We’ve collected the best Tough Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Bobby Bowden, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Judy Holliday, Susan Lucci, Chris Hughton. Use them as an inspiration.
They weren’t interested in entertainment. They were tough. I learned one trick, which was to be quieter than they were until they had to look at you. It took a lot of agressiveness.
I really always felt that I was going to be an actress. I had a lot of confidence in the fact that I would do well from a very early age. I didn’t know how tough the business is.
The most important thing is that you can make tough decisions, discipline people when you need to, but also create a spirit to get the ultimate thing you’re aiming for, which is winning enough games.
Those who are compassionate when they should be tough will be tough when they should be compassionate.
Government should make tough decisions in the larger national interests, even if it upsets the people.
My father passed away when I was seven, mom single-handedly brought up my brother Rahul and me. She was a civil surgeon posted in rural areas. We went through some tough times but she gave us a beautiful life.
I understand the climate we live in and why people are curious. But it’s just tough and almost emotionally violent – for anyone, I think – to see your personal life summarized in a sentence.
The one thing I’m not tempted to ever do is stop working. Retirement would be too tough for me. As a workaholic and an insomniac, I identified with my subject, General Dumas, who, according to field reports, would ride on patrols without sleep sometimes for two nights on end before going into battle – and winning.
True fans of the Constitution, like true fans of the national pastime, acknowledge the critical role of human judgment in making tough calls. We don’t expect flawless interpretation. We expect good faith. We demand honesty.
I’m not always ‘Dominick Cruz, Tough Guy.’ Depression runs in my bloodline.
My character in ‘Prison Break’ needs to be formidable. In reality, I’m not very tough at all.
For whatever trauma came with service in tough circumstances, we should take what we learned – take our post-traumatic growth – and, like past generations coming home, bring our sharpened strengths to bear, bring our attitude of gratitude to bear.
There’s no changing your mind about whom you love. That’s part of the tough thing about being in love – it’s sort of undeniable.
The climb might be tough and challenging,but the view is worth it. There is a purpose for that pain; you just can’t always see it right away.
Women oftentimes are the ones making those economic decisions, sitting around the kitchen table and trying to figure out how to pay for rising gas prices or food prices or the health insurance costs. And I think that they see where they expect their leaders in Congress to also make those tough decisions.
The tough matches never go my way, so I want to change that.
We have a problem. ‘Congratulations.’ But it’s a tough problem. ‘Then double congratulations.’
Tough times helped many commodities producers become lean and mean through consolidation, mergers and cost-cutting. All that excess supply has been sopped up.
Once you create a loyal customer base, it’s tough for a competitor to take that away.
I am a tough guy.
We run into some pretty tough arguments sometimes, but the idea is that at the end of the day, my wife and I realize that we’ll always be holding each other’s hand.
My favorite thing about being famous… it’s not really as big of a deal as everybody says it is. Being on the road is tough, doing interviews, and all the stuff. It’s still pretty tough.
Life is a matter of really tough choices.
I want people who go through tough times, hard times, or didn’t have everything right-things didn’t fall in their lap or go in their favor-to know that they can still achieve their dream and go to the highest of the highs.
It’s a hard life as a professional cricketer. It’s not as easy as everyone makes out. To survive you need a tough hide.
It’s hard to think about 20 to 30 years down the road. Most people want to use the money now – it’s tough.
It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken.
I had these fangs because I had jaundice when I was a kid and I was put on so many antibiotics that my teeth rotted. They had to cut them out. So I never had milk teeth. That was tough, you know, being in school having photos taken while I was pretending I had teeth. It was hideous.
My past is not pleasant; I grew up in a very tough town, Waterbury, Connecticut. I grew up in New York, too, but Waterbury was tougher.
Those who have come into Formula One without experiencing cars devoid of electronic aids will find it tough. To control 800 horse power relying just on arm muscles and foot sensitivity can turn out to be a dangerous exercise.
I am very sentimental, very emotional, but never in my writing; I am very tough.
Snowboarding’s tough, because you’ve got to go to the mountains. For me, I love the skateboard season because I get to hangout at home and still be skating. I don’t have to travel to Norway or Japan or these crazy places to be snowboarding.
