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‘Favourite Work/Life Balance Quotes’

A Selection collated by Rosie Gray, Mosaic Learning

  I’ve been collecting quotes for many years, as I enjoy the way a message can be summed up neatly (and memorably) in a sentence or two. Often these quotes are shared with my Clients, leading to a powerful insight or thought provoking conversation.  I know from feedback, these quotes are often kept and resonate long after our work together is completed.

  So I want to share this shortlist of some of my favourites with you. They’re all themed around the topic of ‘Work/Life Balance’, as this can be challenging for so many of us. Of course, the ideal balance between these important elements in our lives is different for everybody – it depends on what is important to us, and this shifts over time. 

  But the starting point must be deciding what we want it to be, for us, now. Then we can begin taking positive steps towards making it happen.

  Some of the quotes are profound, others just make me smile – I hope you enjoy them too. And do let me know your own ‘Work/life Balance’ favourite quotes – I’ll add them to the list, and place on the website for all to enjoy.


‘Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be

Abraham Lincoln

‘Choose a job you like & you will never have to work a day in your life’


‘Nobody can go back & start a new beginning, but anyone can start today & make a new ending

Maria Robinson

‘Brian Dyson, the former CEO of Coca-Cola explained that he feels we juggle 5 different balls: a health ball, a family ball, a friends ball, a work ball & a spirituality ball. Four of the five are made out of crystal. If we drop them, they’re going to shatter. Only one ball is made out of rubber & bounces back; the work ball.’

From ‘Fast Company’ magazine

‘In all my years of counselling those near death, I’ve yet to hear anyone say they wish they had spent more time at the office

Rabbi Kuschner

‘Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You’ll be criticised anyway

Eleanor Roosevelt

‘Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life

Steve Jobs

‘You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at once.

Oprah Winfrey

‘The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with some rain

Dolly Parton

‘A well-developed sense of humour is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life’

William Arthur Ward

Copyright 2009 – 2014 Rosie Gray, Mosaic Learning Ltd. All rights reserved

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