Balance quotes

  • It must be a balance in everything we do, not too much of everything, keep it simple, not complicated.
    -- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

    #Simple #Balance #Too Much

  • You can't have too much of everything, you must have a balance, that's very important.
    -- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

    #Balance #Important #Too Much

  • You mortgage yourself sometimes. You know what you want to do, then you balance it against paying the rent.
    -- Aden Young

    #Balance #Want #Sometimes

  • It's unbelievable what one squadron of twelve aircraft did to tip the balance.
    -- Adolf Galland

    #Balance #Twelve #Unbelievable

  • Corporate governance is concerned with holding the balance between economic and social goals and between individual and communal goals. The governance framework is there to encourage the efficient use of resources and equally to require accountability for the stewardship of those resources. The aim is to align as nearly as possible the interests of individuals, corporations and society.
    -- Adrian Cadbury

    #Goal #Accountability #Balance

  • There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Fighting #Balance #Work Life Balance

  • Some Italians are geniuses, but you have to find a balance.
    -- Alain Prost

    #Balance #Genius

  • I believe we can balance the scales if Tom Cruise would lower his quote by a mere $29 million... I assure you my salary would not make a difference. My annual salary is the budget for Altoids on one of Tom's movies.
    -- Alec Baldwin

    #Believe #Differences #Balance

  • Balance every thought with its opposition. Because the marriage of them is the destruction of illusion.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Balance #Illusion #Destruction

  • Carbon zero simply means that the emissions you are releasing either are zero or balance out to zero.
    -- Alex Steffen

    #Zero #Mean #Balance

  • The heart sometimes leaps forward when the head tells us to be still. When this happens, patience is clearly called for as we seek to find a proper balance between impulse and discretion.
    -- Alexander Clark

    #Wisdom #Heart #Balance

  • There has to be a balance between your mental satisfaction and the financial needs of your company. (But) I always remember that it's the fantasy, the artistic side, that makes customers want to buy the straightforward black pants.
    -- Alexander McQueen

    #Fashion #Black #Balance

  • To balance Fortune by a just expense, Join with Economy, Magnificence.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Balance #Magnificence #Economics

  • I think in the world we live in where television is the principal source of information for most people, it really affects the balance of the democratic process. The fairness of the democratic process.
    -- Alexander Stille

    #Thinking #People #Balance

  • The words are ludicrous at times, but you add the reality to it and that gives it the balance it has
    -- Alia Shawkat

    #Reality #Giving #Balance

  • Human compassion is equal to human cruelty, and it is up to each of us to tip the balance.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Compassion #Balance #Cruelty

  • Nature can seem cruel, but she balances her books.
    -- Alison Lurie

    #Nature #Book #Balance

  • This is a difficult balance, telling the truth: how much to share, how much to keep, which truths will wound but not ruin, which will cut too deep to heal.
    -- Ally Condie

    #Honesty #Cutting #Balance

  • I've become more introverted as I've got older. I used to be an outgoing person who joked around a lot, but as the amount of energy I expend by sharing my music has increased, I like to balance it by spending time by myself and recuperating.
    -- Aloe Blacc

    #Balance #Energy #Spending Time

  • A great amount has been talked and written about what constitutes a sufficient balance and what really is meant by the concepts of "balance" and "deterrence".
    -- Alva Myrdal


  • I am an optimist. I think, as bad as life sometimes gets, there is so much joy and so much good stuff, that there is a balance.
    -- Amanda Holden

    #Thinking #Joy #Balance

  • The challenge in my life really is keeping the balance between feeling creatively energized and fulfilled without feeling overwhelmed and like Im in the middle of a battlefield.
    -- Amanda Palmer

    #Challenges #Feelings #Balance

  • If your writing is good, if it resonates, if it connects the dots for anybody out there, the lovers will come, the haters will come, support will come — sometimes in the form of money, sometimes in the form of something less expected — and it balances.
    -- Amanda Palmer

    #Writing #Support #Balance

  • I deposit in many banks including the bank of wisdom. The more I draw on my accounts, no matter how big the sum, the bigger my balance becomes
    -- Ameen Rihani

    #Balance #Matter #Bigs

  • Parenting is the hardest thing I have ever done. I tried to find the balance between the strict, traditional Chinese way I was raised, which I think can be too harsh, and what I see as a tendency in the West to be too permissive and indulgent. If I could do it all again, I would, with some adjustments.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Thinking #Chinese #Balance

  • I should like to bring a case to trial: Prosperity versus Beauty, Cash registers teetering in a balance against the comfort of the soul.
    -- Amy Lowell

    #Soul #Balance #Comfort

  • It's harder to be a success, globally, and be artistic. Harder to have that balance than just to be artistic when nobody understands you.
    -- Andre Benjamin

