6. Live in Balance

6.1. The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.


6.2. If passion drives, let reason hold the reins.

—Ben Franklin

6.3. If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when?

—Avot 1:14

6.4. In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.


6.5. Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.

—Francis Bacon

6.6. Temperate temperance is best; intemperate temperance injures the cause of temperance.

—Mark Twain

6.7. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.

—Thomas Paine

6.8. Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance.


6.9. So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

6.10. Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the strength to change those I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

—Serenity Prayer