If you are losing a tug-of-war with a tiger, give him the rope before he gets to your arm. You can always buy a new rope.
— Max Gunther

Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.
Charles H. Parkhurst tugging quote

It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me.
— Jodie Foster

You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
— George S. Patton

I suffer from anxiety, moments of depression. I'm in my head so much, and I'm thinking so much, I'm playing a tug-of-war within my mind.
— tugging quotation by Khalid