It’s always a tough process when you’re always the best guy on your team, in high school, in middle school, AAU and things like that. Then you come together, and you may not be the best guy on the team. You may have to adjust. You may not be a go to scorer. You may have to be a picker. You may have to be a rebounder.
It is tough for an actress to raise her voice on sexual harassment because the chances are they will question your character, they will ruin your career, and they will defeat you in the power game. So one has to be very strong to fight against these white-collar mafias.
You can be an absolute woman and also be smart and tough and not lose your femininity.
When I was leaving Yemen to come to America, things were tough. My dad had just been laid off, and it was a challenge. When I lived in Yemen, I thought America was a perfect place. Everything was bigger and better. I dreamed big. The American dream, you know? You have to work hard for your dream to come true.
We found that the most exciting environments, that treated people very well, are also tough as nails. There is no bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo… excellent companies provide two things simultaneously: tough environments and very supportive environments.
It was tough going to boarding school. It was very hard work.
I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.
You’ve got to make tough decisions, sometimes unpopular decisions… Whatever it is, if it’s the right move at the right time, you’ve got to be also willing to make mistakes.
It’s tough to find a place not to like in Switzerland.
We’re charged by Congress with regulating financial institutions. We take that mission seriously. We are tough supervisors and regulators.
Personally I feel, for me, it’s tough to do Botox – but it’s also tough not to! Sometimes, I think I need the help. Whatever anyone else chooses is fine with me – no judgment.
Addiction is a tough illness, and recovery from it is a hard but noble path. Men and women who walk that path deserve our support, encouragement, and admiration.
When the going gets tough, the tough take a nap.
I had a pretty modest upbringing; it was no pleasure cruise. I don’t think I would be as happy today if I hadn’t been through that. It was tough; I made some bad choices myself.
I may seem a tough guy, but I’m also very sentimental.
Nothing takes the sting out of these tough economic times like watching a bunch of millionaires giving golden statues to each other.
We like to play good, hard, tough, aggressive cricket when we’re out in the field.
Everybody likes each other until things get tough. Then you will find out what kind of team you have, and I understand that as much as anyone.
Certainly, there were tough times, but no, you can’t go back and change it. So, why dwell on it?
Sometimes people expect that I’m going to be tough. It’s not a bad situation. People treat you better. People are on time.
I like taking on the tough guys.
I love football, but being away from it is tough.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
I might have had a tough break; but I have an awful lot to live for.
Marriage, even the best marriages are tough.
It’s easy to be good when things are great; it’s tough to be good when they’re not.
Vulnerability is about showing up and being seen. It’s tough to do that when we’re terrified about what people might see or think.
I play very tough tennis, you know.
It doesn’t matter how successful you are in this business, it’s tough to get through the next door.
I enjoy going to work and having a good time. It’s tough when you got to work with people who just are in a bad mood all the damn time.
No matter how tough my life was, I was always looking up at the sky and wishing for good things.
You just need to be honest with how you’re feeling. But, a lot of women are afraid of it because they think, ‘Oh, they are going to take my baby away. They’re gonna call me incompetent. I’m going to lose my job. I’ve got to be tough, it’s a man’s world.’
I come from a tough stock.
When I grab guys in the clinch, it’s very tough for them to get away and I’m pretty good with my Greco takedown.
In a universe that’s an intelligent system with a divine creative force supporting it, there simply can be no accidents. As tough as it is to acknowledge, you had to go through what you went through in order to get to where you are today, and the evidence is that you did.
I’m aware if I’m playing at my best I’m tough to beat. And I enjoy that.
For every successful actor or actress, there are countless numbers who don’t make it. The name of the game is rejection. You go to an audition and you’re told you’re too tall or you’re too Irish or your nose is not quite right. You’re rejected for your education, you’re rejected for this or that and it’s really tough.
My light shines when things get really tough.
I have barely seen my son since he came into the world. Even though I hear his voice on the phone almost every day, it is very tough to not be present while he is growing up.
Good friends can have tough conversations.
