Yin Yang Quotes: Find Balance for Inner Peace

Take a deep breath and find tranquility with these wise and insightful words. Yin yang symbolizes the duality of existence in Chinese philosophy; that of opposing forces that complement each other and exist in a dynamic but balanced relationship. Meaningful yin and yang quotes will inspire you to live a life of balance and happiness.

Whether you’re seeking understanding of yourself or the world around you, yin yang quotes can give insight and help us discover an equilibrium of harmony within ourselves and with others. Let’s start your journey to enlightenment today and uncover the philosophy behind these powerful words and experience a new level of consciousness.

Best Yin Yang Quotes

Yin and yang, male and female, strong and weak, rigid and tender, heaven and earth, light and darkness, thunder and lightning, cold and warmth, good and evil the interplay of opposite principles constitutes the universe. Confucius

If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse. Anthon St. Maarten

Nature is about balance. All the world comes in pairs Yin and Yang, right and wrong, men and women; what’s pleasure without pain? Angelina Jolie

The dance between darkness and light will always remain the stars and the moon will always need the darkness to be seen, the darkness will just not be worth having without the moon and the stars. C. JoyBell C.

The heart of a human being is no different from the soul of heaven and earth. In your practice always keep in your thoughts the interaction of heaven and earth, water and fire, yin and yang. Morihei Ueshiba

Accept your dark side, understanding it will help you to move with the light. Knowing both sides of our souls, helps us all to move forward in life and to understand that, perfection doesn’t exist. Martin R. Lemieux

The light is the left hand of darkness. Ursula K. Le Guin

Life gives us a bunch of choices because everything is a matter of perception. Where some see the light, others see darkness. Where some feel openness and expectation, others feel fear and danger. Where some are influenced by yin, others are dominated by yang. Where some are guided by trust, others are confined into suspicion. Erik Pevernagie

Countless words count less than the silent balance between yin and yang. Laozi

The Pentacle The ancients envisioned their world in two halves masculine and feminine. Their gods and goddesses worked to keep a balance of power. Yin and Yang. When male and female were balanced, there was harmony in the world. When they were unbalanced there was chaos. Dan Brown

All of our punishment institutions, including jails, laws, church confessionals, and so forth, are systems of illusion. The order of the universe, the infinite justice of yin and yang, naturally takes care of all motion and compensation. We don’t need to invent arbitrary ways to make balance with punishments. Michio Kushi

So it is said, for him who understands Heavenly joy, life is the working of Heaven; death is the transformation of things. In stillness, he and the yin share a single Virtue; in motion, he and the yang share a single flow. Zhuangzi

The Tao gives birth to One. One gives birth to yin and yang. Yin and yang give birth to all things. The complete whole is the complete whole. So also is any part the complete whole. But forget about understanding and harmonizing and making all things one. The universe is already a harmonious oneness; just realize it. Laozi

best yin yang quotes

All in the eye of the beholder  Some of the most destructive forces in the world can also have the power of beauty. Martin R. Lemieux

Yin and Yang are one vital force the primordial aura. Wang Yangming

There’s eternal opposition between yin and yang. No third party at all, but treason occurs sometimes. Toba Beta

This is a concept that western culture has forgotten everything is one! The idea of dichotomy is deeply wrong and nothing is better than a great symbol of China, the Tao, the wheel of yin and yang that represents life. The universe is the harmony of opposites because there is no water without fire, there is no female with no male, there is no night without day, there is no sun without the moon there is no good without evil! This symbol is perfect since the white and black are embracing each other; inside the white, there is a black point and inside the black, there is a white point. Tiziano Terzani

A beam or pillar can be used to batter down a city wall, but it is no good for stopping up a little hole this refers to a difference in function. Thoroughbreds like Qiji and Hualiu could gallop a thousand li in one day, but when it came to catching rats they were no match for the wildcat or the weasel this refers to a difference in skill. The horned owl catches fleas at night and can spot the tip of a hair, but when daylight comes, no matter how wide it opens its eyes, it cannot see a mound or a hill this refers to a difference in nature. Now do you say, that you are going to make Right your master and do away with Wrong, or make Order your master and do away with Disorder? If you do, then you have not understood the principle of heaven and earth or the nature of the ten thousand things. This is like saying that you are going to make Heaven your master and do away with Earth, or make Yin your master and do away with Yang. Obviously it is impossible. Zhuangzi

It is yin and yang. Light is the left hand of darkness how did it go? Light, dark. Fear, courage. Cold, warmth. Female, male. It is yourself both and one. A shadow on snow. Ursula K. Le Guin

