Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry because I never undertake more work than I can go through with calmness of spirit.
— John Wesley
The trouble with cleaning the house is it gets dirty the next day anyway, so skip a week if you have to. The children are the most important thing.
— Barbara Bush
Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls: work, family, health, friends and spirit. 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 never be the same.
— Brian Dyson
I have decided not to let my time be used up by people to whom I make no difference while I neglect those for whom I am irreplaceable.
— Tony Campolo
People often ask me now, “Zinger, is golf still as important to you as it was before you had cancer?” Yes and no. Yes, of course, golf is important to me. I love the game; it is how I make a living. But no, golf is no longer at the top of my priority list. In fact, it runs a slow fourth. My priorities now are God, my family, my friends and golf.
— Paul Azinger
If there’s one characteristic all winners share, it’s that they care more than anyone else. No detail is too small to sweat or too large to dream.
— Jack Welch
Even if it’s just for 15 minutes, pursue one of your passions every day. Watch your health and esteem grow as you feed your soul through regular exercise of passionate interest.
— Dr. Ellen McGrath
The most successful people are the ones who have a passion for what they do. They never get bored, they still look forward to their work, and that’s what keeps them going.
— Yogi Berra
Passion is the key to success. Every achiever I’ve met is quick to admit that the passion for his or her dream made it happen.
— Robert Schuller
The more excited you are about accomplishing something that is important to you, the more excited others will be about helping you do it. Emotions are contagious. The more passion you have for your life and your activities, the more charisma you will have, and the more cooperation you will gain from others.
— Andrew Wood and Brian Tracy
It is the human condition that we need to continually prune our lives in many respects to keep our balance. For any new activity we take on, it is necessary that we discard some other.
— M. Scott Peck
It isn’t success if it costs you the companionship and chumminess and love of your children. Very often, busy, wealthy men and women of momentous affairs discover too late that they have sacrificed the finest thing in life, the affection of their family.
— B.C. Forbes
One thing I learned from my father is to have balance between work and family. I watched my father work 18 hours a day all throughout my childhood. He and my mother divorced in the late ‘60s and I’m sure it was because he spent too much time in the business.
— Jim Perdue
I used to put so much emphasis on tennis. But now I’ve learned that the great things in life are the simple, basic things.
— Chris Evert
Don’t wait to get sick to set your priorities straight. Value your health and your family and friends, because they aren’t replaceable. There will always be another deal, client, market or promotion around the corner. This approach is not only healthier, it will probably help you perform better on the job.
— Joe Torre
You have to set priorities. I always remember my father said, “Chuck, your health comes first; without that you have nothing. The family comes second. Your business comes third. You better recognize and organize those first two, so that you can take care of the third.”
— Charles Knight
Men will spend their health getting wealth; then gladly pay all they have earned to get health back.
— Mike Murdock
The best promoter of health is something to do.
— John Burroughs
To insure good health eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness and maintain an interest in life.
— William Louden
Don’t be reckless with your health. When I was young, I thought I was God Almighty. Then I had a heart attack at age 34. My doctor told me I had “Superman Syndrome.” He says that when a guy feels good, he thinks he’s Superman. He only goes to the doctor when the kryptonite gets him.
— Ralph Haas
I work out almost every morning, and that makes me feel like I started the day right.
— Yogi Berra
Physical activity can be a terrific thing to immerse yourself in; not only do you relax your mind, but you strengthen your body.
— Napoleon Hill
I look at my body much as one would an investment in stocks or real estate. If I exercise, there’ll be returns on that investment, besides the more obvious golf benefits.
— Gary Player
Being fit is fun and adds years to your life.
— George Halas
Men’s metabolisms start slowing down in their mid to late thirties. So if at 40 you’re eating the same way you did at 30, you’re guaranteed to put on weight. It’s that simple. To compensate, it’s crucial that you exercise more and eat less as you age.
— Dr. Woodson Merrill