jane Asher
Our nation will prosper or decline in direct proportion to our selection of leaders who are guided by the Holy Spirit. If we fail to select Godly leaders our destiny will surely be as that of the Roman Empire.
Ronald Reagan
In proportion as our own mind is enlarged we discover a greater number of men of originality. Commonplace people see no difference between one man and another.
Blaise Pascal
The dolphins and whales have a brain that is actually bigger in proportion to their size than we do. They are very complex. They are thinkers.
Owsley Stanley
Keep time! How sour sweet music is when time is broke and no proportion kept! So is it in the music of men’s lives. I wasted time and now doth time waste me.
William Shakespeare
Our success in influencing or elevating others is in proportion to their belief in our belief in them.
Henry Drummond
A good form strikes all eyes pleasantly, long before they have any science on the subject; and a beautiful face sets twenty hearts in palpitation, prior to all consideration of the mechanical proportions of the features and head.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let us never forget that an age prospers or dwindles in proportion to its devotion to the Holy Eucharist. This is the measure of its spiritual life and its faith, of its charity and its virtue.
Peter Julian Eymard
From 1997 to 2003, there was a decline of 50 percent in the proportion of children nine to twelve who spent time in such outside activities as hiking, walking, fishing, beach play, and gardening, according to a study by Sandra Hofferth at the University of Maryland.
Richard Louv
The demographic of our audience is young. It also contains a high proportion of black, Jewish and gay people, who have all been encouraged by society to think of themselves as oddities or mutants. I hope that’s why X-Men chimes with them – it’s certainly why I was attracted to the idea in the first place.
Ian Mckellen
My religious superstition gave place to rational ideas based on scientific facts, and in proportion as I looked at everything from a new standpoint, I grew more happy day by day.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
I am, ‘Guardian’ readers keep telling me, a xenophobe. Never mind that I speak French and Spanish, that I love Europe, that I’ve lived a high proportion of my life abroad. The fact that I oppose the political amalgamation of the European Union’s states is ipso facto proof that I dislike foreigners.
Daniel Hannan
The Plus Factor makes its appearance in a person’s life in proportion as that person is in harmony with God and His universal laws.
Norman Vincent Peale
I think that the reason why we Americans seem to be so addicted to trying to get rich suddenly is merely because the opportunity to make promising efforts in that direction has offered itself to us with a frequency out of all proportion to the European experience.
Mark Twain
Ignorance was just as dynamic as knowledge, and it grew in the same proportion.
Abraham Verghese
I understand that my son loves me and I love him, and everything just really got blown out of proportion, and I’m OK with that. I’m still here. My son is around me all the time. At the end of the day he still loves me and I love him, so it is what it is.
Adrian Peterson
What would bring about a revival of epic proportion?
Andy Stanley
I entirely agree that a historian ought to be precise in detail; but unless you take all the characters and circumstances into account, you are reckoning without the facts. The proportions and relations of things are just as much facts as the things themselves.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.
Ernest Hemingway
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.
For granting we have sinned, and that the offence
Of man is made against Omnipotence,
Some price that bears proportion must be paid,
And infinite with infinite be weighed.
John Dryden
This fitness thing is blown out of proportion. What am I going to do on a treadmill – smoke a cigarette and drink a diet Coke?
John Daly
The love of study is in us the only lasting passion. All the others quit us in proportion as this miserable machine which holds them approaches its ruins.
Baron de Montesquieu
It is one of history’s ironies that Communism, advertised as a classless society, tended to breed a privileged class of feudal proportions.
Henry A. Kissinger
Our Western society is showing its technological muscles in ever more threatening ways, but the experience of fear, anxiety and even despair has increased in equal proportion. Indeed, the paradox is that the powerful giants feel as powerless as a new-born babe.
Henri Nouwen
Man makes himself, and he only makes himself completely in proportion as he desacrilizes himself and the world. The sacred is the prime obstacle to his freedom. He will become himself only when he is totally demysticized. He will not be truly free until he has killed the last god.
Mircea Eliade
Your rewards, all the years of your life, will be in precise proportion to your service. You are here to serve others, just as they serve you.
Earl Nightingale
Self-love makes our friends appear more or less deserving in proportion to the delight we take in them, and the measures by whichwe judge of their worth depend upon the manner of their conversing with us.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I do not think men have more talent. There are a great many women in the arts; novelists, painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far lower in the field of song writing.
Dorothy Fields
Take note that, before going any farther, I will give you the exact proportion of a man. Those of a woman I will disregard, for she does not have any set proportion.
Cennino Cennini
To see distinctly the machinery–the wheels and pinions–of any work of Art is, unquestionably, of itself, a pleasure, but one which we are able to enjoy only just in proportion as we do not enjoy the legitimate effect designed by the artist.
Edgar Allan Poe
It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
Adam Smith
I think the Covid-19 crisis has been blown out of proportion and has created an unnecessary fear psychosis.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
Grace can never properly be said to exist without beauty; for it is only in the elegant proportions of beautiful forms that can be found that harmonious variety of line and motion which is the essence and charm of grace.
Johann Joachim Winckelmann
In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist’s obsession with his subject; the form is always in proportion to the obsession.
Alberto Giacometti
A man is rational in proportion as his intelligence informs and controls his desires.
Bertrand Russell
Like other beautiful things in this world, its end (that of a shaft) is to be beautiful; and, in proportion to its beauty, it receives permission to be otherwise useless. We do not blame emeralds and rubies because we cannot make them into heads of hammers.
John Ruskin
My father was this big, tough guy, almost heroic in proportion to me as a child. It was only later that I saw how fearful he was.
John Burnside
In a colony constituted like that of New South Wales, the proportion of crime must of course be great.
Charles Sturt
Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness – a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster – children into strength and athletic proportion.
William Cullen Bryant
We want men and women who shall renovate life and our social state but we see that most natures are insolvent, cannot satisfy their own wants, have an ambition out of all proportion to their practical force, and so do lean and beg day and night continually.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We see an enlightened teacher to gain a sense of humor, to learn balance and proportion and of course to learn wisdom.
Frederick Lenz
Seventy per cent of the clothes you own should be meat and potatoes. Thirty per cent should be icing and fluff – that’s colour, pattern, shine, accessories. Too many women get the proportions the other way round, then can’t figure out why they can’t get dressed.
Michael Kors
Cub fans, by consensus, are the best in baseball. Year after year, in good times and (mostly) bad, they turn out in vociferous numbers, sustaining themselves with a heavenly ichor that combines loyalty, criticism, cheerfulness, durability, rage, beer and hope, in exquisite proportions.
Roger Angell
Two things made this country great: White men & Christianity. The degree these two have diminished is in direct proportion to the corruption and fall of the nation. Every problem that has arisen (sic) can be directly traced back to our departure from God’s Law and the disenfranchisement of White men.
Don Davis
I am impressed with the belief that our naval force ought not to cost more in proportion than the British. In some things they may have the advantage, but we will be found to have equally great in others.
John C. Calhoun
People who are given whatever they want soon develop a sense of entitlement and rapidly lose their sense of proportion.
Sarah Churchwell
All jobs are created in direct proportion to the amount of capital employed.
Adam Smith
It is true that I should have been surprised in the past to learn that Professor Hardy had joined the Oxford Group. But one could not say the adverse chance was 1:10. Mathematics is a dangerous profession; an appreciable proportion of us go mad, and then this particular event would be quite likely.
John Edensor Littlewood
In the process of natural selection, then, any device that can insert a higher proportion of certain genes into subsequent generations will come to characterize the species.
E. O. Wilson
We are created for adventure, and if we cannot find one, we start blowing things out of proportion so it feels like we have one.
John Eldredge
The outward freedom that we shall attain will only be in exact proportion to the inward freedom to which we may have grown at a given moment. And if this is a correct view of freedom, our chief energy must be concentrated on achieving reform from within.
Mahatma Gandhi
I cannot but think that he who finds a certain proportion of pain and evil inseparably woven up in the life of the very worms, will bear his own share with more courage and submission.
Thomas Huxley
There is likely to be beauty wherever proportion exists.
Austin O’Malley
In my opinion painting should be considered excellent in proportion as it approaches the effect of relief, while relief should be considered bad in proportion as it approaches the effect of painting.
There’s nothing but what’s bearable as long as a man can work…. The square o’ four is sixteen, and you must lengthen your lever in proportion to your weight, is as true when a man’s miserable as when he’s happy; and the best o’ working is, it gives you a grip hold o’ things outside your own lot.
George Eliot
A man is hindered and distracted in proportion as he draws outward things to himself.
Thomas a Kempis
There is a great gulf between the really creative person and normal people. The totally creative person does not have the rest of his life in proper proportion.
Caitlin Thomas
Too large a proportion of recent “mathematical” economics are mere concoctions, as imprecise as the initial assumptions they rest on, which allow the author to lose sight of the complexities and interdependencies of the real world in a maze of pretentious and unhelpful symbols.
John Maynard Keynes
I have to say that anger is the blanket that comes around me, and that blunts and blurs my sense of proportion.
Pete Townshend
Our love for God and our appreciation of His love and forgiveness will be in proportion to the recognition of our sin and unworthiness.
Dave Hunt
Social movements rarely succeed if they violate our gut sense of decency and moral proportion.
Bret Stephens
I willingly confess to so great a partiality for trees as tempts me to respect a man in exact proportion to his respect for them.
James Russell Lowell
Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distresses of every one, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse; remembering always the estimation of the widow’s mite, but, that it is not every one who asketh that deserveth charity; all, however, are worthy of the inquiry, or the deserving may suffer.
George Washington
The practice of yoga induces a primary sense of measure and proportion. Reduced to our own body, our first instrument, we learn to play it, drawing from it maximum resonance and harmony.
Yehudi Menuhin
Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.
Andrew Solomon
Know what suits you. Now I understand proportion and recognise the shapes that look good on my figure.
Zooey Deschanel
For there is a music wherever there is a harmony, order, or proportion, and thus far we may maintain the music of the spheres.
Thomas Browne
Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites.
Edmund Burke
People ask me what I do in my spare time, and I look at them blankly, truly believing that I don’t even have spare time, and if I did, I’d probably use it for something mundane, like chipping away at the mound of laundry rising to dangerous proportions in the back room.
Kim Harrison
Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.
Arthur Conan Doyle
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
Let a man sow a field or plant a farm never so well, yet he cannot foretell who will gather in the fruits; another may build him a house of fairest proportion, yet he knows not who will inhabit it.
How long will it be necessary to pay City men so entirely out of proportion to what other servants of society commonly receive for performing social services not less useful or difficult?
John Maynard Keynes
I got into animals by drawing hair follicles. I liked drawing hair, and from that I got into feathers and fur, then into images of animals. The patterning is the same, but the proportions of the body change from one animal to the next. A lot of it is just geometry and consciousness.
Kiki Smith
I would teach my child to respect what is right – the word right is a difficult word to use – I would teach him to respect the intrinsic value of things. Do you see what I mean? The true proportion of things.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
The primary factor is proportions.
Arne Jacobsen
It may be asserted without scruple, that no otherclass of dependants have had their character so entirely distorted from its natural proportions by their relations with their masters.
Bill Vaughan
Wisdom would dictate that a sense of proportion, empathy and balance should drive how the Workers’ Party approaches Singapore politics.
Pritam Singh
Child, you have to learn to see things in the right proportions. Learn to see great things great and small things small.
Corrie Ten Boom
Our energy is in proportion to the resistance it meets.
