140 Naruto Quotes on Finding Your Own Ninja Way

Learn about life and dreams from your favorite characters by reading these Naruto quotes.

Naruto is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto, later translated into an anime that earned millions of fans worldwide. Its plot revolves around Naruto Uzumaki, a young aspiring ninja, fighting to be a Hokage. Naruto has a strong storyline filled with profound lessons and complex characters that will teach you much about life.

So, make sure you don’t miss out on picking up some wise words from Naruto by reading these quotes. Sit back and relax as we take you to the action-packed world of ninjas! 

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Best Naruto Quotes

1. “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 Uzumaki

2. “Those who do not understand true pain can never understand true peace.” – Pain

3. “Never underestimate your opponent, no matter how small they may seem.” – Shino Aburame

4. “When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become as strong as they can be.” – Naruto Uzumaki

5. “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

6. “You make mistakes, but because of those mistakes, you get the strength to stand up to them. That’s why I think you are truly strong.” – Hinata Hyuga

7. “Those who forgive themselves, and are able to accept their true nature, they are the strong ones!” – Itachi Uchiha

8. “In the ninja world, those who don’t follow the rules are trash. But those who abandon their friends are even worse than trash.” – Obito Uchiha

9. “Failing doesn’t give you a reason to give up, as long as you believe.” – Naruto Uzumaki

10. “Hard work is worthless for those that don’t believe in themselves.” – Naruto Uzumaki

11. “People who continue to put their lives on the line to defend their faith become heroes and continue to exist on in legend.” – Naruto Uzumaki

12. “Every one of us must do what’s in their power! If we’re going to die anyway, then it’s better to die fighting than to do nothing!” – Sakura Haruno

13. “Growth occurs when one goes beyond one’s limits. Realizing that is also part of training.” – Itachi Uchiha

14. “When people get hurt, they learn to hate. When people hurt others, they become hated and racked with guilt. But knowing that pain allows people to be kind, pain allows people to grow and how you grow is up to you.” – Jiraiya

15. “The things that are most important aren’t written in books. You have to learn them by experiencing them yourself.” – Sakura Haruno

16. “It’s not the face that makes someone a monster. It’s the choices they make with their lives.” – Naruto Uzumaki

17. “People’s lives don’t end when they die. It ends when they lose faith.” – Itachi Uchiha

18. “Love breeds sacrifice, which in turn breeds hatred. Then you can know pain.” – Naruto Uzumaki

19. “A hero is not the one who never falls. He is the one that who gets up, again and again, never losing sight of his dreams.” – Rock Lee

20. “While you’re alive, you need a reason for your existence. Being unable to find one is the same as being dead.” – Naruto Uzumaki

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Nagato Quotes

21. “Love is sacrifice.” – Nagato Uzumaki

22. “If you don’t share someone’s pain, you can never understand them.” – Nagato Uzumaki

23. “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 Uzumaki

Madara Uchiha Quotes

24. “Power is not will. It is the phenomenon of physically making things happen.” – Madara Uchiha

25. “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

26. “Love is not necessary. Power is the only true necessity.” – Madara Uchiha

27. “Man seeks peace, yet at the same time yearning for war. Those are the two realms belonging solely to man. Thinking of peace whilst spilling blood is something that only humans could do. They’re two sides of the same coin. To protect something, another must be sacrificed.” – Madara Uchiha

28. “When a man learns to love, he must bear the risk of hatred.” – Madara Uchiha

29. “I’d be lying if I said things are going according to my plan, but beggars can’t be choosers, right?” – Madara Uchiha

30. “People cannot show each other their true feelings. Fear, suspicion, and resentment never subside.” – Madara Uchiha

31. “Wake up to reality! Nothing ever goes as planned in this world. The longer you live, the more you realize that in this reality, only pain, suffering, and futility exist.” – Madara Uchiha

32. “The concept of hope is nothing more than giving up. A word that holds no true meaning.” – Madara Uchiha

