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You wouldn't think it, but actor/professional tough guy Sylvester Stallone has dropped some seriously sharp life lessons over the years. Here's the best of the best.

1.) "There's a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone."

2.) "I believe any success in life is made by going into an area with a blind, furious optimism."

3.) "I believe there's an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts."

4.) "Life is more than sunglasses and hit movies. Reality - that's the main event."

5.) “I learned the real meaning of love. Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. You can depend so much on certain people, you can set your watch by them. And that's love, even if it doesn't seem very exciting.” 

6.) I am not the richest, smartest or most talented person in the world, but I succeed because I keep going and going and going.

7.) "If you don't have a mountain, build one and then climb it. And after you climb it, build another one; otherwise you start to flatline in your life."

8.) "When you're scared, when you're hanging on, when life is hurting you, then you're going to see what you're really made of."

9.) "Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure."

10.) "I think that gravity sets into everything, including careers, but pendulums do swing and mountains do become valleys after a while... if you keep on walking."

11.) "Don't be gullible, use life before it uses you. Understand there are no free lunches, and for every action you take, there's a reaction."

12.) "Usually whenever you're scared of something, do it. If you're not afraid of it, don't do it."