The definition of what balance means to each of us is different, but there are some universal truths. For instance: each us needs a healthy work and life balance to be truly healthy and happy.
Others, like me, believe that your body, mind, and soul must be in balance to truly be at peace, to live a life of harmony. Too often, most of us live a life that is far out of balance – putting the things that are not as important first, or letting them tip the scales too far in one direction.
Here is a list of quotes from those who have learned the importance of balance in their lives, and hopefully it will inspire you to find balance in yours.
Thought-Provoking Quotes on Balance in Life
1.) “Moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance.” – Epicurus
2.) “Balance. The Ultimate Goal.”– Ricky Lankford
3.) “I have the feeling that in a balanced life one should die penniless. The trick is dismantling.” – Art Garfunkel
4.) “Fortunate, indeed, is the man who takes exactly the right measure of himself and holds a just balance between what he can acquire and what he can use.” – Peter Latham
5.) “Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.” – Robert Fulgham
6.) “Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.” – Thomas Merton
7.) “Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.” – Thomas Kinkade
8.) “The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.”- Euripides
9.) “They are sick that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing.” – William Shakespeare
10.) “Work, love and play are the great balance wheels of man’s being.”- Orison Swett Marden
11.) “Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other.”- Steven R. Covey
12.) “Problems arise in that one has to find a balance between what people need from you and what you need for yourself.”- Jessye Norman
13.) “A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.”- William Arthur Ward
14.) “We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance.”– Paul Boese
15.) “We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves.”- Francis J. Braceland
16.) “So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.”- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
17.) “What I dream of is an art of balance.”- Henri Matisse
18.) “The calm and balanced mind is the strong and great mind; the hurried and agitated mind is the weak one.” – Wallace D. Wattles
19.) “Next to love, balance is the most important thing.” – John Wooden
20.) “In all aspects of our lives balance is key. Doing one thing too much can cause upset, like the old saying goes, everything in moderation is the secret!” – Catherine Pulsifer
21.) “The problem is that technology has become an extra limb for some of us. It’s important to utilize this technology, but at the same time it’s important to know when to take a break from it.” – Alex Broches, Start Living…Now!
22.) “Like with anything in life, find the balance between too much work and being too lazy; between spending too much and being a scrooge; between being gone all the time and being in each other’s way; between talking each other’s ears off and dead silence.” – Christian Olsen, Marriage Tips
23.) “What most people don’t realize is that marriage is a union of not only to people in regard to the ceremony, the tradition, but also the legality of being married, but also interacting with this other human being in a way that is going to bring balance to both of your lives.” – Cathy Pearson, How To Keep Your Man, And Be His ‘One And Only’
24.) “The consistency in your person from home to work is vitally important so that you are in total balance at all times. Being out of balance means that your true self will start to be confused with what you pretend to be.” – Catherine Pulsifer
25.) “Our lives are a mixture of different roles. Most of us are doing the best we can to find whatever the right balance is . . . For me, that balance is family, work, and service.” – Hillary Rodham Clinton
More Inspiring Quotes on Balance
26.) “The critical part of a balance in life is choosing priorities. If you are trying to balance a family and a career, the choices are complex because both are important.” – Byron Pulsifer
27.) “A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your step as you walk the tightrope of life.” – William A Ward
28.) “I’m not suggesting you deny or suppress your emotions, but just discover for yourself what it takes for you to handle your emotions and stay balanced.” – Wendy Hearn
29.) “We need to introduce a little balance into your life. Part of this balance means not missing out on some of the marvels of life around you, the fun, some excitement, or other challenges in life.” – Catherine Pulsifer
30.) “The response through relaxation puts a stop to the overwhelming state of eagerness and brings our body, along with mind into a state of balance. Nervous systems can be brought.” – Mike Mitchell, Mindfulness: Mindfulness For Anxiety Relief
31.) “Through substitute activities, therapy, and hard work, grieving individuals can work through their anger and progress to live more balanced lives.” – Valerie Orr, Picking Up the Pieces: Learning to Live Through Grief After the Loss of a Loved One
32.) “As parents we often struggle with balancing our desire to make our children happy and setting boundaries.” – Ellen Trump, Frugal Kids: Teach Your Kids To Save, Invest and Spend Wisely
33.) “It’s not about balance, it’s about designing a work-home-family life that makes you feel good. A life you don’t need a vacation from.” – Jacqueline Fisch, Unfussy Mom: simplifying your life
34.) “While it is important to love others unselfishly, it is crucial to find a balance. When we compromise our needs and martyr ourselves to the point of depleting ourselves and neglecting our needs, we become out of balance.” – Jessica Minty, Codependency: Self Confidence
35.) “In addition to helping me feel better, healthier and more balanced, psychotherapy brought some unforeseen extra perks I would have never expected.” – Andrew Carley, Know ThySelf
36.) “It’s also important to give attention to your health and hygiene. Keep yourself healthy by exercising, eating a balanced diet, and sleeping right.” – Kathleen Rao, Self-Confidence
37.) “If we are stressed out, we won’t be ‘joyful mothers of children.’ Balance is key.” – Katherine Leigh, 3 Weeks to an Organized Homeschool
38.) “The workplace today is very demanding, and you really can’t have your life as a working mom the way it was before baby. So work-life balance for you should be about trade-offs at one time or the other.” – Grace Essen, Successful Working Mom
39.) “A good method of juggling different tasks is to always balance the short and long term tasks.” – Gretchen Pilar, Overcoming Laziness
40.) “Your beliefs should knock the scale way off balance leaning to the side of love. If the other side is weighed down with worry, guilt, shame, anger or frustration, choose right now to change that!” – Debbie Dixon, Over The Rainbow
41.) “Moderate activity can return us to fitness and continuous training will bring all the forces back in balance.” – Lorena Katz, Productivity: How To Be Productive
42.) “As time progresses, increase the amount of time spent for self-improvement, and less time on the mental junk food. Create a healthy balance, it’s no different than indulging in some cake here and there. Moderation, moderation, moderation!” – Curt Hinson, Sleeping Giant No More
43.) “Self-esteem is a matter of balance. Too much can tip over into haughtiness, arrogance, and the inability to admit when we have gone wrong.” – Alan Schmidt, Confidence
44.) “There is no limit to what great and beautiful things the human being can create with the power of a balanced mind that is open to the inspiration of GOD.” – Paul Odafe Akpomukai, Life without Stress and Pain
45.) “Pursuing your goal is in a sense, fired by internal motivation. Hence, you need a source of external motivation to keep things in balance.” – Ben Robinson, How To Become And Stay Motivated
46.) “However, it is one thing to be consumed by your future financial goals, and another thing to be making progress and enjoying the process with a more balanced life by doing what brings you joy.” – Maggie Thompson, Codepency: You’re Codependent – How To Stop Worrying and Love Yourself
47.) “Understand that building self-confidence is all about striking a balance in your life. The right amount of confidence can help a great deal in achieving what you want.” – Angel Graff, Self Esteem: Self Confidence
48.) “There are many successful businesses but few successful families. Yet, David O. McKay has said that ‘No other success can compensate for failure in the home.’ Without healthy relationships with family and friends, a person doesn’t truly have personal freedom. His life is out of balance.” – Benjamin P. Hardy, Slipstream Time Hacking: How to Cheat Time, Live More, and Enhance Happiness
Which of these quotes on balance did you like best?
Balance, like the word itself, is difficult for most of us to achieve. However, it’s necessary if we want to live content yet fulfilled lives.
How about you, are you living a balanced life right now? How important do you think is it for future success and contentment?
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