It Ain’t About How Hard You Hit

Rocky & Robert Balboa Jr

Rocky Balboa: 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 I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. 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! Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that!

  • colbey cloutier

    my fav of all time

  • dbakes

    The best advice for EVERYONE!

  • Lincoln

    Best quote “EVER”!

  • http://www.facebook.com/yuval.bick Yuval Bick

    one of the best quotes ever. im an mma fighter and that quote helpd me a lot.

    • james

      No on gives a shit

      • http://www.facebook.com/eric.brad.56 Eric B-rad

        Guess what jAmEs being negative will lead u nowhere

      • Nick

        James why are you negative, I’m going to guess that you are horribly unsuccessful and have absolutely no life and zero education based on the fact that you spelled the word ONE wrong go be negative somewhere were someone might give half a shit bud

        • Sten

          Where* ;)

      • eric

        Then you’re no one

        • Jason Hawes

          it was negative nancy of him but also hilarious

      • Khrjstjano

        You’re wrong, only those who don’t matter do not care.

      • Jaeger19ultima

        Because life made you it’s bitch, coward!!

    • Mark

      Dont listen to these idiots James. .I know exactly how u feel..every douche and their brother claims to be an MMA fighter if I had a nickel for every moron who took a karate lesson in fourth grade and now is walking around claiming to be an MMA fighter. .puhhlleese..stfu already..

    • MASSIVE TOUGH CHRISTIAN

      JERIMIAH 29:11

      • “Stone Cold” StevE Austin

        AUSTIN 3:16 SAYS I JUST WHIPPED YOUR ASS

        • Sherry

          Wrong! Austin 3:16 says “I just wiped your ass clean!” :D

  • Mm

    Love it ! My ex husband and I love this quote!

    • monkey

      Great the you remember your ex husband

    • Trolololololol

      Questionable, I’m guessing he dumped you?

    • ajej

      perfect for two people who have ended it all…you two understand the “punch” came to both of you and not about who hit the hardest?

  • michael

    awesome quote. i love this quote. it gives me courage

  • MahS

    whenever i m down,i read this quote to gather courage

  • Rudi Matau

    Best quote to get motivated when you’re down on the ground. Keep moving forward!

  • yosae

    very good movie. hit back hit back… no pain no pain. thats what i remember rocky`s say in the movie

    • Turk

      Great motivational quote from Rocky. But, The Rock actually expanded on Vince Lombardi’s quote: “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”

      • mike

        Look I bmx and I read this and thought to my self and made this.,

        Life is never far from death take life by the balls and deal with it people consistently hate on other people if they know them or not.
        It shows you he low people are
        You my friend become strong and positive don’t let negative drown you in despair. Let positive take you and give life a BiG whack in the face
        Be original and be one of a kind

  • Guest

    Reminds me of a Martin Luther King speech. If you cant walk, crawl. But keep movin.

  • Edwin

    “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!” I look forward to the 5th fight, Manny Pacquiao! The war is not over.

  • jerin

    Really inspiring…. Great quote.

  • mohamad rawas

    keep moving forward

  • Anonymous

    I love this. This quote is life changing.

  • gg

    Love this.

  • Mclovin

    Rocky Balboa: 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 I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. 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! Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that!

  • Gone Dark

    This quote moves me in so many ways

  • Kacem

    words changed my life ..greetings from Algeria

  • Anne

    Thank you rocky, you pulled me up again :)

  • Jessica 41

    BEST MOTIVATIONAL SAYING IN HISTORY!!!!!!!!

  • Kush

    Perfect

  • K

    Best quote ever

  • steve

    I’m currently in a tattoo parlor to get the it ain’t about How hard you hit it’s about How hard you can get hit and keep moving forward part

    • averagejoe

      This quote was tattooed on my chest in November. It is wonderful..

  • Sergy

    This quote is a life saver when times are hard. Thank you Sly.

  • Dino

    An Phenomenal Inspirationa Which I just Keep On Reading This Over and Over Again!!!Who Cares What Doctors Say About Me That I’m Limited In Life I’m Unlimited In Life And I Will Go Out There And I get What I’m Worth!!!

  • chrisevans

    i listen to this before i do my maths homework

  • Samrat Dutta

    I was in sabbatical for quite a few months as I had to resign because of my vertical’s shut down and nothing was maturing.. This very quote pushed me and helped me stay alive and look for a better foot hold.. Amazing quote.. Great Motivator..

  • Arien

    Am i the only girl that is inspired by this mans words?

    • lolly

      no

  • chantel

    whenever I feel like giving up. I read this to get my motivation back up. This quote helped me a lot at rough times in life. For that now I can call my self a warrior, because I’ve been through a lot my self.
    - staying positive.

  • lolly

    best quote ever

  • lolly

    Life should listen to this.

  • Preston Humphry

    This is my inspiration, I love all the rocky movies and I love this quote! It’s is my favorite and always will because he said never give up. That’s what I’m gonna do, NEVER GIVE UP!

  • jacob

    this quote is awsome i love it

  • Luketheduke254

    “Kids now an days are spoiled. They have learn to be pointing fingers at the next guy saying well it was him or her. Well that doesn’t help you to learn from your mistakes. I think the best think you could do is fail. Cause after you failed so many times then you could be successful.” , Luke Navarro

  • me

    I want to download it :/

  • ASDFGHJKL

    Which Rocky movie was this quote in????

    • http://www.kilbot.com.au kilbot

      Rocky 6 (2006)