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Jack LaLanne Quotes

Let these quotes by Jack LaLanne help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

Do you know how many calories are in butter and cheese
and ice cream? Would you get your dog up in the morning
for a cup of coffee and a donut?
- Jack LaLanne

Related topics: Diet

The only way you get that fat off is to eat less and exercise more.
- Jack LaLanne

Probably millions of Americans got up this morning with a cup of coffee,
a cigarette and a donut.
No wonder they are sick and fouled up.
- Jack LaLanne

I only eat fish - no chicken, no turkey,
just fish.
I get all my protein from fish and egg whites.
- Jack LaLanne

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I do it as a therapy.
I do it as something to keep me alive.
We all need a little discipline.
Exercise is my discipline.
- Jack LaLanne

So many older people, they just sit around all day
long and they don't get any exercise.
Their muscles atrophy, and they lose their strength,
their energy and vitality by inactivity.
- Jack LaLanne

If you've got a big gut and you start doing sit-ups,
you are going to get bigger because you build up the muscle.
You've got to get rid of that fat!
How do you get rid of fat? By changing your diet.
- Jack LaLanne

 

I have spoken to a whole group of millionaires,
head executives at Microsoft.
Boy did I chew those guys out.
- Jack LaLanne

We don't know all the answers.
If we knew all the answers we'd be bored,
wouldn't we? We keep looking, searching,
trying to get more knowledge.
- Jack LaLanne

Remember this: your body is your slave;
it works for you.
- Jack LaLanne

Look at the average American diet: ice cream,
butter, cheese, whole milk, all this fat.
People don't realize how much of this stuff you get by the end of the day.
High blood pressure is from all this high-fat eating.
- Jack LaLanne

By exercise.
I'll tell you one thing, you don't always have to be on the go.
I sit around a lot, I read a lot, and I do watch television.
But I also work out for two hours every day of my life,
even when I'm on the road.
- Jack LaLanne

I'd rather see you drink a glass of wine than a glass of milk.
So many people drink Coca-Cola and all these soft drinks with sugar.
Some of these drinks have 8 or 9 teaspoons of sugar
in them What's the good of living if you can't have
the things that give a little enjoyment?
- Jack LaLanne

They thought that athletes that worked out with my
system wouldn't be able to throw a ball because they'd be too muscle bound.
Those are the misconceptions I had to go through for about 40 years.
- Jack LaLanne

You don't have to call it God or Jesus.
That's religious humbug to a lot of people,
but you've gotta believe that nature and spiritual things surround us.
That is what put us here!
I thank the universe for that every day of my life.
- Jack LaLanne

Focus on your problem zones, your strength,
your energy, your flexibility and all the rest.
Maybe your chest is flabby or your hips or waist need toning.
Also, you should change your program every thirty days.
That's the key.
- Jack LaLanne

You can't get rid of it with exercise alone.
You can do the most vigorous exercise and only burn
up 300 calories in an hour.
If you've got fat on your body, the exercise firms and tones the muscles.
But when you use that tape measure, what makes it bigger? It's the fat!
- Jack LaLanne

Yes, exercise is the catalyst.
That's what makes everything happen:
your digestion,
your elimination, your sex life, your skin,
hair, everything about you depends on circulation.
And how do you increase circulation?
- Jack LaLanne

What you need to do is get that tape measure out,
and start measuring that gut.
Then you start working out and you start eating properly
till that gut gets down close to it was when you were in your 20's.
Then you'll find out what your weight should be.
- Jack LaLanne

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis PHOTO

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton PHOTO

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori


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