YIN/YANG QUOTES

quotations about Yin & Yang

Yin/Yang quote

The yin & the yang are opposite forces. Yet, they exist together in the harmony of a perfect orb.

R. A. WISE, Wise Quotes of Wisdom

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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, Old Memories, New Beginnings

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Man hovers
between
Light & Darkness
Woman between
Darkness & Light
When the twain meet
Time stood still
in suspended
space
And stars gasp
in silence

FULAN, "Yin Yang", The New Millennium Poems

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Our bodies pressed together, our breaths synchronising, we plunged into a void, suspended in time. It was then I knew where I had seen your face before, heard your voice before. It was then that I knew for certain we had shared at least a previous lifetime together. And nothing could have prevented what happened between us that night in Beijing. Nothing in this life, nor in our previous lives. And it was as if it was all linked: the destruction of so many lives on that night and the union of your yang energy and my yin. It was as if so many senseless deaths must be atoned by the energy of love created by someone, somewhere, somehow.

MONI LAI STORZ, Yin Yang of Loving

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The circle that represents the whole is divided into Yin (black) and Yang (white) halves--two polar complements in harmonious balance. The two smaller circles in the centers (the eyes), shaded in the opposite color, illustrate that within Yin there is Yang, and vice versa. Yin and Yang contain within themselves, at their very centers, the seeds of change. The curve dividing them indicates that this change is dynamic and continuous. Each half invades the other half and establishes itself in the center of its opposite.

SIMMONE KUO, Yin-Yang in Tai-Chi Chuan and Daily Life

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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, TED talk, Sep. 2008

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A round of Yin, then
A round of Yang, that equals the Tao.

PADRAIC FALLON, A Look in the Mirror and Other Poems

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She probably had to wield the yang side of her personality more often than maybe she felt comfortable with to make up for my dad's weakness. This left me with a negative mistrust of my yang power and a dependence on the yin for survival.

R. J. COLE, The Dragon's Treasure

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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, The Left Hand of Darkness

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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, Cancer, Schmancer

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When we practice sacred sexuality we are working with cosmologically rooted principles, balancing the heavenly yang (male energy) of the universe with the all-knowing, life-giving yin (feminine energy) of the earth within ourselves.

JOHN MAXWELL TAYLOR, Eros Ascending: The Life-Transforming Power of Sacred Sexuality

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

TOBA BETA, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

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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, Bagua Daoyin: A Unique Branch of Daoist Learning, A Secret Skill of the Palace

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Yang is known to be more will-oriented, and dynamic in nature. It is eternal motion and cosmic action. Yin on the other hand is receptive, supportive and magnetic. It is eternally stabilizing and of cosmic potentiality. Both Yin and Yang possess the needed qualities for creation and evolution. In terms of natural law, no sex is above the other. Whenever one is generally overemphasized, the natural harmony is thrown out of balance. This is still the case today in the Western male (Yang) dominance of society. This excess of Yang on a global level, is a cause of much of the world's problems today. The same would be true of an excess of Yin energy. Both of these forces and their associated qualities must stay in perpetual balance.

S. K. PAUL, The Complete Poems of Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali

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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. Still, ever since the term Yin/Yang first appeared in China, the word "Yin" has always preceded the word "Yang", and in Chinese this indicates a position of Yin superiority that long antedates the advent of patriarchy in Chinese society.

DANIEL REID, The Tao Of Health, Sex And Longevity

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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, The Da Vinci Code

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Yin and Yang are one vital force -- the primordial aura.

YANGMING WANG, The Philosophy of Wang Yang-Ming

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Every whole "thing"--from a tree to a person to a business, an atom, planet, or universe--can be seen as a metaphorical Tai-Chi, with corresponding Yin and Yang aspects. Once Yin and Yang are distinguished, each one can also be seen as a whole and broken down further into its own integral Yin and Yang parts. We can see this creative process unfold all around us. The universal process of Being arising from Non-Being through the fusion of opposites, followed by the differentiation and increase of complexity from oneness to myriad forms, can be observed in the studies of modern cosmology, the evolution of species, the conception and development of individuals, and the arising of ideas.

SIMMONE KUO, Yin-Yang in Tai-Chi Chuan and Daily Life

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The motion of yin and yang generates all things in nature.

MEH JIUZHANG & GUO LEI, A General Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Toned down too much, a female's natural yin is not apparent enough for the yang-meisters who control our politics, and they whisper the "L" word a lot and think they know what's what.

LEN HOLMAN, "Sarah Seeks Yang", Cosmoetica, Nov. 5, 2010

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