56+ Best Work Life Balance Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational work life balance quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Famous Work Life Balance Quotes

If you want to change the world, go home and love your family. — Marilyn Monroe, Actress

You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at once. — Stephen Covey, Author

You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life. — Heather Schuck, Author

Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important. — Marissa Mayer

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

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. — Michelle Obama, former First Lady

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

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

No one on his deathbed ever said, ‘I wish I had spent more time at the office.’ — Paul Tsongas

Framing 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? — Katie Thurmes

You have to balance your passions, not your time. — Lisa Sugar

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

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

Imagine 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. — Brian Dyson, former Vice Chairman and COO of CocaCola

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

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.’ — Thomas Kinkade

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

The challenge of work life balance is without question one of the most significant struggles faced by modern man. — Anna Quindlen

If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money. — Michael Altshuler

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

A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night. — Philip Green

Most people chase success at work, thinking that will make them happy. The truth is that happiness at work will make you successful. — Alexander Kjerulf, “Chief Happiness Officer”

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

There is no such thing as work-life balance. There is work, there is life, and there is no balance. — Sheryl Sandberg

Better learn balance. Balance is key. — Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you. — Marissa Mayer, President and CEO of Yahoo

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

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. — Stephen Covey, Author

When in doubt, there will be plenty of time later to choose work. — Abigail Van Buren, Advice Columnist

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. —  Jane Park

Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance. — Epicurus, Philosopher

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. — Oprah Winfrey

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

Don’t confuse having a career with having a life. — Hillary Clinton, former US Secretary of State

You don’t have to make yourself miserable to be successful. — Andrew Wilkinson, founder of MetaLab

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. — Thomas Edison, Inventor

I 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, Chairman and CEO of SalesForce

Failure of your company is not failure in life. Failure in your relationship is. — Ev Williams, Cofounder of Medium and Twitter

Reconsider your definitions. 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. — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do less, be more. — Elizabeth Grace Saunders, Author

Always take some of the play, fun, freedom, and wonder of the weekend into your week and your work. — Rasheed Ogunlaru, Life Coach

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

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

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. — Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can’t do a good job if your job is all you do. — Steve Blank, Author

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. — Arianna Huffington, Cofounder and EditorInChief of The Huffington Post

Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. — Dolly Parton, Country Singer

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

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. — Beyoncé

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

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

You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. — Charles Buxton, Writer, and politician

Either you run the day, or the day runs you. — Jim Rohn, Motivational Speaker

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. — Sheryl Sandberg

Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work. — Gustave Flaubert, Writer

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. — Sydney J. Harris, Journalist

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