Onoki Quotes

33. “Never give up without even trying. Do what you can, no matter how small the effect it may have!” – Onoki

34. “It takes time to make ideas a reality. If you’re hasty, you’ll lose sight of everything else and make mistakes, just like now.” – Onoki

35. “It’s because I’ve experienced pain in the past that I can even consider what would be best for the future!” – Onoki

Haku Quotes

36. “It is only through the eyes of others that our lives have any meaning.” – Haku

37. “I want to protect the person important to me. I want to work for that person. I want to fight for that person. I want to make that person’s dream come true. That is my dream.” – Haku

38. “If possible, I don’t want to have to kill you, nor do I want you to have to kill me. However, if you come at me, I will kill my heart with a blade and become a true shinobi.” – Haku

Jiraiya Quotes

39. “Knowing what it feels to be in pain is exactly why we try to be kind to others.” – Jiraiya

40. “A place where someone still thinks about you is a place you can call home.” – Jiraiya

41. “Rejection is a part of any man’s life. If you can’t accept and move past rejection, or at least use it as writing material, you’re not a real man.” – Jiraiya

42. “You’re wrong. That’s not what makes a shinobi. You never did get it. A real ninja is one who endures no matter what gets thrown at him. Let me explain something to you, there is only one thing that matters if you are a shinobi, and it isn’t the number of jutsu you possess. All you do need is the guts to never give up.” – Jiraiya

43. “Even I can tell that hatred is spreading. I wanted to do something about it, but I don’t know what. I believe that someday the day will come when people truly understand one another!” – Jiraiya

Naruto Uzumaki Quotes

44. “Don’t underestimate me! I don’t quit, and I don’t run.” – Naruto Uzumaki

45. “You don’t die for your friends. You live for them.” – Naruto Uzumaki

46. “If he rips my arms off, I’ll kick him to death. If he rips my legs off, I’ll bite him to death! If he rips my head off, I’ll stare him to death! And if he gouges out my eyes, I’ll curse him from beyond the grave.” – Naruto Uzumaki

47. “When you give up your dreams and everything else, they’re gone.” – Naruto Uzumaki

48. “Once you question your own belief, it’s over.” – Naruto Uzumaki

49. “If the world ended, who would you spend your last day with?” – Naruto Uzumaki

50. “Bonds aren’t just about history or blood. It’s something much stronger. Feelings of love, that’s all you need.” – Naruto Uzumaki

51. “You trusted me, so I’ll trust you too. That’s what being friends means, doesn’t it?” – Naruto Uzumaki 

52. “Because they saved me from myself, they rescued me from my loneliness. They were the first to accept me for who I am. They’re my friends.” – Naruto Uzumaki

53. “I want to be with you. From now on, I want to spend all and every single one of my days until I die with you, and only you.” – Naruto Uzumaki

54. “The pain of being alone is completely out of this world, isn’t it? I don’t know why, but I understand your feelings so much, it actually hurts.” – Naruto Uzumaki

55. “Somebody told me I’m a failure. I’ll prove them wrong.” – Naruto Uzumaki

56. “Before I became a ninja, I was a nobody, but I never gave up.” – Naruto Uzumaki

57. “I care more about others than I do myself, and I won’t let anyone hurt them.” – Naruto Uzumaki

58. “The many lives lost during long years of conflict because of those selfless sacrifices, we are able to bathe in peace and prosperity now. To ingrain this history within the new generation will be a vital cog in helping to maintain the peace.” – Naruto Uzumaki

59. “That’s why we endure. We are ninjas. I will never forget.” – Naruto Uzumaki

60. “I will become a bigger badass than my father and a stronger shinobi than my mother!” – Naruto Uzumaki

Orochimaru Quotes

61. “Either people change, or they die before they do. It’s one or the other.” – Orochimaru

62. “It’s human nature not to realize the true value of something unless they lose it.” – Orochimaru

