I've been fooling around with phrases and they all seem to have to do with quantity. "Less is More" is a fun one.
In 1855 Robert Browning got the ball rolling when he penned the poem "The Faultless Painter". Then, the rock band, Mind, Body and Soul sang, "You know, baby you crowding me out. Haven't you heard less is more." In my little world, I think I'd like to say that the less rap I hear, the "More the Better" I feel.
How often do we hear, "The Bigger, the Better?" We also hear, "Good Things Come in Small Packages." Obviously, those quotes don't mesh at all, so which should be considered correct? The biggest belly flop is always a hit, yet Aesop said, "Little By Little Does the Trick." I think that "The More the Merrier" is fairly self explanatory, however that isn't always true in terms of house guests or bed bugs. Ol' Elvis crooned, " Well you've got to be a man. You've got to take a stand..." Only the Strong Survive." But then, there is the ' Fifty- Pound Weakling' who has lived to a rip old age. And, "The Older The Better" can only be an asset in the wine or cheese industries.
Finally- yes I'm getting there and thanks for hangin' in - "Some Authors Should be Paid by the Quantity not Written." Tee Hee.