40 Famous Quotes From Arnold Schwarzenegger

Be it a discussion about bodybuilding or some of the greatest action movies in Hollywood. One name which never misses the top spot is Arnold Schwarzenegger. Apart from being an elite IFBB pro bodybuilder and actor, he is also a successful businessman, best-selling author, environmentalist, philanthropist, and California’s 38th Governor. Schwarzenegger has 7 Mr Olympia titles under his belt. Arnold Schwarzenegger has inspired gym-goers, fitness enthusiasts and bodybuilders for ages now. He has also provided the many bodybuilding and strength athletes with the second-largest platform after Mr Olympia to showcase their talent and hard work- Arnold Sports Festival. Arnold Sports Festival is a host to many competitions ranging from Bodybuilding, Powerlifting to Strongman. These quotes by Arnold Schwarzenegger are a reflection of his many teachings about life. These Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes are sure to fire you up and get you moving.

For me, life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.

The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.

Money doesn’t make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.

Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.

The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.

Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn’t matter.

The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens.

Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.

I like the color red because it’s a fire. And I see myself as always being on fire.

I was always dreaming about very powerful people – dictators and things like that. I was just always impressed by people who could be remembered for hundreds of years, or even, like Jesus, be for thousands of years remembered.

I welcome and seek your ideas, but do not bring me small ideas; bring me big ideas to match our future.

Start wide, expand further, and never look back.

Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

If you work hard and play by the rules, this country is truly open to you. You can achieve anything.

The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.

What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn’t think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know.

None of my rules of success will work unless you do.

I didn’t mind basic training. It taught me that something that seems impossible at the start can be achieved.

I never listened to anyone who said I can’t do something.

We made, actually, history, because it was the first time ever that doctors could prove that a lifelong Republican has a heart.

What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else?

Positive thinking can be contagious. Being surrounded by winners helps you develop into a winner.

Just like in bodybuilding, failure is also a necessary experience for growth in our own lives, for if we’re never tested to our limits, how will we know how strong we really are? How will we ever grow?

Stop whining.

I was also going to give a graduation speech in Arizona this weekend. But with my accent, I was afraid they would try to deport me.

If it can bleed, we can kill it.

You’ll get more from being a peacemaker than a warrior.

There are no shortcuts—everything is reps, reps, reps.

If you don’t find the time, if you don’t do the work, you don’t get the results.

You must have a sincere and burning desire to achieve what you dream, dedicate yourself to making progress, and take control of your circumstances to change your body.

Well, you know, I’m the forever optimist.

Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.

If my life was a movie, no one would believe it.

If it’s hard to remember, it’ll be difficult to forget.

I have inhaled, exhaled everything.

I do the same exercises I did 50 years ago and they still work. I eat the same food I ate 50 years ago and it still works.


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