"Balance is a hard attribute to capture and to maintain. Just when I think I have found my balance in one area, I lose it chasing some other illusive attribute. Life should definitely be described in part, as an amusing balancing act of silly clowns.."
"No more drowning, do you hear?" (Act 1 Scene 3, Line 421). Roderigo has been crying because of his love for Desdemona, thus drowning in his own sadness and Iago is telling him that he needs to stop and he will win Desdemona's heart.