Quotation Explorer - 'Proportion'

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their committment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. - Vince Lombardi
In proportion as you give the state power to do things for you, you give it power to do things to you. - Albert Jay Nock
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
Honesty is to truth as prow is to stern. Honesty appears first and truth appears last. The interval between varies in direct proportion to the size of ship. With anything of size, truth takes a long time in coming. Sometimes it only manifests itself posthumously. - Haruki Murakami
With every increase in the degree of consciousness, and in proportion to that increase, the intensity of despair increases: the more consciousness the more intense the despair. - Søren Kierkegaard
The amount of noise which anyone can bear undisturbed stands in inverse proportion to his mental capacity. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Perhaps a book becomes a classic in proportion to how broadly its characters can be scavenged, how many readers find within it something they experience as desirable or even intimately necessary. - Janna Malamud Smith
The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philosophy is to proportion our wants to our possessions, our ambitions to our capacities, we will then be a happy and a virtuous people. - Mark Twain
Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made. - John Godfrey Saxe
God gave us 2 ears and 1 mouth to be used in that proportion - Anonymous
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
A large proportion of mankind, like pigeons and partridges, on reaching maturity, having passed through a period of playfulness or promiscuity, establish what they hope and expect will be a permanent and fertile mating relationship. This we call marriage. - C.D. Darlington
Evidently, one thing seems to have more value in direct proportion to whether or not we feel we have the freedoms, joys or conveniences of that thing. - David Brier
Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease. - Charles Caleb Colton
Modern fanaticism thrives in proportion to the quanitity of contradictions and nonsense it poures down the throats of the gaping multitude, and the jargon and mysticism it offers to their wonder and credulity. - William Hazlitt
Unless you are prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it. - Orison Swett Marden
Remember this-that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
A person feels the pain in judicious proportion to the sensitive nature cherished in own world; otherwise there is enough fun, happiness, enjoyment and pleasure in life. - Anuj Somany
People live in fear of bad being out to get them, when in reality, the bad side is there only to be in polar opposite proportion to the positive that you are destined to thrive in. Conquer the negative, and thrive in the positive. - C. JoyBell C.
Science increases our understanding in proportion as it lowers our pride. - Claude Bernard
There are two sides to life for every individual: a personal life, in which his freedom exists in proportion to the abstract nature of his interests, and an elemental life within the swarm of humanity, in which a man inevitably follows laws laid down for him. - Leo Tolstoy
A person ought to be always cautious of what s/he asks for from God because everyone has to invariably pay the price in proportion to the preciousness of the prize from HIM. - Anuj Somany
Does man think that We will not assemble his bones? Yes [We are] Able [even] to proportion his fingertips " . The Resurrection 75 - Quran
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. - Anaïs Nin
The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that 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. - Thomas Merton
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Heaven and hell seem out of proportion to me: the actions of men do not deserve so much. - Jorge Luis Borges
Knowledge subverts love: in proportion as we penetrate our secrets, we come to loathe our kind, precisely because they resemble us. - Emil Cioran
The nearer persons come to each other, the greater is the room and the more are the occasions for courtesy; but just in proportion to their approach the gentleness of most men diminishes. - George MacDonald
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. - Sir Francis Bacon
Proportion your expenses to what you have, not what you expect. - English Proverb
The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity. - Marcel Proust
Our measure of hope is in direct proportion to our ability to conquer hopelessness. - LeeAnn Taylor
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 Jr.
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
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
There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion. - Edgar Allan Poe
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
you are trained for job but you are born to work.Exert then your energy in the right proportion on the most vital matters - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities- a sense of humor and a sense of proportion. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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
Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience. - George Bernard Shaw
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
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. - Henry David Thoreau
Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.
My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. - Michael J. Fox
If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct and if you have more than one companion you will fall more deeply into the same plight. - Leonardo da Vinci
Science increases our power in proportion as it lowers our pride. - Claude Bernard
A true history of human events would show that a far larger proportion of our acts as the results of sudden impulses and accident, than of the reason of which we so much boast.
A hunter’s meal is in proportion to his skill. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Mere grimness is as easy as grinning; but it requires something to put a handsome face on a story. Narratives become of suspicious merit in proportion as they lean to Newgate-like offenses, particularly of blood and wounds... - Leigh Hunt
We love characters in proportion as they are impulsive and spontaneous. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites. - Edmund Burke
Of all creatures on earth, in proportion to their size and weight, humans have the smallest footprint on the ground and the largest on the environment. - R. N. Prasher
The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give. - Oprah Winfrey
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