I thought it was time for a tough, smart, likable female private investigator, and that’s how VI came to life.
We couldn’t generalize on the people. Some of them were known to be tough guys and they didn’t say much, but some of them were kind of soft-headed, but they did that. That was an East German film.
You know, one of the things I’ve learnt since coming out of office is how much easier it is to give the advice than take the decision. I mean, you know, it’s tough.
When it comes to making tough decisions, I’m ready to make them.
Everybody’s talking a lot in my ear, so it’s tough sometimes. I try to stay with my team in my bubble.
Real vision demands that we make tough choices. Real vision is responsible and it is paid for.
I am emotional, honest, and sensitive and a great human being because of my dad. Tough and independent woman because of my mom.
The Muse should be a trusted destination for answers. A hand when you need one. Someone to talk you through tough decisions or situations. A starting point.
Parenting is tough.
As we face tough decisions in Washington, we must never forget our responsibility to protect Medicare and preserve it for future generations.
I really appreciate working with Skip and Stephen A. and value their opinions. There’s definitely been growing pains, but I know they have my best interests at heart. Sometimes I make mistakes, and they tell me, but it’s tough love, and I want to hear it, and we have natural chemistry on and off the air.
When businesses face tough times, one of the first items they cut is overhead expenses. The government should do the same.
The age-old mistake, which has stunted countless lives, is the assumption that because physical hardship in childhood makes you physically tough, emotional hardship must make you emotionally tough.
It’s tough to go to sleep at night, and I wake up after five hours because I feel like I’m wasting time. I just sit up at night and think about what I can do next.
I have spent a lot of time studying the issue of relationships, how I grew up, my parents‘ influence on me. I’ve talked to a therapist,; I’ve looked inward spiritually at myself, and what it seems to come down to is that I’m a Sagittarius. Please don’t make me reveal more than that. It’s tough enough as it is.
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.
As someone who has researched and written about the Mexican cartels and the futile ‘war on drugs‘ for coming on twenty years, I know how tough a subject it is. Mind-bending, soul-warping, heartbreaking, it challenges your intellect, your beliefs, your faith in humanity and God.
I wouldn’t say that I’ve had a tough life by any stretch of the imagination.
People work for a living. They got families to raise. Their lives are tough.
Because Islam in its original form was tough and hard, not weak and pliable.
The Hardy Boys burned me out. I was recharging my batteries. It was time to return to work, but it was tough because my visibility was low.
We are succeeding in Iraq. It’s a tough struggle with setbacks, but we are succeeding.
It really is disgusting when a guy in a ball cap with a high school education is the one asking the tough questions.
I’m not sure people would think of me in this light, but frankly, what I enjoyed most about Bain & Company, the consulting firm, was the analytical process of solving tough problems.
Real leadership means tackling tough problems ourselves and not leaving them to our children.
It’s easy to be a tough guy when no one’s going to come knocking on your door.
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.
I went through some tough years when I first moved to Los Angeles, and ‘The Riches‘ was my first major success.
I’ve always been perceived as a tough guy.
I know now that it is going to be a tough and long road ahead of me.
I come from a pretty tough background and I learned a long time ago not to be bothered.
Endings are always tough, but I believe when something ends, there are new beginnings, new opportunities and new things to be excited for, too.
The theater is a tough place. It’s not cushioned the way it is in film and television.
Growing up, I idolized Big Boss Man and Bam Bam Bigelow just because they were big guys who could move and were tough. I felt like they both rode motorcycles. And Bam Bam had his head tattooed. Those are the guys who really got me into wrestling.
The woman’s tour is very tough for all of the players.
Some states like Nebraska have thus far responsibly managed their budgets, even in tough times, and I could not ask Nebraskans to pay for poor governance elsewhere.
If you’re married you’ll have tough times.
It’s always difficult, especially the U.S. Open, the last of the Grand Slams. It’s always tough because you know, the season is very long. I really played a lot this year. Sometimes it’s really hard to stay focused all the time because you’re really tired after the whole season.
That’s the great thing about golf is you never know who is going to win. On good, tough golf courses, it brings it back to the best players. But it’s always the best player that week is going to win. I mean, so it could be anybody.
