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Bodybuilding, Fitness, and Success Quotes

Feeling down and unmotivated? Are you tired and burned out and just need a spark of some inspiration? Below you’ll find health and nutrition quotes, fitness quotes, exercise quotes, bodybuilding quotes, success quotes, motivation quotes, determination quotes, etc. These may be just what you need to get back on track.

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Health and Nutrition Quotes

“Processed foods not only extend the shelf life, but they extend the waistline as well.”

~ Karen Sessions

“If the doctors of today do not become the nutritionists of tomorrow, then the nutritionists of today will become the doctors of tomorrow.”

~ Rockefeller Institute of Medicine research

This month’s food choices are next month’s body…
~ Anthony Goldsmith

Why take medical advice from people who are 20 years behind the cutting edge, who deal exclusively with the diseased and elderly, and who are thoroughly controlled by political and financial interests?

~ Al Shades

“Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.”

~ English Proverb

“Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.”

~ Hippocrates

“Fat loss plateaus are a result of extreme low calories!”

~ Karen Sessions

“In the process of being metabolized, sugar robs your body of valuable nutrients … Sugar also inhibits your liver’s production of enzymes needed in the detoxification process.”

~ Ann Louise Gittleman

“The thing that bugs me is that the people think the FDA is protecting them. It isn’t. What the FDA is doing and what the public thinks its doing are as different as night and day.”

~ Hebert Lay, M.D., former FDA Commissioner

“Life is not living, but living in health.”

~ Martial

“A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.”

~ Spanish Proverb

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”

~ La Rochefoucauld

“The first wealth is health.”

~ Emerson

Most people don’t have a problem going on a diet. Their problem is being consistent on their diet.

~ Karen Sessions

“He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.”

~ Arabian Proverb

“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in a sorry stage as are the souls who live under tyranny.”

~ Thomas Jefferson

Exercise Quotes

“A lack of exercise robs the body of an essential ingredient.”

~ Karen Sessions

“A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.”

~ Paul Dudley White

“Fitness – If it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body.”

~ Cher

“Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.”

~ Earl of Derby

“The only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions, running down their friends, side-stepping responsibility, and pushing their luck!”

~ Author Unknown

“The most important lesson I’ve learned is that the most productive exercises are simple and compound.”

~ Markus Ruhl; IFBB Pro

“It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.”

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

“True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are united.”

~ Alexander von Humboldt

“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.”

~ Carol Welch

Bodybuilding Quotes

“You can’t scream success when you lose muscle.”

~ Tamara Ellen

“Eat, Train, Rest, = Growth.”

~ Karen Sessions

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

~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Strength is the product of struggle”

~ Unknown

“Hard work beats talent whten talent fails to work hard.”

~ Taras Brown

“Sell yourself short on nutrition and you’re selling yourself short on maximizing your physique development.”

~ Ernie Taylor, IFBB Pro

“Bodybuilding is not just a sport; it’s a way of life. If every aspect of your life is not focused on making the sacrifices necessary to build your best physique, you will ultimately fail and never reach your full potential.”

~ Robert Cheeke

Bodybuilding and sports nutrition stand at the vanguard of knowledge regarding human performance — they are the tip of the spear. The medical establishment is the butt-end.

~ Al Shades

“The five S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.”

~ Ken Doherty

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

~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Every aspect of bodybuilding comes from hard work. You can’t add muscularity without hard work. You can’t improve symmetry without hard work. You can’t get conditioned without hard work. If you want to be a bodybuilder you have to devote yourself to hard work.”

~ Pavol Jablonicky; IFBB Pro

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Strength is not gained overnight; it is cultivated over time.”

~ David Shaw

“When the body is strong and the mind is weak, the result is insubordination. Train your mind as well as your body.”

~ Unknown

“Remember, you should have your mind ready for war when you train.”

~ Maximum” Bob Whelan

“Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion, sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics. Defying nature, it surpasses it.”

~ Camille Paglia

“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength”

~ Oprah Winfrey

“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within.”

~ Anonymous

“Above all challenge yourself. You may well surprise yourself at what strengths you have, what you can accomplish.”

~ Cecile Springer

“The lion in the jungle makes every other animal sit up and take notice as soon as he lets out a roar. He didn’t get that way through artificial paraphernalia or through springs and wires and trick dumbells. He became the king of the jungle through constant natural use of every muscle in his body.”

