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1. "A Democrat has to show the toughness to govern. People don't doubt that Republicans will be tough."
Author: Al From
2. "Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles."
Author: Alex Karras
3. "She had the swagger of a girl. She blushed like a boy. She had a girl's toughness. She has a boy's gentleness. She was as meaty as a girl. She was as graceful as a boy. She was as brave and handsome and rough as a girl. She was as pretty and delicate and dainty as a boy. She turned boys' heads like a girl. She turned girls' heads like a boy. She made love like a boy. She made love like a girl. She was so boyish it was girlish, so girlish it was boyish, she made me want to rove the world writing our names on every tree. I had simply never found someone so right. Sometimes this shocked me so much that I was unable to speak."
Author: Ali Smith
4. "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."
Author: Anais Nin
5. "What can I do now? What am I to become? How can I live in this world I'm condemned to but can't endure? They couldn't stand it either, so they made a world of their own. Well, they have each other's company, and they are heroes, whereas I'm quite alone, and have none of the qualities essential to heroism - the spirit, the toughness, the dedication. I'm back where I was as a child, solitary, helpless, unwanted, frightened."
Author: Anna Kavan
6. "Being physically tough is measured by how many fights you win, but mental toughness is measured by how you react when all the chips are stacked against you, how fast you get back on track when life kicks you in the nuts. Any fool can win a fight, but it takes a person with true grit to never give up when all seems lost."
Author: Benjamin Bayani
7. "Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That's what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice."
Author: Bethany Hamilton
8. "Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory."
Author: Bill Russell
9. "Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one."
Author: Bobby Knight
10. "I suppose there is a lot of toughness in me."
Author: Boy George
11. "That even though you look like a warrior and act like a warrior, underneath all that toughness is really a big mushy marshmallow."
Author: Cambria Hebert
12. "I told him that it was very fine for well-fed, over-paid actors flaunting toughness at these deprived people, who are gentle and nice and, if ever tough, only so because of environment. I asked him how tough he would be if he were living the life that some of these unfortunate families must live. How easy for him, with five meals a day beneath that thrust-out chest with his muscles trained and perfect, trying to start something with these people. Of course they were not tough, but when it comes to four years of War, when it comes to losing an arm or a leg, then they are tough. But they are not going around looking for fights unless there is a reason."
Author: Charles Chaplin
13. "He had a toughness about him, and his five grand Savile Row suit did little to hide the fact that he worked out regularly. He looked like someone who could've gone either way, the mob or something legitimate, and somehow ended up in the middle as a lawyer."
Author: Dave Zeltserman
14. "On my best days, I fancy myself a combination of Dad's persistence/patience and Mom's toughness/skepticism."
Author: David Einhorn
15. "Toughness doesn't have to come in a pinstripe suit."
Author: Dianne Feinstein
16. "Forgiveness takes intelligence, discipline, imagination, and persistence, as well as a special psychological strength, something athletes call mental toughness and warriors call courage."
Author: Edward M. Hallowell
17. "Just as mental toughness and physical energy are the primary traits of an army, they also mark God's beautiful woman."
Author: Elizabeth George
18. "My feeling about him is that the America that we have today, the freedoms we enjoy and the privileges we have, are really the reflection of Abe Lincoln's convictions, his vision, and his toughness."
Author: Gregory Peck
19. "Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening."
Author: Greta Garbo
20. "The toughness I was learning was not a martyred doggedness, a dumb heroism, but the art of accommodation. I thought: to be tough is to be fragile; to be tender is to be truly fierce."
Author: Gretel Ehrlich
21. "Both the fanatical believers and the fixed attitude people are loud in their scorn of what they call "woolly minds."… [But it] is the woolly mind that combines scepticism about everything with credulity about everything. Being woolly it has no hard edges. It is easy, pliant, yet it has its own toughness. Because it bends, it does not break. … The woolly mind realizes that we live in an unimaginable gigantic, complicated, mysterious universe. To try to stuff the vast bewildering creation into a few neat pigeon-holes is absurd. We don't know enough, and to pretend we do is mere intellectual conceit. … The best we can do is keep looking out for clues, for anything that will light us a step or two in the dark."
Author: J.B. Priestley
22. "She kept asking herself whether, if he had looked cleaner, she might have been more concerned; whether, on some subliminal level, she had confused his obvious signs of neglect with street-smartness, toughness and resilience."
