Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service.
We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.
Bodies which contain a greater proportion of water than is necessary to balance the other elements, are speedily corrupted, and lose their virtues and properties.
My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
Commonsense is the realised sense of proportion.
Poetry fettered fetters the human race.
Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
Fear of death increases in exact proportion to increase in wealth.
Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction, but dissatisfaction never changes.
A man is hindered and distracted in proportion as he draws outward things to himself.
A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.
The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.
The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.
Men have a respect for scholarship and learning greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.
I have discovered in 20 years of moving around a ballpark, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats.
It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more - more unseen forms become manifest to him.
Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in their readiness to doubt.
Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his hear.
In a colony constituted like that of New South Wales, the proportion of crime must of course be great.
I have lived to prove Thoreau's contention that a man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
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