65 Scale Quotes On Success In Life

These scale quotes will inspire you. Scale, to climb by or as if by a ladder or each of the small, thin horny or bony plates protecting the skin of fish and reptiles, typically overlapping one another.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging scale quotes, scale sayings, and scale proverbs.

Best Scale Quotes

  1. “Being human means throwing your whole life on the scales of destiny when need be, all the while rejoicing in every sunny day and every beautiful cloud.” ~ Rosa Luxemburg
  2. “When you are in deep conflict about something, sometimes the most trivial thing can tip the scales.” ~ Ethel Merman
  3. “What tipped the scales was that psychology involved working with rats.” ~ Morrie Schwartz
  4. “The symbol of the religion of Jesus is the cross, not the scales.” ~ John Stott

  5. “Ignore the scale, and make the process your goal.” ~ Harley Pasternak
  6. “The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.” ~ Aesop
  7. “I don’t play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul.” ~ Dick Dale
  8. “Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion is the truest to every man even if it stands low in the scales of philosophical comparison.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  9. “A system is in equilibrium when the forces constituting it are arranged in such a way as to compensate each other, like the two weights pulling at the arms of a pair of scales.” ~ Rudolf Arnheim , Weight scale quotes
  10. “When you see a fish you don’t think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water… If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit.” ~ Constantin Brancusi
  11. “I would like to be the first man in the gym business to throw out my scale. If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, what difference does it make what the scale says?” ~ Vince Gironda
  12. “Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.” ~ Aeschylus

  13. “I think that what we need to do is we need to think about what scale makes sense for dealing with our need to live within a habitable zone and to do so without using air conditioning and heating in the way that is so incredibly expensive to the environment.” ~ Jonathon Keats
  14. “The sane understand that human beings are incapable of sustaining conspiracies on a grand scale, because some of our most defining qualities as a species are inattention to detail, a tendency to panic, and an inability to keep our mouths shut.” ~ Dean Koontz
  15. “There are no little events with the heart. It magnifies everything; it places in the same scales the fall of an empire of fourteen years and the dropping of a woman’s glove, and almost always the glove weighs more than the empire.” ~ Honore de Balzac
  16. “We’d even devised the Buffy scale of life relationships: you start off wanting Xander, spend your twenties going out with Spike and setttle down with giles.” ~ Jenny Colgan

  17. “Look at what realists have done for us. They have led us to war and climate change, poverty on an unimaginable scale, and wholesale ecological destruction. Half of humanity goes to bed hungry because of all the realistic leaders in the world. I tell people who call me ‘unrealistic’ to show me what their realism has done. Realism is an outdated, overplayed and wholly exaggerated concept.” ~ Satish Kumar
  18. “It is only my eye that has helped me. I am still hopeless with that thing called a scale ruler. I love color, but that comes very naturally to me. From the beginning, I never followed trends. If I was aware of them, I didn’t care, for I believed as I do now, that rooms should be timeless and very personal. I don’t set out to achieve a particular style. And I certainly don’t have a ‘look’ – just a mishmash of everything that somehow, by instinct, usually turns out to be a warm imaginative, ‘living room’.” ~ Sister Parish
  19. “Their position was perhaps the happiest of all positions in the social scale, being above the line at which neediness ends, and below the line at which the convenances begin to cramp natural feeling, and the stress of threadbare modishness makes too little of enough.” ~ Thomas Hardy
  20. “She stood upon a continent of ice, which sparkled between sea and sky, endless and dazzling, as though the world kept all its treasure there; a scale which balanced poetry and prayer.” ~ Carol Ann Duffy

