Tough Life Sayings and Quotes

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

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

Tilman J. Fertitta

A Tough life with God is better than a good life without Him.     

David Asscherick

When the going gets tough, the tough take a nap.     

Tom Hodgkinson

To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.     

Gail Sheehy

Tough times never last, but tough people do.      

Robert H. Schuller

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.     

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is tough so get tougher.     


It's a tough life if you don't weaken.     

Stephen King

The soul is renewed through tough times.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

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 if you have the ability to laugh at it, you have the ability to enjoy it.      

Salma Hayek

Life is, at times, tough...And all we need to do is to prove that we are tougher than it...     

Sanhita Baruah

Life is tough, but it's tougher if you're stupid.     

John Wayne

The key to life when it gets tough is to keep moving. Just keep moving.     

Tyler Perry

When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.     

Zig Ziglar

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

Sebastian Pinera

A tough life can be defeated only by the tougher person!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

When the going gets tough, the tough reinvent.     


When the going gets tough, the tough go drinking.     

Bret Easton Ellis

A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well.      

Dan Rather

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

Kate Gosselin

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.      

Joseph P. Kennedy

Life is a matter of really tough choices.      

Joe Biden

If you're going through hell, keep going.     

Winston Churchill

Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest.     

Wilson Mizner

Life is tough, but so are you.     


When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.     

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Life is very tough. If you don't laugh, it's tough.      

Joan Rivers

Thoughts make life tough.     

Bharath Mamidoju