Example Sentences with proportion
  • Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
  • The best way to boost the economy is to redistribute wealth downward, as poorer people tend to spend a higher proportion of their income.
  • Lesser, greater, middling, it's all the same. Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred.
  • In proportion therefore, as the repulsiveness of the work increases, the wage decreases.
  • 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.
  • There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
  • An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty, a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures, but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportion.
  • The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions.
  • Beauty is produced by the pleasing appearance and good taste of the whole, and by the dimensions of all the parts being duly proportioned to each other.
  • Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns.
  • The beauty of a face is not a separate quality but a relation or proportion of qualities to each other.
  • Beauty: the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole.
  • Men have a respect for scholarship and learning greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.
  • Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
  • Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.
  • Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.
  • There can be no peace in the world so long as a large proportion of the population lack the necessities of life and believe that a change of the political and economic system will make them available. World peace must be based on world plenty.
  • 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.