Quotation Explorer - 'Exercise'

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. - Thomas Jefferson
Prepare yourself for the world, as the athletes used to do for their exercise; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do. - Lord Chesterfield
Nothing like a lot of exercise to make you realize you'd rather be lazy and dead sooner. - Randy K. Milholland
A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.
PASTIME, n. A device for promoting dejection. Gentle exercise for intellectual debility. - Ambrose Bierce
I get my exercise acting as a pallbearer to my friends who exercise.
A new type of superstition has got hold of people's minds, the worship of the state. People demand the exercise of the methods of coercion and compulsion, of violence and threat. Woe to anybody who does not bend his knee to the fashionable idols! - Ludwig von Mises
Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young. - Ursula K. Le Guin
It can be shown that for any nutty theory, beyond-the-fringe political view, or strange religion there exists a proponent on the Net. The proof is left as an exercise for your kill-file.
The triune God exercises total government over all things, and He requires us as His image-bearers to exercise government in Christ in our own spheres in terms of His law. - Rousas John Rushdoony
Accept obstacles as a strength building exercise on the way to success. - Debasish Mridha
If there had been an exercise I'd liked, would I have gotten this big in the first place? - Jennifer Weiner
Exercise is a great leveler. It doesn't matter how rich you are, you can't just buy your way into a great body. You have to do the work. I find that comforting. It's one of the few things in life where we're all on a level playing field. - Vinnie Tortorich
Exercise is life in motion. MOVE to LIVE! - Toni Sorenson
We must cease striving and trust God to provide what He thinks is best and in whatever time He chooses to make it available. But this kind of trusting doesn't come naturally. It's a spiritual crisis of the will in which we must choose to exercise faith. - Charles R. Swindoll
Thinking new things is the best way to exercise the mind. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Appreciation and enjoyment of the creatures are the hallmark of God's dominion and therefore the standard by which our own attempt to exercise dominion must be judged. - Ellen F. Davis
The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. - Socrates
We can afford to exercise the self-restraint of a really great nation which realizes its own strength and scorns to misuse it. - Woodrow Wilson
Is there plenty of celebration in your life? How about your spiritual life? Is it an exercise in following rules and practices? Or does it look more like a joyous celebration? - Steve Goodier
...unless you value yourself, you won't have the motivation to exercise, get enough sleep, eat healthfully, and care for yourself. - Doreen Virtue
Let each man exercise the art he knows. - Aristophanes
I repeat...that all power is a trust; that we are accountable for its exercise; that from the people, and for the people all springs, and all must exist. - Benjamin Disraeli
Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgement. - Seneca
Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection. - Victor Hugo
I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting. - Mark Twain
The test and use of a man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind. - Carl Barzun
Irresponsible power is inconsistent with liberty, and must corrupt those who exercise it. - John Calhoun
A good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help another up. - Anonymous
We all think that in the future, we are wonderful people. We will be patient, we will not procrastinate, we will exercise, we will eat well... The problem is we never get to live in that future. We always live in the present. - Dan Ariely
Jenny replied to this with a bitterness which might have surprized a judicious person, who had observed the tranquillity with which she bore all the affronts to her chastity; but her patience was perhaps tired out, for this is a virtue which is very apt to be fatigued by exercise. - Henry Fielding
Stay calm and exercise restrain during your most desperate moment or you shall desperately say what when your desperation is over, you shall come to a later realization of what you shouldn’t have say and notice how silence could have been the best option to mere words! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
If I liked food and disliked exercise as much as a 400 pound guy, I'd be a 400 pound guy. - Scott Adams
From social intercourse are derived some of the highest enjoyments of life; where there is a free interchange of sentiments the mind acquires new ideas, and by frequent exercise of its powers, the understanding gains fresh vigor. - Joseph Addison
The most potent recreational activity is when we sit back and exercise our minds with great and exciting books. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Music is the occult metaphysical exercise of a soul not knowingthat it philosophizes. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Do not accept whatever comes. Do not accept whatever goes. You have infinite power. Exercise your choice. - Amit Ray
Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.
Some people have goodness and merit buried deep inside and we glimpse it and see its value but ultimately it's covered by so much dirt that it's a 24/7 exercise in archaeology. - Kelli Jae Baeli
Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals. - Albert Schweitzer
In your emotions: exercise Joy over sadness. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
Why do strong arms fatigue themselves with frivolous dumbbells? To dig a vineyard is worthier exercise for men. - Marcus Valerius Martialis
People are so busy lengthening their lives with exercise they don't have time to live them.
Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence. - Titus Livius
I don't exercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor. - Joan Rivers
I started thinking about little kids putting a cylindrical peg through a circular hole, and how they do it over and over again for months when they figure it out, and how basketball was basically just a slightly more aerobic version of that same exercise.
