Motivational Weight Loss Quotes

Henry David Thoreau's Transcendental Weight Loss Philosophy

Motivational Weight Loss Quotes
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These motivational weight loss quotes and positive dieting tips are part of a series of over 360 quotes as inspiration for health, fitness and diet success.

The dieting tips on this page, together with weight loss quotes, questions, answers and positive affirmations for healthy weight loss, are transformed from famous Henry David Thoreau quotes.

Henry David Thoreau's Transcendental Weight Loss Philosophy is part 24 of 36 in our Great Minds Think Fit™ series for weight loss motivation.


Henry David Thoreau's famous inspirational quotes are the answers to our weight loss questions.

Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 - May 6, 1862) American author, poet, naturalist, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist.

Motivational Weight Loss Quote and Question #2401

Is it wise for us to look back on our failed attempts to lose weight?

Felicity: Is it wise for us to look back on our failed attempts to lose weight?

Henry David Thoreau: Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.

Weight Loss Motivation: Never look back at your failed attempts to lose weight in the past unless you are planning to go that way.

Think Thin Affirmation: I never look back at my failed attempts to lose weight in the past because I am not planning to go that way.

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Motivational Weight Loss Quote and Question #2402

What determines our weight loss fate?

Felicity: What determines our weight loss fate?

Henry David Thoreau: It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate.

Weight Loss Motivation: It is what we think of ourselves that really determines our future weight and health.

Think Thin Affirmation: It is what I think of myself that really determines my future weight and health.

Weight and Health Quote
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Motivational Weight Loss Quote and Question #2403

Can anyone lose weight and keep it off?

Felicity: Can anyone lose weight and keep it off?

Henry David Thoreau: Men are born to succeed, not to fail.

Weight Loss Motivation: We are born to achieve all our health and fitness goals, not to fail at our attempts to lose weight.

Think Thin Affirmation: I was born to achieve all my health and fitness goals, not to fail at my attempts to lose weight.

Health and Fitness Goals
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Motivational Weight Loss Quote and Question #2404

If we want to lose weight, what would be a good way to start our day?

Felicity: If we want to lose weight, what would be a good way to start our day?

Henry David Thoreau: An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.

Weight Loss Motivation: An early-morning walk burns calories, keeps us focused on our weight loss goals and is a blessing for the whole day.

Think Thin Affirmation: My early-morning walk burns calories, keeps me focused on my weight loss goals and is a blessing for my whole day.

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Motivational Weight Loss Quote and Question #2405

Will staying busy help us lose weight?

Felicity: Will staying busy help us lose weight?

Henry David Thoreau: It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?

Weight Loss Motivation: Staying busy is not enough to lose weight. The question is: how can we find time to exercise and prepare healthy meals?

Think Thin Affirmation: Staying busy is not enough for me to lose weight. The question is: how can I find time to exercise and prepare healthy meals?

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Motivational Weight Loss Quote and Question #2406

How can we find time to exercise and prepare healthy meals?

Felicity: How can we find time to exercise and prepare healthy meals?

Henry David Thoreau: Simplify, simplify.

Weight Loss Motivation: If you want to find time to exercise and prepare healthy meals, simplify, simplify.

Think Thin Affirmation: If I want to find time to exercise and prepare healthy meals, simplify, simplify.

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Motivational Weight Loss Quote and Question #2407

Should we set low, easily attainable weight loss goals for ourselves?

Felicity: Should we set low, easily attainable weight loss goals for ourselves?

Henry David Thoreau: In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.

Weight Loss Motivation: In the long run, we only reach the weight loss goals we aim at. Therefore, we might as well aim at reaching our ideal body weight.

Think Thin Affirmation: In the long run, I only reach the weight loss goals I aim at. Therefore, I might as well aim at reaching my ideal body weight.

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Motivational Weight Loss Quote and Question #2408

Is achieving our weight loss goals the most important thing?

Felicity: Is achieving our weight loss goals the most important thing?

Henry David Thoreau: What you get by achieving your goals is as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Weight Loss Motivation: The trim, healthy body you get by achieving your weight loss goals is as important as the person you become by achieving your goals.

Think Thin Affirmation: The trim, healthy body I get by achieving my weight loss goals is as important as the person I become by achieving my goals.

Goals Quote for Weight Loss
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Motivational Weight Loss Quote and Question #2409

Can we convince someone else to lose weight?

Felicity: Can we convince someone else to lose weight?

Henry David Thoreau: If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see.

Weight Loss Motivation: If you would convince someone to lose weight, then exercise and eat the right foods yourself. People will believe what they see.

Think Thin Affirmation: If I want to convince someone to lose weight, then I must exercise and eat the right foods myself. People will believe what they see.

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Motivational Weight Loss Quote and Question #2410

What happens when we move confidently in the direction of our weight loss dreams?

Felicity: What happens when we move confidently in the direction of our weight loss dreams?

Henry David Thoreau: I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Weight Loss Motivation: If we eat healthy foods and move confidently in the direction of our weight loss dreams, and endeavor to live the healthy life we have imagined, we will meet with weight loss success unexpected in common hours.

Think Thin Affirmation: If I eat healthy foods and move confidently in the direction of my weight loss dreams, and endeavor to live the healthy life I have imagined, I will meet with weight loss success unexpected in common hours.

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