215 Tough Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of tough quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about when things are tough.

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The Most Famous Tough Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Tough times don't last, tough people do, remember? — Gregory Peck

Tough times go away, tough people do not. — Walter Payton

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Tough times never last, but tough people do. — Robert H. Schuller

A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone. — Robert Kiyosaki

I don't mind being called tough, since I find in this racket it's the tough guys who lead the survivors. — Curtis LeMay

Toughness has nothing to do with size, physical strength or athleticism. Toughness is A SKILL that can be developed & improved. — Jay Bilas

Toughness is not being a bully, it’s having a backbone. — Robert Kiyosaki

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Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles. — Alex Karras

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

Mental toughness is essential to success. — Vince Lombardi

Short Tough Quotes

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  • Mental Toughness is doing the right thing for the team when it's not the best thing for you. — Bill Belichick
  • Holding on to hope when everything is dark, is the greatest test of faith — Yasmin Mogahed
  • The worst thing you can do is nothing. — Terry Pratchett
  • Yes, I'm a feminist, because I see all women as smart, gifted and tough. — Zaha Hadid
  • If you find yourself under lethal attack don't be kind. Be harsh. Be tough. Be ruthless. — Jeff Cooper
  • Dark clouds become heaven's flowers when kissed by light. — Rabindranath Tagore
  • When the going gets tough, you have to lie. — Jean-Claude Juncker
  • Storms draw something out of us that calm seas don't. — Bill Hybels
  • I'm strong, I'm tough, I still wear my eyeliner. — Lisa Leslie
  • There are no tough guys in wrestling. — Randy Savage

Top 10 Tough Quotes

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Mental Toughness is doing the right thing for the team when it's not the best thing for you. — Bill Belichick

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

Success is a combination of effort, talent and hard work. There's got to be hard work and mental toughness. It's not just one thing that gets you there it's an accumulation of things — Brock Lesnar

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Holding on to hope when everything is dark, is the greatest test of faith — Yasmin Mogahed

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

There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there. — Paulo Coelho

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The worst thing you can do is nothing. — Terry Pratchett

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A 'you can do it' when things are tough. — Richard M. DeVos

The average person is either a weakling, or just a happy person who wants to get along, or thinks being tough is having big muscles and strutting around town and having a good-looking girlfriend. — Alex Jones

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Yes, I'm a feminist, because I see all women as smart, gifted and tough. — Zaha Hadid

Tough Image Quotes

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Tough quote by Yasmin Mogahed

Holding on to hope when everything is dark, is the greatest test of faith — Yasmin Mogahed

Tough quote by Terry Pratchett

The worst thing you can do is nothing. — Terry Pratchett

Tough quote by Zaha Hadid

Yes, I'm a feminist, because I see all women as smart, gifted and tough. — Zaha Hadid

Tough quote A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.
Tough quote by Rabindranath Tagore

Dark clouds become heaven's flowers when kissed by light. — Rabindranath Tagore

Tough quote by Randy Savage

There are no tough guys in wrestling. — Randy Savage

Tough quote Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of you
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.
Tough quote by Miley Cyrus

When Life Puts You in Tough Situations, Don't Say 'Why Me', Say 'Try Me' — Miley Cyrus

Tough quote by Mary Engelbreit

If you can't change it.. change the way you think about it — Mary Engelbreit

Tough quote by Yogi Berra

It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future. — Yogi Berra

Tough quote Life is rough so you gotta be tough.
Life is rough so you gotta be tough.
Tough quote by Ovid

Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you. — Ovid

Tough quote by The Rev

The best thing you can do is follow your dreams — The Rev

Tough quote It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you down. It
It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you down. It's the pebble in your shoe.
Tough quote by John Wayne

Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid. — John Wayne

Tough quote by RuPaul

When the going gets tough, the tough reinvent. — RuPaul

Tough quote by Leonardo da Vinci

I love those who can smile in trouble. — Leonardo da Vinci

Tough quote I'm tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want. If that
I'm tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.
Tough quote by Bill Russell

Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory. — Bill Russell

Tough quote by Gary Allan

Every storm runs out of rain, just like every dark night turns into day. — Gary Allan

Tough quote by Blackbeard

Aye, tough mermaids are, the lot of them. — Blackbeard

Tough quote The climb is tough, but the view from the top is worth it.
The climb is tough, but the view from the top is worth it.
Tough quote by Colin Powell

Politics is not bean bags. It's serious, tough stuff. — Colin Powell

Tough quote by Orson Welles

Nobody who takes on anything big and tough can afford to be modest. — Orson Welles

Tough quote Tough times dont last. Tough people DO.
Tough times dont last. Tough people DO.

When Times Are Tough Quotes

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Character isn't who you are when life goes your way. Character is who you really are when the bottom falls out. — LeCrae

The brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. They are there to stop the other people! — Randy Pausch

when times are tough, the weak bail and the tough get creative. — Kelley Armstrong

Tough quote It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.

I have a theory that women are generally given space and appointed to jobs when the situation is tough. I've observed that in many instances. In times of crisis, women eventually are called upon to sort out the mess, face the difficult issues and be completely focused on restoring the situation. — Christine Lagarde

Don't confuse drive and passion. Drive pushes you forward. It's a duty, an obligation. Passion pulls you. It's the sense of connection you feel when the work you do expresses who you are. Only passion will get you through the tough times. — Randy Komisar

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

Tough quote One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means that you were put to test
One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means that you were put to test and you didn't fall apart.

This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain. — Shaquille O'Neal

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

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're tough when you need to be, and you can charm the pants off men who have three times your experience. Well, yes. Although I try not to take advantage of that too often. Very awkward negotiating with people who are sitting around in their underwear. — Julie James

When Things Are Tough Quotes

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Journalists are accused of being lapdogs when they don't ask the hard questions, but then accused of being rude when they do. Good thing we have tough hides. — Gwen Ifill

You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round. — James J. Corbett

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A "you can do it" when things are tough. — Richard DeVos

Tough quote If you have been smiling through tough times, then that smile is really true.
If you have been smiling through tough times, then that smile is really true.

When things get tough, there are two things that make life worth living: Mozart, and quantum mechanics — Victor Frederick Weisskopf

When things are tough, French athletes tend to pull out great performances. — Didier Deschamps

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

Tough quote Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.
Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.

If you, like me, lived through 1973-74 or even the early 1990s... There was a waiting list to get OUT of the country club - that's when you know things are tough. If you live long enough, you'll see it. — Charlie Munger

Children are amazing. Believe in yourself and stay strong. And remember that there are people out there who can help you when things get tough. — Stephen Mulhern

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A you can do it when things are tough. — Richard M. DeVos

Even when things are stable, that's not easy [to work in Africa] because there are not roads, and the weather is tough, the education system hasn't been there. But this is how you get great countries, is step by step. — Bill Gates

When The Going Gets Tough Quotes

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When the going gets tough, the tough reinvent. — RuPaul

Being a successful trader also takes courage: the courage to try, the courage to fail, the courage to succeed, and the courage to keep on going when the going gets tough. — Michael Marcus

Why bad things happen to good people — Harold S. Kushner

Without discipline, no matter how good you are, you are nothing! One day, and I might not be around; you're going to meet a tough guy who takes your best shot. He'll keep coming because he's tough. Don't get discouraged. That's when the discipline comes in. — Mike Tyson

Character produces endurance and persistence when the going gets tough, and life truly is an endurance race, not a sprint. — Zig Ziglar

It's a tough world out there. You're going to prepare yourself for politics, bad bosses, hating employees - and usually when you're the absolute best, you get hated on the most. — Kanye West

When the going gets tough, the tough take a coffee break. — Stephen Hawking

When the going gets tough that should be your inspirational reason to drive on. — Jon Jones