People don’t really care to be around you when you’re going through tough times.
I embrace everything about Ally… I don’t particularly see her as a whiner. One week she’s tough, the next she’s really weak. I love that. She’s human.
Detroit is a place where we’ve had it pretty tough. But there is a generosity here and a well of kindness that goes deep.
A career in sport is almost impossible to manage without the support, and guidance, and reassurance of family and friends. During tough times, and there always are, this is whom we go to.
There are different techniques – some interventionists are really loving, others are very tough.
There are lots of mentally very tough players that I have played against and with.
Great opportunities can be and have been created during tough economic times.
The question is, does the punishment fit the crime? So we’re not saying that we shouldn’t punish people. We’re not talking about a society that tolerates lawlessness. We should be very tough on people who are perpetuating violent crimes, for example. But we should make sure that it’s tailored and not arbitrary.
Some of these guys wear beards to make them look intimidating, but they don’t look so tough when they have to deliver the ball. Their abilities and their attitudes don’t back up their beards.
Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.
You don’t have to drink or swear or hit people in the face when they’re not looking, but you do have to be tough to win.
President Trump, who made his name in the business world and built a brand as a successful CEO via a reality TV show that punished incompetence, was not just elected for a series of tough policy views.
Immigration is the most difficult issue I’ve ever dealt with, and I’ve dealt with some tough issues: drones, gays in the military, WikiLeaks, Guantanamo. But immigration is hardest because there are so few people willing to talk and build consensus. Everybody’s firmly made up their mind. It’s a polarized issue.
I always felt that I was, you know, smart. I just didn’t have a lot of the resources that everybody else had… It was tough for me to catch up.
Music has always been my first love, and I appreciate how a great musician can bring awareness to tough issues through their work.
When you’re going through tough moments, you never know when you’re going to have good moments.
It was very tough to be patient.
Of course, there are ups and downs in cricket always, but that’s how you learn. I am too young, and what I constantly do is learn from my seniors. They have been in tough situations, and they know how to tackle them. I just keep learning.
It’s a tough world but female jockeys have been successful so many times that hopefully the perception of riding against the boys will change and we will gain more opportunities.
Baseball needs to put the steroids era behind it by having and enforcing tough rules against all kinds of artificial advantages, so that spring can return.
It’s very important for us all to understand that we are interconnected and we need to hold hands together, especially when the going gets tough.
I’ve seen Coach Saban over the years have to make a lot of tough decisions, and there’s not one decision he doesn’t make that he doesn’t bounce ideas off the staff. To me, that’s invaluable.
Tough love is the hardest to give.
I’m just a tough old woman.
It’s tough when you’re No. 1. You don’t have any private life, you can’t even walk anywhere. I think that was one reason why I lost my motivation to play tennis.
Tough times not only make you stronger, but you grow from those experiences. The same is true with fighting. You have to lean into it.
Tough love is exactly what it sounds like.
We have to ask the tough questions.
The tough thing about writing is you go into a room alone, you close the door and you do your work.
Oh man, nobody is as tough as Mr T. Ice T is pretty tough though as well.
A little tough talk in the midst of a campaign or as part of a presidential debate cannot obscure a record of 30 years of being on the wrong side of defense issues.
I was so enamored with the idea of being in show business so everything was bright to me. I mean, I didn’t think of it as being tough and things like that.
Regulators at the Food and Drug Administration have a tough job.
The life of King Jeongjo has previously inspired many films and TV dramas. ‘The King’s Wrath‘ will show the tough and charismatic sides of the king that have been undermined in past works.
Playing the good guy is tough because you know as well as I do, in real life, you have to watch your P’s and Q’s and conduct yourself in a respectable manner if you expect to have friends.
I’m up for challenges. I’m up for being outside the box, making tough decisions and challenges… And I’m a little bit of an adrenaline junkie.
We moved to Australia for two years though and that was a little bit tough trying to fit in.
I’m a big boy, and I’m a tough guy.
Writing a book is not as tough as it is to haul thirty-five people around the country and sweat like a horse five nights a week.