~ Charles Atlas

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nothing will work unless you do.”

~ John Wooden

Success Quotes

“Consistency is the primary building block to success.”

~ Karen Sessions

“Nothing will hold you back more than procrastination.”

~ Karen Sessions

“You don’t want to win because someone else is weaker. You want to win because you are stronger.”

~ Ivanka Trump

Little set backs make room for great comebacks.

~ Karen Sessions

“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.”

~ George E. Woodberry

“People create their own success by learning what they need to learn and then by practicing it until they become proficient at it.”

~ Brian Tracy

“Success in anything seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don’t quit. They hang on after others have let go”.

~ Unknown

“Success is the product of a positive attitude, work, dedication, learning from failures, and determination.”

~ Karen Sessions

“The difference between winners and losers is, winners do the things that losers won’t do”

~ Dr. Phil

“All truth goes through three stages.  Firs it is ridiculed.  Then it is violently opposed.  Finally it is accepted as self-evident.”

~ Schopenhauer

“Little set backs make room for great com backs.”

~ Karen Sessions

“The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.”

~ George S. Patton

“Today’s preparation determines tomorrow’s achievement.”

~ Unknown

“Strength is magical, just a little bit more can mean the difference between success and failure.”

~ Mike Berry

“Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.”

~ Anonymous

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

~ Mark Twain

“You know you are a success when people copy you.”    😉 Kimberly

~ Karen Sessions

“Some succeed because they are destined to, most succeed because they are determined to”

~ Unknown

“Failure is success if we learn from it.”

~ Malcom S. Forbes

“The moment you stop striving for excellence, you have already failed.”

~ Karen Sessions

“Yesterday’s failures are today’s seeds That must be diligently planted to be able to abundantly harvest Tomorrow’s success.”

~ Anonymous

“He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not.”

~ Italian Proverb

“One’s best success comes after his greatest disappointments.”

~ Henry Ward Beecher

“Every Successful person ‘Did’.”

~ Joyal Mehta

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”

~ Truman Capote

“People create their own success by learning what they need to learn and then by practcing it until they become proficient at it.”

~ Brian Tracy

“Don’t be distracted by criticism.Remember-the only taste of success some people have when they take a bite out of you.”

~ Zig Ziglar

“One of the greatest experiences in life is achieving personal goals that others said would be, ‘impossible to attain.’ Be proud of your success and share your story with others.”

~ Robert Cheeke

“The only real failure in life is the failure to try.”

~ Anonymous

“If you want something, don’t wish for it, work for it. Life is too short to wait.”

~ Stephen Hines

“You will never know if you can do it until you try.”

~ Karen Sessions

“Don’t say you will, if you won’t.”

~ Karen Sessions

“Don’t judge me if you don’t know me because I base success on service, not the dollar.”

~ Karen Sessions

“Failures are your steps to success.”

~ Karen Sessions

“Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.”

~ Calvin Coolidge

“Sometimes, it is not good enough to do your best; you have to do what is required.”

~ Winston Churchill

“Today’s preparation determines tomorrow’s achievement.”

~ Unknown

“Success is a journey, not a destination.”

~ Ben Sweetland

“Unless you’re willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won’t happen.”

~ Phillip Adams

“Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.”

~ Earl Nightingale

“Failure is success if we learn from it”

~ Malcolm S. Forbes

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act, but a habit.”

~ Aristotle

“I’m always so busy looking forward to what I want to look like that I forget where I’ve come from.”

~ Victoria Summers


“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

~ Jim Ryun

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

~ Ayn Rand 

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi

The difference between a dream and a goal is a timeline, an action plan, and accountability.

~ Dr. Phil

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does”

~ William James

“People too weak to follow their own dreams will always find a way to discourage others.”

~ Anonymous

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

~ Albert Einstein

You can’t move forward when you look backwards.  Success begins with you let go of the past, stop focusing on the future, and you start living in the now.

~ Cesas Millan

“People who are different change the world. Those who are the same keep it that way.”

~ Anonymous

“An open mind is a terrible thing to lose”

~ Unknown

“I’ve always wanted to be a procrastinator, but I never got around to it.”