William Hazlitt
I live in the United States, and I’m not moving. But from the standpoint of food safety, the countries in Scandinavia do it better than we do. It’s not that they don’t have food-poisoning incidents; it’s that there are many fewer in proportion to the population.
Marion Nestle
(It) could involve the AMA and others in an interstate conspiracy of alarming proportions.
Benedict Fitzgerald
The language of the internet is English, and an overwhelming proportion of the global computer chatter also originates from America, influencing the content of global conversation.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
So the freshness lives on in a lemon, in the sweet-smelling house of the rind, the proportions, arcane and acerb.
Pablo Neruda
Elegance is the balance between PROPORTION, EMOTION & SURPRISE.
Valentino Garavani
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
Art, in the artist, is proportion, or, a habitual respect to the whole by an eye loving beauty in details. And the wonder and charm of it is the sanity in insanity which it denotes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
True science and true religion are twin sisters, and the separation of either from the other is sure to prove the death of both. Science prospers exactly in proportion as it is religious; and religion flourishes in exact proportion to the scientific depth and firmness of its basis.
Thomas Huxley
There is always some universal proportion, but along with that there are some places where special things happen. Ireland, for example. I’ve always felt it’s interesting to play there. Maybe they just drink more than anybody else.
Ed O’Brien
The same arguments which go to show that knowledge is power, that the condition of a people is improved in proportion as the masses are educated, have their application with equal weight to the deaf.
Edward Miner Gallaudet
We grow in direct proportion to the amount of chaos we can sustain and dissipate
Ilya Prigogine
Portrait photography never had any charms for me, so I sought my subjects from the house-tops, and finally from the hill-tops and about the surrounding country; the taste strengthening as my successes became greater in proportion to the failures.
William Henry Jackson
The possibility of war increases in direct proportion to the effectiveness of the instruments of war.
Norman Cousins
A man is free in proportion to the measure of his virtues, and the extent to which he is free determines what his virtues can accomplish.
John of Salisbury
If men were stubborn just in proportion as they were right, stubbornness would take her seat among the virtues; but men are generally stubborn just in proportion as they are ignorant and wrong.
Josh Billings
I had used my sense of humor; I had called it proportion, perspective. But perspective is distance.
Bel Kaufman
As to adultery, let it be held disgraceful, in general, for any man or woman to be found in any way unfaithful when they are married, and called husband and wife. If during the time of bearing children anything of the sort occur, let the guilty person be punished with a loss of privileges in proportion to the offense.
… the danger of illicit sex influences is, and always has been, in inverse proportion to the degree to which women approximatedto equality with men, in social dignity and in opportunity for public responsibility.
Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi
So far as the object of taxation is to raise a revenue for discharging the debts and defraying the expenses of the community, its operation should be adapted as much as possible to suit the burden with equal hand upon all in proportion with their ability of bearing it without oppression.
John Quincy Adams
The problem is huge. We’ve just added seventy-five million people to the already large proportion of people in the world who are malnourished all the time, whose bodies are being starved.
Margaret Atwood
My spirits infallibly rise in proportion to the outward dreariness. Give me the ocean, the desert, or the wilderness!
Henry David Thoreau
Rooms are a fixed size, which can’t be altered without pulling down walls and building new ones. They should be unchanging in shape and proportions. But sometimes they do change depending on who’s in them.
Aidan Chambers
Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his hear.
A luminous body will appear more brilliant in proportion as it is surrounded by deeper shadow.
Leonardo da Vinci
At American weddings, the quality of the food is in inverse proportion to the social position of the bride and groom.
Calvin Trillin
Technological evolution is leading to something new: a worldwide, interlocked, monolithic, technical-political web of unprecedented negative proportions.
Jerry Mander
The title ‘Righteousness’ is given to God because He assigns what is appropriate to all things; he distributes their due proportion, beauty, rank, arrangement, their proper and fitting place and order.
Pope Dionysius
Human happiness seems to consist in three ingredients; action, pleasure and indolence. And though these ingredients ought to be mixed in different proportions, according to the disposition of the person, yet no one ingredient can be entirely wanting without destroying in some measure the relish of the whole composition.
David Hume
Look, we are a rock group. But you should see all those things in perspective. People tend to blow up everything into ridiculous proportions. And then the fun is gone real soon.
Donnie Wahlberg
I am sure no other civilization, not even the Romans, has showed such a vast proportion of ignominious and degraded nudity, and ugly, squalid dirty sex. Because no other civilization has driven sex into the underworld, and nudity to the W.C.
D. H. Lawrence
Poison and medicine are often the same thing, given in different proportions
Alice Sebold
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
If God be an infinite being, there cannot be, either in the present or future world, any relative proportion between man and his God. Thus, the idea of God can never enter the human mind.
Baron d’Holbach
Europe is very critical to the United States in the sense not only do we have a fourth of our exports there, but more importantly, a significant proportion of the foreign affiliate profits in fact, half of U.S. corporations, are in Europe.
Alan Greenspan
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 Crowe Ransom
You become uneasy with people in direct proportion to how many lies you have to keep track of in their presence.
Spider Robinson
Self-conceit is a weighty quality, and will sometimes bring down the scale when there is nothing else in it. It magnifies a fault beyond proportion, and swells every omission into an outrage.
Jeremy Collier
Christian ethics demand that you should not take revenge. The paradox is, naturally, that Christians worship a God who is the greatest avenger of them all. Defy him and you burn in eternal hell, an act of revenge which is completely out of proportion to the crime
Jo Nesbo
Positively inclined people see everything in their right proportions. They put right things into perspective and are not envious of others. They attach importance to those things that give meaning to daily life, but they tend to focus more on others than themselves
Herman Van Rompuy
It is work and personal worth which make a State great both politically and industrially, and in my estimation they are to be found in largest proportions in the Democratic party.
Franklin Knight Lane
A friend of mine tells me that a Beethoven symphony can solve for him a problem of conduct. I’ve no doubt that it does so simply by giving him a sense of the tragedy and the greatness of human destiny, which makes his personal anxieties seem small, which throws them into a new proportion.
Joyce Cary
It may be that, while we plodding realists go on, for ever preoccupied with our daily chores, abstracting a microscopic pleasure from each microscopic duty, your true romantic has the truer vision, and beholds, afar off, in all its lurid splendour and terrible proportions, the piquant adventure we call life.
William McFee
Heat is in proportion to the want of true knowledge.
Laurence Sterne
Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child’s loss of a doll and a king’s loss of a crown are events of the same size.
Mark Twain
Wherever the human mind is healthy and vigorous in all its proportions, great in imagination and emotion no less than in intellect, and not overborne by an undue or hardened pre-eminence of the mere reasoning faculties, there the grotesque will exist in full energy.
John Ruskin
Proportion … You can’t help thinking about it in these London streets, where it doesn’t exist … It’s like listening to a symphony of cats to walk along them. Senseless discords and a horrible disorder all the way … We need no barbarians from outside; they’re on the premises, all the time.
Aldous Huxley
For, until the wisdom of men bear some proportion to the wisdom of God, their attempts to find out the structure of his works, by the force of their wit and genius, will be vain.
Thomas Reid
No country in Europe has a larger proportion of men and women of immigrant descent, mainly from the African continent and mainly Muslim: an estimated six to seven million of them, or more than 10% of the population.
Timothy Garton Ash
Mathematics is a dangerous profession; an appreciable proportion of us go mad.
John Edensor Littlewood
I wish you would moderate that fondness you have for your children. I do not mean you should abate any part of your care, or not do your duty to them in its utmost extent, but I would have you early prepare yourself for disappointments, which are heavy in proportion to their being surprising.
Mary Wortley Montagu
But though it cannot be reasonable not to gain happiness for fear of losing it, yet it must be confessed, that in proportion to the pleasure of possession, will be for some time our sorrow for the loss.
Samuel Johnson
Falsehood, like the dry-rot, flourishes the more in proportion as air and light are excluded.
Richard Whately
Insanity is a lack of proportion.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
The opinions that the price of commodities depends solely on the proportion of supply and demand, or demand to supply, has become almost an axiom in political economy, and has been the source of much error in that science.
David Ricardo
But the monotonous life led by invalids often makes them like children, inasmuch as thy have neither of them any sense of proportion in events, and seem each to believe that the walls and curtains which shut in their world, and shut out everything else, must of necessity be larger than anything hidden beyond.
Elizabeth Gaskell
Age gives you a great sense of proportion. You can be very hard on yourself when you’re younger but now I just think ‘well everybody’s absolutely mad and I’m doing quite well’.
Steven Morrissey
Sometimes shooting on a smaller scale, as long as things don’t blow out of proportion, is very liberating.
Daniel Craig
True sympathy is putting ourselves in another’s place; and we are moved in proportion to the reality of our imagination.
Hosea Ballou
When the word ‘morality’ comes up in connection with economics, income distribution and financial stability are usually the issues. Is it moral for rich countries to use such a high proportion of the world’s resources or for investment bankers to earn large bonuses?
Edmund Phelps
The degree of genius necessary to please us is pretty nearly the same proportion that we ourselves have.
Claude Adrien Helvetius
I’ve had more people in my life take their lives than… I think it’s out of proportion with most people. I think a lot of them gravitate towards me because of the music.
Paul Westerberg
You will be paid in direct proportion to the value you create in the marketplace.
T. Harv Eker
There has always been a certain proportion of people who leave the Church on issues of authority and sex. That hasn’t changed since we started doing research on it back in the early 1960s.
Andrew Greeley
Whoever is wise is apt to suspect and be diffident of himself, and upon that account is willing to “hearken unto counsel”; whereas the foolish man, being in proportion to his folly full of himself, and swallowed up in conceit, will seldom take any counsel but his own, and for that very reason, because it is his own.
John Balguy
The importance of prayer rises in proportion to the importance of the things we should give up in order to pray
John Piper
The colonized is elevated above his jungle status in proportion to his adoption of the mother country’s cultural standards.
Frantz Fanon
The idea of putting old Browborough into prison for conduct which habit had made second nature to a large proportion of the House was distressing to Members of Parliament generally.
Anthony Trollope
Going to beauty school and art school in Romania helped me to think of why we use makeup, and it’s exactly how you do portrait. You use pencil to make a 3D effect. Makeup is the same… You are able to create an illusion of perfection and balancing proportion.
Anastasia Soare
As any custom is disused, the words that expressed it must perish with it; as any opinion grows popular, it will innovate speech in the same proportion as it alters practice.
Samuel Johnson
We don’t know what proportion of public funds is regularly lost to collusion and corruption. Is it 25 per cent? 30 per cent? We do know that a portion of these public funds are feeding organized crime.
Pauline Marois
In proportion as our cares are employed upon the future, they are abstracted from the present, from the only time which we can call our own, and of which, if we neglect the apparent duties to make provision against visionary attacks, we shall certainly counteract our own purpose.
Samuel Johnson
My misery is reaching epidemic proportions.
Libba Bray
The poet’s perspective of life, the musician’s sense of harmony, the artist’s eye of proportion and relationships ~ these are all shared by healers, especially the herbal healer who works with plants, which are the pure creative expression of nature and the healing process.
Michael Tierra
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
When I became involved with Chris Timothy, it became a truly huge national scandal. It was out of all proportion and went on for months.
Carol Drinkwater
I was a floor model at I. Magnin. I’m 5 feet 7, but my legs weren’t long enough to be a big-time model. From the knees up, everything is long, but from ankle to knee, if I was in proportion, I’d be 5 feet 9.
