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Strength Very

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.

- A. N. Wilson

Tears Hands

While therefore your tears flow, let a due proportion be tears of joy. Yet take the bitter cup with both hands and sit down to your repast. You will soon learn a secret: that there is sweetness at the bottom.

- Adoniram Judson

Also Them

The proportion of ingredients is important, but the final result is also a matter of how you put them together. Equilibrium is key.

- Alain Ducasse

Art Always

In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist's obsession with his subject; the form is always in proportion to the obsession.

- Alberto Giacometti

Men Civilized

Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.

- Ambrose Bierce

Courage Shrinks

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

- Anais Nin

Income Very

If women have an income, they will invest a higher proportion of that income in their children than men do. So you do get those societal returns very quickly.

- Ann Cotton

Think I Think

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.

- Antony Gormley

Change Lives

The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives.

- Armistead Maupin

Some Should

Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them.

- Arthur Conan Doyle

Shadow Like

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

Fear Ignorance

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.

- Christian Nestell Bovee

Country Japan

If female were working in the same proportion as men do, the level of GDP would be up 27 percent in a country like India, but also up 9 percent in Japan and up 5 percent in the United States of America. It's not just a moral issue, not just a philosophical issue. It just makes economic sense.

- Christine Lagarde


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.

- Chuck Close

Own According

A person that much interested in science is going to neglect his social life somewhat, but not completely, because that isn't healthy either. So one has to work it out according to one's own inclinations, how one wants to proportion these things.

- Clyde Tombaugh


The Classic games were Classic because, like classical music or architecture, they strove to give life and weight to ideals of order and proportion, to provide a vision of timelessness. In 'Double Dragon,' we can see the cracks in the brick, the mold growing on the drainage pipes, the unmistakable deterioration of the world we live in.

- D. B. Weiss

Smaller Very

Sometimes shooting on a smaller scale, as long as things don't blow out of proportion, is very liberating.

- Daniel Craig

Liberty Exists

Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.

- Daniel Webster

Now Everybody

Everybody has a camcorder now, and they exploit these incidents and blow them all out of proportion.

- Jim Fowler

Country Some

Batley and Spen has a high proportion of people working in manufacturing, and we can boast the full range of industries, including high-skilled, precision engineering. We manufacture all sorts, from beds to biscuits and from carpets to lathes. We also have some of the best fish and chips in the country and some of the best curries in the world.

- Jo Cox

Depend Still

People forget that a huge proportion of our jobs still depend on agricultural production in Australia so of course there are exports. That's easily overlooked.

- John Anderson

Big Been

The scripts that I've been getting are of epic proportion. People want me to lead the big armies.

- John Boyega

Tough Guy Big

My father was this big, tough guy, almost heroic in proportion to me as a child. It was only later that I saw how fearful he was.

- John Burnside

Difficulty Been

Rocket science has been mythologized all out of proportion to its true difficulty.

- John Carmack

Itself Should

The consequences of a crime should not be out of proportion to the crime itself.

- John F. Kerry

Texas Before

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

Mistake Making

I know I'll never be put in the position of making the adulterous mistake, but there are mistakes along the way that are as complicated, that get blown out of proportion because you're not willing to admit that you've made them.

- John Krasinski

Warmth Phase

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

Bad Nine

And as I ask for your forgiveness, I also ask for your support to keep all things in perspective and keep all things in proportion. The good of nine years versus the bad.

- John Rowland

Pain Pleasure

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.

- John Stuart Mill

Cut Very

Fashion is an archetype: you're trying to build a silhouette, and that is very similar to building up a building because you're trying to create a new structure, a new proportion, a new shape, and you're using a material to cut which is a bit mathematical. That idea of finding something new in terms of proportion is something that drives me.

- Jonathan Anderson

Basics Devon

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.

- Jonathan Dimbleby

Tax Programmes

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.

- Jonathan Dimbleby

Art Producing

The value and rank of every art is in proportion to the mental labor employed in it, or the mental pleasure in producing it.

- Joshua Reynolds

Mind Thus

If God be an infinite being, there cannot be, either in the present or future world, any relative proportion between man and his God. Thus, the idea of God can never enter the human mind.

- Baron d'Holbach

Seen Vehicles

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.

- Henrik Fisker

Eye Design

I've generally got a good eye for design and proportion.

- Bruce Oldfield

Russia Same

In the same proportion Russia is the misfortune of Europe and the Israelites.

- Isaac Mayer Wise

Food Pepper

The disparity between a restaurant's price and food quality rises in direct proportion to the size of the pepper mill.

- Bryan Q. Miller

Inverse Item

Time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.

- C. Northcote Parkinson

Nature Beauty

Beauty is our weapon against nature; by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.

- Camille Paglia

Sometimes Get

Sometimes arguments get publicized so much that it gets blown all the hell out of proportion.

- Dickey Betts

Through Been

The man who is gloomy, taciturn and lives in a world of doubt seldom achieves more than a bare living. There have been a few who have groaned their way through to a competence, but in proportion to that overwhelming number of souls who carry cheer through life, they are as nothing - mere drops in the bucket.

- Douglas Fairbanks

Change Never

Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction, but dissatisfaction never changes.

- Douglas Horton

Good News

If you're saying something that people don't want to hear or accept, a significant proportion of them will reply with hostility. Not because they know the facts, or because they have researched it themselves, but because they're so psychologically involved in believing good news that they will oppose it with a reflex.

- Jeremy Grantham

Play Some

There is always some universal proportion, but along with that there are some places where special things happen. Ireland, for example. I've always felt it's interesting to play there. Maybe they just drink more than anybody else.

