What Are Some Good Fitness Quotes

The 111 best fitness sayings and sports quotes

Here you will find the best fitness sayings - pure energy, distilled into words.

Sports motivational sayings can make great change and action. And get into your blood faster than a double espresso.

These brilliant and inspiring words of great thinkers are worth sharing and inspiring other people.

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These fitness sayings and wisdoms, in my opinion the best, are not only related to sport, but you can also transfer them to other areas of life.

They should give you motivation, inspiration and support in creating a better body and living a better life.


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Sports wisdom and fitness sayings for motivation

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Motivation & Mindset

The secret to success is to get started.
- Mark Twain [tweet]

In my career I have shot more than 9,000 throws. I lost almost 300 games. 26 times I was the one to win the game and I missed. I've failed over and over again. And that's exactly why I'm successful.
- Michael Jordan [tweet]

In order for the possible to arise, the impossible has to be tried again and again.
- Hermann Hesse [tweet]

Goals set with our limited human mind reflect the limitation of our mind.
- Master Han Shan[tweet]

Maybe we miss the dreamer and we don't even know we miss him.
- Henry Miller[tweet]

Happiness is the only thing that doubles when you share it.
- Albert Schweitzer[tweet]

Only those who know their destination will find the way.
- Laozi

The slowest, who does not lose sight of his goal, still walks faster than the one who wanders around without a goal.
– Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Imagination is the preview of life's coming events.
- Albert Einstein[tweet]

Our life is the product of our thoughts.
- Marcus Aurelius[tweet]

No sooner did we lose sight of the goal than we redoubled our efforts.
- Mark Twain

Anyone who asks is a fool for five minutes. If you don't ask, you will stay forever.
- Chinese wisdom[tweet]

If you want to build a ship with someone, awaken the longing for the sea in them.
- Gert Kupfer[tweet]

There is no constant happiness that comes from outside.
- Master Han Shan[tweet]

Today is tomorrow yesterday.
- Alfred Polger[tweet]

It is not a short time that we have
but a lot that we don't use.
- Seneca[tweet]

The beginning is half the way.
- uncertain: Korean wisdom; or from Aristotle: The beginning is half of the whole.[tweet]

What you don't give up has never been lost.
- Schiller, Maria Stuart[tweet]

When, if not now?
If not here, where?
Who, if not we?
- John F. Kennedy[tweet]

There is only one proof of ability: doing.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

The greatest pleasure in life is doing things that other people think you can't do.
- Marcel Aymé[tweet]

Whoever does what he can already do, always remains what he already is.
- Henry Ford[tweet]

Nobody is so crazy that they can't find someone crazier who understands them.
- Friedrich Nietzsche[tweet]

There is no progress without change. If you can't change your thinking, you can't change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw[tweet]

The difference between a mountain and a hill is in your perspective.
Al Neuharth[tweet]

Each of your decisions leads to an end result.
Zig Ziglar [tweet]

Success is a staircase, not a door.
Dottie Walters [tweet]

We have to endure one of two pains: the pain of discipline or that of a bad conscience. The difference is that discipline weighs grams, a guilty conscience weighs tons.
- Jim Rohn

Motivation gets you going. Habit moves you forward.
- Jim Rohn [tweet]

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed. It's easy to lie down and hard to get up again.
- unknown [tweet]

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
- Spanish proverb [tweet]

Every life is an experiment. The more you experiment, the more you live.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson [tweet]

One can only learn from someone who loves his cause, not from someone who rejects it.
– Galileo Galilei[tweet]

Discipline is the choice between what you doright away want and what youmost importantly is.
- unknown [submitted by a reader]

Pay attention to your thoughts, they become words.
Pay attention to your words, they become actions.
Pay attention to your actions, they become habits.
Pay attention to your habits, they become character traits.
Take care of your character, it becomes your destiny.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [tweet]

Discipline means doing things that aren't fun.
You don't need discipline for everything you enjoy doing!
- Lilli Palmer [tweet]

Whether you think you can or you can't, you are right in either case.
- Henry Ford

Take all things seriously, but not take any seriously.
- Albert Einstein

Mistakes & setbacks

Stumbling can prevent the fall.
English proverb [tweet]

Fear of failure is the biggest obstacle to success in life. Courage to act is the antidote.
- unknown

Anger and complaint are not appropriate for you or anyone else.
- Musashi

Success is never certain, failure is never final.
- Robert Schuller [tweet]

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
- Samuel Beckett[tweet]

Character is formed between success and failure, in strife, effort and victory.
- Leopold von Ranke[tweet]

Never look back. Unless you want to go in that direction.
- Henry David Thoreau [tweet]

Success is going from one mistake to the next without losing your thirst for action.
- Winston Churchill [tweet]

If you are in a quandary, and everything is conspiring against you and you think you can no longer hold out, you must by no means give up, because now the moment has come when everything will turn out for the better.
- Harriet Beecher-Stowe

Only those who have failed once know the secret of success.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

In the midst of difficulties lie the possibilities.
- Albert Einstein

Whoever smiles wins a point in the game of luck.
- unknown


Only those who change remain true to themselves.
- Wolf Biermann[tweet]

Not wanting is the reason, not being able to do it is just the pretext.
- Siegfried Lenz[tweet]