When the going gets tough, the tough make cookies. — Erma Bombeck

A leader, once convinced that a particular course of action is the right one, must....be undaunted when the going gets tough. — Ronald Reagan

When Times Get Tough Quotes

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In Russia, we had tough times. Only one puck, I always wanted the puck, so I learn how to keep it and make space and get puck when other guy has it. — Pavel Datsyuk

And hey, it's okay to laugh at yourself sometimes, I do dumb things all the time (haha). But when it get's too personal, get your tough skin on and stand firm. — Christina Grimmie

When it’s too easy to get money, then you get a lot of noise mixed in with the real innovation and entrepreneurship. Tough times bring out the best parts of Silicon Valley. — Sergey Brin

When the going gets tough, the tough get a librarian. — Joan Bauer

When the going gets tough, the tough eat ribs. — Nora Roberts

When times get tough, at some point, people instinctively know they need to lighten up in order to get through it. — Allen Klein

When the going gets tough, the tough go drinking. — Bret Easton Ellis

Being optimistic is like a muscle that gets stronger with use. Makes it easier when the tough times arrive. You have to change the way you think in order to change the way you feel. — Robin Roberts

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

When people come to me and tell me I was terrific in this or that, I do not want to fall flat on my face the next time. But, tough, I have fallen flat before. You just get up and dust yourself off. — Geoffrey Rush

When Things Get Tough Quotes

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Don’t give up when things get tough, just hang in there, stay focused and be patient. — Folorunsho Alakija

People have a natural tendency to flee to the mountains when things get tough. — Stuart Briscoe

​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

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

It's a tough thing to know that when you're making your album, you're going to end up collaborating with, say, Wal-Mart, on your artwork. That just sucks. And the pressure behind getting the numbers real fast is, to me, dizzying. — Ben Folds

Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do. Make good art. — Neil Gaiman

I think the most important thing is to stay hopeful, to believe wonderful things are possible and do your best. Basically, to not give up when things get tough, and to learn to truly enjoy and appreciate life, with everything that it brings. — Irena A. Hoffman

Happiness is about being proud of who you are. Be a good friend, be a good daughter, be reliable, be willing to laugh when things get tough, compliment other girls, care about your job, believe in yourself, be vulnerable, tell the truth, apologize when needed, forgive people... — Erin Foster

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

When things go wrong, this is what you should do. Make good art. — Neil Gaiman

Being Tough Quotes

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I do not allow myself to be overcome by hopelessness, no matter how tough the situation. I believe that if you just do your little bit without thinking of the bigness of what you stand against, if you turn to the enlargement of your own capacities, just that itself creates new potential. — Vandana Shiva

For the choke, there are no "tough guys". With an arm lock he can be tough and resist the pain. With the choke he just passes out, goes to sleep. — Helio Gracie

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. — Maya Angelou

Sampling out corruption is a very tough job, but I say so in all seriousness that we would be failing in our duty if we do not tackle this problem seriously and with determination. — Lal Bahadur Shastri

A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. — Douglas MacArthur

Nothing is easy, and life can be extremely tough, but there's always a yin to the yang, so to speak. It's up to you to seek it out, embrace it, and live happily ever after. No matter how bad the hand you've been dealt may seem, there's always a way to play it. — Alex Gaskarth

The thing about life is that you must survive. Life is going to be difficult, and dreadful things will happen. What you do is move along, get on with it, and be tough. Not in the sense of being mean to others, but being tough with yourself and making a deadly effort not to be defeated. — Katharine Hepburn

Leaders must be tough enough to fight, tender enough to cry, human enough to make mistakes, humble enough to admit them, strong enough to absorb the pain, and resilient enough to bounce back and keep on moving. — Jesse Jackson

You may be in a tough time but that setback is simply a setup for a greater comeback. — Joel Osteen

The toughest thing is facing yourself. Being honest with yourself, that's much tougher than beating someone up. That's what I call tough. — Joe Strummer

Tough Times Quotes

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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

