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99 Quotes That Give Insight into Living a Balanced Life

Karabo Baloyi
Jun 20, 2022
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Do you feel like there is too much going on in your life? Does it ever feel like work is taking over and you don't have time for yourself or your loved ones? Here are 104 quotes to give you some insight into the importance of living a balanced life.

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The world we live in is more fast-paced than ever before. Work demands more from us, while our families and loved ones need us to be present.

It's easy to feel pulled to one area of our lives while neglecting other areas. The moment we think that our lives are spinning apart, it is essential to slow down and find ways to regain a sense of control.

Some of the ways we can do this are to meditate, journal, and even seek professional help. But in the meantime, here are 104 quotes to help us slow down and regain a sense of balance in our lives.

Abigail Van Buren 's quote: "If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money on them." | Image: AmoDays

Abigail Van Buren 's quote: "If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money on them." | Image: AmoDays

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LIVING A BALANCED LIFE FOR FAMILY

"I have so much admiration for women who are mothers, who balance family and work." — Beyonce

“Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls – family, health, friends, integrity — are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.” — Gary Keller

"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

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"If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money on them." — Abigail Van Buren

“If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” — Mother Teresa

Alice Roosevelt Longworth 's quote: "I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches." | Image: AmoDays

Alice Roosevelt Longworth 's quote: "I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches." | Image: AmoDays

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“When I think about work-life balance, I don't imagine it as a perfect day where I got to spend the exact right amount of time having an impact at work and snuggling with my kids at home. I never achieve that. But over the course of a month, or a quarter, or a year, I try to make time for the people and experiences I value.” — Jane Park

"It`s all about the quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family." — Philip Green

"The more often you decline invitations to spend time with friends or family because you are too busy with either work or other activities, the more you should realize that your life is not in balance." — Byron Pulsifer

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“When you’re gone, would you rather have your gravestone say, ‘He never missed a meeting’? Or one that said, ‘He was a great father.'” — Steve Blank

QUOTES ON CAREER BALANCE

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

Hillary Clinton's quote: “Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.” | Image: AmoDays

Hillary Clinton's quote: “Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.” | Image: AmoDays

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“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 Ziglar

“The hardest thing to find in life is balance — especially, the more success you have, the more you look to the other side of the gate.” — Celine Dion

“You don’t have to make yourself miserable to be successful.” — Andrew Wilkinson

“Struggle doesn’t make success happen. In fact, struggle can prevent success from happening. If you seek struggle you’ll find it. If you seek, you will find it.” — Rich Fettke

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"Focus on being balanced - success is balance." — Laila Ali

Jane Park's quote: “When I think about work-life balance, I don't imagine it as a perfect day where I got to spend the exact right amount of time having an impact at work and snuggling with my kids at home. I never achieve that. But over the course of a month, or a quarter, or a year, I try to make time for the people and experiences I value.” | Image: AmoDays

Jane Park's quote: “When I think about work-life balance, I don't imagine it as a perfect day where I got to spend the exact right amount of time having an impact at work and snuggling with my kids at home. I never achieve that. But over the course of a month, or a quarter, or a year, I try to make time for the people and experiences I value.” | Image: AmoDays

"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

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"I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer." — Jim Carrey

"Work, love, and play are the great balance wheels of man’s being." — Orison Swett Marden

“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

“Most people chase success at work, thinking that will make them happy. The truth is that happiness at work will make you successful.” — Alexander Kjerulf

Anna Quindlen's quote: "I wish I had not been in a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less." | Image: AmoDays 

Anna Quindlen's quote: "I wish I had not been in a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less." | Image: AmoDays

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“Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.” — Hillary Clinton

“You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life. — Heather Schuck

“Women, in particular, need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we’re scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don’t have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own to-do list.” — Michelle Obama

"Do we work for and pay for all this convenience in order to live our lives, or do we live our lives in order to work for and pay for all this convenience?" — Colin Beavan

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“You can’t do a good job if your job is all you do.” — Katie Thurmes

