Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
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.
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.
Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.
You can have results or excuses. Not both.
Bodybuilding is much like any other sport.
To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.
Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tone the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.
My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don't think about it, I just have it.
If it's hard to remember, it'll be difficult to forget.
You know, nothing is more important than education, because nowhere are our stakes higher; our future depends on the quality of education of our children today.
I'll be back.
When people said "We never want to look like you" Arnold replied "Don't worry, you never will".
I know a lot of athletes and models are written off as just bodies. I never felt used for my body.
I just use my muscles as a conversation piece, like someone walking a cheetah down 42nd Street.
The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.
Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.
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.
Start wide, expand further, and never look back.
I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with Guess on it. I said, Thyroid problem?
What's fascinating is, people in Washington would rather spend time in Hollywood, and people in Hollywood would rather spend time in Washington.
And now, of course this is another thing I didn't count on, that now as the governor of the state of California, I am selling California worldwide. You see that? Selling.
I knew I was a winner back in the late sixties.
I knew I was destined for great things. People will say that kind of thinking is totally immodest. I agree. Modesty is not a word that applies to me in any way - I hope it never will.
My relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it.
People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.
Politically there were failures. And also on the personal level, there were tremendous failures.
If it jiggles, it's fat.
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.
Well, you know, I'm the forever optimist.
I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman.
It's time to stop thinking of the Republican Party as an exclusive club where your ideological card is checked at the door, and start thinking about how we can attract more solution-based leaders like Nathan Fletcher and Anthony Adams.
It's simple, if it jiggles, it's fat.
I had this child, and it destroyed my family.
The worst thing I could be, is the same as everybody else. I'd hate that.
I think Americans are very patriotic.
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 went from being the Terminator to being the governator.
I don't suffer of anything that I've lost.
I can promise you that when I go to Sacramento, I will pump up Sacramento.
As president, Reagan worked very well with Democrats to do big things.
It is true that he worked to reduce the size of government and cut federal taxes and he eliminated many regulations, but he also raised taxes when necessary.
The writing is important, but the way you say the line and the pause you give it, the facial expression - all of that is very important.
I think that people are interested seeing me on the screen.
Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.
There is no place, no country, more compassionate more generous more accepting and more welcoming than the United States of America.
My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state.
I became Mr. Universe; I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession.
When the people become involved in their government, government becomes more accountable, and our society is stronger, more compassionate, and better prepared for the challenges of the future.
I have a private plane. But I fly commercial when I go to environmental conferences.
For 20 years, Simon & Schuster asked me, 'Why don't you write your autobiography?'
The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy.
Gray Davis can run a dirty campaign better than anyone, but he can't run a state.
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.
Start wide, expand further, and never look back.
The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.
I was striving to be the most muscular man, and it got me into the movies.
It got me everything that I have.