Grace Slick
For any two portions of fire, small or great, will exhibit the same ratio of solid to void; but the upward movement of the greater is quicker than that of the less, just as the downward movement of a mass of gold or lead, or of any other body endowed with weight, is quicker in proportion to its size.
Love is perfect in proportion to it’s freedom.
Thomas Merton
I believe the geometric proportion served the creator as an idea when He introduced the continuous generation of similar objects from similar objects.
Johannes Kepler
The ‘deep’ civic function of the humanities . . . is something understood very well by totalitarian societies, which tend to keep close tabs on them, and to circumscribe them in direct proportion to how stringently the population is controlled.
Mark Slouka
Market value is irrelevant to intrinsic value. … Unqualified judgment can at most claim to decide the market-value – a value that can be in inverse proportion to the intrinsic value.
Arnold Schoenberg
The Scripture can only be read intelligently by inspired men and women. The value we get from our reading is in direct proportion to the measure in which we are filled with God’s Spirit.
G. Campbell Morgan
The greatest fear that haunts this city is a suitcase bomb, nuclear or germ. Many people carry small gas masks. The masses here seem to be resigned to the inevitable, believing an attack of major proportions will happen.
David Wilkerson
Architect’s designs must refer to the unquestionable perfection of the body’s symmetry and proportions. If a building is to create a sense of eurythmia, it is essential that it mirrors these natural laws of harmony and beauty
Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
In any sauce you make, start with a concentration of flavors with great acidity. You then re-dilute the sauce, but the proportion of liquid you add should not be so high that you wash away the extracted flavor you’re aiming to create.
Daniel Boulud
Eye me, blest Providence, and square my trial To my proportion’d strength.
John Milton
I am much beholden to old age, which has increased my eagerness for conversation in proportion as it has lessened my appetites of hunger and thirst.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The power that flows from His name, the name Jesus, will be in proportion to our love for His Word.
T. B. Joshua
I have played in the West for 14 years. I played against Dustin Byfuglien a lot. So it’s not like I’ve been out East for my whole career and never played against the guy. That may have been blown out of proportion, I think.
Chris Pronger
The waste of capital, in proportion to the total capital, in this country between 1800 and 1850, in the attempts which were made to establish means of communication and transportation, was enormous.
William Graham Sumner
A work of art is said to be perfect in proportion as it does not remind the spectator of the process by which it was created.
Henry Theodore Tuckerman
But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh we deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.
In proportion to the size of the vessel of faith, brought by us to the Lord, is the measure we draw out of His overflowing grace.
To inquisitive minds like yours and mine the reflection that the quantity of human knowledge bears no proportion to the quantity of human ignorance must be in one view rather pleasing, viz., that though we are to live forever we may be continually amused and delighted with learning something new.
Benjamin Franklin
We writers don’t really think about whether what we write is good or not. It’s too much to worry about. We just put the words down, trying to get them right, operating by some inner sense of pitch and proportion, and from time to time, we stick the stuff in an envelope and ship it to an editor.
Garrison Keillor
Farmers are respectable and interesting to me in proportion as they are poor.
Henry David Thoreau
I find in the domestic duck that the bones of the wing weigh less and the bones of the leg more, in proportion to the whole skeleton, than do the same bones in the wild duck; and this change may be safely attributed to the domestic duck flying much less, and walking more, than its wild parents.
Charles Darwin
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
I mean, it is an extraordinary thing that a large proportion of your country and my country, of the citizens, never see a wild creature from dawn ’til dusk, unless it’s a pigeon, which isn’t really wild, which might come and settle near them.
David Attenborough
Women account for about 70% of Africa’s food production and manage a large proportion of small enterprises. They are also increasingly represented in legislative and executive leadership positions.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
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
Time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.
C. Northcote Parkinson
The good bodybuilders have the same mind … that a sculptor has. If you analyze it, you look in the mirror and you say, okay, I need a bit more deltoids … so that the proportion’s right, and … you exercise and put those deltoids on, whereas an artist would just slap on some clay on each side.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
The mandalas were meant to be objects of contemplation, aids to meditation, their proportions magically balanced to purify and calm the mind. To stare at a mandala was to experience, if only briefly, the nothingness that is at the heart of enlightenment.
Douglas Preston
I think you’ve got to have your feet planted firmly on the ground, especially in this business, and you must not believe things that are said or written about you, because everything gets out of proportion one way or the other.
Judi Dench
We should not lose ourselves in vainglorious sohemes for changing human nature all over the planet. Rather, we should learn to view ourselves with a sense of proportion and Christian humility before the enormous complexity of the world in which it has been given us to live.
George F. Kennan
Certain it is that their power increased always in an exact proportion to the weakness of the Caliphate, and, without doubt, in some of the most distracted periods of the Arabian rule, the Hebrew Princes rose into some degree of local and temporary importance.
Isaac D’Israeli
I have always appreciated those who dare to experiment with materials and proportions.
Zaha Hadid
No improvement that takes place in either sex can possibly be confined to itself. Each is a universal mirror to each, and the respective refinement of the one will always be in reciprocal proportion to the polish of the other.
Charles Caleb Colton
Well, unfortunately, I have always regretted the fact that I have a temper, but I also have, you know, have great love and respect for all of the people that have worked for me. I think like everything else, this is one of those things that has been blown out of proportion.
Norman Schwarzkopf
The more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you, in proportion to your fear of being hurt. The one who does most to avoid suffering is, in the end, the one who suffers most.
Thomas Merton
The good, of course, is always beautiful, and the beautiful never lacks proportion.
If global warming is not contained, the West will face a choice of a refugee crisis of unimaginable proportions, or direct complicity in crimes against humanity.
George Monbiot
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
Francis Bacon
Proportion is that agreeable harmony between the several parts of a building, which is the result of a just and regular agreement of them with each other; the height to the width, this to the length, and each of these to the whole.
It is the misfortune of contemporary leaders, across the whole spectrum of Australian life, that the community’s demand for strong leadership is growing in direct proportion to our lack of confidence in ourselves. The end of this century is an unusually difficult time to be a leader in Australia.
Hugh Mackay
Either these – unsaved people are to be evangelized, or the leaven of communism and infidelity will assume such enormous proportions that it will break you in a reign of terror such as this country has never known.
Dwight L. Moody
Most timidities have such secret compensations and Miss Bart was discerning enough to know that the inner vanity is generally in proportion to the outer self depreciation.
Edith Wharton
It is not sufficiently considered in the hour of exultation, that all human excellence is comparative; that no man performs much but in proportion to what other accomplish, or to the time and opportunities which have been allowed him.
Samuel Butler
I have long held the opinion that the amount of noise that anyone can bear undisturbed stands in inverse proportion to his mental capacity and therefore be regarded as a pretty fair measure of it.
Arthur Schopenhauer
A great proportion of the wretchedness which has embittered married life, has originated in a negligence of trifles.
Thomas Sprat
Intelligence is to genius as the whole is in proportion to its part.
[Fr., Entre esprit et talent il y a la proportion du tout a sa partie.]
Jean de la Bruyere
Whatever good I have accomplished as an actress I believe came in direct proportion to my efforts to portray black women who have made positive contributions to my heritage.
Cicely Tyson
In proportion as the machine is improved and performs man’s work with an ever increasing rapidity and exactness, the labourer, instead of prolonging his former rest times, redoubles his ardour, as if he wished to rival the machine. O, absurd and murderous competition!
Paul Lafargue
People are less self-conscious in the intimacy of family life and during the anxiety of a great sorrow. The dazzling varnish of anextreme politeness is then less in evidence, and the true qualities of the heart regain their proper proportions.
My present post amounts to about 700 thaler, and when there are rather more funerals than usual, the fees rise in proportion; but when a healthy wind blows, they fall accordingly.
Johann Sebastian Bach
It is by developing the individual that he is prepared for that wonderful manifestation of the human intelligence, which drawing constitutes. The ability to see reality in form, in color, in proportion, to be master of the movements of one’s own hand – that is what is necessary.
Maria Montessori
Nothing affects the heart like that which is purely from itself, and of its own nature; such as the beauty of sentiments, the grace of actions, the turn of characters, and the proportions and features of a human mind.
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury
He adored New York City. He idolized it all out of proportion… no, make that: he – he romanticized it all out of proportion. Yes. To him, no matter what the season was, this was still a town that existed in black and white and pulsated to the great tunes of George Gershwin.
Woody Allen
The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities.
Adam Smith
Happiness is enjoyed only in proportion as it is known; and such is the state or folly of man, that it is known only by experience of its contrary.
Samuel Johnson
Every man and woman who has talent and hides it will be called a slothful servant. Improve day by day upon the capital you have. In proportion as we are capacitated to receive, so it is our duty to do.
Brigham Young
Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be great in both in proportion as it is free.
Thomas Jefferson
The riches they receive will be in exact proportion to the definiteness of their vision, the fixity of their purpose, the steadiness of their faith, and the depth of their gratitude.
Wallace D. Wattles
Each part of my life provided respite from the other and gave me a sense of proportion that classmates trained only on law studies lacked.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
I encourage people to play around, mix proportions, textures, seasons and prints, and to find what makes them feel their most comfortable and expressive.
Thakoon Panichgul
The architect had not stopped to bother about columns and porticos, proportions or interiors, or any limitation upon the epic he sought to materialize; he had simply made a servant of Nature – art can go no further.
Lew Wallace
The seat of perfect contentment is in the head; for every individual is thoroughly satisfied with his own proportion of brains.
Charles Caleb Colton
I should estimate that in my experience most troubles and most possibilities for improvement add up to the proportions something like this: 94% belongs to the system responsibility of management 6% special
W. Edwards Deming
There is so much misinformation out there. If you give people even a little bit, it gets blown out of proportion then you have to go put out fires. So it’s much easier to say, ‘No comment.’
Oren Peli
The Centers for Disease Control says that men’s violence against women is at epidemic proportions.
Tony Porter
Fame, or notoriety, whichever that special noise may be called when the world like a hound ‘gives tongue’ and announces that the quarry in some form of genius is at bay, is apt to increase its clamor in proportion to the aloofness of the pursued animal.
Marie Corelli
Your rewards in life are in direct proportion to your service
Earl Nightingale
Now, success is not the result of making money; making money is the result of success – and success is in direct proportion to our service. Most people have this law backwards. They believe that you’re successful if you earn a lot of money. The truth is that you can only earn money after you’re successful.
Earl Nightingale
Let proportion be found not only in numbers and measures, but also in sounds, weights, times, and positions, and what ever force there is.
Leonardo da Vinci
Infinites, when considered absolutely without any restriction or limitation, are neither equal nor unequal, nor have any certain proportion one to another, and therefore, the principle that all infinites are equal is a precarious one.
Isaac Newton
Wales was in ancient times divided into three parts nearly equal, consideration having been paid, in this division, more to the value than to the just quantity or proportion of territory.
Giraldus Cambrensis
Men prosper or fail, survive or perish in proportion to the degree of their rationality.
Ayn Rand
If a man had begun to hate an object of his love, so that love is thoroughly destroyed, he will, causes being equal, regard it with more hatred than if he had never loved it, and his hatred will be in proportion to the strength of his former love.
Baruch Spinoza
The fact is, the secret of happiness is the sense of proportion.
Margaret Deland
A nation fights well in proportion to the amount of men and materials it has. And the other equation is that the individual soldier in that army is a more effective soldier the poorer his standard of living has been in the past.
