Proportion Related Quotes

Where shall we begin? There is no beginning. Start where you arrive. Stop before what entices you. And work! You will enter little by little into the entirety. Method will be born in proportion to your interest.

Auguste Rodin

#Arrive #Entirety #Method #Proportion

Hardly any famine affects more than 5 percent, almost never more than 10 percent, of the population. The largest proportion of a population affected was the Irish famine of the 1840s, which came close to 10 percent over a number of years.

Amartya Sen


The degree to which we connect to a community is in proportion to our individuality.

Rodney Mullen

#Community #Connect #Degree #Individuality #Proportion

When you die, you know, you hear the insistent pounding that defines all things, whether of matter or energy, since there is nothing in the universe, really, but proportion.

Mark Helprin

#Defines #Insistent #Pounding #Proportion

In proportion as society refines, new books must ever become more necessary.

Oliver Goldsmith

#Necessary #Proportion

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

#Ancient #Divided #Proportion #Territory

There are almost too many possibilities. Photography is in direct proportion with our time: multiple, faster, instant. Because it is so easy, it will be more difficult.

Ernst Haas

#Instant #Possibilities #Proportion

Take note that, before going any farther, I will give you the exact proportion of a man. Those of a woman I will disregard, for she does not have any set proportion.

Cennino Cennini

#Farther #Proportion

Sometimes in life we blow things out of proportion because proportion is so dull.

Robert Breault

#Dull #Proportion

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