Tough Quotes

Tough Quotes by Jill Biden, Sam Altman, Mark Duplass, Carrie Vaughn, Randall Cobb, Michelle Singletary and many others.

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I think I am a tough grader, because I feel like it’s my job to teach them to write well. I hope my students say I’m a fair teacher.
Jill Biden
In addition to relentlessly resourceful, you want a tough and a calm cofounder.
Sam Altman
We’ve shot with babies and kids and it was tough. It’s not easy. It looks tangential, but it is not.
Mark Duplass
Have a picture in mind of the kind of career you want, the kind of writer you want to be. This will help you make tough decisions when you reach crossroads – choosing an agent, deciding to accept deals.
Carrie Vaughn
You run for forty-five minutes, you train for an hour and a half, and the rest of the time you hang out and talk tough
Randall Cobb
So many people joke that life with me – a professed lifelong penny pincher – must be tough. But [my husband] is a great money manager. And he helps me let go of my fear of spending while still being frugal.
Michelle Singletary
Life is full of tough decisions, and nothing makes them easy. But the worst ones are really your personal koans, and tormenting ambivalence is just the sense of satori rising. Try, trust, try, and trust again, and eventually you’ll feel your mind change its focus to a new level of understanding.
Martha Beck
What’s important is that you stay true to yourself. Because when you enter the real world, the most valuable thing you can bring is all your you-ness. The world doesn’t need any more hot chicks or tough guys or smooth talkers – the world needs more you. And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Bo Burnham
In 2001 we didn’t have all the talent in the world, we just had me on offense and just a bunch of tough ass dudes, and a great coach in Larry Brown.
Allen Iverson
You need your freedom. You need to be able to do what you want to do as a journalist, as a person who’s speaking for other women as you speak for yourself, and you make a choice. You have to be tough enough to take the consequences of that choice.
Anne Roiphe
Change is always tough. Even for those who see themselves as agents of change, the process of starting a new thing can cause times of disorientation, uncertainty and insecurity.
Joyce Meyer
We don’t think a child of 13 should be held responsible as a man of 23. That’s true for most people, but black males age 13 who have been raised on the streets and who have joined criminal gangs are as big, strong, tough, scary and culpable as any adult and should be treated as such.
Ron Paul
A leader, once convinced that a particular course of action is the right one, must….be undaunted when the going gets tough.
Ronald Reagan
I run my operation like a family business. I sign every check, every receipt, I’m not tough, but I’m strong.
Ivana Trump
I think we have a good team, but soccer fans will know that we’re in a really tough group. The three teams in our group are really strong. The Czech Republic is a very good team, Italy is traditionally a powerhouse, and Ghana is one of the best teams in Africa.
Claudio Reyna
I’m not trying to say I’m a big tough guy… I’m a typical American-waist deep in this violent culture.
Henry Rollins
When the going gets tough, the tough reinvent.
RuPaul
When you see people getting involved in Comic Relief, especially in tough times or times of recession, that’s very positive.
Aisling Bea
Almost every culture has a cognitive bias for the tough guy, the alpha, the winner.
Rick Wilson
You couldn’t beg, borrow, or steal a job in 1931, 1932… it was really tough.
Roy Rogers
These things I wish for you-tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness. To me, it’s the only way to appreciate life.
Paul Harvey
I’m terribly afraid of failure. When your identity is wrapped up in writing and you’ve written something that doesn’t work, it’s a tough pill to swallow.
Aaron Sorkin
It’s pretty tough on your loved ones to try to get back into a rhythm, especially when all you want to do is do nothing.
Patrick Heusinger
It’s been a lot of responsibility to be an ambassador for U.S. wrestling and the sport. It’s a tough journey. There’s a lot of obligations but also a lot of opportunity.
Jordan Burroughs
I always see guys get all, like, flexed on other people, trying to show off that they are tough, and it is just, like, no girl really likes that.
Kreayshawn
God gave you a brain. Do the best you can with it. And you don’t have to be Einstein, but Einstein was mentally tough. He believed what he believed. And he worked out things. And he argued with people who disagreed with him. But I’m sure he didn’t call everybody jerks.
Clint Eastwood
Now that I’m losing some, I can see how tough I was — the killer instinct, the single-mindedness, playing like a machine. Boy, that’s what made me a champion.
Chris Evert
I think about everyone in my life that was harsh with me or who gave me tough love and told me things that I didn’t want to hear in that moment; fortunately it ended up being really good for me and I have nothing but respect for them today and those are the people I return to when I need that real honest advice.
Charlamagne Tha God
Since 1920, the vast increase in welfare beneficiaries and the extension of the franchise to women – two constituencies that are notoriously tough for libertarians – have rendered the notion of “capitalist democracy” into an oxymoron.
Peter Thiel
I just want people to finish the book and say, ‘I was entertained.’ When I set out to do it, I had no deal in place. I knew it would be tough. I read somewhere that John Steinbeck was turned down 22 times on his first novel. But I was just going to do it.
Marv Levy
People who build family businesses are not classically trained. They have to deal with an enormous amount of politics. You think corporate politics are tough? Go work for your dad or your mom.
Gary Vaynerchuk
If life is tough, at least you got that thing you can pawn.
Rick Harrison
I think there is something barbaric in children, and it’s missing in lots of books for them because we don’t like to think of it. We want them to be happy [but] childhood is a very tough time.
Maurice Sendak
Being a showrunner is tough, but it is incredibly rewarding and it is, without a doubt, the best job I’ve ever had.
Graham Yost
It’s easy to be a bad ass, it’s easy to act like a bad ass, easy to act like a tough guy, it’s easy to be a diva, and it’s easy to be self absorbed. The list goes on and on but to me, I always just find it more important to be nice and kind.
Dwayne Johnson
I don’t know whether I am mentally tough or not, but one thing I know is that I like the game and spend as much time as possible on it.
K. L. Rahul
We have to get tough with the Russians. They don’t know how to behave. They are like bulls in a china shop. They are only 25 years old. We are over 100 and the British are centuries older. We have got to teach them how to behave.
Harry S. Truman
Modeling is a tough job, your co-workers are your rivals, it really puts a damper on your perspective of other girls.
Adriana Lima
Architecture is unnecessarily difficult. It’s very tough.
Zaha Hadid
You had to be tough in our neighborhood.
Antonio Gates
Once you create a loyal customer base, it’s tough for a competitor to take that away.
Joe Mansueto
I’d clash with my dad over other things, you know, like difference of opinion and me getting testosterone, you know what I’m saying? Me feeling like I’m a little tough, being a teenager. But my big brother would come in drunk and really, really try my dad and I didn’t want to do that.
Ryan Montgomery
Motherhood has been a wonderful experience! It’s a tough job as you are responsible for a human being, not just for their physical well-being and safety, but also their mental upbringing and formation of personality in some ways.
Konkona Sen Sharma
Acting is a tough industry. There are a lot of kids out there at drama schools and not a lot of money about, especially as the arts are being cut.
Phil Daniels
Certainly, there were tough times, but no, you can’t go back and change it. So, why dwell on it?
Alex Smith
Playing (Serena) it always felt like playing a steamroller. No subtlety, no finesse, just raw, loud power. To respect this style of play was always a bit tough for me, but of course I had to, because the rules of tennis dont state that having a beautiful game is required to become No. 1.
Martina Hingis
We don’t back off obstacles and tough situations, we use them to make us stronger.
Jada Pinkett Smith
In fact, in the early days of the Republican primary, I was pointing to Governor [Scott ] Walker as the one guy who was demonstrating he knew how to fight back against the radical left and win! And he’s tough, and he didn’t shrink from it.
Rush Limbaugh
I came from a real tough neighborhood. On my street, the kids take hubcaps – from moving cars.
Rodney Dangerfield
It’s been a tough season for all of us, but all we can do is keep fighting and showing character to the end of the season
John Terry
Thing is, I went to a born-again Christian high school, was brought up in a traditional Mormon family where these ideas about parenting are of structure and sacrifice. To think outside of that idea of family and parenting that I’ve grown up with is tough but also very freeing.
Paul Walker
Listen man, Andrei Arlovski is a tough guy, but he hasn’t fought the caliber of opponents I’ve been fighting.
Stipe Miocic
When I became mayor, the city was in tough financial straits.
Ken Boshcoff
I know that spinning sets me in a trance; it soothes me and charges my batteries at the same time. When times are tough I sit down to spin during the news-broadcasts, with therapeutic results.
Elizabeth Zimmermann
You never really shake depression and that’s a tough road you have to deal with.
Rick Springfield
You have to go through tough experiences and go through some battles, in order to be stronger.
Keiynan Lonsdale
We had a great educator [in the school band], a man named Larry Laurenzano. He was tough, but we knew that he loved us. And that was the beginning of playing music with people and really being inspired and having fun and being in a community.
Jon Gordon
2009 was a tough year, but Australia rose to the challenge of the global financial crisis. It shows what can be done when we all join together and work together, governments of all persuasions state, territory and local; businesses large and small; unions and local communities right across the nation.
Kevin Rudd
I thought marriage was tough. Golf’s like going over Niagara Falls in a barrel! It’s a psychological game that gets into your blood.
Sylvester Stallone
To the student I would say, “Life is principally multiple choice, but at the end there’s a tough essay question.
Robert Breault
Dave Mackay was the kind of footballer that legends are built around. He was simply the greatest – tough as teak on the pitch and a real gentleman off it.
Alex Salmond
I’m not always ‘Dominick Cruz, Tough Guy.’ Depression runs in my bloodline.
Dominick Cruz
In ‘Vagabond,’ I’m acting like a gangster; it’s very tough. I have to use my body for action scenes, and there is nothing gentlemanly about this character at all.
Lee Seung-gi
Am I tough? Am I strong? Am I hard-core? Absolutely. Did I whimper with pathetic delight when I sank my teeth into my hot fried-chicken sandwich? You betcha.
James Patterson
I think that public service is tough on a family – no ifs, ands, buts about it. I have my own personal wishes, but they’re not always front and center.
Maria Shriver
I’m very much of the “make it dark, make it grim, make it tough”, but then, for the love of God, tell a joke.
Joss Whedon
I’ll always be the baby in the family. I’m the youngest sister, but growing up with so many boys, it makes you tough. You get teased. There’s no tiptoeing around each other. You say it the way it is; you’re honest.
Nicola Peltz
So are we going to continue glaring angrily at each other while we pose in our tough stances? Or use our time to work out a plan that hopefully doesn’t end with our mutual deaths? (Acheron)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
I like taking on the tough guys.
Wanderlei Silva
My Saturday Night. My Saturday night is like a microwave burrito. Very tough to ruin something that starts out so bad to begin with.
Michael Chabon
The only difference between the easy goals and the tough goals is your determination.
Jean Charest
When I see my own people going through the tough times, it’s a wake-up call. I hope my influence can impact someone else’s decision to get out here and vote.
Bow Wow
Cows run away from the storm while the buffalo charges toward it – and gets through it quicker. Whenever I’m confronted with a tough challenge, I do not prolong the torment, I become the buffalo.
Wilma Mankiller
What we learn through failure becomes a precious part of us, strengthening us in everything we do. So let the tough things make you tougher.
Soichiro Honda
There is a lot of development to be done at Toyota. It will be tough in the beginning, but the chances are very good, so that is why I decided on this team in the first place.
Ralf Schumacher
I think the American people want to see the interactivity between candidates and audiences, and tough questions posed by people and how you handle them under fire.
Jack Kemp
President Trump, who made his name in the business world and built a brand as a successful CEO via a reality TV show that punished incompetence, was not just elected for a series of tough policy views.
Kristen Soltis Anderson
I’m a tough old broad from Brooklyn. Don’t try to make me into something I’m not. If you want someone to tiptoe down the Barkley staircase in crinoline and politely ask where the cattle went, get another girl.
Barbara Stanwyck
A soft answer breaks the rage, a tough answer encourage the fury.
Solomon
We managed to hang in there. Today when people get married there’s a tendency to run away when things get tough. There is a lot of strength in hanging together.
Jerry Stiller
I’m a big baby. I’m not tough at all.
Tom Sizemore
Those inner-cities, they’re not giving kids a chance. They’re not giving the teachers a chance to really help those kids. They’re making it real tough. You’re either gonna help or you’re hurting your own country.
Ed Reed
It’s tough at slip. The ball doesn’t come to you very often. So from that perspective, I enjoy keeping more – you’re in the game the whole time.
AB de Villiers
You know, I can be very tough in my answers, and that was good for the magazine because it didn’t mix focus points – it was to be extravagant, experimental, innovative. But the web site has made it more human. So the Web site is good for the magazine.
Franca Sozzani
It hasn’t been hard getting nominated, but winning it is another thing. The competition is tough.
Gary Burton
Touring used to be hard. Early on in my career when I was more in grind mode, I was doing two or three shows a day. It was tough because you start feeling like you have no life. That being said, I do enjoy actually doing the shows.
Eminem
At Uber, we say, ‘Always be hustling.’ Even if you are an introvert and you haven’t got hustle in you, you better get a co-founder who does. And if you haven’t got enough hustle to find a co-founder who’s got hustle, it’s going to be tough. You’ve got to have a little hustle in you.
Travis Kalanick
I’ve always been taught to play the game hard. Baseball is such a tough game, it really humbles you at times, you just have to try not to get too high or too low.
Chase Utley
Tough times teach trust.
Mark Twain
It’s tough to put into words right now, but I finished my career how I wanted to. Through the ups and downs of my career I’ve still been able to do everything that I’ve ever wanted to accomplish.
Michael Phelps
If you get good things, you must endure the tough times also.
Randhir Kapoor
Every governor’s got tough choices to make.
Bob McDonnell
I thought it was time for a tough, smart, likable female private investigator, and that’s how VI came to life.
Sara Paretsky
I was tough. I used everything to my advantage. I could be very ruthless.
Leon Uris
These are tough games to play. We shared the puck and we wanted everyone to get a chance to score. Tough games to play in. We want close games. That is why we train so hard. We want to show our fans some even games.
Caroline Ouellette
I was always amused that people were either skeptical or surprised that I would choose a Hillary Clinton as a secretary of state. To my mind, having somebody smart, tough, capable with her own stature, who could travel around the world and command the stage, was a huge asset.
Barack Obama
I’m not a tough guy or a good fighter at all. [Boxing] is just a great way to work out that’s not boring. It’s also good for your mental health. If you have an Irish or Scottish last name you should definitely do it.
Gavin McInnes
I hate trying to play charming. Thinking about being charming is really tough.
Freddie Stroma
I’m an L.A. girl who became a tough New York cop.
Mariska Hargitay
If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain’t enough!
Shel Silverstein
The problem is we need toughness. Honestly, I think Jeb[Bush] is a very nice person. He’s a very nice person. But we need tough people. We need toughness. We need intelligence and we need tough.
Donald Trump
The only society I like is rough and tough, and the tougher the better. There’s where you get down to bedrock and meet human people.
Robert W. Service
Neutrality is a tough call for the weaker ones.
Kofi Annan
I just loved being in the gym. It was tough at times. Sometimes I wanted to quit, but I’m glad I stuck with it.
Kevin Durant
It might just be me, but it’s tough when you get drivers that don’t stay where they should be.
Scott Dixon
Everybody likes each other until things get tough. Then you will find out what kind of team you have.
Doc Rivers
It’s tough getting older. You start falling apart, you know? My gums are starting to recede now. You can’t tell tonight, though, ’cause I comb them forward.
Kevin Nealon
It’s tough. Gymnastics isn’t basketball or football or baseball, where you can get these huge contracts and make a lot of money.
Jonathan Horton
Growing up with my dad, whenever I wanted to try something, he would let me try it but he wouldn’t let me give up on it. If soccer was too tough and I said, ‘I’m going to quit,’ he’d be like, ‘No, you’re going to try everything and keep going at it’.
Carlos Pena, Jr.
You’ve got to be tough to win.
Frank Leahy
As you go along your own road in life, you will, if you aim high enough, also meet resistance… But no matter how tough the opposition may seem, have courage still and persevere.
Madeleine Albright
I’m a tough girl, and I can go without a shower bot a week and be fine with that. But I will not sleep on dirty sheets.
Charlize Theron
When the going got tough, I really had to draw on many of the same competitive instincts I did when I was skating. I really had to put my head down and stay positive. I had to fight.
Peggy Fleming
In our culture, when the parents are having a tough time, the grandparents take care of the kids.
Shannon Sharpe
No man worth his salt, no man of spirit and spine, no man for whom I could have any respect, could rejoice in the identification of Tallulah’s husband. It’s tough enough to be bogged down in a legend. It would be even tougher to marry one.
Tallulah Bankhead
It’s time to bring tough medicine to Washington. No longer will policy be set by K Street, it will be dictated by Main Street.
Rick Perry
You’ve got to stay strong to be strong in tough times.
Tilman J Fertitta
Listen,” I told him. “Don’t be so tough so early in the morning. I’m sure you’ve cut plenty of people’s throats. I haven’t even had my coffee yet.
Ernest Hemingway
You have to be tough-skinned and willing to accept criticism, and at the same time, just try to do music that you like and you are proud of and not just whatever you think it’s going to take to get you on the radio.
Alan Jackson
As a mama and a grandma, I appreciate, understand and absolutely believe in the sanctity of life. But I recognize that there are those tough situations where heartbreaking decisions have to be made.
Carole Keeton
Turning down the Lakers was tough, but it is always good to renew your vows to the loves of your life.
