Proportionate Quotes (4 quotes)
A teacher of mathematics has a great opportunity. If he fills his allotted time with drilling his students in routine operations he kills their interest, hampers their intellectual development, and misuses his opportunity. But if he challenges the curiosity of his students by setting them problems proportionate to their knowledge, and helps them to solve their problems with stimulating questions, he may give them a taste for, and some means of, independent thinking.
Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best. Genius must always have lapses proportionate to its triumphs.
The weakness of a soul is proportionate to the number of truths that must be kept from it.
Theories are like a stairway; by climbing, science widens its horizon more and more, because theories embody and necessarily include proportionately more facts as they advance.