50+ Yin Yang Quotes To Help You Find Balance

Georgia Stone
Dec 12, 2023 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Jan 21, 2021
Yin Yang quotes can help you find balance.

Yin Yang are two halves that, together, represent a whole.

When you divide something into Yin and Yang, it upsets the balance and equilibrium of wholeness. That is why it is believed that both halves chase one another to seek a new balance.

According to Ancient Chinese philosophy, the principle of Yin and Yang is that these are two contradictory and inseparable opposites. A few examples of this include old and young, and female and male. The concept is applicable in every aspect of the world including nature, art and everyday life.

Yin translates to "the moon", it is understood as a covert, or negative symbol, whereas Yang translates to "the sun", and is seen as an overt, or positive symbol.

In this article, we have provided a list of Yin Yang quotes including a Yin Yang couple quote, some love sayings inspired from Yin and Yang, quotes from Yin and Yang poems, Yin Yang balance quotes, Yin Yang relationship quotes, and Yin to my Yang analogies.

If you find this list of Yin Yang quotes interesting, you can check out other articles from Kidadl like these balance quotes and world peace quotes.

So, egt reading to discover the best Yin and Yang love quotes, Yin Yang couple quotes, Yin Yang friendship quotes, Yin to my Yang quotes, and Yin Yang funny quotes, enjoy!

Inspirational Quotes About Yin And Yang

Here are a few inspirational Yin Yang quotes and sayings that will help you accept every facet of your life.

1. “The old age old story of Yin & Yang... Every positive side has a negative side too. Which are you?”

- Timothy Pina.

2. "Yin and yang... The dualities that make us human. As though our lives play out on an immense balance scale - move one way, the scale tips to the left, but move the other, and it swings around to the right.”

- Abramelin Keldor.

3. “When one teaches, two learn.”

- Unknown*.

4. “All that we do is governed by the law of opposites in which every so-called positive act is exactly and equally balanced by its opposite.”

- Tony Parsons.

5. “How I spend my time is my right but in the end, it still affects those I don't leave time for. There's a yin and yang in life. But people seriously don't ever realize it until it's too late.”

- Rachel Van Dyken.

6. “Now, I know I am not a craftsman... but greatness is in the act of creation and not necessarily in the finished product. Creating is the yin to the yang of our consumption and the doorway to beauty that we all want to walk through. Creating is how I tell the world I love it."

- Kevin Hearne.

7. “It is important to find a balance of yin and yang, not just in qigong, but in everyday life. In movement, seek stillness and rest. In rest, be mindful and attentive.”

- Ken Cohen.

8. “As with lemon juice, the more sorrel you use, the more it has to be balanced with something sweet, starchy or creamy, it's a yin-yang approach to cooking that I find rather calming.”

- Yotam Ottolenghi.

9. “The dreams of existence of that we call time, space, matter, subject, object, yin, yang - everything flows forth from this tai chi.”

- Frederick Lenz.

10. “Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to avoid the force of the attack upon your body, mind, or emotions, and apply your response to the weak point. In other words, yield to the yang and push on the yin.”

- Jan Kauskas.

11. “Yin and yang are the left and right hands of the infinite  -  creator, destroyer, and reproducer of everything that exists.”

- George Ohsawa.

12. “Nothing is completely yin nor is it completely yang. All things in the material universe contain the seed of their opposite force... Therefore, yin can become yang and yang can also become yin, though both yin and yang are needed for the whole to be complete.”

- Chang Sok Suh.

13. “The motion of yin and yang generates all things in nature.”

- Meh Jiuzhang and Guo Lei.

14. “There's eternal opposition between yin and yang. No third party at all, but treason occurs sometimes.”

- Toba Beta.

15. “The motion of yin/yang is a circular one - more a spiraling one - ever changing between one phase and the other. As yin fulfills itself, inherent within it are the seeds of yang, and visa versa.”

- Rodney L. Taylor.

16. “Given a choice I want to do a yin and yang tattoo on the middle of my chest and right next to my heart.”

- Daisy Shah.

17. “Good necessitates evil and the two sides of that disk are not always clearly marked.”

- Ann Leckie, ‘Ancillary Justice’.