Mike Krzyzewski
I have a rule on my team: When we talk to one another, we look each other right in the eye, because I think it’s tough to lie to somebody. You give respect to somebody.
Mike Krzyzewski
I think kids ought to travel. I think it’s very good to carry kids around. It’s good for them. Of course it’s tough on the parents.
Doris Lessing
When we get in late and the only thing open is fast food, it can be tough to maintain a healthy diet.
Mike Trout
I love to create this green juice shake made from kale, spinach, cucumber and wheatgrass. The nutrients in the juice help me recover after a tough workout. The Kale Banana Smoothie at LYFE Kitchen is very similar to my recipe and is fantastic.
Troy Polamalu
Something as unique as ‘Scrubs’ is a tough act to follow. It’s hard to find something that good that you want to really make a commitment to.
Judy Reyes
Baseball life is a tough life on the family.
Nolan Ryan
If we do not make tough decisions now, future Americans will have to make even tougher ones.
Virginia Foxx
There’s nothing easy about running for president, I can tell you. It’s tough, it’s nasty, it’s mean, it’s vicious, it’s beautiful. When you win, it’s beautiful. And we are going to start – we are going to start winning for our country.
Donald Trump
You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you.
Haruki Murakami
It was tough, I gave everything I had on those match points but she just came up with better shots. I still find it very hard to believe. Its amazing.
Kim Clijsters
This tough-love, winner-take-all narrative dominating policymaking is far too limited a way to think about how a complex, modern, diverse economy like ours expands and thrives. The strongest periods of economic growth in the 20th century were also times when incomes rose across the board.
John Podesta
I like to pretend that I’m a tough guy. It’s kind of an admission of defeat if I have to ask for help – or even kindness. But if it doesn’t come, at some point I snap and demand it.
Mary-Louise Parker
Life can be tough sometimes. But I think it just starts with admitting, ‘Okay, the world’s not perfect, how do we live our lives within that and not be miserable?’
Amy Lee
If I pleaded guilty to a mistake while I was home secretary, it wasn’t that I didn’t get tough – my God, I put immigration and security officials on French soil for the first time.
David Blunkett
Once you get something, it’s awfully tough to take it away.
Donald Trump
It’s good to learn early that every show is a family – -complete with dysfunctional relationships, tough love, and plenty of occasion for forgiveness.
Kristin Chenoweth
Because as tough as things have been, I am convinced you are tougher. I’ve seen your passion and I’ve seen your service… I’ve seen a generation eager, impatient even, to step into the rushing waters of history and change its course.
Barack Obama
The country needs someone with experience and determination to make tough decisions. All the money aside, it is important that Greece restore its reputation.
Evangelos Venizelos
Markets need not be in sync with one another. Simultaneously, the bond market can be priced for sustained tough times, the equity market for a strong recovery, and gold for high inflation. Such an apparent disconnect is indefinitely sustainable.
Seth Klarman
Getting older doesn’t help you in the fact that you might have covered some of this ground before. So you’re listening to a song that you know is a hit, but it just can’t be a hit for you, it’s gonna be a hit for somebody else. That’s tough.
Garth Brooks
I spent so much time telling myself that this wasn’t home that I started to believe it,” she said carefully. “Belonging has always been tough for me.” I can be your home,” he said quietly. “Belong to me.
Sarah Addison Allen
If the going gets tough, you stay in there and take your beating like a man. That’s what we sign up for, and that’s all I meant when I said my corner don’t throw in towels.
Chris Eubank Jr.
A single mom tries when things are hard. She never gives up. She believes in her family, even when things are tough. She knows that above all things… a mother’s love is more than enough.
Deniece Williams
Above all else, deep in my soul, I’m a tough Irishwoman.
Maureen O’Hara
A game is where you win and lose, and both are part of it. When there is more chance of losing, it is more charming. The game has value when it is tough. So some little problems that come in life are part of the whole game.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
I made a good living being a tough guy on TV, but I’d rather laugh and joke all day long than try to be a tough guy.
Stone Cold Steve Austin
I’m a conservative, pro-life governor in a state where it is really tough to be both. A state like New Jersey, with lots of Democrats, but still we cut taxes, we balanced budgets. We fought the teacher’s union.
Chris Christie
A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood.
Charlotte Sophia Kasl
I’m aware if I’m playing at my best I’m tough to beat. And I enjoy that.
Tiger Woods
She was trying to sound tough and impatient, but she knew that vulnerable desire to be wooed was still brimming in her tone.
Anna Godbersen
I get along great with directors, but I think some producers would tell you I’m a pain. They may say I’m tough to work with, but I have a great passion for what I do. I believe in fighting for it.
Amy Irving
Our expertise is preparing foods in tough environments. We have a kitchen where we grill and roast and make smelly stuff happen, and then bring it to the site and warm it in a way that makes it taste just-cooked.
David Castle
When times get tough, at some point, people instinctively know they need to lighten up in order to get through it.
Allen Klein
Growing up with three older brothers and being the youngest and the only girl, my mom always made me tough. She’s taught me over the years how to be a strong, independent woman, how to carry yourself in a positive way and anything that my brothers can do, I can do.
Diana Lopez
It really ups your production value when you have one person that you can use as your avatar through a story, but I think everyone gets their moment in time. That other couple definitely has their moment too, and they have to make some tough decisions.
Zal Batmanglij
The friendship that we established early on in our marriage … that carries you through tough times. That and a good sense of humor.
Barack Obama
Oh, ‘Sports Night’ was tough because ‘Sports Night’ was… Well, you know, it’s like Mamet. It’s Sorkin. And I didn’t realize that you had to immediately be off of the other actors’ last line in their dialogue.
Alanna Ubach
A manager may be tough and practical, squeezing out, while the going is good, the last ounce of profit and dividend . . .
Robert Menzies
When the going gets tough, the tough eat ribs.
Nora Roberts
Some states like Nebraska have thus far responsibly managed their budgets, even in tough times, and I could not ask Nebraskans to pay for poor governance elsewhere.
Jeff Fortenberry
As for me, tough duty though it may be, I continue to do my part for the commercial recreation industry. Fishing, boating, tennis, golf, running, hunting, and all of this. Horseshoes. It’s tough duty. Somebody has to do it, and I’m going to keep on.
George H. W. Bush
The American people, in their own families, they understand that you have to do that. You have to make the tough decisions. You have to get your budget. You have got to put it in order. And they expect their elected officials and their leaders to do likewise.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
When I hit my thirties, that’s when I calmed down and I wasn’t so tough on myself. I wasn’t doing the yo-yo dieting any more. I gave myself a break. I think that, if you’re more accepting of yourself, you’re more free and open and can just allow more people in.
Nicole Scherzinger
Tough times call for tough choices and pinching every penny.
John Hickenlooper
When people ask you to do stuff, it’s not your idea anymore, so it’s tough to get behind it.
Ira Kaplan
Most of the reasons for late-term abortions have to do with severe fetal deformities, but when I found out that dwarfism was also a reason for late-term abortions that was tough. I did a book on dwarfs and know a lot of them, and that was a shock. That’s a decision I could not feel comfortable with.
John H Richardson
I did theater for a few years while I was in New York, but it was tough having to perform scripts worse than what I knew I could write.
Zach Braff
Character produces endurance and persistence when the going gets tough, and life truly is an endurance race, not a sprint.
Zig Ziglar
There are competing studies on how much crime drops or doesn’t drop when there are strict rules on gun possession and sale. I don’t think there’s any question that New York City’s very tough laws have reduced violence.
Gail Collins
We had already beaten them 4-0 and 7-0 earlier this season, so we knew we were in for a really tough game today.
Barry Ferguson
2017 is going to be another tough year for the valiant Afghan Security Forces and the international troops who have stood and will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with Afghanistan against terrorism.
James Mattis
It’s a good start. Seems like all the lines have chemistry right now. It’s tough to tell after one game, but with only one practice all the guys looked like the flowed pretty good out there after the first period.
Joe Thornton
The middle classes shouldn’t be getting tax cuts, while those in tough, poorly paid jobs, who are already running out of money at the start of the month, are getting their benefits cut. That’s not one-nation conservatism; it’s two nations conservatism.
Tim Montgomerie
I grew up in a family that was multifaceted, sexually oriented, and pretty much open to everything. And because I was working, my friends were all adults. I had a tough time going to different schools because people knew me from films and I was the fat child who got beaten up every day.
Drew Barrymore
I’m a tough critic on myself.
Dave Franco
We are going through tough economic times but things are looking up, and the indicators are improving not only for large corporations but also for small business.
George Pataki
We need to elect leaders who have a strong moral compass. Leaders who are honest, straightforward, and tough – with a love of justice and fair play.
Ed O’Neill
If you get tough mentally, you can get tough physically and overcome fatigue.
Pat Riley
When the going gets tough, you have to lie.
Jean-Claude Juncker
I’m a big boy, and I’m a tough guy.
Ken Harrelson
The battle is tough but if you reach where you want to go, then at least in some sense it is worth it.
Adolf Galland
A coach can’t be concerned with the poor ballplayer. If the player can’t make it, he’s got to be out right away. It’s a very tough aspect of coaching, and in this aspect I was weak. Also, some guys get fat on coaching, they get healthy and strong, but other guys get ulcers.
John McNally
You see thousands of films you forget the minute you come out of the cinema, don’t you? Because they don’t mean anything. It’s the tough ones like ‘Breaking the Waves’ and ‘Nil By Mouth’ that stay with you, that you never forget. I’d like to leave a few of those behind if possible.
Olivia Colman
Rude poets of the tavern hearth,
squandering your unquoted mirth,
which keeps the ground, and never soars,
while jake retorts, and reuben roars;
tough and screaming, as birch-bark,
goes like bullet to its mark;
while the solid curse and jeer
never balk the waiting ear.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s tough to figure out how do we compete in Europe and North America, when obviously a living wage for us is very different than a living wage in Indonesia.
John Malkovich
Oh, my God! It’s a killer Pomeranian.” I glanced up at Derek. “It’s a tough call, but I think you can take him.
Kelley Armstrong
Doing nothing is very tough to do because you never know when you’re finished. The upside is that from the moment you wake up in the morning, you’re on the job.
Leslie Nielsen
It’s a tough world out there, and women can’t afford to be weenies.
Laura Schlessinger
The Welsh are not like any other people in Britain, and they know how separate they are. They are the Celts, the tough little wine-dark race who were the original possessors of the island, who never mixed with the invaders coming later from the east, but were slowly driven into the western mountains.
Laurie Lee
I don’t think there’s any shortage of tough, sometimes vicious rhetoric about President Barack Obama coming from the right. Talk radio shows dominated by conservatives.
Juan Williams
It’s always tough when you see a good player leave. It’s not easy.
Christian Pulisic
I want people to know that I am tough on illegal immigration and we are working to provide needed border security.
David Dreier
Certain management policies-stretching of credit resources, for example-may lead to great progress in good conditions; but, like the Grand Prix car in comparison with the Land Rover, they may not be robust enough to survive when the going gets tough.
Anthony Stafford Beer
Before people break the law, they need strong families – adult authority figures and the love of the family. When they step over the line, I’m a Tory. I believe in tough responses, in the law coming down on people like a ton of bricks.
David Cameron
Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.
Ovid
I used to help out my father, a bricklayer, in the summer. I’d catch the bricks (that were dropped). And it made me strong, catching those bricks. I wouldn’t change anything about it. That’s why I’m where I am today. Really.
Jerry Rice
We’re in a tough place in this world. There are a lot of kids giving up very early. Scripture says it takes a village to raise one child, and that’s what these coaches are going to have to go back and understand.
Ray Lewis
Don’t be afraid to take the tough jobs. You’ll develop confidence in dealing with tough issues that will serve you for the rest of your career.
Geisha Williams
The mark of the man is how he responds to situations. You’re not going to avoid tough times. We’re all over the barrel some of the time. What are you going to do about it?
Martin Short
I love making films more than anything, but it’s tough.
Robert Redford
Too often it’s not the most creative guys or the smartest. Instead, it’s the ones who are best at playing politics and soft-soaping their bosses. Boards don’t like tough, abrasive guys.
Carl Icahn
You get tough when you grow up unloved. People described me as a boyish girl – rather shy, but I didn’t show it. I had an attitude. I was rather wild. I lied a lot because I knew the alternative was to be punished. As I got older I realised I didn’t have to lie any more and it was a nice feeling. I could be myself.
Maj Sjowall
It was very tough with Madonna at the beginning of the meeting because I was very embarrassed. But I’m a strong woman who knows what I want and what I’m doing, and I think that when you have very clear ideas in your life, you can have conversations with everyone.
Frida Giannini
Tough times don’t last, tough people do, remember?
Gregory Peck
It is tough, every time. The ensemble is great. I would always ask Andrew, “Is this how Hollywood is? Is this how every TV show and movie is?” And he was like, “No, dude. This is not. Do not get used to this. Be thankful that this is how your first gig is.”
Steven Yeun
It’s been a tough year. . . Someone said I should send out Buddhist thank-you cards since Buddhists believe that anything that challenges you makes you pull yourself together.
Robin Williams
Yeah, it’s tough being smart and sexy, too. I have to say, I’m really not that attractive. Until I met my husband, I could not get a date. I promise you it’s true. My husband Jeff Richmond saw a diamond in the rough and took me in.
Tina Fey
I have drive, for sure. You have to. It’s a tough business; there are a lot of actresses and not a lot of great roles. I don’t want to complain because I’m so grateful.
Rose Byrne
Sometimes I just want to be left alone and be a normal kid for, like, five minutes. That’s tough when the paparazzi are chasing you.
Kendall Jenner
Life is supposed to get tough.
Kelsey Grammer
The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.
John Foster Dulles
I was so enamored with the idea of being in show business so everything was bright to me. I mean, I didn’t think of it as being tough and things like that.
Billy Eckstine
I don’t think it serves any minority or underrepresented group to be coddled. Because the world won’t coddle you. So I actually believe in tough love, hard truths, black and white.
Jessica Alba
We hadn’t lost morale. But when you fight for four quarters, it’s tough to always bounce back. The offense kept us in the game the last two weeks and to get out with a win feels really good.
Barry Alvarez
I think it could get passed in a lame duck? Probably tough. But impossible? No, or I wouldn’t be wasting my time. It’s going to take some leadership, and it takes a time where leadership is more important than people’s political career at times.
John Kasich
Toughness is a skill. I don’t think we’re all born tough. You learn about toughness through your experience.
Jay Bilas
Beating Pakistan is always special because they are a tough team and we have a bit of a history regarding Pakistan.
Sachin Tendulkar
Ghostface, catch the blast of a hype verse,
My glock bursts, leave in a hearse, I did worse.
I come rough, tough like an elephant tusk,
Ya head rush, fly like Egyptian musk.
Ghostface Killah
I’m a New Yorker, so I have the sort of tough vein that’s naturally bred into me. In general, I’m a nice person, and that seems to surprise people sometimes.
Rosario Dawson
I think most people are not willing to make the tough choices.
Rick Scott
When I was leaving Yemen to come to America, things were tough. My dad had just been laid off, and it was a challenge. When I lived in Yemen, I thought America was a perfect place. Everything was bigger and better. I dreamed big. The American dream, you know? You have to work hard for your dream to come true.
Barkhad Abdi
It was a tough film [“Selling Isobel”] to make anyway, because we had limited resources.
Rudolf Buitendach
Alex Smith, what he’s done over the last two years for this football team, this is a mistake in not starting him. He needs to be the guy and it’s going to be tough if (Colin) Kaepernick doesn’t play well today and now you’re coming back saying, ‘Alex, we’re going to put you back in there.’
Kurt Warner
In my personal life I’m not very tough at all, but in my professional life, having to deal with being a woman in a man’s world, I’m really tough. I never back down from a fight or an argument. I’m willing to stand there toe to toe with anyone.
Cher
I’m an athlete. I’m strong. I’m tough. And that’s how women should be. That’s how they should be built.
Bristol Palin
My fans firstly [inspire me]. They make me want to be a better person and really motivate me when times get tough. Also Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” and, oddly enough, hubcaps.
Ashley Rickards
I’ve had a tough time learning how to act like a congressman. Today I accidentally spent some of my own money.
Joseph P. Kennedy
Are you gonna be tough, or are you going to be tough?
Dwight Howard
I’m not Mr. Nice Guy, I’m a tough cookie
Thomas Muster
Republican hawks like John McCain and Lindsey Graham who are very skeptical of [Rex Tillerson]. At the same time the Democrats will portray him as a climate criminal because he heads a big oil company. So, he’ll be in for really tough confirmation hearings.
Rich Lowry
There are a lot of people who go through a lot of tough things, and it doesn’t stop them from wanting to be a better parent.
Clive Owen
Every single time I get on the mat, every tournament, I get to see what I’m made of, how tough I am, where my desire is, and how hard I’ve worked.
Jordan Burroughs
For me, I believe that just seeing women be strong and tough is not answering the question of what a female hero looks like. Women have their own set of skills that are worth exploring and seeing on screen.
Brie Larson
I view the experiences that I have had – both the tough ones and the pleasant ones – as gifts.
Deval Patrick
I want to be a journalist; I want to ask tough questions.
Ainsley Earhardt
You have to be willing to see that sometimes the governments of these poor countries don’t come through. You have to think about that as a constraint. How do you help them be better? How do you come up with things that actually work, even in those tough situations.
Bill Gates
My grandmother has dementia, and my mother is looking after her as her primary caregiver. Seeing their relationship has had a profound impact, seeing how tough it is for both of them and seeing how the roles change and how my mother has gone from being a daughter to being the mother.