63. “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

Kimimaro Quotes

64. “Do humans have a purpose when they are born? I have been wondering recently, because they are born, do they have an important duty? The meaning of being born is for humans to find that answer. It is the one freedom God gave them.” – Kimimaro

65. “I realized that finding our purpose is the meaning. That’s why we’re here. And the ones who find it, they’re the only ones who are truly free.” – Kimimaro

66. “I don’t hate the darkness. It was in the darkness that I was raised.” – Kimimaro

Obito Uchiha Quotes

67. “I’m about to die, but I’ll become your eye.” – Obito Uchiha

68. “No one cared who I was until I put on a mask.” – Obito Uchiha

69. “The moment people come to know love, they run the risk of carrying hate.” – Obito Uchiha

Shino Aburame Quotes

70. “Trying to improve by learning from others, that is what calls friendship.” – Shino Aburame

71. “Even if it’s been a while, you should remember your comrades’ faces. Why? Because otherwise, you will hurt their feelings when they call out to you.” – Shino Aburame

72. “The sky is too vast for a person to live life alone.” – Shino Aburame

73. “If you fight me, you won’t be able to recover. Forfeit and withdraw.” – Shino Aburame

Sakura Haruno Quotes

74. “A smile is the easiest way out of a difficult situation.” – Sakura Haruno

75. “I’ve always considered myself to be a true ninja, but those were just empty words because Sasuke and Naruto were always in the lead! But now it’s my turn to take the lead, and all of you can watch me from the background!” – Sakura Haruno

76. “I love you with all my heart! If you were to stay here with me, there would be no regrets because every day we’d do something fun, we’d be happy, I swear! I would do anything for you! So, please, just stay with me!” – Sakura Haruno

Sasuke Uchiha Quotes

77. “I shut my eyes a long time ago. The things I seek now lie only in the darkness.” – Sasuke Uchiha

78. “Having too many bonds causes one to lose focus, weakening their strongest wish, their greatest desire.” – Sasuke Uchiha

79. “If anyone else tries to ridicule the way I live, I’ll slaughter everyone they ever cared about. And then maybe, they’ll understand what it’s like to taste a little of my hatred.” – Sasuke Uchiha

Itachi Uchiha Quotes

80. “You and I are flesh and blood. I’m always going to be there for you, even if it’s only as an obstacle for you to overcome. Even if you do hate me. That’s what big brothers are for.” – Itachi Uchiha

81. “Even the strongest of opponents always has a weakness.” – Itachi Uchiha

82. “Now, I feel that maybe knowing who I actually am is the key to reach perfection because that means knowing what I can and cannot do.” – Itachi Uchiha

83. “Your comrades are there to make up for what you cannot do and to prevent you from ignoring things that you actually might have been able to do.” – Itachi Uchiha

84. “Knowledge and awareness are vague, and perhaps, better called illusions. Everyone lives within their own subjective interpretation.” – Itachi Uchiha 

85. “The ones who aren’t able to acknowledge their own selves are bound to fail.” – Itachi Uchiha

86. “People live their lives bound by what they accept as correct and true. That’s how they define reality. But what does it mean to be correct or true? Merely vague concepts. Their reality may all be a mirage. Can we consider them to simply be living in their own world, shaped by their beliefs?” – Itachi Uchiha

87. “The people of this clan are all the same. You focus on the trivial and lose sight of what’s most important. Change is impossible in this fog of ignorance. How can we evolve when regulation is all we know?” – Itachi Uchiha 

88. “No single thing is perfect by itself. That’s why we’re born to attract other things to make up for what we lack. I think we start walking in the right direction only after we start getting our counterparts beside us.” – Itachi Uchiha

89. “We are humans, not fish. We don’t know what kind of people we truly are until the moment before our deaths. As death comes to embrace you, you will realize what you are. That’s what death is, don’t you think?” – Itachi Uchiha

Pain Quotes

90. “Sometimes, you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain because life’s greatest lessons are learned through pain.” – Pain

