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Proportion Quotes

We’ve collected the best Proportion Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Charles Caleb Colton, Julia Ward Howe, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Richard Schiff, Ulysses S. Grant. Use them as an inspiration.

Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease.
Boston is an oasis in the desert, a place where the larger proportion of people are loving, rational and happy.
Julia Ward Howe
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.
I remember the day Richard Nixon won in 1968. That was a time that seemed certain to bring about long awaited seismic change in America. But events of tragic proportion took us on a turn. Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were suddenly dead.
Declare Church and State forever separate and distinct, but each free within their proper spheres, and that all church property shall bear its own proportion of taxation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The more attention you give to your negative feelings, the more they grow, so I think things just start to blow totally out of proportion.
Well, I don’t know how they define that. But they have this Texas blues thing blown kinda out of proportion. I am a Long John Hunter blues, before and after, that’s what I am.
John Hunter
I 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.
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.
The proportion of ingredients is important, but the final result is also a matter of how you put them together. Equilibrium is key.
Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.
Everybody has a camcorder now, and they exploit these incidents and blow them all out of proportion.
It has so happened in all ages of the world that some have labored, and others have, without labor, enjoyed a large proportion of the fruits.
The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.
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.
I eat meat, poultry and fish in proper proportion – nothing to excess.
I think the Covid-19 crisis has been blown out of proportion and has created an unnecessary fear psychosis.
There are some people in this world who always turn and twist the spoken word out of proportion.
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
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.
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.
Once we increase the proportion of women in technical roles, the challenge is to retain them and ease the transition to senior positions.
In a colony constituted like that of New South Wales, the proportion of crime must of course be great.
Charles Sturt
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.
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.
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.
I think scale is about, in a way, the apprehension of proportion, and all the proportions that mean things to us as human beings are related to the body.
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.
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?
I’ve got lots of friends who are musicians, and there is a fair proportion of broken marriages and relationships as a result. You are on the move all the time. It’s difficult if you have kids, and it’s hard to make money unless you are in the premier league.
I’ve generally got a good eye for design and proportion.
Bruce Oldfield
At home in Devon, my wife Jessica does a huge proportion of the cooking – I do the basics. My timing is extremely good, particularly when it comes to vegetables, perhaps because in my work, timing is everything. I know exactly what fits into a minute when broadcasting, and I apply the same to carrots.
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
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.
Not only does the proportion of the poor increase with the growth of the city, but their condition becomes more wretched.
There can be no peace in the world so long as a large proportion of the population lack the necessities of life and believe that a change of the political and economic system will make them available. World peace must be based on world plenty.
Every young person has to bear the burdenheavier in proportion as the individuality is richer – of accommodating himself to existence now that it is no longer seen with the eyes of a child, the eyes to which everything is as it should be.
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.
Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
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 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.
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.
Sometimes shooting on a smaller scale, as long as things don’t blow out of proportion, is very liberating.
The beauty of a face is not a separate quality but a relation or proportion of qualities to each other.
George Herbert Mead
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.
When it comes to gang-based child exploitation, it is self-evident to anyone who cares to look that if you look at all the recent high-profile cases, there is a high proportion of men that are of Pakistani heritage.
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
Commonsense is the realised sense of proportion.
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.
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 to say that anger is the blanket that comes around me, and that blunts and blurs my sense of proportion.
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.
Democrats did not lose control of the Senate because African Americans did not vote. Actually, as supported by preliminary exit poll data, the complete opposite is the case. African Americans increased as a proportion of the electorate in 2014 over 2010.
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.
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.
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.
We get real results only in proportion to the real values we give.
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.
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.
Rocket science has been mythologized all out of proportion to its true difficulty.
The anti-Darwin movement has racked up one astounding achievement. It has made a significant proportion of American parents care about what their children are taught in school.
To me, the zombies have always just been zombies. They’ve always been a cigar. When I first made ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ it got analyzed and overanalyzed way out of proportion. The zombies were written about as if they represented Nixon’s Silent Majority or whatever. But I never thought about it that way.
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.
It’s important that you love and respect your body, understand what it needs, and accordingly give everything in appropriate proportion.
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
Putting women first would mean strengthening America’s social safety net, because a higher proportion of single-mother families live in poverty here than in any other wealthy country.
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
I like to eat in proportion, eat healthy, home-cooked food with lots of salad.
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
Love is jealous, and ingenious in self-torture in proportion as it is pure and intense.
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.
People who are given whatever they want soon develop a sense of entitlement and rapidly lose their sense of proportion.
Sarah Churchwell
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.
Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.
Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his enjoyments.
Wisdom would dictate that a sense of proportion, empathy and balance should drive how the WorkersParty approaches Singapore politics.
Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.
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
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.
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
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
Idealism increases in direct proportion to one’s distance from the problem.
John Galsworthy
Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.
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.
I would say ‘Siruthai’ is a masala film with all the masalas in the right proportion.
Sometimes arguments get publicized so much that it gets blown all the hell out of proportion.
Hollywood is Hollywood. It’ll never change, although it does go through its own transformations. I think that there’s this obsessiveness with making money, which has gotten out of proportion.
Charter schools have a far higher proportion of teachers who are not certified.
To indicate the ideal proportion and reveal sculptural mass and the dominating spirit is my goal.
Ruth Bernhard
I sincerely believe that no problem is bigger than man, and problems are blown out of proportion by man himself.
As always, work with your figure; draping, pleats, and proportion can work miracles when it comes to hiding flaws and enhancing assets.
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.
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
Time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.
C. Northcote Parkinson
Art is based on very clear, mathematical principles like proportion and harmony. At the same time, physicists need to be inventive, to have ideas, to have some fantasy.
Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.
Quite out of proportion to the size of the country, British children’s writers swept the world in the 20th century. We should celebrate them.
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.
We still haven‘t seen any cars take advantage of the electric powertrain in terms of how you proportion an electric vehicle versus traditional vehicles. Yes there’s electric cars, but they haven’t really done it in a beautiful way.
A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.
For me, filmmaking is not exactly a career. I was never in it for Hollywood or anything. My films are markers of where I am in life, where I am in my head. So that’s what I’m working on, and I try to keep things in proportion – life and filmmaking. One feeds into the other.
One in four children being victimized? That’s about seven children in every classroom. That’s a significant proportion of the population.
Wendy Craig
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.
Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness – a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster – children into strength and athletic proportion.
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.