  21. “Bubbles. On a scale of one to ten, a bubble bath has to rank zero as far as things I’d expect an older-than-dirt-badass vampire to indulge in. The only thing that would surprise me more would be if you pulled out a rubber ducky. -Kira to Mencheres” ~ Jeaniene Frost
  22. “One of the strange things about friendship is that time together isn’t cancelled out by time apart. One doesn’t erase the other or balance it on some invisible scale. You can spend a few hours with someone and they will change your life, or you can spend a lifetime with a person and remain unchanged.” ~ Michael Robotham , Balance scale quotes
  23. “A cultured society that has fallen away from its religious traditions expects more from art than the aesthetic consciousness and the ‘standpoint of art’ can deliver. The Romantic desire for a new mythology… gives the artist and his task in the world the consciousness of a new consecration. He is something like a ‘secular saviour’ for his creations are expected to achieve on a small scale the propitiation of disaster for which an unsaved world hopes.” ~ Hans-Georg Gadamer
  24. “Everything that creates itself upon the backs of smaller scales will by those same scales be consumed.” ~ David Eagleman

  25. “But I got a great deal else from the experience. I learned to pitch a tent and sleep beneath the stars. For a brief, proud period I was slender and fit. I gained a profound respect for the wilderness and nature and the benign dark power of woods. I understand now, in a way I never did before, the colossal scale of the world. I found patience and fortitude that I didn’t know I had. I discovered an America that millions of people scarcely know exists. I made a friend. I came home.” ~ Bill Bryson
  26. “Dear Angel Juan, You used to guard my sleep like a panther biting back my pain with the edge of your teeth. You carried me into the dark dream jungle, loping past the hungry vines, crossing the shiny fish-scale river. We left my tears behind in a chiming silver pool. We left my sorrow in the muddy hollows. When I woke up you were next to me, damp and matted, your eyes hazy, trying to remember the way I clung to you, how far down we went. Was the journey too far, Angel Juan? Did we go too far?” ~ Francesca Lia Block
  27. “Love does not traffic in a marketplace, nor use a huckster’s scales. Its joy, like the joy of the intellect, is to feel itself alive. The aim of Love is to love: no more, and no less. You were my enemy: such an enemy as no man ever had. I had given you all my life, and to gratify the lowest and most contemptible of all human passions, hatred and vanity and greed, you had thrown it away. In less than three years you had entirely ruined me in every point of view. For my own sake there was nothing for me to do but to love you.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  28. “I had always felt that mittens were a few steps back on the evolutionary scale– why, I wondered, would we want to make ourselves into a less agile version of lobster.” ~ David Levithan

  29. “But it seems Ive got this set of scales inside me that I never used to have, or at least I wasnt aware of, and I cant shake the feeling that if I dont try to keep them balanced, Ill lose something I wont be able to get back.” ~ Karen Marie Moning
  30. “But just in proportion as this process of extermination has acted on an enormous scale, so must the number of intermediate varieties, which have formerly existed, be truly enormous. Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and serious objection which can be urged against the theory. The explanation lies, as I believe, in the extreme imperfection of the geological record.” ~ Charles Darwin
  31. “Peter was not with them for the moment, and they felt rather lonely up there by themselves. He could go so much faster than they that he would suddenly shoot out of sight, to have some adventure in which they had no share. He would come down laughing over something fearfully funny he had been saying to a star, but he had already forgotten what it was, or he would come up with mermaid scales still sticking to him, and yet not be able to to say for certain what had been happening. It was really rather irritating to children who had never seen a mermaid.” ~ James M. Barrie
  32. “It’s the gravity that shapes the large scale structure of the universe, even though it is the weakest of four categories of forces” ~ Stephen Hawking

  33. “If one is to deal with people on a large scale and say what one thinks, how can one avoid melancholy? I don’t admit to being hopeless, though: only the spectacle is a profoundly strange one; and as the current answers don’t do, one has to grope for a new one, and the process of discarding the old, when one is by no means certain what to put in their place, is a sad one.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  34. “Often the answer to our prayer does not come while we’re on our knees but while we’re on our feet serving the Lord and serving those around us. Selfless acts of service and consecration refine our spirits remove the scales from our spiritual eyes and open the windows of heaven. By becoming the answer to someone’s prayer we often find the answer to our own.” ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf
  35. “”I am Sa’kagé a lord of shadows. I claim the shadows that the Shadow may not.” […] “I am the strong arm of deliverance. I am Shadowstrider. I am the Scales of Justice. I am He-Who-Guards-Unseen. I am Shadowslayer. I am Nameless.” […]
    “The coranti shall not go unpunished.” […]
    “My way is hard but I serve unbroken. In ignobility, nobility. In shame, honor. In darkness, light. I will do justice and love mercy.”” ~ Brent Weeks
  36. “Out of some persistent sense of large-scale ruin, we kept inventing hope.” ~ Don DeLillo

