20 Tough Love Quotes On Success In Life

These tough love quotes will inspire you. Tough love, love, or affectionate concern is expressed in a stern or unsentimental manner (as through discipline) especially to promote responsible behavior or promotion of a person’s welfare, especially that of an addict, child, or criminal, by enforcing certain constraints on them or requiring them to take responsibility for their actions.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging tough love quotes, tough love sayings, and tough love proverbs.

Best Tough Love Quotes

  1. “The greatest gift a parent can give a child is unconditional love. As a child wanders and strays, finding his bearings, he needs a sense of absolute love from a parent. There’s nothing wrong with tough love, as long as the love is unconditional.” ~ George W. Bush , Tough love quotes from parents
  2. “When we first sort of break-in or bust into the house, if you will, there’s some tough love.” ~ Thom Filicia
  3. “What’s the difference between tough love and acting like a jerk?” ~ Ricki Lake
  4. “If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.” ~ C. S. Lewis

  5. “It’s good to learn early that every show is a family – -complete with dysfunctional relationships, tough love, and plenty of occasion for forgiveness.” ~ Kristin Chenoweth
  6. “Words ride on the energy of tone, its warmth or coldness; think of tone as the music of how words are expressed. You want this music to be soulful, whether you’re giving sweet talk or tough love.” ~ Judith Orloff
  7. “Over the years I’ve grown more comfortable with making people uncomfortable because that is when growth can happen. You need a little conflict. You need a little tension. And that is part of my calling. A little tough love goes a long way!” ~ Mark Batterson
  8. “I am tough, and sometimes I tell it like it is. Tough love can work wonders.” ~ Bikram Choudhury

  9. “If you listen long enough you can hear my skin grow tough love is painful to the touch must be made of stronger stuff.” ~ Tom Petty
  10. “My co-founder and great friend Glynnis MacNicol is only a chat box away and gives me the support (and tough love!) needed to remember who I am and what I’m worth. You can’t be your own cheerleader all of the time. Be there to support your friends and let them support you.” ~ Rachel Sklar
  11. “Your job as a parent is to listen. And to dole out as much love as you can. That includes tough love.” ~ Christie Brinkley
  12. “Private charity can apply ‘tough love’ but government charity can’t.” ~ James Cook

  13. “There aren’t really many compliments flying around with me and my friends. It’s a lot of tough love. But you know, that love is there and if you need to have a serious conversation you just gotta wait for the right time to do it.” ~ Mark Wahlberg
  14. “The death of American liberalism as a significant moral force can be traced to the point in when President Bill Clinton signed legislation that effectively ended the main federal anti-poverty program and turned the fate of welfare recipients, 70 percent of whom were children, over to the tender mercies of the states. With a stroke of the pen, Clinton eliminated what remained of New Deal-era compassion for the poor and codified into law the “tough love” callousness that his Republican allies in the Congress, led by Newt Gingrich, had long embraced.” ~ Robert Scheer
  15. “It takes tough love to order kids to step away from the iPhone or iPad during dinner or to take the devices away if they’re interrupting and interfering with everyone else’s pleasure at a movie, concert or other public event.” ~ Regina Brett
  16. “I’m a disciplinarian. I’m the tough love pet owner. I believe in very well-behaved animals.” ~ Jamie Lee Curtis

  17. “I had just finished a run of shows in the States and went to NY to work with BenZel for a couple weeks, mainly as a different focus to touring. I didn’t have any expectations or pressures with what would come out of those two weeks, and think ‘Tough Love’ sums this up. It was me experimenting with my voice and having fun with it. It just felt right and kind of dictated the route of the next album, much like ‘Devotion’ did on my first album” ~ Jessie Ware
  18. “Tough love is just the right phrase: love for the rich and privileged, tough for everyone else.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  19. “Maybe everyone else thinks your aversion to food is cute- but not me. I’ve watched you watch Jill. Here’s some tough love: you will never, ever have her body. Ever. It’s impossible. She’s Moroi. You’re human. That’s biology. You have a great one, one that most humans would kill for-and you’d look even better if you put on a little weight. Five pounds would be a good start. Hide the ribs. Get a bigger bra size” ~ Richelle Mead
  20. “This tough-love, winner-take-all narrative dominating policymaking is far too limited a way to think about how a complex, modern, diverse economy like ours expands and thrives. The strongest periods of economic growth in the 20th century were also times when incomes rose across the board.” ~ John Podesta

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