Exercise quotes

  • A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Fitness #Exercise #Trying

  • Temptation exercises our faith and teaches us to pray.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Faith #Exercise #Temptation

  • My goal? To test out every diet and exercise regimen on planet earth and figure out which work best. I sweated, I cooked, I learned to pole dance. In the end, I lost weight, lowered my cholesterol and doubled my energy level. I feel better than I ever have.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Exercise #Feel Better #Goal

  • Brain power improves by brain use, just as our bodily strength grows with exercise. And there is no doubt that a large proportion of the female population, from school days to late middle age, now have very complicated lives indeed.
    -- A. N. Wilson

    #Birthday #School #Exercise

  • I like music that is able to stir my soul. My music is a spiritual exercise
    -- A. R. Rahman

    #Spiritual #Exercise #Soul

  • Genius is a sovereign power; it forms schools; it lays hold on the spirits of men, with irresistible might; and it exercises an immeasurable influence on the whole condition of human life. This sovereignty of genius is a gift of God, possessed only by his grace. It is subject to no one and is responsible to him alone who has granted it this ascendancy.
    -- Abraham Kuyper

    #School #Exercise #Men

  • For me, one of the important things about keeping vocally healthy is warming up and making sure I'm aware where my voice is at, drinking lots of water and getting plenty of sleep, and just taking care of myself with exercise and eating healthy.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Drinking #Sleep #Exercise

  • The man whose whole life is spent in performing a few simple operations, of which the effects are perhaps always the same, or very nearly the same, has no occasion to exert his understanding or to exercise his invention in finding out expedients for removing difficulties which never occur. He naturally loses, therefore, the habit of such exertion, and generally becomes as stupid and ignorant as it is possible for a human creature to become.
    -- Adam Smith

    #Stupid #Exercise #Simple

  • To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.
    -- Adam Smith

    #Exercise #Perfection #Selfishness

  • The statesman who should attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals would not only load himself with most unnecessary attention but assume an authority which could safely be trusted to no council and senate whatever, and which would nowhere be so dangerous as in the hands of man who have folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it.
    -- Adam Smith

    #Exercise #Men #Hands

  • The National Socialist Party will prevent in the future, by force if necessary, all meetings and lectures which are likely to exercise a depressing influence on the German state.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Depressing #Party #Exercise

  • You can live with victory over the desires of your flesh. Habits, attitudes, desires, worries, and dissipation must yield as you exercise authority over your mind, emotions, and will.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Attitude #Exercise #Yield

  • I did a real boot camp once which with The Thin Red Line which was learning military exercises and this was far less strenuous. I really had a blast. We were all kind of thrown into the woods and we didn't have any of the modern conveniences that we take for granted. Learned how to survive without anything.
    -- Adrien Brody

    #Military #Real #Exercise

  • Whether we like it or not, the ultimate goal of every science is to become trivial, to become a well-controlled apparatus for the solution of schoolbook exercises or for practical application in the construction of engines.
    -- Aharon Katzir

    #Exercise #Goal #Construction

  • I say that a Christian congregation can survive and often appear to prosper in the community by the exercise of human talent and without any touch from the Holy Spirit! All that religious activity and the dear people will not know anything better until the great and terrible day when our self-employed talents are burned with fire and only that which was wrought by the Holy Ghost will stand forever!
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Religious #Exercise

  • Let any man turn to God in earnest, let him begin to exercise himself unto godliness, let him seek to develop his powers of spiritual receptivity by trust and obedience and humility, and the results will exceed anything he may have hoped in his leaner and weaker days.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Spiritual #Humility #Exercise

  • We will try to create conditions where persons could come together in a spirit of teamwork, and exercise to their heart's desire their technological capacity.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Teamwork #Heart #Exercise

  • To exercise at or near capacity is the best way I know of reaching a true introspective state. If you do it right, it can open all kinds of inner doors.
    -- Al Oerter

    #Exercise #Doors #Training

  • I know I need to exercise. For some people, exercise is like breathing; for others, like me, it takes effort. Exercising is what I need for my metabolism and for a better sense of well-being.
    -- Al Roker

    #Exercise #Breathing #People

  • I believe in absolute freedom of conscience for all men and equality of all churches, all sects and all beliefs before the law as a matter of right and not as a matter of favor. I believe in the absolute separation of church and state and in the strict enforcement of the Constitution that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof I believe that no tribunal of any church has any power to make any decree of any force in the law of the land, other than to establish the status of its own communicants within its own church.
    -- Al Smith

