Exercise Sayings and Quotes

Although it can be hard to develop a routine, exercise works wonders on our physical and emotional well-being. FInd the motivation to get started with the list of wise and humorous exercise quotes below.

To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.     

Gene Tunney

Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn't formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them.     

Lee Haney

Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.     

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Exercise is labor without weariness.     

Samuel Johnson

Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Other exercises develop single powers and muscles, but dancing embellishes, exercises, and equalizes all the muscles at once.     

Jean Paul

If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.     


Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states.     

Carol Welch

It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.     


Exercise and application produce order in our affairs, health of body, cheerfulness of mind, and these make us precious to our friends.     

Thomas Jefferson

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.     

Wilhelm Von Humboldt

We do not stop exercising because we grow old - we grow old because we stop exercising.     

Kenneth Cooper

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.     

John F. Kennedy

Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.     

Edward Stanley

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.     

Adam Smith

Fitness: if it came in a bottle, everyone would be in good shape.     


Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.     


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

To be good, we must do good; and by doing good we take a sure means of being good, as the use and exercise of the muscles increase their power.     

Tryon Edwards

I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing.     

Marsha Doble

It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all.     

Joey Adams

Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.     

Carrie Latet

Any workout which does not involve a certain minimum of danger or responsibility does not improve the body - it just wears it out.     

Norman Mailer

To keep the body in good health is a duty...otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.     


Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backwards, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck.     


Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed.     

Charles M. Schulz

When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no "I'll start tomorrow." Tomorrow is disease.     

Terri Guillements

Getting fit is all about mind over matter. I don't mind, so it doesn't matter.     

Adam Hargreaves

Exercise is like an addiction. Once you're in it, you feel like your body needs it.     

Elsa Pataky