50 Kakashi Hatake Quotes on Friendship & Leadership

If you’re on the hunt for some lessons from one of the greatest leaders in Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden, then these Kakashi Hatake quotes are something you should check out.

Kakashi Hatake is one of the most talented ninjas in the series.

He was a genius by birth, a quick learner, and a caring and loyal friend.

There are a lot of life lessons we can pick up from this collection that outlines his journey from being a kid to eventually becoming the Hokage—the leader of the village.

Continue reading to find out more.

And don’t miss out these Obito Uchiha quotes and Sasuke Uchiha quotes.

Best Kakashi Hatake Quotes

Kakashi Hatake Quote - A ninja must see beyond the unexpected.

1. “A ninja must see beyond the unexpected.”

2. “This place makes me think about the mistakes I’ve made, and I’ve had many.”

3. “Do not go back. When you live like a ninja, that’s how things end.”

4. “Naruto is always giving the best for people to recognize—for that dream would risk his life at any time. He’s probably tired of crying, he really knows what it means to be strong.”

Kakashi Hatake Quote - You're not the only one who knows how it feels to lose someone.

5. “I’ve been alive longer than you and I’ve had enough problems. You’re not the only one who knows how it feels to lose someone.”

6. “Let it go. You have to forget about revenge. Believe me, in this work, I have met several who feel the same as you.”

7. “The next generation will always surpass the previous one. It is one of the endless cycles of life.”

8. “The people of this village are unlike any other. Even if it means death, there is no one who betrays a partner.”

9. “Those who break the rules are trash but those who leave their friends are worse than the trash.”

Kakashi Hatake Quote - The hole in the heart is filled with those around you.

10. “The hole in the heart is filled with those around you.”

11. “Sorry, guys, for being late. I think I got lost in the way of life.”

12. “Abandoning duty is not brave. Beneath the brave there is nothing. Those are the words of the previous Hokage.”

13. “So, it seems that neither of us has lived a perfect life, have we? Even so, we are not so bad.”

14. “Sasuke, you are more than just your clan, you are more than just hate. Look into your heart one more time.”

Kakashi Hatake Quote - As long as you do not give up, there will always be a salvation.

15. “As long as you do not give up, there will always be a salvation.”

16. “In society, those who do not have many skills tend to complain more.”

17. “Friends do not meet with those who give up the memory of their friends and surrender only because things do not go as they want. That will not help fill the hole in your heart, and people do not help those who run without doing anything.”

18. “I will not let my comrades die. I will protect you with my life. Trust me.”

19. “You can’t open the mind to anyone if your mind is not open as well.”

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Kakashi Hatake Quotes on Morals and Values

Kakashi Hatake Quote - To know what is right and to ignore it, is to act like a coward.

20. “To know what is right and to ignore it, is to act like a coward.”

21. “I also have important things to protect like a ninja.”

22. “Look, it takes a lot to alter me, but this time my tolerance is lower than ever.”

23. “Beneath this mask is another mask.”

24. “Some people want power and anger when they do not get it. They take that fury and use it against everyone. You do not want that, you would become it.”

Kakashi Hatake Quote - Sasuke, I do not like to repeat what I say, but I'll say it again, forget about revenge.

25. “Sasuke, I do not like to repeat what I say, but I’ll say it again; forget about revenge.”

26. “Now I understand, you broke the rules for our sake. I’m proud of that.”

27. “Those who follow the path of revenge do not end well. It will tear you to pieces and even if you get your revenge, the only thing left is nothing—emptiness.”

28. “If I use my Kamui again, it will be the last of my energy and chakra, no doubt I will die! But for now, I must trust the living with this information, it’s the best thing I can do to save the village of Konoha!”

29. “No, you do not understand, that’s why I tell you. You think you understand, that is not the same as understanding it really. You understand?”

Kakashi Hatake Quotes on Self-improvement, Destiny, and Life

Kakashi Hatake Quote - The bigger the technique, the more risk it runs who executes it.

30. “The bigger the technique, the more risk it runs who executes it.”

31. “The very fact of living itself means you’re always fighting for your life.”

32. “They say the nail that stands out is the one that ends up hammering.”

33. “If I am still sane by the time I finish with your training, it will be a miracle!”

34. “Only because you face adversity and difficulties is no reason to surrender.”

Kakashi Hatake Quote - No matter what happened, you did the best you could.

35. “No matter what happened, you did the best you could.”

36. “I am Kakashi Hatake. Things I like and hate? I do not feel like telling you. My dreams for the future? I’ve never thought about that. About my hobbies, I have many hobbies.”

37. “I shouldn’t have to tell you that we never bring our personal feelings into play. I didn’t think you were capable of it.”

38. “It takes a lot to get me worked up, but this time, my boiling point’s as low as it’s ever been.”

39. “My job is to make sure these kids have as many days as they can where they can be idiots like this.”

Kakashi Hatake Quotes on Trust and Camaraderie

Kakashi Hatake Quote - It seems like you guys want to kill me. I think eventually the three of you start to like me.

40. “It seems like you guys want to kill me. I think eventually the three of you start to like me.”

41. “No matter how deep Orochimaru fell, he always loved him. Now I know how the third Hokage felt.”

42. “Emptiness is something that all help you to fill.”

43. “As long as we’re alive, we have to continue fighting.”

44. “If you persevere and insist, someone will be there to support you!”

Kakashi Hatake Quote - If the companions in whom you trust are gathered around you, hope takes physical form and becomes visible - that is what I believe in.

45. “If the companions in whom you trust are gathered around you, hope takes physical form and becomes visible—that is what I believe in.”

46. “Naruto has a mysterious power. Without saying much, he can be friends with whoever, fast.”

47. “My first impression of this group—you’re a bunch of idiots!”

48. “Those who don’t have the decency to respect the memories of their comrades are the worst.”

49. “They’re no longer your students. They’re my soldiers now!”

Kakashi Hatake Quote - You and I have been lucky enough to find new comrades to help fill the void.

50. “You and I have been lucky enough to find new comrades to help fill the void.”

Did These Kakashi Hatake Quotes Push You to Be Responsible For Your Actions?

Throughout the storyline, he’s presented mainly as the teacher of the three main protagonists of the anime—Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura. And though he relatively had a happy childhood, the life they had also meant that it would not be a happy life all throughout. He faced many challenges and defeats, but he didn’t let those bring him down. He was one of the most mentally strong characters and he was a man of responsibility. These are the main things he wanted to impart to his students, and in turn, to the viewers as well.

Did you look up to Kakashi as well when you watched the series? Who else do you want us to make a collection on? Send in your requests through the comments section below.


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