Felicity Jones
Sometimes we get very frustrated here on court. It is tough to control. It is a mistake.
David Nalbandian
New diseases like SARS and bird flu cause anxiety in the community. People get worried, some to the extent that it even affects their health. You feel very sad, and yet you must carry on and maintain your cool in very trying and difficult moments. You have to tough it out.
Margaret Chan
Coach (Bear) Bryant wanted to see who was tough in the spring, who he could count on in the fall.
Gene Stallings
On Wall Street, fraudulent schemes tend to thrive during economic booms, and to blow up when times turn tough.
James Surowiecki
Tough break today. Looks like I gotta go back and rememorize a couple hundred pages of the usga rules book!
Jeff Overton
When times are tough and people are frustrated and angry and hurting and uncertain, the politics of constant conflict may be good, but what is good politics does not necessarily work in the real world. What works in the real world is cooperation.
William J. Clinton
Women are tough campaigners. They certainly know how to withstand attacks. And I think we make a mistake if we say, as some do, that women should play by different rules, or that they are somehow especially vulnerable to the rules of politics. I don’t think that’s true.
Ellen Malcolm
We live in a society that likes to kick people when they’re down. Don’t be a fair-weather friend. Stick with people. They need you more in the tough times than they do in the good times.
Joel Osteen
​W​e’re so used to having everything we want at our fingertips so I think that when things get tough it’s ​difficult ​for people to persist through that.
John Legend
I’m not a fighter. I’m not a tough guy at all. I walk away from fights.
Channing Tatum
All these guys that want to act tough and act like they’re hard in the street, that’s cool, man. I’m glad you want to act hard, and your emotions are driving crazy, but you need to get out of your feelings, nerds.
Colby Covington
I understand the climate we live in and why people are curious. But it’s just tough and almost emotionally violent – for anyone, I think – to see your personal life summarized in a sentence.
Ryan Reynolds
I still love Marvel to death and I had a great experience, and it was a really tough decision to leave Marvel. It was a very easy decision to come to DC; it was very difficult to leave Marvel. And I really wanted to draw Batman, and really, that was entirely the discussion when it came to coming to DC.
David Finch
All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what’s sexy or cool or tough.
Angelina Jolie
I’m not this tough guy, I’m not this super hard person.
Kevin Durant
Hockey is a tough game. With all the talk and everything that’s going on right now, it frightens me a little bit that we are giving our players an excuse not to hit. I just hope that we don’t take that out of our game at the pro level.
Bobby Orr
Thanks to my training in Balali village, I am rough and tough.
Geeta Phogat
One thing I am really dying to do, while I’m still young and in shape, is an action movie. I would love to do a Lara Croft type of thing that’s really physical and tough. I want to have a gun and do martial arts. I would love to get paid to get into the best shape of my life.
Megalyn Echikunwoke
You West Virginia girls are one tough breed,” he said. You got that right,” I told him.
Jeannette Walls
I’m very tough on myself. I definitely look at the negative too much.
Todd Helton
By the physicality alone it was evident that we have one person [who] is incredibly smart, incredibly tough, and able to deal with him in a very, very calm and intelligent manner. And [Donald Trump] thought he was on The Jerry Springer Show.
Natalie Portman
I didn’t go to Catholic school but I had a tough teacher, a tough math teacher.I remember everything that guy taught me. I really do.
Meryl Streep
Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.
Al Bernstein
There are tough times and mountains to climb, but you’ve got to go for it.
Miley Cyrus
I worked for a lot of candidates, in tough campaigns that lost. Most of my candidates lost until Bill Clinton. There was always a point where you look in their eyes and they knew it was over. And there was never that point with Clinton. He never quit. He never gave up.
Dee Dee Myers
When things get tough, there are two things that make life worth living: Mozart, and quantum mechanics
Victor Frederick Weisskopf
I had these fangs because I had jaundice when I was a kid and I was put on so many antibiotics that my teeth rotted. They had to cut them out. So I never had milk teeth. That was tough, you know, being in school having photos taken while I was pretending I had teeth. It was hideous.
Charlize Theron
There’s a great line by Joss Whedon: “Make it dark, make it grim, make it tough, but then, for the love of God, tell a joke.” Even for a reader, there’s only so much punishment they can take. You’ve got to give them a break here and there.
Declan Shalvey
Get a book, so you know where to put your fingers. Otherwise it would be tough to learn. Also you have to fight through getting callouses on your fingers because it hurts, you are pressing your fingers on metal strings, they will hurt at first until you start building up callouses.
Joan Jett
Being an entrepreneur is sexy… for those who haven’t done it. In reality it’s gritty, tough work where you will be filled with self doubt. Entrepreneurs are survivors.
Mark Suster
I think my greatest virtue is that I have the courage to take tough decisions. As for my greatest fault, I guess I should be a little tougher. The feedback I get always is that I am not as tough and demanding as I should be.
Ajay Piramal
There is a tendency in the media to simplify me to the point that I am somehow a tough guy. I think there is a lot more to me.
Roger Ailes
There’s a tricky tone where you try to get some humor into a movie that’s also a tough tale of murder and revenge. You have to ice skate rather carefully between the humor and the action tension part of the drama.
Walter Hill
It’s been a tough 2020, honestly, for me personally, for a lot of people in the world in general.
C. J. McCollum
It is a tough choice. In war, people die. But when we refuse to confront the enemy, we will face the enemy in New York and Washington, as we did on 9-11. As for responsiblity, of course we stand by our decision to go to war on Iraq. President Kennedy said that friend and foe alike should know where America stands.
George W. Bush
If youve ever lived in Chicago, anyone who has, they know what a winter in Chicago is like. To be going through a tough time here in the winter would be just be all the more worse.
Lee DeWyze
I think the last couple of years of life for many, many people are the same as they were 50, 60, 70 years ago. They could be really tough because of infirmity.
Anna Quindlen
They don’t like anyone who isn’t Korean, and they don’t like each other all that much, either. They’re hardheaded, hard-drinking, tough little bastards, ‘the Irish of Asia’.
P. J. O’Rourke
I don’t have a specific mantra; It’s more about believing that I’m tough. I’ve been through a lot, and I’m not wiling to let myself get beat.
Katie Hoff
I was pretty tough and serious in my 20s.
Britta Phillips
Guns are part of the Constitution, and no one is willing to have that tough conversation with Congress and the Senate and the president to say maybe that’s got to change. People talk about it – but I mean actual change.
George Stroumboulopoulos
It is attitude, infinitely more than circumstance, that determines the quality of life. Life is often quite tough, challenging us to choose between seemingly esoteric, intangible ideals and getting goodies or good vibes right now. You have character when you most often choose ideals.
Laura Schlessinger
I always felt that I was, you know, smart. I just didn’t have a lot of the resources that everybody else had… It was tough for me to catch up.
Michael Oher
If you’re gonna be stupid you gotta be tough.
John Grisham
You win by working hard, making tough decisions and building coalitions.
John Engler
I’m a pretty tough guy, you know. I’m a pretty hard man. I’ve got a lot of compassion, but I don’t waste time with people.
Anthony Hopkins
If you can’t think of what to write, tough luck; write anyway.
Philip Pullman
It’s tough to describe my dream girl
Sidharth Malhotra
It’s tough enough to have a relationship, and it hurts enough to have it not work.
Kenny Chesney
I’m addicted to a really tough workout. I like to be drenched in sweat when I’m done because I feel accomplished.
Alison Sweeney
We artists love to talk tough, but we’re just as sentimental as everyone else when it comes down to it.
John Banville
Rather than following through on the proven crime and violence prevention techniques that work, we are back to tough-talking sound byte policies that have been proven to not only fail to reduce crime but actually increase crime, waste taxpayers’ money and discriminate against minorities.
Bobby Scott
Stick with the optimists. It’s going to be tough enough even if they’re right.
James Reston, Jr.
That’s why I wanted to be part of this AIDS Project Los Angeles party. We help raise funds for those who are having a tough time with some very basic necessities, like shelter, food, and medical care.
Brande Roderick
It is a tough city to live in (Detroit) but a great city to be around. There is so much promise. There just needs to be a movement to help push the city beyond the automobile industry. The music business needs to learn how to support itself.
MC Serch
Consistent motivation usually comes from a consuming desire to be able to perform at your best under pressure, namely, the pressure produced by tough competition. If a player needed me to light a fire under him by turning the other team into a demon, he was lacking something I couldn’t give him.
Bill Walsh
I tried to be really tough when I was younger. I felt I had to stand up for myself. I never felt like I fit in.
Missy Peregrym
There are always things that you see that are pretty tough, sure. But what keeps you going is when you see people rise above toughness and rise above really hard conditions, and make something of it.
Michael Elliott
The musical stuff I’d go up for was always funny, sexy, tough-as-nails, heart-of-gold characters.
Bebe Neuwirth
I had a really tough time for a few years. My show was gone. My phone wasn’t ringing. There wasn’t one job offer. And at that point, I thought I knew for sure that I wouldn’t work in Hollywood again.
Ellen DeGeneres
[My boys] they’re all different. Jackie was very competitive. He was a tough kid – a little bit like Nick. Steve was sort of a finesse guy. He was a little bit like Nick – if he could touch it, he’d catch it. He played wide receiver at Florida State. Then, Gary came along and Gary was more my size.
Jack Nicklaus
We’ve got some guys going good and we’ve got some guys who are struggling. Usually April’s a tough month. Guys come from Arizona where the weather’s perfect and the ball flies all over the place. Then you get into the reality of the season, and it can work against them, not so much physically as mentally.
Jeff Pentland
All people go through moments that are tough, but looking at them through comedy is so fun. You can look at anything in life and say ‘Sure, this is crap, but it’s kinda funny.’
Helene Yorke
I’m good when I’ve got a bit of an edge, like the Clint Eastwood type of archetypal character. The tough guy that doesn’t say a lot.
Scott Adkins
Work made me crazy. I was tough to get along with.
Sam Simon
My father wanted to be an actor, dreamed about being an actor, but he gave it up because my mom and his family told him, “You’re never going to make it; it’s too tough out there.”
David Copperfield
I can be tough on actors, but I also let them know early on in our relationship what I expect from them.
Ricky Schroder
Those who avoid the tough choices of life, live a life they never chose.
Robert Breault
Leadership demands that we make tough choices.
Alan Autry
As far as what made it on there [The Art of Elegance record], it was tough. It’s probably one or two songs too long, but I just couldn’t (cut any more). That’s what I ended up with. I’m really proud of it.
Kristin Chenoweth
[Court] is an institution that depends on making tough decisions in close cases for reasons that it explains well and that, in the past at least, have proven satisfactory to the public.
Sandra Day O’Connor
I’ve always been perceived as a tough guy.
Gianluca Vialli
If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
Rosalynn Carter
Skills can be taught. It’s tough to teach heart. Talent is fairly common.
Bill Johnson
Fixing bars is easy. Fixing people is tough.
Jon Taffer
Anything worthwhile is tough.
Emily Giffin
Detroit is still seen as the tough city, a city that has a reputation for high crime, … The tough city thing is fine. Its always had a reputation as that. … You know, Gordie Howe, when I was watching hockey, was the toughest guy in the league playing for the Red Wings. He represented that tough aura.
Eugene Levy
We have a long way to go, some tough issues ahead of us, and I’m sure there will be some obstacles in the path … But the good faith effort that’s being put into this absolutely is encouraging to me and gives me hope.
Dick Durbin
Losing someone you love is tough.
Giannis Antetokounmpo
I can’t get caught up in darkness. I just don’t. I always want to gravitate towards light. I love picking yourself up or surviving or being grateful for the good stuff and not getting lost in the tough stuff. The discipline is so natural for me.
Drew Barrymore
Retiring was scary and it was tough to give up gymnastics, but so many great opportunities have come from it that I never expected.
Shawn Johnson
The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.
Abraham Lincoln
The higher mental activities are pretty tough and resilient, but it is a devastating experience if the drive does stop. Some people lose it in their forties and can only stop. In England they are a source of Vice-Chancellors.
John Edensor Littlewood
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Alan Kay
In Hoboken, when I was a kid, I lived in a plenty tough neighborhood.
Frank Sinatra
Players who are committed to the team first will find a way to help when things are going bad, they will do whatever it takes. Kids that are more into themselves will not do that. They will take care of themselves and get more individual when things are tough.
Dick Bennett
I just finished a novel, and I’m back kind of noodling on the screenplays. Screenplays are tough. I am making music, I’m just not sure what kind of music it is or where it’s going.
Michael Nesmith
I’ll be firm,” I promised Patch, adopting a no-nonsense expression. “No backing down.” By now Patch was full-on grinning. He kissed me again, and I felt my mouth soften its resolve. “You look cute when you’re trying to be tough,” he said.
Becca Fitzpatrick
I’m very hard-nosed and cold-blooded and I can walk past a drowning man. If I have someplace else to go, well, tough s**t. I could do that. I can. Have. Sometimes, not because I was callous but had to do it.
John Edgar Wideman
For being book smart, I thought he (A. Barlett Giamatti) had a lot of street smarts, which is tough to find sometimes.
Whitey Herzog
Thank God for the tough times. They are the reason you are there – to be the leader. If everything was going well, the people wouldn’t need you!
John C. Maxwell
I don’t want to be known as the Aerosmith chick, but it’s fun to put on the boots and makeup and act like a tough girl.
Alicia Silverstone
I never thought of myself as unlucky. When you aim high, it’s tough to get there unless something really fortunate happens.
Henry Cavill
The Ricky Hatton that beat Kostya Tszyu in 2005 can beat Floyd Mayweather, he was so focused and in such amazing physical shape that he would have given anybody at that level a tough time.
Sugar Ray Leonard
You’ve got to make tough decisions, sometimes unpopular decisions… Whatever it is, if it’s the right move at the right time, you’ve got to be also willing to make mistakes.
Sean McDermott
My parents are very proud of my success but still worry, as Im in a profession where there is no guarantee of work. They have always supported my decision to go into acting, but there have been tough times work-wise.
David Harewood
The L.A. Times reports that al Qaeda terrorists have been traced to Iran, and President Bush is talking tough. In fact he said he will attack the minute he has evidence his approval rating is under 45 percent.
Jay Leno
I don’t care how much talent a team has – if the boys don’t think tough, practice tough, and live tough, how they play tough on Saturday.
Bear Bryant
Once you create a loyal customer base, it’s tough for a competitor to take that away.
Joseph D Mansueto
There are lots of reasons for that gap between men’s and women’s wages but to me, the big one is the work-family issue. Trying to juggle children and a job is tough under any circumstances, but especially if you’re shooting for the kind of career that involves long hours at work and being on call 24-7.
Gail Collins
I just kept thinking about what my mom [Hillary Clinton] has said repeatedly when people have asked her similar questions, she’s tough and she can take whatever people say about her.
Chelsea Clinton
Working with animals is always going to be tough because the animal doesn’t know it’s an actor.
Kit Harington
Playing the good guy is tough because you know as well as I do, in real life, you have to watch your P’s and Q’s and conduct yourself in a respectable manner if you expect to have friends.
R. Lee Ermey
‘Vikings’ is a very physical, tough show. If you see battle scenes, it’s us doing it. There are so many similar physical elements to WWE.
Edge
Margaret Thatcher made tough decisions. She put people out of work and she stood up to labor unions and she did a lot of things that I did not like.
Harvey Weinstein
Because of his compassion Owen was always in trouble with his partners. They would have much preferred a tough, down-to-earth manager who would get a days work out of the little bastards.
John Kenneth Galbraith
For years, I never thought I needed a short game. Finally I just decided to do something about it. I needed to get up and down from tough spots on the par-5s for my birdies. So I went to Phil [Rogers]. He’s the best. For the last couple weeks, Phil has been staying at my house and we’ve been practicing in the evening.
Jack Nicklaus
He was too tough to experience disappointments and resentments – negative affections. In this nihilist fin de siГЁcle, he was affirmation. Right through to illness and death. Why did I speak of him in the past? He laughed, he is laughing, he is here. It’s your sadness, idiot, he’d say.
Jean-Francois Lyotard
There aren’t really many compliments flying around with me and my friends. It’s a lot of tough love. But you know, that love is there and if you need to have a serious conversation you just gotta wait for the right time to do it.
Mark Wahlberg
Having a belief in God, being able to find joy, despite your circumstances or put yourself outside of yourself, and stop looking inwards and look outwards a little bit really helps to carry through tough times. Giving makes you feel better.
Queen Latifah
Oh man, nobody is as tough as Mr T. Ice T is pretty tough though as well.
Ice T
I think we need one recognized, respected public figure to make a tough, blunt statement on just what Reagan’s record is and what he might do to the country, let alone the Republican Party before Christmas.
Robert Teeter
We will not duck the tough issues, we will lead.
Paul Ryan
I actually write some pretty tough jokes. I don’t want to push the “soft” angle too much.
Allison Silverman
It is a tough business but if you get yourself in a situation like I, you can maintain a career over many years. That, to me, is a successful actor.
Ray Stevenson
When I first started shooting ‘Sharpe,’ back in the early 1990s, I’d kiss my two elder daughters goodbye at the end of August – Evie wasn’t even born then – and I wouldn’t see them again until Christmas. That was tough. They were hard times.
Sean Bean
I’m drawn to look tough. The arched eyebrows are just there – I don’t do them like that. I have strong features, but I wish I could be tougher.