 Art Garfunkel's quote: "I have the feeling that in a balanced life one should die penniless. The trick is dismantling." | Image: Amoays 

Art Garfunkel's quote: "I have the feeling that in a balanced life one should die penniless. The trick is dismantling." | Image: Amoays

“Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.” — Gustave Flaubert

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QUOTES ON BALANCING TIME FOR A BALANCE LIFE

“Life will always get busy, make time to do the things you love.” — Lailah Gifty Akita

“So find your rhythm, understand what makes you resentful, and protect it. You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you. And thinking that way empowers you to work really hard for a really long period of time.” — Marissa Mayer

“Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices.” — Betsy Jacobson

 Barbara De Angelis 's quote: "Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away." | Image: AmoDays

Barbara De Angelis 's quote: "Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away." | Image: AmoDays

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“Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.” — Thomas Edison

"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life." — Charles Darwin

"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

"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

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“You have to balance your passions, not your time.” — Lisa Sugar

Beyonce's quote: "I have so much admiration for women who are mothers, who balance family and work." | Image: AmoDays 

Beyonce's quote: "I have so much admiration for women who are mothers, who balance family and work." | Image: AmoDays

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” — Charles Buxton

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"I`ve learned that you can`t have everything and do everything at the same time." — Oprah Winfrey

"Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important." — Stephen R. Covey

"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable." — Sydney J. Harris

“A time for everything: A time to relax and a time to be busy, a time to frolic and a time to labor, a time to receive and a time to give, a time to begin and a time to finish.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Zig Ziglar's quote: “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.” | Image: AmoDays

Zig Ziglar's quote: “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.” | Image: AmoDays

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“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” — Michael Altshuler

"Always take some of the play, fun, freedom, and wonder of the weekend into your week and your work.” — Rasheed Ogunlaru

QUOTES ON HOW TO HAVE BALANCE IN LIFE

"I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches." — Alice Roosevelt Longworth

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

 Charles Schulz 's quote: "I think I’ve discovered the secret of life — you just hang around until you get used to it." | Image: AmoDays

Charles Schulz 's quote: "I think I’ve discovered the secret of life — you just hang around until you get used to it." | Image: AmoDays

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“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”’ — Rabindranath Tagore

"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

"Life is the game that must be played." — Edwin Arlington Robinson

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

Gary Keller's quote: “Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls – family, health, friends, integrity — are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.” | Image: AmoDays

Gary Keller's quote: “Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls – family, health, friends, integrity — are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.” | Image: AmoDays

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

"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

"Self-care is how you take your power back." — Lalah Delia

"Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." — Mark Twain

"Find your balance and stand with it. Find your song and sing it out. Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance. Find the questions that only you know how to ask and the answers that you are content to not know." — Mary Anne Radmacher

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 Lailah Gifty Akita's quote: “Life will always get busy, make time to do the things you love.” | Image: AmoDays

Lailah Gifty Akita's quote: “Life will always get busy, make time to do the things you love.” | Image: AmoDays

"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

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"Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony." — Thomas Merton

"To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short." — Confucius

"Everything in moderation, and there`s a perfect balance in this life if we can find it." — Ryan Robbins

"I wish I had not been in a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less." — Anna Quindlen

Michelle Obama's quote: “Women, in particular, need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we’re scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don’t have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own to-do list.” | Image: AmoDays

Michelle Obama's quote: “Women, in particular, need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we’re scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don’t have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own to-do list.” | Image: AmoDays

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

"I think I’ve discovered the secret of life — you just hang around until you get used to it." — Charles Schulz

"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

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself." — Harvey Fierstein

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"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can." — Danny Kaye

 Byron Pulsifer 's quote: "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." | Image: AmoDays

Byron Pulsifer 's quote: "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." | Image: AmoDays

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind." — Dr. Seuss

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"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how." — Friedrich Nietzsche

"Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing." — Harriet Braiker

WISE QUOTES ON LIVING A BALANCED LIFE

"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." — Henry Ellis

"A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master gardener of his soul, the director of his life." — James Allen