Will and I are yin and yang. He’s all sky, vast and bright and soaring, and I’m all earth. I’m here to ground him, and he’s here to help me fly. Jada Pinkett Smith

The good and the bad never existed in this world as standalone features. They were always bound together. Tamuna Tsertsvadze

There is no life without death. That is the true meaning of yin and yang. Lisa See

It is so very helpful to know exactly how, and in what ways, you are devilish. It is non beneficial, and even detrimental, to go about life with a mental image of yourself that is just not accurate. A projection of things that you want to see, blinding yourself to the things you don’t want to see. The devil in you and the angel in you both curate the best life for you, but you make it harder on both of them when you acknowledge only one of them. I like to see them both and give each their due honors. C. JoyBell C.

It’s not about binary but awareness of Oneness riddle. Between two extremes I choose the way in the middle. Ana Claudia Antunes

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So my message is in whichever realm, be it going into space or going into the deep sea, you have to balance the yin and yang of caution and boldness, risk aversion and risk taking, fear, and fearlessness. No great accomplishment takes place, whether it be a movie or a deep ocean expedition, or a space mission, without a kind of dynamic equipoise between the two. Luck is not a factor. Hope is not a strategy. Fear is not an option. James Cameron

First you meet someone someone who is completely different from everyone around you. Someone who sees everything in a different light and forces you to shift, change your angle of vision, observe everything anew, within and without. You think you can keep a safe distance from him. You think you can navigate your way through this beautiful storm until you realize, much too suddenly, you are thrust out into the open and in fact, you control nothing. Elif Shafak

Stillness and action are relative, not absolute, principles. It is important to find a balance of yin and yang, not just in qigong, but in everyday life. In movement, seek stillness and rest. In rest, be mindful and attentive. Ken Cohen

I nurture my feminine energy and honor my yin power. Amy Leigh Mercree

Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent. Dr. Seuss

You can’t understand Feminine. If you have understood something, it’s Masculine, not Feminine. Feminine is like a chocolate without wrapper. There is nothing to read on it no MRP, no barcode, no expiry dates. It can only be experienced, not understood. Shunya

When you expect something, when you aim at something, right there you dilute your energy; you split your energy, you split your attention and it becomes more than the place of yin and yang. You do not only divide, but you create the problem. Taizan Maezumi

It is impossible to know what life actually is until we actually stop being alive. It is pretty similar to the fact that we wouldn’t know what light is if we didn’t see dark or we wouldn’t know what sound is if we didn’t experience silence. Ozan Kulcu

What we are seeking is the nexus of all possible worlds and states of mind, which is within us. The source of yin and yang is within you. Frederick Lenz

By creating a healthy relationship between our own self, and balancing our Yin and Yang energies, we’ll find harmony and fulfillment within. Heidi M. Morrison

The physical universe was created when Oneness became duality, and we can see this duality, this yin, and yang, everywhere in the universe, in every atom, every action, and in every function of the human body. Yin and yang are manifest everywhere, except at the very center of being, the perfect point of balance, at that infinite moment where the future becomes the past. Robert Tisserand

The sun works the day shift; the moon, the night shift. Michael Bassey Johnson

Without people pushing against your quest to do something worth talking about, it’s unlikely to be worth the journey. Persist. Seth Godin

People think that social media reflects the whole story, when in actuality it is only about 1% of the truth. Some people are really happy, and some aren’t it is honestly all about the yin and yang of it all. Shana Digital

Often, the truly great and valuable lessons we learn in life are learned through pain. That’s why they call it growing pains. It’s all about yin and yang. And that’s not something you order off column A at your local Chinese restaurant. Fran Drescher

The reason as to why we are attracted to our opposites is because they are our salvation from the burden of being ourselves. Kamand Kojouri

Responsibility and Trust these two are like Yin and Yang, together perfectly complete, and each one requiring the presence of the other. The next time you mistrust someone, consider this does that person feel responsible for you in any way? If the answer is yes, then go ahead and trust them. Very likely, they are looking out for your best interest. Vera Nazarian

All being, it seemed, was built on opposites, on division. Man or woman, vagabond or citizen, lover or thinker no breath could both be in and out, none could be man and wife, free and yet orderly, knowing the urge of life and the joy of intellect. Always the one paid for the other, though each was equally precious and essential. Hermann Hesse

There are no greater adversaries than yin and yang, because nothing in Heaven or on Earth escapes them. But it is not yin and yang that do this, it is your heart that makes it so. Zhuangzi