Eva Mendes
I look at people like Picasso and Da Vinci and Escher and Miles Davis, and they’ll write or paint that one definitive masterpiece of maybe 50 that they have that’s really trying to go outside the box, trying to do something that’s tough. And then when you accomplish it, you look back and go, ‘Yeeaaaah – masterpiece.’
Lupe Fiasco
I feel that right from the start the players were prepared to experience catastrophic results with comments like: ‘It’s going to be tough and we are going to need time’.
Lilian Thuram
I think as an investigative reporter I had tough standards, but I don’t think of myself as a tough person.
Jill Abramson
My mother was the greatest example to me of anyone I’ve ever known. She didn’t have an easy life. I adored her. She worked hard all her life, and she was the one who set my values. She was quite an amazing woman, although she wasn’t tough at all.
Lauren Bacall
There’s no doubt about it; playing football and how tough it is on the body afterwards.
Terrell Davis
I’m a tough guy, but I’m a good guy, I’m durable because when you play football they want you being tough, not just because you sprain your ankle crying “Mama, mama!”
Mr. T
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
Maya Angelou
Hey, times are tough, and thirty gold coins can do a lot of good. But I guess you wouldn’t know about needing money, since you grew up like a little princ…” (Rapunzel glares) “Prin… soner. I mean, prisoner! A prisoner in a tower, such a shame, that.
Shannon Hale
Before the decathlon I’m constantly trying to convince myself that I want to do this, that I want to take myself to that place where it’s going to hurt and things are going to be tough. But that’s like anything – you want to give your best.
Bryan Clay
It’s tough to lose every day.
Asdrubal Cabrera
I’m a disciplinarian. I’m the tough love pet owner. I believe in very well-behaved animals.
Jamie Lee Curtis
The one thing we can all relate to is family, and family has its traumas sometimes. Sometimes things don’t go well for people. Sometimes things are tough. So everybody kind of knows someone who’s been in this situation before, and I think that’s what makes it work.
Mark Millar
My dad was a Marine. He was one of the Montford Point Marines. Those are the equivalent of the Tuskegee Airmen for Marines. He’s a tough, tough guy. When I was 15 we had a fight, and I didn’t speak to him for 10 years.
Larry Elder
What’s not to love about us! People got to know Misty and me in Athens. We’ve continued to be successful and continued to connect with the fans. I promise we’re going to be tough to get rid of.
Kerri Walsh
The hats are tough. I’ve got a weird head, so believe me, there were a lot of hats. Penny [Rose], our costume designer, who I knew from other jobs said, “Badge, that looks terrible on you. Hold on. No, we can’t do that one.”
James Badge Dale
I’ve got a tough act to follow.
Scott Caan
I have to say that my husband and my children are so tough, there really is no space for pretension.
Miuccia Prada
Life is tough, man. No one is spared from obstacles and trials, but there is such a beautiful plan for each of us. Just gotta let it happen.
Taylor York
Ten episodes goes by really quickly, especially when you’ve got a really tough shooting schedule of seven-day episodes.
Tricia Helfer
There’s an old saying that when it gets tough the tough get going. You have to work your way through these things.
Ed Belfour
To escape the cycle of tragedy, we (searchers) have to be tough on the ideas of the planners, even while we salute their goodwill.
William Easterly
Skating alone is an art. Doing it on a substance? I don’t know. That’s got to be tough.
Wayne Gretzky
We have to ask the tough questions.
Megyn Kelly
Maybe I’m just like a child. I’m full of curiosity about things, and it’s fine as long as it’s fun at that time, yet at the same time, I hate things that are tough.
Akira Toriyama
Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us.
Oprah Winfrey
In tough times, that’s when you see true colours and personality.
Didier Deschamps
There are different techniques – some interventionists are really loving, others are very tough.
Drew Pinsky
I guess I’m just a tough cookie.
Cesaro
We run into some pretty tough arguments sometimes, but the idea is that at the end of the day, my wife and I realize that we’ll always be holding each other’s hand.
Kyle Chandler
Songwriting was very tough for me… I would go in and sit and hope for inspiration to come, and it was rarely forthcoming.
Leon Russell
I guess there hasn’t been a tough enough opponent for me to fight. But fighting a southpaw is OK. It’s something different and maybe I need something different. I look at a right-handed fighter then I look at a left-handed fighter, and it’s even better.
Brandon Rios
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Albert Schweitzer
The more you lose, the more positive you have to become. When you’re winning, you can ride players harder because their self-esteem is high. If you are losing and you try to be tough, you’re asking for dissension.
Rick Pitino
It is cool to make a pilot because you get to do all the fun stuff, and then you get to leave when all the tough stuff starts.
Niels Arden Oplev
It’s tough to watch a movie you’re in – you put everything into it, you want everything to work, and you never know until you see it all together.
Hugh Jackman
They weren’t interested in entertainment. They were tough. I learned one trick, which was to be quieter than they were until they had to look at you. It took a lot of agressiveness.
Judy Holliday
A career in sport is almost impossible to manage without the support, and guidance, and reassurance of family and friends. During tough times, and there always are, this is whom we go to.
Rahul Dravid
Being from Serbia makes us tough and eager to prove that we can come from this country that has been through so much and still be successful.
Ana Ivanovic
Always marry a woman from Texas. No matter how tough things get, she’s seen tougher.
Dan Rather
It is not whether your words or actions are tough or gentle; it is the spirit behind your actions and words that announces your inner state.
Chin-Ning Chu
Homophobia is a tough one. In some places it’s actually very OK to be homophobic. Comedy clubs in general are very unsafe spaces for LGBT, for women, for Asian people. So my goal in comedy has sort of been to make this a safe space for people who were like me.
Margaret Cho
Adolescence is a tough time for parent and child alike. It is a time between: between childhood and maturity, between parental protection and personal responsibility, between life stage- managed by grown-ups and life privately held.
Anna Quindlen
You know, I can get kind of spunky or I can get tough, you know, that kind of tough, sexy look. But sexy? No, I don’t think so.
Reba McEntire
Caring is tough.
Ed Davey
There are guys over in Iraq that have been there for up to 14 months. It has been really tough on them. So any support that I can give; I’ll give as much as I can.
Tito Ortiz
If my kids decide to be actors and really, truly love it and are passionate about it, then I would definitely want to help them along their way, but it’s a tough business.
Josie Bissett
Skating is tough to pick up when you are a grown up.
D. B. Sweeney
It’s tough and it should be tough – it should never be easy to be given millions of pounds to make a drama. The coalition government is doing terrible things to the BBC, but drama will survive even if we end up putting on a play in a backroom of a pub.
Russell T Davies
My wife is my first audience. She’s a tough lady, so I can’t say that I ever scare her. Except, of course, when she sees me the way I look before breakfast.
Dean Koontz
A lot of people don’t see, when we lose and go through tough times, how upset and disappointed we are.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
I think to be ‘tough’ means you look relaxed. So you have to be tough to win tournaments. But you don’t want to be so tough on yourself.
Yani Tseng
Paul says that as Christians we can rejoice even in tough times because we have hope and because we know that God is working in our lives.
Rick Warren
When you have tough times, and when you learn you can’t be perfect in every situation, it’s hard to accept, you know, because I still do expect that. But you just have to, because, you know, it’s not about the situation. It’s how you deal with it. You always have a choice.
Ana Ivanovic
I am hoping very much to get re-elected but it is going to be a tough fight.
Boris Johnson
So many people comment that I’m much more mature than average. In this business, you can get taken advantage of if you’re not aware and you’re not tough.
Amanda Bynes
It’s going to be tough because the economy is going to be getting worse for a while. And it might fall off a cliff if this doesn’t pass. But nobody will ever know that if it does.
Warren Buffett
I’m pretty confident that people are going to come along for the ride. If they don’t, tough.
Michael Gira
I used to get down on myself a lot if I missed a shot, and it would just break my focus. But now I stay mentally tough and try to just forget about that play and keep on going.
Antonio McDyess
Because of my faith and my imagination, I was able to enjoy my childhood, even though it was tough.
Donna Brazile
I can’t be a manager, because I think it’s too tough managing 30 players thinking in different ways.
Ronaldo
I spend a lot of time in the gym working on moves, working on difficult shots, figuring out ways to create space, becoming a tough-shot taker and a tough shot maker, especially down the stretch.
C. J. McCollum
The most relaxing thing i do, hang halfway out a 3rd floor window, and look at rocks if i fall out. Well maybe i’ll fall hard, something tough to break me, something sharp to rip into my insides and bleed out all that pain.
Al Kaline
Our task is tough, and our time is limited. Party organizations and governments at all levels must give priority to emission reduction and bring the idea deep into people’s hearts.
Hu Jintao
It’s actually good when the performers are nervous, because it kind of sharpens up your brain and a little bit of adrenaline is good. Initially it’s really tough.
Brian Henson
The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.
Ulysses S. Grant
Whenever you’re confronted with a tough work situation, stop for a second and try to honestly answer this question:
Am I approaching this emotionally or am I approaching this professionally?
Suze Orman
Be brutally honest about the short term and optimistic and confident about the long term.
Reed Hastings
I didn’t try to be a tough guy. I didn’t try to be a big mobster. I was who I was. I didn’t stop doing what I normally did. I worked out. I lifted weights. I ran. That’s what I usually did.
Joseph D. Pistone
You have to stay focused and be mentally tough. That’s what I’ve really learned: every day is a grind, and you have to go hard.
Chris Gronkowski
My heart is to help hurting people. I teach people God’s Word so they can overcome their problems and avoid some of the tough lessons I had to learn.
Joyce Meyer
I’m not going to say a damn word about it being tough; I’m having the best time of my life!
Kurt Cobain
If you twisted my arm today, I would probably vote for James Harden, he’s single-handedly put that Houston Rockets team in the position they are in today. It would be tough.
Mark Jackson
Words ride on the energy of tone, its warmth or coldness; think of tone as the music of how words are expressed. You want this music to be soulful, whether you’re giving sweet talk or tough love.
Judith Orloff
I’ve lived in many things – boats, caravans, and buses. I’ve been homeless, I’ve had no money: everything. But I believe in magic, and having a vision. The tough times made me a warrior. I work hard.
Neon Hitch
Sukhvinder wished that she could be more like Krystal: funny and tough; impossible to intimidate; always coming out fighting.
J. K. Rowling
You know who the big winner in Mosul is going to be after we eventually get it – and the only reason they did it is because she’s running for office of president and they want to look tough.
Donald Trump
I didn’t deserve to be president just based on the Richter scale of ‘Was I tough enough and did I understand the process?’
Joe Biden
Be your best you, and when things get tough always know that you can hand it all over to the universe and it will support you.
Claudia Black
I’ve dated athletes before but it’s too tough because we have the same job, we deal with the same problems and both do a very selfish sport.
Tyson Gay
I get through the tough times through prayer and meditation. And I have really good friends and family, and a great therapist.
Kerry Washington
I’m a tough old broad from Brooklyn. I intend to go on acting until I’m ninety, and they won’t need to paste my face with make-up.
Barbara Stanwyck
I am not very tough with raising my children, but you can argue that to be more tough will help your children.
Lars von Trier
Most of the time, tough, combative, adversarial dialogue is much more exciting than physical action.
Sol Stein
You couldn’t pay me enough to be a law enforcement officer. Their job is a tough job. You have to solve people’s problems, you have to baby-sit people, you have to always be doing this cat-and-mouse game with the bad guys. My respect for them is immense.
Christopher Meloni
I don’t think I’m the best singer in the world, for sure, but I loved doing it in ‘Into the Woods.’ I’ll always find it tough, singing in front of people.
Emily Blunt
It always feels good to win, it’s always tough to lose.
Tim Duncan
But you’ve got to be tough when consumed by desire, cause it’s not enough just to stand outside the fire.
Garth Brooks
Well, the tough thing for them is that the Republican primary is pretty far over to the right, just as the Democratic primary is further over to the left than the average voter in each party.
Chuck Schumer
Yes, sometimes I’m friendly and joyful, and sometimes I’m tough, and sometimes I’m straightforward.
Jen Psaki
My ultimate style pin up is a tough question because my own style is influenced by so many sources. From Bianca Jagger to Kate Moss to Julie Christie. I love how they are always themselves and it never looks too ‘done.’
Behati Prinsloo
John Wayne is as tough as an old nut and as soft as a yellow ribbon.
Elizabeth Taylor
If I didn’t have that, fear and projections over what was coming next could have taken over. But it was tough. Don’t think I was an angel. It was hell.
Natalie Goldberg
Making every record is a process full of tough times.
Ezra Koenig
Always staying focused is something that’s been very tough for me. I’m still working on it.
Sloane Stephens
Tough times go away, tough people do not.
Walter Payton
For the choke, there are no ‘tough guys’
Helio Gracie
After you manage the Yankees for 12 years, it’s really tough to envision going somewhere else. But then the Dodgers called.
Joe Torre
It’s a big change for a country boy like me, to be in the limelight in New York City. It was most definitely a tough adjustment.
Brandon Jacobs
I was a tough kid with the jeans, the concert shirt with the flannel over it, the comb in the back pocket and the feathered hair.
Cameron Diaz
Deep inside, I was hoping I’d win: The competition was tough, but I learned from other’s mistakes.
Nafisa Joseph
My parents’ long and happy marriage was a great ideal to live up to, but a tough one.
Olivia Williams
I’ve actually usually been wary of taking on science fiction as an actor because it’s really tough to do. It’s really difficult to execute. There’s often lots of prosthetics, green screen and special effects, and it can get very technical.
Grant Bowler
The Hardy Boys burned me out. I was recharging my batteries. It was time to return to work, but it was tough because my visibility was low.
Parker Stevenson
I know life sometimes can get tough! And I know life sometimes can be a drag! But people, we have been given a gift, We have been given a road, And that road’s name is… Rock and Roll!
Paul Stanley
Senator Marco ‘amnesty’ Rubio, while proponents of immigration reform say the Florida Republican was quick to retreat when the going got tough.
Donald Trump
Semi-Tough pokes fun in rambling fashion, but it is vulgar in intelligent ways and almost always amusing in its perceptions of befuddled people who are perfectly healthy but often convinced they’re not.
Vincent Canby
I admire anyone who does stage all their life. It’s so tough, and it also made me really appreciate how lucky I am with film. You have to do your own makeup with stage, and you have to do so many un-glamorous things.
Ellie Bamber
When something happens, I always check myself and know it’s going to go away. So be prepared for it. This is a tough business for actors who are sensitive. If you try to hold on to things, you’ll go crazy.
Jessica Chastain
I’m just trying to keep my mind and my body active. The tough part about it is that physically I’m sort of limited.
Terrell Davis
Our society constantly promotes role models for masculinity, from superheroes to politicians, where the concept of being a ‘man’ is based in their ability to be tough, dominant – and even violent when required.
Deeyah Khan
I actually never got badly injured – I’m tough as frickin’ nails.
Ellen Page
Everyone out here in Los Angeles is trying to do whatever to break into films. It is a tough industry to get into, kind of like pro wrestling in a lot of respects when you think about it.
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Every year, you try to be more consistent. It’s a long year and it’s tough to do. But those great players do find it. That’s something that I try to do.?
Corey Perry
Tough decisions have to be made to close our fiscal gap, stabilise our debt, and restore our state-owned enterprises to health.
Cyril Ramaphosa
You expect to cop a bit wherever you go. In the past there hasn’t been any racism or any racist comments that I’ve seen. I’m expecting a tough time, as we get everywhere we go, but racism hasn’t been a problem before.
Glenn McGrath
Nobody ever said that growing old would be easy. Just having to hold the newspaper out in your forties and then hair growing out of unusual parts of your body in your fifties. It’s tough on the ego.
Geoffrey Rush
Loneliness was tough, the toughest role you ever played. Hollywood created a superstar, and pain was the price you paid.
Elton John
Every relationship has tough days. Don’t let the grudge last. Be the first to try to make things right and stop waiting for an apology.
Nouman Ali Khan
Every actress has to face the facts there are younger, more beautiful girls right behind you. Once you’ve gone beyond the vanity of the business, you’ll take on the tough roles.
Jean Simmons
It’s always tough when you’re fighting with your husband on the court.
Li Na
I found school pretty tough. I got the mickey taken out of me at school.
Mika
Being an independent inventor is tough. You develop a product, patent it, then you’re looking for someone who will see the benefit from this technology. You assume all the investment and all the risk. It can be a challenge.
Lonnie Johnson
Trying to be funny is one of the hardest things on the planet. I think that’s tough for everyone. If you’re just naturally funny it’s a hell of a lot easier.
Doc Brown
We run into some pretty tough arguments sometimes, but the idea is that at the end of the day, my wife and I realize that we’ll always be holding each other’s hand. This is a lifelong relationship, and after 12 years she hasn’t gotten rid of me yet
Kyle Chandler
We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts. I support them. I won’t chip away at them. I believe they help protect us and provide for our safety. I’m sure my positions won’t make me the hero of the NRA.
Mitt Romney
Our two biggest rivals had adjusted their whole season to this one aim of beating us. Of course, it is a big compliment that they were so motivated to stop us but it was very tough to face two matches like that so close together. Suddenly three trophies are down to one.
Dennis Bergkamp
You don’t just be a team. You become a team. Through tough games you find that you need each other
Mike Krzyzewski
I had so many older brothers who beat up on me, so I’m a tough kid. I love mixed martial arts, weapons training, guns, knives, driving fast cars and motorcycles.
Kellan Lutz
Look, I play all these tough guys and thugs and strong, complex characters. In real life, I am a cringing, neurotic Jewish mess. Can’t I for once play that on stage?
