Life Balance Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old life balance quotes, life balance sayings, and life balance proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The key to keeping your balance is knowing when you've lost it.     


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.     


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.     


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

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.     

Charles Buxton

No matter how busy you are, or how busy you think you are, the work will always be there tomorrow, but your friends might not be.     


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

Balance is a feeling derived from being whole and complete; it's a sense of harmony. It is essential to maintaining quality in life and work.     

Joshua Osenga

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

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.     

Albert Einstein

Focus on being balanced - success is balance.     

Laila Ali

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

Jack Welch

Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices.     

Betsy Jacobson

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

Philip Green

We are all tasked to balance and optimize ourselves.     

Mae Jemison

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

Stewart D. Friedman

Don't confuse having a career with having a life.     

Hillary Clinton

Life is a balance of fear and overcoming it.     

Jimmy Iovine

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 truth is balance. However the opposite of truth, which is unbalance, may not be a lie.     

Susan Sontag

There is no decision that we can make that doesn't come with some sort of balance or sacrifice.     

Simon Sinek

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

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

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

Paul Boese

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

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.