    #Balance #Artistic #Harder

  • For a house to be successful, the objects in it must communicate with one another, respond to and balance one another
    -- Andree Putman

    #Successful #House #Balance

  • The number of stressors has multiplied exponentially: traffic, money, success, work/life balance, the economy, the environment, parenting, family conflict, relationships, disease. As the nature of human life has become far more complicated, our ancient stress response hasn't been able to keep up.
    -- Andrew Bernstein

    #Stress #Numbers #Balance

  • Scientists are also unnerved by the summer's implications for the future...proof that human activities are propelling a slide toward climate calamity...humans may have tipped the balance...a particularly harsh jolt to polar bears.
    -- Andrew Revkin

    #Summer #Balance #Energy

  • A good balance of winning and losing is important. If you just win all the time, you won't get anything out of it; having some tough losses can be really important.
    -- Andrew Shue

    #Loss #Winning #Balance

  • Living with depression is like trying to keep your balance while you dance with a goat -- it is perfectly sane to prefer a partner with a better sense of balance.
    -- Andrew Solomon

    #Depression #Trying #Balance

  • It's all in how you arrange the thing... the careful balance of the design is the motion.
    -- Andrew Wyeth

    #Design #Balance #Careful

  • Animal research has lead to advances in the treatment of many conditions... Where there is no alternative available, we will continue to ensure that the balance between animal welfare and scientific advancement is maintained.
    -- Andy Burnham

    #Animal #Balance #Research

  • I grew up in a show business family, so we've always had a great sense of balance, being so close to my parents.
    -- Andy Gibb

    #Parent #Balance #Grew Up

  • Three or four stones in one firing will all react differently. I try to achieve a balance between those that haven't progressed enough and those about to go too far.
    -- Andy Goldsworthy

    #Balance #Trying #Three

  • When I make a work, I often take it to the very edge of its collapse, and that's a very beautiful balance.
    -- Andy Goldsworthy

    #Beautiful #Balance #Collapse

  • we have accumulated a wealth of historical experience which confirms our belief that the scales of American justice are out of balance.
    -- Angela Davis

    #Justice #Historical #Balance

  • Cancer is just a word that creates fear. Forget about that word, and let's just focus on balancing your body. All illnesses are just symptoms of imbalance. No illness can remain when your entire system is in balance.
    -- Anita Moorjani

    #Cancer #Focus #Balance

  • [I]n contrast to the common belief that they are the world's greatest cynics, the best journalists are the world's great idealists. They have experienced firsthand the great soothing balance of human existence. For every disgrace there is triumph, for every wrong there is a moment of justice, for every funeral a wedding, for every obituary a birth announcement.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Justice #Funeral #Balance

  • I find it satisfying and intellectually stimulating to work with the intensity, brevity, balance and word play of the short story.
    -- Annie Proulx

    #Play #Balance #Stories

  • Self-imposed limits on sovereign power can disarm mistrust, but provide no guarantee of liberty and property beyond those afforded by the balance between state and private force.
    -- Anthony de Jasay

    #Self #Balance #Liberty

  • As the nation-state has monopolized habeas corpus … on balance we have far more people in prison, federal and state, than ever.
    -- Anthony Gregory

    #People #Balance #Habeas Corpus

  • We've just learned how to balance ourselves a little better so that we're happier way more of the time than not, and, you know, being happy is a radical and desirable act if you ask me.
    -- Anthony Kiedis

    #Balance #Littles #Way

  • The really simple approach to photography is a great balance to making the films.
    -- Anton Corbijn

    #Photography #Simple #Balance

  • There has to be an element of repetition for TV... You want people to be addicted to your show, and the way to get people addicted is not to give it to them once, but to give it to them a few times, until they get on board with it. It's just about finding that balance of the necessary repetition and making the things that are repetitive absolutely necessary while keeping everything else fresh.
    -- Antony Starr

    #People #Giving #Balance

  • Good hearts carry weighing balance that measures others' values based on the character merely than ever with their attire, wealth, rank or position.
    -- Anuj

    #Heart #Character #Balance

  • When we strike a balance between the challenge of an activity and our skill at performing it, when the rhythm of the work itself feels in sync with our pulse, when we know that what we're doing matters, we can get totally absorbed in our task. That is happiness.
    -- Ariel Gore

    #Skills #Challenges #Balance

  • With the rise of America, the global balance of power shifted away from the old European powers.
    -- Armstrong Williams

    #America #Balance #Economy

  • States should not balance their budgets on the backs of students.
    -- Arne Duncan

    #Balance #Students #States

  • I take care to only teach courses about fiction film. I believe that this balances and broadens my documentary work.
    -- Arnon Goldfinger

