Famous quotes containing the word proportion:

    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The private buildings [of Virginia] are very rarely constructed of stone or brick; much the greatest proportion being of scantling and boards, plastered with lime. It is impossible to devise things more ugly, uncomfortable, and happily more perishable.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)