Work Life Balance Quotes

Work Life Balance Quotes

Are you finding it difficult to have a good work-life balance? See these work-life balance quotes to learn a few tricks on how to have a good work-life balance.

Work-life balance is the harmony between your work and your life.

In other words, it is ensuring that one does not suffer as a result of the other.

Furthermore, when achieving success is your ultimate goal, you tend to work as hard as you possibly can.

This makes you focus so much on work and neglect other aspects of life.

Consequently, you may never truly achieve the success and happiness that you’re working so hard for.

Most successful people are people who have learned the art of work-life balance.

Yes, they work hard to achieve their goals.

However, they do a lot of prioritizing to ensure that their work time is productive.

This way, they can make out time for other aspects of their lives.

So, want to know how these successful people ensure they have a healthy work-life balance?

These work-life balance quotes will tell you all you need to know.

More so, these work-life balance quotes are helpful tips from successful people who have learned over time how to balance their work and life.

They share their expert advice in these work-life balance quotes on how to stay productive at what you do by prioritizing and making time for other aspects of life apart from work.

So, read these work-life balance quotes, meditate on it and learn a few tricks on how to have a healthy work-life balance.

147 Work-Life Balance Quotes 

1A man should never neglect his family for business. ― Walt Disney

Are you neglecting your family for business?

Is your business taking all your time?

Walt Disney is suggesting you push your business to success and make time to be with your family too.

2A person has got to balance work and life and family in order to be a balanced person ― P. J. O’Rourke

Are you a balanced person?

Have you balanced your work and life?

P. J. O’Rourke is telling you to be a balanced person by balancing your work, life, and family for you to be happy and can maximize your productivity.

3A 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. ― Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Have you scheduled your day?

Do you take time to relax?

Jonathan Lockwood Huie is urging to manage your time well.

4A true balance between work and life comes with knowing that your life activities are integrated, not separated. ― Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

Are you integrating your work and life or separating them?

Have you made a true balance between your work and life?

This quote is giving you an insight on how to have a true balance between work and life which is to integrate the two together.

5A wise woman recognizes when her life is out of balance and summons the courage to act to correct it, she knows the meaning of true generosity, happiness is the reward for a life lived in harmony with a courage and grace. ― Suze Orman

Is your life out of balance?

Are you summoning the courage to correct it?

Suze Orman is saying you should take time to know if your life is balanced or out of balance and be ready to correct so as to reap its benefit of happiness.

6Allowing my people to have a good work-life balance by working flexibly is very important to me. ― Richard Branson

Is your work flexible?

Are you allowing your workers to have a good work-life balance?

It is important to have a good work-life balance and to allow your subordinates to have a good work-life balance to promote happiness and more productivity.

7Always take some of the play, fun, freedom and wonder of the weekend into your week & your work. ― Rasheed Ogunlaru

Are you taking some time to relax?

Are you relaxing and having fun only at the weekends?

Rasheed Ogunlaru is advising you to take some time to relax and have fun during the week and not only by weekends.

8Anyone who ends up being a leader of a large complicated organization, whether you’re a male or a female, you’re working an immense amount of hours, and you can’t do everything. You can’t have complete work/life balance. ― Sandra E. Peterson

Are you leading a complicated organization?

Are you spending an immense amount of hours working?

Sandra E. Peterson is talking about how hard it is for you to have a complete work-life balance if you are leading in a complicated organization.

9Balance activity with serenity, wealth and simplicity, persistence with innovation, community with solitude, familiarity with adventure, constancy with change, leading with following. ― Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Are you balancing your activities?

How do you balance your activities?

You need to balance your actions with other actions so as to enjoy your journey and improve your output.

10Balance in general is difficult, but I refuse to go through life and just have work and not have good balance. I want to be an example, not only to my own children but also to artists and other entrepreneurs, that you can be a workaholic and also be a good husband and good father. ― Scooter Braun

Are you finding balancing work and life difficult?

Do you want to be perfect in both life and work?

Scooter Braun is telling you that it is possible for you to be great at both work and family.

11Balance 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. — Joshua Osenga

Are you feeling whole and complete?

Are you maintaining quality in life and work?

Joshua Osenga is telling you about how maintaining quality in life and work is essential to feeling whole and complete.

12Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. ― Betsy Jacobson

Are you interpreting work-life balance as better time management?

Are you setting your priority right?

Betsy Jacobson telling you how setting your priorities right and marking boundaries to what you want will help to balance your life and work.

