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Arnold Schwarzenegger 50 Outstanding Quotes

Perhaps there is no greater and more famous bodybuilder in the world other than the most winningest Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe champion, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Although he conquered the bodybuilding world for many years, it was not in bodybuilding alone where Arnold became a hit. He also became one of the most iconic action stars in Hollywood after having many successful and blockbuster films, including Erase, True Lies, Commando, The Terminator series, Kindergarten Cop, Twins and many more.

A native of Thal Austria, Arnold was a perfect specimen of a man for Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe. He had the perfect physique that included well-shaped legs, biceps, and chest muscles. He later surprised millions around the world as he was able to carry himself well in many of his films and movies. He was so iconic that people embraced him for his handsome looks and unique personality. Arnold Schwarzenegger moved to California where he had three sons, and went on to run for office, eventually becoming the 38th Governor of California. To this day, Schwarzenegger is an icon, still being sought for his talents in films and presence and ideas in documentaries, speaking engagements, and many more.

1. “Dreams are for dreamers. Goals are for achievers.”

2. “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.”
3. “I welcome and seek your ideas, but do not bring me small ideas; bring me big ideas to match our future.”
4. “Every morning you have 2 choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.”
5. ”Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.”

6. “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.”
7. “Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn’t matter.”
8. “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%.”
9. “Start wide, expand further, and never look back.”

10. “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.”
11. “I always stay hungry, never satisfied with current accomplishments.”
12. “I have a private plane. But I fly commercial when I go to environmental conferences.”
13. “If you want to turn a vision into a reality, you have to give 100% and never stop believing in your dream.”
14. “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.”
15. “If it’s hard to remember, it’ll be difficult to forget.”

16. “If you work hard and play by the rules, this country is truly open to you. You can achieve anything.”
17. “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.”
18. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
19. “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.”
20. “You can have results or excuses, but not both.”

21. “Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.”
22. “I came to Hollywood and within a decade I was one of the biggest action stars of all time.”
23. “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.”
24. “Everybody pities the weak. Jealousy you have to earn.”

25. “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.”
26. “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.”
27. “I was striving to be the most muscular man, and it got me into the movies. It got me everything that I have.”
28. “If you’re going to wear gloves when you lift, just make sure they match your purse.”
29. “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.”
30. “If it bleeds, we can kill it.”

31. “I know a lot of athletes and models are written off as just bodies. I never felt used for my body.”
32. “From the bodybuilding days on, I learned that everything is reps and mileage. The more miles you ski, the better a skier you become; the more reps you do, the better your body. I’m a big believer in hard work, grinding it out, and not stopping until it’s done, so the challenge appealed to me.”
33. “Positive thinking can be contagious. Being surrounded by winners helps you develop into a winner.”
34. “Trust yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks.”

35. “All I know is that the first step is to create a vision, because when you see the vision – the beautiful vision – that creates the want power.”
36. “You can’t be paralyzed by fear of failure or you will never push yourself. You keep pushing because you believe in yourself and in your vision. And you know that it is the right thing to do and success will come.”
37. “While 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.”
38. “Money doesn’t make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.”
39. “What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else and avoid trouble?”
40. “I always believed in leaving no stone unturned. ”
41. “You have to remember something: everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.”
42. “Don’t be afraid to fail. Anything I’ve ever attempted, I was always willing to fail. ”
43. “When you have a well developed body and you’re confident, you see people bending your way, wanting to be on your side, wanting to do things for you.”
44. “Vision creates faith and faith creates willpower.”

45. “Create a vision of who you want to be, and then live into that picture as if it were already true.”
46. “The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.”
47. “You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.”
48. “The wolf on the hill is not as hungry as the wolf climbing the hill.”
49. “You have to think outside the box.”
50. “If I can see it and believe it, then I can achieve it.”

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