Health isn’t about being perfect with food or exercise or herbs. Health is about balancing those things with your desires. It’s about nourishing your spirit as well as your body. - Golda Poretsky
Yoga is a lifestyle and not just a mere kind of exercise to stay fit and health. It is a science which unfolds the endless potentials of our mind and soul. - Anamika Mishra
You don’t read to exercise the mind but to take voyages - John Geddes
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young. - W. Somerset Maugham
The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best. - Thomas Jefferson
I know nothing grander, better exercise, better digestion, more positive proof of the past, the triumphant result of faith in human kind, than a well-contested American national election. - Walt Whitman
Dare to exercise rational thinking. - Abhijit Naskar
Dinner is a cacophonous exercise of holy sanctification. - Jen Pollock Michel
I take my only exercise acting as a pallbearer at the funerals of my friends who exercise regularly. - Mark Twain
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate. - Bertrand Russell
When God is driven to the periphery of the public square, the human spiritual capacity longs for exercise, and it often finds it in the suspension of disbelief and activity of the imagination that are available in novels and movies. - John Granger
Patience is a virtue as they say and listening is an exercise in patience. - Kaleb Kilton
Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. - Plato
Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backward, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck.
I don't exercise. If God wanted me to bend over, he'd put diamonds on the floor. - Joan Rivers
To impart a moral responsibility to exercise fairness in leadership builds greater leaders of strong character. - Wayne Chirisa
In the long run, you see, none of that matters.I've seen Heaven, Dowling. And it's not a place where you exercise any power.In the long run, we are all three-dimensional side-effects of a two-dimensional universe existing in a multidimensional stack. - Warren Ellis
it was impossible to confine a Government to the exercise of express powers; there must necessarily be admitted powers by implication, unless the Constitution descended to recount every minutia - James Madison
Smiling is the most powerful exercise to build a joyful mind and a blissful heart. - Debasish Mridha
Enjoy the present, bid defiance to the future, laugh at all those reasonable beings who exercise their reason to avoid the misfortunes which they fear, destroying at the same time the pleasure that they might enjoy. - Giacomo Casanova
Critics write out of intellectual exercise, not poets. Poets write straight from the heart. - Erica Jong
There is no growth in comfort, only complacency. True growth requires life's challenges to reveal and exercise our full potential. - Dionna L. Hayden
It seems to me, Golan, that the advance of civilization is nothing but an exercise in the limiting of privacy.
Exercise not only tones the muscles, but also refines the brain and revives the soul. - Michael Treanor
Always be ready to help; never exercise your right to criticize. - Debasish Mridha
Problems are not roadblocks, but exercise tools. - Debasish Mridha
Washington likes to threaten the people over whom they exercise power. - Glenn Greenwald
Getting more exercise isn’t only good for your waistline. It's a natural anti-depressant, that leaves you in a great mood. - Auliq Ice
Learn from the earliest days to insure your principles against the perils of ridicule; you can no more exercise your reason if you live in the constant dread of laughter, than you can enjoy your life if you are in the constant terror of death. - Sydney Smith
I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state. - Thomas Jefferson
Faith is irrational, which is why those who exercise it are rewarded irrationally. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Erasing is exercise for the hands - Elizabeth Rawls
To learn how to do, we need something real to focus on not a task assigned by someone else, but something we want to create, something we want to understand. Not an empty exercise but a meaningful, self-chosen undertaking. - Lori McWilliam Pickert
You never give such relationships a thought, To give a thought, to take a thought is a function of dissociation, distance. You can't exercise memory until you've removed yourself from memory's source. - Joyce Carol Oates
The only possible form of exercise is to talk, not to walk. - Oscar Wilde
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. - Sigmund Freud
Books deliver information so that experience has a chance to exercise creativity. - Richard Diaz
Tyranny is the exercise of some power over a man, which is not warranted by law, or necessary for the public safety. A people can never be deprived of their liberties, while they retain in their own hands, a power sufficient to any other power in the state. - Noah Webster
If you meditate or exercise, with the inward attention, the subtle world of thoughts, imagination, breathe, sensation and spiritual energy will get clear to you. - Roshan Sharma
Meditation' an exercise to keep positive things in mind by getting rid of the negatives - Samar Sudha
The best exercise is doing with pleasure all physical labour of own work along with the house chore daily. - Anuj Somany
Some minds, at some point, discover that they can not make sense of their own predications without attention to grammar, although they do not ordinarily think of what they are doing as an exercise in grammar. - Richard Mitchell
An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens. - Thomas Jefferson
The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men.