You spoke your words as though you denied the very existence of the shadows or of evil. Think, now where would your good be if there were no evil and what would the world look like without shadow? Mikhail Bulgakov

I’ll believe it if I see it for dogs translates to I’ll believe it if I smell it. So don’t bother yelling at them; it’s the energy and scent they pay attention to, not your words. Cesar Millan

But what if I should discover that the least among them all, the poorest of all beggars, the most impudent of all offenders, yea the very fiend himself that these are within me, and that I myself stand in need of my own kindness, that I myself am the enemy who must be loved what then? Then, as a rule, the whole truth of Christianity is reversed there is no more talk of love and long suffering; we say to the brother within us, Raca, and condemn and rage against ourselves. We hide him from the world; we deny ever having met this least among the lowly in ourselves, and had it been God himself who drew near to us in this despicable form, we should have denied him a thousand times before a single cock had crowed. C.G. Jung

Spiritual balance is tai chi. It is the center of things. It is the place where yin and yang meet. In the chakras, it is considered the heart chalkra, anahata. Frederick Lenz

Let us give thanks for our shadows for they are there in the first place because of the presence of light. Kamand Kojouri

I feel like I always had a yin and yang experience with music. I’ve always been able to rock out, and then I’ve always had to take piano lessons, too. Son Lux

Your greatest attribute, that which allows you to accomplish most in life and the most treasured aspect of your being will often be the source of your greatest suffering. Chris Matakas

Whenever you’re making a dark comedy, you’re always looking for the yin and yang in an actor. Jamie Babbit

Freedom without discipline is foolish, discipline without freedom is insanity. Ilona Mialik

The journey of the development of the ability of transmutation, is quite the journey to be on! First you awaken to the darkness that is in you, then you learn to accept it, then you learn to marry it with your light, and then, finally, you learn how to harness the dark energy through your bright energy in order to transmutate any darkness into brightness, into light and lightness. This is Soul Alchemy and sometimes it is thrust upon an individual and other times it is sought after by an individual. In any case, it is not an easy journey to surmount. C. JoyBell C.

Zero is powerful because it is infinity’s twin. They are equal and opposite, yin and yang. They are equally paradoxical and troubling. The biggest questions in science and religion are about nothingness and eternity, the void and the infinite, zero and infinity. The clashes over zero were the battles that shook the foundations of philosophy, of science, of mathematics, and of religion. Underneath every revolution lay a zero and an infinity. Charles Seife

In this world, there is no absolute good, no absolute evil, the man said. Good and evil are not fixed, stable entities but are continually trading places. A good may be transformed into an evil in the next second. And vice versa. Such was the way of the world that Dostoevksy depicted in The Brothers Karamazov. The most important thing is to maintain the balance between the constantly moving good and evil. If you lean too much in either direction, it becomes difficult to maintain actual morals. Indeed, balance itself is the good. Haruki Murakami

Femininity doesn’t always relate to being a woman and masculinity doesn’t always relate to being a man; it’s a quality of being ness. Women have to portray the quality of masculinity; society wants it to be like a man; not necessarily male, but like a man. If that makes sense. In nature itself, there’s yin and yang, there’s masculine and feminine. Hamid Drake

It comes out from no source, it goes back in through no aperture. It has reality yet no place where it resides; it has duration yet no beginning or end. Something emerges, though through no aperture this refers to the fact that it has reality. It has reality yet there is no place where it resides this refers to the dimension of space. It has duration but no beginning or end this refers to the dimension of time. There is life, there is death, there is a coming out, there is a going back in yet in the coming out and going back its form is never seen. This is called the Heavenly Gate. The Heavenly Gate is nonbeing. The ten thousand things come forth from nonbeing. Being cannot create being out of being; inevitably it must come forth from nonbeing. Nonbeing is absolute nonbeing, and it is here that the sage hides himself. Zhuangzi

Yin and Yang control man’s actions and both extremes are a natural reaction. Ray Davies

The kitchen. The bathroom. The yin and yang of the household. David C Holley

In the West when you talk about yin and yang, people normally think of yin and yang as something that’s linear. But in the east, we tend to think of yin and yang as circles. They’re two circles that actually can lie on top of each other, yet they remain separate. Frederick Lenz

It takes two to Tao. Ana Claudia Antunes

Sasuke is always in the corner of my mind. Naruto and Sasuke progress as a pair. So when I write about Naruto, I always have to think about Sasuke. They are on opposite sides of the spectrum, like yin and yang. Masashi Kishimoto

We are a product of love, so why stop loving ourselves and others. Vishwas Chavan

