Hard Knocks Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 43 Quotes About Hard Knocks

#1. While you're saving your face, you're losing your ass. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#2. Comin' from the school of hard knocks,
Some perpetrate ... they drink Clorox.
Attack the black, cause I know they lack exact
The cold facts, and still they try to Xerox. - Author: Chuck D
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#3. The fear of God does not come naturally to human beings; it must be learned through Scripture, worship, and the hard knocks of experience. - Author: Max Anders
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#4. Hard-bitten had a double meaning: bitten hard by life, like her, or clamping meanly down on other people. But, as though belying his thoughts, she said, "I hope your days are good."
"If only. My eyes, you know, are like Swiss cheese, the doctor says. I see through the holes. - Author: Edward Hoagland
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#5. I'm imagining the reader, whom I conjure as an aspiring artist much like my own younger, less grizzled self, to whom I hope to impart a little starch and inspiration and prime, a little, with some hard-knocks wisdom and a few tricks of the trade. - Author: Steven Pressfield
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#6. Those whom fate has dealt hard knocks remain vulnerable for ever afterwards. - Author: Stefan Zweig
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#7. I never went to college. I went to the school of hard knocks and paid for my education by getting ripped off. It's been a great adventure, and I've outlived my adversaries. - Author: Jim "Dandy" Mangrum
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#8. Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks. - Author: D.H. Lawrence
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#9. There are no tough times, hard knocks, or challenges that aren't laden with emeralds, rubies, and diamonds for those who see them through. - Author: Mike Dooley
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#10. She'd faced some hard knocks in life - one really hard one five years ago - and had managed to cultivate a protective shell for herself. But like a Godiva truffle, she was only hard in a thin outer layer. Her insides were still as tender as ever. - Author: Becky Wade
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#11. I don't think you can live as long as I have in rock n' roll and not take a few hard knocks. - Author: Joe Cocker
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#12. Because I believe in my ... proud citizen of this country should be doing. And that is to try and put in as much as he takes out. I guess it's to the hard knocks of life that I attribute this conclusion. - Author: Stompin' Tom Connors
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#13. I've had the school of hard knocks, and I've worked my way up to be the governor of this great state of Connecticut. - Author: William O'Neill
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#14. I really appreciate an actor who has paid their dues and who has learned hard knocks and has been rewarded in the end. I don't understand young actors who get off the turnip truck and land in Hollywood and get a great job. They do not realize how fortunate they are. - Author: Enrico Colantoni
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#15. Where do we enroll in Life 101? Where are the classes dealing with the loss of a job, the death of a loved one, the failure of a relationship? Unfortunately, those lessons are mostly learned through trial by fire and the school of hard knocks. - Author: Les Brown
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#16. The Street Epistemologist is a philosopher and a fighter. She has savvy and street smarts that come from the school of hard knocks. She relentlessly helps others by tearing down falsehoods about whatever enshrined "truths" enslave us. - Author: Peter Boghossian
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#17. I struggle with confidence, every time. I'm never completely sure I can write another book. Maybe my scope is too grand, my questions too hard, surely readers won't want to follow me here. A novel is like a cathedral, it knocks you down to size when you enter into it. - Author: Barbara Kingsolver
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#18. I never expected my graduate degrees to give me all the practical how-to's that can perhaps only be learned through the school of hard knocks. - Author: David Livermore
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#19. There is no royal road to a successful life, as there is no royal road to learning. It has got to be hard knocks, morning, noon, and night, and fixity of purpose. - Author: Charles M. Schwab
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#20. There is only one road to human greatness: through the school of hard knocks. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#21. He knocks once against the side. I don't get it at first, and then I laugh.
Let's establish a code for when you want to go all creeper on me. One knock means you'd like to come in.
"Yes, Evan." I'm laughing so hard, it's starting to hurt. "You can come in. - Author: Rick Yancey
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#22. As my father would have said, I went through the college of hard knocks. - Author: Gloria Allred
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#23. No warrior scolds. Courteous words or else hard knocks are his only language. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#24. Most people, once they graduate from the School of Hard Knocks, automatically enroll in the University of Adversity. - Author: Peter McWilliams
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#25. Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves. - Author: D.H. Lawrence
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#26. Excuse me, Scopus," Beric said quietly, "I am perfectly ready to fight with this bragadocio, and challenge him to a contest; a few hard knocks will do neither of us any harm, therefore let us go into the school and have it out, It is much better so than to have perpetual quarrelling. - Author: G.A. Henty
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#27. Opportunity never arrives, it only walks by. Chance never comes, it only knocks at the door. Never think the success will jump into your palms; you must work for it! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#28. I try to remember that hard knocks leave dents. - Author: Jennifer Donnelly
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#29. When I listen to these women, it makes what I thought were my hard knocks feel like little nudges. - Author: Whoopi Goldberg
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#30. The school of hard knocks is an accelerated curriculum. - Author: Menander
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#31. Have patience when it is really worth doing so, no matter what, and notwithstanding how hard impatience knocks at your door, and you will know patience better - Author: Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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#32. Both friend and enemy reside within us. One lives by the rule of compassion, the other by the rule of hard knocks. Though potential influence of either extreme is inevitable, our actions bear witness to the one we embrace. - Author: T.F. Hodge
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#33. It takes a good many years and some pretty hard knocks to make people tolerant. - Author: Mary Roberts Rinehart
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#34. A lot is gained through experience, but experience teaches some and not others. Effectiveness and excellence, whether or not they were attained by simply having the knack or through the school of hard knocks, is really what you want to reward. - Author: Caterina Fake
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#35. Sometimes, the hard knocks of life are blessings in disguise. - Author: James Houston Turner
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#36. Statesmanship is developed in the hard knocks of general experience, private and public. - Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
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#37. am not a well-schooled woman. Instead, I have learned my lessons from experience, mistakes, and the heat of battle. If ever there was a shining alumnus from the school of hard knocks, it is I. My diploma can be found, printed in black and blue, at points of varying interest from head to toe. - Author: Chris Kreski
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#38. Courage is to take hard knocks like a man when occasion calls. - Author: Plautus
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#39. You learn more from getting your butt kicked than getting it kissed. - Author: Tom Hanks
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#40. Life gives you enough hard knocks so it's unlikely you'll stay that sure of yourself. - Author: Jeanette Winterson
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#41. Graduating from the School of Hard Knocks doesn't always get you to Fort Knox. - Author: Edward Harris
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#42. I don't believe in the school of hard knocks, although I've had them. All that stuff about whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger is so not true. Do you know what makes you stronger? When people treat you and your art with dignity. - Author: Lana Del Rey
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#43. Hard knocks have a place and value, but hard thinking goes farther in less time. - Author: Henry Ford
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