Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.— Arnold Schwarzenegger
The most unpopular Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes that will add value to your life
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.
You can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.
The mind always fail first, not the body.
The secret is to make your mind work for you, not against you.
You can have results or excuses. Not both.
Posing is a performing art.
Pain makes me grow. Growing is what I want. Therefore, for me pain is pleasure.
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You can have results or excuses. Not both.
When people said "We never want to look like you" Arnold replied "Don't worry, you never will".
The greatest feeling you can get in a gym, or the most satisfying feeling you can get in the gym is... The Pump.
Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.
Just remember, you can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.
Start wide, expand further, and never look back.
I am a big believer in education, because when I grew up in Austria - when I grew up in Austria I had a great education. I had great teachers.
If you are gonna wear gloves when you lift, just make sure they match your purse.
The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.
If it jiggles, it's fat.
I just use my muscles as a conversation piece, like someone walking a cheetah down 42nd Street.
You must see it. You must believe it. And then you must never stop working to make it happen.
Money doesn't make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.
The worst thing I could be, is the same as everybody else. I'd hate that.
I never set limits or created mental barriers.
You may have read that I imagined my biceps as big as mountain peaks when I did my curling exercises. This visualization process was essential if I was to gain the kind of mass and size I needed to win the mr Olympia contest against monsters like Sergio Olivia and Lou ferrigno.
In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits.
There are some girls who are turned on by my body, and some others who are turned off. but for the majority i just use it as a conversation piece. like someone walking a cheetah down 42nd street would have a natural conversation piece. then when they get to talking to me they see i am not mean but gentle to them and thats all they want to know
The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.
My fellow Americans, this is an amazing moment for me.
To think that a once-scrawny boy from Austria could grow up to become governor of the state of California and then stand here... then stand here in Madison Square Garden and speak on behalf of the president of the United States - that is an immigrant's dream. It is the American dream.
Trust yourself,..dig deep down and ask yourself who you want to be? Not what, but who?
I do squats until I fall over and pass out.
So what? It’s not going to kill me. I wake up five minutes later and I’m OK
The pain that you hold is yours. There is not a single pain quite like it. Nobody else on God's green earth can feel this pain, or have the indescribable feeling of pride you will have when you overcome it. This pain is not your curse; this pain is your privilege.
I can promise you that when I go to Sacramento, I will pump up Sacramento.
My definition of a sport is that it's a physical activity that involves competition. Since bodybuilders certainly train and then compete, we are certainly a sport.
The secret is contained in a three-part formula I learned in the gym: self confidence, a positive mental attitude, and honest hard work.
The best activities for your health are pumping and humping.
You have to remember something: Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.
My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don't think about it, I just have it.
So let me tell you, as you prepare to go off into the world, remember six rules: Trust yourself, Break some rules, Don't be afraid to fail, Ignore the naysayers, Work like hell, and Give something back.
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.
I can zero in on a vision of where I want to be in the future.
I can see it so clearly in front of me, when I daydream, it's almost a reality. Then I get this easy feeling, and I don't have to be uptight to get there because I already feel like I'm there, that it's just a matter of time.
As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21 years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship. Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long.
When you’re out there partying, horsing around, someone out there at the same time is working hard. Someone is getting smarter and someone is winning. Just remember that.
If I would have listened to the naysayers, I would still be in the Austrian Alps yodeling.
I love Thanksgiving turkey... It's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.
I have to say that the judges and our judiciary system makes better decisions than the politicians.
Stay hungry, stay healthy, be a gentleman, believe strongly in yourself and go beyond limitations.
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.
Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.
I like the color red because it's a fire. And I see myself as always being on fire.
Look for small victories and build on that.
Each small victory, even if it is just getting up five minutes earlier, gives you confidence. You realize that these little victories make you feel great, and you keep going. You realize that being paralyzed by fear of failure is worse than failure.
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.
The facts are there that we have created, man has, a self-inflicted wound that man has created through global warming.
I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with Guess on it. I said, Thyroid problem?
You cannot get tired if you're interested in what you do. That's the key thing.