90 Yin Yang Quotes To Find Balance In Love and Life

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Yin Yang Theory: The Yin Yang theory is the fundamental concept in Chinese medicine. The yin-yang theory states that all things in the universe are governed by opposing, yet interdependent forces. Yin represents the passive and yang represents the active. One can find many ways to describe these opposing forces like night and day, or cold and hot.

Meaning of Yin Yang: in is a symbol of earth, femaleness, darkness, passivity, and absorption. Yang is conceived of as heaven, maleness, light, activity, and penetration.

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  • Yin And Yang Quotes
  • Yin Yang Quotes About Balance
  • Yin Yang Love Quotes

Yin And Yang Quotes

  1. “When one teaches, two learn.”

  2. “Yin and yang are the essence of all life.”

  3. “It takes two to Tao.” ― Ana Claudia Antunes

  4. “An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”

  5. “We are the yin and the yang of the creative process.” – Cynthia Weil

  6. “Yang is forever chasing yin, and yin is forever running up behind yang.”                                             
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    yin yang sayings

  7. “We are not meant to be perfect, we are meant to be whole.” – Jane Fonda                                     
    Yin Yang Relationship Quotes
    Yin Yang Relationship Quotes

  8. “Yin and Yang are one vital force – the primordial aura.” – Wang Yangming

  9. “He was the yin to my yang, the sparkly jumpsuit to my Elvis.” – Brooke Moss

  10. “I nurture my feminine energy and honor my yin power.” ― Amy Leigh Mercree

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

  12. “Love is a meeting of two souls, fully accepting the dark and the light within each other.”                                                                                                                                                     
    Yin And Yang Quotes
    Yin And Yang Quotes

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

  14. “An objective viewpoint was beyond her; she was single-minded to a fault.” — Alison Weir

  15. “Yin and Yang control man’s actions, and both extremes are a natural reaction.”- Ray Davies

  16. “Freedom without discipline is foolish, discipline without freedom is insanity.” – Ilona Mialik

  17. “Rudyard Kipling once wrote: “East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.”

  18. “Yin and Yang are the source of power and the beginning of everything in creation.”- Huang-Ti

  19. “There is a difference between a good society and a society that fakes goodness.” – Kirtida Gautam

  20. “I’ve gone pretty high at times so I think the yin yang of that is going pretty low.”- Rick Springfield

  21. “Within each of us lies conflicting forces: yin and yang, light and dark, good and evil.” – David Slack                                                                                                                     
    Yin Yang Love Quotes
    Yin Yang Love Quotes

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

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

  24. “Good necessitates evil and the two sides of that disk are not always clearly marked.” – Ann Leckie, ‘Ancillary Justice’

  25. “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

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

  27. “Yin-Yang is more then just a concept of opposites, it is the beginning of all things, an energy, a wholeness.”- Gary Erickson

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

  29. “My soul has been severed in two, like Yin and Yang, these parts interlace. Only, both are beasts.” ― Ilse V. Rensburg, ‘Blood Sipper’

  30. “Of the ways to achieve success, expanding and contracting in accordance with the Yin and the Yang is the most precious.” – Zhong Guan

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

  32. “When I saw that combination of grace and power, the fast and the soft, the yin and the yang, that’s what I’d been looking for.” – Lou Reed

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

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

  35. “Heaven and earth are constant and there is one yin and one yang. Yang is heaven’s virtue and Yin is heaven’s use of punishments.” – Robin Wang

  36. “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

  37. “All in the eye of the beholder – some of the most destructive forces in the world (fire & water), can also have the power of beauty.” ― Martin R. Lemieux

  38. “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

  39. “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

  40. “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.”- Fran Drescher

  41. “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

  42. “Life is like a Yin-Yang. Whatever you see, whoever you met… Every person who enters in your life has 2 sides, it depends on us which side we see – BLACK or WHITE.” – Deepak Joshi

  43. “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

  44. “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

  45. “Yin Yang: The ancient symbol of harmony reminds us that life is a balancing act and most fulfilling when we learn to embrace its dualities: the ups & downs, good times & bad joy & challenges.”

