A hard nut to crack (person or thing) is called being tough! Browse through the section and read the tough quotes and the famous hard quotations and sayings!

Tough Quotes

Some people are born brave and bold or tough while others have the ability to withstand difficulty and overcome it with grit and courage. Meanwhile, a tough person can also possess negative qualities such as aggression, violence and disruptive behavior and could be demanding or troubling. Sometimes problems prove to be tough because we are unable to overcome it and solve. The real challenge in life is to beat the game itself! Given here are some of the popular quotations and sayings on being tough and hard.

Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.

- Bruce Lee

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

- Donald Trump

Out of the agony and travail of economic America the Committee for Industrial Organization was born.

- John L. Lewis

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day.

- Michael Jordan

A lot of old guys in movies are like cowboys - they talk like cowboys and they dress like cowboys.

- Val Kilmer

A hot dog at the game beats roast beef at the Ritz.

- Humphrey Bogart

Thank you. I would like to say something truthful about Robert. He knows who he is and has a sense of humor about it. It's a hard business. And to have things happen that are bad and have to go through it with everybody asking you questions about it all day long is tough.

- Val Kilmer

Old men do it better. We're not so sensitive in certain areas.

- Robert Plant

If somebody hits you with an object you should beat the hell out of them.

- Charles Barkley

In this industry, there are only two ways up the ladder. Rung by rung or claw your way to the top. It's sure been tough on my nails.

- Jack Nicholson

I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it.

- Walt Disney

Men should be like Kleenex, soft, strong and disposable.

- Cher

You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.

- Al Capone

The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, 'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball bat and yelling, 'You want a piece of me?'

- Robin Williams

Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.

- John Wayne

Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty.

- Anne Rice

Understand, when you eat meat, that something did die. You have an obligation to value it - not just the sirloin but also all those wonderful tough little bits.

- Anthony Bourdain

I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.

- Alice Paul

Drinking bear is easy. Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian, that's a tough call. That's rebellion.

- Alice Cooper

The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.

- Carl Sagan

I won't say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like: What I'm going to be if I grow up.

- Lenny Bruce

My toughest fight was with my first wife.

- Muhammad Ali

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.

- Bette Midler

A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone.

- Robert Kiyosaki

The riskiest thing you can do is get greedy.

- Lance Armstrong

A Democrat has to show the toughness to govern. People don't doubt that Republicans will be tough.

- Al From

How hard it is to make your thoughts look anything but imbecile fools when you paint them with ink on paper.

- Olive Schreiner

It's tougher when you're established. Before, I'd see 13, 14, 15 pitches that I could drive in a game. Now, I see one, two or three, so I have to be better.

- Alex Rodriguez

It is impossible for one class to appreciate the wrongs of another.

- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The way of the pioneer is always rough.

- Harvey S. Firestone

This ain't no garden party, brother, this is wrestling, where only the strongest survive.

- Ric Flair

I played a lot of tough clubs in my time. Once a guy in one of those clubs wanted to bet me $10 that I was dead. I was afraid to bet.

- Henny Youngman

My character in 'Prison Break' needs to be formidable. In reality, I'm not very tough at all.

- Wentworth Miller

Trying to manage diabetes is hard because if you don't, there are consequences you'll have to deal with later in life.

- Bryan Adams

I'm not trying to stump anybody... it's the beauty of the language that I'm interested in.

- Buddy Holly

We're in a tough situation because of teenage children, and then we have a 2-year-old and a 5-year-old, so my family and my responsibilities is sort of a juggle.

- Wayne Gretzky

For me to say he's the best linebacker in the country... I haven't seen all of them, but it would be tough for me to think there's a better one.

- Joe Paterno

Apartment living is tough action. Just the whole idea that you share a washer and dryer always freaked me out.

- Joe Rogan

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.

- Billie Jean King

Sometimes I write notes that I have difficulty singing.

- Elvis Costello

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