Norman Mailer
I feel like I’m extremely normal. I do have a bizarre face that’s a bit out of proportion. I guess that’s why some people see me as strange.
Clemence Poesy
Proportion is all; and, in sports at school, I lost it by surrendering to the awful significance of my self-consciousness. Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.
Andre Dubus
The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
We cannot stick our heads in the sand concerning the issue of hunger in America. Even though this subject seldom reaches the front page of our newspapers or is featured on news programs because of its lack of sensationalism, the problem exists in massive proportions and must be defeated.
Bruce Davison
Fashion is to please your eye. Shapes and proportions are for your intellect.
Carolina Herrera
The faculty for remembering is not diminished in proportion to what one has learnt, just as little as the number of moulds in which you cast sand lessens its capacity for being cast in new moulds.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Ones reputation is like a shadow, it is gigantic when it precedes you, and a pigmy in proportion when it follows.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
I have a theory that no child ever does outgrow its ungratified legitimate desires; though subsequent maturity may bring him to the point where his original desire has reached such astounding proportions that the original object can no longer possibly appease it.
Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
When you die, you know, you hear the insistent pounding that defines all things, whether of matter or energy, since there is nothing in the universe, really, but proportion.
Mark Helprin
Constancy has nothing virtuous in itself, independently of the pleasure it confers, and partakes of the temporizing spirit of vice in proportion as it endures tamely moral defects of magnitude in the object of its indiscreet choice.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Women take much the biggest proportion of work in terms of home and childcare. Societally we need a culture change. It’s still the case that expectations are different for men and women.
Cressida Dick
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender teens are bullied and ostracized in epidemic proportions. It’s disgusting, and it must change.
Monica Raymund
There are almost too many possibilities. Photography is in direct proportion with our time: multiple, faster, instant. Because it is so easy, it will be more difficult.
Ernst Haas
Negative thinking blows everything out of proportion.
John C. Maxwell
A lot of people are blowing Shogun’s fight with Mark Coleman out of proportion. He was coming off an injury, and he gassed early on in his first fight back.
Chuck Liddell
I love draping; it’s less about proportion than fit and the fabric. It’s very specialized and I think when women see the construction, they respond to it immediately.
Prabal Gurung
I wanted to combine science and photography in a sensible, unemotional way. Some people’s ideas of scientific photography is just arty design, something pretty. That was not the idea. The idea was to interpret science sensibly, with good proportion, good balance and good lighting, so we could understand it.
Berenice Abbott
The division of labor, which has brought such perfection in mechanical industries, is altogether fatal when applied to productions of the mind. All work of the mind is superior in
proportion as the mind that produces it is universal.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Men of energy of character must have enemies; because there are two sides to every question, and taking one with decision, and acting on it with effect, those who take the other will of course be hostile in proportion as they feel that effect.
Thomas Jefferson
Be assured that God does more in us than we for Him; and that what we do is only for Him in proportion as it is He Himself who works it in us.
John Nelson Darby
Western science is approaching a paradigm shift of unprecedented proportions, one that will change our concepts of reality and of human nature, bridge the gap between ancient wisdom and modern science, and reconcile the differences between Eastern spirituality and Western pragmatism.
Stanislav Grof
The EPA code needs to set forth a clear, regular, and rational system of penalties for violations of its code, with the amount of the penalty set in proportion to the amount of pollutant released by a given defendant, and no penalties imposed in the absence of any pollutant released.
Robert Zubrin
Dr. Bonar once said that he could tell when a Christian was growing. In proportion to his growth in grace he would elevate his Master, talk less of what he himself was doing, and become smaller and smaller in his own esteem, until, like the morning star, he faded away before the rising sun.
Dwight L. Moody
Music might be defined as a system of proportions in the service of a spiritual impulse
George Crumb
To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes.
William Blake
The compulsion to take ourselves seriously is in inverse proportion to our creative capacity. When the creative flow dries up, all we have left is our importance.
Eric Hoffer
Trials are medicines which our gracious and wise Physician prescribes because we need them; and he proportions the frequency and weight of them to what the case requires. Let us trust his skill and thank him for his prescription.
Isaac Newton
Anticommunism in its modern form was invented by liberals like Harry Truman, the architect of the national security state. The proportion of the voting population that was not anticommunist in 1961 was miniscule.
Rick Perlstein
The evidence of our acceptance in the Beloved rises in proportion to our love, to our repentance, to our humility, to our faith, to our self-denial, to our delight in duty. Other evidence than this the Bible knows not God has not given.
Gardiner Spring
Christ’s sacrifice stands in glorious proportions with the work to be done. Nothing else or less would suffice. It is a work supernatural, transacted in the plane of nature; and what but such a work could restore the broken order of the soul under evil?
Horace Bushnell
Sticklers never read a book without a pencil at hand, to correct the typographical errors. In short, we are unattractive know-all obsessives who get things out of proportion and are in continual peril of being disowned by our exasperated families.
Lynne Truss
Make sure furniture decor has similar scale. It’s all about scale, proportion, measuring, being conscious of the overall plan.
Michael S. Smith
It is a general principle of human nature, that a man will be interested in whatever he possesses, in proportion to the firmness or precariousness of the tenure by which he holds it.
Alexander Hamilton
An ignorant man is always able to say yes or no immediately to any proposition. To a wise man, comparatively few things can be propounded which do not require a response with qualifications, with discriminations, with proportion.
Horace Mann
We will become mightier and more powerful in our own right in direct proportion to the service and contribution we make to strengthen the Church.
Henry D. Moyle
In proportion as a man is selfish, so far has he receded from the motive which constitutes virtue.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Between whom there is hearty truth, there is love; and in proportion to our truthfulness and confidence in one another, our lives are divine and miraculous, and answer to our ideal. . . . Friends do not live in harmony merely, as some say, but in melody.
Henry David Thoreau
Prudence and love are inconsistent; in proportion as the last increases, the other decreases.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
To me, the money is – it’s certainly a wonderful thing. But it is in direct proportion to how you’re able to bless yourself and bless others with it.
Oprah Winfrey
The human mind, in proportion as it is deprived of external resources, sedulously labors to find within itself the means of happiness, learns to rely with confidence on its own exertions, and gains with greater certainty the power of being happy.
Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann
Valentine’s day has gotten blown way out of proportion. Valentine’s Day just used to be for your girlfriend or your wife but now everyone’s like ‘Oh, happy valentine’s day!’ I even got a Valentine’s Day card from my grandmother. How ridiculous is that? We stopped having sex years ago!
Greg Giraldo
Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease.
Charles Caleb Colton
The charms of the passing woman are generally in direct proportion to the swiftness of her passing.
Marcel Proust
I just try and surround myself, for the biggest proportion of time that I can, with people who make me feel normal, because constantly feeling abnormal is quite difficult.
Emma Watson
All books will become light in proportion as you find light in them.
Mortimer Adler
Sometimes in life we blow things out of proportion because proportion is so dull.
Robert Breault
Physiology is the basis of all medical improvement and in precise proportion as our survey of it becomes more accurate and extended, it is rendered more solid.
John Gorrie
Israel, contrary to most of the West, has a high fertility rate, so there’s a lot of young people in Israel. Most families have three kids as opposed to one or two, so a big proportion of the population is under 30.
Naftali Bennett
Through the years of my life, the older I’ve gotten, the more sensitive I’ve become to the suffering of people and to my inability to really fix that. I wish that proportion was different. I wish I could help more. Unfortunately, that’s not how the equation is working out here.
Caroline Myss
The likelihood of one individual being right increases in direct proportion to the intensity to which others are trying to prove him wrong.
Harry Segall
In so far as men are influenced by envy or any kind of hatred, one towards another, they are at variance, and are therefore to be feared in proportion, as they are more powerful than their fellows.
Yet minds are not conquered by force, but by love and high-mindedness.
Baruch Spinoza
…those who are guilty of such sweeping criticisms [of the rich] do not know how many people would be made poor, and how much sufering would result, if wealthy people were to part all at once with any large proportion of their wealth in a way to disorganize and cripple great business enterprises.
Booker T. Washington
The vigor of our spiritual life will be in exact proportion to the place held by the Bible in our life and thoughts.
George Muller
in proportion as my own discomfort has increased, my conviction of necessity to search into the wants of the friendless and afflicted has deepened. If I am cold, they too are cold; if I am weary, they are distressed; if I am alone, they are abandoned.
Dorothea Dix
He is so infinitely blessed, that every perception of His blissful presence imparts a gladness to the heart. Every degree of approach to Him is, in the same proportion, a degree of happiness.
Susanna Wesley
Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.
Leonardo da Vinci
A man of genius is inexhaustible only in proportion as he is always renourishing his genius.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Paradoxically, the simpler poetry is, the more difficult it becomes for a critic to discuss intelligently. Trained to explicate, the critic often loses the ability to evaluate literature outside the critical act. A work is good only in proportion to the richness and complexity of interpretations it provokes.
Dana Gioia
The God idea is growing more impersonal and nebulous in proportion as the human mind is learning to understand natural phenomena and in the degree that science progressively correlates human and social events.
Emma Goldman
Your life expands in proportion to your courage. Fear limits a leader.
John C. Maxwell
The clergy are at present divided into three sections: an immense body who are ignorant; a small proportion who know and are silent; and a minute minority who know and speak according to their knowledge.
Thomas Huxley
What we found was that the greater proportion of process praise, the more likely the child was to have a mindset five years later that welcomed challenges and that represented traits as malleable, not a label you were stuck with.
Carol S. Dweck
Boston is an oasis in the desert, a place where the larger proportion of people are loving, rational and happy.
Julia Ward Howe
Formulating the proposal is about 80% of the actual time of the process. In the end, the time spent filming, editing and postproduction is a very small proportion of the total time you spend in the production of the film.
Francis Alys
The best way to boost the economy is to redistribute wealth downward, as poorer people tend to spend a higher proportion of their income.
Ha-Joon Chang
Undoubtedly the Afghans must be, by our standards, the best-looking people in the world. They have everything; height, proportions, carriage, features and complexion.
Dervla Murphy
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
I suppose my bodily proportions are quite flattering. I’m ripped, doing something I wouldn’t normally do with my body, or having done to it, involving Watson.
Benedict Cumberbatch
My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.
Michael J. Fox
Brain power improves by brain use, just as our bodily strength grows with exercise. And there is no doubt that a large proportion of the female population, from school days to late middle age, now have very complicated lives indeed.
A. N. Wilson
When we begin to desire a thing, to yearn for it with all our hearts, we begin to establish relationship with it in proportion to the strength and persistency of our longing and intelligent effort to realize it.
Orison Swett Marden
Beauty is all about form; proportions and the relationships between one line and another.
Christian Louboutin
An individual’s arrogance is always in proportion to his lack of self-assurance.
Otto Weininger
In a successful health system, the proportion of per-capita health dollars used for home care, outpatient primary care, and preventive services should actually increase, not decrease, relative to those for acute hospital care.
Kenneth Frazier
In Great Britain the price of food is at a higher level than in any other country, and consequently, the British artisan labours at a disadvantage in proportion to the higher rate of his food.
Joseph Hume
If proportion is the good breeding of architecture, symmetry, or the answering of one part to another, may be defined as the sanity of decoration.
Edith Wharton
I know I’ll never be put in the position of making the adulterous mistake, but there are mistakes along the way that are as complicated, that get blown out of proportion because you’re not willing to admit that you’ve made them.