18. “Freedom without discipline is foolish, discipline without freedom is insanity.”

- Ilona Mialik.

19. “Yin is stronger and more abundant than Yang, but Yang is more obvious and active. There is more water on earth than fire, for example, but fire phenomena such as lightning are more exciting and attract more attention.”

- Daniel Reid.

20. “Yin and yang are wonderful concepts, the balance and harmony of life.”

- Chris Mimnagh.

Famous Yin And Yang Quotes

Here is a list of famous Yin and Yang quotes. Let these Yin Yang sayings inspire you.

21. “Yin and yang, male and female, strong and weak, rigid and tender, heaven and earth, light and darkness, thunder and lightning, cold and warmth, good and evil... the interplay of opposite principles constitutes the universe.”

- Confucius.

22. “When I saw that combination of grace and power, the fast and the soft, the yin and the yang, that's what I'd been looking for.

- Lou Reed.

23. “We are not meant to be perfect, we are meant to be whole.”

- Jane Fonda.

24. “Countless words count less than the silent balance between yin and yang”

— Laozi.

25. “He was the yin to my yang, the sparkly jumpsuit to my Elvis.”

- Brooke Moss.

26. “It is yin and yang. Light is the left hand of darkness .”

- Ursula K. Le Guin.

27. “There is no life without death. That is the true meaning of yin and yang.”

- Lisa See.

28. “An objective viewpoint was beyond her; she was single-minded to a fault.”

— Alison Weir.    

29. “I've gone pretty high at times so I think the yin yang of that is going pretty low.”

- Rick Springfield.

30. “Yin and Yang are one vital force -  the primordial aura.”

- Wang Yangming.

31. “Yin-Yang is more than just a concept of opposites, it is the beginning of all things, an energy, a wholeness.”

- Gary Erickson.

32. “It takes two to Tao.”

― Ana Claudia Antunes.

33. “Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent.”

— Dr. Seuss.

34. “It's not about binary but awareness of Oneness riddle. Between two extremes I choose the way in the middle.”

― Ana Claudia Antunes, ‘The Tao Of Physical And Spiritual’.

35. “All in the eye of the beholder - some of the most destructive forces in the world (fire & water), can also have the power of beauty.”

― Martin R. Lemieux.

36. “I nurture my feminine energy and honor my yin power.”

― Amy Leigh Mercree.

37. “My soul has been severed in two, like Yin and Yang, these parts interlace. Only, both are beasts.”

― Ilse V. Rensburg, ‘Blood Sipper’.

38. “Pain and pleasure are the yin and yang of love.”

― J. Earp.

39. “We are the yin and the yang of the creative process.”

- Cynthia Weil.

40. “There is a difference between a good society and a society that fakes goodness.”

- Kirtida Gautam.

Positive Yin Yang Short Quotes

Read these Yin and Yang sayings to find some much-needed positivity in your life. Yin and Yang quotes always provide a new perspective on potential problems.

41. “The reason as to why we are attracted to our opposites is because they are our salvation from the burden of being ourselves.”

- Kamand Kojouri.

42. “Yin and Yang. Big and small. You and me.”

- Hilary Bader.

43. “You know, yin and yang represents harmony of opposites. Man, woman, dark, light.”      

- Christopher Keyser.

44. “Within each of us lies conflicting forces: yin and yang, light and dark, good and evil.”      

- David Slack.

45. “The essence of yin and yang centers on the tension between two halves of a whole that are both divided and connected.”

- Angellia Moore.

46. “When there is harmony, Yin balances the Yang and Yang balances the Yin.”

- Brendan Kelly.

47. “Of the ways to achieve success, expanding and contracting in accordance with the Yin and the Yang is the most precious.”    

- Zhong Guan.

48. “Heaven and earth are constant and there is one yin and one yang. Yang is heaven's virtue and Yin is heaven's use of punishments.”

- Robin Wang.

49. “Yin and Yang are the two opposites which control the universe and thus the human body.”

- George Lucas.

50. “In the black, there is some white, in the wrong, there is some right, in the dark, there is some light, in the blind, there is some sight.

- Abhinyana.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Yin Yang quotes, then why not take a look at these [yogi quotes] or [cheesy inspirational quotes] that will always inspire you?

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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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