Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
— Anais Nin

Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.
Niccolo Machiavelli shrinks quote

A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.
— Zora Neale Hurston

The more the division of labor and the application of machinery extend, the more does competition extend among the workers, the more do their wages shrink together.
— Karl Marx

In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility
— shrinks quotation by John F. Kennedy