We have a pretty tough schedule coming up. We have to stay strong mentally and must focus on getting better.
Strong managers who make tough decisions to cut jobs provide the only true job security in today’s world. Weak managers are the problem. Weak managers destroy jobs.
I’ve had many conversations with the Clinton family. We’re friends. It’s hard, very tough. I think on Election Day, everybody felt pretty good. I think the Trump campaign thought they were gonna lose.
I had a tough year, losing my dad. And I really needed to have some quiet time, and not be engaged the way I normally would be with the Lakers.
When I’m down or maybe when it’s close in the match, I feel like I’m still in it. I don’t feel like I’m letting down. Mentally, I’m still really, really tough.
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.
Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.
One thing I learned a long time ago as a prosecutor is that it’s tough to get people to obey a law if there is not penalty for breaking it.
I didn’t think I was so tough until I did ‘Champion’; then I was a tough guy.
When times get tough, at some point, people instinctively know they need to lighten up in order to get through it.
It’s the way of life in Saginaw. If you’re not tough, you don’t survive.
You know, it’s tough, because I feel like you just can’t win, you know? You say what’s on your mind, and then you’re a spoiled brat for complaining about something.
I was perceived to be a first- to third-rounder. I kind of had a tough junior year and fell to the fifth round. At that time, it was motivational.
I realized that I would have some very tough sledding, and I was very discouraged because I didn’t see much hope of getting into the field I wanted to get into with no college education.
New York is tough on lonely people.
Tough guy Spike was always the funnest, but I’m most proud of the more recent stuff, the last season, I think.
I think God has a sense of humor, and the way my lessons come from God is very funny. I have to laugh at myself even if it’s a tough lesson.
There are lots of reasons for that gap between men’s and women’s wages but to me, the big one is the work-family issue. Trying to juggle children and a job is tough under any circumstances, but especially if you’re shooting for the kind of career that involves long hours at work and being on call 24-7.
I got blessed from my mom. She’s the personality; she’s the one who smiled, so I took on part of her, and who also wanted to help and save the world. Then I took on part of my dad, who is tough.
Ever since I felt the baby kick, it’s such an amazing feeling, and it’s really allowed me to embrace it. Once you feel this movement inside, it’s just a whole different experience, so I love it now. It was tough at the beginning, but I’m past all that, and I love it now.
Clinton took very tough decisions on the economy.
Reign of Fire is something I know how to do, because I’ve played tough so much.
My job is to get people back to work and make tough decisions. I’ve been willing to do it.
You have to stay focused and be mentally tough. That’s what I’ve really learned: every day is a grind, and you have to go hard.
Making films take a lot of intelligence and is tough, though achieving Economics honours is tough, too.
You’ve got to do what’s right, or what you think is right. And you’ve got to make tough decisions. And you’ve got to be willing to take on your friends when you disagree with them.
If I have any strength as a dancer, I got it all from Nijinska. Her barre was tough, and there were very difficult combinations.
You’ve just got to keep going through the tough times and try your best every time you play.
The interviews have been a little tough due to the fact that we’re interviewing dogs. We see a lot of contestants licking themselves, but we’re used to that from covering the Grammys.
In tough times, that’s when you see true colours and personality.
It’s a tough case and the first time Reacher needs to recruit somebody to help him out. He uses a woman he knew in the army she’s a fascinating character.
The level of competition on ‘Iron Chef’ was very intense. In fact, I feel like the show provides chefs with a stamp of approval and in many ways lets them know that ‘they’ve arrived.’ It was a tough journey, to say the least, but in the end, it provided me with an example how hard work and persistence pays off.
From my experience, the best advisors help in three ways: encourage you to look at the problem or opportunity from multiple angles; help you balance the tug of the short-term with important long-term priorities; and ask the tough questions you need to know to reach the best solution.
My father had a real short fuse. He had a tough life – had to support his mother and brother at a very young age when his dad’s farm collapsed. You could see his suffering, his terrible suffering, living a life that was disappointing and looking for another one. My father was full of terrifying anger.
I guess I’m just a tough cookie.
