Proportion Quotes

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Andrew Solomon
“Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.”
Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

David Hume
“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, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

Corrie ten Boom
“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

Ken Follett
“Proportion is the heart of beauty.”
Ken Follett, The Pillars of the Earth

Franklin D. Roosevelt
“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

E.M. Forster
“The business man who assumes that this life is everything, and the mystic who asserts that it is nothing, fail, on this side and on that, to hit the truth. "Yes, I see, dear; it's about halfway between," Aunt Juley had hazarded in earlier years. No; truth, being alive, was not halfway between anything. It was only to be found by continuous excursions into either realm, and though proportion is the final secret, to espouse it at the outset is to ensure sterility”
E.M. Forster, Howards End

Kahlil Gibran
“A sense of humour is a sense of proportion.”
Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam

Israelmore Ayivor
“The lasting sweetness of the wealth obtained is directly proportional to the honesty of its source. Dishonest wealth does not last.”
Israelmore Ayivor

“Whenever you take an action,Decide by both your brain and heart in equal proportions .Balance them as far as possible.”
Bikash Bhandari

R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz
“The Golden Number is a mathematical definition of a proportional function which all of nature obeys, whether it be a mollusk shell, the leaves of plants, the proportions of the animal body, the human skeleton, or the ages of growth in man.”
R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz, Nature Word

“Divide the target in proportion to the available resources”
Sunday Adelaja

Christina Engela
“It's amazing, the increase in grammatical errors in proportion to the level of hatred in the content of hate mail.”
Christina Engela, Demonspawn

Israelmore Ayivor
“Billions of dreams die off every year. I believe yours will not be part of that proportion if only you are ready to shape them!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

Israelmore Ayivor
“The desired shape your dreams take is directly proportional to the practical presentation of the theoretical skills that you have learnt.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“It is ill to offer God one duty stained with the blood of another.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

“We therefore find that the triangles and rectangles herein described, enclose a large majority of the temples and cathedrals of the Greek and Gothic masters, for we have seen that the rectangle of the Egyptian triangle is a perfect generative medium, its ratio of five in width to eight in length 'encouraging impressions of contrast between horizontal and vertical lines' or spaces; and the same practically may be said of the Pythagorean triangle”
Samuel Colman, Harmonic Proportion and Form in Nature, Art and Architecture

Israelmore Ayivor
“Your daily output is directly proportional to your daily thoughts while your activity or passivity remains as a constant. You get what you think to do provided you do it!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Dada Bhagwan
“Your success in worldly life (sansar) is in proportion to your faith and truthfulness!”
Dada Bhagwan