    #Believe #Exercise #Men

  • I believe in the absolute separation of church and state and in the strict enforcement of the Constitution that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
    -- Al Smith

    #Believe #Exercise #Law

  • To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love.
    -- Alan Bleasdale

    #Love #Heart #Exercise

  • Great research universities must insist on independence from government and on the exercise of academic freedom.
    -- Alan Dershowitz

    #Exercise #Government #Independence

  • The First Amendment isn't about free thought and free opinion and free belief. The First Amendment is about free exercise--the carrying into practice of religious principles, and beliefs, and convictions.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Religious #Exercise #Practice

  • I would think that you are more fluent with the rational. It has its appeal. But the irrational permits a greater exercise of ... shall we say, power.
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Exercise #Thinking #Permit

  • Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity. The activity of the intuition consists in making spontaneous judgements which are not the result of conscious trains of reasoning... The exercise of ingenuity in mathematics consists in aiding the intuition through suitable arrangements of propositions, and perhaps geometrical figures or drawings.
    -- Alan Turing

    #Exercise #Two #Drawing

  • Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity.
    -- Alan Turing

    #Exercise #Two #Intuition

  • When we attempt to exercise power or control over someone else, we cannot avoid giving that person the very same power or control over us.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Exercise #Giving #Human Nature

  • H&M approached us to collaborate, and see if we could translate the dream we created at Lanvin to a wider audience, not just a dress for less. I have said in the past that I would never do a mass-market collection, but what intrigued me was the idea of H&M going luxury rather than Lanvin going public. This has been an exceptional exercise, where two companies at opposite poles can work together because we share the same philosophy of bringing joy and beauty to men and women around the world.
    -- Alber Elbaz

    #Dream #Philosophy #Exercise

  • People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives.
    -- Albert Bandura

    #Believe #Successful #Exercise

  • The competition of social power with State power is always disadvantaged, since the State can arrange the terms of competition to suit itself, even to the point of outlawing any exercise of social power whatever in the premises; in other words, giving itself a monopoly.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Exercise #Giving #Competition

  • You get the same order of criminality from any State to which you give power to exercise it; and whatever power you give the State to do things FOR you carries with it the equivalent power to do things TO you.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Exercise #Order #Giving

  • The State claims and exercises the monopoly of crime. It forbids private murder, but itself organizes murder on a colossal scale. It punishes private theft, but itself lays unscrupulous hands on anything it wants, whether the property of citizen or of alien.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Exercise #Hands #Citizens

  • Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Responsibility #Learning #Exercise

  • There is value in any experience that exercises those ethical restraints collectively called sportsmanship.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Exercise #Hunting #Sportsmanship

  • Conservation is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Exercise #Skills #Negative

  • Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic; it is merely a form of emotional masturbation. It is the rarest thing to find a player who has not had his character affected for the worse by the practice of his profession. Nobody can make a habit of self-exhibition, nobody can exploit his personality for the sake of exercising a kind of hypnotic power over others, and remain untouched by the process.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Art #Character #Exercise

  • I will have no Parsons around me but such as drink deep, ride to Hounds and caress the Wives and Daughters of their Parishioners.A Virtuous Parson does nothing to test or exercise the Faith of his Flock.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Faith #Daughter #Exercise

  • Unless we learn from history, we are destined to repeat it. This is no longer merely an academic exercise, but may contain our worlds fate and our destiny.
    -- Alex Haley

    #Wisdom #Exercise #Fate

  • The representatives of the people, in a popular assembly, seem sometimes to fancy that they are the people themselves, and betray strong symptoms of impatience and disgust at the least sign of opposition from any other quarter; as if the exercise of its rights, by either the executive or judiciary, were a breach of their privilege and an outrage to their dignity.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Strong #Exercise #Rights

  • Of all the cares or concerns of government, the direction of war most peculiarly demands those qualities which distinguish the exercise of power by a single hand. The direction of war implies the direction of the common strength; and the power of directing and employing the common strength, forms a usual and essential part in the definition of the executive authority.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #War #Exercise #Government

  • The Courts must declare the sense of the law; and if they should be disposed to exercise will instead of judgement; the consequences would be the substitution of their pleasure for that of the legislative body.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Exercise #Law #Judgement

  • That instability is inherent in the nature of popular governments, I think very disputable … A representative democracy, where the right of election is well secured and regulated & the exercise of the legislature, executive, and judiciary authorities, is vested in select persons, chosen really and not nominally by the people, will in my opinion be most likely to be happy, regular and durable.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Exercise #Thinking #Government