Behind the cloud the sun is still shining. — Abraham Lincoln

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If you can't change it.. change the way you think about it — Mary Engelbreit

You are the sky. The clouds are what happens, what comes and goes. — Eckhart Tolle

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I love those who can smile in trouble. — Leonardo da Vinci

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

They saw it was working. And then they said, 'Okay, now we are going to do the same thing.' I think, really, they underestimate the difficulty. They underestimate the time required to make it successful. And my guess is that they will have a very tough time. — Bernard Arnault

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

Whatever you see you gotta keep a sense of humor; you gotta be able to smile through all the bullshit. — Tupac Shakur

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Every storm runs out of rain, just like every dark night turns into day. — Gary Allan

Tough Life Quotes

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When Life Puts You in Tough Situations, Don't Say 'Why Me', Say 'Try Me' — Miley Cyrus

Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course — Bobby Jones

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Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you. — Ovid

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Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid. — John Wayne

There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet. — William Halsey

Life is a cruel, horrible joke and I am the punch line. — Carrie Fisher

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this - you haven't. — Thomas A. Edison

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 Davis Kasl

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

Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough. — Josh Billings

Tough Things Quotes

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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

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The best thing you can do is follow your dreams — The Rev

If you have a 2 or 3 year old who is not talking, you must start an early intervention program. The worst thing you can do with an autistic 3 year old is to do nothing. — Temple Grandin

I'm a little hoarse tonight. I've been living in Chicago for the past two months, and you know how it is, yelling for help on the way home every night. Things are so tough in Chicago that at Easter time, for bunnies the little kids use porcupines. — Fred Allen

People think SEALs are cold-blooded, heartless, wound-up, brainwashed killers. They imagine you can just point a SEAL in a direction and say, 'Go kill.' The truth is you're talking about a bunch of kind-hearted, jovial guys. The only thing that separates them is mental toughness. — Howard E. Wasdin

Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in. It's a state of mind-you could call it character in action. — Vince Lombardi

I seem to be getting a lot of things pushed my way that are strong women. It's like people see Hackers and they send me offers to play tough women with guns, the kind who wear no bra and a little tank top. I'd like to play strong women who are also very feminine. — Angelina Jolie

A man should keep on being constructive, and do constructive things. He should take part in the things that go on in this wonderful world. He should be someone to be reckoned with. He should live life and make every day count, to the very end. Sometimes it’s tough. But that’s what I’m going to do. — J. Willard Marriott

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

We all want things to stay the same. Settle for living in misery because we are afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation. — Elizabeth Gilbert

Life Is Tough Quotes

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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

A lot of people say, 'Well, I like a challenge. 'I don`t like challenges. Life is tough enough without any challenges. — Jackie Gleason

Whenever someone calls me ugly I get super sad and hug them, because I know how tough life is for the visually impaired. — Will Ferrell

God, make me a man with thick skin and a soft heart. Make me a man who is tough and tender. Make me tough so I can handle life. Make me tender so I can love people. God, make me a man. — Darrin Patrick

We can live tough lives, but the human spirit is stronger, seemingly, than anything. There is redemption, hope, and love. All different forms of heartbreak, but beyond all that there is hope, there is love. There is beauty and bliss. — Hugh Jackman

I believe this with all my heart: The greatest coach of all time in my eyes is my mom. She's instilled in me a toughness and a perseverance and just a never-quit mentality, and I thank her every day for providing me, for what she sacrificed her life for. — Scott Brooks

I’m from Dagestan, I’m born in Dagestan, and Dagestan is a different level for people living a tough life, people living in the mountains. — Khabib Nurmagomedov

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

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

It is not the critic who counts...The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena. — Theodore Roosevelt

Tough Love Quotes

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Joy is love exalted; peace is love in response; long-suffering is love enduring; gentleness is love in society; goodness is love in action; faith is love on the battlefield; meekness is love in tough situations; and temperance is love in training. — Dwight L. Moody

