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. Marta
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
The messiness of experience, that may be what we mean by life. Daniel J. Boorstin
Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us. L. Thomas Holdcroft
People do not live nowadays — they get about ten percent out of life. Isadora Duncan
Life is tough but I'm tougher. Andy Rooney
Life sucks, but it's better than the alternative. Michael Flynn
Tough is the life my Dad had, his whole career cut short at the age of 40 by a stroke. Tony Blair
Farming's a tough life. So is marathoning. Lots of hard work, little time off. Each life conditioned me for the other one. Dick Beardsley
Maybe people — both able-bodied and amputees — can look at me and say, 'You know what? Life is tough, but if this guy can make it, then I can make it.' Scott Rigsby
When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. Peter Marshall
There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain. R.D. Laing
Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. Richard L. Evans