quote by Leon Trotsky

Bureaucracy and social harmony are inversely proportional to each other.

— Leon Trotsky

Most Powerful Inversions quotations

The strength to kill is not essential for self-defence; one ought to have the strength to die.

The desire to maximize the number of winning trades (or minimize the number of losing trades) works against the trader. The success rate of trades is the least important performance statistic and may even be inversely related to performance.

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.

In flying, the probability of survival is inversely proportional to the angle of arrival.

The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts- the less you know the hotter you get.

Because gratitude is the key to happiness, anything that undermines gratitude must undermine happiness. And nothing undermines gratitude as much as expectations. There is an inverse relationship between expectations and gratitude: The more expectations you have, the less gratitude you will have.

Memory as an inversion of historical time is the essence of interiority.

I tend to follow a very nocturnal sort of existence mainly because I don't much care for sunlight. Bright colors of any kind depress me, in fact. And my moods are more or less inversely related to the clarity of the sky, on any given day.... my private motto has always been that behind every silver lining there is a cloud.

In any given society the authority of man over man runs in inverse proportion to the intellectual development of that society.

My moods are inversely related to the clarity of the sky.

The Law of Triviality... briefly stated, it means that the time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.

Market value is irrelevant to intrinsic value.

... Unqualified judgment can at most claim to decide the market-value - a value that can be in inverse proportion to the intrinsic value.

One knows that frontal and/or profile photography is torn to pieces.

.. Inversely, what remains of the photograph must be seen as a fragment coming to fill a gap in the drawing.

Yet time and space are but inverse measures of the force of the soul. The spirit sports with time.

There thus appears to be an inverse correlation between recovery and psychotherapy; the more psychotherapy, the smaller the recovery rate.

There is no inverse relationship between freedom and security.

Less of one does not lead to more of the other. People with no rights are not safe from terrorist attack.

I verily believe that a man's way with women is in inverse ratio to his prowess among men. The weakling and the saphead have often great ability to charm the fair sex, while the fighting man who can face a thousand real dangers unafraid, sits hiding in the shadows like some frightened child.

A player's ability to rebound is inversely proportional to the distance between where he was born and the nearest railroad tracks. The greater distance you live from the poor side of the railroad tracks, the less likely that you will be a good rebounder.

The sensitivity of men to small matters, and their indifference to great ones, indicates a strange inversion.

The usefulness of a meeting is in inverse proportion to the attendance.

Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held.

In the history of mankind there are recorded two great Inversions.

The first, set forth by the Nazarene to the effect that love is a greater power and more real than vengeance. The second proclaimed the earth to be a sphere revolving in its course around the sun. These affirmations were made in the face of all evidence sacred to the contrary.

I have discovered in 20 years of moving around a ballpark, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats.

I have long held the opinion that the amount of noise that anyone can bear undisturbed stands in inverse proportion to his mental capacity and therefore be regarded as a pretty fair measure of it.

The amount of violations of human rights in a country is always an inverse function of the amount of complaints about human rights violations heard from there. The greater the number of complaints being aired, the better protected are human rights in that country.

There's a perceived inverse relation between looks and talent.

Look at Charlize Theron - she made herself ugly for 'Monster' and suddenly everyone said 'she's a genius.' It shouldn't be like that.

The value of an ad is in inverse ratio to the number of times it has been used.

The amount of time that a young girl spends wearing pink will be inversely proportional to her future income.

The more psychotherapy, the smaller the recovery rate.

In any enterprise, your perspiration will be inversely proportional to your preparation.

Furthermore, America suffers not only from a lack of standards, but also not infrequently from a confusion or an inversion of standards.

There's an idea I came across a few years ago that I love: My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance and in inverse proportion to my expectations. That's the key for me. If I can accept the truth of 'This is what I'm facing - not what can I expect but what I am experiencing now' - then I have all this freedom to do other things.

The true nature of bureaucracy may be nowhere more obvious to the observer than in a developing country, for only there will it still be made manifest by the full complement of documents, files, veneered desks and cabinets - which convey the strict and inverse relationship between productivity and paperwork.

The quality of moral behavior varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings involved.