“Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child's loss of a doll and a king's loss of a crown are events of the same size”
“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.”
“Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.”
“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.”
“A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth”
“The reputation of a man is like his shadow, gigantic when it precedes him, and pygmy in its proportions when it follows”
Charles M. de Talleyrand
“Music do I hear?Ha, ha! keep time: how sour sweet music is,When time is broke and no proportion kept!So is it in the music of men's lives.”
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