Quotes about Balance

The balance of power.

Sir Robert Walpole

Poetic Justice, with her lifted scale,
Where in nice balance truth with gold she weighs,
And solid pudding against empty praise.

Alexander Pope

Jove lifts the golden balances that show
The fates of mortal men, and things below.

Alexander Pope

It is very true that I have said that I considered Napoleon's presence in the field equal to forty thousand men in the balance. This is a very loose way of talking; but the idea is a very different one from that of his presence at a battle being equal to a reinforcement of forty thousand men.

Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington

I called the New World into existence to redress the balance of the Old.

George Canning

Now, blessings light on him that first invented this same sleep! It covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak; it is meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. It is the current coin that purchases all the pleasures of the world cheap, and the balance that sets the king and the shepherd, the fool and the wise man, even.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance they are altogether lighter than vanity.

Old Testament

Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

Old Testament

There are times ... when drunkeness attacks the universe of the spirit. The balance of good and evil is very noticably distrubed, and while some fear the end of all things, others rejoice in the belief that a new age is coming

Life always to balance death

A balance should be possible. Between the claims of the physically transient and the spiritually permanent

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 Fulghum

Unfortunately, the balance of nature decrees that a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares.

Peter Ustinov

When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves that he isn't a man of action. Action is a lack of balance. In order to act you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.

Georges Clemenceau

It has to be displayed, this face, on a more or less horizontal plane. Imagine a man wearing a mask, and imagine that the elastic which holds the mask on has just broken, so that the man (rather than let the mask slip off) has to tilt his head back and balance the mask on his real face. This is the kind of tyranny which Lawson's face exerts over the rest of his body as he cruises along the corridors. He doesn't look down his nose at you, he looks along his nose.

James Fenton

Thinking in words slows you down and actually decreases comprehension in much the same way as walking a tightrope too slowly makes one lose one's balance.

Lenore Fleischer

I called the New World into existence to redress the balance of the Old.

George Canning

I always try to balance the light with the heavy - a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins and the fringes.

Bette Midler

Balance is the enemy of art.

Richard Eyre

A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and a multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life.

Saul Bellow

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

Art Garfunkel

I make money using my brains and lose money listening to my heart. But in the long run my books balance pretty well.

Kate Seredy

Jimmy says he'll never tell a lie. Well, I lie all the time. 1 have to— to balance the family ticket.

Lillian Carter

The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa - slightly off balance.

Prince of Wales Charles

People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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