Your response must always be expressed in the form of strong, yet empathic, limit-setting boundaries—that is, tough love—not as hatred or violence. — Chris Voss

Never stop being YOU. I am out to be the best ME I can be. Do what you LOVE and you will be badass. — Terry Crews

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

I love being put into situations which are competitive and tough and challenging. — Ellyse Perry

It takes a number of critical factors to win an NBA championship, including the right mix of talent, creativity, intelligence, toughness, and of course, luck. But if a team doesn’t have the most essential ingredient - love - none of those other factors matter. — Phil Jackson

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

No matter how tough, no matter what kind of outside pressure, no matter how many bad breaks along the way, I must keep my sights on the final goal, to win, win, win-and with more love and passion than the world has ever witnessed in any performance. — Billie Jean King

Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings... and lawyers. — Richard Pryor

When you love something as much as I love bodybuilding you don't have to do much extra to push yourself, it just happens. There were some tough times and when those came up I just used my mental strength to push through knowing that my mind controlled everything. — Ronnie Coleman

Tough Guy Quotes

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Out here, due process is a bullet. — John Wayne

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 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

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'm not a tough guy. I'm just delivering the truth and only the truth and if you can't deal with it, too bad. — Kevin O'Leary

You know, I'm the tough guy with taste, good friends, you know, describe me that I'm the tough guy, period, the way others do. But, you know, I'll tell you, I'm a complete wuss when it comes to my own kids. — Harvey Weinstein

For the choke, there are no 'tough guys' — Helio Gracie

One of the toughest guys in the world is Randy Couture - he is the true epitome of what a tough guy is. — Jason Statham

Come with me if you want to live! — Moses

There have been a lotta tough guys. There have been pretenders. And there have been contenders. But there is only one king. — Bruce Springsteen

Toughen Quotes

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A preacher should have the mind of a scholar, the heart of a child, and the hide of a rhinoceros. His problem is how to toughen his hide without hardening his heart. — Vance Havner

Think about running an iron man. You have to toughen up... you literally have to change your body to be capable of doing those things. It's the same thing with the mind. You have to train your mind to be capable of sticking through, of working crazy long hours, learning things you don't want to do. — Tom Bilyeu

If you have a vision of your life and where you want it to go, you have to toughen up, because it's going to be hard. — Tom Bilyeu

If I’m ever wearing a super-flowy dress, I like to toughen it up with a boot or something. — Sadie Sink

People need trouble -- a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it. Artists do; I don't mean you need to live in a rat hole or gutter, but you have to learn fortitude, endurance. Only vegetables are happy. — William Faulkner

Adversity toughens manhood, and the characteristic of the good or the great man is not that he has been exempt from the evils of life, but that he has surmounted them. — Patrick Henry

Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles, they toughen and make strong. — Norman Vincent Peale

The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit. — Morihei Ueshiba

People need trouble - a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it. — William Faulkner

Encourage your kids' artistic side. Toughen up everything else. — Michael Madsen

Tough Man Quotes

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Approximately 80 % of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources. — Ronald Reagan

The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is. — Robert H. Schuller

I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. — Anais Nin

Howie Mandel is my favorite. He's so friendly, and he's a family man. For a lot of celebrities, to keep a genuineness about them, I think, can be tough, but he really seems to work hard to do that. — Theo Von

A man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker and never contribute to his country anything more than a horrible example. — Robert Menzies

I should be grateful for the tough times because Allah chose me, thought I was good enough to go through it. — Nouman Ali Khan

It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken. — Frank Perdue

The common man, no matter how sharp and tough, actually enjoys having the wool pulled over his eyes, and makes it easier for the puller. — P. T. Barnum

It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others. — Dalai Lama

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

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Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. — Muhammad Ali

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

If the going is tough and the pressure is on, If the reserves of strength have been drained and the summit is still not in sight, then the quality to seek in the person is neither great strength nor quickness of hand, but rather a resolute mind firmly set on its purpose that refuses to let its body slack or rest. — Edmund Hillary

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

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