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Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.
To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes.
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
Failure is simply the non-presence of success. But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.
The U.N. bureaucracy has grown to elephantine proportions. Now that the Cold War is over, we are asking that elephant to do gymnastics.
The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions.
The greatest fear that haunts this city is a suitcase bomb, nuclear or germ. Many people carry small gas masks. The masses here seem to be resigned to the inevitable, believing an attack of major proportions will happen.
There's a difference between a failure and a fiasco... a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.
For a long time I wanted to draw, but I could never get the proportions right. My still life sketches were the artistic equivalent of someone who has misjudged the space constraints of a postcard, the handwriting shrinking uncomfortably at the bottom.
The reputation of a man is like his shadow, gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
I deeply adored my mum. She was an extraordinary person, even for the prejudice I'm likely to have. She was beautiful, amusing, a tremendous elaborator of things into comic proportions and extravagant in her imagination.
Nothing requires the architect's care more than the due proportions of buildings.
Marcus V. Pollio
One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive. The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions in 40 developing nations.
Cancer touches every family in one way or another. As other diseases are brought under control, cancer is set to become the number one killer, and is already in epidemic proportions worldwide.
In small proportions we just beauties see; And in short measures, life may perfect be.
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 primary factor is proportions.
The proportions, too, in which the capital that is to support labour, and the capital that is invested in tools, machinery and buildings, may be variously combined.
'American Idol' became a juggernaut of epic proportions, but to me it was always like home.
Look, we are a rock group. But you should see all those things in perspective. People tend to blow up everything into ridiculous proportions. And then the fun is gone real soon.
When France resolved, along with England, to lend assistance in the legitimate defense of Poland, the realization burst on us that a conflict of awesome proportions was inevitable.
This is Port of Spain to me, a city ideal in its commercial and human proportions, where a citizen is a walker and not a pedestrian, and this is how Athens may have been before it became a cultural echo.
It is work and personal worth which make a State great both politically and industrially, and in my estimation they are to be found in largest proportions in the Democratic party.
Franklin Knight Lane
And it sends an important message to me, because I am sick to death to hear my opponent saying Republicans don't trust me. They do trust me, in landslide proportions, and they're proving it tonight. We're going to bury that for good.
Ben Nighthorse Campbell
The one big strategic error - which was a political error and an economic error of grand proportions - was the prescription drug bill.
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