With his lively and self-determined persona, Naruto Uzumaki, the teen ninja from the Japanese manga series, "Naruto," is nothing short of an inspiration. Here are a few quotes from him and several other wise characters from the series to brighten your day.
"Naruto" is a Japanese manga series that follows the main character with the same name as he trains to become a ninja. Throughout the anime series, Naruto and other characters develop significantly as they face a myriad of challenges.
Naruto also works hard to protect his family from any enemy who would try to harm them, making him a lovable hero. His character development sees him becoming a voice of reason in the series, which is always delightful to watch. Perhaps most significant is that Naruto is a relatable hero.
Unlike many mainstream fictional heroes who can sometimes seem a little too perfect, many of us can recognize some of Naruto's flaws in ourselves, which adds a much-needed level of relatability to the anime series. This is why the next 20 sensible quotes from the series would be a perfect read for anyone attempting to develop themselves further.
Masashi Kishimoto's quote: “There’s no advantage to hurrying through life.” | Image: AmoDays
“If you don’t like the hand that fate’s dealt you with, fight for a new one.” — Naruto
“Somebody told me I’m a failure, I’ll prove them wrong.” — Naruto
“The people from this village are different from your average village. Even if it means dying, there’s not a single one of us who would sell out a comrade.” — Hatake Kakashi
“If you don’t share someone’s pain, you can never understand them.” — Nagato
“War brings death. And wounds and pain to both sides. There’s nothing harder to accept, than the deaths of those you love. So you believe they could never die. Especially those who haven’t known war.” — Nagato
Masashi Kishimoto's quote: “A smile is the best way to get away with trouble, even if it’s a fake one.” | Image: AmoDays
“Growth occurs when one goes beyond one’s limits. Realizing that is also part of training.” — Itachi Uchiha
“If you don’t like your destiny, don’t accept it. Instead have the courage to change it the way you want it to be.” — Naruto
“Never give up without even trying. Do what you can, no matter how small the effect it may have!” — Onoki
"A dropout will beat a genius through hard work." — Rock Lee
“In this world, wherever there is light – there are also shadows. As long as the concept of winners exists, there must also be losers. The selfish desire of wanting to maintain peace causes wars and hatred is born to protect love.” — Madara Uchiha
Itachi Uchiha's quote: “The ones who aren’t able to acknowledge their own selves are bound to fail.” | Image: AmoDays
“I will never go back on my word because that too is my ninja way!” — Hinata Hyuga
“When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become as strong as they can be.” — Naruto
“Failing doesn’t give you a reason to give up, as long as you believe.” — Naruto
“A person grows up when he’s able to overcome hardships. Protection is important, but there are some things that a person must learn on his own.” — Jiraiya
“The things that are most important aren’t written in books. You have to learn them by experiencing them yourself.” — Sakura Haruno
Orochimaru's quote: “Maybe, just maybe, there is no purpose in life… but if you linger a while longer in this world, you might discover something of value in it.” | Image: AmoDays
“There’s no advantage to hurrying through life.” — Masashi Kishimoto
“When you give up, your dreams and everything else, they’re gone.” — Naruto
“The ones who aren’t able to acknowledge their own selves are bound to fail.” — Itachi Uchiha
“Maybe, just maybe, there is no purpose in life… but if you linger a while longer in this world, you might discover something of value in it.” — Orochimaru
“A smile is the best way to get away with trouble, even if it’s a fake one.” — Masashi Kishimoto
Naruto's quote: “When you give up, your dreams and everything else, they’re gone.” | Image: AmoDays
Naruto always tried to have a positive outlook on life, even when the going got tough. He believed that with determination and effort, he could attain his goals, despite the nine-tailed demon fox that was connected to him at birth.
Naruto was a hero that was never short of a smile and the willingness to sacrifice himself to save those whom he loved. These are definitely some qualities we can all adopt in our own lives.
If these quotes were inspiring, you'll enjoy this compilation of quotes from the wise Uncle Iroh of "Avatar: The Last Airbender."