John Krasinski
Mr. Dalton’s permanent reputation will rest upon his having discovered a simple principle, universally applicable to the facts of chemistry – in fixing the proportions in which bodies combine, and thus laying the foundation for future labors… his merits in this respect resemble those of Kepler in astronomy.
Humphry Davy
Turbulent, discontented men of quality, in proportion as they are puffed up with personal pride and arrogance, generally despise their own order.
Edmund Burke
Although your past has been painful devastating or cruel God has promised to be a Restorer and a Redeemer. He says He will “give us gladness in proportion to our former misery ” and “replace the evil years with good”.
Sue Augustine
An accomplished coquette excites the passions of others, in proportion as she feels none herself.
William Hazlitt
We feel good and ill only in proportion to our self-love.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Thanks to the circus between my ears, I can seize upon the smallest disquieting observation and from it extrapolate a terror of cataclysmic proportions.
Dean Koontz
All the qualities of a man acquire dignity when he knows that the service of the collectivity that owns him needs them. If proud of the collectivity, his own pride rises in proportion. No collectivity is like an army for nourishing such pride.
William James
A good proportion of foreign nationals in jobs in the UK are in semi or low-skilled occupations.
Iain Duncan Smith
The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions.
Sarah Bernhardt
Proportion is that agreeable harmony between the several parts of a building, which is the result of a just and regular agreement of them with each other; the height to the width, this to the length, and each of these to the whole.
Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
I always understood my ancestry, like that of so many others in the Gulf Coast, to be a tangle of African slaves, free men of color, French and Spanish immigrants, British colonists, Native Americans – but in what proportion, and what might that proportion tell me about who I thought I was?
Jesmyn Ward
Plants, animals, and stars are all kept in place, bridled along appointed ways, with one another, and through the midst of one another — killing and being killed, eating and being eaten, in harmonious proportions and quantities.
John Muir
Good writers will, indeed, do well to imitate the ingenious traveller. . .who always proportions his stay in any place.
Henry Fielding
Nations are less disposed to make revolutions in proportion as personal property is augmented and distributed among them, and as the number of those possessing it is increased.
Alexis de Tocqueville
If a body could just find oot the exac’ proper proportion and quantity that ought to be drunk every day, and keep to that, I verily trow that he might leeve for ever, without dying at a’, and that doctors and kirkyards would og oot o’ fashion.
James Hogg
The precariat consists of a growing proportion of our total society. It is being habituated to accept a life of unstable labour and unstable living. Often they’re unable to say what their occupation is, because what they’re doing now might be quite different from what they were doing three months ago.
Guy Standing
Justice has always evoked ideas of Equality, of proportion of compensation. In short, Justice is another name of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.
B. R. Ambedkar
My loyalty to my father had increased in proportion to the miles between us.
Tara Westover
But what must be the character of that policy, which aims at national prosperity through the impoverishment of a large proportion of the home producers, with a view to supply foreigners at a cheaper rate, and give them all the benifet of the national privation and self denial?
Jean-Baptiste Say
Disease increases in proportion to the increase in the number of doctors in a place.
Mahatma Gandhi
Proportion is the heart of beauty.
Ken Follett
Many will be busied in taking away from a thing, which will grow in proportion as it is diminished.
Leonardo da Vinci
Just in proportion as a man becomes good, divine, Christ-like, he passes out of the region of theorizing, of system-building, and hireling service, into the region of beneficent activities. It is well to think well. It is divine to act well.
Horace Mann
Having been the discoverer of many splendid things, he is said to have asked his friends and relations that, after his death, they should place on his tomb a cylinder enclosing a sphere, writing on it the proportion of the containing solid to that which is contained.
The scripts that I’ve been getting are of epic proportion. People want me to lead the big armies.
John Boyega
In proportion as man approaches the outer rim, he becomes lost in details, and the more he is preoccupied with details, the less he can understand them.
Richard M. Weaver
We can state with conviction, therefore, that a man’s support for absolute government is in direct proportion to the contempt he feels for his country.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Autumn is much redder in North America and east Asia than it is in northern Europe, and this can’t be explained by temperature differences alone. These areas also have a greater proportion of ancient tree lineages surviving: trees have gone extinct at a higher rate in Europe compared with those other areas.
Alice Roberts
The private buildings [of Virginia] are very rarely constructed of stone or brick; much the greatest proportion being of scantlingand boards, plastered with lime. It is impossible to devise things more ugly, uncomfortable, and happily more perishable.
Thomas Jefferson
The proportion of men must be reduced to and maintained at approximately 10% of the human race.
Sally Miller Gearhart
One in four children being victimized? That’s about seven children in every classroom. That’s a significant proportion of the population.
Wendy Craig
The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.
Denis Waitley
When you are angry, you make bad decisions in direct proportion to the level of your anger.
W. E. B. Griffin
Man becomes greater in proportion to knowing himself and his faculties. Let him become conscious of what he is and he will soon also learn what he should be.
Felix Schelling
In proportion to the development of his individuality, each person becomes more valuable to himself, and is therefore capable of being more valuable to others. . . .
John Stuart Mill
Neither machines, nor the commodities made by them, rise in real value, but all commodities made by machines fall, and fall in proportion to their durability.
David Ricardo
The advice of a scholar, whose piles of learning were set on fire by imagination, is never to be forgotten. Proportion an hour’s reflection to an hour’s reading, and so dispirit the book into the student.
Robert Aris Willmott
Our wealth is rewarded directly in proportion to the number of people with whom we are willing to share.
Paul Zane Pilzer
Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction, but dissatisfaction never changes.
Douglas Horton
A person that much interested in science is going to neglect his social life somewhat, but not completely, because that isn’t healthy either. So one has to work it out according to one’s own inclinations, how one wants to proportion these things.
Clyde Tombaugh
Today, this selfish attitude of indifference has taken on global proportions, to the extent that we can speak of a globalization of indifference. It is a problem which we, as Christians, need to confront.
Pope Francis
The young man should first learn perspective, then the proportions of objects. Next, copy work after the hand of a good master, to gain the habit of drawing parts of the body well; and then to work from nature, to confirm the lessons learned.
Leonardo da Vinci
The immediate cause of the increase of population is the excess of the births above deaths; and the rate of increase, or the period of doubling, depends upon the proportion which the excess of the births above the deaths bears to the population.
Thomas Malthus
The supreme need in every hour of difficulty and distress is for a fresh vision of God. Seeing Him, all else takes on proper perspective and proportion.
G. Campbell Morgan
Take care of yourselves physically. Guard your health carefully. It is one of our greatest blessings. I especially encourage some type of exercise program so you can stay physically fit and physically capable in proportion to the demands on your body.
Ezra Taft Benson
The more we enter our own gifts, the more we feel that sense of proportion. In that sense, I think our life lies in the fulfillment of those potentialities, whatever they may be.
Roger Housden
Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance.
Anthony de Mello
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
Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
George Bernard Shaw
Christianity is the only true and perfect religion; and… in proportion as mankind adopt its principles and obey its precepts, they will be wise and happy.
Benjamin Rush
In proportion as our inward life fails, we go more constantly and desperately to the post office. You may depend on it, that the poor fellow who walks away with the greatest number of letters, proud of his extensive correspondence, has not heard from himself this long while.
Henry David Thoreau
The opportunities of living are diminished in proportion as what are called the “means” are increased.
Henry David Thoreau
Rich men are neither better nor worse than all other humans. They contribute to greatness or mediocrity, strength of character or weakness in exactly the same proportion as persons in all other walks of life do.
Julius Rosenwald
May this plain statement of facts prevail on the friends of the rising generation to interpose for their welfare; that the education of children may no longer be to parent and master a lottery, in which the prizes bear no proportion to the enormous number of blanks.
Joseph Lancaster
Difficulty is a nurse of greatness-a harsh nurse, who rocks her foster children roughly, but rocks them in strength and athletic proportion. The mind, grappling with great aims and wrestling with mighty impediments, grows by a certain necessity to the stature of greatness.
Kobe Bryant
Reversal by a higher court is not proof that justice is thereby better done. There is no doubt that if there were a super-Supreme Court, a substantial proportion of our reversals of state courts would also be reversed. We are not final because we are infallible, but we are infallible only because we are final.
Robert H. Jackson
Intolerance has become, I think, the reigning ideology of the world today, the intolerance versus intolerance and it’s taken on lethal proportions.
Wole Soyinka
If Turkey become a member of the EU, of course Turks would lose a part of this identity, just as Europe would lose a part of its own. It would also be a different Europe then. Accepting Turkey into the EU is an ambitious political endeavor of historical proportions. Europe would become a strong, multi-religious unit.
Orhan Pamuk
The value of a relationship is in direct proportion to the time that you invest in the relationship.
Brian Tracy
I have no pity! I have no pity! The more worms writhe, the more I yearn to crush out their entrails! It is a moral teething, and I grind with greater energy, in proportion to the increase of pain.
Emily Bronte
Heaven always bears some proportion to earth. The god of the cannibal will be a cannibal, of the crusades a crusader, and of the merchants a merchant.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fear is a distorting mirror in which anything can appear as a caricature of itself, stretched to terrible proportions; once inflamed, the imagination pursues the craziest and most unlikely possibilities. What is most absurd suddenly seems the most probable.
Stefan Zweig
Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his enjoyments.
Samuel Johnson
When the farmer has got his house, he may not be the richer but the poorer for it, and it be the house that has got him… a man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
Henry David Thoreau
‘Tis true that governments cannot be supported without great charge, and it is fit everyone who enjoys a share of protection should pay out of his estate his proportion of the maintenance of it.
John Locke
The danger of censorship in cultural media increases in proportion to the degree to which one approaches the winning of a mass audience.
James T. Farrell
I can sit in the room with the other writers and just keep saying no until there’s something I really like or until I come up with something. In that respect the proportion of what’s mine and what’s other people’s is controlled by me. It isn’t even fair to talk about.
Paul Reubens
If someone analyzed your words today, what percentage would be tender, encouraging, uplifting, faith-building, and joyful? Would it match Christ’s proportions?
David Jeremiah
Not only in running but in much of life is a sense of balance and proportion necessary.
Clarence DeMar
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
Prudery is often immodestly modest; its habit is to multiply sentinels in proportion as the fortress is less threatened.
George D. Prentice
I have my mantra about silhouette, proportion, and fit. I believe that when they are in harmony and balance, you’ll look great in anything.
Tim Gunn
All history shows that, in exact proportion as nations advance in civilisation, the accounts of miracles taking place among them become rarer and rarer, until at last they entirely cease.
William Edward Hartpole Lecky
The soul of man… is a portion or a copy of the soul of the Universe and is joined together on principles and in proportions corresponding to those which govern the Universe.
Your problems are out there. But they’re small. They only grow out of proportion when they climb inside your head.
Melina Marchetta
What I know is, you have chance in life–of surviving it–if you tolerate loss well; manage not to be a cynic through it all; to subordinate, as Ruskin implied, to keep proportion, to connect the unequal things into a whole that preserves the good, even if admittedly good is often not simple to find.
Richard Ford
Absurdities are great or small in proportion to custom or insuetude.
Walter Savage Landor
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
Pick up a sunflower and count the florets running into its centre, or count the spiral scales of a pine cone or a pineapple, running from its bottom up its sides to the top, and you will find an extraordinary truth: recurring numbers, ratios and proportions.
Charles Jencks
The Greeks understood that mind and body must develop in harmounious proportions to produce a creative intelligence.
John F. Kennedy
The dimensions of video game characters, even when they’re scanned from real people, are beefed up with exaggerated proportions in games like Def Jam: Fight for NY to give them more pop.