    #Believe #Balance #Documentaries

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

    #Feelings #Balance #Should

  • The proper balance between individual liberty and central authority is a very ancient problem.
    -- Arthur Keith

    #Balance #Liberty #Problem

  • While fund performance is unpredictable, the impact of fees is not, .. A 1- percent annual fee will reduce an ending account balance by 17 percent after 20 years.
    -- Arthur Levitt Jr

    #Impact #Years #Balance

  • It may be that even if half consciously, we choose our personalities to maintain a certain saving balance in the family's little universe.
    -- Arthur Miller

    #Personality #Balance #Half

  • Though it is very easy to do valuations, eyeballs and brand prominence surveys, you should never allow any of them to influence the balance sheet.
    -- Ashwin Sanghi

    #Balance #Influence #Easy

  • There's a balance between what you want to give the world and what it needs. If you're lucky, your work is in the middle.
    -- Austin Kleon

    #Giving #Balance #Lucky

  • If the world is to save any part of its resources for the future, it must reduce not only consumption but the number of consumers.
    -- B. F. Skinner

    #Numbers #Balance #World

  • The more usual reason for adopting a strategy of limited aim is that of awaiting a change in the balance of force ... The essential condition of such a strategy is that the drain on him should be disproportionately greater than on oneself.
    -- B. H. Liddell Hart

    #Military #Balance #Usual

  • For if we merely take what obviously appears the line of least resistance, its obviousness will appeal to the opponent also; and this line may no longer be that of least resistance. In studying the physical aspect, we must never lose sight of the psychological, and only when both are combined is the strategy truly an indirect approach, calculated to dislocate the opponent's balance.
    -- B. H. Liddell Hart

    #Military #Sight #Balance

  • Balance in the body is the foundation for balance in life.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Balance #Foundation #Body

  • If you can adapt to and balance in a world that is always moving and unstable, you learn how to become tolerant to the permanence of change and difference.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Moving #Differences #Balance

  • In whatever position one is in, or in whatever condition in life one is placed, one must find balance. Balance is the state of the present - the here and now. If you balance in the present, you are living in Eternity.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Balance #Eternity #Here And Now

  • I gave up years ago on the concept that you could actually have balance in your life, I think it's a phantom chase.
    -- Barbara Corcoran

    #Thinking #Years #Balance

  • We believe, in fact, that the one act of respect has little force unless matched by the other - in balance with it... The acting out of that dual respect I would name as precisely the source of our power.
    -- Barbara Deming

    #Believe #Names #Balance

  • What we have to do is strike a balance between the idea that government should do everything and the idea, the belief, that government ought to do nothing. Strike a balance.
    -- Barbara Jordan

    #Government #Ideas #Balance

  • The power is in the balance: we are our injuries, as much as we are our successes.
    -- Barbara Kingsolver

    #Balance #Injury

  • Tall and straight I may appear, but I will always be Ada inside. A crooked little person trying to tell the truth. The power is in the balance: we are our injuries, as much as we are our successes
    -- Barbara Kingsolver

    #Balance #Trying #Ada

  • Doubt can motivate you, so don't be afraid of it. Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out.
    -- Barbra Streisand

    #Two #Doubt #Balance

  • Memories, all those little experiences make up the fabric of our lives and on balance, I wouldn't want to erase any of them, tempting though it may be.
    -- Ben Affleck

    #Memories #Balance #Fabric

  • My parents showed me by example that they could balance their work and family lives.
    -- Ben Marcus

    #Parent #Balance #Example

  • When I didn't have a family, I was much more of a workaholic ... I still like to work, but I also want to be home with them. As you get older, you realize you need balance. If it's not fun, what's the point?
    -- Ben Stiller

    #Fun #Home #Balance

  • You're always trying to balance your understanding of who you are and what you need, and your longing and imaginings of freedom.
    -- Bernardine Dohrn

    #Understanding #Balance #Trying

  • I organized Sweet Honey In The Rock in 1973. The music was sanity and balance.
    -- Bernice Johnson Reagon

    #Sweet #Rocks #Balance

  • Music does more than soothe the soul, it brings balance to the mind, body, and spirit.
    -- Bertice Berry

    #Soul #Mind #Balance

  • What makes a free thinker is not his beliefs, but the way in which he holds them. If he holds them because his elders told him they were true when he was young, or if he holds them because if he did not he would be unhappy, his thought is not free; but if he holds them because, after careful thought, he finds a balance in their favor, then his thought is free, however odd his conclusions may seem.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Balance #Atheism #Unhappy

  • In Africa people learn to serve each other. They live on credit balances of little favors that they give and may, one day, ask to have returned.
    -- Beryl Markham