[The public school system is] usually a twelve year sentence of mind control.Crushing creativity, smashing individualism, encouraging collectivism andcompromise, destroying the exercise of intellectual inquiry, twisting itinstead into meek subservience to authority. - Walter Karp
We all have the muscle of creativity in our minds, but for it to consistently give great results it needs daily exercise. - Yusuf A. Leinge
Meditation is the brain's way to exercise. - Abhijit Naskar
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
Nostalgia dies in the pit of my throat from lack of exercise and I buried the word six feet under the pronunciation of hopeful tomorrows. - Taylor Patton
People who are adept in healthy self-expression exercise front-end consideration before speaking. - Laurie Buchanan, PhD
When a leader is at their limit the last thing they want to hear is that they need to change even more. Maintaining good rhythms of rest, exercise and fun create more energy for a leader to be willing and open for change. - Gary Rohrmayer
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order. - John Adams
Exercise is medicine. Literally. Just like a pill, it reliably changes brain function by altering the activity of key brain chemicals and hormones.
Prayer is a heart exercise. It’s an act of communicating with God about what’s most important and pressing in your life. - Jim George
I have come to understand that life is composed of a series of coincidences. How we react to these - how we exercise what some refer to as free will - is everything; the choices we make within the boundaries of the twists of fate determine who we are. - John Perkins
Living is the right to exercise Freedom any time without any guilt or whatsoever. Deathis living without Freedom. Resurrection is living for the Dead. Eternity is victory overdeath and not many will taste of it." - Freddy Schofeild Mahhumane - Freddy Sipho Mahhumane
Never count calories, never go hungry, only exercise if you want to! - Thor Olafson
Exercise relieves stress. Nothing relieves exercise.
I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. - Thomas Jefferson
What are humans meant to do; why are we here? Are we a mutation on the earth destroying its host? Are we a cancer destined to kill what supports us? I think not. So exploring this question is a powerful exercise in meaning; what is the meaning of human existence? - David W. Earle
To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable. - Oscar Wilde
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
God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave. - Sir Francis Bacon
I get plenty of exercise carrying the coffins of my friends who exercise.
Aflame in black ecstasy, orders extinguished:after deathhow will I know my love was true,this sacrifice not an exercise in vanity? - Phan Ming Yen
Half the point in reading novels and seeing plays and films is to exercise the faculty of sympathy with our own kind, so often obliterated in the multifarious controls and compulsions of actual social existence. - Germaine Greer
Opinion is that exercise of the human will which helps us to make a decision without information. - John Erskine
Exercise your faith and you exorcise your fears. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. - Joseph Addison
You can live in the body you wish; exercise daily. - Lailah Gifty Akita
It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young. - Konrad Lorenz
Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up. - Jane Yolen
Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away. - Paul Terry
When men exercise their reason coolly and freely on a variety of distinct questions, they inevitably fall into different opinions on some of them. When they are governed by a common passion, their opinions, if they are to be called, will be the same. - Alexander Hamilton
To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart. And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study, and love. - Charles-Victor De Bonstettin
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul. - Matthew Kelly
Exercise care with what it is you do when you hold my heart in your hands. For it is my love that makes you special. When it is gone, you shall soon know it and you shall be special no more.Shane KP O'Neill - The Gates Of Babylon - Shane K.P. O'Neill
Thinking is an exercise of an imaginative mind to empower dreams and desires. - Debasish Mridha
Exercise is not an instant cure, but you need to get your brain working again, and if you move your body your brain won't have any choice. - John J. Ratey
Sometimes, I try in the exercise of the rainbow and bring a little color in our world. - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy, you don't need it; if you are sick, you shouldn't take it. - Henry Ford
Today I will exercise to build the power of my love. - Debasish Mridha
Don't exercise your freedom of speech until you have exercised your freedom of thought. - Tim Fargo
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. - John Holmes
People who don't exercise their freedom of voting (choosing their leaders) are irresponsible. Such people have no right to complain or want more than what they are receiving from the government. Intentional failure to vote is cowardly, irresponsible and a sign of ignorance. - Allan Amanyire
I believe we have an obligation to read for pleasure, in private and in public places. If we read for pleasure, if others see us reading, then we learn, we exercise our imaginations. We show others that reading is a good thing."[The Guardian, 15 October 2013] - Neil Gaiman
To resist the frigidity of old age one must combine the body, the mind and the heart - and to keep them in parallel vigor one must exercise, study and love. - Karl von Bonstetten
An adversity is an opportunity to exercise and maximize your creativity. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. - Richard Branson
Exercise feels best after it is finished. - Toni Sorenson
The need of exercise is a modern superstition, invented by people who ate too much and had nothing to think about. - George Santayana
To find inner peace, exercise kindness and compassion. - Debasish Mridha
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
Failed coup has put the people in general on a long trudge to freedom while creating a situation to consolidate more power to exercise the legitimised arbitrariness of Erdoğanian democracy. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
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