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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.
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.
Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening.
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.
Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.
Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.
Great leaders don't need to act tough. Their confidence and humility serve to underscore their toughness.
You have to stick out the toughness of the business and form relationships with the people in it.
My father believed in toughness, honesty, politeness and being on time. All very important lessons.
I am a sweet old softy, but it took toughness to get through what I went through.
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.
I find industrial cities exciting. I like their toughness.
President Reagan, of course, did more than any other person to entrench the Republican reputation for toughness on national security.
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.
I suppose there is a lot of toughness in me.
Just because we want our favorite team to win does not mean there's any lack of toughness when a player chooses family first.
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.
My brother was a huge Charles Barkley fan - my brother went to Miami. He played power forward, and he always used to tell me stories about Barkley and college. And I watched Barkley growing up. I loved what he brought to the game. His toughness and just his attitude, being as strong he was.
Toughness doesn't have to come in a pinstripe suit.
My aim is to play Test matches. For me, there is a different feel of Test cricket as it tests your character. You come to know about your mental toughness, and most importantly, there is another level of satisfaction as a player.
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.
In the end I didn't get a top car any more. I had no toughness left. That was the reality.
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?
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.
My biggest problem will be lack of match toughness but I am a positive, optimistic person.
When you think about your heritage, you think about toughness and hard work.
In terms of instilling the values of mental toughness and work ethic, discipline is the gift that keeps on giving.
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