  • When a government betrays the people by amassing too much power and becoming tyrannical, the people have no choice but to exercise their original right of self-defense — to fight the government.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Fighting #Exercise #Government

  • Jurors should acquit, even against the judge's instruction . . . if exercising their judgment with discretion and honesty they have a clear conviction the charge of the court is wrong.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Honesty #War #Exercise

  • Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Education #Exercise #Mind

  • In lazy apathy let stoics boast, their virtue fix'd: 't is fix'd as in a frost; contracted all, retiring to the breast; but strength of mind is exercise, not rest.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Being Strong #Exercise #Lazy

  • Exercises cultivated self-reliance - the foundation of courage.
    -- Alexander Suvorov

    #Exercise #Self #Foundation

  • Athos liked every one to exercise his own free-will. He never gave his advice before it was demanded and even then it must be demanded twice. "In general, people only ask for advice," he said "that they may not follow it or if they should follow it that they may have somebody to blame for having given it".
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Exercise #People #Advice

  • Prayer, the basic exercise of the spirit, must be actively practiced in our private lives. The neglected soul of the human being must be made strong enough to assert itself once more. For if the power of prayer is again released and used in the lives of common men and women; if the spirit declares its aims clearly and boldly, there is yet hope that our prayers for a better world will be answered.
    -- Alexis Carrel

    #Strong #Prayer #Exercise

  • Inventive genius requires pleasurable mental activity as a condition for its vigorous exercise. "Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much closer to the truth. The basis of growth of modern invention is science, and science is almost wholly the outgrowth of pleasurable intellectual curiosity.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Mother #Silly #Exercise

  • It is time to reinvigorate the UN General Assembly so that it can exercise a more decisive role in peace-making and peace-keeping, consistent with the will of the international community.
    -- Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

    #Exercise #Community #Roles

  • Nothing is harmful to literature except censorship, and that almost never stops literature going where it wants to go either, because literature has a way of surpassing everything that blocks it and growing stronger for the exercise.
    -- Ali Smith

    #Block #Exercise #Stronger

  • When weight loss becomes a goal in your life, eating right and exercising are just two pieces of the puzzle. Figuring out why you've put on the extra weight is the hardest part.
    -- Ali Vincent

    #Health #Loss #Exercise

  • Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination. You are always living three, or indeed six, months hence. I believe that people entirely devoid of imagination never can be really good gardeners. To be content with the present, and not striving about the future, is fatal.
    -- Alice Morse Earle

    #Time #Believe #Exercise

  • Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination.
    -- Alice Morse Earle

    #Exercise #Garden #Imagination

  • Dance is not an exercise. Dance is an art.
    -- Alicia Alonso

    #Art #Exercise

  • Humans should always exercise and watch what they eat. So with your pet, make sure they get enough exercise, make sure they're getting fed at the same time every day and getting the nutrition they need. And make sure they get a lot of love and attention you both need. That's why you have them!
    -- Alison Sweeney

    #Exercise #Pet #Watches

  • exercise will never be my lover. Or even my friend. For me, a workout is more like an annoying coworker I have to see a few times a week.
    -- Alissa Nutting

    #Fitness #Workout #Exercise

  • One of the reasons why I, 'a medical man' decided to give up medicine was a firm conviction of the extraordinary influence on health of pleasurable excitement, especially when combined with fresh air and exercise. How frequently have I, with great difficulty, persuaded patients who were never off my doorsteps to take up golf, and how rarely, if ever, I have seen them in my consulting room again.
    -- Alister MacKenzie

    #Giving Up #Exercise #Golf

  • It is easy today to deny God's creativity as a thing of the benighted past, overcome by science, but man's creativity, a thing much more improbable and nothing but an imitation of God's, exercises a strange attraction.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Creativity #Exercise #Past

  • Try to think of working out and healthy eating as a lifestyle. Rather than go on a diet or try a crazy exercise routine, try making them something you do every day.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Crazy #Exercise #Thinking

  • He would be guilty of mortal sin, because he exposes himself to the danger of grievously offending God. Hence, before he acts he must lay aside the doubt; and if he has not hitherto done so, he must confess it, at least, as it is before God. But the scrupulous, who have doubts about everything, must follow another rule: they must obey their confessor. When he tells them to conquer their doubts, and to act against scruples, they should obey with exactness; otherwise they will render themselves unable and unfit to perform any spiritual exercise.
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Spiritual #Exercise #Offending