Jason Isaacs
The debut season in F1 is obviously very tough but it’s been OK. The aim for me is to stay in Formula One for many years and that’s what we’re working at doing at the moment.
Marcus Ericsson
I enjoy going to work and having a good time. It’s tough when you got to work with people who just are in a bad mood all the damn time.
Queen Latifah
Great leaders don’t need to act tough. Their confidence and humility serve to underscore their toughness.
Simon Sinek
When your four biggest tournaments all operate relatively independently, and the ATP and WTA tour operate independently, and you have Davis Cup and Fed Cup that operate independently, it makes it a tough message.
Jim Courier
I’m going to be who I am. And if you find it offensive, if you find it to be too tough, I’m not going to lose any sleep over it.
Michael Michele
Some said he shouldn’t save Detroit. But President Obama made the tough and right call to save more than a million American jobs in an important, iconic industry.
Harry Reid
My Hamlet was about as alienated as you can get. Mine was a bitter and lonely prince. Valid, I think, but maybe tough to root for. I think that romance was missing.
Stephen Lang
I don’t like nice people. I like tough, honest people.
Woody Hayes
The number-one defender of the Second Amendment rights is the National Rifle Association. The NRA works tirelessly to elect pro-Second Amendment candidates, and it fights fearlessly to win tough public policy battles and preserve those rights.
Thom Tillis
Acting is a tough business, but if you really want to do it, you should go full force.
Madeline Carroll
Don’t let anything or anyone define you. You are what you are because of what you make of tough situations in your life.
Demi Lovato
I do not want to see BP nickel and diming these businesses that are having a tough time.
Emile M. Cioran
My only hesitation after Law & Order was that I didn’t want to be in a super dry procedural like that. I found that satisfying, but very tough because every episode was kind of the same. It just is with that show.
Jamie Bamber
Lehman uses many conveyances—including the prose poem, the sestina, and curt rhymes—to travel across the writing life of a poet whose instinctive romanticism is always bracing and tough-minded, brimming with a rare generosity.
Ken Tucker
You don’t need to stick to tough rules or overnight changes; you need not rely on hardcore discipline that makes you hate your life. You need only focus on progress, not perfection. Lean in to the process of losing weight, and it will happen easily.
Kathy Freston
The world has been very careful to pick very few diseases for eradication, because it is very tough.
Bill Gates
I don’t think we need to have an either/or debate about the use of military force – I think you can be both tough and smart.
Hillary Clinton
Years ago, I tore out a Nike ad featuring Allyson Felix and Maria Sharapova looking super fierce and tough. I always told my family that I wanted to be like them someday, so to come home to my apartment and see boxes of Nike gear stacked higher than my doorknob is pretty much a dream come true.
Ashley Wagner
Get a sales tax, small on necessities and large on luxuries; then a stiff inheritance tax on the fellow that saves and don’t spend. That will get him either way. A tax paid on the day you buy is not as tough as asking you for it the next year when you are broke.
Will Rogers
Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared. And the country’s scared.
Barack Obama
The one thing about players today is that they’re very sensitive, and very fragile. They didn’t grow up with tough coaches.
Doug Collins
That GOP leadership, that establishment, they’ve got to get their stuff together I love what they believe in, I believe in it too. But they’ve got to get tough, man. You know what? It’s not just the New England Patriots who are dealing with deflated balls right now.
Sarah Palin
For whatever trauma came with service in tough circumstances, we should take what we learned – take our post-traumatic growth – and, like past generations coming home, bring our sharpened strengths to bear, bring our attitude of gratitude to bear.
Jim Mattis
Go God’s way! His is the most reliable route to follow when life gets complicated. It will have its tough moments, but you will never regret it.
Charles R. Swindoll
I’m from the streets of New York. I know what tough talk sounds like.
Aries Spears
When it comes to making tough decisions, I’m ready to make them.
Brian France
Life is overwhelming. Life is not easy. Life is tough and you need something that really works and helps you actually, not promises to help you, then fail.
John Travolta
I’m a rough guy and I like it when fights get tough.
Rory MacDonald
I think for a chef, to have a signature dish is a tough question to answer. On one, you don’t want to be associated necessarily with just one thing that you think you might do well. On the other side, you’ve got to commit to owning up to certain things.
Chuck Hughes
Life is tough; and if you have the ability to laugh at it, you have the ability to enjoy it.
Salma Hayek
Locations are all tough, all miserable. I never left the sound stage for 18 years at Warners. We never went outside the studio, not even for big scenes.
Bette Davis
Why is composing symphonies tough? I don’t know. It’s just very few people in the world can do it well. And I think that’s the case with upfront design. It is very hard to do well.
Martin Fowler
You try to be good, to be good and loving and nice and not hard, not tough, a sweet nice girl, not ugly, not full of ugliness, but people make it impossible.
Michelle Tea
I’m tender when I need to be. I’m tough when I should to be.
Mr. T
One thing you must never lose is courage. If you believe in the goal you are striving for, you will be courageous. There are many difficult times ahead, but you must keep your sense of humor, work through the tough situations, and enjoy yourself!
Shigesato Itoi
Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, “I’m going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that’s tough. I am going to snow anyway.”
Maya Angelou
MS Dhoni showed India what a tough man from a small town could dream and achieve. He has been a role model. Respect.
Harsha Bhogle
You know, every family and every business in California knows what it means to go through tough times.
Carly Fiorina
It’s a tough job to tell a story when the audience already knows the ending, and the ending is bleak.
Walter Jon Williams
First-round matches are always tough.
Angelique Kerber
For a person that’s on tour, the environment is difficult. I don’t want to come off sounding like, “Oh, it’s so hard!,” but it gets tough, after awhile. You need to take care of yourself. You need to sleep and you need to eat. Those things are hard to keep on any kind of routine.
Patty Schemel
Sometimes you have to make tough decisions to hold the line on spending.
Evan Bayh
Humanity is going through a tough phase owing to the coronavirus pandemic. And the least we can do to help our government control its spread is to maintain social distance and stay isolated.
Ravi Kishan
Hillary [Clinton] is hitting me with tremendous commercials. Some of it’s said in entertainment. Some of it’s said – somebody who’s been very vicious to me, Rosie O’Donnell, I said very tough things to her, and I think everybody would agree that she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her.
Donald Trump
The tough thing is how to cultivate a life where the paramecium of happiness gets a lot of chances to get out and swim and make more paramecia. That seems like an obvious universal goal for most humans.
Leigh Newman
I should be grateful for the tough times because Allah chose me, thought I was good enough to go through it.
Nouman Ali Khan
I just love actors, and I’ve always loved actors. I empathize with their job. Everyone thinks it’s easy, and it ain’t. To be that vulnerable and brave on camera is tough.
Paul Haggis
In the modern-day world, where time is premium and battle for subsistence is unimaginably tough, the hapless common man simply gives in and pays the bribe just to get on with life.
Shaffi Mather
I think the more important task for a young person than developing a personal brand is figuring out what she’s great at, what she loves to do, and how she can use that to leave an imprint in the world. Those are tough questions, but essential ones. Answer those – and the personal brand follows.
Daniel H. Pink
I know how tough engineering school can really be, but it’s worth it.
Brian Krzanich
Tough times test your valor, persistence and ability to make decisions. They force you to fight for your dreams.
Paulo Coelho
Alan Hutton and I are always fighting the corner for Scottish football. It’s a really tough league down here with a lot of quality players trying to get into the Premier League.
John McGinn
Walk rate is probably the area in which a pitcher has the most room to improve, but a rate that high is tough to overcome.
Nate Silver
I’m certainly not as tough as people think. I’m not a fighter and so forth. I’d just as soon go home.
Jack Nicholson
Life was tough for me. When I was a kid, nobody played with me because they thought I looked ugly with my extra thumb. It pained me. So once I thought of getting it surgically removed. But I didn’t. Slowly, I realized that the exterior is not the criterion for love and success.
Hrithik Roshan
JP Morgan always has higher capital liquidity, that is partially to make up for mistakes and problems and obviously its a tough economy. We support an oversight committee, we supported some of the compensation, new compensation rules, though we already follow most of them. We support a lot of it.
Jamie Dimon
You can be an absolute woman and also be smart and tough and not lose your femininity.
Priyanka Chopra
In tough times, some of us see protecting the climate as a luxury, but that’s an outdated 20th-century worldview from a time when we thought industrialization was the end goal, waste was growth, and wealth meant a thick haze of air pollution.
Alex Steffen
If you find yourself under lethal attack don’t be kind. Be harsh. Be tough. Be ruthless.
Jeff Cooper
I know now that it is going to be a tough and long road ahead of me.
Susan Smith
I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter’s tough, but spring’s coming. I believe that there’s a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better.
Steve Southerland
It was a pretty rough neighborhood where I grew up The really tough places were over around Third Avenue where it ran into the Harlem River, but we weren’t far away.
Norman Rockwell
It takes tough love to order kids to step away from the iPhone or iPad during dinner or to take the devices away if they’re interrupting and interfering with everyone else’s pleasure at a movie, concert or other public event.
Regina Brett
Virtually every beginning poet hurts himself by an addiction to adjectives. Verbs are by far the most important things for poems-especially wonderful tough monosyllables like “gasp” and “cry.” Nouns are the next most important. Adjectives tend to be useless.
Donald Hall
I miss Texas so bad. That’s the hard part about being out here in L.A., trying to pursue acting and music and lighting and production and stuff. It takes a lot of time out from your personal life, and I can only get back to Texas three times a year at most. It’s tough.
Jackson Rathbone
Anyone can quit, but it takes a strong, committed person not to quit when times are tough.
Pat Summitt
When Life Puts You in Tough Situations, Don’t Say ‘Why Me’, Say ‘Try Me’
Miley Cyrus
Tough girls come from New York. Sweet girls, theyre from Georgia. But us Kentucky girls, we have fire and ice in our blood. We can ride horses, be a debutante, throw left hooks, and drink with the boys, all the while making sweet tea, darlin. And if we have an opinion, you know youre gonna hear it.
Ashley Judd
I wanted to the best player in the state – [the best] the area has ever seen. That’s always been my goal. Guys like Elgin Baylor, Adrian Dantley and Dave Bing, it’s tough to pass those guys. So I’m studying, working. My project’s not over yet. Hopefully, I get there.
Kevin Durant
You don’t know how to take losses. It’s tough.
Jermall Charlo
We have this misconception about women in the military, that they don’t wear make-up, but in reality, they’re very feminine women. You can be a tough woman, and still be a very nurturing and emotional parent. It’s just not always black and white like that.
Michelle Monaghan
Times have been tough, the economy has been tough. But I want to bring forward a fantastic manifesto for taking the city forwards.
Boris Johnson
The life of King Jeongjo has previously inspired many films and TV dramas. ‘The King’s Wrath’ will show the tough and charismatic sides of the king that have been undermined in past works.
Hyun Bin
Giving with glad and generous hearts has a way of routing out the tough old miser within us. Even the poor need to know that they can give. Just the very act of letting go of money, or some other treasure, does something within us. It destroys the demon greed.
Richard J. Foster
Times of calamity and distress have always been producers of the greatest men. The hardest steel is produced from the hottest fire; the brightest star shreds the darkest night.
Andy Andrews
When you commit your life to something and it doesn’t work out, it is a tough place to be. Suicide can be the spiritual reprieve of a faithless person. I knew I could always just end it, and there was solace in that.
Marc Maron
I like to push characters to extremes so they have to make really tough decisions and there is no life more extreme than that of an athlete.
Chris Cleave
I grew up originally in Rochester. It was where I was born and a very tough neighbourhood with a lot of violence. I consider myself lucky. When I was aged 11, in 1998, Dad moved us to a suburban area from what was a ghetto area. It gave me a chance of survival.
Jon Jones
After people become convinced they have what it takes to succeed, they persevere in the face of adversity and quickly rebound from setbacks. By sticking it out through tough times, they emerge stronger from adversity.
Albert Bandura
I’m careful not to give into theatrics when times are tough, I don’t like it when somebody gives into outside pressure and puts on a show for others.
Tony La Russa
They are a very tough opponent, and they took us the first game. So we want our revenge, and we are going to go right back after them hard. We are really looking forward to getting after them.
Brian Jeroloman
Being an entrepreneur is tough. Really, really tough.
David S. Rose
The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.
Randy Pausch
In my acting, I have to identify with something in the character. The big tough boy on the side of right – that’s me. Simple themes. Same me from the nuances. All I do is sell sincerity and I’ve been selling the hell out of that ever since I started.
John Wayne
Tough toenails, tiger. What you want and what you get are usually two entirely different things.
Nicholas Sparks
I know people who say Hollywood broke her heart, and all that, but I dont believe it. She was very observant and tough minded and appealing, but she adored and trusted the wrong people. She was very courageous-you know the book Twelve Against the Gods? Marilyn was like that, she had to challenge the gods at every turn.
George Cukor
I had a tough time 12 years ago getting ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ off the ground. Today, it would be impossible.
Richard D. Zanuck
I knew that I had it tough compared to children around me. But I felt like I needed it. I think I had the wisdom as a child to know that it would help me later on.
Troy Polamalu
I’m tough on the outside and soft on the inside […] I’m really a shy guy.
Milo Ventimiglia
I’m not a tough guy, but I’ll throw down just like the rest of them if I have to.
DJ Premier
A healthy friendship is one where you share your true feelings without fearing the end of the relationship. It’s also one where you sometimes have to let things that bug you slide. The tough moments will make you wiser about yourself and each other. They will also make you stronger and closer as friends.
Rachel Simmons
Adults tend to repress their pleasure. Sad to say, I think we become adults only through disappointment, grief, and lies. So of course gradually we become tough, less sensitive.
Jean Louis
One belief that I’ve developed to carry me through extremely tough times is simply this: God’s delays are not God’s denials.
Tony Robbins
Everyone is going to be talking about Chelsea and Liverpool but the others are very tough teams.
Steven Gerrard
That’s the way to live – around people who care. It may be a tough ride, but something is going to come out of it.
Al Pacino
It was a tough choice [of PM]. I voted for a Scotsman.
Michael Gove
Tough times not only make you stronger, but you grow from those experiences. The same is true with fighting. You have to lean into it.
Cub Swanson
I don’t have a strict diet. It’s all about cramming in as many calories into my system as I possibly can. To be honest with you, I have a tough time keeping weight on.
Michael Phelps
I like things which appear fragile but are tough inside.
James Broughton
Private charity can apply ‘tough love’ but government charity can’t.
James Cook
It was a tough. Sixteen games into my career, we had a coaching change. It was something I never experienced before, and something I had to go through a lot earlier in my career than I expected.
Steven Stamkos
Aboriginal Australia is a tough place to work, rough and tough.
Sam Abell
Saints have to be tough as well as tender because saints are like Christ, and Christ was the toughest and the tenderest man who ever lived.
Peter Kreeft
When times are tough and people are frustrated and angry and hurting and uncertain, the politics of constant conflict may be good. But what is good politics does not necessarily work in the real world. What works in the real world is cooperation.
William J. Clinton
I felt that people would criticize everything. I was so scared about playing Paris. I was very much aware that the greatest concerts my father and mother had done were there. I was sure people would be very tough.
Charlotte Gainsbourg
When tough times come, it is particularly important to offset them with much gentle softness. Be a pillow.
Vera Nazarian
your hands are tough but there mine belong in
Taylor Swift
As I’ve always said, ‘I’m a lover, not a fighter.’ I’m much better with women than I am being tough in a bar!
Michael Biehn
I get it now; I didn’t get it then. That life is about losing and about doing it as gracefully as possible… and enjoying everything in between.
Mia Farrow
America is moving forward and gaining strength. We have been tested, and we have proven ourselves to be a tough, resilient and resourceful nation.
Bill Frist
Can you hang in there with your investigators when things get going tough? Don’t give up on investigators because they have a little weakness. Work with them until the Holy Ghost tells you not to.
Richard G. Scott
Look for a tough wedge for a tough log.
Publilius Syrus
The big, strong, tough guy goes to class, and he keeps getting tapped by the skinny, technical guy. It begins to change him. It makes him humble. That’s what Jiu Jitsu does to you. It makes you humble.
Relson Gracie
You know, I used to say that it’s really tough to get out of the top 100, you know? So I proved to everybody that it’s not so tough, it’s pretty easy.
Ernests Gulbis
You have to be tough.
Mike Ditka
Those Montana Indians were so tough that white people were scared of them. Can you imagine a place where white people are scared of Indians and not the other way around? That’s Montana.
Sherman Alexie
Loss makes me feel vulnerable. I’ve had my share, less than so many though, but enough to feel empathy. It’s tough and I see it so much on Earth, too much suffering. The loss of free will I find unacceptable – what most of us refer to as rights.
Kristin Bauer van Straten
My secret to survival has been embracing life’s challenges and not letting them dictate my frame of mind or determine my fate… Learning to stand strong in the face of challenge and adversity is the only way to get through the tough times.
Sandra Lee
I spent a lot of my youth working outside in the elements, and I kind of revel in defeating tough weather.
Nick Offerman
Even if times are tough and you’re enduring a terrible heartache, it’s important to focus your anger on a vibrator, not another person.
Chelsea Handler
I played a lot of tough clubs in my time. Once a guy in one of those clubs wanted to bet me $10 that I was dead. I was afraid to bet.
Henny Youngman
Everybody thinks this is a tough man’s sport. This is not a tough man’s sport. This is a thinking man’s sport. A tough man is gonna get hurt real bad in this sport.
