Quotations on Balance

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The balance of private good and general welfare is at the bottom of civilized morals; but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality, and on nothing else.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Age, Balance, Individuality, Morals, Nothing, Welfare)

There's always more demands than there's time to meet them, so it's constantly a matter of trying to balance them.
- Marc Andreessen
(Keywords: Time, Balance, Trying)

Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Women, Balance, Moments, Self, Solitude)

I do think the heart can balance out the mind, if your heart is in a good place it can give you the strength to do the right thing and behave the right way and overcome the mind.
- Alexis Arguello
(Keywords: Heart, Strength, Balance, Mind, Right)

Naturally, business and pleasure can be readily combined, but a certain balance should exist, and the latter should not predominate over the former.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: Business, Balance, Pleasure)

Demography is changing us as we are older societies, we're living longer. How the generations balance each other out, how that affects education and health care.
- Howard Baker
(Keywords: Education, Health, Balance, Care, Generations, Living)

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.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Action, Balance, Man, Order, Thinking)

Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions - of success, failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance, in this continuous rivalry of ideas.
- James M. Baldwin
(Keywords: Success, Ideas, Failure, Balance, Compromise, Consciousness, Feeling, Rivalry)

But because it was able to balance that kind of humor with a sweet story and characters you really rooted for and also got across the girls' point of view, I've heard nothing but great things from younger and older females as well.
- Jason Biggs
(Keywords: Humor, Balance, Girls, Nothing)

Even in modern art, artists have used methods based on calculation, inasmuch as these elements, alongside those of a more personal and emotional nature, give balance and harmony to any work of art.
- Max Bill
(Keywords: Art, Work, Nature, Artists, Balance, Harmony)

Our oil problems are only going to get worse. Our trade balance is only going to get worse. So we have to slow the growth of U.S. oil consumption, particularly imported oil consumption.
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Keywords: Growth, Balance, Oil, Problems, Trade)

I don't personally see my work as being dark. What interests me is a balance between light and dark.
- Carter Burwell
(Keywords: Work, Balance, Being, Light)

Investment banking has, in recent years, resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling losses has dragged down traditional business and retail lending activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets. This was one aspect of modern financial liberalisation that had dire consequences.
- Vince Cable
(Keywords: Business, Financial, Balance, Banks, Consequences, Gambling, Investment, Years)

I want to keep audiences off balance, so they don't know who I am or how to take me. If I duck and weave, as Frank Bruno might say, I'll have a longer shelf life.
- Robert Carlyle
(Keywords: Life, Audiences, Balance, Want)

The man who has sufficient power over himself to wait until his nature has recovered its even balance is the truly wise man, but such beings are seldom met with.
- Giacomo Casanova
(Keywords: Nature, Power, Balance, Man)

In business a reputation for keeping absolutely to the letter and spirit of an agreement, even when it is unfavorable, is the most precious of assets, although it is not entered in the balance sheet.
- Lord Chandos
(Keywords: Business, Agreement, Balance, Reputation, Spirit)

The fact is that one of the earliest lessons I learned in business was that balance sheets and income statements are fiction, cash flow is reality.
- Chris Chocola
(Keywords: Business, Balance, Fact, Fiction, Income, Reality)

I said we are going to balance an $11 billion budget deficit in a $29 billion budget, so by percentage, the largest budget deficit in America, by percentage, larger than California, larger than New York, larger than Illinois. And we're going to balance that without raising taxes on the people of the state of New Jersey.
- Chris Christie
(Keywords: People, America, Balance, State, Taxes)

Today is the day for the complaining to end and for statesmanship to begin. Today I am taking action to cut state spending and balance the budget this year.
- Chris Christie
(Keywords: Action, Balance, Complaining, Day, End, State, Statesmanship, Today)

People want change but not too much change. Finding that balance is tricky for every politician.
- Eleanor Clift
(Keywords: Change, People, Balance, Want)

Environmental policy must strike a balance between the earth's best interests and our citizen's pressing needs.
- Jim Clyburn
(Keywords: Environmental, Policy, Balance, Earth, Needs)

I don't accept the argument of people like David Horowitz that the government should impose some sort of predetermined political balance on academic research.
- Juan Cole
(Keywords: Government, People, Argument, Balance, Research)

So I've broadened the fitness concept to make it one of moderation and balance.
- Kenneth H. Cooper
(Keywords: Fitness, Balance, Moderation)

The day when a sportsman stops thinking above all else of the happiness in his own effort and the intoxication of the power and physical balance he derives from it, the day when he lets considerations of vanity or interest take over, on this day his ideal will die.
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Keywords: Happiness, Power, Balance, Day, Effort, Interest, Thinking, Vanity, Will)

Being on your own would be sad, sick and weird. I don't trust myself. I need that balance.
- Daniel Craig
(Keywords: Trust, Balance, Being)

We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living.
- Davy Crockett
(Keywords: Sympathy, Act, Balance, Injustice, Living, Respect)