  37. “Claire found herself staring at his feet, which were in bunny slippers. Myrnin looked down. “What?” he asked. “They’re quite comfortable.” He lifted on to look at it, and the ears wobbled in the air. “Of course they are,” she said. Just when she thought Myrnin was getting his mental act together, he’d do something like that. Or maybe he was just messing with her. He liked to do that, and his dark eyes were fixed on her now, assessing just how weirded-out she was. Which, on the grade scale of zero to Myrnin, wasn’t much.” ~ Rachel Caine
  38. “We’re alone, but we are capable of communicating to one another both our loneliness and our desire to break through it. You say, ‘I’m alone.’ Someone answers, ‘I’m alone too.’ There’s a shift in the scale of power. A bridge is thrown between the two abysses.” ~ Elie Wiesel
  39. “But yeah, Ann [Trason] insisted, running was romantic; and no, of course her friends didn’t get it because they’d never broken through. For them, running was a miserable two miles motivated solely by size 6 jeans: get on the scale, get depressed, get your headphones on, and get it over with. But you can’t muscle through a five-hour run that way; you have to relax into it, like easing your body into a hot bath, until it no longer resists the shock and begins to enjoy it.” ~ Christopher McDougall
  40. “Let me express how much I don’t care on a scale of one to bite me,” the former detective said.” ~ Darynda Jones

  41. “It was like when you make a move in chess and just as you take your finger off the piece, you see the mistake you’ve made, and there’s this panic because you don’t know yet the scale of disaster you’ve left yourself open to.” ~ Kazuo Ishiguro
  42. “Spent the fortnight gone in the music room reworking my year’s fragments into a ‘sextet for overlapping soloists’: piano, clarinet, ‘cello, flute, oboe, and violin, each in its own language of key, scale, and color. In the first set, each solo is interrupted by its successor; in the second, each interruption is recontinued, in order. Revolutionary or gimmicky? Shan’t know until it’s finished, and by then it’ll be too late.” ~ David Mitchell
  43. “She lowered her head until it was at his level. He stroked the line of her jaw, and then pressed his forehead against her hard snout and held her as tightly as he could, her scales sharp against his fingers. Hot tears began to slide down his cheeks. ‘Why do you cry?’ she asked. ‘Because… I’m lucky enough to be bonded with you.’ ‘Little one.” ~ Christopher Paolini
  44. “Anything is grand if it’s done on a large enough scale.” ~ Donna Tartt

  45. “Capitalism will behave antisocially if it is profitable for it to do so, and that can now mean human devastation on an unimaginable scale. What used to be apocalyptic fantasy is today no more than sober realism.” ~ Terry Eagleton
  46. “Occasionally, there are battles in the sky. One likes to imagine the angels are always triumphant. One does not like to think of the ancient and terrible scales balancing the infernal and divine as wobbling back and forth. Tilting freely, to and fro. One does not like to think that sometimes it is the angel that falls.” ~ Holly Black
  47. “Nature was one of the key forces that brought me back to God, for I wanted to know the Artist responsible for beauty such as I saw on grand scale in photos from space telescopes or on minute scale such as in the intricate designs on a butterfly wing.” ~ Philip Yancey
  48. “Let me express how much I don’t care on a scale of one to bite me,” the former detective said.” ~ Darynda Jones