91. “We are but men, drawn to act in the name of revenge that we deem to be justice. But if there is justice in revenge, then that same justice will breed only more revenge and trigger a cycle of hatred.” – Pain

92. “Just by living, people hurt others without even realizing it. So long as humanity exists, hate will also exist. There is no peace in this cursed world. War is just a crime paid for by the pain of the defeated.” – Pain

93. “Love is the reason why there is pain. When we lose someone precious to us, hate is born. Vengeance is the product of that hate, and so death follows. But in death, there is only more death. This will give rise to more pains. In this cursed world we live in, it is a cycle of hatred that will not cease.” – Pain

94. “Too many people have died here. Their pain is what helped me grow up.” – Pain

95. “People are stupid. If I don’t do this, there will be no peace. Eventually, time will pass, and the pain will heal. Eventually, checkmate’s power will weaken, and people will begin fighting again. This time, they will use the weapon themselves, and once more, know true pain. And for the short time, peace will come again. It will give birth to a short period of peace within this endless chain of hatred. That’s my wish.” – Pain

96. “Even the most ignorant, innocent child will eventually grow up as they learn what true pain is. It affects what they say, what they think, and they become real people.” – Pain

Gaara Quotes

97. “We have walked through the darkness of this world. That’s why we are able to see even a sliver of light.” – Gaara

98. “If love is just a word, then why does it hurt so much if you realize it isn’t there?” – Gaara

99. “Peace under an illusion is not true peace. It’s only meaningful if the real world manages to accomplish it.” – Gaara

100. “In order to escape a road of solitude, one has to work hard, and forge a new path with their own power.” – Gaara

101. “Just because someone is important to you, it doesn’t necessarily mean that that person is good. Even if you knew that person was evil. People cannot win against their loneliness.” – Gaara

102. “There’s only one thing that can heal the heart. Only one. It’s love.” – Gaara

Nara Shikamaru Quotes

103. “It’s because we help out when they’re in trouble that we can count on them to come running when we need it.” – Nara Shikamaru

104. “Regardless of our limitations, we can always be of some use. Our power may seem insignificant, but it may just prove to be useful in the grand scheme of things. Stay focused. Never avert your eyes because if an opening arises, even our insignificant power may be enough to determine the fate of the world. Which is why everyone must stay alert and ready to strike at any moment!” – Nara Shikamaru

105. “There’s no advantage to hurrying through life.” – Nara Shikamaru

Genma Shiranui Quotes

106. “When captured birds grow wiser, they try to open the cage with their beaks. They don’t give up because they want to fly again.” – Genma Shiranui

107. “Trust me. You’re pawns of Orochimaru, and you don’t want to mess with Konoha shinobi.” – Genma Shiranui

108. “He used his own shadow clone as bait and never gave up until the very end. Naruto knows, with determination, that you can put anything in your mind to it.” – Genma Shiranui

Neji Hyuga Quotes

109. “Fear, that is what we live with, and we live it every day. Only in death are we free of it.” – Neji Hyuga

110. “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” – Neji Hyuga

111. “Father, is a person’s destiny a thing like a cloud flowing with an inescapable flow? Or can a person choose the flow he wishes? I still don’t know the answer to this. Either way, the destination may be the same in the end. However, by choosing to live like the latter, a person can live and strive towards a goal. And in this match, I have finally understood those who have that are truly strong. Father, I have but one goal, I want to become stronger. Enough not to lose to anyone. That’s how I feel.” – Neji Hyuga

112. “People only share one common fate—death.” – Neji Hyuga

113. “Right now, Sasuke is in the darkness. The only one who can save him is you, Naruto.” – Neji Hyuga

114. “Sasuke’s out there right now, heading toward Orochimaru. We can’t allow such evil to take someone from our village. That is not our way.” – Neji Hyuga

Rock Lee Quotes

115. “If you believe in your dreams, I will prove to you that you can achieve your dreams just by working hard.” – Rock Lee

