These poise quotes will inspire you. Poise, to hold (something) in a balanced and steady position or graceful and elegant bearing in a person.
A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging poise quotes, poise sayings, and poise proverbs.
Best Poise Quotes
- “For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.” ~ Sam Levenson
- “Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.” ~ Maxwell Maltz
- “Remember that poise and power are inseparably associated. The calm and balanced mind is the strong and great mind; the hurried and agitated mind is the weak one.” ~ Wallace D. Wattles
“Most people think of poise as calm, self-assured dignity; but I call it “just being you”.” ~ John Wooden
- “The key to winning is poise under stress.” ~ Paul Brown
- “Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts. Develop the mind of equilibrium. You will always be getting praise and blame, but do not let either affect the poise of the mind: follow the calmness, the absence of pride.” ~ Gautama Buddha
- “Confidence – Poise and confidence are not possible unless you have prepared correctly. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Poise and confidence are a natural result of proper preparation.” ~ John Wooden , Poise quotes and confidence
“Poise: the ability to be ill at ease inconspicuously.” ~ Earl Wilson
- “Success is very largely a matter of adjusting one’s self to the ever-varying and changing environments of life, in a spirit of harmony and poise.” ~ Napoleon Hill
- “Functionally, a man is somewhat like a bicycle. A bicycle maintains its poise and equilibrium only so long as it’s moving forward towards something.” ~ Maxwell Maltz
- “Success is ninety-nine percent mental attitude. It calls for love, joy, optimism, confidence, serenity, poise, faith, courage, cheerfulness, imagination, initiative, tolerance, honesty, humility, patience, and enthusiasm.” ~ Wilferd Peterson
“…walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
- “To bear defeat with dignity, to accept criticism with poise, to receive honors with humility – these are marks of maturity and graciousness.” ~ William Arthur Ward
- “I have learned that one of the most important rules in politics is poise – which means looking like an owl after you have behaved like a jackass.” ~ Ronald Reagan
- “I have no limits, no filter, no class, no poise. No decorum. Just fun.” ~ Kathy Griffin
“Fear and impatience demagnetize. Poise magnetizes.” ~ Florence Scovel Shinn
- “Be true to the best you know. This is your high ideal. If you do your best, you cannot do more. Do your best every day and your life will gradually expand into satisfying fullness. Cultivate the habit of doing one thing at a time with quiet deliberateness. Always allow yourself a sufficient margin of time in which to do your work well. Frequently examine your working methods to discover and eliminate unnecessary tension. Aim at poise, repose, and self-control. The relaxed worker accomplishes most.” ~ Horatio Dresser
- “Happiness is the harvest of a quiet mind. Anchor your thoughts on peace, poise, security and divine guidance and your mind will be productive of happiness.” ~ Joseph Murphy
- “The Wise Man believes profoundly in silence – the sign of a perfect equilibrium. Silence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind and spirit. The man who preserves his selfhood ever calm and unshaken by the storms of existence – not a leaf, as it were, astire on the tree, not a ripple upon the surface of the shinning pool-his, in the mind of the unlettered sage, is the ideal attitude and conduct of life. Silence is the cornerstone of character.” ~ Charles Alexander Eastman
“Flowers always have it – poise, completion, fulfillment, perfection . . .” ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
- “The ability to keep a cool head in an emergency, maintain poise in the midst of excitement, and to refuse to be stampeded are true marks of leadership.” ~ Robert R. Shannon
- “The keynote of American civilization is a sort of warm-hearted vulgarity. The Americans have none of the irony of the English, none of their cool poise, none of their manner. But they do have friendliness. Where an Englishman would give you his card, an American would very likely give you his shirt.” ~ Raymond Chandler
- “Sophistication might be described as the ability to cope gracefully with a situation involving the presence of a formidable menace to one’s poise and prestige (such as the butler, or the man under the bed – but never the husband).” ~ James Thurber , Grace and poise quotes
“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