13Balance, 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. ― Thomas Kinkade

Do you want to enjoy the fruits of a successful life?

Are you serving others well with your talents?

Thomas Kinkade is urging you to recognize your talents, use it to make money and be useful to others so have a fruitful and successful life.

14Be 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. ― Robert Fulghum

Are you living a balanced life?

Are you enjoying your daily activities?

Robert Fulghum imploying you to learn different ways to make your work more enjoyable which will make living a balanced life easy.

15Better learn balance. Balance is key. ― Mr. Miyagi

Are you learn how to balance your life?

Do you know balance is the key to a fulfilled life?

To live a happy and fulfilled life, you need to learn how to make your life balanced.

16Burnout is about resentment. Preventing it is about knowing yourself well enough to know what it is you’re giving up that makes you resentful. ― Marissa Mayer

Is your work burning you out?

Are you feeling resentful?

Marissa Mayer encourages you to know yourself well so as to what is causing you to be resentful.

17Changing professional expectations and technological tools have created an impossibility of balancing work and life. ― Rebecca Traister

Have you changed your professional expectations?

Is it becoming increasingly impossible to balance your work and life?

Rebecca Traister is pointing out reasons for work and life becoming difficult to balancing which can be reduces by sorting out the changes in the professional expectations and technological tools.

18Don’t take things too seriously. I would never devalue the importance of your business; but it’s not worth sacrificing your life for. ― Ben Yoskovitz

Are you taking things too seriously?

Are you sacrificing everything for your business?

Business is important but you should not sacrifice your life for it; you can be productive without too much sacrifice with good plans.

19Framing the issue of work-life balance as if the two were dramatically opposed practically ensures work will lose out. Who would ever choose work over life? ― Sheryl Sandberg

Are you spending more time on creating a balance between life and work?

Are you working and creating space for your family activities?

Sheryl Sandberg is urging to plan your activities for the day and not spend too much time balancing your work and life.

20Don’t confuse having a career with having a life. ― Hillary Clinton

Is there a boundary between your work and life?

Are you spending enough time with your family?

Hillary Clinton is telling you not to take working all day as living a good life; you should set boundaries between the two so as to be actively present in them.

21Don’t have work-life balance at least in the sense of trying to escape from work so you can have a life. Work should be fun – so make work enjoyable and satisfying for everyone – among other reasons because it pays off. ― Don Tapscott

Are you balancing your work and life to escape from work?

Is your work fun to you?

Don Tapscott is saying you should make your work enjoyable and satisfying to you instead of using balancing your work and life as an excuse to run away from work

22Don’t work for appraisal or appreciation, work for your personal growth. ― Sivaprakash Sidhu

Are you working for you to be appreciated?

Is your work aiding your personal development?

Sivaprakash Sidhu is imploying you to work for your personal growth and development and not just for you to be appreciated.

23Entrepreneurs who allow themselves to take part in and enjoy their families and lives outside of work have more successful businesses and are much more happier and healthier people. ― Mark Mahoney

Are you taking part in your family?

Are you taking the time to enjoy yourself outside work?

Mark Mahoney is pointing out the benefit of taking time to be with your family and enjoy yourself as an entrepreneur or worker.

24Everyone has to work where he is able to maximize what he has been given to the fullest. ― Sunday Adelaja

Are you making the best use of the tools given to you at work?

Are you happy to work for your company?

The best way to improve is to utilize the resources given to you at work and maximize your capability using it.

25Find 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. ― Mary Anne Radmacher

26For me, having a balance between work and personal life is very important. ― Martin Garrix

27I do believe in balance, and I’m always working to have more in my life. It’s hard, but I’m aware of it, and I try. I think the biggest thing for me is trying to be present. — Anine Bing

28Getting married has certainly made a massive difference to my own life. So I am committed to giving support for family finances and having the right policies for work-life balance that make it easier for couples to have a rich family life. ― Gordon Brown

29Happiness at work is not about eliminating all the bad stuff from your job. It’s about being happy at work even though some of these bad things are present. It’s about building your skills and your energy to fix the problems, and to create more and more positive experiences at work. ― Alexander Kjerulf

30Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony. ― Thomas Merton

31Having the balance of a work life and a family life has been so good for me. ― Nelly Furtado

32Having it all means having the same work and family choices that men do. It doesn’t mean having everything you want. No one has that. ― Anne Marie Slaughter

33I 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

34I believe a balanced life is essential, and I try to make sure that all of our employees know that and live that way. It’s crucial to me as a manager that I help ensure that our employees are as successful as our customers and partners. — Marc Benioff

