21 Posture Quotes That Will Immediately “Sit You Straight”

Recently we were listening to Mitch Helberg jokes and shortly into his set he dropped this doozy – 

If you’re a fish and you want to be a fish-stick, you have to have very good posture.

Can you imagine our excitement at Corpore Wear (land of the posture people) when we heard this? We laughed until we slouched, and then we immediately sat up straight again in case anyone was looking. However, after about 20 listens we started to talk about all the other posture quotes we had come across lately resulting in the list below. 


1. “Sit up straight, listen and participate.– Pat Summit

2. “Your task is to sit up straight, not to be held straight.” – Marcus Aurelius

3. “Your Posture Now Determines Your Portion Later.” – Bradley Cooper

4. “Good posture can be successfully acquired only when the entire mechanism of the body is under perfect control.” – Joseph Pilates

5. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” –  Helen Keller

6. “Keep your priorities straight, your mind right and your head up.” – Unknown

7. “Be sure to put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” – Honest Abe

8. “Stand up straight and realise who you are, that you tower over your circumstances.” – Maya Angelou

9. “The quickest way to change your emotional state is to change your body.” – Tony Robbins

10. “Know your powers. The power of your words, your silence, your mind, your body language and your body itself. Control them.” – Sonya Teclai

11. “A strong confident person can rule the room with knowledge, personal style, attitude and great posture.” – Cindy Ann Peterson

12. “When you are walking in purpose, you collide with destiny.” – Chris Widener 

13. “Mere physical sitting is not enough. You have to sit carefully and attentively. Let your body and breathing sit. Let your mind and emotions sit. Let your blood circulation sit. Let everything sit. Then your sitting becomes indestructible, immovable.” – Taizan Maezumi

14. “I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.” – Sting

15. “Postural exercises such as yoga, pilates and martial arts are about avoiding pain and injury as much as helping you feel good. Attractive men and women have good posture.” – Liz Miller

16. “Good posture and an attitude let you get away with anything.” – Lorna Landvik

17. “Good posture is the one most important thing anybody can do now to look better.” – Helen Gurley Brown

18. “Never slouch, as doing so compresses the lungs, overcrowds other vital organs, rounds the back, and throws you off balance.” – Joseph H. Pilates

19. “Expanding your body language—through posture, movement, and speech—makes you feel more confident and powerful, less anxious and self-absorbed, and generally more positive.” – Amy Cuddy

20. “A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind.” – Morihei Ueshiba

And let’s not forget, “Of all the things you wear, your posture is the most important.”

So there you have it, our 2017 list of quotes to motivate you to sit straight and stand tall. 

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