  46. “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

  47. “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

  48. “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

  49. “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

  50. “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

  51. “The feminist anti-pornography movement, no less than the feminist movement of a century ago, encourages the assumption that male and female sexuality, and possibly morality, are as unlike as yin and yang.”- Barbara Ehrenreich

  52. “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

  53. “Yin and Yang are not oppositional but rather complementary forces. Yin and Yang are in no more conflict than the light of day is fighting the dark of night or the warmth of summer is battling with the cold of winter.”- Brendan Kelly

  54. “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

  55. “Yin is stronger and more abundant than Yang, but Yang is more obvious and active. There is more water on earth than fire, for example, but fire phenomena such as lightning are more exciting and attract more attention.” – Daniel Reid

  56. “If you want to live a balanced life, you must admit human nature is yin and yang, day and night, love and hate, you can’t reject it. It’s all about embracing it, and celebrating the fact that we are weak, and out of that emerges great power.”- Adam Darski

  57. “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

  58. “Yin and Yang has been regarded by the Chinese as an important principle for harmonizing conflicting principles, and it can help harmonize people’s minds when faced with what seem to be irreconcilable conflicts in their religious identity.” – John B. Cobb

  59. “Now, I know I am not a craftsman… but greatness is in the act of creation and not necessarily in the finished product. Creating is the yin to the yang of our consumption and the doorway to beauty that we all want to walk through. Creating is how I tell the world I love it.” – Kevin Hearne

  60. “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

  61. “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

  62. “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

  63. “Reality, the ancient Chinese concluded, is full of polarities such as day and night, bitter and sweet, winter and summer, male and female. They called this natural harmony of opposites yin and yang. That is why everything, including meals (we notice this in Chinese cooking) should be in conformity with this bipolarity, balancing sour and sweet, peppery and bland. This reality of which we are born, with its yin and yang, is a reality in which everything and everybody are made of the same material. They call this material ch’i. Ch’i is the basic reality of all that is, including the rocks, the lilies, and us!”- Daniel C. MacGuire
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Yin Yang

Yin Yang Quotes About Balance

  1. “In a Yang there is always a Yin. And in a Yin, there is always a Yang.” – Larry Sang

  2. “Countless words count less than the silent balance between yin and yang.” — Laozi

  3. “Yin and yang are wonderful concepts, the balance and harmony of life.” – Chris Mimnagh

  4. “When there is harmony, Yin balances the Yang and Yang balances the Yin.” – Brendan Kelly

  5. “The yin & the yang are opposite forces. Yet, they exist together in the harmony of a perfect orb.” – R.A. Wise

  6. “The Yin and Yang have to coexist to bring balance, peace, and harmony or Feng Shui to your life.” – Angellia Moore

  7. “In the black, there is some white, in the wrong, there is some right, in the dark, there is some light, in the blind, there is some sight.”                                                     
    Yin Yang Quotes
    Yin Yang Quotes

  8. “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

  9. “For you are more than just a thought. You are my everything. You are my Yin as I am your Yang. Together we make the world go round.” – Angelia Bailey

  10. “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                                                                                                                                       
    Yin Yang Balance Quotes
    Yin Yang Balance Quotes

  11. “It’s not about binary but awareness of Oneness riddle. Between two extremes I choose the way in the middle.” ― Ana Claudia Antunes, ‘The Tao Of Physical And Spiritual’

  12. “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

  13. “According to the Theory of Yin and Yang, everything in the universe consists of two opposing forces, yet they are deeply connected at a common place called or balance.” – Angellia Moore

  14. “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

  15. “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

  16. “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

  17. “Nothing is completely yin nor is it completely yang. All things in the material universe contain the seed of their opposite force… Therefore, yin can become yang and yang can also become yin, though both yin and yang are needed for the whole to be complete.” – Chang Sok Suh

  18. “You make sexiness strong by balancing it out: something familiar with something unfamiliar, something masculine with something feminine, something streamlined with something rococo. It’s a Yin and Yang. Women are made of layers, your mood shifts, no one is neither one extreme nor the other.”- Michael Kors