Mike Tyson
Tough love is just the right phrase: love for the rich and privileged, tough for everyone else.
Noam Chomsky
It snowed all day long, fortunately it didn’t stay on the road. It was very, very cold today. Fortunately, the wind was at my back. The terrain was rolly but not big hills. The first miles were like usual tough, but I felt quite good from there till the end of 10 miles.
Terry Fox
Please don’t use the word tough. People might get the impression that I don’t care. And I do care, very deeply. Resilient, I think.
Margaret Thatcher
If you can give it, I can take it
‘Cause if this heart is gonna break it’s gonna take a lot to break it
I know tonight, somebody’s gonna win the fight
So if you’re so tough, come on and prove it
Your heart is down for the count and you know you’re gonna lose it
Tonight you’re gonna go down in flames
Just like Jesse James
Cher
The only acceptable response to the threat of lethal violence is immediate and savage counterattack. If you resist, you just may get killed. If you don’t resist you almost certainly will get killed. It is a tough choice, but there is only one right answer.
Jeff Cooper
I guess you never have any clue how many people are in your corner until something tough happens.
Emma McKeon
When our forefathers put down roots in desolate places, the thing that allowed them to survive was that they had a faith to see them through the tough times.
Lee Greenwood
I have noticed that people tend to stop maturing when they start self-medicating. Everyone has very tough seasons of life, but by persevering through them we have an opportunity to mature and grow as people. Those who self-medicate…often thwart maturity as they escape the tough seasons of life rather than face them.
Mark Driscoll
The greatest gift a parent can give a child is unconditional love. As a child wanders and strays, finding his bearings, he needs a sense of absolute love from a parent. There’s nothing wrong with tough love, as long as the love is unconditional.
George W. Bush
Did I have a heart to be contented? Well, no, not particularly. I had a tendency to be discontented: ambitious, dissatisfied, fretful, and tough to please…It’s easier to complain than to laugh, easier to yell than to joke around, easier to be demanding than to be satisfied.
Gretchen Rubin
I was perceived to be a first- to third-rounder. I kind of had a tough junior year and fell to the fifth round. At that time, it was motivational.
Ryan Howard
You can never predict what kind of tough decisions are going to come in front of a President’s desk. But if you can trust they will do the right thing, and maybe the hard thing, and maybe not the popular thing, and if you really want to know how a person will operate, look at how they’ve lived their life.
Ann Romney
We shot [‘Sailcloth’] five days down in Cornwall, and you couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful place. It was a couple of tough days at sea, but when I say tough it was still enjoyable.
John Hurt
There’s a big difference between me and a real, legitimate working hand, or a world-champion rodeo cowboy. I play ’em, and I aspire to be like that, but those guys are tough.
Luke Perry
There’s all of this stuff where we have so much debate over nonsense; it could be cured if we had a better educational system, if we trained people to really try and look into things on their own. That’s a tough thing to do, particularly with the educational system staggering.
Paul R. Ehrlich
When you know that batting will be tough, that the ball might move around and your technique will be tested, you have to make sure that you don’t give the bowlers any more advantages.
Jonathan Agnew
This is a long tough road we have to travel. The men that can do things are going to be sought out just as surely as the sun rises in the morning. Fake reputations, habits of glib and clever speech, and glittering surface performance are going to be discovered.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
We play a tough game. If people want to whinge, they can go to a different sport. It’s part of the game, it’s what I love about it . . . and I’d hate to see it go.
Ben Hannant
When times get tough, we don’t give up. We get up.
Barack Obama
One night I went over to get some dope from some Hollywood tough guy. After I left, my son Scott, who was only fifteen, went over with a baseball bat to kill him. I was laughing out of one eye and crying out of the other. I thought, Who am I kidding?
James Caan
I think the rebuilding of the city has to start with the spirit first. So the music, the vibe, the connection spiritually with the artists. Everybody out here is the main key. A lot of people are still in a lot of tough situations. My heart still goes out to the people of New Orleans.
Doug E. Fresh
We come from a tough, working class background, so we’re very tight.
Tony Scott
By waging the drug war and “getting tough” almost exclusively in the ‘hood, we’ve managed to create a vast new racial undercaste in an astonishingly short period of time.
Michelle Alexander
I’m searching for the perfect swing. I’m searching for something that’s not there. I tried twetny different things today and nobody else out there would have done that. This game is too tough. If I’d have known, I’d have taken up tennis or something. I have a chance. But if you’re a betting guy don’t bet on me.
Johnny Miller
My parents’ divorce made an important change in my life. It affected me. After that, when I can’t play Wimbledon, it was tough. For one month I was outside the world.
Rafael Nadal
You have to be very strong and tough-minded if you want to survive.
Shakira
As a kid I decided that a Canadian accent doesn’t sound tough. I thought guys should sound like Marlon Brando. So now I have a phony accent that I can’t shake, so it’s not phony anymore.
Ryan Gosling
The first thing that makes you a tough fighter is in your head and in your heart, then your tools. It has nothing to do with someone teaching you how to be tough.
Tank Abbott
I went through the immigration thing. But when I got to New York it wasn’t so tough for me. I went to school. I went to P.S. 57, then I went to the Lighthouse for the Blind on 59th St. I guess being blind is a great leveler.
Jose Feliciano
A boy shows how much he wants to play in the spring, when it’s tough, and during two a days, when it’s hot and tough.
Darrell Royal
Knowledge goes hand-in-hand with truth – something I learned with a bit of tough love from my Jesuit education first at Regis High School in New York City and then at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass.
Anthony Fauci
Russia has got to be the team to beat, in my opinion. When they are playing together as a team, they are tough to beat.
Jaromir Jagr
Christian guys had a reputation for being soft or not being tough enough to play the game. But every chapel we’ve had, our team fighter has been in there. Stu Grimson is very outspoken. Dan Bylsma, the head coach at Pittsburgh, was one guy that really helped me a lot.
Matt Cullen
But I’m not a tough guy or a street fighter for real. I’m just an actor.
Channing Tatum
Tough times have always lent themselves to nativist sentiments and closed-door policies. But in the case of highly skilled immigrants these policies are a recipe for stagnation.
James Surowiecki
Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
When times get tough, we get tougher. Failure and government assistance are not an option for us.
Lauren Boebert
I’m tough on myself in terms of the standards I want to live up to, but that’s also part of my pleasure: Knowing you are being your fullest self. Being your fullest self is a lot of work.
Natalie Portman
Award shows, like the Grammys, were tough on us early in hip-hop, not even televising our categories or splitting them up on best male or female or any of that. We had to earn them.
Queen Latifah
In both places [Paraguay and Newfoundland] people rise despite everything – both are pretty tough environments.
John Gimlette
The pornography of tough-mindedness, covert action, and preparedness for “peace through strength” has had a predictably hypnotic effect on the legislative branch, turning it from legal watchdog to lapdog.
Christopher Hitchens
‘Whale Talk’ is a tough book, but it is also a compassionate book about telling the truth and about redemption. I didn’t draw the tough parts out of thin air; they are stories handed to me by people in pain.
Chris Crutcher
You need to laugh more. Life is filled with too many problems, to not laugh every day… We need to have a sense of humor going into this because it’s too tough without it.
Ysabella Brave
There are areas of official life in the United States that are similar to Russia. For example: disbursement of protest, and the way American prisons are run, which is pretty tough.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
There’s definitely a dangerous feeling when you’re in love-it’s giving your heart to someone else and knowing that they have control over your feelings. I know for me, who always tries to be so tough, that’s the dangerous thing.
Beyonce Knowles
Injuries are tough. I tore my ACL 50 percent in my left leg. I can’t kick. I’m not going to fight without my left leg, which is my best weapon.
Luke Rockhold
Taxes shouldn’t be higher; they should be fairer. We must be a party that’s disciplined. We must make tough choices.
Vince Cable
I have committed to contribute in raising general public awareness, as well as inspiring broad, positive, committed action against illegal trade. It is an on-going and tough fight, but I believe that if we all join our hands, we can conquer!
Yaya Toure
By nature I am not tough, believe it or not.
Jennifer Lopez
Anytime you’re with somebody, you become a reflection of that person. I believe the first five years of our relationship was me grooming her, getting her tough and getting her ready for all of this and how to deal with it. The last was just her being a strong Black woman who has her man’s back.
Snoop Dogg
Nonviolence is really tough. You don’t practice nonviolence at conferences; you practice it on picket-lines.
Cesar Chavez
Being away from home was tough, but the challenge and the thrill of being on Broadway was so fulfilling, and I’m thankful to my husband for making it possible and holding it down at home.
Nicole Ari Parker
Everyone knows marriage is tough.
Lindsey Vonn
I think that there’s this idea – especially for male readers, but female readers as well, because we’re all indoctrinated, right? – where there’s this idea that if a woman is tough, it can only be in a way that is still sexy.
Kameron Hurley
Life with most teenagers was like having a low-grade bladder infection. It hurts, but you had to tough it out.
Anne Lamott
Where you can make up ground is if the wind blows and your opponents make big numbers. I think you can shoot three, four, five-under par. But to make up a six, seven or eight-shot lead, that will be tough without the leaders coming back.
Phil Mickelson
When the going gets tough, the tough take a nap.
Tom Hodgkinson
I have barely seen my son since he came into the world. Even though I hear his voice on the phone almost every day, it is very tough to not be present while he is growing up.
Varg Vikernes
It’s tough when take 1 is technically okay and take 2 has better acting. Out here (Hollywood) they print the first one. That’s the one where we all hit the mark on the floor and who cares about the acting.
Judy Holliday
I have two cousins with juvenile diabetes. They both contracted the disease before the age of 5, and it was so heartbreaking watching them go through daily blood tests and injections. It is such a difficult disease to live with and requires constant attention; a tough thing to explain to a child.
Amy Robach
To hear people saying, ‘The music you are doing has really touched my life and it’s moved me in a lot of ways. It’s helped me get through some tough times.’ That’s the best compliment that you could get.
Kip Moore
Bush does not want to go down in history as the president who lost in Iraq. His strategy to the extent he has one is to hang tough and let whoever succeeds him take the fall.
Eleanor Clift
As for whom I would like to fight, I always want to fight a guy coming off a win, because the guys coming off a loss are always very tough. They’re fighting for their lives.
Diego Sanchez
What will get you elected through a tough election cycle and what will get you kicked out when you should have won is whether your constituents feel like their Member of Congress respects them or not.
Joe Kennedy III
We will have a mechanism for dealing with people in this country that – you heard the word humanely again. It is going to be fair. It is going to be tough. But there will be no path to legalization, no path to citizenship unless people leave the country.
Mike Pence
During the Depression, or back when we were fighting Hitler, people didn’t have time to sue a company if the coffee was too hot. There were urgent, pressing problems. If you think you have it tough, read history books.
Bill Maher
I think the foreign policy is really not Donald Trump administration concern. Like the Syria strike. I mean, it meant almost nothing. They hit an empty air base. Within a day, it was functioning again. Planes were flying off it. It was for a domestic show, you know – show what a tough guy I am; I’m not Barack Obama.
Noam Chomsky
The tough thing about writing is you go into a room alone, you close the door and you do your work.
Randy Wayne White
Some of these guys wear beards to make them look intimidating, but they don’t look so tough when they have to deliver the ball. Their abilities and their attitudes don’t back up their beards.
Don Drysdale
George Washington had a tough second term.
William Safire
I don’t like having feelings,” Eric said coldly, and he left. That was a tough exit line to top.
Charlaine Harris
It’s tough never being right.
Eric Shinseki
In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
Lee Iacocca
I do have a vulnerable side. I think a lot of people have a misperception of me. They only see the tough, defensive, aggressive side. But every woman is vulnerable.
Rihanna
I encounter really tough men and women who are just so harsh, you can’t bend them. You do come across these kinds of people in every profession-just unyielding.
Catherine Keener
I come from a family of very strong women, women who have endured very tough lives in hopes of a better one for their children.
Afia Nathaniel
I came from a real tough neighborhood. Once a guy pulled a knife on me. I knew he wasn’t a professional, the knife had butter on it.
Rodney Dangerfield
We’ve been cooperative with the NFL investigation. We’ll continue to do so and we will turn all our attention and focus on to the Seattle Seahawks, a very well coached, talented, tough, competitive football team.
Bill Belichick
I still love Delhi but get scared of the madness sometime. I know that my fans love me. But it gets a bit tough to handle when, in their excitement, they start touching and poking you to see if you’re for real.
Preity Zinta
I wish I was just a left-handed hitter. It’s really tough having to keep both sides sharp, and that’s one reason why you don’t see switch-hitters hit for that high of an average. You’re always fighting one side or the other.
Lance Berkman
I may have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for.
Lou Gehrig
Men are very tough, very critical of me. I think they expect you to basically just be a picture. They don’t want to hear you speak.
Chrissy Teigen
I’ve raised my girls in a sort of genderless fashion. I mean, I’ll take them to get their nails done – I actually love doing that – but I also play ball with them. As a result, my girls are tough and athletic and game for everything.
Harry Connick, Jr.
I look at my father. He is one of my heroes. He is such an incredible, classy man. He was such a great father and such a great husband in so many ways, and we lived through some pretty tough times losing my mom. When I see all that he did, I think, ‘Wow, that’s a really wonderful man.’
Emmanuelle Chriqui
If you are a large company and you want to do something unique, you almost by definition have to tap onto the core business in some way. Otherwise you are going into a naked fight against startups, and that’s just a tough place to be.
Scott D. Anthony
It’s really tough to be a Mexican on ‘Breaking Bad.’
Steven Michael Quezada
I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand.
Rodney Dangerfield
I want to be a positive influence in little girls’ eyes. Little girls need to be confident and grow up with a healthy state of mind. It’s a tough, tough world out there.
Christy Carlson Romano
The Championship’s a tough division, a strong league. Playing in this league, I’m improving and still think I can get to a higher level, definitely, and play more consistent.
Aaron Mooy
Of course, getting to be No. 1 keeper in the world is a tough ask because there are loads of goalkeepers out there and some very good ones, too. But I always try to give my very best to reach that standard.
David de Gea
Who is in your life asking you the tough questions?
Jeff Henderson
If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?
T. S. Eliot
Missing your loved ones is really tough.
Sarah Barthel
I didn’t know how to show my self love, and I didn’t want anyone else to hurt me. So my tough girl attitude was like, ‘I’m not having it.’
Mary J. Blige
Cynicism is tough. A cynic’s point of view is really pitiful. I derive pleasure out of a lot of things in life. As long as I’m fairly healthy, it’s hard to stay dismal for very long.
Shawn Colvin
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas A. Edison
My parents are very proud of my success but still worry, as I’m in a profession where there is no guarantee of work. They have always supported my decision to go into acting, but there have been tough times work-wise.
David Harewood
You’re convincing these big, tough football players to wear what was essentially women’s lingerie. There was a little bit of a Jedi mind trick that needed to take place. The product really spoke for itself once guys felt it and touched it.
Kevin Plank
Sometimes guys need to cry. Some hockey players think they’re too tough to cry.
Brett Hull
I eat as healthy as I can. It is tough.
Ann Romney
Not every day can be an easy one, nor every day fully happy; but even a day of tough going and difficulty can be a good day.
Norman Vincent Peale
Growing up in New York is like living in a horror museum because there are so many strange people walking the streets and riding the subways. You learn to develop a tough front if you live here, just in case you get into any kind of trouble and you need to talk your way out of it.
Christopher Walken
Someone comes and drags you in front of the camera, and they’re already saying, “Okay, we got it. Moving on.” You get one or two takes. So it’s a tough job.
Kurt Voss
I think that you have to prepare yourself mentally for show business, because it is such a tough world. You don’t realize how hard it is until you’re actually in it and you’re actually on the show.
Carmen Rasmusen
At the beginning of the season, you’re still getting your fitness levels up, and those first few games are quite tough.
Aaron Ramsey
Life is tough, and things don’t always work out well, but we should be brave and go on with our lives.
Suga
We can appear to be tough as nails, but guys have a level of insecurity and vulnerability that’s exponentially bigger than you think. With the primal urge to be alpha comes extreme heartbreak. The harder we fight, the harder we fall.
John Krasinski
I am tough but I have a soft side.
Bill Gross
It really is disgusting when a guy in a ball cap with a high school education is the one asking the tough questions.
Michael Moore
It’s tough being out there doing what I’m doing in what they call a man’s world.
Koko Taylor
The habeas corpus business, that’s to show that he [Bill Clinton] is not tough on crime.
Nat Hentoff
I think about never letting anybody get the ball in my zone, about being tough. If the ball is taken away from me, I’m the first one to take it back. You can rise to higher levels depending on your level of pride.
Shannon Higgins-Cirovski
Being a fish out of water is tough, but that’s how you evolve.
Kumail Nanjiani
The politics around trade has always been tough, particularly in the Democratic party, because people have memories of outsourcing and job loss.
Barack Obama
People are asking that question again if Max is being too tough on his equipment, but that’s complete nonsense. He can’t overdrive, he can’t break the material. We all know what it is: it’s just the equipment that isn’t good enough.
Jos Verstappen
What is more comforting to the terrorists around the world: the failure to pass the 9/11 legislation because we lacked ‘a majority of the majority,’ or putting aside partisan politics to enact tough new legislation with America’s security foremost in mind?
Rahm Emanuel
Cowboy boots with a suit? You’re a rough, tough businessman. Chaps with a bow tie? You’re in the rough, tough man business.
Dana Gould
What’s the difference between tough love and acting like a jerk?
