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Fitting in is unnecessary. Embrace who you are. You will go through rough times in high school, but always stay strong, and never deny yourself!
I was very pleased that the positive things about me and my game outshone the aggressive style of play I use. I would never tone that down, because I believe in that style of play, and I believe that you can play rough on the court and still be a good sport.
I would say Will came at a time in my life where he saw beauty in me that I didn't see in myself at the time. And, you know, he saw a diamond in the rough and kind of, picked me up and blew off all the dust and said, 'I'm telling you, I'm going to make you shine, girl.'
Jada Pinkett Smith
My mother's belief in spiritual healers grew stronger after our family went through a rough patch following my father's death. Sufi saint Karimullah Shah Kadri changed our lives, and all of us converted to Sufism. But it wasn't an instantaneous decision - it took us 10 years to convert. The change in religion was like washing away the past.
A. R. Rahman
Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior.
The only society I like is rough and tough, and the tougher the better. There's where you get down to bedrock and meet human people.
Robert W. Service
I know how to read people. When you grow up in a rough environment, you have to have a sixth sense.
When I'm not working, I want to be the version of the person that I was born to be. I was born with curly hair. It fits my personality, and it's totally who I am. I am rough around the edges, and I am not a polished girl.
I think Phil Collins is one of the most underrated musicians, singers, performers - he is absolutely amazing, I think, and I think he's probably got a bit of a rough ride occasionally because he became so mainstream and so popular.
These are really terribly rough times, and we really should try to be as nice to each other as possible.
I love to play women who are strong and unapologizing and kind of rough around the edges and don't care what anybody thinks about that.
Imagine someone holding forth on biology whose only knowledge of the subject is 'The Book of British Birds,' and you have a rough idea of what it feels like to read Richard Dawkins on theology.
All that is worth seeing in good boxing can best be witnessed in a contest with soft gloves. Every value is called out: quickness, force, precision, foresight, readiness, pluck, and endurance. With these, the rowdy and 'rough' are not satisfied.
John Boyle O'Reilly
Unfortunately, a lot of executives aren't like producers, and can't hear the diamond in the rough.
Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.
Mary McLeod Bethune
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
I was in the South of France. I saw a Brownie on a school trip. She was holding up a book. It said on the front 'rough guide'. I thought: 'Yeah' she's not a looker.
I come from Detroit where it's rough and I'm not a smooth talker.
We never had it as rough as the kids have it today. Look at the price of a gallon of gas or a piece of real estate or a college education.
Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines.
It was rough being dark. I got heat from my own people more than anyone else. I remember going to my mom and saying, 'Why am I so black?' And she said, 'Because I'm black. You just gotta always work harder than the average bear.'
There's pressure to come up with something genius every time. I feel like I keep letting myself down with my Twitter posts. I have to start keeping a journal of rough drafts of prophetic ideas about the world.
The cool kindliness of sheets, that soon smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss of blankets.
Heroes have a rough time because they stand up when they ought not to, they speak when they ought not to; they always have to go that extra mile.
I tell my boys not to play rough with their younger sister. I try to teach them what I know already: You're never going to win an argument with a girl, so just let her have what she wants!
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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