  • The smaller nations can in fact exercise greater influence on disarmament negotiations than they have hitherto done.
    -- Alva Myrdal

    #Exercise #Done #Facts

  • The more kilos you have to move around, the more it weighs on your knees. Then of course in terms of stamina, the way you move around, it's a little extra. It might not be much, but when you exercise with two, three extra kilos, you can feel a difference; it's important.
    -- Amelie Mauresmo

    #Moving #Exercise #Two

  • Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. Once you understand the grammar of yoga; you can write your poetry of movements.
    -- Amit Ray

    #Yoga #Writing #Exercise

  • Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements.
    -- Amit Ray

    #Yoga #Exercise #Movement

  • Do not accept whatever comes. Do not accept whatever goes. You have infinite power. Exercise your choice.
    -- Amit Ray

    #Exercise #Choices #Infinite

  • My idea of the perfect exercise class is this: The teacher gives us all a hug and goes, 'You did it! You showed up! Let’s lie down.' We all lie down and she’s like, 'How is everybody feeling?' We’re like, 'Great!' And the teacher’s like, 'Great!' Then we all get to leave 20 minutes early.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #Teacher #Lying #Exercise

  • Being in New York City is the best because I'm always walking, taking the subway and walking up and down the stairs - whether you like it or not, you're going to get exercise.
    -- Ana Ortiz

    #New York #Exercise #Cities

  • I need to eat before a workout. If I exercise in the morning, I'll have a little oatmeal, cereal, or a hard-boiled egg with toast. If I go in the afternoon, I'll eat a turkey sandwich with cheese for lunch.
    -- Ana Ortiz

    #Morning #Workout #Exercise

  • The vocation, whether it be that of the farmer or the architect, is a function; the exercise of this function as regards the man himself is the most indispensable means of spiritual development, and as regards his relation to society the measure of his worth.
    -- Ananda Coomaraswamy

    #Spiritual #Mean #Exercise

  • The exercise of one coercion always makes another inevitable.
    -- Anders Chydenius

    #Exercise #Coercion #Inevitable

  • It's not my fault being the biggest and the strongest. I don't even exercise!
    -- Andre the Giant

    #Exercise #Faults #Strongest

  • Most people in Seoul don't care about the North's belligerent statements: The farther one is from the Korean Peninsula, the more one will find people worried about the recent developments here. Scary impressions are important to North Korea because for the last two decades its policy has been, above all, a brilliant exercise in diplomatic blackmail. And blackmail usually works better when the practitioners are seen as irrational and unpredictable.
    -- Andrei Lankov

    #Exercise #Two #Korea

  • Adoration is not some fervent spiritual or poetic exercise reserved for a chosen few. I believe the human race will die out and destroy nature if it does not learn again how to adore God, the God in all of us, God shining and living in nature, and learn again how to act from and in that spirit of adoration.
    -- Andrew Harvey

    #Spiritual #Believe #Exercise

  • Free people can treat each other justly, but they can't make life fair. To get rid of the unfairness among individuals, you have to exercise power over them. The more fairness you want, the more power you need. Thus, all dreams of fairness become dreams of tyranny in the end.
    -- Andrew Klavan

    #Dream #Exercise #People

  • Exercise because it's good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds.
    -- Andrew Solomon

    #Exercise #Work Out #Pounds

  • Parenthood abruptly catapults us into a permanent relationship with a stranger, and the more alien the stranger, the stronger the whiff of negativity. We depend on the guarantee in our children's faces that we will not die. Children whose defining quality annihilates that fantasy of immortality are a particular insult; we must love them for themselves, and not for the best of ourselves in them, and that is a great deal harder to do. Loving our own children is an exercise for the imagination.
    -- Andrew Solomon

    #Children #Exercise #Imagination

  • Loving our own children is an exercise for the imagination.
    -- Andrew Solomon

    #Children #Exercise #Imagination

  • Human bodies are designed for regular physical activity. The sedentary nature of much of modern life probably plays a significant role in the epidemic incidence of depression today. Many studies show that depressed patients who stick to a regimen of aerobic exercise improve as much as those treated with medication.
    -- Andrew Weil

    #Exercise #Epidemics #Play

  • For many in the modern world, carving out time for both traditional seated meditation and exercise has become close to impossible.
    -- Andrew Weil

    #Exercise #Meditation #World

  • We have been deceived into believing prayer is all about persuading God to release His power. We no longer need to beg or plead; we need to exercise the authority He has given us and receive His blessings.
    -- Andrew Wommack

