I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
At home I am a nice guy: but I don't want the world to know. Humble people, I've found, don't get very far.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.