Everywhere, even in the blackest abyss, he believed one might witness the divine. The shadows and contrast absence itself as important as the light and marble, for one cannot exist without the other. Eowyn Ivey

Growing up, me and my brother, we were kind of exact opposites. We were completely yin and yang. He was more rough and tumble, and I just wanted to play with my girlfriends. Candis Cayne

We’ve heard history for centuries. It’s time for herstory. Mommy Moo Moo

It’s kind of the yin and yang that fascinate me. That for all the evil men do, there are also people who work obnoxiously long hours and sacrifice their personal lives because it is a calling if they don’t keep our streets safe if they aren’t there to advocate for and save beaten women and children and murder victims, who will? Lisa Gardner

We are only different because there exists something to be different from, and it is this difference that bonds us. Chris Matakas

Because every portion of the body, mind, and spirit yearns for the integration of yin and yang, angelic intercourse is led by the spirit rather than the sexual organs. Where ordinary intercourse unites sex organs with sex organs, angelic cultivation unites spirit with spirit, mind with mind, and every cell of one body with every cell of the other body. Laozi

Pain and pleasure are the yin and yang of love. J. Earp

Presumably, as a Martial artist, I do not fight for gain or loss, am not concerned with strength or weakness, and neither advance a step nor retreat a step. The enemy does not see me. I do not see the enemy. Penetrating to a place where heaven and earth have not yet divided, where yin and yang have not yet arrived, I quickly and necessarily gain effect. Takuan Soho

My soul has been severed in two, like Yin and Yang, these parts interlace. Only, both are beasts. Ilse V. Rensburg

I don’t know why we work, my husband and I. We just do. We are black and white yin and yang. Heidi Klum

Remember the balance; the give and take of energy. The symbol of yin and yang is more than the integration of male and female. It’s also the balance of light and dark, soft and hard, active and passive, in and out, giver and receiver. You can’t have one without the other. Brownell Landrum

If it were any other way, it would be easy. And if it were any other way, everyone would do it and your work would ultimately be devalued. The yin and yang are clear without people pushing against your quest to do something worth talking about, it’s unlikely it would be worth the journey. Persist. Seth Godin

There is no greater force of amiability, or ability, Than to have strength combined with flexibility. Ana Claudia Antunes

The world is, was, will always be filled with good and evil, because good and evil is the yin and yang of the human condition. Philip Zimbardo

There are a lot of unspoken things with me and Nimai Larson. We’re very yin and yang, neither one of us really treads on each other’s toes. She’s this wizard of the rhythm world, and I know nothing about that, but I can dabble with melody and lyrics and that’s something she doesn’t really have any interest in. We complement each other in that way. Taraka Larson

Only here in the Center a new union can occur, as the Mysterious Pass is the ideal space and time to experience the interpenetrating fluctuations of Yin and Yang. The Mysterious Pass is therefore the primordial Chaos hundun containing the germ of life the pre cosmic sparkle of Original Yang and Original Yin which is the prime mover and the material prima of the alchemical work. Monica Esposito

The old age old story of Yin & Yang. Every positive side has a negative side too. Which are you? Timothy Pina

Yin and yang. The dualities that make us human. As though our lives play out on an immense balance scale move one way, the scale tips to the left, but move the other, and it swings around to the right. Abramelin Keldor

All that we do is governed by the law of opposites in which every so called positive act is exactly and equally balanced by its opposite. Tony Parsons

How I spend my time is my right but in the end, it still affects those I don’t leave time for. There’s a yin and yang in life. But people seriously don’t ever realize it until it’s too late. Rachel Van Dyken

As with lemon juice, the more sorrel you use, the more it has to be balanced with something sweet, starchy or creamy, it’s a yin yang approach to cooking that I find rather calming. Yotam Ottolenghi

The dreams of existence of that we call time, space, matter, subject, object, yin, yang everything flows forth from this tai chi. Frederick Lenz

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to avoid the force of the attack upon your body, mind, or emotions, and apply your response to the weak point. In other words, yield to the yang and push on the yin. Jan Kauskas

Yin and yang are the left and right hands of the infinite   creator, destroyer, and reproducer of everything that exists. George Ohsawa

The motion of yin and yang generates all things in nature. Meh Jiuzhang and Guo Lei

The motion of yin yang is a circular one more a spiraling one ever changing between one phase and the other. As yin fulfills itself, inherent within it are the seeds of yang, and visa versa. Rodney L. Taylor

Given a choice I want to do a yin and yang tattoo on the middle of my chest and right next to my heart. Daisy Shah