One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. How to do it?
— Leonardo da Vinci

A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator the smaller the fraction.
Leo Tolstoy smaller quote

I'm sorry you are wiser, I sorry you are taller; I liked you better foolish and I liked you better smaller.
— Aline Murray Kilmer

A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller.
— Paul Klee

War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.
— H. L. Mencken