Selected Quotes about Exercise

Exercise ferments the humors, casts them into their proper channels, throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions, without which the body cannot subsist in its vigor, nor the soul act with cheerfulness. -- Joseph Addison

I believe that every human has a finite number of heart-beats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises. -- Buzz Aldrin

Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel...the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood. -- Susan B. Anthony

I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I'm damned if I'm going to use up mine running up and down a street. -- Neil Armstrong

Go jogging? What, and get hit by a meteor? -- Robert Benchley

Dig where the gold is…unless you just need some exercise. -- John M. Capozzi

He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it. -- Confucius

When I must shipwrack, I would do it in a sea, where mine impotencie might have some excuse; not in a sullen weedy lake, where I could not have so much as exercise for my swimming. -- John Donne

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. -- Thomas Jefferson

Sorrow is a kind of rust of the soul, which every new idea contributes in its passage to scour away. It is the putrefaction of stagnant life, and is remedied by exercise and motion. -- Samuel Johnson

I like weights. You know where you stand with them. Well, sometimes you're lying under them, trying not to let them crush you, but you see, you KNOW they'd crush you if they could. There's honesty. -- T. Campbell and Gisele Lagace

Mach-S, the speed at which stress can't keep up, is simply forward motion. But it has to be self- propelled. Note that people in cars are still stressed. -- Jef Mallett

Why do strong arms fatigue themselves with frivolous dumbbells? To dig a vineyard is worthier exercise for men. -- Marcus Valerius Martialis

I think that anyone who comes upon a Nautilus machine suddenly will agree with me that its prototype was clearly invented at some time in history when torture was considered a reasonable alternative to diplomacy. -- Anna Quindlen

Exercise alone provides psychological and physical benefits. However, if you also adopt a strategy that engages your mind while you exercise, you can get a whole host of psychological benefits fairly quickly. -- James Rippe

Nothing’s better than the wind to your back, the sun in front of you, and your friends beside you. -- Aaron Douglas Trimble

There's no easy way out. If there were, I would have bought it. And believe me, it would be one of my favorite things! -- Oprah Winfrey

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