- Ed O'Brien

Color Ancestry

I always understood my ancestry, like that of so many others in the Gulf Coast, to be a tangle of African slaves, free men of color, French and Spanish immigrants, British colonists, Native Americans - but in what proportion, and what might that proportion tell me about who I thought I was?

- Jesmyn Ward

Strong Feels

The apparent pointlessness of fashion may be just what makes it so strong as a zeitgeist sensor. Even I, a designer, do not know why a certain proportion feels dated or why another one feels exciting at a given moment. I leave that to the cultural historians and theorists.

- Jil Sander

Work Give

One of my primary objects is to form the tools so the tools themselves shall fashion the work and give to every part its just proportion.

- Eli Whitney

Only Large

I have not only Arms but a large proportion of Armourers to make.

- Eli Whitney

Business Like

If you're trying to create a company, it's like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.

- Elon Musk

Line About

You must be absolutely honest and true in the depicting of a totem for meaning is attached to every line. You must be most particular about detail and proportion.

- Emily Carr

Equal Increases

Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.

- Ernest Hemingway

King Studio

Well, the Empire State was about 40' high in the studio. King Kong was a little model about 2' high, and the scenery that he worked in was in proportion to his size.

- Fay Wray

More Which

The concentration and reciprocal effect of industry and agriculture conjoin in a growth of productive powers, which increases more in geometrical than in arithmetical proportion.

- Friedrich List

Having Receive

I am in favor of carrying out the Declaration of Independence to women as well as men. Women having to suffer the burdens of society and government should have their equal rights in it. They do not receive their rights in full proportion.

- Leland Stanford

Half Remain

Although an increasing proportion of the Hispanic population is foreign-born - about half of adults in this group - English proficiency is and should remain a requirement for citizenship.

- Linda Chavez

Everybody Loves

People take everything out of proportion. Everybody loves to stir something. If you listen to everything you hear, there's a lot of different directions you'd be leaning.

- Giancarlo Stanton

Really Given

The man who can speak acceptably is usually given credit for an ability out of all proportion to what he really possesses.

- Lowell Thomas

Level Could

The present level of armaments could be taken as the starting point. It could be stipulated in an international treaty that these armaments should be simultaneously and uniformly reduced by a certain proportion in all countries.

- Ludwig Quidde

Schools Charter

Charter schools have a far higher proportion of teachers who are not certified.

- Maggie Gallagher


A great proportion of the wretchedness which has embittered married life, has originated in a negligence of trifles.

- Thomas Sprat

Want Given

People who are given whatever they want soon develop a sense of entitlement and rapidly lose their sense of proportion.

- Sarah Churchwell

Harmony Mantra

I have my mantra about silhouette, proportion, and fit. I believe that when they are in harmony and balance, you'll look great in anything.

- Tim Gunn

Woman Her

The charms of the passing woman are generally in direct proportion to the swiftness of her passing.

- Marcel Proust

Small Big

It's Toby Jones playing Alfred Hitchcock, not Alfred Hitchcock. We all felt that his silhouette was crucial, so his nose and lips were crucial as well. We had to build it out a bit to get the silhouette. But, with my nose being so small within the proportion of my face, the first nose was too big. I felt like a nose on parade.

- Toby Jones

Data Increased

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.

- Marcia Fudge

Direct Am

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

Below Were

In 2009, the proportion of American women who were married dropped below 50 percent.

- Rebecca Traister

Evidence Motion

There's evidence of a social decline in direct proportion to technology and the industrialization of the motion picture industry.

- Mark Rydell

Side Very

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.

- Nicola Formichetti

Grow Will

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

Average About

Out of the 1.2 billion people in India, one-third of them are between the age of 1-14 and by 2030, India will have a dynamic and youthful workforce of about 700 million with an average age of 35. This is expected to constitute a substantial proportion of world's workforce.

- Vayalar Ravi

Votes Electoral

Require... electoral votes to be allocated in proportion to the popular votes.

- Robert A. Dahl

Give Go

There is so much misinformation out there. If you give people even a little bit, it gets blown out of proportion then you have to go put out fires. So it's much easier to say, 'No comment.'

- Oren Peli


The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.

- Vince Lombardi

Music Measured

It is proportion that beautifies everything, the whole universe consists of it, and music is measured by it.

- Orlando Gibbons

Devil Bait

Worldly wealth is the Devil's bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun.

- Robert Burton

Music Use

Music assists him in the use of harmonic and mathematical proportion.

- Vitruvius

Seven About

One in four children being victimized? That's about seven children in every classroom. That's a significant proportion of the population.

- Wendy Craig

Bigger Inverse

People's intelligence tends to be in inverse proportion to their number. People don't tend to get smarter as they get into bigger groups.

- Robyn Hitchcock

More Average

Do a little bit more than average and from that point on our progress multiplies itself out of all proportion to the effort put in.

- Paul J. Meyer

Navy Shortened

The ship was masted according to the proportion of the navy; but on my application the masts were shortened, as I thought them too much for her, considering the nature of the voyage.

- William Bligh

Cent Portion

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.

- Pauline Marois

Grows Inverse

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.

- Michael J. Fox

Business Egos

I'm in a business that invites narcissism, self-involvement, and egos being blown out of proportion.

- Michael Keaton

Me Say

I have to say that anger is the blanket that comes around me, and that blunts and blurs my sense of proportion.

- Pete Townshend

Quick Dizzy

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

Him Another

Let a man sow a field or plant a farm never so well, yet he cannot foretell who will gather in the fruits; another may build him a house of fairest proportion, yet he knows not who will inhabit it.

- Xenophon