35 Most Inspirational Rocky Balboa Quotes & Speeches

I would have to say, “Don’t give up, don’t look back, and never, ever Quit!”.

The inspirational boxing movie by Sylvester Stallone.

The whole movie is about beating up the bad guys. After you beat the bad guy up you’re still a champion, it doesn’t matter what they call you.

He gets knocked down many times, and keeps getting back up, without ever backing down.

In a recent interview with the “CBS Sunday Morning” program, Mr. Balboa, the retired film star, was asked about the difficulties that an African American actor had to overcome to win the role of the “Rocky” character.

When you were a kid, you learned a lot. You learned how to walk, talk, read, write, and do all that stuff. But you also needed to know a lot of stuff about the world around you. Stuff like how to build a house, how to make a fire, how to protect yourself from bullies, and how to defend yourself.

Microsoft may be famous for producing great gaming products, but it’s a business after all and has to make money, so they started to pay attention to real life and started to promote the “Make someone smile” campaign.

It’s not about being the best; it’s about being willing to fight for what you want.

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Rocky Balboa quotes are funny and all, but maybe you’ll want a little more motivation to kick ass on the box office. Take a look at these Rocky quotes for inspiration.

35 Rocky Balboa Quotes

If you don’t think you can do it, you’re not going to do it, but if you believe you can do it, you will do it.

The main character in the film, Rocky Balboa, teaches the concept of not believing in yourself and how it’s hard to have a life when you don’t believe in yourself.

The human body is a strong instrument that everyone can work out. You can work hard every day to make the body stronger and more fit, and you can eat healthy to keep the body healthy, and you can get out of bed every morning and work out. You can make a change.

It’s possible to become a better person, so everyone should try to change.

The world isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, and if you fall you really get beaten down and nothing can stop you. But with perseverance and determination, you can persevere and get through a lot of trials and tribulations. You can take a beating and just keep going. You can get hit hard and just keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.

There are lots of reasons to be angry at the people around you. They might be a parent, a sibling, a close friend, or even a sibling of a close friend.
But you don’t need to lash out or even think negatively about them.
Instead, take a positive approach.
You can turn the person or situation that is giving you problems into an opportunity.
You can use this opportunity to become a better person.

No, it’s not easy for everyone to win. One must have the heart to fight and the will to win. But in order to win, one must want it badly enough to be willing to die. And my opponent has more pride than heart. He will not be able to stand in front of me and fight me because he’s not ready to die. He’s not ready to die.

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I will never let myself go on living in the past. I will always remember the moments of my past. I will love and respect my past. I will work hard to keep my past in mind. I will not be lazy and let the past come back and take over me. If there is any past that I wish to let go of, it will be the one where I do not do anything for myself.

The mind is the best muscle and it is easier to change that than it is to change your environment. Your environment can’t make you change your mind. You can’t give up the habits that you learned in life.

In this sentence, the main verb is “you” and the copula is “be”. That’s okay – this is a common mistake that people make while learning English. Another common mistake people make while learning English, is to think that the word that goes with the copula “be” is the subject. In this sentence, it’s the object.

If you are going to have a good relationship with someone, you’re going to have to do things for them. If you are going to have a good relationship with someone, you are going to have to be willing to die for them.

I have been doing this work for over 10 years and I do admit there have been times when I have thought about doing this. But in the end I have always decided against it. The reason for this has to do with my commitment to serve God and this involves my personal relationship with Jesus. I also believe that if God calls my life to do something, then I would be foolish to put it off. One of the things that has kept me from this is that I do not have the time to fulfill this dream. For the time being I am looking for a change in my life that will allow me to have more time so that I can invest in this dream.

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Time takes everybody out. Time is undefeated. You can either be defeated by time, or you can defeat time.

When I really need to work hard, my heart is beating faster, my palms are sweating, my mind is racing. I’m in my zone.

When I fail to put in the work, my heart is beating slower, my palms not sweating, my mind is slower. I’m not in my zone.

This is a very nice and uplifting statement about self-improvement and staying positive.

Thinking about the other person’s point of view often doesn’t work unless you know what they’re thinking.

In life, some people meet challenges, become the underdog, and even seem to defy logic. But, they still end up with a dream of achieving remarkable things in their lives.

While I have no doubt that he’ll achieve his goals, I can’t say exactly what his journey will end up being like. I do know that he will face a world of adversity and that his perseverance and strength will be tested.

If you keep pushing forward, if you keep moving forward, even when the punches are raining down on you, if you don’t keep moving forward, you will never win.

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The toughest opponent you’re ever going to have to face is the one in the mirror.

Sometimes life hits us hard, and we can only do one thing – endure.

Sometimes people don’t understand the words I choose or the way I express myself and then they misinterpret my meaning. I’m not talking about me, but about others. Maybe I’m not saying something in the way that you understand it. Maybe I am saying something I don’t mean. You may not be hearing me correctly.

People do things because they want to do them.

We are our brains, our thoughts, our thoughts in the world. When we realize who we are, we realize who are are connected to everyone else. We are not separate, we are connected.

There’s a thing inside me that wants to destroy me and that thing is called human weakness.

It was easier to blame some thing and forget it instead of looking yourself in the mirror.


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I don’t know what you’re going to say now… But you’re a great fighter and you’re going to beat that puncher.

There is always something to learn. You can never know it all. There is always something in your skills to be polished.

Even though you have a long way to go, you need to keep working on yourself and be positive.

Time is the greatest equalizer. We can be on top, or we can be on the bottom. We can be in the spotlight, or we can be at the fringe. No matter where we are, Time will get to us all, eventually.

If you’re pursuing a goal that nobody else looks too happy about, you’re probably going to have to do some uncomfortable things to get there.

I’m made just the way I am because I’ve been through a lot.

Rocky Balboa’s Inspirational Speech to His Son


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