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Top 100 Work-Life Balance Quotes You Must Read Right Now

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Top 100 Work-Life Balance Quotes You Must Read Right Now

Finding a work-life balance helps us refuel our spirits and deliver elevated performance. So, we've prepared a compilation of our top work-life balance quotes to help you find a fine balance between the two worlds.

'Life,' as we know, consists of family, friends, health, love, career, enjoyment, and more.

The concept of work-life balance is simple. It is about knowing that we need both work and interpersonal elements to feel happy and fulfilled.

While some believe that striking this balance is difficult, others believe that a good life requires both of these aspects. It is a particular way of how one focuses on personal values.

People keep different views on what it takes to maintain their perfect work-life balance. Do you look for some inspiration to help you navigate your balance? Would you like to read some words of wisdom from inspirational leaders?
If yes, you are in the right place.

Understanding diverse ideologies on work-life balance can be a great approach to acquire inspiration about how to achieve it.

In this article, we have shared a compilation of the top 100 best quotes for work-life balance from some of the most influential personalities worldwide. Here we go!

Check Out These 100 Great Quotes For Work-Life Balance

Michelle Obama

The work-life balance is a harsh reality for so many women, who are forced every day to make impossible choices. Do they take their kids to the doctor...and risk getting fired? Do they work weekends so they can afford to send their kids to better childcare...even though it means even less time with their families? Do they take another shift at work, so they can pay for piano lessons for their kids...even though it means they have to stop volunteering for the PTA? It just shouldn't be this difficult to raise healthy families.

Hillary Clinton

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

Jane Park

When I think about work-life balance, I don't imagine it as a perfect day where I got to spend the exact right amount of time having an impact at work and snuggling with my kids at home. I never achieve that. But over the course of a month, or a quarter, or a year, I try to make time for the people and experiences I value.

Zig Ziglar

I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.

Steve Blank

When you’re gone, would you rather have your gravestone say, ‘He never missed a meeting’? Or one that said, ‘He was a great father'.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Life will always get busy, make time to do the things you love.

Vikrmn

Work is just a part of our Life, not vice versa. So Live life full time, work work, part time.

Gary Keller

Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls – family, health, friends, integrity – are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.

Ev Williams

Take care of yourself: When you don’t sleep, eat crap, don’t exercise, and are living off adrenaline for too long, your performance suffers. Your decisions suffer. Your company suffers.

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.

Marissa Mayer

So find your rhythm, understand what makes you resentful, and protect it. You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you. And thinking that way empowers you to work really hard for a really long period of time.

Heather Schuck

You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.

Arianna Huffington

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.

Betsy Jacobson

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

Alexander Kjerulf

Seriously: Do you want to spend your working life simply being satisfied? When you look back on 50 years spent in business, do you want to be able to say, “Well, I was satisfied”?? No! Make happiness your goal. As in, “Let’s make this a workplace where people are happy to work.” As in, “I’ve been working for 50 years now, and it absolutely rocks! To me, work is challenging, stimulating and just plain fun.

Mother Teresa

If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.

Thomas Edison

Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.

Celine Dion

The hardest thing to find in life is balance—especially, the more success you have, the more you look to the other side of the gate.

Rabindranath Tagore

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.

Philip Green

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

Jim Rohn

Either you run the day, or the day runs you.

Gustave Flaubert

Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.

Albert Einstein

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

Epicurus

Be moderate in order to taste of joys of life in abundance.

Rich Fettke

Struggle doesn’t make success happen. In fact, struggle can prevent success from happening. If you seek struggle you’ll find it. If you seek, you will find it.

Franco Bifo Berardi

Perhaps the answer is that it is necessary to slow down, finally giving up on economistic fanaticism and collectively rethink the true meaning of the word wealth. Wealth does not mean a person who owns a lot but refers to someone who has enough time to enjoy what nature and human collaboration place within everyone’s reach. If the great majority of people could understand this basic notion, if they could be liberated from the competitive illusion that is impoverishing everyone’s life, the very foundations of capitalism, would start to crumble.

Annie Proulx

No, they didn’t have any money, the sea was dangerous and men were lost, but it was a satisfying life in a way people today do not understand. There was a joinery of lives all worked together, smooth in places, or lumpy, but joined. The work and the living you did was the same things, not separated out like today.

Lisa Sugar

You have to balance your passions, not your time.

Charles Buxton

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

Rasheed Ogunlaru

Always take some of the play, fun, freedom, and wonder of the weekend into your week and your work.

Dolly Parton

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

Andrew Wilkinson

You don’t have to make yourself miserable to be successful.

Brian Dyson

Imagine a life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work, Family, Health, Friends, and Spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.

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.

Sydney J. Harris

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

Michael Altshuler

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.

Maria Bamford

I think taking vacations and turning off the phone and only doing emails or social media for a specific short amount of time helps with work/life balance. If I’m checking it all day I start to feel cuckoo-bird. So I just do it once or twice a day instead of a thousand. And then remembering that it doesn’t matter. It just doesn’t matter.

Oprah Winfrey

You CAN have it all. You just can't have it all at once.

Anna Quindlen

I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less.

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.

Mr. Miyagi

Better learn balance. Balance is key.

Jonathan Huie

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

Orison Swett Marden

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

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.

Thomas Merton

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

Sophie Kinsella

To have someone who never makes a mistake, never finds her personal life in disarray, never worries about work-life balance? I think that would be unreal. What I'm writing is real.

Katie Thurmes

You can’t do a good job if your job is all you do

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.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind.

Stephen Covey

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities.

Alex Broches

The problem is that technology has become an extra limb for some of us. It's important to utilize this technology, but at the same time it’s important to know when to take a break from it.

