101+ Best Tough Love Quotes, and Messages

Are you looking for tough love quotes? Here is the right place to get the best collections of tough love quotes and messages. Tough love means being firm but kind while setting boundaries and sticking to them.

You realize that tough love is also tough on the lover. ― Julian Barnes

Tough love strengthens a person’s character.

If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent. ~Bette Davis

When we first sort of break-in or bust into the house, if you will, there’s some tough love. ~ Thom Filicia

Your job as a parent is to listen. And to dole out as much love as you can. That includes tough love. ― Christie Brinkley

Tough Love Quotes

Tough love may be tough to give, but it is a necessity of life and assurance of positive growth – T.F. Hodge

It’s tough love. They know I care. ― Leo Nesmith

Don’t be upset about the results you didn’t get, from the work you didn’t do.

One cannot prevent abuse through discipline when abuse and discipline feel exactly the same. ― Joyce Rachelle

You get tougher as a result of rough love.

Sometimes giving into that tough love is exactly what you need.

Parents must get across the idea that I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior. ~Amy Vanderbilt

If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it. ~ C. S. Lewis

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 another public event. ― Regina Brett

Tough love is the hardest to give. ― Octavia Spencer

If you want to be successful in this world, you have to follow your passion, not a paycheck – Jen Welter

It can’t be done for you; it must be done by you. ― Frank Sonnenberg

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 a sweet talk or tough love.- James Cook

Giving in to that rough love is sometimes just what you need.

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. ~Frederick Douglass

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

I got a lot of support from my parents. That’s the one thing I always appreciated. They didn’t tell me I was being stupid; they told me I was being funny. ― Jim Carrey

Tough love makes you grow stronger from within.― Asad Meah

Tough love means being firm but kind while setting boundaries and sticking to them.

Once someone’s hurt you, it’s harder to relax around them, harder to think of them as safe to love… ― Skylar Blue

The love that can never be is the love that lasts the longest.

Tough love is what we need to really ask ourselves, “What am I even doing?

Encourage and support your kids because children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. ~Lady Bird Johnson

My parents loved us, but I wasn’t always sure they liked us. ― Tahereh Maf

The love that lasts the longest is the love that can never be. – S Maugh

No, I’m not a fan of punishment. I simply believe in the power of love.

I believe in tough love. But for tough love to work, love must come first. We must love tough to bring out the best in those who lead – Jon Gordon

Hope is important. It allows you to survive. But there’s a point where tough love is required if you want to change. Action is necessary. It allows you to live. ― Brittany Burgunder

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

Some people need to learn to be a parent and not a friend. Quit being scared of making your kids mad. They’ll get over it.

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

When parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves. ― Elbert Hubbard

No, I don’t believe in tough love. I just believe in love. ― David Sheff

Tough love does not mean being mean. It’s called tough love because accepting the impossibility of changing someone else’s behavior is tough to do – Unknown

We promise it’s all going to be okay there is one way to make it and if necessary you will fake it You see, it’s not a spiral pattern of tears and trial and your denial love, we won’t let you crawl And sprawl and get lost in despair. We will hold you tight, you’d feel your ribcage filled with the intense heat of our love for you ― Nesrine BENAHMED

Tough love is a requirement in a world that has gone soft.

Real love is tough love. Why? Because it’s never easy. It hurts the giver far more than the receiver. – Bobby W. Miller

When we don’t allow others to suffer the consequences of their actions we cripple them emotionally. We deprive them of the ability to learn from their mistakes. We also take away their ability to overcome their problems and change their life for the better. ~Randi G Fine

I am tough, and sometimes I tell it like it is. Tough love can work wonders. ~ Bikram Choudhury

Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult. ― Nadia Boulanger

You realize that tough love is also tough on the lover. ― Julian Barnes

Never make someone a priority who only makes you an option.

Truth—something between fact and faith—leads to God. ‘Love isn’t about rules. It’s a feeling. You know when it’s there and when it’s not, and it can be brought on by different things for different people. That, that’s true. One’s truth leads to God. Some people see it in kindness, others in tough love like you’re showing me. Someone’s truth is in what they love. ― A.D. Aliwat

You will find a way if it is vital to you. You’ll find an excuse if you don’t.

Tough love and brutal truth from strangers are far more valuable than band-aids and half-truths from invested friends, who don’t want to see you suffer any more than you have. – Shannon L. Adler

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be – enthusiasm. ~Bruce Barton

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

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

If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not you’ll find an excuse.

Some people create their own storms, then get upset when it rains.

I am real I don’t do fake. What you see is what you get. Love me or hate me the choice is yours ― Charles E Hudson

Love is a difficult, eternally hopeful thing that is difficult to kill.

Hope is important. It allows you to survive. But there’s a point where tough love is required if you want to change. Action is necessary. It allows you to live. – Brittany Burgunder

Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult. ~Nadia Boulanger

Private charity can apply ‘tough love’ but government charity can’t. ~ James Cook

It takes tremendous strength and revolution to allow your kids to suffer the consequences of their decisions. ― Smart Money

Love is a tough, ever-hopeful thing, not easily destroyed. – Kirby Wright

The hard thing is, you try to help them but still, you’re the bad one.

Stop breaking your heart. Learn to love people for who they are and not how you imagined them to be. ― Kierra C.T.

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