Cliff Bleszinski
In our reasonings concerning matter of fact, there are all imaginable degrees of assurance, from the highest certainty to the lowest species of moral evidence. A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence.
David Hume
This high proportion of history’s decisive campaigns, the significance of which is enhanced by the comparative rarity of the direct approach, enforces the conclusion that the indirect is by far the most hopeful and economic form of strategy.
B. H. Liddell Hart
To behave creatively in art means behavior with skill; and skill comes from discipline, not derangement. The artist who knows the rules -and proportion is one of them- knows where to bend and how to break them.
Burne Hogarth
There’s no set designer like your own self; you furnish the mise-en-scГЁne, the wardrobe, the physical proportions of the actor, and the setting. Then radio is doing something that television very rarely achieves.
Norman Corwin
Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.
Daniel Webster
Everybody has a camcorder now, and they exploit these incidents and blow them all out of proportion.
Jim Fowler
Society can only be happy and free in proportion as it is virtuous.
Mary Wollstonecraft
Work for your terrestrial life in proportion to your location in it, and work for your afterlife in proportion to your eternity in it.
We have a large underclass in Britain, and a fairly low standard of education. Our best universities are extremely good, but a very significant proportion of the British population that comes out of compulsory schooling with very low standards of education.
Nigel Short
I won’t go so far as to say that novels sell in inverse proportion to their worth, for just occasionally, someone like Dickens or George Eliot comes along to prove the opposite.
Howard Jacobson
I once undertook on behalf of a friend to smuggle a small dog through the customs. I was of ample proportions, and managed to conceal the little dog upon my person. All went well until my bosom barked.
Mrs. Patrick Campbell
What is really desired, under the name of riches, is essentially, power over men … this power … is in direct proportion to the poverty of the men over whom it is exercised, and in inverse proportion to the number of persons who are as rich as ourselves.
John Ruskin
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
On the free market, everyone earns according to his productive value in satisfying consumer desires. Under statist distribution, everyone earns in proportion to the amount he can plunder from the producers.
Murray Rothbard
A substantial proportion of people do what they are told to do, irrespective of the content of the act, and without pangs of conscience, so long as they perceive that the command comes from a legitimate authority.
Stanley Milgram
Build, therefore, your own world. As fast as you conform your life to the pure idea in your mind, that will unfold it’s great proportions.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are no limits to your possibilities! Your successes will multiply and increase in proportion to your mastery of the law.
Roger McDonald
Old age is not one of the beauties of creation, but it is one of its harmonies. The law of contrasts is one of the laws of beauty. Under the conditions of our climate, shadow gives light its worth; sternness enhances mildness; solemnity, splendor. Varying proportions of size support and subserve one another.
Sophie Swetchine
I think I should not go far wrong if I asserted that the amount of genuine leisure available in a society is generally in inverse proportion to the amount of labor-saving machinery it employs.
E. F. Schumacher
Always make sure your jewelry isn’t taking over you or your ensemble and keep everything in proportion to your frame
Nina Garcia
I usually have a hard time with the fit of off-the-rack suits, thanks to my athletic proportions, but somehow Burberry always fits me perfectly. There’s no tailoring really required, which is rare for me.
Henrik Lundqvist
Sometimes belts are flattering, and it helps with proportions.
Olivia Palermo
Men: don’t wear the untucked shirttail. It cuts you in half, which is a very bad proportion. Think of yourself as a series of thirds. So when the shirt is tucked in, you’re 1/3 on top, 2/3 on the bottom.
Tim Gunn
Let us resist the opinion of the world fearlessly, provided only that our self-respect grows in proportion to our indifference.
Sophie Swetchine
The ability to hurt someone is usually in direct proportion to how much that person cares about you.
Susan Mallery
[On New York City:] Were all America like this fair city, and all, no, only a small proportion of its population like the friends we left there, I should say that the land was the fairest in the world.
Frances Trollope
Man is all symmetry, Full of proportions, one limb to another.
George Herbert
Criticizing Israel is not anti-Semitic, and saying so is vile. But singling out Israel for opprobrium and international sanction – out of all proportion to any other party in the Middle East – is anti-Semitic, and not saying so is dishonest.
Thomas Friedman
If women have an income, they will invest a higher proportion of that income in their children than men do. So you do get those societal returns very quickly.
Ann Cotton
The intelligence and ability of a colored person are in pretty direct proportion to the amount of white blood he has, and … most of the positions of leadership, influence, and prominence in the Negro race are held not by real Negroes but by Mulattoes, many of whom have very little Negro blood.
Madison Grant
Jesus is returning for a bride whose body is in equal proportion to her head.
Bill Johnson
I like to eat in proportion, eat healthy, home-cooked food with lots of salad.
Urvashi Rautela
Along with this rapid growth of forms of communication at our disposal – be it fax, phone, email, internet or whatever – human solitude will increase in direct proportion.
Werner Herzog
Marriage is the best state for man in general, and every man is a worst man in proportion to the level he is unfit for marriage.
Samuel Johnson
The things other people have put into my head, at any rate, do not fit together nicely, are often useless and ugly, are out of proportion with one another, are out of proportion with life as it really is outside my head.
Kurt Vonnegut
American strategists have calculated the proportion of civilians killed in this century’s major wars. In the First World War, 5 percent of those killed were civilians, in the Second World War 48 percent, while in a Third World War 90-95 percent would be civilians.
Colin Ward
Make yourself a master of perspective, then acquire perfect knowledge of the proportions of men and other animals.
Leonardo da Vinci
I am in favor of carrying out the Declaration of Independence to women as well as men. Women having to suffer the burdens of society and government should have their equal rights in it. They do not receive their rights in full proportion.
Leland Stanford
Each state claims the right to control interests foreign to itself when those interests are such that it can control them without putting its own interests in danger. … other powers only recognize this right of intervening in proportion as the country doing it has the power to do it.
Napoleon Bonaparte
We die in proportion to the words we fling around us.
Emil Cioran
The proportion between the velocity with which men or animals move, and the weights they carry, is a matter of considerable importance, particularly in military affairs.
Charles Babbage
Nothing requires the architect’s care more than the due proportions of buildings.
Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
In this generation, along with the dominating traits, the recessive ones also reappear, their individuality fully revealed, and they do so in the decisively expressed average proportion of 3:1, so that among each four plants of this generation three receive the dominating and one the recessive characteristic.
Gregor Mendel
A modern building should derive its architectural significance solely from the vigour and consequence of its own organic proportions. It must be true to itself, logically transparent, and virginal of lies or trivialities.
Walter Gropius
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru chinks of his cavern.
William Blake
The leg system of the beach animals works because of a combination of certain lengths of tubes. Because of the proportion of lengths, the animals walk smoothly. You could say that this range of numbers is their genetic code.
Theo Jansen
True patriots believe that we should measure a citizen’s worth by contribution to country and community, not by wealth or power-that those whom America has benefited most should contribute in proportion to their good fortune-and that serving others should be esteemed more highly than serving self.
Eric Liu
The U.N. bureaucracy has grown to elephantine proportions. Now that the Cold War is over, we are asking that elephant to do gymnastics.
Madeleine Albright
We need to help people to discover the true meaning of love. Love is generally confused with dependence. Those of us who have grown in true love know that we can love only in proportion to our capacity for independence.
Fred Rogers
I dare predict that the influence of the Treaty of Renunciation of War will be felt in a large proportion of all future international acts.
Herbert Hoover
Lesser, greater, middling, it’s all the same. Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. I’m not a pious hermit, I haven’t done only good in my life. But if I’m to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.
Andrzej Sapkowski
In proportion as the mass of citizens who possess political rights increases, and the number of elected ruler’s increases, the actual power is concentrated and becomes the monopoly of a smaller and smaller group of individuals.
Paul Lafargue
The Church of Rome has made it an article of faith that no man can be saved out of their church, and all other religious sects approach this dreadful opinion in proportion to their ignorance, and the influence of ignorant or wicked priests.
John Adams
It is interesting that the U.S. has this very strong proportion of the population that rejects scientific conclusions about the age of the Earth and about evolutionary relationships between species, including humans.
Francis Collins
We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage “People living deeply have no fear of death.
Anais Nin
Wales was in ancient times divided into three parts nearly equal, consideration having been paid, in this division, more to the value than to the just quantity or proportion of territory.
Gerald of Wales
The parts of a film should be in proportion to the whole, and a long film pasted together out of quick little scenes makes me dizzy.
Peter Finch
The duration of a couple’s passion is in proportion to the woman’s original resistance or to the obstacles that social hazards have placed in the way of her happiness.
Honore de Balzac
There is a sense in which the danger of our lives increases in proportion to the depth of our relationship with Christ.
David Platt
One reader is better than another in proportion as he is able of a greater range of activity in reading and exerts more effort.
Mortimer Adler
There is no single policy to which one can point and say – this built the Morris business. I should think I must have made not less than one thousand decisions in each of the last ten years. The success of a business is the result of the proportion of right decisions by the executive in charge.
William Morris
To me Vivien Leigh was a tragic heroine of classic proportions: chosen, blessed and abandoned by the gods. Obstinately she tried to control and defy her destiny and to know her story is to be inspired by pity and terror.
Elaine Dundy
It is impossible that a genius – at least a literary genius – can ever be discovered by his intimates; they are so close to him that he is out of focus to them and they can’t get at his proportions; they can’t perceive that there is any considerable difference between his bulk and their own.
Mark Twain
In proportion as you give the state power to do things for you, you give it power to do things to you.
Albert J. Nock
Those who speak always and those who never speak are equally unfit for friendship. A food proportion of the talent of listening and speaking is the base of social virtues.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
All painting worth its name, unless one is talking about black and white, must include the idea of color as one of its necessary supports, in the same way that it includes chiaroscuro, proportion, and perspective.
Eugene Delacroix
It is our hope, that men in proportion as they grow more enlightened, will learn to hold their theories and their creeds more loosely, and will none the less, nay, rather all the more be devoted to the supreme end of practical righteousness to which all theories and creeds must be kept subservient.
Felix Adler
A new opinion counts as true just in proportion as it gratifies the individual’s desire to assimilate the novel in his experience to his beliefs in stock
William James
I’m interested in producing truncated shapes in proportion to the frame and composition, shapes that are preferably luminous. I’m not interested in the full-figure. I want to abstract forms.
Ralph Gibson
The happier a man, the more apt he is to tremble. In hearts exclusively tender, anxiety and jealousy are in exact proportion to happiness.
Honore de Balzac
Substantial proportions of the population did not see health as the most important thing in life – and these were more likely to be people with more, rather than less, education.
Mildred Blaxter
The charms of the passing woman are generally in direct ratio to the swiftness of our passage.
Marcel Proust
There is music wherever there is harmony, order and proportion; and thus far we may maintain the music of the spheres; for those well ordered motions, and regular paces, though they give no sound unto the ear, yet to the understanding they strike a note most full of harmony.
Thomas Browne
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 Vitruvius Pollio
The worth and value of knowledge is in proportion to the worth and value of its object.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
[Her] greatest fear, which was so huge and so black that it was of phobic proportions, was that people would laugh at her feelings.
Steig Larsson
For me the most interesting thing about Leigh Bowery was the way he used his body as a style statement. He was a big guy, but, because he was tall and had long legs, he looked in proportion – even sexy – despite being overweight by conventional standards.
Boy George
No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause; because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity. With equal, nay with greater reason, a body of men are unfit to be both judges and parties at the same time.