  19. “Yin and Yang in themselves are of course opposites, so we use Yin and Yang to generalise opposing elements such as up and down, left and right, day and night, water and fire, male and female, inside and outside. But Yin and Yang do not exist in separated and independent forms. Yin and Yang are two faces of a whole, or, it may be said, Yin and Yang join together and combine into a whole.”- Jinghan He

  20. “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

Yin Yang Love Quotes

  1. “Pain and pleasure are the yin and yang of love.” ― J. Earp                                                       
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    Yin Yang Quotes Love

  2. “Yin and Yang. Big and small. You and me.” – Hilary Bader

  3. “Perfection is the duality of light and darkness.” – Ray Billington

  4. “Yin is moist, weak, feminine, Yang is strong, dry, masculine.” – George Lucas

  5. “The Yin and Yang Theory is one of the main theories emphasizing Feng Shui.” – Angellia Moore

  6. “All things carry yin and embrace yang. They reach harmony by blending with the vital breath.” – Laozi

  7. “She was the ying, he was the yang. tThey grew with each others differences and that’s true love.” – Sylvester Mcnutt

  8. “Yin and Yang are the two opposites which control the universe and thus the human body.” – George Lucas

  9. “You know, yin and yang represents harmony of opposites. Man, woman, dark, light.” – Christopher Keyser

  10. “The Yin cannot exist without the Yang. The Yang cannot exist without the Yin. They cannot exist in isolation.” – Angellia Moore                                                             
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    Yin Yang Quotes Images

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

  12. “There is energy all around us. The energy is both Yin and Yang, positive energy and negative energy.” – Michael Dante DiMartino

  13. “The essence of yin and yang centers on the tension between two halves of a whole that are both divided and connected.” – Angellia Moore

  14. “The relationship between Yin and Yang is that of a partnership. The universe would be impossible without their interaction.” – John B. Cobb

  15. “You know us. Chocolate and peanut butter, yin and yang, Tarzan and Jane. Okay, maybe not the pulling hair, jungle love of it all.” – Jerry Siegel

  16. “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

  17. “There was neither dark nor bright, neither yin nor yang. With yin and yang not as yin or yang, and further divided into the four season.”– Chenyang Li

  18. “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

  19. “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

  20. “You’ve already met them, actually. Twee and La, your Moon and Ocean, have always circled each other in an eternal dance. They balance each other. Push and pull. Life and death. Good and evil. Yin and Yang.”– Michael Dante DiMartino

  21. “I maintain nonetheless that yin-yang dualism can be overcome. With sufficient enlightenment we can give substance to any distinction: mind without body, north without south, pleasure without pain. Remember, enlightenment is a function of willpower, not of physical strength.” – Bing Gordon

More About Yin And Yang Philosophy

The Yin Yang Symbol: As the Yin and Yang symbol illustrates, each side has at its core an element of the other (represented by the small dots). Neither pole is superior to the other and, as an increase in one brings a corresponding decrease in the other, a correct balance between the two poles must be reached in order to achieve

What is Yin? Yin is:

  • feminine/the female force/feminine energy
  • black
  • dark
  • north
  • passive
  • water (transformation)
  • moon (weakness and the goddess Changxi)
  • earth
  • cold
  • old
  • even numbers
  • valleys
  • poor
  • soft and provides spirit to all things.

Yin reaches it’s height of influence with the winter solstice. Yin may also be represented by the tiger, the color orange and a broken line in the trigrams of the I Ching (or Book of Changes).

What is Yang?

Yang is:

  • masculine/the male force/masculine energy
  • white
  • light
  • south
  • fire (creativity)
  • active
  • sun (strength and the god Xihe)
  • heaven
  • warm
  • young
  • odd numbers
  • mountains
  • rich
  • hard
  • and provides form to all things.

Yang reaches it’s height of influence with the summer solstice. Yang may also be represented by the dragon, the colour blue and a solid line trigram.

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