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55 Work Life Balance Quotes for Workaholics (and How to Get it)

Are you a workaholic and Looking to improve your work-life balance? These quotes will help you.

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Quotes about Working Too Much and Not Enjoying Life

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

“You don’t have to make yourself miserable to be successful.” Andrew Wilkinson

2. “Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance.” Epicurus

3. “More 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”

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

5. “You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.” Heather Schuck, Author of The Working Mom Manifesto

6. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘To Do’ list. Michelle Obama Click To Tweet

7. “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

8. “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.

9. “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” Dolly Parton, singer

10. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” Jim Rohn, motivational speaker

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Meaning of Work Life Balance (and How to Achieve it)

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

 

12. “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 Coca-Cola

13. “The key is not to prioritize what is on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” Stephen Covey, Author

14. “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

15. “Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choice.” Betsy Jacobson

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

17. You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. Charles Buxton Click To Tweet

18. “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.” Marissa Mayer

19. “I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting done a little less.” Anna Quindlen

20. “It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.” Philip Green

21. “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.” Thomas Kinkade

22. Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important. Stephen Covey Click To Tweet

23. “Better learn balance. Balance is key.” Mr. Miyagi

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

25. “I spend most of my time thinking about how to connect the world and serve our community better, but a lot of that time isn’t in our office or meeting with people or doing what you’d call real work. I take a lot of time just to read and think about things by myself.” Mark Zuckerberg

26. “The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” Stephen R. Covey, author

27. “Do less, be more.” Elizabeth Grace Saunders

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Funny Work Life Balance Quotes

28. “I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.” Charles Lamb

“I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.” Charles Lamb

29. “No one on his deathbed ever said, I wish I had spent more time at the office.” Paul Tsongas

30. “You can’t do a good job if your job is all you do.” Katie Thurmes

31. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Unknown

32. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” Michael Altshuler, Motivational Speaker

33. “Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?” Edgar Bergen

34. Beat the 5 o’clock rush, leave work at noon. Work life balance Quote Click To Tweet

35. “When you’re gone would you rather have your gravestone that says: ‘He never missed a meeting?’ or one that says: ‘He was a great father’? Steve Blank, Author

36. “When your life works, your work works.” Unknown

37. “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?” Sheryl Sandberg

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Don’t Mix Personal and Professional Life Quotes

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

“Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.” Hillary Clinton

39. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” Albert Einstein

40. “Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.” Gustave Flaubert

41. “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.” Catherine Pulsifer

42. “I have so much admiration for women who are mothers, who balance family and work.” Beyoncé

43. 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 Gillett Click To Tweet

44. “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.” Jonathan Lockwood Huie

45. “Work, love and play are the great balance wheels of man’s being.” Orison Swett Marden

 

Workaholic quotes (for husband)

46. “A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.” Marilyn Monroe, Actress

"A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.” Marilyn Monroe

47. “You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.” Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker

48. “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, Co-founder and Editor-In-Chief of The Huffington Post

49. “Failure of your company is not failure in life. Failure in your relationship is.” Ev Williams, Co-founder of Medium and Twitter

50. “When in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose work.” Anna Quindlen, Author

51. “Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” Sydney J. Harris, Journalist

52. You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at once. Oprah Winfrey Click To Tweet

53. “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, author and businesswoman

54. “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.” Dr. Kathleen Hall

55. “Happiness is not a matter of intensity but balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” Thomas Merton

 

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