Diet Quote and Affirmation Series

Stubborn Pounds Yield to Diligence

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These diet quotes are part of a series of over 360 quotes as tips for health, fitness and weight loss motivation.

The motivational tips on this page, together with weight loss quotes, questions, answers and positive affirmations for healthy weight loss, are transformed from famous quotes about diligence.

Stubborn Pounds Yield to Diligence is part 13 of 36 in our Great Minds Think Fit™ series for weight loss motivation.


Guest Motivators (in chronological order):

Their famous inspirational quotes are the answers to our questions about weight loss and diligence.

1. Buddha (563 BC - 483 BC) Spiritual teacher and founder of Buddhism
2. Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC) Chinese thinker and social philosopher
3. Antiphanes (408 BC - 334 BC) Greek Writer
4. Menander (342 BC - 291 BC) Greek dramatist
5. Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616) Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright
6. Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661) English churchman and historian
7. William Penn (1644 - 1718) Founder of the Province of Pennsylvania
8. Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790) One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America
9. Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784) English author
10. Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875) English university professor, historian, and novelist

Diet Quote and Question #1301

How can we lose stubborn pounds?

Felicity: How can we lose stubborn pounds?

Antiphanes: Everything yields to diligence.

Weight Loss Motivation: Stubborn pounds yield to diligence. 

Think Thin Dieting Affirmation: Stubborn pounds yield to my diligence.

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Diet Quote and Question #1302

Can diligence make our weight loss wishes come true?

Felicity: Can diligence make our weight loss wishes come true?

Miguel de Cervantes: Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.

Weight Loss Motivation: Diligence is the coach of weight loss fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never made a dieter's weight loss wishes come true.

Think Thin Dieting Affirmation: Diligence is the coach of my weight loss fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never made my weight loss wishes come true.

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Diet Quote and Question #1303

How can we be luckier in our attempts to lose weight?

Felicity: How can we be luckier in our attempts to lose weight?

Thomas Fuller: Care and diligence bring luck.

Weight Loss Motivation: Care and diligence bring weight loss luck. 

Think Thin Dieting Affirmation: Care and diligence bring me weight loss luck.

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Diet Quote and Question #1304

What can we do to stay focused on losing weight when our lives seem so chaotic at times?

Felicity: What can we do to stay focused on losing weight when our lives seem so chaotic at times?

Buddha: Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.

Weight Loss Motivation: Chaos is inherent in all our lives. Strive on with your diet and exercise plan with diligence. 

Think Thin Dieting Affirmation: Chaos is inherent in all our lives. I strive on with my diet and exercise plan with diligence.

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Diet Quote and Question #1305

Why do we have to exercise to lose weight?

Felicity: Why do we have to exercise to lose weight?

Charles Kingsley: Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.

Weight Loss Motivation: Being forced to work out, and forced to do your best, will breed in you self-control, diligence and willpower, and a hundred weight loss virtues which the idle will never know.

Think Thin Dieting Affirmation: Being forced to work out and forced to do my best, will breed in me self-control, diligence and willpower, and a hundred weight loss virtues which the idle will never know.

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Diet Quote and Question #1306

What can help us overcome our weight loss difficulties?

Felicity: What can help us overcome our weight loss difficulties?

Benjamin Franklin: Diligence overcomes difficulties, sloth makes them.

Weight Loss Motivation: Diligence overcomes weight loss difficulties, laziness makes them.

Think Thin Dieting Affirmation: Diligence overcomes my weight loss difficulties, laziness makes them.

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Diet Quote and Question #1307

If we're losing weight too slowly should we give up?

Felicity: If we're losing weight too slowly should we give up?

Menander: He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.

Weight Loss Motivation: Those who exercise diligently need never despair; for all weight loss goals are accomplished by healthy eating, diligence and exercise. 

Think Thin Dieting Affirmation: When I exercise diligently I need never despair; for all weight loss goals are accomplished by healthy eating, diligence and exercise.

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Diet Affirmation and Question #1308

When does it become easier to lose weight?

Felicity: When does it become easier to lose weight?

Samuel Johnson: What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.

Weight Loss Motivation: The weight we hope to lose with ease, we must learn first to lose with diligence.

Think Thin Dieting Affirmation: The weight I hope to lose with ease, I must learn first to lose with diligence.

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Diet Affirmation and Question #1309

What do our weight loss expectations depend upon?

Felicity: What do our weight loss expectations depend upon?

Confucius: The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

Weight Loss Motivation: Our weight loss expectations depend upon diligence; the dieter that would lose weight must first change their eating and exercise habits.

Think Thin Dieting Affirmation: My weight loss expectations depend upon diligence; if I want to lose weight I must first change my eating and exercise habits.

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Diet Affirmation and Question #1310

What results can we expect when we patiently and diligently diet and exercise?

Felicity: What results can we expect when we patiently and diligently diet and exercise?

William Penn: Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains.

Weight Loss Motivation: Patience and diligence, like faith, remove stubborn pounds.

Think Thin Dieting Affirmation: My patience and diligence, like faith, remove my stubborn pounds.

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