There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
– Carl Gustav Jung, 1875 – 1961
Breaks balance out. The sun don’t shine on the same old dog’s rear end every day.
– Darrell Royal
Life’s unfairness is not irrevocable; we can help balance the scales for others, if not always for ourselves.
– Hubert H. Humphrey, 1911 – 1978
I make money using my brains and lose money listening to my heart. But in the long run my books balance pretty well.
– Kate Seredy, 1899 – 1975
Unfortunately, the balance of nature decrees that a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares.
– Peter Ustinov, 1921 – 2004
The politician is an acrobat; he keeps his balance by doing the opposite of what he says.
– Maurice Barrès, 1862 – 1923
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
Whilst there is a chance of the world getting through its troubles, I hold that a reasonable man has to behave as though he were sure of it. If at the end your cheerfulness is not justified, at any rate you will have been cheerful.
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.
After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times, they begin to realize it has meaning and may even be true.
I see knowledge increasing and human power increasing. I see ever-increasing possibilities before life, And I see no limits set to it at all, Existence impresses me as a perpetual dawn. Our lives, as I apprehend, are great in expectations.
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
– All from Herbert George Wells, 1866 – 1946