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Wake Your Inner Inner Ninja With These 34 Rock Lee Quotes

Dayna Remus
Oct 01, 2022
04:30 P.M.
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Rock Lee serves as a mirror to all of us who find ourselves grappling with our shortcomings and shows us that it is possible to overcome them. Read these 34 quotes from the admirable ninja.

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Rock Lee is a fan favorite character in the "Naruto" anime and manga. This main supporting character is an honorable and determined individual. He is set on using his strength and grit to prove that he can defeat those who are more naturally talented than him.

This aspect of his personality is heavily linked to his ninja abilities. While part of the ninja group Team Guy, Lee is limited in his abilities compared to the other members but is set on not letting this stop him from mastering the art.

Delight in the 34 quotes below to learn more about this kind-hearted and strong character.

Rock Lee's quote: "A hero is not the one who never falls. He is the one that…gets up, again and again, never losing sight of his dreams." | Image: AmoDays

Rock Lee's quote: "A hero is not the one who never falls. He is the one that…gets up, again and again, never losing sight of his dreams." | Image: AmoDays

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Inspiring Rock Lee Quotes

"Hard work beats natural talent." — Rock Lee

"I will never give up, Guy-sensei. I will be back stronger than ever." — Rock Lee

"My motto is to be stronger than yesterday; if I have to, I'll be stronger than half a day ago, even a minute ago!" — Rock Lee

"Confidence….Thrives on honesty, on honor, the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection, and unselfish performance. Without them, it cannot live." — Rock Lee

"The strongest people aren't always the people who win, but the people who don't give up when they lose." — Rock Lee

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Rock Lee’s quote: "I will never give up, Guy-sensei. I will be back stronger than ever."  | Image: AmoDays

Rock Lee’s quote: "I will never give up, Guy-sensei. I will be back stronger than ever." | Image: AmoDays

Rock Lee Quotes on Fighting and Being a Ninja

"A genius, huh? What does that mean? 'Genius?' So I was not born with a whole lot of natural talent, not gifted like Neji, but I work hard, and I never give up! That is my gift, that is my ninja way!" — Rock Lee

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"I do not try to hide or disguise my moves. I do not have to. Even if you can read them, you cannot stop them. You are too slow. Your eyes may be quick enough to stay one step ahead of me, but if [the] body cannot keep up, what good does it do you!" — Rock Lee

"Stop it! How dare you disrespect an opponent that fought you with all he had!" — Rock Lee

"I want to show I can be a splendid ninja as well, even if I don't have ninjutsu or genjutsu...I want to prove it to the whole world!" — Rock Lee

"I would like to see how my moves will do against a descendant of the genius clan." — Rock Lee

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Rock Lee's quote: "It is now…the time to carry through and protect one’s own way of ninja."  | Image: AmoDays

Rock Lee's quote: "It is now…the time to carry through and protect one’s own way of ninja." | Image: AmoDays

"You know what, here is what I believe. There are two different kinds of ninja. Those like you, who are born with a natural talent and do not have to work at it. And those like me! The ones that have to train every day of our lives!" —Rock Lee

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"Among strong people exists genius types and hardworking types. If your Sharingan is a genius type from the Uchiha blood, I am simply a hardworking type who has mastered only taijutsu." — Rock Lee

"A meeting where men are expressing their feelings of friendship through fist-fighting? Why didn't anyone tell me about this?" — Rock Lee

"It is now…the time to carry through and protect one's own way of ninja." — Rock Lee

Fan Favorite Rock Lee Quotes

"The lotus of Konoha blooms twice." — Rock Lee

Rock Lee's quote: "A dropout will beat a genius through hard work." | Image: AmoDays

Rock Lee's quote: "A dropout will beat a genius through hard work." | Image: AmoDays

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"But Guy-sensei! You told me to only do that to save a group of very important people." — Rock Lee

"If I can't do 400 push-ups, I'll hit the dummy 800 times! If I can't hit the dummy 800 times, I'll do 2000 jump ropes!" — Rock Lee

"A dropout will beat a genius through hard work." — Rock Lee

"Please don't ignore me; you don't have the time to be inattentive." — Rock Lee

"A hero is not the one who never falls. He is the one that…gets up, again and again, never losing sight of his dreams." — Rock Lee

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Rock Lee's quote: "A rock thrown at a pole will not hit, but if one does not aim at the pole, it will hit! That is the law I used!" | Image: AmoDays

Rock Lee's quote: "A rock thrown at a pole will not hit, but if one does not aim at the pole, it will hit! That is the law I used!" | Image: AmoDays

"I am the Handsome Devil of the Hidden Leaf Village! My name is Rock Lee!" — Rock Lee

"You're a buzzing, annoying fly." — Rock Lee

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"Wise words, Guy sensei! So simple but filled with such profound meaning!" — Rock Lee

"A rock thrown at a pole will not hit, but if one does not aim at the pole, it will hit! That is the law I used!" — Rock Lee

Everyday Rock Lee Quotes

Rock Lee's quote: "Sakura, please go out with me! I'll protect you with my life!" | Image: AmoDays

Rock Lee's quote: "Sakura, please go out with me! I'll protect you with my life!" | Image: AmoDays

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"Don't be staring at people." — Rock Lee

"Guy-sensei is the coolest! He practically glows with cool!" — Rock Lee

"I'm not sad! In front of a man who made an important decision, feeling sadness or pity would be an insult to him!" — Rock Lee

"Please wait. I'm sorry, but it's about time for my medicines." — Rock Lee

"There is no way that I alone can lose in a place like this." — Rock Lee

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Rock Lee’s quote: "Don't be staring at people." | Image: AmoDays

Rock Lee’s quote: "Don't be staring at people." | Image: AmoDays

"Well… I'd like to test myself to see how strong I am, but I don't deserve to take the test at my present level." — Rock Lee

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"See?! Guy-sensei is incredible!" — Rock Lee

"I am Konoha's beautiful green wild beast." — Rock Lee

"He is an enemy who is worth the risk." — Rock Lee

"Sakura, please go out with me! I'll protect you with my life!" — Rock Lee

Rock Lee’s quote: "The strongest people aren't always the people who win, but the people who don't give up when they lose."  | Image: AmoDays

Rock Lee’s quote: "The strongest people aren't always the people who win, but the people who don't give up when they lose." | Image: AmoDays

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This anime character was only introduced later on in the series but became an instant hit with viewers. The reason for the admiration of fans is likely based on Lee's refusal to allow his weaknesses to define himself and his future.

Beyond that, many individuals are most likely to see themselves in the character, identifying with their own limitations that they have struggled to overcome.

Lastly, as the anime character reaches some of what may be seen as impossible goals throughout the series, Lee serves as an inspiration and reminder that it is possible to achieve what you want.

Of course, there are many more characters in "Naruto" that fans can't get enough of. Read these 78 quotes from many of the characters.

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