(some of these quotes show no author not because they are unknown, but because they are unknown to me)
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself (or herself)."
~ Leo Tolstoy
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
~ Buckminster Fuller
"The overall commentary on what I'm doing is saying, "Hey look! I get to create whatever persona I want to, and it's all up to me. And the truth is, we are all basically the universe-pretending to be humans for a brief moment of time."
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
~ Will Rogers
"After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb."
~ Nelson Mandela
"You can make a mountain recede by simply walking toward it."
~ Marilyn Wallner
"Assume a virtue if you have it not."
~ William Shakespeare, "Hamlet"
"To go out of your mind once a day is tremendously important because by going out of your mind you come to your senses."
~ Alan Watts
"Learn to love hills and they will love you back."
"It's easier to go down a hill than up it, but the view is much better at the top."
~Henry Ward Beecher
"It's a hill, get over it!"
"The clock isn't slower you're just faster." ~ Adidas
hills breaks up your rhythm and forces your muscles to adapt to
different stresses. The result? You become a stronger runner."
(He ran a 4 minute mile at the age of 41)
"Luck is preparation meeting the moment of opportunity."
~Martin Luther King
"I love myself unconditionally, right now."
(My client Amanda's favorite mantra...right now)
"Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness." ~ Edward Stanley
"Death says, "Play it safe." Life says, "Risk it." At the vital edge something dangerous calls my name. What will I risk to stay alive?"
Author of Learning to Fly
"Nothing is constant but change."
"Some people follow their dreams, others hunt them down and beat them mercilessly into submission. "
~ Neil Kendall
"Set patterns, incapable of adaptability, of pliability, only offer a better cage. Truth is outside of all patterns."
~ Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do
"It is health that is real wealth; not pieces of gold and silver."
~ Mahatma Gandhi
"Whether a man is healthy or unhealthy depends on himself."
"The curing of your disease does not rest ultimately in the hands of any doctor."
"Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance."
"We do not stop exercising because we grow old--we grow old because we stop exercising."
"If you want time to pass more slowly, do a plank!"
"There is no easy way (to exercise). Believe me, if there were, I would have bought it. And it would be one of my favorite things!" ~ Oprah Winfrey
"I don't always go to the gym or run everyday, but when I do, I make sure everyone on Instagram knows about it!" ~ Unknown
"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people." ~ Orson Welles
"I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than a success at something I hate." ~ George Burns
"My religion is kindness."~ Dali Lama
"Curious people are interesting people; I wonder why that is."
~ Bill Maher
"As a man thinks, so he is."
" I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." -Michael Jordan
"Everyone plays hurt, tell me when you're injured"~ Bill Parcells, Football coach
"If there is no mind-body connection then why do we get Diarrhea when we get nervous?" ~ Sarah Silverman
"Dying is easy; living takes work, goals, and challenges."~ Jack LaLanne...fitness guru (BTW...he lived a healthy and vigorous life until 95 and was sick for one week then died peacefully of respiratory failure due to pneumonia.)
"Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate." ~ Lee Haney
"Because we are what we are we may become what we will." ~Thomas Troward
"I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be." ~ Albert Einstein
"Because I am what I am, I may be what I will to be."
"We are ourselves the very power which we seek."
"The thought of power produces power."
"All beauty is the expression of living power."
"He who seeks beauty will find it."
"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." ~ Coco Chanel
"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my Imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."~ Albert Einstein
"Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere."
~ Albert Einstein
"Everything you can imagine is real." ~ Pablo Picasso
"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last, you create what you will."
~ George Bernard Shaw
"We are what we pretend to be. So we must be careful of what we pretend to be." ~ Kurt Vonnegut
"Fake it until you make it." ~ Unknown
"Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." ~ Oscar Wilde
"To succeed in life you need two things: ignorance and confidence."~ Mark Twain
"The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is knowledge of our own ignorance."~ Benjamin Franklin
"Accidentally consumed five biscuits when I wasn't paying attention.Those biscuits are wily fellows.They leap in like sugary ninjas." ~ Charles Dickens
Thanksgiving tip: "Don't forget to set your scales back 10 lbs tonight."
"Give away the most valuable internal gifts you have, and you will get more of the same."
"To get strong, use the strength you have; the more you give, the more you get!"
"Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is in the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also."~ Marcus Aurelius (Roman emperor from 121-161)
"Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul."~ Oscar Wilde
"The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple."~ Oscar Wilde
"A man is the product of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes."~ Mahatma Gandhi
"Life is like riding a bicycle; in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving." ~Albert Einstein
"Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it". ~Plato
"I like to say that exercise is like taking a little Prozac or a little Ritalin at just the right moment," says John J. Ratey, MD, an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of A User's Guide to the Brain. "Exercise is really for the brain, not the body. It affects mood, vitality, alertness, and feelings of well-being."