Thales was doubtless familiar with other theorems, not recorded by the ancients. It has been inferred that he knew the sum of the three angles of a triangle to be equal to two right angles, and the sides of equiangular triangles to be proportional.
It was an example of what he thought of as the Law of Controversy: Passion was inversely proportional to the amount of real information available.gregory benford
"The health of a nation is inversely proportional to the number of laws needed to govern it."thomas frey
If two stones were placed... near each other, and beyond the sphere of influence of a third cognate body, these stones, like two magnetic needles, would come together in the intermediate point, each approaching the other by a space proportional to the comparative mass of the other.johannes kepler
The value of a book about dealing with children is inversely proportional to the number of times it contains the word behavior.alfie kohn
Bisexuality is the proportional representation of sexuality in a world where most of us - straight or gay - operate a first-past-the-post system.mark steyn
Whether we take these characters then, or such minor ones as those which are derivable from the proportional length of the spines in the cervical vertebrae, and the like, there is no doubt whatsoever as to the marked difference between Man and the Gorilla; but there is as little, that equally marked differences, of the very same order, obtain between the Gorilla and the lower apes.thomas henry huxley
The number of one's possible fantasies is inversely proportional to the amount of one's liquid assets. For him who has everything dreams are no longer possible.stanisław lem
In every branch of knowledge the progress is proportional to the amount of facts on which to build, and therefore to the facility of obtaining data.james clerk maxwell
Bureaucracy and social harmony are inversely proportional to each other.
The development of Indian trigonometry , based on sine as against chord of the Greeks , a necessity for astronomical calculations with his own concise notation which expresses the full sine table in just one couplet for easy remembrance. One of the two methods suggested by him for the sine table is based on the property that the second order sine differences were proportional to sines themselves.
The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment he can tolerate.
"Personal density," Kurt Mondaugen in his Peenemünde office not too many steps away from here, enunciating the Law which will one day bear his name, "is directly proportional to temporal bandwidth." "Temporal bandwidth," is the width of your present, your now . It is the familiar "? t" considered as a dependent variable. The more you dwell in the past and in the future, the thicker your bandwidth, the more solid your persona. But the narrower your sense of Now, the more tenuous you are.