The Tough Guy

Sunday, April 9, 2017 – The Tough Guy

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

We need intelligence in this country. We need a certain toughness in this country, or we’re going to end up like a lot of the other places, and we’re not going to have a country left. ~ Donald Trump

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Nobody who takes on anything big and tough can afford to be modest. ~ Orson Welles

Great leaders don’t need to act tough. Their confidence and humility serve to underscore their toughness. ~ Simon Sinek

It’s easy to be a tough guy when no one’s going to come knocking on your door. ~ Pete Hamill

People lose teeth talking like that. If you want to hang around, you’ll be polite. ~ Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon

It’s not necessary to lay a foul tongue on me, my friend. I could get upset. Things could get out of hand. Then in self-defense, I could do something to you that you would not like, right here. ~ Robert Mitchum in Cape Fear

We have not journeyed all this way because we are made of sugar candy. ~ Winston Churchill

When you are going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston Churchill

Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle. ~ G. K. Chesterton

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

A man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker and never contribute to his country anything more than a horrible example. ~ Robert Menzies

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

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

War doesn’t have heroes, it only has the men who lost so many things in their life that they just keep going and do the most unthinkable things, just because they don’t care anymore. ~ Wouter Van Gastel

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

Israel has been a stage on which American Jews have played out their fantasies of toughness – often from Martha’s Vineyard. ~ Norman Finkelstein

Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Maxim 36: When the going gets tough, the tough call for close air support. ~ Howard Tayler

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

Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of. ~ Bethany Hamilton

I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay. ~ Madonna

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

I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. ~ Anais Nin

I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand. ~ Rodney Dangerfield

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 grandmother was a very tough woman. She buried three husbands and two of them were just napping. ~ Rita Rudner

I am past scorching; not easily can’st thou scorch a scar. ~ Herman Melville, Moby Dick

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

It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken. ~ Frank Perdue

It’s interesting how we often can’t see the ways in which we are being strong – like, you can’t be aware of what you’re doing that’s tough and brave at the time that you’re doing it because if you knew that it was brave, then you’d be scared. ~ Lena Dunham