Ricki Lake
I had been gullible, naive, soft, pliable. That’s why I got taken advantage of. To survive, you have to have a tough skin.
Tia Carrere
Fathers need to be tough and tender…you be tough for your family, be tender with your family. You protect them, and you be a safe place.
Mark Driscoll
Life is so tough. I don’t know how old you are, but I’ve seen so much in a wink. One phone call and your life is changed forever. We all know that. You better laugh at everything.
Joan Rivers
I wouldn’t say that I’ve had a tough life by any stretch of the imagination.
Duncan Sheik
It’s a fickle town, a tough town. They getcha, boy. They don’t let you escape with minor scratches and bruises. They put scars on you here.
Reggie Jackson
I am the nice adversary, the guy that’s going to ask the tough questions and is not going to be happy with the quick answer.
Guillermo del Toro
There are so many tough opponents out there and tough competitors so I’ve never liked to look ahead.
Caroline Wozniacki
Adjusting to life without cricket hasn’t been very tough.
Inzamam-ul-Haq
If I may, to underline first of all that I am very much impressed that in spite of the very tough election campaign, this transition period in the United States of America follows democratic principles and is all about the American people. It’s about the destiny of the American people.
Angela Merkel
If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today
Nhat Hanh
I know well what faith really means to people in their daily lives, as there are many people in my family whose lives are permeated by their faith: it dictates the way they behave and sustains them in tough times, of which we’ve had too many lately.
Ron Currie Jr.
I started my career buying and owning single-family houses, and I know that’s a really tough job. Toilets break. Trees fall. There are so many things that can go wrong. Land, on the other hand, is cheap to manage. It’s painless, really. All you have to do is pay your taxes, and that’s it.
David Lichtenstein
It takes a very tough man to play defensive line at any level of football, but to be able to do it on a Division 1 level, or a professional level, it takes that intensity, that aggression, and you have to be tough.
Roman Reigns
I’m tough when I have to be, tender when I should be. When you find a really tough guy, he’s not a predator. He doesn’t have to prove himself. Guys who have to pretend to be tough, they ain’t. I’m tough.
Mr. T
Being on stage isn’t so tough compared to the football pitch.
Eric Cantona
The jewelry business is a very, very tough business – tougher than the computer business. You truly have to understand how to take care of your customers.
Guy Kawasaki
I went to the beach a couple of times in New York City. Tough summer out there, but I was pretty excited. I found what I thought at the time was a very rare seashell. And I took it to a friend of mine who works in a museum. And I was really disappointed. It turned out to be just a human ear.
David Letterman
Making predictions is tough. Especially for the future.
Yogi Berra
I’ve often heard the complaint from both Democrat and Republican voters alike that they hate the fact that politicians get into office and they – and they’re fearful, they’re fearful to make tough decisions because they think more about the next election than they do about the next-generation.
Scott Walker
You have to be able to play through the tough moments by doing something offensively, and we haven’t been able to do that.
Joe Maddon
I joined the Indian Police Service as a tough woman, a woman with indefatigable stamina, because I used to run for my tennis titles, etc.
Kiran Bedi
I used to be afraid to use the word ‘pop’ to describe my music, but underneath my tough, bad-girl sound, there’s some fun.
Elle King
I mean, nobody’s ever thrown a big rock at me or my friends, but we’re all pretty tough guys and could probably handle it.
Zach Braff
Those who successfully go through tough times do so because they keep insisting.
Max Lucado
As we weep for what we have lost, and as we grieve for family and friends and we confront the challenge that is before us, I want us to remember who we are. We are Queenslanders. We’re the people that they breed tough, north of the border. We’re the ones that they knock down, and we get up again.
Anna Bligh
A chorus of tough southern belles whispered, You need a loyal husband around here. Loyal to you, loyal to your family, loyal to your land. I added, Good in bed, smart, and romantic. Politically, socially, and religiously compatible. And he had to want children.
Deborah Smith
Life is tough, and if we don’t laugh, we’re going to – our head will explode.
Jeff Ross
Yes, aging can be tough and rough… But it is possible to approach the ultimate without staggering and even with a kind of glow, like a radiant sunset.
Norman Corwin
Church gives people a sense of community, a sense of how to behave… social support when times get tough. In a world where white working class folks are going to church less and less, they’re losing that when they might really need it.
J. D. Vance
I think everyone has to have their mettle tested in a tough fight.
Robert Whittaker
A common misperception of me is… that I am a tough, rough northerner, which I suppose I am really. But I’m pretty mild-mannered most of the time. It’s the parts that you play I guess. I don’t mind it. I’m not a tough guy. I’d like to act as a fair, easy-going, kind man at some point.
Sean Bean
As a teenager I just wanted to fit in, just to be one of the boys. It was tough. I went to an all black school. I went so far as to have them print my negative in the yearbook. I think it was the black teeth that gave me away.
Ronnie Shakes
You hear players, media people, say that it’s tough to play in Philly in front of these fans, to those people I say: you didn’t have the guts to succeed here!
John Kruk
TAKE A DEEP BREATH EVERY MORNING; SAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR HEALTH. THE ALTERNATIVE IS UNBELIEVABLY TOUGH.
Gary Jobson
Growing up in the public eye was really tough. When you’re 14 and your body is changing, your life is changing, and people are watching every step you make, it’s really hard to deal with. But I was pretty lucky, people didn’t watch me that closely.
Mandy Moore
In this fall – this is very tough – in this fall I’m going to take my talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat.
LeBron James
What matters to me is my own estimation, and I’m very tough on myself. I need to be proud of what I’ve done and I work hard for it. I had a very Christian upbringing… lots of guilt. A good thing, It keeps you sane.
Jean Dujardin
One of the toughest guys in the world is Randy Couture – he is the true epitome of what a tough guy is.
Jason Statham
It goes without saying that ‘Buncha Losers’ comedies speak to tough times. The massive unemployment of the Reagan years gave us ‘Taxi,’ ‘Cheers’ and the genre-defining ‘Night Court,’ a show you could never admit to watching without making people feel sorry for you.
Rob Sheffield
It’s my experience that people write better when they feel at ease and free to experiment, rather than being in a competitive, hypercritical atmosphere. There are always a few students who want me to be tough or harsh, but it’s really not my style.
Elaine Equi
Tough decisions are never popular to make and even less popular to force upon the U.N.
Richard Grenell
I’ve done a lot of tough stories over the years. I’ve done a lot of profiles over the years that have not always been, shall we say, helpful for the person who is being written about.
Mark Leibovich
Well, I guess I needed this tough first round to really put me into that tournament, to really erase what happened at Indian Wells, which is now the case, you know.
Amelie Mauresmo
The minute I’m in a little pain … your rough, tough, scary bad boy image totally falls apart.
Christine Feehan
Making new friends is tough. You don’t really know who to trust when you’re away from people that you love a lot.
Selena Gomez
It’s not tough at all as long as the fans are yelling, screaming and hollering.
Bill Laimbeer
I say find one true friend to help you get through the tough times.
Kelly Osbourne
Couples who have been together for a long time say the key to staying together is to work as a team toward the greater good, tolerating some tough (even tragic) times to grow together and work toward a mature kind of union.
Amy Dickinson
We defended. We made them keep tough shots, and we executed offensively.
LeBron James
I love writing. I love getting lost in creative projects when I’m going through a tough transition in life. I always keep in mind that it’s not the first time something painful has happened, and just like I got through other troubles, the one at hand will pass as well.
Melanie Iglesias
A Tough life with God is better than a good life without Him
David Asscherick
We, as women, often believe that we have to endear ourselves by acting modestly. But that leads personnel directors to think: Anyone who gives themselves away so cheaply cannot be very good. On that point, women need to get much, much more self-confident and tough.
Kristina Schroder
Writing is a solitary existence. Making a movie is controlled chaos – thousands of moving parts and people. Every decision is a compromise. If you’re writing and you don’t like how your character looks or talks, you just fix it. But in a movie, if there’s something you don’t like, that’s tough.
Dan Brown
I went to high school in Indianapolis I learned how to walk around looking tough because everybody had to do that. I go out there occasionally and they’re still doing it, walking around looking very tough because something might happen.
Kurt Vonnegut
Everyone experiences tough times, it is a measure of your determination and dedication how you deal with them and how you can come through them.
Lakshmi Mittal
I have zero hand-eye coordination – zero – so I’ve never been good at softball, basketball, golf, things like that, but I’m really strong and I have really good endurance so I can go forever – I’m a tough girl.
Brooklyn Decker
You’ve got to believe that God is in control of your life. It may be a tough time but you’ve got to believe that God has a reason for it and he’s going to make everything good.
Joel Osteen
Well, in our business, it’s a very tough profession.
Skitch Henderson
I was six when my parents divorced, and that was tough for me.
Andie MacDowell
Korean children get a lot of fuss made over them, I guess because life was tough in the old country, and it was a big deal if you survived. There’s a big party thrown when you are 100 days old, followed by another when you make it to one whole year.
Margaret Cho
When people see how I manage to work my way out of tough situations, it gives them hope in their own life.
Lalu Prasad Yadav
Hope is something really tough and tenacious you have to give up. It’s an addiction to break.
Chuck Palahniuk
It’s going to be tough (winning the MVP Award). I’m not really considered a media darling.
Albert Belle
I play very tough tennis, you know.
Gael Monfils
Part of my job is to make the tough calls.
Katharine Weymouth
Often when I’m trying to make tough decisions, I rely on the lessons my father taught me and ask myself, ‘What Would Tony Say?’
Kimberly Guilfoyle
Sometimes it’s tough because I’ve got to sleep 15 hours to sing the way I want to. It’s not easy because my vocal chords are different than most people’s.
Mariah Carey
I’ve been involved with violent movies, and then I’ve also said at a certain point, ‘I can’t take it anymore. Please cut it.’ You know, you’ve got to respect the filmmaker, and it’s a really tough issue.
Harvey Weinstein
I was handed a tough life lesson at a very early age.
Boomer Esiason
The best way to predict the future is to study the past, or prognosticate.
Robert Kiyosaki
Focusing on one thing can be tough, and people with fewer options are more apt to concentrate on what they’re doing. There’s probably something to hunger.
Jim Courier
There should ideally be a synthetic track in every district. Athletics is tough, and needs more support.
P. T. Usha
I had a tough career. I then resolved to find peace. And, I finally found Islam.
Nicolas Anelka
Things are tough all over, cupcake, an’ it rains on the just an’ the unjust alike…except in California.
Alan Moore
I saw my parents come over. They were immigrants, they had no money. My dad wore the same pair of shoes, I had some ugly clothes growing up, and I never had any privileges. In some ways, I think the person that I am now, I think it’s good that I had that kind of tough upbringing.
Amy Chua
Change is always proceeded by a little pain. Some people can change and they don’t have to go through so many painful things. But I think that I’m of a personality that I’m a little stubborn, so it’s always tough for me.
Mel Gibson
In the military, I learned that ‘leadership’ means raising your hand and volunteering for the tough, important assignments.
Tulsi Gabbard
It was tough for him in that newsroom with Ted Baxter getting all the glory and this poor guy doing all the work. Murray worried so much he worried his hair off!
Gavin MacLeod
Pro sports are a tough business–whether you’re in baseball, football, or something else. But when you’re running around the bases after hitting a home run or jumping up and down after a touchdown, a little boy comes to the surface.
Roy Campanella
I find acting tough, but sitting around chatting – that’s easy.
Nick Frost
My dad cut my hair once – I wanted a bob and he gave me a bowl cut. That was a tough few years.
Alexa Chung
Things happen to us and reaction is sometimes tough to measure.
Richard Schiff
Please spare us the self-pity about how tough it is to look for a job while living with your parents.
Bret Stephens
I’m always looking for a way to surprise audiences. That’s, I feel, my job as a director. I felt that Amy Adams playing a tough woman in ‘The Fighter’ was a surprise. People saw her as a princess.
David O. Russell
Studying doesn’t have to happen in a silo. It can be a social experience. You can engage with your friends and family to find out the answer to a tough question or have someone explain it to you. You can also study anywhere you happen to be and on any device.
Eric Lefkofsky
I understand everybody in this country doesn’t agree with the decisions I’ve made. And I made some tough decisions. But people know where I stand.
George W. Bush
I understand you’ve got to go through tough times to get better.
Dirk Nowitzki
Films are artifice. We’re telling stories on film. At the same time, when it works, there is a real tough immediacy and spontaneity to it, and a punch.
Paul McGann
Even in my revenge fantasy where all I do is exercise, I can still do only twenty-five pull-ups. Pull-ups are tough, no joke.
Mindy Kaling
I have been a practitioner of tough politics for many decades. There is little that amazes me and even less that shocks me.
Ed Rollins
When you gotta go through something tough, I’ve always been a guy that just wants to get it out of the way.
Paul Pierce
How can we preserve our aspirations and at the same time develop the toughness of mind and spirit to face the fact that there are no easy victories? One is a tough-minded recognition that the fight for a better world is a long one.
John Nance Garner
School is tough sometimes, but it’s all about knowing who your real friends are.
Ariana Grande
Rural communities in Africa, South Asia and Latin America are where the majority of hungry people are and the inequality that exists between women and men in these communities is holding back progress. These women have a very tough time, so much is expected of them.
Dionne Warwick
That’s a very real feeling – that I don’t have a story to tell. I’m not a pure storyteller. I have a tough time with story.
Aaron Sorkin
Tough times for Martha Stewart. Yesterday, Martha Stewart reported to her parole officer and had to take a mandatory urine test for cocaine and marijuana. Martha was found to be drug-free and her urine was found to be a lovely yellow saffron.
Conan O’Brien
Governing is about making tough decisions, but it’s also about figuring out a better way to do things.
Mike DeWine
It’s not hard to read about death abstractly. I do find it tough when a character I love dies, of course. You can truly miss characters. Not like you miss people, but you can still miss them.
Will Schwalbe
Everything I do is like tough love; everything I put out there in the universe is me trying to feed you. I really care.
Roy Choi
Times are tough but they are tough because the government is trying to do the right thing, whether on public service reform, education, health, anti-social behaviour and welfare, or in counter-terrorism.
Tony Blair
With a little faith in themselves people, people can do miraculous things. But without it, they have a really tough time.
John C. Maxwell
Apple is happy to allow users more control over their devices as long as it also happens to benefit Apple. If it doesn’t, then tough.
Kevin Drum
Jesus had a tough life. I read about that guy. Jesus is the only guy that ever came back from the dead that didn’t scare the F- out of everybody!
Sam Kinison
The triangle is a tough offense to get used to.
Tim Hardaway Jr.
Every woman in public life needs to develop skin as tough as rhinoceros hide.
Eleanor Roosevelt
I don’t want to be overly critical about our military or our intelligence people, because it’s a tough job. But neither should think be beating their breasts and saying what a wonderful job they did.
Orrin Hatch
If we don’t make tough decisions today our children are going to have to make much, much tougher decisions tomorrow.
Paul Ryan
Business is tough, and the fashion industry is particularly tough.
Ali Hewson
I’m really into tennis. Because of the traveling, standing in front of a mirror and lifting weights in a gym makes me feel putrid. I’d rather do something that’s physically tough and mentally stimulating.
Dominic Cooper
I think there was something about being in a tough environment that gave me a certain drive.
Alicia Keys
I’m an American actor. I work with my clothes on. I have to. Riding a horse can be pretty tough on your legs and elsewheres.
John Wayne
Vulnerability is about showing up and being seen. It’s tough to do that when we’re terrified about what people might see or think.
Brene Brown
have a lot of respect for the responsibility that journalists have to ask tough questions, to hold the administration accountable and to be advocates for the citizens of the United States.
Josh Earnest
I really believe deep in my soul that we’re going to have to step up and face these challenges and be tough and pull together and unify and be creative and be willing to sacrifice.
Zach Wamp
I grew up surrounded by these tough, ballsy, strong women. They were also adoring women, but they were the kind of women who would argue over what kind of pants you were wearing or the color of your nail polish.
Michael Kors
I believe that many who find that “nothing happens” when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a tough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand.
C. S. Lewis
As a leader, I am tough on myself and I raise the standard for everybody; however, I am very caring because I want people to excel at what they are doing so that they can aspire to be me in the future.
Indra Nooyi
As someone who has researched and written about the Mexican cartels and the futile ‘war on drugs’ for coming on twenty years, I know how tough a subject it is. Mind-bending, soul-warping, heartbreaking, it challenges your intellect, your beliefs, your faith in humanity and God.
Don Winslow
I think everybody has tragedy in their life. Everybody has hurdles in their life. Everybody has tough things to overcome. My kids say to me, ‘This isn’t fair.’ I said, ‘Life isn’t fair.’ Everybody has their issues. It’s how you handle your issues that distinguishes you.
Maria Shriver
Instead of staying strong and working through when times are really tough, I usually quit this recipe for failure and start a whole new recipe. So if something is too challenging, I tend to chalk it up as not a good fit, and move on to something else.
Derek Sivers
When I started making films, I wanted to make Frank Capra pictures. But I`ve never been able to make anything but these crazy, tough pictures. You are what you are.
John Cassavetes
Children are never too tender to be whipped. Like tough beefsteaks, the more you beat them, the more tender they become.
Edgar Allan Poe
To be thoroughly lazy is a tough job,
but somebody has to do it.
Industrious people build industry.
Lazy people build civilization.
Kazuaki Tanahashi
I believe, as human beings, we sometimes indulge in self pity more than it’s necessary. Over my life’s journey, I have realised that overthinking about your problems and indulging in self-pity is not the answer to get through tough times.
