Toughness Proverbs

Sayings about Toughness

Tough times don’t last but tough people do. ~ French proverbs

What was hard to bear is sweet to remember. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

Man is harder than rock and more fragile than an egg. ~ Yugoslavian Proverb

You need a sharp axe for a tough bough. ~ Russian Proverbs

When you go, the road is rough; when you return, smooth. ~ Thai Proverbs

This world is a harsh place, this world. ~ Zulu Proverbs

Run as hard as a wild beast if you will, but you won’t get any reward greater than that destined for you. ~ Egyptian Proverbs

The hardest person to wake up is the person who is already awake. ~ Filipino Proverbs

What’s too hard for a man must be worth looking into. ~ Kenyan Proverbs

It is hard to swim against the current. ~ Dutch Proverbs

The wicked work harder to preach hell than the righteous do to get to heaven. ~ American Proverbs

The first hundred years are the hardest. ~ American Proverb

Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.~ Turkish Proverbs 

Soft words win hard hearts. ~ Traditional Proverb

The hammer shatters glass but hardens steel. ~ Russian Proverb

It is too late to cry “Hold hard!” when the arrow has left the bow. ~ Dutch Proverbs

Three things give us hardy strength: sleeping on hairy mattresses, breathing cold air, and eating dry food. ~ Welsh Proverbs

Beginning is easy — to keep going is hard. ~ Japanese Proverb

It’s tough trying to keep your feet on the ground, your head above the clouds, your nose to the grindstone, your shoulder to the wheel, your finger on the pulse, your eye on the ball and your ear to the ground. ~ Traditional Proverb

What was hard to endure is sweet to recall. ~ French Proverb

Once you have decided to hit someone, then hit them hard because the retribution will be the same whether you hit hard or not. ~ Arabian Proverbs

The higher the mountain the lower the valley, the taller the tree the harder the fall. ~ Dutch Proverb

On earth it’s hard and heaven is far away. ~ Afghan Proverbs

Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong. ~ Zen Proverb

By the yard, life is hard. By the inch, it’s a cinch. ~ United States Proverb

The pine stays green in winter, wisdom in hardship. ~ Chinese Proverb

Hard heads suffer much. ~ Albanian Proverbs

Quotations about Toughness

Tough : Strong and durable; not easily broken or cut. ~ Definition by

The tougher the job, the greater the reward. ~ George Allen

Hard conditions of life are indispensable to bringing out the best in human personality. ~ Alexis Carrel

When the going gets tough, the tough take a nap. ~ Tom Hodgkinson

When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough. ~ Donald Trump

Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream. ~ Peter McWilliams

The really tough thing about humility is you can’t brag about it. ~ Gene Brown

When you think about your heritage, you think about toughness and hard work. ~ Jeff Garcia

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

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

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

We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

I think it’s the mark of a great player to be confident in tough situations. ~ John McEnroe

Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening. ~ Greta Garbo

If we don’t make tough decisions today our children are going to have to make much, much tougher decisions tomorrow. ~ Paul Ryan

If you think you have it tough, read history books. ~ Bill Maher

People in tough times – it doesn’t mean they don’t have a great attitude. ~ Joel Osteen

Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle. ~ Lord Byron

In tough times, everyone has to take their share of the pain. ~ Theresa May

Toughness doesn’t have to come in a pinstripe suit. ~ Dianne Feinstein

Being a parent is tough. If you just want a wonderful little creature to love, you can get a puppy. ~ Barbara Walters

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

Good work habits help develop an internal toughness and a self-confident attitude that will sustain you through every adversity and temporary discouragement. ~ Paul J. Fleyer

The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it’s very difficult to build and very easy to destroy. ~ T J Watson

It’s always tough when you lose – you’ve worked so hard for that moment and it hasn’t gone the way you wanted. But you have to realize there’s always a bright side, you have to pick yourself up and get ready for the next game. ~ Maria Sharapova

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. ~ Joseph P. Kennedy

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

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

When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you. ~ Zig Ziglar

Tough times gets you real friends and others get you tough times. ~ Author Unknown

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

Business is tough; you need tough guys. ~ Carlos Ghosn

We need tough days to drive us to our knees. ~ Author Unknown

Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid. ~ John Wayne

If you’re married you’ll have tough times. ~ Jeff Bridges

When the going gets tough-The tough go fishing! ~ Author Unknown

Life is tough; and if you have the ability to laugh at it, you have the ability to enjoy it. ~ Salma Hayek

Mental toughness is essential to success. ~ Vince Lombardi

Life is very tough. If you don’t laugh, it’s tough. ~ Joan Rivers

The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success. ~ Irving Berlin

You’ve got to stay strong to be strong in tough times. ~ Tilman J. Fertitta

It’s easy to get the players; it’s getting them to play together that’s the tough part. ~ Casey Stengel

Life is a tough proposition and the first hundred years are the hardest. ~ Wilson Mizner

What makes people hard-hearted is this, that each man has or, fancies he has, as much as he can bear in his own troubles. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

You have to be tough. ~ Mike Ditka

Just pray for a tough hide and a tender heart. ~ Ruth Graham

When the going still gets tough, the tough, pray. ~ Author Unknown

Most men act so tough and strong on the outside because on the inside, we are scared, weak, and fragile. Men, not women, are the weaker sex. ~ Jerry Rubin

It isn’t hard to be good from time to time in sports. What’s tough is being good every day. ~ Willie Mays

Life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside. ~ Rita Rudner

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

When we accept tough jobs as a challenge and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen. ~ Arland Gilbert

When you’re going through tough moments, you never know when you’re going to have good moments. ~ Maria Sharapova

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

Life can be real tough… you can either learn from your problems, or keep repeating them over and over. ~ Marie Osmond

Life is supposed to get tough. ~ Kelsey Grammer

When the going gets tough, the tough hang in there. ~ Author Unknown

A tough lesson to learn in life is that not everyone wishes you well. ~ Dan Rather

Creating success is tough. But keeping it is tougher. You have to keep producing, you can’t ever stop. ~ Pete Rose

Happiness is the act of being tough with ourselves and tender with others. ~ Author Unknown

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