I think the one thing this picture shows that's new is the psychological disproportion of the kids' demands on the parents. Parents are often at fault but the kids have some work to do too.
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.
The U.N. bureaucracy has grown to elephantine proportions. Now that the Cold War is over we are asking that elephant to do gymnastics.
An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.
A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.
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.
There's evidence of a social decline in direct proportion to technology and the industrialization of the motion picture industry.
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.
Senator Douglas was very small not over four and a half feet height and there was a noticeable disproportion between the long trunk of his body and his short legs. His chest was broad and indicated great strength of lungs.
I am deeply concerned with the diminution of the teaching strength of the country as a result of the disproportionately low salaries that are paid to teachers throughout the country.
Difficulty my brethren is the nurse of greatness - a harsh nurse who roughly rocks her foster - children into strength and athletic proportion.
When I write down my thoughts they do not escape me. This action makes me remember my strength which I forget at all times. I educate myself proportionately to my captured thought. I aim only to distinguish the contradiction between my mind and nothingness.
It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.
Rocket science has been mythologized all out of proportion to its true difficulty.
A person that much interested in science is going to neglect his social life somewhat but not completely because that isn't healthy either. So one has to work it out according to one's own inclinations how one wants to proportion these things.
Just after World War II this country led the world in science by every way you could measure it yet the number of scientists was a tiny proportion of what it is now.
I am one of those scientists who feels that it is no longer enough just to get on and do science. We have to devote a significant proportion of our time and resources to defending it from deliberate attack from organised ignorance.
Well unfortunately I have always regretted the fact that I have a temper but I also have you know have great love and respect for all of the people that have worked for me. I think like everything else this is one of those things that has been blown out of proportion.
Modern societies march towards morality in proportion as they leave religion behind.
One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive. The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions in 40 developing nations.
Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.
Poetry fettered fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry painting and music are destroyed or flourish.
I enjoy about 1 out of 100 movies it's about the same proportion to books published that I care to read.
I'm not overly alarmist about it but I do think there are some worrying signs like the growing accumulation of wealth by a very small proportion of the population plus elections in the US are much more dominated by money than anywhere else calling itself a democracy.