James Madison
Every man has a mob self and an individual self, in varying proportions.
D. H. Lawrence
Trust a witness in all matters in which neither his self-interest, his passions, his prejudices, nor the love of the marvellous is strongly concerned. When they are involved, require corroborative evidence in exact proportion to the contravention of probability by the thing testified.
Thomas Huxley
Unintelligent persons are like weeds that thrive in good ground; they love to be amused in proportion to the degree in which they weary themselves.
Honore de Balzac
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 G. Rowland
A work of art is not a matter of thinking beautiful thoughts or experiencing tender emotions , but of intelligence, skill, taste, proportion, knowledge, discipline and industry; especially discipline.
Evelyn Waugh
So vast a sum, receiving all the protection and benefits of the government, without bearing its proportion of the burdens and expenses of the same, will not be looked upon acquiescently by those who have to pay the taxes. . . . I would suggest the taxation of all property equally.
Ulysses S. Grant
Instead of the machine being a giant to which the man is the pygmy, we must at last reverse the proportions until man is a giant to whom the machine is the toy.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Now architecture consists of order, which in Greek is called taxis … Order is the balanced adjustment of the details of the work separately, and, as to the whole, the arrangement of the proportion with a view to a symmetrical result.
Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
Poetry teaches the enormous force of a few words, and, in proportion to the inspiration, checks loquacity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The admiration of another writer’s work is almost in inverse proportion to similarities in style.
Ann Beattie
Almighty God freely bestows the good things in this world in proportion to a person’s mental readiness to receive.
Norman Vincent Peale
Thought is valuable in proportion as it is generative.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
We’re a trading nation. We need to have trade, we rely on it, a vast proportion of our jobs in our country rely on trade agreements.
Jagmeet Singh
She’s useful to me, I’m useful to her. As long as that continues, Rowan Street is safe from an old-lady smack down of epic proportions.
Kelley Armstrong
In proportion as a church is holy, in that proportion will its testimony for Christ be powerful.
Charles Spurgeon
Violence in our society has reached epidemic proportions. … Violence in the media for entertainment purposes has been established as a major contributing factor.
Deborah Prothrow-Stith
The man who can speak acceptably is usually given credit for an ability out of all proportion to what he really possesses.
Lowell Thomas
The only stable principle of government is equality according to proportion, and for every man to enjoy his own.
True happiness is found in unselfish Love, A love which increases in proportion as it is shared.
Thomas Merton
The extraordinary development of modern science may be her undoing. Specialism, now a necessity, has fragmented the specialities themselves in a way that makes the outlook hazardous. The workers lose all sense of proportion in a maze of minutiae.
William Osler
To Trin Tragula’s horror, the shock completely annihilated her brain; but to his satisfaction he realized that he had proved conclusively that if life is going to exist in a Universe of this size, then the one thing it cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion.
Douglas Adams
My goal is always to bring a sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion to each individual face. The brows are an essential starting point.
Anastasia Soare
The ideal social state is not that in which each gets an equal amount of wealth, but in which each gets in proportion to his contribution to the general stock.
Henry George
People say my ego is grand. I think it’s in proportion to me.
Wilt Chamberlain
It is historically true that a large proportion of infidels in all ages have been persons of distinguished integrity and honor.
John Stuart Mill
Though ugliness be the opposite of beauty, it is not the opposite to proportion and fitness; for it is possible that a thing may be very ugly with any proportions, and with a perfect fitness for any use.
Edmund Burke
The human being holds a universe within, filled with overlapping frequencies, and the result is a symphony of cosmic proportions.
Masaru Emoto
Every fault of the mind becomes more conspicuous and more guilty in proportion to the rank of the offender
What I know for sure is that you feel real joy in direct proportion to how connected you are to living your truth.
Oprah Winfrey
Everything I do is blown out of proportion. It really hurts my feelings.
Paris Hilton
As the proportion of people reaching higher states of consciousness increases, this inertia will decrease, and at the same time a supportive momentum in the new direction will start building up.
Peter Russell
A private Life is to be preferrd; the Honour and Gain of publick Posts, bearing no proportion with the Comfort of it.
William Penn
A politician normally prospers under democracy in proportion … as he excels in the invention of imaginary perils and imaginary defenses against them.
H. L. Mencken
We love women in proportion to their degree of strangeness to us.
Charles Baudelaire
To indicate the ideal proportion and reveal sculptural mass and the dominating spirit is my goal.
Ruth Bernhard
Unemployment rates tend to rise and fall in roughly equal proportion at all rungs of the ladder, and that happened between 1973 and 1985.
Edmund Phelps
Poetry fettered fetters the human race.
William Blake
Idealism increases in direct proportion to one’s distance from the problem.
John Galsworthy
You will have to scrutinize the model sharply to find the proportions – how the weight is supported, how each joint is functioning… Look for the color and tone and texture… how the light falls on the figure, especially the face.
Howard Pyle
Heaven and hell seem out of proportion to me: the actions of men do not deserve so much.
Jorge Luis Borges
Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
W. H. Auden
Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain.
John Stuart Mill
The CIA has acknowledged that it has detained about 100 terrorists since 9/11, and about a third of them have been subjected to what the CIA refers to as ‘enhanced interrogation tactics,’ and only a small proportion of those have in fact been subjected to the most serious types of enhanced procedures.
John O. Brennan
Individual liberty is individual power, and as the power of a community is a mass compounded of individual powers, the nation which enjoys the most freedom must necessarily be in proportion to its numbers the most powerful nation.
John Quincy Adams
Hope and reality lie in inverse proportions.
Jodi Picoult
All these companies that grew to any sizable proportions were all founded with a belief or a cause bigger than their products or services. It was their products or services that helped them bring that cause to life.
Simon Sinek
The studies I’ve seen about readability and legibility tend to focus on a specific set of metrics: size, not just the point size, but things like the size of the lower case letters as a proportion of the overall letter height, and line length. People simply can’t read really small type set in really long lines.
Michael Bierut
One is only happy in proportion as he makes others feel happy.
Milton S. Hershey
Proportion thy charity to the strength of thine estate, lest God proportion thine estate to the weakness of thy charity. Let the lips of the poor be the trumpet of thy gift, lest in seeking applause, thou lose thy reward. Nothing is more pleasing to God than an open hand and a closed mouth.
Francis Quarles
In the Western world, countries that were once the crucible of freedom are slipping remorselessly into a thinly disguised serfdom in which an ever higher proportion of your assets are annexed by the state as superlandlord. Big government is where nations go to die – not in Keynes’ ‘long run,’ but sooner than you think.
Mark Steyn
Manhattan has generated a shameless architecture that has been loved in direct proportion to its defiant lack of self-hatred, has been respected exactly to the degree that it went too far.
Rem Koolhaas
I’m in a business that invites narcissism, self-involvement, and egos being blown out of proportion.
Michael Keaton
When diving to attack always leave a proportion of your formation above to act as top guard.
Adolph Malan
To me Moses is all men grown to gigantic proportions.
Charlton Heston
Knowledge increases in proportion to its use; that is, the more we teach the more we learn.
H. P. Blavatsky
Hardly any famine affects more than 5 percent, almost never more than 10 percent, of the population. The largest proportion of a population affected was the Irish famine of the 1840s, which came close to 10 percent over a number of years.
Amartya Sen
There are so many artists that are dyslexic or learning disabled, it’s just phenomenal. There’s also an unbelievably high proportion of artists who are left-handed, and a high correlation between left-handedness and learning disabilities.
Chuck Close
The Negroes are facing the alternative of rising in the sphere of production to supply their proportion of the manufacturers and merchants or of going down to the graves of paupers.
Carter G. Woodson
Hope and reality lie in inverse proportions, inside the walls of a hospital… Doubt is like dye. Once is spreads into the fabric of excuses you’ve woven, you’ll never get rid of the stain.
Jodi Picoult
Man’s music is seen as a means of restoring the soul, as well as confused and discordant bodily afflictions, to the harmonic proportions that it shares with the world soul of the cosmos.
When the camera is looking back at our planet Earth, it’s the tiniest of specks somewhere out there in the universe. So we do have a new sense of proportion. Of course the volcanoes and the magma under us just remind us of that.
Werner Herzog
Even in the important matter of cranial capacity, Men differ more widely from one another than they do from the Apes; while the lowest Apes differ as much, in proportion, from the highest, as the latter does from Man.
Thomas Huxley
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
Precisely in proportion to our own intellectual weakness will be our credulity as to those mysterious powers assumed by others.
Charles Caleb Colton
Charter schools have a far higher proportion of teachers who are not certified.
Maggie Gallagher
It is proportion that beautifies everything, the whole universe consists of it, and music is measured by it.
Orlando Gibbons
Once you’ve spent two years trying to wiggle one toe, everything is in proportion.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The degree to which we connect to a community is in proportion to our individuality.
Rodney Mullen
Proportion is almost impossible to human beings. There is no one who does not exaggerate.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Undoubtedly our Heavenly Father tires of expressions of love in words only. He has made it clear through his prophets and his word that his ways are ways of commitment, and not conversation. He prefers performance over lip service. We show our true love for him in proportion to our keeping his words.
Marvin J. Ashton
Woman’s discontent increases in exact proportion to her development.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
You must have this charm to reach the pinnacle. It is made of everything and of nothing, the striving will, the look, the walk, the proportions of the body, the sound of the voice, the ease of the gestures. It is not at all necessary to be handsome or to be pretty; all that is needful is charm.
Sarah Bernhardt
Laughter is a sense of proportion and a power of seeing yourself from the outside.
Zero Mostel
A high proportion of the population enjoys many of the ‘luxuries’ which until recently were considered the prerogative of the rich; and the ordinary worker lives at what even two decades ago would have been considered in Britain a middle-class standard of life.
Anthony Crosland
A skyscraper is at the same time a triumph of the machine and a tremendous emotional experience, almost breath-taking. Not merely its height but its mass and proportions are the result of an emotion, as well as of calculation.
George Gershwin
Some degree of expression is necessary for growth, but it should be little in proportion to the full life.
Margaret Fuller
I decline the election. It has ever been my rule through life, to observe a proportion between my efforts and my objects. I have never been remarkable for a bold, active, and sanguine pursuit of advantages that are personal to myself.
Edmund Burke
The identity cannot be compartmentalized; it cannot be split in halves or thirds, nor have any clearly defined set of boundaries. I do not have several identities, I only have one, made of all the elements that have shaped its unique proportions.
Amin Maalouf
Redundancy of language is never found with deep reflection. Verbiage may indicate observation, but not thinking. He who thinks much says but little in proportion to his thoughts.
Washington Irving
A man is himself important precisely in proportion that all things seem important to him.
Otto Weininger
The Iraq Historic Allegations Team, or IHAT, was established with honourable intentions. But, of the many thousands of allegations put to IHAT, only a small proportion merited full investigation, and only a handful might lead to a prosecution. Some claims were entirely spurious.
Penny Mordaunt
A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.
Will Rogers
The degree to which you will awaken is in direct proportion to the amount of truth you are willing to accept about yourself.
Robert Anthony
Abridge your hopes in proportion to the shortness of the span of human life; for while we converse, the hours, as if envious of our pleasure, fly away: enjoy, therefore, the present time, and trust not too much to what to-morrow may produce.
Let us proportion our alms to our ability, lest we provoke God to proportion His blessings to our alms.
William Beveridge
A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion.
