The best way out is always through.
We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.
Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
Competitive toughness is an acquired skill and not an inherited gift.
A man can be beaten in two ways, if he gives up or he dies.
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.
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
The Spartans say that any army may win while it still has legs under it; the real test comes when all strength is fled and the men must produce victory on will alone.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.
Life can be real tough... you can either learn from your problems, or keep repeating them over and over.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.
What makes you really come together under pressure is determination and focus and toughness.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in. It's a state of mind-you could call it character in action.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
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 run to see who has the most guts.
The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.
The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
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