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  Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.  
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  If it is hard to remember, it'll be difficult to forget.  
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  The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  I didn't leave bodybuilding until I felt that I had gone as far as I could go. It will be the same with my film career. When I feel the time is right, I will then consider public service. I feel that the highest honor comes from serving people and your country.  
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  I have inhaled, exhaled everything.  
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  I just use my muscles as a conversation piece, like someone walking a cheetah down 42nd Street.  
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  Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  I feel good because I believe I have made progress in rebuilding the people's trust in their government.  
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  Start wide, expand further, and never look back.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  We want to make sure children aren't left without any books. We want to make sure our children have the books, that they have a place in the castle. We want to make sure that their mothers have affordable day care. We want to make sure we give the older people the care that they need.  
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  To think that a once scrawny boy from Austria could grow up to become Governor of the State of California and stand here in Madison Square Garden to speak on behalf of the President of the United States that is an immigrant's dream. It is the American dream.  
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  If you work hard and play by the rules, this country is truly open to you. You can achieve anything.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  I heard Nixon speak. He was talking about free enterprise, getting government off your back, lowering taxes and strengthening the military. Listening to Nixon speak sounded more like a breath of fresh air. I said to my friend, What party is he? My friend said, He is a Republican. I said, Then I am a Republican!  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  I have a love interest in every one of my films - a gun.  
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  On his running for California Governor: It is the most important decision I have had to make since 1978 when I decided to get a bikini wax.  
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  The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.  
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  Everything I have, my career, my success, my family, I owe to America.  
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  One of my movies was called True Lies. It is what the Democrats should have called their convention.  
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  I believe with all my heart that America remains 'the great idea' that inspires the world. It is a privilege to be born here. It is an honor to become a citizen here. It is a gift to raise your family here, to vote here, and to live here.  
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  It is simple, if it jiggles, it is fat.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  There is no better place to be a woman with hopes and dreams than California. The jobs are better paying and more fulfilling and California is a much better place because of that.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  The biggest problem that we have is that California is being run now by special interests. All of the politicians are not anymore making the moves for the people, but for special interests and we have to stop that.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  I speak directly to the people, and I know that the people of California want to have better leadership. They want to have great leadership. They want to have somebody that will represent them. And it doesnt matter if you're a Democrat or a Republican, young or old.  
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  I welcome and seek your ideas, but do not bring me small ideas; bring me big ideas to match our future.  
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  To restore the trust of the people, we must reform the way the government operates.  
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  Women are the engine driving the growth in California's economy. Women make California's economy unique.  
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  Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesnt matter.  
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  I love Thanksgiving turkey; it is the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits.  
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  The best activities for your health are pumping and humping.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  When I was 15-years-old, I took off my clothes and looked in the mirror. When I stared at myself naked, I realized that to be perfectly proportioned I would need twenty-inch arms to match the rest of me.  
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  Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.  
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  Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.  
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  We are a forward-looking people, and we must have a forward-looking government.  
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  What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn't think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know.  
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  The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  I know a lot of athletes and models are written off as just bodies. I never felt used for my body.  
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  I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with Guess on it. I said, Thyroid problem?  
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  The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.  
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  The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