George Washington
I try very hard to thank my lucky stars and keep it all in proportion and perspective, but it can be very tiring having a smiley face all day.
George Michael
What are the proper proportions of a maxim? A minimum of sound to a maximum of sense.
Mark Twain
The beauty of a face is not a separate quality but a relation or proportion of qualities to each other.
George H. Mead
The pain we feel When someone leaves our life is in direct proportion to the joy they bring while a part of our life for a few moments. In my life you made me feel as if I truly meant something to someone
The larger unit can borrow more easily in proportion than the smaller. It can especially tap bank credit more easily and bank credit is, to-day, the chief factor in economic activity of all kinds.
Hilaire Belloc
We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service.
Earl Nightingale
Quite clearly this is a human disaster of enormous proportions. We have tens and tens of thousands of displaced people across the United States,.
Anne McLellan
I think the fact that we don’t usually see ‘normal’ sized women on television has something to do with the reaction I had. I am quite tall – I am 5ft 8in and a definite size 12 – but you know this whole debate about my revealing too much flesh on TV has been blown out of proportion.
Holly Willoughby
It is good to have organizations but not to exaggerate their importance out of due proportion.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
To look upon that landscape in the early morning, with the sun at your back, is to lose the sense of proportion.
N. Scott Momaday
I’ve generally got a good eye for design and proportion.
Bruce Oldfield
Colonial system, public debts, heavy taxes, protection, commercial wars, etc., these offshoots of the period of manufacture swell to gigantic proportions during the period of infancy of large-scale industry. The birth of the latter is celebrated by a vast, Hero-like slaughter of the innocents.
Karl Marx
My belief is firm in a law of compensation. The true rewards are ever in proportion to the labour and sacrifices made.
Nikola Tesla
I have my mantra about silhouette, proportion, and fit. I believe that when they are in harmony and balance, you’ll look great in anything.
Tim Gunn
We get real results only in proportion to the real values we give.
James Cash Penney
Where shall we begin? There is no beginning. Start where you arrive. Stop before what entices you. And work! You will enter little by little into the entirety. Method will be born in proportion to your interest.
Auguste Rodin
It is hard to see taxing plastic bags as one of the great issues of our time that merits the foremost place in our finest statesmen’s minds. It is an absurd little issue, a picayune proportion of household waste, and a pointless inconvenience in people’s lives.
Jacob Rees-Mogg
Human activity is having a major impact on the planet. We consume or have diverted a large proportion of the productivity of the land and oceans. Our hunger for land crowds out fellow species. Our waste products pollute the waters, warm the atmosphere and acidify the oceans.
Ian Goldin
The relation of color and the relation of proportion are both based on the relation of position.
Piet Mondrian
All honour and reverence to the divine beauty of form! Let us cultivate it to the utmost in men, women and children — in our gardens and in our houses. But let us love that other beauty too, which lies in no secret of proportion but in the secret of deep human sympathy.
George Eliot
Gardening gives one back a sense of proportion about everything – except itself.
May Sarton
I found out later on that was not true, that life drawing tells you a great deal about rhythm, about the structure of a human being or any animate object, and this could be directly translated into thinking about proportion and accent, rhythm in a pot form.
Warren MacKenzie
We must never despair; our situation has been compromising before, and it has changed for the better; so I trust it will again. If difficulties arise, we must put forth new exertion and proportion our efforts to the exigencies of the times.
George Washington
Conversation is interesting in proportion to the originality of the central ideas which serve as pivots and the fitness of the little facts and observations which are contributed by the talkers.
Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Families need families. Parents need to be parented. Grandparents, aunts, and uncles are back in fashion because they are necessary. Stresses on many families are out of proportion to anything two parents can handle.
T. Berry Brazelton
Wherever riches have increased, the essence of religion has decreased in the same proportion.
John Wesley
Most people now seem to treasure anything they value in proportion to the extent that it’s followed about and surrounded by the vulgar public.
Ada Leverson
Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.
Ambrose Bierce
My idea is this, that when you only love a little you’re naturally not jealous — or are only jealous also a little, so that it doesn’t matter. But when you love in a deeper and intenser way, then you’re in the very same proportion jealous; your jealousy has intensity and, no doubt, ferocity.
Henry James
There’s evidence of a social decline in direct proportion to technology and the industrialization of the motion picture industry.
Mark Rydell
Man acquires wealth in proportion as he puts his labor to better account.
Frederic Bastiat
No issue is so small that it can’t be blown out of proportion.
Stuart Hughes
Simplicity, suitability and proportion.
Elsie de Wolfe
I shared this idea that fashion starts with a movement, an allure: elusive, defined through perfect proportions.
Hedi Slimane
The usefulness of a meeting is in inverse proportion to the attendance.
Lane Kirkland
I think that my God-given physical attributes, big hands, and big feet, the way that I’m built, proportion-wise, just made basketball the most inviting sport for me to play.
Julius Erving
I am one of those scientists who feels that it is no longer enough just to get on and do science. We have to devote a significant proportion of our time and resources to defending it from deliberate attack from organised ignorance.
Richard Dawkins
The number of medals on an officer’s breast varies in inverse proportion to the square of the distance of his duty from the front line.
Charles Edward Montague
I enjoy about 1 out of 100 movies, it’s about the same proportion to books published that I care to read.
Jim Harrison
It’s important that you love and respect your body, understand what it needs, and accordingly give everything in appropriate proportion.
Anushka Shetty
The more a man loves, the more he suffers. The sum of possible grief for each soul is in proportion to its degree of perfection.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Today the universal common good poses problems of world-wide dimensions, which cannot be adequately tackled or solved except by the efforts of public authorities endowed with a wideness of powers, structure and means of the same proportions; that is… on a world-wide basis.
Pope John XXIII
The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.
Marcel Proust
And Archimedes, as he was washing, thought of a manner of computing the proportion of gold in King Hiero’s crown by seeing the water flowing over the bathing-stool. He leaped up as one possessed or inspired, crying, “I have found it! Eureka!”.
A sense of humour is a sense of proportion.
Khalil Gibran
Freedom without virtue is not freedom but license to pursue whatever passions prevail in the intemperate mind; man’s right to freedom being in exact proportion to his willingness to put chains upon his own appetites; the less restraint from within, the more must be imposed from without.
Edmund Burke
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
In proportion as the exploitation of one individual by another is put an end to, the exploitation of one nation by another will also be put an end to. In proportion as the antagonism between classes within the nation vanishes, the hostility of one nation to another will come to an end.
Karl Marx
Despotism may govern without faith, but liberty cannot. How is it possible that society should escape destruction if the moral tie is not strengthened in proportion as the political tie is relaxed? And what can be done with a people who are their own masters if they are not submissive to the Deity?
Alexis de Tocqueville
Bernard’s [Leach] drawings delineated every little accent on the pot, every subtle curve and change of angle and proportion and all.
Warren MacKenzie
There has been a comparatively greater proportion of good queens, than of good kings.
Sarah Moore Grimke
Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more – more unseen forms become manifest to him.
Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns.
Arne Jacobsen
The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the quality of your relationships.
Tony Robbins
Why should I let the toad work Squat on my life? Can’t I use my wit as a pitchfork And drive the brute off? Six days of the week it soils With its sickening poison– Just for paying a few bills! That’s out of proportion.
Philip Larkin
The impact of T.V. on our lives in general gets most things out of proportion.
Jasper Carrott
It is no accident that on the whole there was more beauty and decency to be found in the life of the small peoples, and that among the large ones there was more happiness and content in proportion as they had avoided the deadly blight of centralization.
Friedrich August von Hayek
While therefore your tears flow, let a due proportion be tears of joy. Yet take the bitter cup with both hands and sit down to your repast. You will soon learn a secret: that there is sweetness at the bottom.
Adoniram Judson
The obscurity of a writer is generally in proportion to his incapacity.
He has to be a great teacher. You have to have the right stuff and in the right proportions, and you have to convey that to the coaches, and then to the players.
Pete Carroll
I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed; and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.
Tom Hopkins
Countries are not cultivated in proportion to their fertility, but to their liberty.
Baron de Montesquieu
In Giving, a man receives more than he gives; and the more is in proportion to the worth of the thing given.
George MacDonald
To proportion the eagerness of contest to its importance seems too hard a task for human wisdom. The pride of wit has kept ages busy in the discussion of useless questions, and the pride of power has destroyed armies, to gain or to keep unprofitable possessions.
Samuel Johnson
Men, like animals, naturally multiply in proportion to the means of their subsistence.
Adam Smith
One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive. The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions in 40 developing nations.
Philip Emeagwali
In proportion to its power, Protestantism has been as persecuting as Catholicism.
William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Whatever good or bad is said by former cricketers is considered gospel. Our media should not blow out of proportion the opinion of former cricketers.
Gautam Gambhir
The easy glamour of the French Riviera in the late 1960s – inspired by Romy Schneider’s character in La Piscine – mixed with garden elements. Blueprint, botanical, lattice, Queen Anne’s lace and folly prints are paired with cleaner silhouettes and proportions in a fresh palette of green, white and coral.
Tory Burch
The uttered part of a man’s life, let us always repeat, bears to the unuttered, unconscious part a small unknown proportion. He himself never knows it, much less do others.
John Keats
It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.
Mahatma Gandhi
Prayers are heard in heaven in proportion to our faith. Little faith gets very great mercies, but great faith still greater.
Charles Spurgeon
Without a sense of proportion there can be neither good taste nor genuine intelligence, nor perhaps moral integrity.
Eric Hoffer
I disregard the proportions, the measures, the tempo of the ordinary world. I refuse to live in the ordinary world as ordinary women. To enter ordinary relationships. I want ecstasy. I am a neurotic — in the sense that I live in my world. I will not adjust myself to the world. I am adjusted to myself.
Anais Nin
When abused children under court protection were studied in California and Massachusetts, it turned out that a disproportionate number of them were unattractive…abused kids had head and face proportions that made them look less infantile and cute.
Nancy Etcoff
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
Your life unfolds in proportion to your courage.
Danielle LaPorte
The very variety arising from the union of numbers of individuals is the highest good which social life can confer, and this variety is undoubtedly lost in proportion to the degree of State interference.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
It will be well to advert to the proportion between the objects that will require a federal provision in respect to revenue; and those which will require a state provision. We shall discover that the former are altogether unlimited; and that the latter are circumscribed within very moderate bounds.
Alexander Hamilton
Most inputs are useless and time is wasted in proportion to the amount that is available.
Tim Ferriss
Music assists him in the use of harmonic and mathematical proportion.
Our rewards in life will always be in exact proportion to the amount of consideration we show toward others.
Earl Nightingale
A man’s enjoyment of all good things is in exact proportion to the pains he has undergone to gain them.
Cyrus the Great
Good manners disappear in proportion as the influence of a Court and an exclusive aristocracy lessens; this decrease can be plainly observed from decade to decade by those who have an eye for public behavior, which grows visibly.
Friedrich Nietzsche
True features make the beauty of a face, and true proportions the beauty of architecture.
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury
A vivid thought brings the power to paint it; and in proportion to the depth of its source is the force of its projection.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It seems to me that most things that are being made are designed for young people. There aren’t that many depictions of melancholic older people, even though they form a growing proportion of the population.
Peter Capaldi
We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
Christian Nestell Bovee
To be thankful for what we grasp exceeding our proportion is to add hypocrisy to injustice.
Charles Lamb
As a proportion of the labor force, fewer individuals manipulate things, more handle people and symbols.
C. Wright Mills