quote by Don Rickles

I always rib people, but nobody ever gives me a hard time. I don't know why. Maybe they're afraid of what I might say. There's probably a lesson in that somewhere, but I don't know what it is.

— Don Rickles

Courageous Hard Lessons quotations

Hard lessons quote Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
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Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.

Hard lessons quote How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

An athlete gains so much knowledge by just participating in a sport.

Focus, discipline, hard work, goal setting and, of course, the thrill of finally achieving your goals. These are all lessons in life.

Focus and simplicity...once you get there, you can move mountains.


I learned hard lessons in life; I had to because I had so much happen: My mother died my sophomore year in high school. The next year, same day, my brother dropped dead. Two years after that, I got married because my girlfriend got pregnant. The year after my wedding, my father - who I had only recently met - died.

Hard lessons quote Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise
Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise
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Motherhood is a choice you make every day, to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you're not sure what the right thing is... and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.

People are terrible. They can bear anything. Anything! People are hard and brutal. And everyone is disposable. Everyone! That's the lesson.

Hard lessons quote Forget the mistake. Remember the lesson.
Forget the mistake. Remember the lesson.

Time after time mankind is driven against the rocks of the horrid reality of a fallen creation. And time after time mankind must learn the hard lessons of history-the lessons that for some dangerous and awful reason we can't seem to keep in our collective memory.


Lessons that come easy are not lessons at all.

They are gracious acts of luck. Yet lessons learned the hard way are lessons never forgotten.

That's another lesson I've learned the hard way.

All relationships will die if they aren't nurtured. Just as a flower will die if it's not watered. Because love is demonstration, not declaration.

Hard lessons quote Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.
Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.

A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well.

To learn to get along without, to realize that what the world is going to demand of us may be a good deal more important than what we are entitled to demand of it -- this is a hard lesson.

The more hard lessons you can learn vicariously rather than through your own hard experience, the better.

Hard lessons quote Analyze your mistakes. You've already paid the tuition, you might as well get th
Analyze your mistakes. You've already paid the tuition, you might as well get the lesson.

I take pride in working very hard. You need to understand that hard work doesn't instantly pay off. My career grew gradually and taught me a lesson every step of the way.

The people accusing me of being productive don't know how hard it is for me to just bend my elbow sometimes.

Sometimes you can do all the right things and not succeed. And that's a hard lesson of reality.

Hard lessons quote You must tell yourself "No matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets, I'm going
You must tell yourself "No matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets, I'm going to make it".

We discussed politics, but we also talked about the importance of hard work, personal responsibility, living within your means, keeping your word. Those lessons stay with you throughout your life.

A nation that fails to plan intelligently for the development and protection of its precious waters will be condemned to wither because of its shortsightedness. The hard lessons of history are clear, written on the deserted sands and ruins of once proud civilizations.


Maybe tomorrow is counting on me To learn my lessons today I'll start by taking a step at a time And stop throwing my blessings away I'll get myself up and I'll brush myself off And take back some of the pride that I've lost 'Cause you can't always keep your feet on the ground I guess we all learn the hard way and we all fall down

Hard lessons quote Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experie
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.

We cannot be wise while in the grip of a deep fear.

... This is why demagogues, when seeking our support, will first cause us to fear and hate, knowing when we are in the grip of a great fear, we will abandon common sense and wisdom, we will forsake the hard-won lessons of time and experience.

...if God teaches us victory in Christ Jesus day by day, we live in the constant awareness of His greatness and His sufficiency. Hard lessons are often long-lasting lessons. Never forget that God is far more interested in our getting to know the Deliverer than simply being delivered.

I understand that it's hard for everyone, but one cannot give in to emotions.

.. we'll have to draw lessons from the current crisis and now we'll have to work on overcoming it.

Hard lessons quote Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

We have been so successful in the past century at the art of living longer and staying alive that we have forgotten how to die. Too often we learn the hard way. As soon as the baby boomers pass pensionable age, their lesson will be harsher still.


In life, you learn lessons. And sometimes you learn them the hard way. Sometimes you learn them too late.

Once you accept that perfection is just a goal, screwing up isn't so hard to handle. Each misstep is still a step, another lesson learned, another opportunity to get it right the next time.

Hard lessons quote Work hard in silence. Let your succes be the noise.
Work hard in silence. Let your succes be the noise.

It is very hard to say where you're going until you get there.

That kind of thing is based very much on instinct. As a photographer, one of the most important lessons I have learnt is that you have to learn to listen to and trust your own instinct. It has helped to guide me - this far at least.

I learned hard lessons, and I've taken that lesson and it's helped me become a better business person and a better leader.

Everyone's looking for the perfect teacher, but although their teachings might be divine, teachers are all too human, and that's something people find hard to accept. Don't confuse the teacher with the lesson, the ritual with the ecstasy, the transmitter of the symbol with the symbol itself.

Hard lessons quote Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a less
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.

Sometimes it can be really hard in our fast paced society to slow ourselves down enough to begin to listen to God's voice. The dilemma exists in my position as well. To be a follower of Christ is to emulate Him. When He went off alone into the desert to pray, He was teaching a valuable lesson.

This is what I've learned, in my life: Headbanging is crucial.

Growing up is hard to do. There's nothing wrong with wearing a dress.

I didn't mean I'd seen everything, John Grady said.

I know you didn't. I just meant I'd seen some things I'd as soon not of. I know it. There's hard lessons in this world. What's the hardest? I dont know. Maybe it's just that when things are gone they're gone. They aint comin back. Yessir.

Baseball as I have said before to many.

.. many parents it's not about wins and losses. It's about the life lessons that are learned on that baseball field. The perseverance, the hard work that it takes, dealing with failure.

I'm thinking about learning a few new things - like taking classical guitar lessons - and I'd like to bring what I learn into hard rock.

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