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Proportion Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Proportion.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have discovered in 20 years of moving around a ballpark,
that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse
proportion to the price of the seats.
- Bill Veeck

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

Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.
- John Galsworthy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We die in proportion to the words we fling around us.
- Emile M. Cioran

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

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

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

Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction,
but dissatisfaction never changes.
- Douglas Horton

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

In a colony constituted like that of New South Wales,
the proportion of crime must of course be great.
- Charles Sturt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Modern societies march towards morality in proportion
as they leave religion behind.
- Paul Bert

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

The 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

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

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

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

The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed
of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.
- Daniel Webster

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

Do a little bit more than average and from that point
on our progress multiplies itself out of all proportion to the effort put in.
- Paul J. Meyer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Between friends differences in taste or opinion are
irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
- W. H. Auden

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

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

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

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

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

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


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