  49. “Let us remember, too, that greatness is not always a matter of the scale of one’s life, but of the quality of one’s life. True greatness is not always tied to the scope of our tasks, but to the quality of how we carry out our tasks whatever they are. In that attitude, let us give our time, ourselves, and our talents to the things that really matter now, things which will still matter a thousand years from now.” ~ Spencer W. Kimball
  50. “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.” But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed. Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  51. “Children learn what they live. Put kids in a class and they will live out their lives in an invisible cage, isolated from their chance at community; interrupt kids with bells and horns all the time and they will learn that nothing is important or worth finishing; ridicule them and they will retreat from human association; shame them and they will find a hundred ways to get even. The habits taught in large-scale organizations are deadly.” ~ John Taylor Gatto
  52. “On a Creep Scale from Hello Kitty to Cthulhu, I award it a Freddy Krueger. Granuaile MacTiernan” ~ Kevin Hearne

  53. “Individuality, family, and community are, by definition, expressions of singular organization, never of “one-right-way” thinking on the grand scale. Children and families need some relief from government surveillance and intimidation if original expressions belonging to THEM are to develop. Without these freedom has no meaning.” ~ John Taylor Gatto
  54. “In Wilson’s scale of evaluations breakfast rated just after life itself and ahead of the chance of immortality.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
  55. “Let me explain: there are dragons, and then there are drakons. Drakons are several millennia older than dragons, andmuch larger. They look like giant serpents. Most don’t have wings. Most don’t breathe fire (though some do). All are poisonous. All are immensely strong, with scales harder than titanium. Their eyes can paralyze you; not the turn-you~to-stone Medusa-type paralysis, buttheoh~my~gods-that~big~snake~is~going~to~eat~me type of paralysis, which is just as bad.” ~ Rick Riordan
  56. “I’d scale that monster sycamore if I could. Right to the top. And I’d yell her name across the rooftops for the whole world to hear. -Bryce” ~ Wendelin Van Draanen

  57. “The emancipation of woman will only be possible when woman can take part in production on a large, social scale, and domestic work no longer claims anything but an insignificant amount of her time.” ~ Friedrich Engels
  58. “Magic won’t save us. The power it would take to conjure on such a scale, the tithe would destroy us. The only hope…is hope. You don’t need tokens for it – it’s in your heart or nowhere. And in your heart, child, it had been stronger than I have ever seen.” ~ Laini Taylor
  59. “We’re days away from going full scale against Malone, and in the meantime, we’re under fire from above. And I’m about as useful as a three-legged dog.” “You’re much more useful than any kind of dog, mi vida.” Marc purred and pressed me into the counter, his hands on my hips. I couldn’t resist a smile. I was a real sucker for Spanish.” ~ Rachel Vincent
  60. “One should do what one is best at on as large a scale as possible.” ~ Gail Carriger

  61. “And in the case of superior things like stars, we discover a kind of unity in separation. The higher we rise on the scale of being, the easier it is to discern a connection even among things separated by vast distances.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  62. “The Hindu religion is the only one of the world’s great faiths dedicated to the idea that the Cosmos itself undergoes an immense, indeed an infinite, number of deaths and rebirths. It is the only religion in which the time scales correspond, no doubt by accident, to those of modern scientific cosmology. Its cycles run from our ordinary day and night to a day and night of Brahma, 8.64 billion years long, longer than the age of the Earth or the Sun and about half the time since the Big Bang.” ~ Carl Sagan
  63. “The destruction of this planet would have no significance on a cosmic scale.” ~ Stanley Kubrick

  64. “A man fishes for two reasons: he’s either sport fishing or fishing to eat, which means he’s either going to try to catch the biggest fish he can, take a picture of it, admire it with his buddies and toss it back to sea, or he’s going to take that fish on home, scale it, fillet it, toss it in some cornmeal, fry it up, and put it on his plate. This, I think, is a great analogy for how men seek out women.” ~ Steve Harvey
  65. “so your father told you once that you were his princess you won’t see the castle you cannot find your prince and now you’ve grown a lot and your dress don’t fit right your daddy’s not a hero he stole your chariot so here you are in pieces trying to prove to us it’s real the softness of your smile and the lies you want to feel the scales beneath your skin are showing off today there’s evil in your heart and it wants out to play there’s evil in your heart and it wants out to play there’s evil in your heart and I have made a home here for me you’ll burn it down with your fantasy” ~ Hayley Williams

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