Marissa Mayer's quote: “So find your rhythm, understand what makes you resentful, and protect it. You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you. And thinking that way empowers you to work really hard for a really long period of time.” | Image: AmoDays

Marissa Mayer's quote: “So find your rhythm, understand what makes you resentful, and protect it. You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you. And thinking that way empowers you to work really hard for a really long period of time.” | Image: AmoDays

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"Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create." — Jana Kingsford

"There is no decision that we can make that doesn`t come with some sort of balance or sacrifice." — Simon Sinek

“Better learn balance. Balance is key.” — Mr. Miyagi

“Work, love, and play are the great balance wheels of man's being.” — Orison Swett Marden

"It`s a paradox. How does one balance living in the now with preparing responsibly for the future? The key to this dilemma lies in the distinction between worrying about the future and preparing for the future. The two concepts are not at all the same." — Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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 Arianna Huffington's quote: "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.” | Image: AmoDays

Arianna Huffington's quote: "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.” | Image: AmoDays

"Happiness depends on how you balance your life’s equations between positive and negative experiences and attitudes." — Kall

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

"Next to love, balance is the most important thing." — John Wooden

"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

"The calm and balanced mind is the strong and great mind; the hurried and agitated mind is the weak one." — Wallace D. Wattles

 Betsy Jacobson's quote: “Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices.” | Image: AmoDays

Betsy Jacobson's quote: “Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices.” | Image: AmoDays

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"It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade." — Henry Ward Beecher

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

"A true balance between work and life comes with knowing that your life activities are integrated, not separated." — Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

"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

"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground." — Theodore Roosevelt

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Mother Teresa's quote: “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” | Image: AmoDays

Mother Teresa's quote: “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” | Image: AmoDays

"The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly — that is what each of us is here for." Oscar Wilde

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"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

“No, they didn’t have any money, the sea was dangerous and men were lost, but it was a satisfying life in a way people today do not understand. There was a joinery of lives all worked together, smooth in places, or lumpy, but joined. The work and the living you did was the same things, not separated out like today.” — Annie Proulx

Thomas Edison's quote: “Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.” | Image: AmoDays

Thomas Edison's quote: “Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.” | Image: AmoDays

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ADVICE ON THE VALUE OF BALANCE IN LIFE

"We are always getting ready to live but never living." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

"They are sick that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing." — William Shakespeare

"You can maintain work-life balance even while pursuing careers." — Chanda Kochhar

"Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life." — Dolly Parton

"It is better to rise from life as from a banquet - neither thirsty nor drunken." — Aristotle

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Celine Dion's quote: “The hardest thing to find in life is balance — especially, the more success you have, the more you look to the other side of the gate.” | Image: AmoDays

Celine Dion's quote: “The hardest thing to find in life is balance — especially, the more success you have, the more you look to the other side of the gate.” | Image: AmoDays

"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

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"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

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." — Albert Einstein

"There`s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences." — Jack Welch

"We are all tasked to balance and optimize ourselves." — Mae Jemison

Catherine Pulsifer 's quote: "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." | Image: AmoDays

Catherine Pulsifer 's quote: "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." | Image: AmoDays

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"If you`re searching for "work/life balance" you'll always be disappointed because "balance" connotes a zero-sum equation." — Stewart D. Friedman

"Life is a balance of fear and overcoming it." — Jimmy Iovine

"The truth is balance. However, the opposite of the truth, which is imbalance, may not be a lie." — Susan Sontag

“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

Charles Darwin's quote: "A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life." | Image: AmoDays 

Charles Darwin's quote: "A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life." | Image: AmoDays

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Regardless of how out-of-control our lives may feel, there is always a chance to turn things around. Regaining a sense of balance will not take place in a day. The small things we do often can help us feel more in control of our everyday lives.

The most important thing is to prioritize peace. When we feel at peace with ourselves, it becomes easier to make decisions that are best for our health. And remember, life isn't perfect, so it's essential to be gentle with ourselves even if we feel unbalanced.

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