Inspirational Quotes About Work-Life Balance

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Balancing work and life is never easy, especially these days when workers are constantly in contact with each other via mobile devices and laptop computers that can make it so easy to bring work home at the end of the day. But, it’s important to take care of yourself (and your family) emotionally and physically. So, in the spirit of self-care, perhaps these inspirational quotes can help you focus on what's most important for you and remind you to maintain a work-life balance.

Quotes From Oprah, Aristotle, and More

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

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

Michelle Obama
"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."

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

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

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

Lily Tomlin
"For fast-acting relief, try slowing down."

Marissa Mayer
"Burnout is about resentment. Preventing it is about knowing yourself well enough to know what it is you're giving up that makes you resentful."

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

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

Jonathan Lockwood Huie
"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."

Catherine Pulsifer
"The Gift of Balance in Your Life - May you find the balance of life, time for work but also time for play. Too much of one thing ends up creating stress that no one needs in their life."

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

Hillary Clinton
"Don't confuse having a career with having a life."

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

Mary Anne Radmacher
"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."

Mr. Miyagi
"Better learn balance. Balance is key."

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

Jonathan Lockwood Huie
"Balance activity with serenity, wealth and simplicity, persistence with innovation, community with solitude, familiarity with adventure, constancy with change, leading with following."

"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."

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

Johnathan Lockwood Huie

"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."

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

Dr. Kathleen Hall
"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."​

Oprah Winfrey
"I've learned that you can't have everything and do everything at the same time."

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