Quotes of proportional

  1. Time is a resource whose supply is inversely proportional to its demand. – Craig Bruce
  2. The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment he can tolerate. – Douglas Engelbart
  3. A man who cannot work without his hypodermic needle is a poor doctor. The amount of narcotic you use is inversely proportional to your skill. – Martin Henry Fischer
  4. When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us. – Sydney J. Harris
  5. Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out. – Michael Korda
  6. The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time. – John Stuart Mill
  7. Literature does not exist in a vacuum. Writers as such have a definite social function exactly proportional to their ability as writers. This is their main use. – Ezra Pound
  8. There is no proportional representation requirement in the Equal Protection Clause. – Cass Sunstein
  9. I used to be a fan of proportional representation, but I am not at all now I have seen it in action. – Helen Suzman
  10. The film of tomorrow will resemble the person who made it, and the number of spectators will be proportional to the number of friends the director has. – Francois Truffaut
  11. Now if this electron is displaced from its equilibrium position, a force that is directly proportional to the displacement restores it like a pendulum to its position of rest. – Pieter Zeeman

Usage examples for proportional

  1. John Stuart Mill's advocacy of Thomas Hare's system of proportional representation brought back to my mind Rowland Hill's clause in the Adelaide Municipal Bill with wider and larger issues. – An Autobiography by Catherine Helen Spence
  2. You may wonder how I brought in proportional representation, but I managed it. – An Autobiography by Catherine Helen Spence
  3. A City Charter Committee had been organized which, after the Upson Committee reported, proposed an amendment to the city's home rule charter embodying the city manager plan of municipal government and a small council of nine elected at large by proportional representation. – Frank H. Nelson of Cincinnati by Warren C. Herrick
  4. The oxidations at the cells are, therefore, under such control that the quantity of kinetic energy supplied to the body as a whole, and to the different organs, is proportional to the work that is done. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  5. Eudoxus and Archytas were the first who began to treat of this renowned science of mechanics, cleverly illustrating it, and proving such problems as were hard to understand, by means of solid and actual instruments, as, for instance, both of them resorted to mechanical means to find a mean proportional which is necessary for the solution of many other geometrical questions. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
  6. The yield of any crop is not directly proportional to the amount sown, unless all factors contributing to germination are alike. – Dry-Farming by John A. Widtsoe
  7. And after all, how are the partisans of proportional beauty agreed amongst themselves about the proportions of the human body? – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  8. As far as their mere money income is concerned there is some reason for thinking that the improvement has been as near as may be proportional with the increase of wealth. – Contemporary Socialism by John Rae
  9. He took off one or two more distances, and on comparing them with the proportional distances on the ordnance map, found them in every case as nearly correct as could be expected. – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
  10. A plan employed in several other states likewise aims to give each political party representation proportional to the number of votes cast by the party, regardless of whether the number is a minority or a majority. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  11. The vapor density of a gas is inversely proportional to the temperature. – An Introduction to Chemical Science by R.P. Williams
  12. The other involves both a return to the scrutin de liste and the adoption of a scheme of proportional representation. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  13. Also, the vapor density is directly proportional to the pressure, since a liter of any gas under a pressure of one atmosphere is reduced to half a liter under two atmospheres. – An Introduction to Chemical Science by R.P. Williams
  14. It was easily found that it would not be true to say that the periodic time is merely proportional to the mean distance. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  15. Domesticated animals alone afford the opportunity of ascertaining the proportional numbers at birth; but no records have been specially kept for this purpose. – The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition) by Charles Darwin
  16. 14. What is the nature and purpose of proportional representation? – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  17. After a little practice you should produce a circular swing with a diameter of at least eight inches; but your success will be directly proportional to the exclusiveness of your thought and to your efforts to hold the pencil still. – The Practice of Autosuggestion by C. Harry Brooks
  18. Owing to the reduced dosage, slight proportional fluctuations in the dosage do not produce the same variations in the amount of free chlorine which is the usual cause of complaints. – Chlorination of Water by Joseph Race
  19. On the proposed introduction of proportional representation in the federal government see p. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  20. Whether representation in your legislature is proportional to population. – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn