Happy birthday, Sylvester Stallone! The actor turns 72 on July 6, 2018.
Apart from being a tough boxer, Sly’s most legendary movie character, Rocky Balboa, is a never-ending source of wisdom and motivational quotes.
In honor of Stallone’s birthday, here are just a few of Rocky’s most inspiring lines on believing in yourself, getting knocked down and getting back up again.
- “Our greatest glory is not in falling, but rising every time we fall.”
- “You, me or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward! That’s how winning is done!”
- “Let me tell you something you already know, the world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows, it’s a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.”
- “Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.”