Quotes by proportion

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  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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    Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
  • Daniel Webster
    Daniel Webster
    American lawyer and statesman 1782-1852
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    Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
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    Life is a petty thing unless it is moved by the indomitable urge to extend its boundaries. Only in proportion as we are desirous of living more do we really live.
  • Anais Nin
    Anais Nin
    French-born American Novelist, Dancer 1914-1977
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    Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
  • Man becomes greater in proportion to knowing himself and his faculties. Let him become conscious of what he is and he will soon also learn what he should be.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    Man is the only animal which esteems itself rich in proportion to the number and voracity of its parasites.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    Marriage is the best state for man in general, and every man is a worst man in proportion to the level he is unfit for marriage.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    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.
  • Max Weber
    Max Weber
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    One can say that three pre-eminent qualities are decisive for the politician: passion, a feeling of responsibility, and a sense of proportion.
  • Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
    Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
    French statesman 1754-1838
    Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
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    Ones reputation is like a shadow, it is gigantic when it precedes you, and a pigmy in proportion when it follows.
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    English poet 1792-1822
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
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    Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
    William Hazlitt
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    Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain.
  • Ben Jonson
    Ben Jonson
    British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
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    Preserving the sweetness of proportion and expressing itself beyond expression.
    Source: The Masque of Hymen
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