    #Prayer #Believe #Exercise

  • Freedom is the very essence of our economy and society. Without freedom the human mind is prevented from unleashing its creative force. But what is also clear is that this freedom does not stand alone. It is freedom in responsibility and freedom to exercise responsibility.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Responsibility #Exercise #Essence

  • Concentration can be cultivated. One can learn to exercise will power, discipline one's body and train one's mind.
    -- Anil Ambani

    #Change #Exercise #Discipline

  • Kenneth Cooper's research shows that low to moderate intensity exercise is just as beneficial as high-intensity exercise - but without the rigorous wear and tear on the system.
    -- Ann Louise Gittleman

    #Loss #Exercise #Tears

  • Weight-bearing exercise builds bone density, builds your muscular strength so that you can hold your body up where those bones have a tendency to get weak.
    -- Ann Richards

    #Exercise #Density #Weight

  • All real freedom springs from necessity, for it can be gained only through the exercise of the individual will, and that will can be roused to energetic action only by the force of necessity acting upon it from the outside to spur it to effort.
    -- Anna Brackett

    #Spring #Real #Exercise

  • You hang around actors, or dancers, the minute you sneeze, everybody has a remedy, and we're all on a million different kinds of diets, and different kinds of things that we do for exercise.
    -- Anna Deavere Smith

    #Exercise #Dancer #Different

  • I have a rule: before I can throw anything out, I have to write down five possible uses for it. This stretches my mind and keeps it nimble - just like stretching exercises do for my body.
    -- Anna Olson

    #Writing #Exercise #Mind

  • All our talents increase in the using, and every faculty, both good and bad, strengthens by exercise.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Strength #Exercise #Talent

  • Just like you need to strengthen your core physically with exercise, you also need to strength your core spiritually.
    -- Anne Graham Lotz

    #Exercise #Needs #Like You

  • The lessons of the First Amendment are as urgent in the modern world as the 18th Century when it was written. One timeless lesson is that if citizens are subjected to state-sponsored religious exercises, the State disavows its own duty to guard and respect that sphere of inviolable conscience and belief which is the mark of a free people.
    -- Anthony Kennedy

    #Religious #Exercise #People

  • Sometimes it is easy... to enhance your prestige by not exercising your responsibility, but that's not been the tradition of the court.
    -- Anthony Kennedy

    #Responsibility #Exercise #Sometimes

  • Having a moment of clarity was one thing; I'd had moments like that before. It had to be followed with a dedicated push of daily exercise. It's a trite axiom, but practice DOES make perfect. If you want to be a strong swimmer or an accomplished musician, you have to practice. It's the same with sobriety, though the stakes are higher. If you don't practice your program every day, you're putting yourself in a position where you could fly out of the orbit one more time.
    -- Anthony Kiedis

    #Strong #Inspiration #Exercise

  • It's weird, I was such a survivor and so wanted to be a part of life while I was trying to snuff out the life that was inside of me. I had this duality of trying to kill myself with drugs, then eating really good food and exercising and going swimming and trying to be a part of life. I was always going back and forth on some level.
    -- Anthony Kiedis

    #Exercise #Swimming #Drug

  • It seems to me, and I am personally convinced, that the Church must never speak from a position of strength. [These are shocking words.] It ought not to be one of the forces influencing this or that state. The Church ought to be, if you will, just as powerless as God himself, which does not coerce but which calls and unveils the beauty and the truth of things without imposing them. As soon as the Church begins to exercise power, it loses its most profound characteristic which is divine love [i.e.] the understanding of those it is called to save and not to smash...
    -- Anthony of Sourozh

    #Spiritual #Exercise #Profound

  • Normally I make myself swim, do exercises. For zest I like going to the cinema.
    -- Antonia Fraser

    #Exercise #Zest #Swim

  • Theater of Cruelty means a theater difficult and cruel for myself first of all. And, on the level of performance, it is not the cruelty we can exercise upon each other by hacking at each other’s bodies, carving up our personal anatomies, or, like Assyrian emperors, sending parcels of human ears, noses, or neatly detached nostrils through the mail, but the much more terrible and necessary cruelty which things can exercise against us. We are not free. And the sky can still fall on our heads. And the theater has been created to teach us that first of all.
    -- Antonin Artaud

    #Fall #Mean #Exercise

  • People look at rights as if they were muscles — the more you exercise them, the better they get.
    -- Antonin Scalia

    #Exercise #Rights #People