- “Without that poise and balance and gentle humor and caring sense, nothing happens at all. It’s just egotism and vanity and jealousy and possessiveness.” ~ Frederick Lenz
- “We believe profoundly in silence-the sign of a perfect equilibrium. Silence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind, and spirit.” ~ Charles Alexander Eastman
- “Any time one person makes an effort to contact a deeper part of him or herself, balance his or her emotions, and deflect the stress momentum, others benefit. As more individuals learn to maintain their poise and balance and refrain from adding to the incoherence around them, they help to counterbalance the frequency of stress” ~ Howard Martin
“Baseball gives … a growing boy self-poise and self-reliance. Baseball is a man maker.” ~ Albert Goodwill Spalding
- “In Paris, you learn wit, in London you learn to crush your social rivals, and in Florence you learn poise.” ~ Virgil Thomson
- “Self-confidenc e, poise, consciousness of possessing the power to accomplish our desires, with renewed lively interest in life are the natural results of the practice of Contrology [Pilates].” ~ Joseph Pilates
- “Older people are most beautiful when they have what is lacking in the young: poise, erudition, wisdom, phronesis, and this post-heroic absence of agitation.” ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“If you act anxiously to hasten your results, you delay their arrival. Calm poise reveals the shortest route home.” ~ Alan Cohen
- “A life that most people will never even know about can be yours in this study, but only if you approach it with equanimity, poise, grace, balance, and professionalism.” ~ Frederick Lenz
- “Poise and indifference so often look the same.” ~ Sue Grafton
- “At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies.” ~ P. G. Wodehouse
“One woman’s poise is another woman’s poison.” ~ Katharine Brush
- “The Christian faith makes it possible for us nobly to accept that which cannot be changed, and to meet disappointments and sorrow with an inner poise, and to absorb the most intense pain without abandoning our sense of hope.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
- “Average human nature is very coarse, and its ideals must necessarily be average. The world never loved perfect poise. What the world does love is commonly absence of poise, for it has to be amused.” ~ Henry Adams
- “Learn not to be attached to other people, to certain types of experiences. Allow the flow of life to guide you wherever it is supposed to and accept with equanimity, with balance, with poise, whatever happens.” ~ Frederick Lenz
“Ah, men do not know how much strength is in poise, That he goes the farthest who goes far enough.” ~ James Russell Lowell
- “And from a poise at this station the plane may swoop down, at great disadvantage if close to the back of the wave, at various slopes and directions till it cuts into the air that is being raised by the face of the following wave, which again enables it to resume its velocity.” ~ Lawrence Hargrave
- “One truth is the swing of the sentence, the beat and poise, but down deeper it’s the integrity of the writer as he matches with the language.” ~ Don DeLillo
- “Human nature is such that humans can turn to God anywhere at any time, and by believing in His care and protection, and thinking in accordance with this belief, fill their hearts with peace and poise, rebuild their bodies into health and strength, and surround themselves with harmonious and joyous conditions.” ~ Emmet Fox
“For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
- “I am calmly active, actively calm. I am the prince of peace sitting on a throne of poise, directing the kingdom of my activity.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
- “There is a relation between the hours of our life and the centuries of time. As the air I breathe is drawn from the great repositories of nature, as the light on my book is yielded by a star a hundred millions of miles distant, as the poise of my body depends on the equilibrium of centrifugal and centripetal forces, so the hours should be instructed by the ages and the ages explained by the hours.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
- “Greatness stands upon a precipice, and if prosperity carries a man never so little beyond his poise, it overbears and dashes him to pieces.” ~ Seneca the Younger
“Their unselfishness, the way they play and their poise factor. When you never panic, that’s a great sign.” ~ Shaquille O’Neal
- “You can be loved by your family, your mate, and your friends yet not love yourself. You can be admired by your associates yet regard yourself as worthless. You can project an image of assurance and poise that fools almost everyone yet secretly tremble with a sense of inadequacy. You can fulfill the expectations of others yet fail your own. You can win every honor yet feel that you have accomplished nothing. What shall it profit a person to gain the esteem of the whole world yet lose his or her own?” ~ Nathaniel Branden