Joshua Osenga

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.

Robyn L. Gobin

Self-care is, fundamentally, about bringing balance back to a life that has grown imbalanced from too many commitments or responsibilities.

Matthew Kelly

Work life balance is not an entitlement or benefit. Your company cannot give it to you. You have to create it for yourself.

Dan Thurmon

When it comes to balance, you have been sold a bill of goods. It's time to give yourself a break, embrace the life you have, and make adjustments that will allow you to grow in the areas that are crucial to your most important commitments as well as your happiness.

Gustave Flaubert

Be steady and well - ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.

Wayne Dyer

Getting in balance is not so much about adopting new strategies to change your behaviors, as it is about realigning yourself in all of your thoughts so as to create a balance between what you desire and how you conduct your life on a daily basis.

Betsy Jacobson

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

Harriet Braiker

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.

Johnathan 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.

Marc Benioff

I believe a balanced life is essential, and I try to make sure that all of our employees know that and live that way. Why shouldn’t your workplace reflect your values? Why is ‘giving back’ not a part of our jobs? The answer for us is to integrate philanthropy with work.

Stephen Gillett

Invest in your work life balance. Time with friends and family is as important as times at work. Getting that out of balance is a path toward unhappiness.

Stephen R. Covey

The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.

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.

Orison Swett Marden

Work, love and play are the great balance wheels of man’s being.

Ev Williams

Take care of yourself: When you don’t sleep, eat crap, don’t exercise, and are living off adrenaline for too long, your performance suffers. Your decisions suffer. Your company suffers.

Marney K. Makridakis

I believe in a world where work feels like play, and while it's not always as easy as I'd like, I try to spend as much time there as possible.

Stephen Hall

You do have choices about how you spend your time. Balancing what you need to do with what you want to do can lead to happiness and success.

Sheryl Sandberg

Trying to do it all and expecting that it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy.

Shonda Rhimes

Happiness comes from living as you need to, as you want to. As your inner voice tells you to. Happiness comes from being who you actually are instead of who you think you are supposed to be.

Betty Jacobson

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

Philip Green

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

Sydney Harris

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

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.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

David Taylor-Klaus

Your business and your life are happening at the same time. Don't separate them. Integrate them.

Simon Sinek

What is a work-life imbalance? It's: I feel safe at home, I don't feel safe at work. That's the imbalance. And no amount of yoga or vacation time is going to fix that.

Curtis Tyrone Jones

Taking breaks isn’t about cheating yourself, it’s about treating yourself.

Rasmee Yasin

You can see the weakness in man when he's in competition with his family or his peers. When he could be in competition with himself.

A.D. Aliwat

It’s true what they say about men in New York. They all work too much. Devote too much time to their careers, not enough to love, to family.

Melissa Steginus

Remember that work and life coexist. Wellness at work follows you home and vice-versa. The same goes for when you’re not well, fuelled, or fulfilled. Work and life aren’t opposing forces to balance; they go hand-in-hand and are intertwined as different elements of the same person: you.

Travis Macy

Balance, that's the secret, moderate extremism.

Bob Black

The alternative to work isn't just idleness. To be ludic is not to be quaaludic. As much as I treasure the pleasure of torpor, it's never more rewarding than when it punctuates other pleasures and pastimes. Nor am I promoting the managed time-disciplined safety-valve called leisure; far from it. Leisure is nonwork for the sake of work. Leisure is the time spent recovering from work and in the frenzied but hopeless attempt to forget about work.

Richie Norton

You don’t want work life balance. You want work life freedom. You want a time centered seamless lifestyle. You want...time flexibility. The flexibility to spend your time where, when and how you want.

George Choy

If you have no health, then you have no
business

Sanhita Baruah

You never get time, So that you can create time.

Miss Manners

Miss Manners' distaste is for pseudo-social life at the office, because it is occasioned by proximity rather than affection. She believes we should all just work through, go home earlier, and give showers for our own friends.

Andy Morgan

You can build your business life where you are working with people you want to work with. Then it becomes a pleasure, and then you can do better.

Michael Hyatt

Those who feel satisfied with their personal lives are more satisfied with their careers and perform better.

Jana Kingsford

Balance is not something you find, it's something you create

Osho

Take work as a game and enjoy it. Everything is a challenge. Just don’t go on doing it, dragging yourself because it has to be done.

Colin Beavan

Do we work for and pay for all this convenience in order to live our lives, or do we live our lives in order to work for and pay for all this convenience?

Rahul Shrivastava

Take things as they come. The less you compare, the happier you will be. And this is not only true at work.

Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

Working smarter is learning to prioritize, plan, and focus our energies with meaningful intent.

Lailah Gifty

Do not worry about who get the credit or praise of the work done. Continue work to give your best.Your reward may come unexpected.

Fennel Hudson

There comes a time when you just have to say, No! – to the requests and to the system.

Sivaprakash Sidhu

Don't work for appraisal or appreciation, work for your personal growth

Janice Marturano

There is no work-life balance. We have one life. What's most important is that you be awake for it.

Bob Goff

Thinking about work as a day job has made a big difference in the way I approach what I do. It also helped me not to confuse who I am with what I do.

Lasean Rinique

When you are blessed with a gift; learn how to share, empower and monetize it. Because it is a birthed passion, you will never work.

Before you go

We hope these work-life balance quotes inspire you to live a better and more successful life, both personally and professionally! Share this with your team and empower them to go above and beyond.

Bhaswati Roy

This article is written by Bhaswati Roy who is a Content Marketer at Vantage Circle. In her spare time, she can be found reading crime thrillers or scrolling through food apps, unable to pick what to eat next. For any related queries, contact editor@vantagecircle.com.