Tough Quotes

Tough times never last, but tough people do.

Robert H. Schuller

You can make all the excuses you want, but if you're not mentally tough and you're not prepared to play every night, you're not going to win.

Larry Joe Bird

If we were really tough on crime, we'd try to save our children from the desperation and deprivation that leave them primed for a life of crime.

Carrie P. Meek

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

Stuart Briscoe

I think that public service is tough on a family - no ifs, ands, buts about it. I have my own personal wishes, but they're not always front and center.

Maria Shriver

If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.

Bill Gates

Everyone experiences tough times, it is a measure of your determination and dedication how you deal with them and how you can come through them.

Lakshmi Mittal

We have a vision for space exploration, and embedded in that are a lot of technical challenges that are pretty tough. We needed a mechanism to reach out to sources of innovation wherever they might lie.

Brant Sponberg

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

Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us.

Oprah Winfrey

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

Joseph P. Kennedy

It has to be tough because it changes the routine, the lifestyle the players are accustomed to. Families are scattered, kids are in different schools. It's a big adjustment.

Bobby April

Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.

Martha Gellhorn

In our shock and grief one thing must remain clear, hate and prejudice are not American values. The public outrage in Laramie and all across America today echoes what we heard at the White House Conference on Hate Crimes last year -- there is something we can do about this, Congress needs to pass our tough Hate Crimes Legislation. It can do so even before it adjourns and it should do so.

Bill Clinton

Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent.

Dave Barry
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