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Wise Quotes about Proportion

May you find great value in these Proportion quotes and sayings.

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
- Titus Livius

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The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion
to his commitment to excellence,
regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

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

A man is rich in proportion to
the number of things he can afford to let alone.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

Commonsense is the realized sense of proportion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Men have a respect for scholarship and learning
greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul
grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.
- Will Rogers

The older I get, the more wisdom I find
in the ancient rule of taking first things first.
A process which often reduces
the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic;
it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation.
- Vannevar Bush

The moment you start seeing life
as non-serious, a playfulness,
all the burden on your heart disappears.
All the fear of death, of life,
of love - everything disappears.
- Osho

The inherent nature of life is constant change.
To fear change is to fear life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear,
and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace.
- Lester B. Pearson

I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience
in which I must stop and look fear in the face.
I say to myself, I've lived through this
and can take the next thing that comes along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

It is idle to dread what you cannot avoid.
- Publilius Syrus

In this world there is always danger
for those who are afraid of it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another
as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
- Thomas Jefferson

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
- George Washington

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Where fear is, happiness is not.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

What we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho

Choose what lies in the shadows to be a matter
for discovery and adventure, rather than fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our deepest fears are like dragons
guarding our deepest treasure.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
- Albert Camus

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

We fear both the best and the worst in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to gain self-confidence
is to do what you are afraid to do.
- Anonymous

Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side
of every fear is a freedom.
- Marilyn Ferguson

Fear not for the future,
weep not for the past.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
- Bertrand Russell

To live a creative life
we must lose our fear of being wrong.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

We hate in others what we most fear in ourselves.
- Anonymous

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

If we let things terrify us,
life will not be worth living.
- Seneca

Smell the smells, feel the fear,
and smile at the incoherent way
life runs us in circles
while inscribing the real lessons
in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who is not everyday conquering some fear
has not learned the secret of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.
- German Proverb

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline;
simulated fear postulates courage;
simulated weakness postulates strength.
- Lao Tzu

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth.
- Publius Cornelius Tacitus

The most painful and debilitating fear is fear of the unknown.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

FEAR is an acronym in the English language
for "False Evidence Appearing Real."
- Neale Donald Walsch

Fear not death; for the sooner we die,
the longer shall we be immortal.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded,
but the fear of pain or death.
- Epictetus

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
- Anonymous


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