“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.”
“A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth”
“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.”
“We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.”
Christian Nevell Bovee
“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
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