Author: J.K. Rowling
23. "In the end I didn't get a top car any more. I had no toughness left. That was the reality."
Author: Jacky Ickx
24. "Ruthlessness, charm, focus, mental toughness, fearlessness, mindfulness (living in the moment), and action. Who wouldn't, at certain points in their lives, benefit from kicking one or two of them up a notch? What was important was being able to turn them back down."
Author: Kevin Dutton
25. "I've lived in London, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, New York, and Turin. But New York is my favorite city. It has so much energy, so much toughness."
Author: Lapo Elkann
26. "Despite our very recent appearance on the planet, humanity combines arrogance with increasing material demands, even as we become more numerous. Our toughness is a delusion. Have we the intelligence and discipline to vigilantly guard against our tendency to grow without limit?"
Author: Lynn Margulis
27. "Just because we want our favorite team to win does not mean there's any lack of toughness when a player chooses family first."
Author: LZ Granderson
28. "I'm not a fighter, but I would love to be a boxer because I love the courage and toughness. I mean, there can be nothing more terrifying than walking into an arena and looking at Mike Tyson in the ring."
Author: Mark McGrath
29. "I realized that I'm a soft person. I think I'm sensitive. I wanted very much to be tough and I think movie stars have a certain kind of resilience and toughness to them, but I'm quite a sensitive young lady in some respects."
Author: Rachael Taylor
30. "You survived by seizing every tiny drop of love you could find anywhere, and milking it, relishing it, for all it was worth. And as you grew up, you sought love, anywhere you could find it, whether it was a teacher or a coach or a friend or a friend's parents. You sought those tiny droplets of love, basking in them when you found them. They sustained you. For all these years, you've lived under the illusion that somehow, you made it because you were tough enough to overpower the abuse, the hatred, the hard knocks of life. But really you made it because love is so powerful that tiny little doses of it are enough to overcome the pain of the worst things life can dish out. Toughness was a faulty coping mechanism you devised to get by. But, in reality, it has been your ability to never give up, to keep seeking love, and your resourcefulness to make that love last long enough to sustain you. That is what has gotten you by."
Author: Rachel Reiland
31. "I don't teach writing. I teach patience. Toughness. Stubbornness. The willingness to fail. I teach the life. The odd thing is most of the things that stop an inexperienced writer are so far from the truth as to be nearly beside the point. When you feel glosbal doubt about your talent, that is your talent. People who have no talent don't have any doubt."
Author: Richard Bausch
32. "You have to stick out the toughness of the business and form relationships with the people in it."
Author: Rocco DiSpirito
33. "My father believed in toughness, honesty, politeness and being on time. All very important lessons."
Author: Roger Moore
34. "Tennis is all about mental toughness, and you have to keep your head in the game. I make time to relax away from competition pressures, travel and intense training schedules to make sure I'm looking after myself. Taking time out with family and friends helps to maintain the work-life balance everyone needs."
Author: Samantha Stosur
35. "I believe this with all my heart: The greatest coach of all time in my eyes is my mom. She's instilled in me a toughness and a perseverance and just a never-quit mentality, and I thank her every day for providing me, for what she sacrificed her life for."
Author: Scott Brooks
36. "Great leaders don't need to act tough. Their confidence and humility serve to underscore their toughness."
Author: Simon Sinek
37. "Toughness found fertile soil in the hearts of Palestinians, and the grains of resistance embedded themselves in their skin. Endurance evolved as a hallmark of refugee society. But the price they paid was the subduing of tender vulnerability. They learned to celebrate martyrdom. Only martyrdom offered freedom. Only in death were they at last invulnerable to Israel. Martyrdom became the ultimate defiance of Israeli occupation."
Author: Susan Abulhawa
38. "To me, football is so much about mental toughness, it's digging deep, it's doing whatever you need to do to help a team win and that comes in a lot of shapes and forms."
Author: Tom Brady
39. "I am a sweet old softy, but it took toughness to get through what I went through."
Author: Tony Parsons
40. "Lust of ease and comfort absolutely destroys mental toughness and begins to slowly erode ones character."
Author: William James Moore
41. "I speak often of character and mental toughness because I know the ignorant will have their day when the average are weak."
Author: William James Moore
42. "Put character and mental toughness before execution and you will get consistent execution."
Author: William James Moore

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