~ Dave Johnson

“It isn’t sufficient just to want; you’ve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.”

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

“If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.”

~ Julia Sorel

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

~ Aristotle

“Set your goals high and don’t stop until you get there.”

~ Bo Jackson

“A non-doer is very often a critic-that is, someone who sits back and watches doers, and then waxes philosophically about how the doers are doing. It’s easy to be a critic, but being a doer requires effort, risk, and change.”

~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

“The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.”

~- Ben Stein

“Instead of giving myself reasons why I can’t, I give myself reasons why I can.”

~ Unknown

“How am I to know what I can achieve if I quit?”

~ Jason Bishop

“Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.”

~ King Whitney Jr.

“Sometimes you have to take a step back to leap forward.”

~ Karen Sessions

“Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.”

~– Quintilian

No matter what, the most powerful thing in the world is the human mined, and prayer, and belief in yourself, and confidence, and perseverance.  No matter how many times you do it, you do it again, until its right, and always believe in yourself. And no matter who’s around you that’s being negative or thrusting negative energy at you, totally block it off.  Because whatever you believe, you become.

~ Michael Jackson

“The future doesn’t just happen, it is created…Our destiny is not in the stars, but in ourselves. We may need to follow in the wake of those who have gone before, but what we do and where we go is ultimately up to us. The attitude of initiative is an on-going state of exploration that is never finished…a journey that never ends.”

~ Unknown


“Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.”

~- Samuel Johnson

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”

~ Tommy Lasorda

“A path with no obstacles doesn’t lead anywhere.”

~ Unknown

Vision without execution is hallucination.

~ Thomas Edison

“Life is like riding a bike. It is impossible to maintain your balance while standing still.”

~ Linda Brakeall

“People too weak to follow their own dreams will always find a way to discourage others.”

~ Unknown

“A limit on what you will do puts a limit on what you can do.”

~ Dexter Yager

“It’s what’s in you that drives you.”

~ Karen Sessions

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

~ Mark Twain

“No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves.”

~ Dwight Eisenhower

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”

~ Japanese proverb

“The aerobics industry humiliated me, the diet industry starved me, and the medical industry tranquilized me! I decided enough already – there has to be a better way!

~ Susan Powter

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”

~ Beverly Sills

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.”

~ William James

“If you do not change what you’re doing today, your tomorrow will be no different than yesterday.”

~ Unknown

“Bad excuses are worse than none.”

~ Thomas Fuller

“An obstacle is often a stepping stone”

~ Prescott

“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.”

~ George Herman “Babe” Ruth

“This one step -choosing a goal and sticking to it -changes everything.”

~ Scott Reed

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”

~ Henry Ford

“Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.”

~ Norman Vincent Peale

“You have thousands of choices and decisions to make everyday. You have the right to not go to the gym, you the right to follow poor nutritional habits, you have the right to overwork yourself and not get enough sleep. You must accept the fact that your physique has suffered because of the choices that you make everyday.”

~ Robert Cheeke

“Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.”

~ Jack Canfield

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew.”

~ Saint Francis de Sales

“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.”

~ Anna Freud

“Before you change your thinking, you have to change what goes into your mind.”

~ Zig Ziglar

“When you cease to dream you cease to live.”

~ Malcolm Forbes

“Far too many people have no idea of what they can do because all they have been told is what they can’t do.They don’t know what they want because they don’t know what’s available for them.”

~ Zig Ziglar

“If we are to follow in the footsteps of someone great we must first move our feet.”

~ Unknown

“With every wish that you make comes the power to make it come true. But it is up to you to provide the work that will make it a reality. Are you using your power to make your wishes come true today?”

~ Libby Rosenauer

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

~ Andre Gide

Negativity is a waste of energy.

~ Author Unknown

“Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.”

~ Frank L. Gaines

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

~ William Jennings Bryan

“A human being is part of the whole called by us universe … We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive.”

~ Albert Einstein

“Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens to us, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a Catalyst…. a spark that creates extraordinary results.”

~ Anonymous

“Some succeed because they are destined to, most succeed because they are determined to”

~ Unknown

There will be a time when people won’t listen to the facts, but will go around looking for unqualified trainers who will tell them what they want to hear. They won’t listen to logic or facts but will blindly follow their own misguided ideas.

~ Anonymous