43+ Best Tough Life Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Tough is strong; not easily broken or made weaker or defeated. Profoundly inspirational tough life quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Tough Life Quotes

Baseball life is a tough life on the family. — Nolan Ryan

I had spent some time in the outback, but to meet Aboriginals and work with them was wonderful. It gave me a great appreciation of how tough life is and about the indomitable spirit that the Aboriginal people have always possessed. — Hugh Jackman

I will never not know where I came from. I can be in the biggest house, the best apartment, winning Tonys and Grammys and whatever, and I will always remember waiting in line for government cheese and bread and having food stamps. I had a tough life, and I will never not know the way I was raised and the place where I was raised. — Steve Kazee

Unless it’s something very clever like ‘Memento,’ most independent films have a very tough life out there. — Allison Anders

If you’re going through hell, keep going. — Winston Churchill

It’s a tough life being a pop star. You know, at the end of the day when you’ve paid all the bills and put the kids through college and that, you know, there’s only enough left for a small island off the South Pacific. — Larry Mullen, Jr.

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. — Maya Angelou

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. — Sam Shepard

The road’s a tough life, but I said ‘yes,’ because as a kid growing up in Ohio, I never had a chance to see a Tony-winning actress in a role she won the Tony for. — Alice Ripley

I always admired Frank Sinatra. He had ups and downs, but he didn’t give up his style. He had what might have been a tough life or character. — Ralph Lauren

When I was growing up in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, I sold doughnuts, popcorn and Kool Aid every day after school so that my family had some money and I could pay my school fees. It was a tough life. — George Weah

My career has been very good to me, but really, the odds are really slim. It’s a tough life, and you deal with a lot of rejection and unemployment, and if you’re lucky to have a career, it’s not easy. So you just want to protect your kids from the pain of rejection. — Morena Baccarin

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. — Wayne Gretzky

You don’t have to know anything about baseball to respond to Babe Ruth because he’s just this magnificent human being. And a really good story because he was this kid who grew up essentially as an orphan, you know, had a tough life, and then he became the most successful baseball player ever. But he was also a really good guy. — Bill Bryson

I have had a tough life, but I am proud that I fought my battle. — Sangram Singh

When the going gets tough, the tough eat ribs. — Nora Roberts

Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. — Satchel Paige

And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. — J. K. Rowling

I get it now; I didn’t get it then. That life is about losing and about doing it as gracefully as possible… and enjoying everything in between. — Mia Farrow

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

Trying to do Christianity properly is tough. Life as a priest is rigorous and disciplined. It involves sacrifices. — Richard Coles

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. — Khabib Nurmagomedov

I wasn’t born with a golden spoon in my mouth. It was a really tough life. — Yohan Blake

I wouldn’t say that I’ve had a tough life by any stretch of the imagination. — Duncan Sheik

I have a great need for affection from an audience. I don’t know whether this is because I had such a tough life when I was a child. — Eartha Kitt

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. — Thomas A. Edison

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. — Satchel Paige

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity. — Seneca the Younger

If you can’t change it.. change the way you think about it — Mary Engelbreit

The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people. — Randy Pausch

One of my best friends since I was eleven years old is a gay man, and I knew his struggle. It was a tough life, you not accepting yourself. — Trevante Rhodes

Just growing up and going through life and how tough life was for me and my family, I’m always going to stay humble. — Giannis Antetokounmpo

Tough times never last, but tough people do. — Robert H. Schuller

Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. — Steve Jobs

To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist. — Gail Sheehy

Football players have to grow up very fast. It’s a tough life sometimes. — Ryan Babel

When the going gets tough, the tough get a librarian. — Joan Bauer

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. — Thomas A. Edison

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible — Christopher Reeve

You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. — Steve Jobs

People don’t really believe that their computer or sneakers are made by small hands, a child’s hands, or a person who is living such a miserable life. They somehow think that, no, that person has a tough life, but it’s an OK life. — Zal Batmanglij

In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. — Lee Iacocca

I knew what I was getting into when I chose golf. Hell, I knew I’d never get rich and famous. All the discrimination, the not being able to play where I deserved and wanted to play – in the end, I didn’t give a damn. I was made for a tough life because I’m a tough man. And in the end, I won: I got a lot of black people playing golf. — Charlie Sifford