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Quotes for inspiration

People learn when they laugh!Sharing quotes about food, fitness and motivation is a brief yet effective method to make your messages understood. Learn a few new quotes and use them today!

Here's a list of carefully selected quotes and jokes to make your lifestyle advice get remembered.

If you have any suggestions for quotes or jokes, email them in!

Attitude

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
-- Winston Churchill

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”
-- Francesca Reigler

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.”
-- William James

“We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.”
-- Elbert Hubbard

“Being a sex symbol has to do with an attitude, not looks. Most men think it's looks, most women know otherwise.”
-- Kathleen Turner

Believing

“It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.”
-- W.C. Fields

“Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got.”
-- Sophia Loren

"Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right."
-- Henry Ford

"It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else."
-- Erma Bombeck

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing."
-- Abraham Lincoln

“I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.”
- Arnold Palmer

Change

"To change what you get you must change who you are."
-- Vernon Howard

"Who we are never changes. Who we think we are does."
-- Mary S. Almanac

"Change can either challenge or threaten us. Your beliefs pave your way to success or block you."
-- Marsha Sinetar

"We cannot become what we need to be, remaining what we are."
-- Max Depree

Diets & Dieting

“I've been on a diet for two weeks and all I've lost is fourteen days.”
-- Totie Fields

“No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.”
-- George Bernard Shaw

"The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you're off it."
-- Jackie Gleason

"My wife is a light eater. As soon as it gets light, she starts to eat."
-- Henny Youngman

“I've been on a constant diet for the last two decades. I've lost a total of 789 pounds. By all accounts, I should be hanging from a charm bracelet.”
-- Erma Bombeck

"My weight problem is caused by my foot problem - I can't keep them out of the pantry"
-- Thanks to Tracey Habron-Bell from Goddess Retreat for sending this one in.

Drink

"Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water."
-- W.C. Fields

Excuses

"If you don't want to do something, one excuse is as good as another."
-- Yiddish Proverb

"We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse."
-- Rudyard Kipling

"No one ever excused his way to success."
-- Dave Del Dotto

"Bad excuses are worse than none."
-- Thomas Fuller

"And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse."
-- William Shakespeare

"Don't make excuses - make good."
-- Elbert Hubbard

"The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start to the top."
-- O.J. Simpson

"Never let the fear of failure be an excuse for not trying. Society tells us that to fail is the most terrible thing in the world, but I know it isn't. Failure is part of what makes us human."
-- Amber Deckers

"We have more ability than will power, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible."
-- François de la Rochefoucauld

Food

"The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again."
-- George Miller

"No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut."
-- Channing Pollock

"My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it."
-- Buddy Hackett

"A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness."
-- Elsa Schiapirelli

Exercise

"Positive health requires knowledge of man's primary constitution and of the powers of various foods, both those natural to them and those resulting from human skill. But eating is not enough for health. There must also be exercise ... If there is any deficiency in food or exercise the body will fall sick."
-- Hippocrates, 480 BCE

"Every cure of obesity must begin with these three essential precepts:discretion in eating, moderation in sleeping, and exercise ..."
-- Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, 1825

"A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world."
-- Paul Dudley White

Goals

"Goals are dreams with deadlines."
-- Diana Scharf Hunt

"If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else."
-- Lawrence J. Peter

"Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing."
-- Harriet Braiker

Habits

"Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of."
-- Anon.

"Bad habits are easier to abandon today than tomorrow."
-- Yiddish Proverb

"Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time."
-- Mark Twain

"Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables."
-- Spanish Proverb

"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
-- Jim Ryun

"Habits are safer than rules; you don't have to watch them. And you don't have to keep them, either. They keep you."
-- Frank Crane

Happiness

"People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
-- Abraham Lincoln

"The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does."
-- James M. Barrie

"Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead."
-- Scottish Proverb

"Happiness is good health and a bad memory."
-- Ingrid Bergman

"You can make yourself happy or miserable — it's the same amount of effort."
-- Ray Bradbury

"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city."
-- George Burns

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”
- Franklin D Roosevelt

Health

"What is called genius is the abundance of life and health."
-- Henry David Thoreau

Inspiration

"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly."
-- Lauren Bacall

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
-- Judy Garland

Laughter

"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."
-- Victor Borge

“Laughter is inner jogging.”
-- Norman Cousins

"Laughter is an instant vacation."
-- Milton Berle

"Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects."
-- Arnold Glasow

Stress

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."
-- Lao Tzu

"Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are."
-- Chinese Proverb

"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important."
-- Bertrand Russell

"Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths."
-- Etty Hillesum

Success

"If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself."
-- Eubee Blake

"Eighty percent of success is showing up."
-- Woody Allen

"I couldn't wait for success... so I went ahead without it."
-- Jonathan Winters

"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."
-- William Feather

"You always pass failure on the way to success."
-- Mickey Rooney

"All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure."
-- Mark Twain

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
-- Albert Einstein

"People fail forward to success."
-- Mary Kay Ash

“Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out.”
- Robert Collier

"If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down."
- Mary Pickford

Walking

“It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.”
-- Dr. Howard Murphy

”Walking is man's best medicine.”
-- Hippocrates

”Golf is a good walk spoiled.”
-- Mark Twain

“The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best.”
-- Thomas Jefferson

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