Life Is Tough Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old life is tough quotes, life is tough sayings, and life is tough proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Life is like walking through paradise with peas in your shoes.     

Charles Edward Jerningham

Life is a matter of really tough choices.     

Joe Biden

Life is tough, but if you are stupid, it's a lot tougher.     

John Wayne

Life is tough, and it's really tough when you're stupid.     

Damon Runyon

When you think life is tough, it can get a lot tougher.     

Kate Gosselin

Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds.     


You've got to stay strong to be strong in tough times.     

Tilman J. Fertitta

In tough times, everyone has to take their share of the pain.     

Theresa May

Life is tough; and if you have the ability to laugh at it, you have the ability to enjoy it.     

Salma Hayek

You're going to go through tough times that's life. But I say, nothing happens to you, it happens for you. See the positive in negative events.     

Joel Osteen

Life is tough and you have to be tougher than life to change the world.     

Sebastian Pinera

Life is tough, and if we don't laugh, we're going to our head will explode.     

Jeff Ross

Life is tough pilgrim, it is even tougher if you're stupid.     

John Wayne

If things are going bad and life is tough, hang in there. Ride it out. Come out on top.     

Ashton Irwin

Tough times never last, but tough people do.     

Robert H. Schuller

Life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside.     

Rita Rudner

But life is tough and if you're creative, it's tougher.     

Bobby Short

Life is not meant to be hard: if it is, we make it so.     

Ivan Panin

Life is not always fair. Sometimes you get a splinter sliding down a rainbow.     

Terri Guillemets