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Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes

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Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes: doer of everything, Mr. I’ll Be Back’s best quotes.

“The secret is contained in a three-part formula I learned in the gym: self-confidence, a positive mental attitude, and honest hard work.”

“Self-confidence is something caught and not taught.  And, risk-running and chance-taking are the only ways to catch it.”

“With strength and determination you can do anything you want in life, as long as you believe in yourself, because if you don’t, no one else will.”

“You never want to fail because you didn’t work hard enough.”

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

“When your vision is powerful enough, everything else falls into place: how you live your life, your workouts, what friends you choose to hang out with, how you eat, what you do for fun.  Vision is purpose, and when your purpose is clear, so are your life choices.  Vision creates faith and faith creates willpower.  With faith, there is no anxiety, no doubt – just absolute confidence.”

“The mind is incredible.  Once you’ve gained mastery over it, channeling its powers positively for your purposes, you can do anything.  I mean anything.  The secret is to make your mind work for you, not against you.  This means constantly being positive.  Constantly setting up challenges you can meet either today, next week, or next month.  ‘I can’t’ should be permanently stricken from your vocabulary, especially the vocabulary of your thoughts.  You must see yourself always growing and improving.”

“Create a vision of who you want to be, and then live into that picture as if it were already true – that creates the want power.”

“Concentrate on your goals.  Do not allow other thoughts to enter your mind.  If you allow them to, other things could take your concentration away from your ultimate aim.”

“Trust yourself.  Dig deep down and ask yourself who you want to be.  Not what, but who.”

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

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

“You can’t be paralyzed by fear of failure or you will never push yourself.”

“Confidence comes from victory, but strength comes from the struggle.”

“Luck is for the ill-prepared.”

“Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.  You must see it.  You must believe it.  And then you must never stop working to make it happen.”

“You can have results or excuses.  Not both.”

“The wolf on the hill is not as hungry as the wolf climbing the hill.”

“Always have one possibility in mind and that is to go to the top, to be the best.  Everything else should just be a means to that end.”

“Good things don’t happen by coincidence.  Every dream carries with it certain risks, especially the risk of failure.  But I am not stopped by risks.  Suppose a great person takes the risk and fails.  Then the person must try again.  You cannot fail forever.  If you try 10 times, you have a better chance of making it on the eleventh try than if you didn’t try at all.”

“You cannot get tired if you’re interested in what you do.  That’s the key thing.”

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

“Start wide, expand further, and never look back.”

“You have to remember something: everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.”

“I believe in the philosophy of staying hungry.  If you have a dream and it becomes a reality, don’t stay satisfied too long.  Make up a new dream and hunt after that one and turn it into a reality.”

“For me, life is about continuously being hungry.  It’s meaning is not simply to just exist or to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.”

“I believe in ‘love it, or change it’ rather than ‘love it, or leave it.'”

“The more knowledge you have, the more you’re free to rely on your instincts.”

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

“We all have great power.  That power is self-faith.  There’s really an attitude to winning.  You have to see yourself winning before you win.”

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

“The body is very important, but the mind is more important than the body.”

“There are no shortcuts – everything is reps, reps, reps.”

“Pain makes me grow.  Growing is what I want.  Therefore, for me, pain is pleasure.”

“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.”

“Normal people can be happy with a regular life, but there is more to life than just plodding through an average existence.”

“With my desire and drive, I definitely wasn’t normal.  Normal people can be happy with a regular life.  I was different.  I felt there was more to life than plodding through a normal existence.  I have always been impressed by stories of greatness and power.  I wanted to do something special, to be recognized as the best.  I saw bodybuilding as the vehicle that would take me to the top, and I put all my energy into it.”

“I’ve heard all my life that ‘this is impossible, you can’t make it’ and ‘you’re going to fail,’ but I didn’t listen to them and I made it.”

“When you’re out there partying, horsing around, someone out there at the same time is working hard, someone is getting smarter, and somebody is winning; just remember that.”

“Stay hungry, stay healthy, be a gentleman, believe strongly in yourself, and go beyond limitations.”

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

“I’ll be back!”

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