Sunday, December 20, 2015 – Toughness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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, Cape Fear