Balance

 

Henri Matisse

“What I dream of is an art of balance.”
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Doug King
“Learn to pause ... or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.”
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John Wooden
“Next to love, balance is the most important thing.”
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Lord Chesterfield
“Few people do business well who do nothing else.”
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Author Unknown
“The key to keeping your balance is knowing when you've lost it.”
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Job 31:6
“Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity”
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Mahatma Gandhi
“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
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Leonardo da Vinci
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
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Dallin H. Oaks
“We have to forego some good things in order to choose others that are better or best…”
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Carl Jung
“The word "happiness" would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”
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James Thurber
“You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.”
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Orison Swett Marden
“Work, love and play are the great balance wheels of man's being.”
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Oprah Winfrey
“I've learned that you can't have everything and do everything at the same time.”
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Kathleen A. Sutton
“When you can't have what you want, it's time to start wanting what you have.”
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Robert Fulgham
“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.”
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Matthew 6:33
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else; and for everything you gain, you lose something else.”
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Grand Heidrich
“If you spend too much time warming up, you'll miss the race. If you don't warm up at all, you may not finish the race.”
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Proverbs 16:16
“How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!”
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.”
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Hazrat Inayat Khan
“There should be balance in all our actions; to be either extreme or lukewarm is equally bad.”
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Jessye Norman
“Problems arise in that one has to find a balance between what people need from you and what you need for yourself.”
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William Arthur Ward
“A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.”
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Paul Boese
“We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance.”
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Francis J. Braceland
“We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves.”
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Goethe
“So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.”
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Wallace D. Wattles
“The calm and balanced mind is the strong and great mind; the hurried and agitated mind is the weak one.
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Yasmeen Abdur-Rahman
"Most of us are trying to balance work, home, and a family life. We tend not to accept the early symptoms of burnout and carry on our daily lives."
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Robert Oustin
“Life is like a hot bath. It feels good while you're in it, but the longer you stay in, the more wrinkled you get.”
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Thomas Kinkade
“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.”
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Paul Valery
“The world acquires value only through its extremes and endures only through moderation; extremists make the world great, the moderates give it stability.”
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Lewis Mumford
“Nothing is unthinkable, nothing impossible to the balanced person, provided it arises out of the needs of life and is dedicated to life's further developments.”
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Peter Latham
“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.”
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Steven R. Covey
“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.”
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Brent L. Top
“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.”
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Euripides:
“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.”
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Hillary Rodham Clinton
“Our lives are a mixture of different roles. Most of us are doing the best we can to find whatever the right balance is…For me, that balance is family, work, and service."
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Byron and Catherine Pulsifer
"Balance in your life between work and your personal life is very important. Without balance, you eventually burnout negatively affecting your performance at work."
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Catherine Pulsifer
"We need to maintain a proper balance in our life by allocating the time we have. There are occasions where saying no is the best time management practice there is."
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John H. Vandenberg
“If a man achieves worldly success and does not blend into his life a program of self-improvement to bring about a sensible balance, he no doubt will end up as a failure.”
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M. Russell Ballard:
“…We need to strive to keep things in proper balance. Good balance comes in doing things in a timely way and in not procrastinating our preparation or waiting to fulfill our responsibilities until the last minute.”
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Brigham Young
“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.”
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Brian Tracy
"Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance
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Ezra Taft Benson
“We have many responsibilities, and one cannot expect the full blessings of a kind Providence if he neglects any major duty. A man has duties to his church, his home, his country, and his profession or job.”
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Henri Matisse
“What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter…a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.”
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James E. Faust
“Balance in large measure is knowing the things that can be changed, putting them in proper perspective, and recognizing the things that will not change.”
Albert Einstein: "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving."
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Don O. Ostler
“Balance plays an important part in our recreation and entertainment. It is true that all work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy, but Johnny becomes concerned only with his own pleasure if he insists on recreation at the expense of his responsibilities to family, work, and spiritual development.”
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Doc Childre and Howard Martin
“Look at life as an energy economy game. Each day, ask yourself, Are my energy expenditures (actions, reactions, thoughts, and feelings) productive or nonproductive? During the course of my day, have I accumulated more stress or more peace?”
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Joe J. Christensen
“We live in a world of entertainment in full color with a lot of fast action, a world in which many children grow up thinking that if it isn’t fun, it is boring and not worthwhile. Even in family activities we need to strike a balance between play and work.
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Nido Qubein
“To acquire balance means to achieve that happy medium between the minimum and the maximum that represents your optimum. The minimum is the least you can get by with. The maximum is the most you're capable of. The optimum is the amount or degree of anything that is most favorable toward the ends you desire.”
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M. Russell Ballard
“Often the lack of clear direction and goals can waste away our time and energy and contribute to imbalance in our lives. A life that gets out of balance is much like a car tire that is out of balance. It will make the operation of the car rough and unsafe. Tires in perfect balance can give a smooth and comfortable ride. So it is with life. The ride through mortality can be smoother for us when we strive to stay in balance.”
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