- “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
- “Trends come like a series of ocean waves, bringing the high tide when things are good and, as conditions recede, the low tide appears. These trends come unexpectedly, unpredictably, and they have to be weathered with temperance, poise, and patience- good or bad.” ~ Jesse Lauriston Livermore
“Success brings poise, especially avoirdupois. Success comes before work only in the dictionary.” ~ William Cranch Bond
- “Last but not least, the happiest people do have their share of stresses, crises, and even tragedies. They may become just as distressed and emotional in such circumstances as you or I, but their secret weapon is the poise and strength they show in coping in the face of challenge.” ~ Sonja Lyubomirsky
- “People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
- “Faith, courage, and intelligent and uninterrupted awareness – these qualities are to be present whether one is wide awake, half asleep, or in deep slumber. An individual who lives like this performs his daily actions with a mind free from selfishness. This is poise in action. And this poise leads to that serenity which is in the truest sense a healthy mind in a healthy body.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar
“Poise the cause in justice’s equal scales, whose beam stands sure, whose rightful cause prevails.” ~ William Shakespeare
- “On Chris Evert: Before I even met her, she stood for everything I admired in this country: poise, ability, sportsmanship, money, style.” ~ Martina Navratilova
- “Most people assume that a muse is a creature of perfect beauty, poise and grace. Like the creatures from Greek mythology. They’re wrong. In fact, there should be a marked absence of perfection in a muse–a gaping hole between what she is and what she might be. The ideal muse is a woman whose rough edges and contradictions drive you to fill in the blanks of her character. She is the irritant to your creativity. A remarkable possibility, waiting to be formed.” ~ Kathleen Tessaro
- “Let us not be too much acquainted. I would have a man enter his house through a hall filled with heroic and sacred sculptures, that he might not want the hint of tranquillity and self-poise.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
- “The Art of Success . . . Success is ninety-nine percent mental attitude. It calls for love, joy, optimism, confidence, serenity, poise, faith, courage, cheerfulness, imagination, initiative, tolerance, honesty, humility, patience, and enthusiasm. . . . Success is having the courage to meet failure without being defeated. It is refusing to let present loss interfere with your long-range goal. . . . Success is relative and individual and personal. It is your answer to the problem of making your minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years add up to a great life.” ~ Wilferd Peterson
“Golf puts a man’s character on the anvil and his richest qualities – patience, poise, restraint – to the flame.” ~ Billy Casper
- “How do we meditate silently? Just by not talking, just by not using outer words, we are not doing silent meditation. Silent meditation is totally different. When we start meditating in silence, right from the beginning we feel the bottom of a sea within us and without. The life of activity movement and restlessness is on the surface, but deep below, underneath our human life, there is poise and silence. So, either we shall imagine this sea of silence within us or we shall feel that we are nothing but a sea of poise itself.” ~ Sri Chinmoy
- “The poise of a plant, the bended tree recovering itself from the strong wind, the vital resources of every vegetable and animal, are also demonstrations of the self-sufficing, and therefore self-relying soul. All history from its highest to its trivial passages is the various record of this power.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
- “Laughter brightens the eye, increases the perspiration, expands the chest, forces the poisoned air from the least-used cells, and tends to restore that exquisite poise or balance which we call health.” ~ Orison Swett Marden
- “When he looks back, the critic sees a eunuch’s shadow. Who would be a critic if he could be a writer? Who would hammer out the subtlest insight into Dostoevsky if he could weld an inch of the Karamazovs, or argue the poise of Lawrence if he could shape the free gust of life in The Rainbow?” ~ George Steiner