35I 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. ― Zig Ziglar

36I don’t believe in work-life balance. I think it’s more about work-life integration because, increasingly, so much time of ours is spent doing work, so I’ve always wanted to dedicate my work life to having a social impact. ― Elaine Welteroth

37I don’t like the word ‘juggling’ or ‘work-life balance.’ You prioritize. ― Joanna Coles

38I find meditating really helps me to find balance when things become chaotic. Life can be full-on at times, and it’s always helpful to find that middle ground again—to find stillness in the chaos. Do real things, get dirty, work hard, play, travel, love, eat well, have a nice bottle of wine. Life is short, so balance is very important. — Anna Feller

39I hate the term ‘work-life balance.’ I think it’s a setup, and it’s trap for all of us. ― Ruth Porat

40I have so much admiration for women who are mothers, who balance family and work. ― Beyonce

41I have the feeling that in a balanced life one should die penniless. The trick is dismantling. ― Art Garfunkel

42I just want to make sure I have a sense of balance between work and life, because work is my life and the lines can get really blurry. ― Drew Barrymore

43I like to live life and not work every second of the day, and spend time with my family and stuff like that. Balance is very important for me. ― Greg Kurstin

44I like work/life separation, not work/life balance. What I mean by that is, if I’m on, I want to be on and maximally productive. If I’m off, I don’t want to think about work. When people strive for work/life balance, they end up blending them. That’s how you end up checking email all day Saturday. ― Tim Ferriss

45I split my commission and personal work about 50 per cent each. It is important to get that balance in life. ― Nathan Sawaya

46I tend to lose track of what is important in life when I am running around the office. A vacation with my family helps correct that. Your entrepreneurial spirit should help build what is important…not destroy it. ― Kyle Lacy

47I think a good life-work balance is important, and that’s even more important in some cases on the space station. ― Scott Kelly

48I 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. ― Maria Bamford

Interesting Work-Life Balance Quotes

49I value my work, but I don’t define myself by it. When I work, I do excellent work and when I am home, I am immersed there. ― Rebecca Diaz Bonilla

50I’ve learned that you can’t have everything and do everything at the same time. ― Oprah Winfrey

51If you live for money, no amount will ever satisfy you. ― Richie Norton

52If you slave away every day at a job you hate and come home drained and frustrated, what is that teaching your kids? ― Alexander Kjerulf

53If you want to change the world, go home and love your family. — Mother Teresa

54If you’re interested in ‘balancing work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable. ― Donald Trump

55If you’re searching for “work/life balance” you’ll always be disappointed because “balance” connotes a zero-sum equation. — Stewart D. Friedman

56If you’re worried about life-work balance, something is probably wrong with your life or your work. Instead of agonizing over balance, get excited and create change. ― Chris Guillebeau

57I’m a big believer of work/life balance. You need a little down time to recharge to make sure that when you’re here, you’re really all here. I still have a child in high school, so I go to her sporting events, even if it means leaving work and working again when I get home. I probably should work out a little more than I do. ― Mary Barra

58I’m aware that beyond my own need to find a personal balance, I should be sending a signal to society as women’s minister about the importance of work-life balance. ― Najat Vallaud―Belkacem

59I’m not really managing the work-life balance, I’m just accepting that the work increases and the ordinary life has to decrease when you’re the prime minister. ― Tony Abbott

60Imagine working 20% smarter instead of 20% longer. Work-life balance and startup success at any stage aren’t mutually exclusive. There are enough hours in the day to be effective and present. ― David Cummings

61Invest 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 Gillett

62It is not about finding a work-life balance, but, rather, it’s about work-life integration. I’ve learned to integrate my work and life so that the two exist as harmoniously as possible and priorities can be set. ― Denise Morrison

63It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade. ― Henry Ward Beecher

64It’s a balance ― sometimes you have to concentrate on your home life, and sometimes you have to concentrate on your work life. ― Peggy Johnson

65It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work, friends and family. ― Philip Green

66It’s certainly hard work, but it’s been so empowering to see that I can do whatever I set my mind on. I try to be both the best mum I can and the best businesswoman I can every day of my life. — Bianca Balti

67It’s important to have balance in your life between work and play. ― Bobby Flay

68It’s like life: you have both comedy and drama. There’s a balance, and I’m lucky enough to have it in my work. ― Carol Kane

69It’s really hard to balance kids and work without a whole lot of guilt on both sides, so I had to quickly figure out what would work best for me and my family. It’s still a work in progress. — Alli Webb

