Time and Progress: A Few Favorites

In honoring the month of May, the month which holds National Pilates Day in the heart of its days, we have decide to share a few of our favorite quotes and passages from the man who created Pilates, Joe Pilates himself.  (Did you know that he actually called it "Controlology," not Pilates?  Fun facts!)

"Remember, too, that "Rome was not built in a day," and that patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor."

"The human body, fortunately, can withstand more neglect, successfully, than can the complicated machinery of modern steamship.  However, that is no good reason why we should unnecessarily and unreasonably tax our bodies beyond bounds of endurance, especially since doing so results only in hurting ourselves. Schopenhauer, the philosopher, said: "To neglect one's body for any other advantage in life is the greatest of follies."

"Time and progress are synonymous terms."

Do you have any favorite quotes from Joe Pilates?  Please feel free to share them here with us!