I like to push characters to extremes so they have to make really tough decisions and there is no life more extreme than that of an athlete.
Playing someone difficult is tough and can be discouraging, but if you beat them the payoff is huge!
I was a very defensive kid ’cause I was really sensitive underneath and didn’t want people to know. So I came off as very tough and very angry.
Life is tough – and you have to be tougher than life to change the world.
I believe most people in their life will fall upon tough times at some point.
Architecture is unnecessarily difficult. It’s very tough.
I had that thing of wanting to prove I was a tough kid.
He wants to be his own man and be recognized for what he’s done. He’s not asking for anything because of his name. That was a tough situation to go into at Alabama, but he probably wouldn’t have been given the job if the situation would have been different.
My name can’t be that tough to pronounce!
My family are all Glasgow. I was born there. Govan. When it was very tough. The tenements. All that stuff.
Commanders-in-chief make really tough decisions.
When people know and care about their neighbors, they show up for each other in tough times and work together more effectively to boost quality of life in all the times in between.
My mom and I have always been there for each other. We had some tough times, but she was always there for me.
It’s a tough world out there and all the guys are fighting hard and the competition is really tough.
Hydration is everything. Think of this: your muscles are 70-plus percent water – how are you not drinking water during a workout? I get the whole, ‘Let’s challenge ourselves; let’s do that prison, tough guy thing,’ but at the end of the day, you’re underperforming.
I’ve got a tough act to follow.
Social Security must be preserved and strengthened. But we need to be candid about the costs and willing to make the tough choices that real reform will require.
Coming from a small town it was tough to dream big. When I grew up in a small town in Georgia, my biggest dream was one day to be able to go to Atlanta.
A good balance of winning and losing is important. If you just win all the time, you won’t get anything out of it; having some tough losses can be really important.
Don’t give up, no matter how hard it is. Things are going to be tough down the road, but the more work you put in, the more achievement you’re going to get out of it.
I always wanted to be an actor, but with a speech impediment it’s kind of tough. I decided to roll the dice and take an acting class, which was very, very nerve-wracking… my stomach would just be in knots.
You’ve got to stay strong to be strong in tough times.
It is very hard to be a female leader. While it is assumed that any man, no matter how tough, has a soft side… and female leader is assumed to be one-dimensional.
I know a lot is going to be on our shoulders, especially the way we’re starting games out. We have to start faster; I have to be sharper from the start, and I will be. And I’m confident that if we can get this thing started out a little better each week that we can get on that roll and be tough to stop.
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.
Italy is a tough country to be a comedian in – I can’t invent stuff like this. Nearly eighty crooks in Parliament – that’s about one crook in twelve. It’s worse than Scampia, the most dangerous Naples slum, which is infested by the Camorra, the Neapolitan mafia. There, the criminals are only one in fifteen!
Tobey Maguire and I had a tough relationship – it was a tough working relationship. We butted heads, and ultimately, I lost the Los Angeles game because of differences with him. But then I moved to New York and built a bigger game, five times bigger, making more money, and that was pretty exciting.
I don’t believe in revenge. When people are bullies it’s because of a deeper-rooted issue – either their family life is tough or they’re being bullied by someone bigger than they are.
My background has made me the person I am today. It’s made me a mentally and physically tough guy.
You can make tough decisions that I believe voters for years have asked us to do.
Tough love – I’m kind of weary of that. I don’t think it’s so effective.
I have to be tough in my work environment and tough in the world.
Songwriting was very tough for me… I would go in and sit and hope for inspiration to come, and it was rarely forthcoming.
Eight years ago, you may remember Hillary and I were rivals for the Democratic nomination. We battled for a year and a half. Let me tell you, it was tough, because Hillary was tough. I was worn out. She was doing everything I was doing, but just like Ginger Rogers, it was backwards in heels.
Playing three games in seven or eight days is very tough.
Every entrepreneur has to deal with hardship, but if we’re tough enough and thoughtful enough, we can find a way to make hard things make us better.
We grew up in the Rose Park section of Salt Lake City. It’s a good neighborhood but a tough one, on the poor side but proud. Sports are big. You learn to fight.