If you wait for the perfect circumstances, you will never move forward.
- unknown [submitted by a reader]

It's not that some people have more willpower than others. Some people are willing to do things differently, and some are not.
- James Gordon [tweet]

There are no bugs, just feedback.
- unknown [tweet]

If your actions do not bring you closer to your goal, then they further remove you from your goal.
- Brian Tracy [tweet]

The definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
- Albert Einstein[tweet]

Act like failure is impossible.
- Dorothea Brande[tweet]

Whoever believes to be something has ceased to become something.
- Philip Rosenthal[tweet]

It is not the brave who is not afraid
but the one who overcomes his fear.
- Mahatma Gandhi[tweet]

Who stopped getting better
stopped being good.
- daily experience[tweet]

Knowing without doing is like not knowing.
- Jens Corssen[tweet]

Detours expand local knowledge.
- Dirk-R. Gieselmann[tweet]

If you are not ready to change your life, you cannot be helped.
- Hippocrates [tweet]

Never start stopping and never stop starting!
- Marcus Tullius Cicero[tweet]

What IS is more important than what SHOULD be. There are too many people out there who see “what is” from a “what should be” perspective ... Circumstances? To hell with the circumstances. I create opportunities.
- Bruce Lee


You cannot hit a target that you cannot see.
- unknown

Discipline is just a matter of being focused. If you have your inner images clearly in mind, you can't wait for the next opportunity to act.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

People are not lazy. They just don't have goals worth pursuing.
- Anthony Robbins

Many people have a concept of the destination, but they just want to stroll to reach it.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The quality of your goals determines the quality of your future.
- unknown

The deed distinguishes the goal from the dream.
- unknown

Nobody can guarantee that you will achieve a goal in a certain time. But you are guaranteed never to achieve a goal that you never set yourself.
- David McNally

Goals are magnets: they attract success.
- unknown

Enthusiasm is the never-ending impulse that lets us persistently pursue our goal.
- Norman V. Peale

Those who have stamina are almost there.
- Ernst R. Hauschka

Only those who know their destination will find their way.
- Epictetus

Once the mind is focused on a goal, many things come towards it.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Those who achieve all of their goals have probably chosen them too low.
- Herbert von Karajan

Man always works for one goal. However, if you don't have your own goals, you work for those of others.
- Brian Tracy


It is a shame for a man to grow old without experiencing the beauty and strength that his body is capable of.
- Socrates [tweet]

Strength does not come from gains. You grow with your challenges. When you face resistance and you decide to stick with it, that is strength.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger [tweet]

What does not kill me, makes me stronger.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Our health always seems most valuable when we have lost it.
- unknown [tweet]

Strength does not arise in the body. It arises from an irrepressible will.
- Mahatma Gandhi [tweet]

The resistances that you overcome in strength training and the resistances that you overcome in life can only produce a strong character.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger


I hated every minute of training, but I said to myself, “Don't give up. Torture yourself now and live the rest of your life as a champion. "
- Muhammad Ali [tweet]

The last three or four reps are what make the muscle grow. This is the valley of pain that distinguishes a champion from someone who is not a champion. Most people lack the guts to move on and go through the pain no matter what.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Pain is weakness that leaves the body.
- Tera Lynn Childs [tweet]

If you always set limits for yourself, be it in training or elsewhere, it will expand to other areas, to your work, your life. There are no borders. There are only plans. And you mustn't stay there, you have to break through it.
- Bruce Lee [tweet]

To become a good marathon runner, I had to change a few things in my life.
– Haile Gebrselassie [tweet]

Once a person trains, nothing happens.
But when that person finds himself doing the same thing a hundred or a thousand times,
will he not only develop physically.
- Emil Zatopek[tweet]

Your biggest challenge is not someone else. It's the pain in your legs and the inner voice, it says “I can't” - don't listen to it. You just keep going and then you hear the voice whispering “I can” - and then you realize that you are a different person than you just thought.
- unknown [tweet]

I am not telling you that it will be easy. I tell you it will be worth it.
- Kind Williams [tweet]

Regeneration & relaxation

To calm down, imagine yourself on an idyllic South Sea island, on white sand. Feel and feel how you stand smiling and the breeze caresses you gently.
- Paul Wilson

The art of resting is part of the art of working.
- John Steinbeck

A major study for youth should be learning to endure loneliness because it is a source of happiness and calmness.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Peace attracts life, restlessness drives it away.
- Gottfried Keller

Strive for calm, but through balance, not by stopping your activity.
- Friedrich von Schiller

What happens without a break is not permanent.
- Ovid

The light of the stars is only reflected in a calm pond.
- Chinese proverb

Take your time to dream, this is the way to the stars.
Take your time to think, this is the source of clarity.
Take your time to laugh, this is the music of the soul.
Take your time to live, that is the richness of life.
Take your time to be kind, this is the gateway to happiness.
- unknown


If we could give everyone the right dose of food and exercise, not too much and not too little, we would have found the best path to health.
- Hippocrates [tweet]

Be careful when reading books about health. You may die of a typographical error.
- Mark Twain [tweet]

Don't eat anything that your great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food. There is a lot of food in our supermarkets that your ancestors would not recognize as such. Avoid them.
- Michael Pollan [tweet]

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