Proportion Quotes

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Lady, if I were built in proportion, I'd be 8ft 10.
View quotes by Joel Garner

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
View quotes by Christian Nestell Bovee

With fame, in just proportion, envy grows
View quotes by Edward Young

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

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

View quotes by Henry David Thoreau

Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.
View quotes by Daniel Webster

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

Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.
View quotes by Ernest Hemingway

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

Modern societies march towards morality in proportion as they leave religion behind.
View quotes by Paul Bert

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

This incident with Richard Gere has been blown out of proportion, it was just a small kiss on stage for fun.
View quotes by Shilpa Shetty

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

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

About seven children in every classroom are estimated to be victimised to some extent. That is quite a statistic... a significant proportion of the population.
View quotes by Wendy Craig

Proportion and propriety are among the best secrets of domestic wisdom; and there is no surer test of integrity than a well-proportioned expenditure
View quotes by Hannah More

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
View quotes by Henry George

The reaction he (Hodgson) has had to face, while predictable, has been blown out of all proportion. [on England v France in the 2005 Six Nations]

View quotes by Jonny Wilkinson

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.
View quotes by Peter Cooper

Any writer worth his salt knows that only a small proportion of literature does nore than partly compensate people for the damage they have suffered in learning to read.
View quotes by Rebecca West

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