116. “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

117. “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

118. “A dropout will beat a genius through hard work.” – Rock Lee

Hinata Hyuga Quotes

119. “When I watch you, I feel strong, like I can do anything. That even I am worth something.” – Hinata Hyuga

120. “I will never go back on my word because that too is my ninja way!” – Hinata Hyuga

121. “I used to always cry and give up. I made many wrong turns, but you, you helped me find the right path. I always chased after you. I wanted to catch up to you. I wanted to walk beside you all the time. I just wanted to be with you. You changed me! Your smile is what saved me! That is why I’m not afraid to die protecting you! Because I love you.” – Hinata Hyuga

Jiroubou Quotes

122. “I don’t know which is more pathetic, the fool, or those who follow him.” – Jiroubou

123. “You get five people together, one of them is always the reject. The guy they only keep around for a laugh, and in a pinch, he’s always the first one to go, a pawn among knights. You are the pawn.” – Jiroubou

124. “So, you’re really the leader, huh? What a fine example you’re setting for the rest of your team. You’ll see a man’s true character when he’s pushed to the edge of death. But you’re hardly a man at all.” – Jiroubou

Choji Akimichi Quotes

125. “You can steal the very last bite of my very best food. You can mock me all you want. But if you insult my best friend, I will obliterate you.” – Choji Akamichi

126. “This punch is heavier than life itself!” – Choji Akimichi

127. “You’ve never heard of the phrase, ‘A grudge over food is deeper than the ocean?’ That strike was for eating the last piece of my snack.” – Choji Akimichi

Hatake Kakashi Quotes

128. “If comrades that you trust gather around you, hope can take physical form and become visible. That’s what I believe.” – Kakashi Hatake

129. “Forget about revenge. The fate of those who seek revenge is grim. It’s tragic. You will end up suffering and hurting yourself even more. Even if you do succeed in getting revenge, the only thing that remains is emptiness.” – Kakashi Hatake

130. “I really am shinobi trash. But the one thing I still learned is that void is something that everyone helps you fill. Just because you face adversity and hardships is no reason to give up on this world. A person willing to throw away all those memories of their friends and comrades will never find peace of mind. Resorting to something like that isn’t going to bury that hole. If you persevere and endure, someone will be there to support you!” – Kakashi Hatake

131. “Some people want power, and they get mad when they don’t get it. They take their fury out on everyone else. You don’t want it. It becomes you.” – Kakashi Hatake

132. “The hole in one’s heart gets filled by others around you.” – Kakashi Hatake

133. “As long as you don’t give up, there will always be salvation.” – Kakashi Hatake

134. “You’re not the only one who knows what it’s like to lose somebody. It looks like neither of us has led a charming life, have we? Still, it’s not that bad. At least you and I have been lucky enough to find new comrades to help fill the void.” – Kakashi Hatake

Sai Quotes

135. “This is what I wanted to show my brother. The picture of our dreams.” – Sai

136. “Even if I force myself to smile, it seems I’m the type of person who ends up being hated.” – Sai

137. “If people change, then so can I. But some things never change. Bonds, I’d like to learn more about them.” – Sai

Tsunade Quotes

138. “People become stronger because they have things they cannot forget. That’s what you call growth.” – Tsunade

139. “Grow up. Death comes with being a shinobi. There are times when death is hard to accept, but if you don’t get over it, there’s no future.” – Tsunade

140. “I will die before I let you touch him!” – Tsunade

Did You Pick Up a Lot of Lessons From These Naruto Quotes?

Naruto is full of hardships and sacrifices that broke our hearts but also lifted our spirits. Seeing how much their characters struggled to succeed already lights a fire inside us to do the same in our lives. 

Many of us can relate to Naruto because of the experiences of trials and pain that our dreams can bring. Like them, our lowest points will discourage us and make us feel like we cannot go on. But, we should remember that we have our friends and our commitment and passion to keep going in life.

We hope these quotes were able to expand your mindset about goals, life, and purpose. Make sure to apply what you’ve learned from these Naruto quotes. Believe in yourself and keep fighting!

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