When we get in late and the only thing open is fast food, it can be tough to maintain a healthy diet.
A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well.
I am emotional, honest, and sensitive and a great human being because of my dad. Tough and independent woman because of my mom.
I’m from the streets of New York. I know what tough talk sounds like.
You think publishing is tough but the music world is ten times tougher.
Lonnie Smith will be a tough and hard fight for me.
Laying the groundwork for smaller, smarter government, especially at the federal level, is going to be tough. But it is essential for getting us back on the path to long-term prosperity.
Knowledge goes hand-in-hand with truth – something I learned with a bit of tough love from my Jesuit education first at Regis High School in New York City and then at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass.
Some said he shouldn’t save Detroit. But President Obama made the tough and right call to save more than a million American jobs in an important, iconic industry.
It’s tough advocating for trans visibility and not being pigeonholed as just a trans actress.
You win by working hard, making tough decisions and building coalitions.
I’m not a tough guy, but I’ll throw down just like the rest of them if I have to.
I was always criticized through my whole career because I wasn’t doing the whole smiling thing on stage. But I didn’t feel like doing that, I felt like I was there for competition and it was tough and I wasn’t there to smile.
I love kids, but they are a tough audience.
I remember when we were in Egypt as refugees. It was tough, but there was always hope – hope that there’s light at the end of the tunnel.
As tough as I’ve been on anybody, as hard as I’ve ever been on anybody, I have been harder on myself. By far.
This is a tough game. There are times when you’ve got to play hurt, when you’ve got to block out the pain.
The Championship‘s a tough division, a strong league. Playing in this league, I’m improving and still think I can get to a higher level, definitely, and play more consistent.
People say I’m tough and too blunt. I’m a product of my organization. MSF is a blunt, tough, no-nonsense organization.
The main difference to me with Lyft is the sense of community and social experience. The pink mustache, fist bump and strict screening have fostered a strong sense of community with many stories of new friends, discovered jobs, and even some Lyft hugs after a tough break up.
As our leaders in Washington confront tough decisions about our budget priorities, I urge them to continue federal funding for public broadcasting.
I was six when my parents divorced, and that was tough for me.
I’ve always been interested in art and making things, but I chose not to go to art school because I thought I needed to do something else. Art was a tough way to make a living.
I’m trying to cut down a little on eating, on sodium, keep my blood pressure down, which is tough. Because I love food! I do, but it’s unfair how everything that’s bad for you tastes so good, and all the good stuff, veggies and green things, doesn’t match up.
It is very tough to make a short film. It’s like writing a short story, which is tougher than writing a novel. You can’t afford to faff around; you can’t indulge. You have to get to the point.
For me, it’s always been a financial kind of scenario. I was actually the first one who signed the ‘exclusive to Ring of Honor‘ contract. I was the first guy who ever signed one of those contracts. That was tough for me because I had no one to talk to. I had no examples to go on. I was the guinea pig.
The strawweight division may be the lightest division in the UFC, but we are very tough fighters.
I get to wake up every day and create music. And even when it’s a tough moment as far as career ups and downs, it’s always something you’re passionate about, and it’s a beautiful way to spend your life.
I find acting tough, but sitting around chatting – that’s easy.
Some said he couldn’t take on the insurance companies that were ripping us off. But President Obama made the tough and right call to save lives, save Medicare and ensure no one goes broke just because they get sick.
It’s tough campaigning, kissing hands and shaking babies.
All of the muscles were gone, so that was a real tough time of rebuilding all of that. But you have a deadline, you have an obligation. You’ve said that you will commit to this part, and I just can’t live with myself for not really giving it as much as I can.
Tough times don’t last, tough people do, remember?
Adjusting to life without cricket hasn’t been very tough.
As a legislator, I was elected to make the tough decisions and produce solutions to the problems facing our country.
I’m really tough. It’s a state of mind.
If you think you have it tough, read history books.
Success is a very tough mistress. For years, while you’re struggling, she wants nothing to do with you. Then one day, you find yourself in the room with her, and even though the key is on the inside, you can’t leave.
