The percentage of mentally disturbed people in the United States is very high. From the time the American gets up in the morning, he feels as if someone is trying to influence his will in some way: he is a person with a thousand pressures. The Americans live under a great strain ... and have great feelings of frustration.— Fidel Castro
Off-limits Under Pressure quotations
We can always stick together when we are losing, but tend to find means of breaking up when we're winning. In Grace under Pressure, by Hastie, 1984.
Courage is grace under pressure.
All classes of people under social pressure are permeated with a common experience; they are emotionally welded as others cannot be. With them, even ordinary living has epic depth and lyric intensity, and this, their material handicap, is their spiritual advantage.
I say that trials and tests locate a person.
In other words they determine where you are spiritually. They reveal the true condition of your heart. How you react under pressure is how the real you reacts.
Previously I always thought it was just tactical and technique, but every match has become almost mental and physical - I try to push myself to move well. I try to push myself not to get upset and stay positive, and that's what my biggest improvement is over all those years. Under pressure I can see things very clear.
The advantages of having decisions made by groups are often lost because of powerful psychological pressures that arise when the members work closely together, share the same set of values and, above all, face a crisis situation that puts everyone under intense stress
Fearlessness may be a gift but perhaps more precious is the courage acquired through endeavour, courage that comes from cultivating the habit of refusing to let fear dictate one's actions, courage that could be described as 'grace under pressure' - grace which is renewed repeatedly in the face of harsh, unremitting pressure.
I wouldn't want the pressure of a Six Feet Under or the pressure of improvising like Curb Your Enthusiasm.
I do recognise that, where recruitment difficulties persist, teachers can be put under great pressure.
I don't fold under pressure, great athletes perform better under pressure, so put pressure on me.
Heart in champions has to do with the depth of our motivation and how well your mind and body react to pressure - that is, being able to do what you do best under maximum pain and stress.
Luck? Sure. But only after long practice and only with the ability to think under pressure.
Sports is a moral undertaking because it requires of participants, and it schools spectators in the appreciation of, noble things - courage, grace under pressure, sportsmanship.
Don't be a victim of the urgent. In the long run, much of what seems so pressing right now won't even matter. What you do with your children will matter forever.
Thatcher came under pressure from right wing backbenchers to shut up the Prince of Wales and there was a deal done between them where he did actually shut up in the end.
You have to cherish things in a different way when you know the clock is ticking, you are under pressure.
You may be cool under pressure and challenge, but can you be cool under success?
When I'm under the gun and I've got pressure on me, I don't panic.
I look for the right solution, and then I go for it.
I'm at my best when I'm exhausted and under pressure.
The morale and the camaraderie that we had for one another earlier in the year is starting to come under duress because of all the losses. Some of the guys are feeling the pressure now from the last year when they were not successful.
Nothing can temper the spirit of a warrior as much as the challenge of dealing with impossible people in positions of power. Only under those conditions can warriors acquire the sobriety and serenity to withstand the pressure of the unknowable.
The only pressure I'm under is the pressure I've put on myself.
I don't know, I think, in times where I'm really nervous, and I'm really under the pressure the worst possible outcome is for me to start thinking about it. I just do.
Painting done under pressure by artists without the necessary talent can only give rise to formlessness, as painting is a profession that requires peace of mind.
I love being under pressure. Even the pressure put on me by the media. That is how you outdo yourself.
Instincts under pressure crush the carbon of conformity and create diamonds.
Each new season of life offers to train us for the next season if we pay attention and adapt.
No subject is terrible if the story is true, if the prose is clean and honest, and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure.
You can get people the qualifications;
But you can't teach them the qualities they're going to need. You can't teach integrity, a drive for excellence, refusal to quit under pressure. It's too late to build that into people you're going to hire.
Part of the heartache of all missionary work is the bright promising convert who turns out to be a mere puffball, crumbling like a macaroon under the least pressure.
I've always seemed to have my best performances when I'm under the most pressure.
They thought that I was a man with reasonable judgment, so I was never under pressure from my parents; I could do whatever I wanted. I never had a negative word from them, nothing whatsoever.
Survival is as much a matter of grace as fight.
The expression, 'grace under pressure' implies the attainment of equanimity and equilibrium. The fundamental durability of the human body surprises us because the pain can be so intense - yet pain is often transient and hides the tremendous effforts the body is engaged in to heal itself.
The traditional view of the sanctity of human life will collapse under pressure from scientific, technological and demographic developments.
The most consistently successful commanders, when faced by an enemy in a position that was strong naturally or materially, have hardly ever tackled it in a direct way. And when, under pressure of circumstances, they have risked a direct attack, the result has commonly been to blot their record with a failure.