Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
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.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training... what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.
Everyone has the ability to accomplish unique feats, everyone. You choose this. Become someone great in one other life. Forget about failing to many. Who cares? Doesn't matter when you start or finish, just start, no deviations, no excuses.
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.
A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.
No man has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training
Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don't nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weight.
There is no reason to be alive if you can't do the deadlift!
That's the classic nature of people, though. We'll skip the basics and get pissed when the sexy stuff doesn't work.
I run on the road long before I dance under the lights.
The single biggest mistake that most beginners make is putting 100% of their effort into the positive (concentric) part of the rep, while paying no attention to the negative (eccentric) segment