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

  My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I dont think about it, I just have it.  
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  The forest fires are the worst disaster in California since I was elected.  
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  Money doesnt make you happy. I have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.  
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  Nixon was always being attacked sexually. It was always said that he was a fag and that he had no sexual relations with his wife for 15 years and that was why he liked power. And Hitler had only one ball, and that was why he wanted to conquer the world.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  You know, nothing is more important than education, because nowhere are our stakes higher; our future depends on the quality of education of our children today.  
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  There is no place, no country, more compassionate more generous more accepting and more welcoming than the United States of America.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.  
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  When the people become involved in their government, government becomes more accountable, and our society is stronger, more compassionate, and better prepared for the challenges of the future.  
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  My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state. I became Mr. Universe; I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession.  
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  No matter the nationality, no matter the religion, no matter the ethnic background, America brings out the best in people.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  My relationship to power and authority is that I am all for it. People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.  
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  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.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  My friend James Cameron and I made three films together - True Lies, The Terminator and Terminator 2. Of course, that was during his early, low-budget, art-house period.  
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  As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21 years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship. Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long.  
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  As you know, I am an immigrant. I came over here as an immigrant, and what gave me the opportunities, what made me to be here today, is the open arms of Americans. I have been received. I have been adopted by America.  
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  Government's first duty and highest obligation is public safety.  
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  Freedom is a right ultimately defended by the sacrifice of America's servicemen and women.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  We all have great inner power. The power is self-faith. There's really an attitude to winning. You have to see yourself winning before you win. And you have to be hungry - you have to want to succeed.  
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  I never set limits or created mental barriers. You may have read that I imagined my biceps as big as mountain peaks when I did my curling exercises. This visualization process was essential if I was to gain the kind of mass and size I needed to win the Mr. Olympia contest against monsters like Sergio Oliva and Lou Ferrigno.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  One of the things they teach you in acting is to be engaged, to go inside and not to just speak words, but actually mean to get through to the people and actually to communicate. The same is in politics. You cant just go out and blabber words out to the wall, as if no one is standing there. You've got to penetrate and get people into your world, so to speak, and there is an art to do that.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  Well, I am very happy with myself and I am pretty much the happiest guy around. I have made mistakes in life that I regret, but I would say that when it comes to career and those kind of things, I would not change anything.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  I will go back to what I have always done, which is promote health and fitness and bodybuilding. And I also did movies and ran my businesses in real estate and other investments, I will go back to that. Almost like Cincinnatus when he was in charge, when he ruled Rome, after he was finished with his challenges he went back to farming. I think there is something attractive about that, going back to your original work and so I think that's what I am going to do, continue doing that.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  I have inhaled, exhaled everything.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  Anyway, my fellow Americans, this is an amazing moment for me. To think that a once-scrawny boy from Austria could grow up to become governor of the State of California and then stand here... then stand here in Madison Square Garden and speak on behalf of the President of the United States - that is an immigrant's dream. It is the American dream.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  Being the highest paid actor, after Terminator 3... so it was a huge success for someone, that they said, you could never, ever become a leading man, because they said your body is too big, you have an accent and a name that no one can pronounce. What is this? Like Schwatizee, Schnizel, something like that. So they said it cant be done and I was very proud to get to that point.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  I knew I was a winner back in the late sixties. I knew I was destined for great things. People will say that kind of thinking is totally immodest. I agree. Modesty is not a word that applies to me any way. I hope it never will.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  My friend James Cameron and I made three films together - True Lies, The Terminator and Terminator 2. Of course, that was during his early, low-budget, art-house period.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  My instinct is to win, eliminate anyone who is in the competition, destroy my enemy and move on without any kind of hesitation at all.  
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  Dont watch television and sit and complain and say, 'Look at this guy, and this and that, look how businesses are, look how corrupt this is.' Go in there, jump into politics, campaign and become one of them. And then create changes within, and that is tremendous power and that's the power each and every one of you has. You dont have to necessarily run for politics, you can be a leader and have tremendous power otherwise.  
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  I was born to be a leader. I love the fact that millions of people look up to me.  
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  I think that the only way that you really keep it a secret is by not telling anyone.  
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  But I think the big step for me was Conan the Barbarian, because it was the first time the studio invested 20 million dollars, which in today's terms would be 150 million dollars or something like that, because it was back in 1979-1980.  
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  Marijuana is not a drug. It is a leaf.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  The science is in. The facts are there that we have created, man has, a self-inflicted wound that man has created through global warming.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  To those critics who are so pessimistic about our economy, I say, Dont be economic girlie men!  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  You cant reason with people blinded by hate. They hate the power of the individual. They hate the progress of women. They hate the religious freedom of others. They hate the liberating breeze of democracy. But ladies and gentlemen, their hate is no match for America's decency.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  You cant tell a kid that it is time to exercise; that's a turn-off...you have to say 'Let's go to the park and have some fun.' Then you get them to do some running, play on the swings, practice on the balance beam, basically get a full workout disguised as play.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  You can scream at me, call me for a shoot at midnight, keep me waiting for hours, as long as what ends up on the screen is perfect.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  Political courage is not political suicide.  
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  Maria is the best reason to come home.  
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  What is best in life: Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger, Conan the Barbarian
  

  Priest that drinks. Cant be all bad.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger, End of Days
  

  If it bleeds, we can kill it.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger, Predator
  

  My team always works alone, you know that.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger, Predator
  

  I live to see you eat that contract, but I hope you leave enough room for my fist because I am going to ram it into your stomach and break your god-damn spine.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger, Running Man
  

  I will be back.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terminator
  

  Your clothes, give them to me! Now!  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terminator
  

  Hasta la vista, baby!  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terminator 2
  

  I will not change. Because if you are successful and you change, you are an idiot.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  I love Thanksgiving turkey; it's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  I love Thanksgiving turkey. It's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  The best activities for your health are pumping and humping.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  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.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  Just remember, you can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  Being the highest paid actor, after Terminator 3... so it was a huge success for someone, that they said, you could never, ever become a leading man, because they said your body is too big, you have an accent and a name that no one can pronounce. What is this? Like Schwatizee, Schnizel, something like that. So they said it can't be done and I was very proud to get to that point.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  One of the things they teach you in acting is to be engaged, to go inside and not to just speak words, but actually mean to get through to the people and actually to communicate. The same is in politics. You can't just go out and blabber words out to the wall, as if no one is standing there. You've got to penetrate and get people into your world, so to speak, and there is an art to do that.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  My instinct is to win, eliminate anyone who is in the competition, destroy my enemy and move on without any kind of hesitation at all.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  Well, I am very happy with myself and I am pretty much the happiest guy around. I have made mistakes in life that I regret, but I would say that when it comes to career and those kind of things, I would not change anything.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  I think that the only way that you really keep it a secret is by not telling anyone.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  I get laid on purpose. I can't sleep before a competition and I'm up all night, anyway, so instead of staring at the ceiling I figure I might as well find somebody and fuck... we had girls backstage giving head, then all of us went out and I won. It didn't bother me at all - in fact, I went out there feeling like King Kong.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  What is best in life: Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger, Conan the Barbarian
  

  Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  I'm not looking for sympathy at all.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  

  Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.  
 -  Arnold Schwarzenegger