Poise Sayings and Quotes

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


Average human nature is very coarse, and its ideals must necessarily be average. The world never loved perfect poise. What the world does love is commonly absence of poise, for it has to be amused.     

Henry Adams

Poise and indifference so often look the same.     

Sue Grafton

The key to winning is poise under stress.     

Paul Brown

One woman's poise is another woman's poison.     

Katharine Brush

Whenever something great happens, you're always kind of poised for the universe to correct itself.     

Sarah Dessen

Say the first word. Set the tone for the conversation. Be poised, prepared, and ready to say the first word in any debate or meeting.     

Gloria Feldt

Success brings poise, especially avoirdupois. Success comes before work only in the dictionary.     

William Cranch Bond

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

Maxwell Maltz

Calm poise reveals the shortest route home.     

Alan Cohen

Poise: the ability to be ill at ease inconspicuously.     

Earl Wilson