70I’ve learned finally how to balance work with having a personal life. I had to separate my personal and my professional life but now that I only have loving people in my life my personal and professional life blend together. ― Doreen Virtue

71Life is a matter of balance. ― Anonymous

72Life is all about balance. My work is very important to me, but so are my relationships. I make time for that aspect of my life, and it makes me happy having balance in my life. ― Samantha Barks

73Life will always get busy, make time to do the things you love. ― Lailah Gifty Aleita

74Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it. ― Eileen Caddy

75Luckily because I had a family and children, my priorities changed. I mean, I’m very passionate about my work but I have other interests and other things that balance my life. ― Penelope Ann Miller

76May 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. ― Catherine Pulsifer

77Most people chase success at work, thinking that will make them happy. The truth is that happiness at work will make you successful. ― Alexander Kjerulf

78My sons are precious to me and I have tried incredibly hard to strike the right balance between work and home life while being acutely aware that I haven’t always got it right. ― Hayley Mills

79Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. ― Dolly Parton

80Never work for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night. ― Marian Wright Edelman

81No 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. ― Anonymous

82No one ever dies wishing they’d spent more time at the office. ― Malcolm Forbes

83No senior politician can expect to have work-life balance. I’m afraid there are some jobs for which work-life balance inevitably goes out the window. If you want work-life balance you just have to accept that you can’t be a senior member of a government or for that matter a senior member of an opposition. ― Tony Abbott

84Nobody ever asks men about the work-life balance, and I just find that interesting, because clearly, I would imagine most men also want to be good fathers, and I’m sure they want to be good partners. ― Katie Couric

85There’s no work-life balance without making decisions and without courage. ― Michael Hyatt

86So every time you think about your work-life balance issue, remember what your boss is thinking about and that’s winning. Your needs may get heard and even successfully resolved but not if the boss’s needs aren’t met as well. ― Jack Welch

87So there’s no such thing as work-life balance. There’s work, and there’s life and there’s no balance. ― Sheryl Sandberg

88Startups are not the best choice for work-life balance, and that’s sort of just the sad reality. ― Sam Altman

89Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing. ― Harriet Braiker

90Taking a digital holiday is a great way to start bringing balance back into your life. ― Ian K Smith

91Taking time to live life will only inspire your work. ― Anonymous

92The challenge of work-life balance is without question one of the most significant struggles faced by modern man. ― Stephen Covey

93The 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. What do I need to stay grounded, in touch, in love, connected, emotionally balance? Look within yourself. ― Celine Dion

94The issue of work/life balance is a real one, and yet I still find myself frustrated if I feel like I’m giving some aspect of my life short shrift. ― Channing Dungey

95The key to keeping your balance is knowing when you’ve lost it. ― Anonymous

96The most important career decision you’ll make is who your life partner is. — Sheryl Sandberg

97The phrase work-life balance tells us that people think that work is the opposite of life. We should be talking about life-life balance. ― Patrick Dixon

Additional Work-Life Balance Quotes

98The powers that technology and independent contracting give to workers enables them to take greater control of their careers to preserve work-life balance. ― Elise Stefanik

99There is no such thing as work-life balance, everything worth fighting for unbalances your life. ― Alain De Botton

100There is no such thing as work-life balance, it is all life. The balance has to be within you. ― Sadhguru

101There is no work-life balance. We have one life. What’s most important is that you be awake for it. ― Janice Marturano

102There is nothing wrong with loving your work and wanting to apply yourself to it. But there is so much more to life. Balance is what is important, maintaining balance. ― Bronnie Ware

103There’s no life-work balance. I think you have to have the discipline to have the life you want to have. And if you are stealing from one part of your life in order to make the other part work, you are going to pay for it. ― Seth Godin

104There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices and you make them and they have consequences. ― Jack Welch

105There’s no such thing as life-work balance. It’s all LIFE. Be fully present in life. ― Anonymous

106Those who feel satisfied with their personal lives are more satisfied with their careers and perform better. ― Michael Hyatt

107Though decisions regarding work/life balance are important and vary widely from person to person, it may not be wise in the long run to optimize for doing the bare minimum at work. ― Clara Shih

108To 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. ― Sophie Kinsella

109To me, work-life balance means keeping your priorities straight. Work may need to be put first at times, but it shouldn’t be first all of the time or even most of the time. People, especially your family, are more important than work. ― Revka Stearns

