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Definition of Equilibrium


  1. Equality of weight or force; an equipoise or a state of rest produced by the mutual counteraction of two or more forces.
  2. A level position; a just poise or balance in respect to an object, so that it remains firm; equipoise; as, to preserve the equilibrium of the body.
  3. A balancing of the mind between motives or reasons, with consequent indecision and doubt.

Equilibrium Quotations

Elegance is usually confused with superficiality, fashion, lack of depth. This is a serious mistake: human beings need to have elegance in their actions and in their posture because this word is synonymous with good taste, amiability, equilibrium and harmony.
Paulo Coelho

If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.
E. O. Wilson

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
Albert Camus

Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.
Helen Keller

My faith helps me overcome such negative emotions and find my equilibrium.
Dalai Lama
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Equilibrium Translations

equilibrium in Afrikaans is balans
equilibrium in Dutch is evenwichtstoestand, balans, evenwicht
equilibrium in Finnish is tasapaino
equilibrium in German is Gleichgewicht
equilibrium in Italian is equilibrio
equilibrium in Latin is pondera
equilibrium in Norwegian is likevekt
equilibrium in Spanish is equilibrio

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