70 Inspirational 'Balance' Quotes About Juggling Life

Georgia Stone
Dec 12, 2023 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Feb 02, 2021
Edited by Luca Demetriou
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It is said that anything can be dangerous in excess.

Even too much of a good thing can be bad. One always needs, therefore, to exercise moderation.

Balance in life, in general, has a more specific meaning. It is the ability to give time to everything important for your livelihood.

Your workplace, career, your loved ones, and finally, yourself. Failing to attain this balance means you fall short on one side or the other.

Believe it or not - every human being needs all of these things to live a fulfilling life of enrichment and happiness. Even so, it is normal for us to not be naturally good at balancing all these aspects.

School certainly does not teach us how to find balance; it is simply a life lesson one has to learn by themselves. So here is a collection of insightful quotes on balancing these different aspects of your life.

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Wise Quotes On Balance To Remember

To bring balance in your life is to understand yourself and the world around you more vividly. Here are some general quotes on balance that might help you find that understanding.

1. "Next to love, balance is the most important thing."

- John Wooden.

2. "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.

3. "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.

4. "Too much of one thing can end up creating stress; this is something that no one needs in their life. But living a life in balance can provide harmony and peace."

- Catherine Pulsifer.

5. "Giving to others will not take away from what you have but will in fact add to your life."

- Catherine Pulsifer.

6. "It is almost impossible to throw dirt on someone without getting a little on yourself."

-Abigail van Buren.

7. "Balance is not something you find, it's something you create."

- Jana Kingsford.

8. "A good method of juggling different tasks is to always balance the short and long term tasks."

- Gretchen Pilar.

9. "Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward."

- Maxwell Maltz.

10. "I see a world on the edge of a blade. Without balance, it will fall."

- Victoria Aveyard.

11. "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.

12. "To know your purpose is to live a life of direction, and in that direction is found peace and tranquility."

- Byron Pulsifer.

13. "We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance."

- Paul Boese.

14. "The hero is a mind of such balance that no disturbances can shake his will, but pleasantly, and, as it were, merrily, he advances to his own music, alike in frightful alarms and in the tipsy mirth of universal dissoluteness."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

15. "Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony."

- Thomas Merton.

16. "Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life."

- Gregory Peck.

17. "The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves."

- Steven Spielberg.

18. "I have the feeling that in a balanced life one should die penniless. The trick is dismantling. "

- Art Garfunkel.

19. "He felt that there is a loose balance of good and evil, and that the art of living consists in getting the greatest good out of the greatest evil."

- Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis.

20. "Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important."

- Stephen R. Covey.

21. "They are sick that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing."

- William Shakespeare.

22. "Justice is balance in human affairs. Balance is wider than justice, since it includes justice and more than justice."

- Orlando Jay Smith.

23. "You shouldn't fear boundaries, but you should not be afraid of destroying them."

- Haruki Murakami.

24. "Anything that's too much turns adverse. Shift your traits to their neutrality and they become your power."

- Alyaa Sadek.

25. "The separation of feminine and masculine has torn us into pieces. The balance of feminine and masculine will bring us back to peace."

- Reena Kumarasingham.

26. "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.

27. "A good spicy challenge strikes a balance between flavor and fear."

- Adam Richman.

28. "I have my mantra about silhouette, proportion, and fit. I believe that when they are in harmony and balance, you'll look great in anything."

- Tim Gunn.

29. "The goal is serenity. Balance. Truly finding peace in your own skin."

- Rachel Brathen.

30. "Balance is the perfect state of still water. Let that be our model."

- Confucius.

31. "I balanced all, brought all to mind,

The years to come seemed waste of breath,

A waste of breath the years behind

In balance with this life, this death."

- W.B. Yeats.

Select Self-Care Quotes About Balance

Often in the busywork of life, one forgets to take care of themselves. Here are some quotes about balancing your daily life and caring about others with the very human need for caring about oneself.

32. "Understand that building self-confidence is all about striking a balance in your life."

- Angel Graff.

33. "The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for."

- Oscar Wilde.

34. "Create a healthy balance, it's no different than indulging in some cake here and there. Moderation, moderation, moderation!"

- Curt Hinson.

35. "Most people struggle with life balance simply because they haven't paid the price to decide what is really important to them."

- Stephen Covey.

36. "We have overstretched our personal boundaries and forgotten that true happiness comes from living an authentic life fueled with a sense of purpose and balance."

- Dr. Kathleen Hall.

37. "Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow."

- Eleanor Brownn.

38. "Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance."

- Epicurus.

39. "Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away."

- Barbara De Angelis.

40. "We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves."

- Francis J. Braceland.

41. "In other words, discipline itself must be disciplined. The type of discipline required to discipline discipline is what I call balancing."

- M. Scott Peck.

42. "Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape."

- bell hooks.

43. "You can't have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you."

- Marissa Mayer.

44. "The care, therefore, of every man's soul belongs unto himself."

- John Locke.

45. "You can't really be present for the people in your life if you aren't taking care of yourself."

- Kerry Washington.

Inspirational Quotes for Work-Life Balance

Some careers are simply much more demanding than others. But no matter the workload, one also needs a personal life outside their professional life. These quotes are powerful. Here are some quotes about the need to balance the two.

46. "One of the major issues plaguing human potential in the corporate world today is work-life balance. The term itself diminishes our ability to make the case that work can be a richly rewarding part of a person's life and should in many ways be personal."

- Matthew Kelly.

47. "It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

48. "Problems arise in that one has to find a balance between what people need from you and what you need for yourself."

- Jessye Norman.

49. "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."

- Catherine Pulsifer.

50. "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.

51. "You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life."

- Heather Schuck, 'The Working Mom Manifesto', 2013.

52. "Work-life balance, work-life effectiveness, personal and professional satisfaction—or whatever you choose to call it—is not an entitlement or benefit. Your company cannot give it to you. You have to create it for yourself."

- Matthew Kelly.

53. "There's no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences."

- Jack Welch.

54. "I spend most of my time thinking about how to connect the world and serve our community better, but a lot of that time isn't in our office or meeting with people or doing what you'd call real work. I take a lot of time just to read and think about things by myself."

- Mark Zuckerberg.

55. "The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities."

- Stephen R. Covey.

56. "We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in."

- Arianna Huffington.

57. "It's all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family."

- Philip Green.

58. "You can have it all. You just can't have it all at once."

- Oprah Winfrey.

59. "Work, love and play are the great balance wheels of man's being."

- Orison Swett Marden.

60. "I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles."

- Zig Zigler.

61. "When in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose work."

- Anna Quindlen.

62. "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 Fulghum.

63. "Justice is balance in human affairs. Balance is wider than justice, since it includes justice and more than justice."

- Orlando Jay Smith.

64. "It's not about balance, it's about designing a work-home-family life that makes you feel good."

- Jaqueline Fisch.

65. "A good method of juggling different tasks is to always balance the short and long term tasks."

- Gretchen Pillar.

66. "A balanced inner calmness radiates from a peaceful centre."

- Donna Goddard.

67. "When I am in balance with the vibration of the sun, the moon, the stars and the planets I am ultimately connected to the Universe."

- Debbie A. Anderson.

68. "It takes balanced life and a firm trust in God to ride the waves of life."

- Martin Uzochukwu Ugwu.

69. "Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work."

- Gustave Flaubert.

70. "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life."

- Dolly Parton.

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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