110Too much of one thing can end up creating stress; this is something that no one needs in their life. But living a life in balance can provide harmony and peace. ― Catherine Pulsifer

111We are all tasked to balance and optimize ourselves. — Mae Jemison

112We are often tired and imbalanced not because we are doing too much, but because we are doing too little of what is most real and meaningful. ― Marianne Williamson

113We have overstretched our personal boundaries and forgotten that true happiness comes from living an authentic life fueled with a sense of purpose and balance. ― Dr. Kathleen Hall

114We need balance. We need to balance our inner life with our outer life. Nature is always sitting there waiting to help us, but we have to do the work. Nature is probably the greatest teacher that we’ll ever have: the earth and nature.― Dave Davies

115We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list. ― Michelle Obama

116We need to understand that we need to get the work-life balance better for both men and women by men taking on more of those roles of homemaking and child rearing. It’s an important area that we still haven’t got right. I do worry; it’s not just in the United States, it’s also in parts of Latin America. ― Mary Robinson

117We 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. – Arianna Huffington

118When I was a teenager, a psychic told me, ‘Your biggest challenge will be life―work balance.’ That’s certainly turned out to be true! ― Natalie Massenet

119When in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose work. — Anna Quindlen

120When work is going well, your home life struggles and vice versa. If my kids are OK – that is the most important thing. I strive for balance in my life, though. ― Bobby Davro

121When you don’t sleep, eat crap, don’t exercise, and are living off adrenaline for too long, your performance suffers; love those close to you. Failure of your company is not failure in life. Failure in your relationship is. ― Ev Williams

122When you’re gone would you rather have your gravestone say”He never missed a meeting” or one that said “He was a great father” ― Steve Blank

123Win back two days of living? The sense of freedom is overwhelming! Switch off your mobile phone and consider your options. ― Fennel Hudson

124Work-life balance was a mistake from the start. Because we don’t really want balance. We want satisfaction. ― Matthew Kelly

125Work 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 and perhaps even shattered. ― Gary Keller

126Work is just a part of our Life, not vice versa. So Live life full time, work work, part time. ― Vikrmn

127Work life balance means setting commitments (both for work and home) and sticking to them. It’s about not overcommitting so there’s always time to be guided in the direction that feels most alive and necessary on any given day. Some days may fill the work bucket more while others fill the life bucket. And that’s ok. ― Beryl Ayn Young

128Work life balance is about creating a life that flows with you rather than a life you have to power through. ― Jamie Marie Wilson

Work to live, don’t live to work. ― Anonymous

Good quotes on business success for women entrepreneurs.

129Work, love, and play are the great balance wheels of man’s being. ― Orison Swett Marden

130Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion. ― Simon Sinek

131work-life balance is a real challenge; if you are dedicated to work, chances are you are not ‘Dedicated’ enough, and vice versa. ― Vinay Goyal

132You can’t do a good job if your job is all you do. ― Katie Thurmes

133Work-life balance is not an entitlement or benefit. Your company cannot give it to you, you have to create it for yourself. ― Matthew Kelly

134work-life Freedom > work-life Balance ― Richie Norton

135Wrestling with work-life balance is a luxury when working to support a family is a necessity rather than a choice. I think that focus is only partially a result of these tough economic times. I think it also reflects a bit of “having it all fatigue”. Women are worn out from feeling the feeling the pressure to excel at work, and be the perfect mom at home. ― Willom Bay

136You are far more likely to succeed if you are having fun, so play as hard as you work, if not harder. Find time to laugh, whether it is catching up with friends, chatting to new people or sharing a joke on twitter. Then when opportunity knocks, open the door and make every second count. ― Richard Branson

137You can love your job, but your job will not love you back. ― Cathie Black

138You can maintain work-life balance even while pursuing careers. ― Chanda Kochhar

139You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you. ― Marissa Mayer

140You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life. ― Heather Schuck

141You don’t have to make yourself miserable to be successful. It’s natural to look back and mythologize the long nights and manic moments of genius, but success isn’t about working hard, it’s about working smart. ― Andrew Wilkinson

142You don’t have to make yourself miserable to be successful. – Anonymous

143You have to learn to balance work, family, a personal life; it is a part of life. ― Juanes

144You have to balance your passion, not your time. ― Lisa Sugar

145You may not believe in anything called a work-life balance, but your body certainly does. You need to monitor and nurture your body. ― Vivek Wadhwa

146You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. ― Charles Buxton

147Women need real moments of solitude and self―reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. ― Barbara de Angelis

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