Sonali Bendre
I merged those two words, black and feminist, because I was surrounded by black women who were very tough and and who always assumed they had to work and rear children and manage homes.
Toni Morrison
As you’ve progress further in the Playoffs, the ice usually gets a little softer. It’s tough to keep it that cold. We could make it hard, but it would be about 4 degrees in the building. I’m sure the fans wouldn’t appreciate that very much, wearing parkas in June.
Chris Pronger
The polls indicated that I was feisty, that I was tough, that I had a sense of humor, but they weren’t quite sure if they liked me and they didn’t know whether or not that I was sensitive.
Geraldine Ferraro
I call it extreme vetting right? Extreme vetting. I want extreme. It’s going to be so tough, and if somebody comes in that’s fine but they’re going to be good. It’s extreme.
Donald Trump
My mother was the tough-as-nails disciplinarian who showed very little to no emotion. My father, on the other hand, was a study in contradiction. He was the fire, hell, and brimstone preacher, while also being incredibly gentle and forward thinking. I identify with him a lot.
Patricia Montandon
I enjoy traveling and playing baseball.Other than that, the minor leagues are tough. The wear and tear on your body.. and it’s tough to stay on a nutrition program because you can only eat what is within walking distance of the hotel and what the clubhouse provides.
Tyler Thornburg
Man, my girl is one tough chick when she wants to be. I wonder if it has something to do with those big, comfy granny panties she’s got on.
Simone Elkeles
Our ages ranged from 22, down to 18, and we had a 6 month contract to go to Bogata, Columbia. And of course, it was during the depression, we were still with our parents, and things were still pretty tough on them back in the United States.
Martin Denny
You run the football for toughness. You run the ball to tell your opponent that you’re as tough as they are. But you throw the ball to ring the bell.
Jerry Glanville
It’s tough being a Jew.
Ethan Coen
Lonnie Smith will be a tough and hard fight for me.
Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.
It is not easy to stand up against your constituents or your friends or colleagues or your community and take a tough stand for something you believe is right. Because you always want to keep working and live to fight another battle and it might cost you your career.
Caroline Kennedy
The Marines already have started putting women through infantry training. They’ve done it for the past couple of years. And it’s tough. Roughly one-third of women have made it through that infantry training. So you’re not going to see a lot of women actually make it through this.
Renee Montagne
To wage war, we need a commander in chief who has made tough calls in tough times and stood up to be held accountable over and over, not first-term senators who’ve never made an executive decision in their life.
Carly Fiorina
Of course, I could try IVF. But having watched my friend TV presenter Clare Nasir go through it, I know how tough the journey is. Emotional fool I may be, but even I can see that’s too selfish a course of action to impose on my family.
Kate Garraway
The greatness of our God lies in the fact that [He] is both tough minded and tender hearted.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
That’s why I made decisions; they were tough decisions but we shouldn’t feel bad at all – don’t look back with any regrets, that’s how I made decisions as governor.
Scott McCallum
Life can be real tough… you can either learn from your problems, or keep repeating them over and over.
Marie Osmond
Plus, when you get in tough situations, like the bases loaded and nobody out, you never give in.
Dwight Gooden
Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God. It is so extraordinarily full of magic, and in tough times of my life I can listen to music and it makes such a difference.
Kurt Vonnegut
The craziest thing about it, I used to hate fighting, but you had to show how tough you was; you had to show you wasn’t no punk.
Deontay Wilder
I have some great memories from the Olympics I also have some tough memories from it as well, where I was so close to winning a gold medal.
Mardy Fish
If you’re miserable and someone flies by looking like they have everything in the whole world and it’s never going to be you, that’s tough to deal with.
Brian Michael Bendis
I’ll probably never put out another album because I’m a tough critic of my work, and I don’t think I could come up to those standards any more.
Jo Stafford
Not getting girls is the story of my life. I have always had a bit of a tough time with the ladies. I don’t know whether it’s that I don’t have game or just don’t feel comfortable in my own skin, but females pick up on that.
Josh Peck
I’m a tough guy, and I like pitching in tough games.
Tim Hudson
The act of focusing our mightiest intellectual resources on the elusive goal of goto-less programs has helped us get our minds off all those really tough and possibly unresolvable problems and issues with which today’s professional programmer would otherwise have to grapple.
Unknown
I don’t think Wall Street people in general are smart. I think that’s one of the biggest myths in American lore. They’re tough, aggressive, greedy, quick thinking but I don’t think they’re particularly smart at all.
Ben Stein
I have to say it’s been tough to leave the Ferrari family, which has been a big part of my career.
Michael Schumacher
It’s tough being an actor making music, because even I have a knee-jerk reaction to that.
John Hawkes
In gymnastics, the longest routine you do is a minute and a half, and that’s pretty tough to get through.
Shannon Miller
If we are tough on crime and on terrorism, as Labour is, then I think Britain will be safer under Labour.
Peter Hain
Mostly, Texas women are tough in some very fundamental ways. Not unfeminine, nor necessarily unladylike, just tough!
Molly Ivins
I’ll always be tough on myself.
Kate Bush
I had a chance to go to Italy when I was younger and that would have been tough because of the language. America is easier but I really loved it.
Frank Lampard
Drinking beer is easy. Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian, that’s a tough call. That’s rebellion.
Alice Cooper
… you can think about that for everyone you hire: will I bet the future of this company on this single hire? And that’s a tough bar.
Sam Altman
In Italy, you must think faster than defenders. It is a tough school.
Paulo Dybala
My father left me with a saying that I’ve carried my entire life and tried to pass on to our kids: ‘Tough times don’t last, tough people do,’
Curt Schilling
Actors need steely determination. It’s a tough profession with plenty of knocks along the way. You have to be very determined and never take ‘no’ for an answer.
Naomie Harris
Spinning has been such an amazing part of my exercise. I love the music, the energy, and the sweat. It’s a tough class, which makes me feel like I’ve really accomplished something. It’s a great way to burn fat and lean out the body. An all-around win!
Alison Sweeney
Where does it say that we must allow anyone who wants to come to America to come in and become a citizen. I mean, this is a very, very tough thing to discuss.
Rush Limbaugh
If there is one thing I object to, its actors talking about how tough their jobs are.
Kevin Spacey
It is tough when you’re by yourself, and I think that’s why team sport is so appealing.
Ashleigh Barty
Healthcare is a tough situation.
Donald Trump
Tough times make tough people.
Benny Binion
It’s always difficult when someone close to you passes away. But it’s really tough when they’re on top of you.
Anthony Jeselnik
A powerful woman is someone who exudes confidence and can be tough but fair and kind. And also knows how to get what she wants.
Jennifer Lawrence
O, let him pass. He hates him That would upon the rack of this tough world Stretch him out longer.
William Shakespeare
It’s a tough thing-you get in a situation where you feel you have to be perfect all the time and it sucks.
Leonardo DiCaprio
I’ve been hearing this since I first joined the Reds organization, that I’m going to be the next this or that. It’s tough on a young player coming up. You show some positive things and everybody jumps on that and says you should be the next Willie Mays.
Eric Davis
It’s hard to start and think about having balance. Music is a tough industry, and you have to work your way to that luxury.
Yukimi Nagano
Life’s a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest.
Wilson Mizner
It’s a tough life if you don’t weaken.
Stephen King
The way you were born is the way you were born. Nothing can change it. I’ve got a deep voice. I know. I might look tough, but what are you going to do? Do you think you can change it? No.
Caster Semenya
Loyalty is very important when things get a little tough, as they often do when the challenge is great. Loyalty is a powerful force in producing one’s individual best and more so in producing a team’s best.
John Wooden
I always say to myself right before a tough set in the gym, Ain’t nothin’ to it, but to do it.
Ronnie Coleman
You don’t get to be the bad mom and still succeed at your job and be tough. It’s such a good job because it’s so rare. It’s a really rare job.
Keri Russell
I was a pretty scrappy, tough kid; I got in all sorts of fights at school. I defended myself – boys didn’t mess with me. But as one of seven children, you have to fight for everything anyway.
Amy Adams
Once you’ve been through tough times, you can only become stronger.
Alesha Dixon
The second episode of any new show can be tough. You have about a week to top the well-crafted and polished pilot episode that was written over six months.
Michael Patrick King
Modeling isn’t all that tough.
Josie Maran
When the going gets tough, I’m not always sure what you do. I’m not saying that I know how to fix everything when the going gets tough, but I do know this: when the going goes tough, you don’t quit. And you don’t fold up. And you don’t go in the other direction.
John Madden
My education was paid for by the RAF Benevolent Fund, so a charity school, run like an orphanage, with uniforms and beatings. It was tough, but it got me to Cambridge – like being a chrysalis suddenly becoming a butterfly.
Eric Idle
That’s the great thing about golf is you never know who is going to win. On good, tough golf courses, it brings it back to the best players. But it’s always the best player that week is going to win. I mean, so it could be anybody.
Dustin Johnson
We knew the Syrian situation was complex and there were lots of divisions, particularly on the side of the opposition… This is a tough job… It can perhaps be done if you stand united and work with me in putting sustained pressure on the protagonists or the parties to come together and seek a political settlement.
Kofi Annan
To me coming up short as a team and for me not having a great particular game was tough to swallow, but your life doesn’t end there. You must put your life into perspective and keep moving on.
John Starks
Interviewing is tough, especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for.
Charlyne Yi
My dad was a longshoreman in the Port of Miami. Tough job. I worked down there in the summer once. One day. Never again. My dad was a no-nonsense guy. As a kid, I hated his rules, but as a man, I understand what he was teaching. He taught me you have to work hard for everything you get.
Nick Ferguson
I know, I know – you’re a woman who’s had a lot of tough breaks. Well, we can clean and tighten those brakes, but you’ll have to stay in the garage all night.
Groucho Marx
In college we could take tough shots and your field goal percentage would go down.
Jordan Clarkson
In these difficult times, when tough decisions are required, the differences between Labour and the Tories are becoming much clearer. One party believes in intervention to reduce social and economic costs and the other believes in market forces and letting things take their course.
Lucy Powell
My father wasn’t a cruel man. And I loved him. But he was a pretty tough character. His own father was even tougher – one of those Victorians, hard as iron – but my dad was tough enough.
Anthony Hopkins
I enjoy Augusta. I enjoy its challenges. There’s no other golf course like this anywhere. Its greens and its challenges on and around the greens are just super, super tough. So the greens are fun to play in sort of a morbid way
Ben Crenshaw
People think because I’m a nice person I’m a weak person. But I don’t think being nice means you don’t know how to take tough decisions.
Gianfranco Zola
Love is a tough, ever hopeful thing, not easily destroyed.
Kirby Wright
I have to be tough in my work environment and tough in the world.
Ciara
You pay attention to detail. You try to win every time. You play tough. And when you play the right way and be accountable to each other, you’re going to have success and enjoy the game that much more.
Christian Laettner
Profound question is how do you measure the non-skills component of what goes on in schools: values, curiosity, critical thinking, and so on. That’s very tough. Maybe everything worthwhile can’t be measured.
Nicholas Lemann
Producing good stuff can be quite tough, and it involves a lot of frustration, but I always like things to be jolly and happy, and I forget thats actually not the point at the end of the day.
Ewan McGregor
It would have been impossible to get ‘The Verdict’ off the ground without Paul Newman obviously, but today without any star, kind of a dramatic piece would be very tough.
Richard D. Zanuck
You will go through tough times, it’s about getting through them.
David Beckham
It is very hard to be a female leader. While it is assumed that any man, no matter how tough, has a soft side… and female leader is assumed to be one-dimensional.
Billie Jean King
I don’t want our success to be measured only by financial yardsticks, or by our distribution or number of shops. What I want to be celebrated for – and it’s going to be tough in a business environment – is how good we are to our employees and how we benefit our community. It’s a different bottom line.
Anita Roddick
My scare value is high. My arena is controversy. My tough front is my biggest asset.
Roy Cohn
Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child.He needs guidance.If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.
Bette Davis
You know, you have everything you want and nobody to share it with, and that’s kind of lonely. It was tough for me to admit that. I’m good now though, between this role and the guy, I’m literally the happiest I’ve ever been.
Danneel Ackles
There’s nothing tough about playing Third. All a guy needs is a strong arm and a strong chest.
Frankie Frisch
Good pitchers, after a tough outing, bounce back. Real good pitchers don’t let too many poor games get in there.
Don Cooper
All relationships are tough. Just like with music, sometimes you have harmony and other times you have cacophony.
Gayle Forman
As tough as it sometimes looks on the front end, it’s easier to do right than undo wrong.
Price Pritchett
After doing two years in prison, trust me, I’ve seen a lot of tough guys pray. They’re not just praying for themselves; they’re praying for their family and the people they’ve let down.
Ja Rule
I told [ David Lange] he was crazy, because you can’t have an alliance relationship if you refuse access to their ships. And the Americans wanted to punish him very severely and I intervened there and softened them somewhat. They wanted to really take some tough, reactive measures to New Zealand.
Bob Hawke
Life is a matter of really tough choices.
Joe Biden
There is a insularity within American fiction even for adults. It’s very tough for books in translation in the US.
Laila Lalami
Being Ecuadorian is, I don’t want to say it’s tough but it’s… something special to me.
Jose Garces
Humans are creatures of habit. If you quit when things get tough, it gets that much easier to quit the next time. On the other hand, if you force yourself to push through it, the grit begins to grow in you.
Travis Bradberry
Every political contest is hard, that’s part of the DNA in America. We make it really tough to run for and hold the highest and hardest job in our country.
Hillary Clinton
On tough days, you gotta have heart. Don’t quit, whatever you do. Persevere.
Charles R. Swindoll
After a hit show is over, you soon realize this is a very tough business … brutally tough. But I’m a better actor and I have more gravitas than I had at 24 with bleached-blonde hair.
Jack Coleman
It was tough trying to figure out how to put on all the women’s clothes.
Barry Watson
Snowboarding’s tough, because you’ve got to go to the mountains. For me, I love the skateboard season because I get to hangout at home and still be skating. I don’t have to travel to Norway or Japan or these crazy places to be snowboarding.
Shaun White
I’ve definitely had some tough schoots. I’d say everything that I’ve done has had some sort of challenge that I’ve had to overcome. But it’s the most satisfying feeling once you have and that’s what I love about acting, sort of signing on to it knowing that it’s going to be challenging.
Hailee Steinfeld
I don’t think I’m lucky; I think I have a tough constitution. That’s a lot of it. And I’ve been wise enough to listen to other people. I was unconsciously cultivating as many straight friends as I could.
Iggy Pop
Investing is not as tough as being a top-notch bridge player. All it takes is the ability to see things as they really are.
Warren Buffett
I wanna be in action movies, I wanna be the tough guy I wanna scare people.
Richard Schiff
I don’t believe in revenge. When people are bullies it’s because of a deeper-rooted issue – either their family life is tough or they’re being bullied by someone bigger than they are.
Khloe Kardashian
I want to be a guy who produces runs, who drives in runs, who can beat you with a single or can beat you with a home run, who’s just a tough out.
Lance Berkman
Part of my act is meant to shake you up. It looks like I’m being funny, but I’m reminding you of other things. Life is tough, darling. Life is hard. And we better laugh at everything; otherwise, we’re going down the tube.
Joan Rivers
Chess is a very tough game, and psychologically a tough game. And of course, chess needs a lot of qualities, human qualities. And so you must have a very strong nervous system, and then you must be well prepared; you must be able to work a lot.
Anatoly Karpov
Filipino pride. I’m so excited, I’m just sending love to the Philippines. I know they’ve had a tough year and I just send out my feelings to them.
Robert Lopez
If a country is taking advantage of America, not going to let that happen anymore. Every country takes advantage of us almost. I may be able to find a couple that don’t. But for the most part, that would be a very tough job for me to do.
Donald Trump
It was tough when people would say, “Aren’t you so excited?” about the new show and I couldn’t really say, “Yes, well, I’m going through a divorce right now, too.”
Larry Wilmore
My heart and prayers go out to all single moms because it’s tough, and I can’t imagine any teenager dealing with a baby and all those hormones raging.
Jill Scott
The thing that sometimes gets lost is people look at the harder edge of me … the leather jacket and the tough rock ‘n’ roll attitude… and get the wrong impression that I’m mean. That’s really something I don’t want people to think because I don’t think that’s the case.
Joan Jett
I come from a place where there’s violence and inarticulacy. I worked in a pub from the age of 12 or 13. I used to see people smashing glasses over each other. I was never tough. I was scared of them.
Eddie Marsan
Listen, I was the first black manager in baseball and there was incredible pressure. I don’t blame anyone else. I was too tough . . . I lack patience. I probably got on guys a little too hard, with the wrong tone of voice.
Frank Robinson
I fix things. Believe me, when you hear about tough phone calls I’m having, don’t worry about it.
Donald Trump
I’ve had a tough time learning how to act like a Congressman. Today I accidentally spent some of my own money.
Joseph P. Kennedy III
Oh, wouldn’t it be wonderful if some manufacturer would make a toy as tough, as staunch, as hard to crack open as the carton it comes in!
Jean Kerr
Hillary Clinton knows how to sit down at a table and negotiate tough deals.
Tim Kaine
When you’re a screenwriter, it’s like being a mechanic. You open the hood of the story, the director is the driver, and he says, “What do you think? It’s a little tough.”
Thomas Bidegain
It’s not that easy to find someone I can relate too. I’m tough to crack because I’m shy.
Kristin Kreuk