    #People #Giving #Balance

  • Maintaining spirituality and humanism are the keys to success. Its a balance.
    -- Bikram Choudhury

    #Keys #Balance #Maintaining

  • If you take from the most wealthy and give to the least wealthy, it's good. It starts to balance out.
    -- Bill Gates

    #Giving #Balance #Wealthy

  • You can have a healthy fossil-fuel balance sheet, or a relatively healthy planet
    -- Bill McKibben

    #Healthy #Balance #Fuel

  • According to new research emerging from many quarters that our continued devotion to growth above all is, on balance, making our lives worse, both collectively and individually
    -- Bill McKibben

    #Growth #Balance #Research

  • Too often, the pastoralist blames the weeds and seeks a chemical rather than a management solution; too seldom do we find an approach combining the sensible utilisation of grasshoppers and grubs as a valuable dried-protein supplement for fish or food pellets, and a combination of soil conditioning, slashing, and de-stocking or re-seeding to restore species balance.
    -- Bill Mollison

    #Weed #Past #Balance

  • Life is about balance too much excess is chaos.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Balance #Excess #Too Much

  • Without this balance, a body's immune system will not have the desired response when faced with infection. These findings could aid the development and production of vaccines and lead to further research on how the body fights specific infections, such as HIV.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Fighting #Vaccines #Balance

  • Each kind of story has its own problems in writing, but my main concern really is to keep the reader on his toes, or to keep the strip unpredictable. I try to achieve some sort of balance between the two that keeps the reader wondering what's going to happen next and be surprised.
    -- Bill Watterson

    #Writing #Two #Balance

  • Any time you add something to your game, you still have to find ways to improve, so I'm still studying the game and trying to find out ways to increase how we use me on the floor. You're not being complacent, not falling back and floating around the perimeter too much, figuring out when to attack. I'm trying to find that balance between attacking and spotting up and things like that.
    -- Blake Griffin

    #Fall #Games #Balance

  • It's important to have balance in your life between work and play.
    -- Bobby Flay

    #Play #Balance #Important

  • Balance out the good things and the bad that have happened in your life and you will have to acknowledge that you are still way ahead. You are unhappy because you have lost those things in which you took pleasure? But you can also take comfort in the likelihood that what is now making you miserable will also pass away.
    -- Boethius

    #Balance #Unhappy #Passing Away

  • Once a quarter, Amy and I go off the grid and totally disconnect. It's totally doable and it will change your life.
    -- Brad Feld

    #Balance #Amy #Changing Your Life

  • I feel like I needed a balance. I don't want to forget about my personal life and spending time with myself.
    -- Brandy Norwood

    #Balance #Want #Forget

  • Keeping the daily demands of life in balance is one of the great tasks of mortality. There is no peace for those whose lives are out of balance temporally or spiritually.
    -- Brent L. Top

    #Balance #Tasks #Demand

  • You must master your time rather than becoming a slave to the constant flow of events and demands on your time. And you must organize your life to achieve balance, harmony, and inner peace.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Achievement #Inner Peace #Balance

  • I balance family and career by doing what makes me the happiest! That for me, without question, is putting my family and kids first.
    -- Bridgette Wilson

    #Kids #Careers #Balance

  • Life is best enjoyed when time periods are evenly divided between labor, sleep, and recreation...all people should spend one-third of their time in recreation which is rebuilding, voluntary activity, never idleness.
    -- Brigham Young

    #Sleep #People #Balance

  • We cheerfully assume that in some mystic way love conquers all, that good outweighs evil in the just balances of the universe and at the 11th hour something gloriously triumphant will prevent the worst before it happens.
    -- Brooks Atkinson

    #Love #Evil #Balance

  • I could feel myself begin to recede, to tip and lose balance, slide toward the deeper darkness that had crept from outside
    -- Bryan Mealer

    #Darkness #Balance #Slides

  • It is better to lose everything you have to keep the balance of justice level, than to live a life of petty privilege devoid of true freedom.
    -- Bryant H. McGill

    #Justice #Balance #Privilege

  • The time I save setting up and cleaning up probably balances out by the time I spend on output.
    -- Buffy Sainte-Marie

    #Balance #Cleaning #Output

  • You know, it's a different world now, but to skip ahead and really answer your question, only in the last five years did I find what I call holy maturity, finding the balance, finding the right person in my life so that I could live a normal life.
    -- Burt Ward

    #Maturity #Years #Balance

  • Always the path of American destiny has been into the unknown. Always there arose enough reserves of strength, balances of sanity, portions of wisdom to carry the nation through to a fresh start with ever-renewing vitality.
    -- Carl Sandburg

    #Destiny #America #Balance