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Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.
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.
Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening.
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.
Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.
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.
I felt like the dark hair added like a toughness to my face also, which was really important.
In the end I didn't get a top car any more. I had no toughness left. That was the reality.
I suppose there is a lot of toughness in me.
You have to stick out the toughness of the business and form relationships with the people in it.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
Toughness doesn't have to come in a pinstripe suit.
A Democrat has to show the toughness to govern. People don't doubt that Republicans will be tough.
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.
My biggest problem will be lack of match toughness but I am a positive, optimistic person.
Every quarterback can throw a ball; every running back can run; every receiver is fast; but that mental toughness that you talk about translates into competitiveness.
I am a sweet old softy, but it took toughness to get through what I went through.
In terms of instilling the values of mental toughness and work ethic, discipline is the gift that keeps on giving.
When you think about your heritage, you think about toughness and hard work.
My father believed in toughness, honesty, politeness and being on time. All very important lessons.
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.
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.
One of the things about being raised British in Africa is that you get this double whammy of toughness. The continent in place itself made you quite tough. And then you've got this British mother whose entire being rejects 'coddling' in case it makes you too soft. So there's absolutely nothing standing between you and a fairly rough experience.
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?
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.
People think SEALs are cold-blooded, heartless, wound-up, brainwashed killers. They imagine you can just point a SEAL in a direction and say, 'Go kill.' The truth is you're talking about a bunch of kind-hearted, jovial guys. The only thing that separates them is mental toughness.
Howard E. Wasdin
The Rolling Stones have been the best of all possible worlds: they have the lack of pretension and sentimentality associated with the blues, the rawness and toughness of hard rock, and the depth which always makes you feel that they are in the midst of saying something. They have never impressed me as being kitsch.
President Reagan, of course, did more than any other person to entrench the Republican reputation for toughness on national security.
I find industrial cities exciting. I like their toughness.
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