Arnold Schwarzenegger was born on July 30, 1947. His father was an alcoholic police chief who ridiculed Schwarzenegger’s early dreams of becoming a bodybuilder. As an escape Arnold turned to the movies, in particular those of Reg Park, a bodybuilder and star in B-level Hercules movies. After a few small parts, Schwarzenegger received a Golden Globe Award for Best Newcomer for his performance in Stay Hungry (1976). Schwarzenegger also starred as a deadly machine from the future in The Terminator series. EliteColumn brings you best Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes.

38 Motivational Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes

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1. “You have to remember something: Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

2. “Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn’t matter.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

3. “I welcome and seek your ideas, but do not bring me small ideas; bring me big ideas to match our future.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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4. “If you want to turn a vision into reality, you have to give 100% and never stop believing in your dream.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

5. “The difference between those who adapted and those who didn’t, Gorton said, was a willingness to totally commit.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

6. “Positive thinking can be contagious. Being surrounded by winners helps you develop into a winner.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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7. “It’s not what you get out of life that counts. Break your mirrors! In our society that is so self-absorbed, begin to look less at yourself and more at each other.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. “Start wide, expand further, and never look back.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

9. “You’ll get more from being a peacemaker than a warrior.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

10. “Stop whining.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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11. “The better you get, the less you run around showing off as a muscle guy. You know, you wear regular shirts-not always trying to show off what you have.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

12. “There are no shortcuts – everything is reps, reps, reps.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

13. “The more knowledge you have, the more you’re free to rely on your instincts.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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14. “If you don’t find the time, if you don’t do the work, you don’t get the results.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

15. “You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

16. “Well, you know, I’m the forever optimist.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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17. “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.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

18. “The last 3 or 4 reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

19. “When you think you can’t, you better convince yourself you can and push harder.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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20. “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.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

21. “Never look back.” Arnold Schwarzenegger

22. “Don’t be afraid to fail.” Arnold Schwarzenegger

23. “Don’t listen to the naysayers.” Arnold Schwarzenegger

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24. “The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

25. “Don’t go where it’s crowded. Go where it’s empty. Even though it’s harder to get there, that’s where you belong and where there’s less competition.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger 

26. “To be successful, however, you must be brutal with yourself and focus on the flaws.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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27. “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.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

28. “You can have the greatest movie in the world, but if you don’t get it out there, if people don’t know about it, you have nothing.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

29. “If you don’t believe in yourself, then how will anyone else believe in you?” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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30. “Just like in bodybuilding, failure is also a necessary experience for growth in our own lives, for if we’re never tested to our limits, how will we know how strong we really are? How will we ever grow?” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

31. “I never listen that you can’t.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

32. “My definition of living is to have excitement always; there’s a difference between living and existing.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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33. “What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else?” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

34. “Money doesn’t make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

35. “I would never exchange my life with anybody else’s.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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36. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

37. “I don’t suffer of anything that I’ve lost.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

38. “Life may be full of pain but that’s not an excuse to give up.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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