41 Famous Quotes by Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, politician, and former professional bodybuilder. He is perhaps best known for his roles in films such as "Terminator" and "Predator" and his tenure as governor of California. Schwarzenegger's incredible physique and work ethic have made him a role model for millions of people around the world, and his journey from immigrant to Hollywood star to political leader is a testament to the power of hard work and determination. (Arnold Schwarzenegger Biography).

Arnold Schwarzenegger Famous Quotes

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

2. "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."

3. "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."

4. "Just remember, you can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets."

5. "Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed."

6. "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."

7. "My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don't think about it, I just have it."

8. "In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits."

9. "Start wide, expand further, and never look back."

10. "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."

11. "If it bleeds, we can kill it."

12. "Money doesn't make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million."

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13. "The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that."

14. "Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer."

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

16. "The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy."

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

18. "I have a private plane. But I fly commercial when I go to environmental conferences."

19. "Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body."

20. "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."

21. "Government's first duty and highest obligation is public safety."

22. "If it's hard to remember, it'll be difficult to forget"

23. "I'm not looking for sympathy at all."

24. "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."

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

26. "Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn't matter."

27. "I have a love interest in every one of my films: a gun."

28. "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."

29. "As you know, I'm an immigrant. I came over here as an immigrant, and what gave me the opportunities, what made me to be here today, is the open arms of Americans. I have been received. I have been adopted by America."

30. "I'm addicted to exercising and I have to do something every day."

31. "Politically there were failures. And also on the personal level, there were tremendous failures."

32. "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."

33. "I welcome and seek your ideas, but do not bring me small ideas; bring me big ideas to match our future.
34. "I don't suffer of anything that I've lost."

35. "If my life was a movie, no one would believe it."

36. "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."

37. "I was born in Europe... and I've traveled all over the world. I can tell you that there is no place, no country, that is more compassionate, more generous, more accepting, and more welcoming than the United States of America."

38. "No matter the nationality, no matter the religion, no matter the ethnic background, America brings out the best in people."

39. "One of my movies was called 'True Lies.' It's what the Democrats should have called their convention."

40. "I just use my muscles as a conversation piece, like someone walking a cheetah down 42nd Street."

41. "I would never exchange my life with anybody else's."

― Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes

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