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Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, model, producer, director, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder, and politician.

Schwarzenegger served two terms as the 38th Governor of California, won the Mr. Universe title at age 20, won the Mr. Olympia title 7 times, was the highest paid actor ever in Hollywood, and has an estimated net worth of $300 million.

Schwarzenegger remains the greatest, and most influential, bodybuilders of all time and is one of the most recognizable movie stars in the world.

Here are 62 unforgettable Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes:

1. “I always stay hungry, never satisfied with current accomplishments.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

2. “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

3. “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, expect to win.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

4. “Life’s six rules for success. 1. Trust yourself. 2. Break some rules. 3. Don’t be afraid to fail. 4. Ignore the naysayers. 5. Work like hell. 6. Give something back.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

5. “You can have results or excuses, but not both.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

6. “Everybody pities the weak. Jealousy you have to earn.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

7. “Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. “If you don’t find the time, if you don’t do the work, you don’t get the results.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

9. “If you’re going to wear gloves when you lift, just make sure they match your purse.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

10. “Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

11. “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%.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

12. “Dreams are for dreamers. Goals are for achievers.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

13. “You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

14. “The most satisfying feeling you can get in the gym is the pump.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

15. “Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

16. “The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

17. “Every morning you have 2 choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

18. “I don’t walk away from things that I think are unfinished.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

19. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

20th Arnold Schwarzenegger Quote – “Life may be full of pain but that’s not an excuse to give up.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

21. “If you want to turn a vision into a reality, you have to give 100% and never stop believing in your dream.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

23. “The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

24. “My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don’t think about it, I just have it.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

25. “The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

26. “I welcome and seek your ideas, but do not bring me small ideas; bring me big ideas to match our future.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

27. “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.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

28. “In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

29. “I didn’t leave bodybuilding until I felt that I had gone as far as I could go. It will be the same with my film career. When I feel the time is right, I will then consider public service. I feel that the highest honor comes from serving people and your country.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

30. “It’s simple, if it jiggles, it’s fat.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

31. “Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

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32. “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.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

33. “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.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

34. “Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

35. “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.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

36. “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.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

37. “’I’ll be back’ always sounded a little girly to me.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

38. “I’m addicted to exercising and I have to do something every day.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

39. “Well, you know, I’m the forever optimist.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

40th Arnold Schwarzenegger Quote – “Money doesn’t make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

41. “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.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

42. “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.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

43. “Start wide, expand further, and never look back.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

44. “You can scream at me, call me for a shoot at midnight, keep me waiting for hours – as long as what ends up on the screen is perfect.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

45. “If it’s hard to remember, it’ll be difficult to forget.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

46. “I came to Hollywood and within a decade I was one of the biggest action stars of all time.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

47. “I have a private plane. But I fly commercial when I go to environmental conferences.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

48. “If you work hard and play by the rules, this country is truly open to you. You can achieve anything.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

49. “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.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

50. “I know a lot of athletes and models are written off as just bodies. I never felt used for my body.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

51. “I was striving to be the most muscular man, and it got me into the movies. It got me everything that I have.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

52. “If my life was a movie, no one would believe it.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

53. “If it bleeds, we can kill it.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

54. “I went from being the Terminator to being the governator.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

55. “I have a love interest in every one of my films: a gun.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

56. “Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn’t matter.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

57. “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.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

58. “People should make up their own mind about what they think of me.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

59. “I don’t suffer of anything that I’ve lost.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

60. “I have inhaled, exhaled everything.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

61. “I have plenty of money, unlike other Hollywood celebrities or athletes that have not invested well.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

62. “I would never exchange my life with anybody else’s.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

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Yale Middleton is a Revenue Specialist for Hilton Worldwide. He is passionate about personal development, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Yale also works as a team member for the top self development website Addicted2Success. You can also follow him on his Facebook.

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30 Most Famous Quotes of All Time to Motivate You

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It seems in the last decade or so, motivational quotes and inspirational quotes are front and center on Facebook and Instagram feeds. It’s no wonder why. They really do have that impactful kick to make you get up and do stuff!

I know for me, it was all these quotes that I kept reading that:

  • pushed me out of my comfort zone
  • gave me courage to smash goals
  • helped me believe in myself
  • soothed my broken heart sometimes
  • helped me out of rock bottom, and
  • kept me strong in times of trouble

Legends like Les Brown, Joel Brown and Tony Robbins motivated the crap out of me. I stayed strong and focused because of their powerful words. I mean, they did quote all these inspirational words to motivate us, no?

Of course they did. So I’ve searched high and low for the best and most empowering famous quotes of all time in hopes they inspire you like they did me. 

Do quotes really help?

The answer is yes and no. No they won’t work if you read them, brush them off and never feel the power of their words.

Yes they will work if you make them work for you and you want them too. Quotes are like affirmations. Many of us recant affirmations either as part of our morning routine, evening routine or just whenever we need a boost. 

When you read them and repeat them out loud and feel each and every word in every ounce of your being, they work!! Besides, I’m living proof they help. Empowering quotes have helped me out of rock bottom twice, depression a few times, and helped me smash and achieve goals. 

So yes, they work. And these most famous quotes I’ve chosen are famous for a reason. They have inspired, motivated and empowered millions of people around the world to chase their dreams, believe in themselves and never give up. 

Without further ado…

10 famous quotes on taking action and not giving up

1. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ~Walt Disney

2. Anybody who ever accomplished anything big or new or worth raising a celebratory fist in the air did it from their comfort zone. They risked ridicule and failure and sometimes even death. ~Jen Sincero

3. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way, you’re right. ~Henry Ford

4. The woman I am today would like to thank the woman I was 5 years ago for not giving up. You’re awesome. ~Iva Ursano

5. I’ll try is the battle cry of wimps. ~Tony Robbins

6. You must be the change you wish to see in the world ~Ghandi

7. If you judge people, you have no time to love them. ~Mother Teresa

8. Those who dare to fail miserably, can achieve greatly. ~John Kennedy

9. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~Dalai Lama

10. I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage, or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time. ~Brené Brown

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11. There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou

12. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have, you’ll never have enough. ~Oprah Winfrey

13. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. ~Lao Tzu

14. The mind is everything. What you think you become. ~Buddha

15. Everything you do and every decision you make should be from a place of good. You should always be striving to make the world a better place. ~Les Brown

16. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ~Mae West

17. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. ~Paulo Coelho

18. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. ~Franklin D.Roosevelt

19. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. ~Napoleon Hill

20. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw

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21. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain

22. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney

23. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King Jr

24. Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. ~Nelson Mandela

25. If you surround yourself with positive people who build you up, the sky’s the limit. ~Joel Brown

26. Tough times never last but tough people do. ~Robert H. Schuller

27. You miss 100% of the shots you never take. ~Wayne Gretzky

28. If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

29. I have not failed. I just found 10,000 that won’t work. ~Thomas A. Edison

30. Often our most rewarding dreams are staring us right in the face but for some reason we focus on how hard things are, how we are scared of the unknown and what would happen if we failed. ~Joel Brown

Write them out!

I always tell people to write that out and stick it in a place you will see it and read it everyday. That’s how quotes work. 

My favourite famous quote of all time and one you should read over and over again, Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you’re right. Read that when self doubt creeps in. 

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