It’s a very tough time for the playwright. Broadway has become almost a musical comedy theme park with all these long-running shows.
Building fast-growing, globally competitive companies is tough.
I’m good when I’ve got a bit of an edge, like the Clint Eastwood type of archetypal character. The tough guy that doesn’t say a lot.
The American consumer, even today, the weight of the American consumer in the global economy is China plus India doubled. So, it’s tough to replace that.
The Houston Astrodome was kind of a tough field.
First-round matches are always tough.
One of the biggest problems out there that I hear from my friends in the business community is that there’s no lending, that it’s tough to get a loan today.
Deep inside, I was hoping I’d win: The competition was tough, but I learned from other’s mistakes.
I just finished a novel, and I’m back kind of noodling on the screenplays. Screenplays are tough. I am making music, I’m just not sure what kind of music it is or where it’s going.
Even today, my father watches my films only in the theatre with the general public. And he’s very tough. His first call will be to the director and the camera man, and only then will he send me a message.
It hasn’t been hard getting nominated, but winning it is another thing. The competition is tough.
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.
Tough guys don’t dance. You had better believe it.
As an adolescent, Spider-Man was what got me through tough times in terms of being a skinny kid.
It’s tough being me.
I came out of the old Second City in Chicago. Chicago actors are more hard-nosed. They’re tough on themselves and their fellow actors. They’re self-demanding.
A healthy friendship is one where you share your true feelings without fearing the end of the relationship. It’s also one where you sometimes have to let things that bug you slide. The tough moments will make you wiser about yourself and each other. They will also make you stronger and closer as friends.
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.
The best way to promote and protect opportunity is through collaboration, consensus-building, and pragmatic problem-solving. Throughout nearly 30 years in public service, I have approached tough challenges by making room for as many people as possible around the table in search of common ground.
I just was in the second round. That’s painful, because always is tough to lose, but well, that’s sport. You win, you lose.
You have to have passion for what you do, or else it’s difficult when the going gets tough.
And it’s tough traveling. You know, the hotels and the airports and all that. That part, eating and getting around to the hotel room and then going on.
One of the things I learned at the Naval Academy and the Marine Corps is we have to make tough decisions.
I am tough. Sometimes I’m unreasonable. I have to catch myself every once in a while.
Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings… and lawyers.
At the beginning of the season, you’re still getting your fitness levels up, and those first few games are quite tough.
Of all the tough decisions in life, choosing between the job you need and the family you love should not be one of them.
Once you’ve been through tough times, you can only become stronger.
I watch way too many VH1 reality shows like ‘I Love Money’ and ‘Tough Love.’
Growing up, I wish I hadn’t tried so hard to fit in. I’d tell myself to just embrace what you were born with because it’s beautiful and you were made like that for a reason. It’s tough being a girl. I think we need all of the support we can get.
Losing is tough.
You have to make sure you lead from the front and put a brave face on it during the tough times to bring people with you and get out of it.
You just try to play tough and focus point for point. Sounds so boring, but it’s the right thing to do out there.
We knew Stiverne was tough. You’ve got to give it to him. He’s got a tough chin.
Looting and site destruction are global problems. We have a tough road ahead, and one key will be developing more collaborations and using new technologies like satellite imagery.
I realise that sometimes you have to make tough decisions and football doesn’t wait for people.
I think we need one recognized, respected public figure to make a tough, blunt statement on just what Reagan’s record is and what he might do to the country, let alone the Republican Party before Christmas.
If you give all your effort and all the fight and all the heart you got, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to win, and that’s what’s tough about sports.
I saw my parents come over. They were immigrants, they had no money. My dad wore the same pair of shoes, I had some ugly clothes growing up, and I never had any privileges. In some ways, I think the person that I am now, I think it’s good that I had that kind of tough upbringing.
Governing is about making tough decisions, but it’s also about figuring out a better way to do things.
I feel really good right now. It will really be a tough decision. It’s so hard to give up what you love doing. Hanging up the boots will not be an easy thing to do.
I attend to my fitness. I go the gym every day and try to maintain my physical fitness; without that, it is tough to take challenges on the chess board.