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“It has been stated that the social progress of a community is in direct proportion to the number of its dinner-parties; and in all ages they have doubtless been productions of a friendly relationship betwixt nations, and the more intimate friendship of the cultivated and refined.”
“On the one hand, Newton claimed that the velocity of a body in motion remains constant in the absence of any other forces.37 A corollary to the theory that the force exerted on a body is equal to its mass times its acceleration, or F=ma, is that the speed of a body in motion increases in direct proportion to the amount of force exerted upon it—which, in turn, means there should not be a limit to how fast a given object can travel.”
“You sit there across from your date eating tiramisu, and instead of thinking what a nice guy he is, you find yourself thinking about trends in desserts and how they always seem to be gooey and calorie-laden in direct proportion to the obsession with dieting.”
“But his weakness was in direct proportion to his strength, and it lay in his inability to foresee or appreciate the consequence of his actions, or, more simply said, the fact that a cable-strung wrecking ball is designed to swing both ways.”
“Page 14 has been in direct proportion to the prevalence among them of this same traditional principle; * while just in proportion to its abandonment has the door been opened for new notions, new translations, new interpretations, heresies, schisms, fanaticisms ..”
“He was a domineering man, the kind of old-fashioned, lift-by-the-bootstraps type whose affection was meted out in direct proportion to your success.”
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