John F. Kennedy Page

“Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.”

- John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy Page

“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

Randolph Bourne Page

“No matter what we have come through, or how many perils we have safely passed, or how many imperfect and jagged - in some places perhaps irreparably - our life has been, we cannot in our heart of hearts imagine how it could have been different. As we look back on it, it slips in behind us in orderly array, and, with all its mistakes, acquires a sort of eternal fitness, and even, at times, of poetic glamour.”

- Randolph Bourne

John Passmore Page

“In the interests of the ideal of maximum output, judges men by their fitness for jobs, not jobs by their fitness for men.”

- John Passmore

Source/Notes: The Perfectibility of Man (1971)
Paula Abdul Page

“Find fitness with fun dancing. It is fun and makes you forget about the dreaded exercise.”

- Paula Abdul


Charles Babbage Page

“The public character of every public servant is legitimate subject of discussion, and his fitness or unfitness for office may be fairly canvassed by any person.”

- Charles Babbage

Source/Notes: Reflections on the Decline of Science in England: And on Some of Its Causes, by Charles Babbage (1830). To which is Added On the Alleged Decline of Science in England, by a Foreigner (Gerard Moll) with a Foreword by Michael Faraday (1831). (1830 edition)
E. T. Bell Page

“Guided only by their feeling for symmetry, simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense of the fitness of things, creative mathematicians now, as in the past, are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than by any prospect of ultimate usefulness.”

- E. T. Bell

Deborah Bull Page

“It's not about weight, it's about fitness, and one component of being fit is to have relatively low body fat, because fat is not very efficient, whereas muscle is.”

- Deborah Bull

Lois Capps Page

“My experience as a school nurse taught me that we need to make a concerted effort, all of us, to increase physical fitness activity among our children and to encourage all Americans to adopt a healthier diet that includes fruits and vegetables, but there is more.”

- Lois Capps

Richard Cobden Page

“I have been particularly struck with the overwhelming evidence which is given as to the fitness of the natives of India for high offices and employments.”

- Richard Cobden

Source/Notes: Speeches on questions of public policy (1870 edition)


Kenneth H. Cooper Page

“So I've broadened the fitness concept to make it one of moderation and balance.”

- Kenneth H. Cooper

Kenneth H. Cooper Page

“We are involved in youth testing internationally. We want to try to prove without a shadow of a doubt the relationship between physical fitness and health, not just physical fitness and ability to perform.”

- Kenneth H. Cooper

Marcia Cross Page

“I don't want to lose my fitness. I'm 45. I have two babies. I've got a long way to go and I want to keep in tiptop shape. There's no magic bullet.”

- Marcia Cross

Warren Cuccurullo Page

“The health industry, the fitness industry, was really starting to pick up. This was around the mid 80's.”

- Warren Cuccurullo

Richard M. Daley Page

“The spirit of the Olympic movement is great for young people because it teaches them about the training and discipline required to compete. Even if they don't make the teams, they can rededicate their lives to the art of sport, discipline, and physical fitness.”

- Richard M. Daley


Josh Duhamel Page

“My mother was a P.E. teacher, and she was kind of a fanatic about fitness and nutrition growing up, so it was ingrained in me at a young age. As I get older, I'm finding out it's not about getting all buffed up and looking good. It's more about staying healthy and flexible.”

- Josh Duhamel

Paul Gascoigne Page

“I thought I did well for someone who has been out for 10 or 11 months. Then I was sub against Liverpool and tried to play for the guys and work on my fitness.”

- Paul Gascoigne