Can they do both? That's a huge balance, I think, with kids- trying to find the right- it's everything, you know, it's social life, it's academics, it's sports.
- Joan Cusack
(Keywords: Sports, Life, Balance, Kids, Right, Trying)

We are tasked to rebuild not just a damaged economy, and a debt-ridden balance sheet, but to do so by drawing forth the best that is in our fellow citizens. If we would summon the best from Americans, we must assume the best about them. If we don't believe in Americans, who will?
- Mitch Daniels
(Keywords: Americans, Balance, Debt, Economy, Will)

If you're writing a piece for the Boston Pops, the balance is towards one end. If you're writing a piece for a chamber music society, then it's towards another point. I won't make a final answer on that. I think it changes with every piece.
- Peter Maxwell Davies
(Keywords: Music, Society, Balance, Boston, End, Writing)

We've not had one Republican president in 34 years balance the budget. You can't trust right-wing Republicans with your money. You ought to hire somebody who has balanced a budget. I'm much more conservative with money than George Bush is.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: Money, Trust, Balance, Conservative, President, Republican, Republicans, Right, Years)

I want balance in my life.
- Ron Dellums
(Keywords: Life, Balance, Want)

We believe, in fact, that the one act of respect has little force unless matched by the other - in balance with it... The acting out of that dual respect I would name as precisely the source of our power.
- Barbara Deming
(Keywords: Power, Act, Acting, Balance, Fact, Force, Name, Respect)

Film is a very young art that is still evolving. Soon, we shall reach a balance between content and technology.
- Catherine Deneuve
(Keywords: Art, Technology, Balance, Content, Film)

Since it's based on my parents, it's more emotionally close to me than some of my more surreal plays. And then I like the balance of the comic and the sad. It should play as funny, but you should care about the characters and feel sad for them.
- Christopher Durang
(Keywords: Funny, Balance, Care, Parents, Play)

All those trucks and barges that carry our goods to port are vital connections to the only force which can balance our trade deficit: export. We must keep doing what we do best if we are going to get America out of the red.
- Jo Ann Emerson
(Keywords: America, Balance, Force, Trade)

Hitman does well and it certainly does well enough to survive, but at the same time I don't want to involve the character into the DC Universe even if it meant more sales, to the point where we sort of upset the balance that we have at the moment.
- Garth Ennis
(Keywords: Time, Character, Balance, Sales, Universe, Want)

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.
- Euripides
(Keywords: Life, Balance, Man)

Balance is the enemy of art.
- Richard Eyre
(Keywords: Art, Balance, Enemy)

The single currency should allow the European Union, and therefore France, to balance its monetary strength with the United States. It should help us adjust to the development of China.
- Laurent Fabius
(Keywords: Development, Strength, Balance, France, Help, states, United)

I've watched those shows my whole life - being on one is like a dream. It's hard to balance that dream with the fact that this is the Edie I've known my whole life.
- Edie Falco
(Keywords: Life, Dream, Balance, Being, Fact)

One can make a case that says that since 85% of children being brought up in single family homes are being brought up by women that about 85% of elementary school teachers should be males to balance out the feminization that the boys and girls receive.
- Warren Farrell
(Keywords: Family, Women, Balance, Being, Boys, Children, Girls, School, Teachers)

Men's competitive team sports focus on the balance between individual achievement and team achievement with the emphasis on team achievement.
- Warren Farrell
(Keywords: Sports, Men, Achievement, Balance, Focus)

You are going in one second the length of a football field. That means you brain is receiving information from your body what the car is doing physically, bumping, balance, performance.
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Keywords: Car, Performance, Balance, Body, Football, Information)

I always said life consists of love and work. I tried to balance it 50-50. And, of course, now I'm so happy I did.
- John Forsythe
(Keywords: Life, Love, Work, Balance, Now)

We are led by lawyers who do not understand either technology or balance sheets.
- Thomas Friedman
(Keywords: Technology, Balance, Lawyers)

To balance China, the democracies will need new friends - and India with its fast-growing economy, youthful population, and democratic politics seems the obvious candidate.
- David Frum
(Keywords: Politics, Balance, Economy, Friends, Obvious, Population, Will)

For me it's important to be in balance. To not let fear get in the way of things, to not worry so much about protecting yourself all the time.
- John Frusciante
(Keywords: Time, Fear, Balance, Worry)

The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy. It's not our job to cozy up to power. We're supposed to be the check and balance on government.
- Amy Goodman
(Keywords: Government, Power, Balance, Democracy, Job, Media)

Past conference topics have included strengthening the role of fathers in children's lives, the impact of the media culture on children, the delicate balance between work and family, and family involvement in education.
- Tipper Gore
(Keywords: Education, Family, Work, Balance, Children, Culture, Fathers, Media, Past)

There's a lot of things we can do to balance out what Obama's done and going forward show the American people the Republican Party can govern. I want a coalition of tea party people, independents, moderate Democrats trying to find a way to move this country forward before we become Greece.
- Lindsey Graham
(Keywords: People, American, Balance, Country, Democrats, Greece, Party, Republican, Tea, Trying, Want)



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