The anime Naruto is known worldwide as one of the most popular animated shows of all time. Its success has allowed it to garner a wide following made up of different kinds of fans. And all of those fans cannot help but root for the inspirational protagonist Uzumaki Naruto. As such, there is no doubt that we can get a lot of inspirational tidbits from one of the all-time great shows.
If you don’t like the hand that fate’s dealt you, fight for a new one.
We are often told to play with the hand that the deck of life has dealt us. It is like life is telling us to essentially deal with what we have. But Naruto has taught us that we can also fight for a new hand as long as we work hard for it. Fate should not be the one dictating our cards. Instead, we have the innate capacity to deal with the cards we want for ourselves and to have a better hand against the game of life.
Never give up without even trying. Do what you can, no matter how small the effect it may have!
Life is not all about making one big impact at a time. Instead, no matter what the odds are and no matter how difficult the road is, it is all about never giving up on your dreams. Always make sure that you keep on trying even though whatever effect your efforts might have is too small. As long as you made a difference today, that is all that matters.
When people are protecting something truly precious to them. They truly can become…as strong as they need to be!
True strength does not only lie in your own will to preserve your own life. Instead, you can also find it in others. So long as you have people you love and want to protect, you can be as strong as you need to be to keep them safe and to fight for them towards a better and brighter future. After all, we are not in this world merely for ourselves but for others as well.
There’s no advantage to hurrying through life.
When you see all of your friends and peers seemingly in the fast lane of life getting their dream jobs, marrying the person of their dreams, buying their dream house, you might think that your story in this book called life is the slowest to develop. However, Naruto has taught us that we all have our own pace and that there is no real advantage in trying to rush things that life has to offer to you.
Sure, in a ninja’s world, those who violate the rules and fail to follow orders… are lower than garbage. However… those who do not care for and support their fellows… are even lower than that!
In this world, we have rules to follow and uphold down to the very letter. But when those rules are already trespassing what we believe is right and if we see that following those rules mean abandoning your friends and fellows, then there is no justification as to why we need to follow those rules.
Give up trying to make me give up.
Whatever life throws at you and no matter how hard the hit, you just have to tell life to stop making you give up. No one is going to do that for you. Only you have the power to shove those words into life’s face and prove to it that you are not willing to give up no matter how difficult the road may be.
It’s foolish to fear what we’ve yet to see and know.
We are all taught to fear the unknown because we do not know what to expect of it. However, it is also foolish and irrational to fear what we do not know will come. After all, we do not even know what the unknown is in the first place. Fearing it as early as today will only diminish your courage once you are already in the face of what used to be the unknown.
The difference between insanity and genius is measured only by success and failure.
We do things that people call insane because it does not fit the standards of what is normal. Meanwhile, those who fit the standards of the norms and go beyond them are called geniuses. However, what really separates the insane people from the genius ones is a success. If the insane can be as successful as the geniuses by doing other means, then there really isn’t any difference between them at all.
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.
If we must go through life, then we must be willing to take any kind of rejection it has to offer. Rejections are as big a part of life as acceptances are. And if you are not using the rejections to your advantage to make yourself strong, then there is no point to it all. You have to move past those rejections and use them to fuel your own desire to be better.
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.
Those who are often coddled grow up not knowing how to overcome the hardships of life on their own. Protecting yourself as early as possible is indeed important for self-preservation, but there are things in life you only get to learn if you experience the hardships that life has to offer.
Being hurt inevitably breeds feelings of hatred towards your attacker. But when we hurt others, we have to deal with their hatred for us, and our own feelings of guilt. Knowing what it feels like to be hurt is exactly why we try to be kind to others. That’s what makes us humans.
This is what we call empathy. A lot of people in the world hurt others because others have hurt them in the past as well. But it is the very fact that you got hurt by others that should be your basis for trying not to hurt other people. You know what it feels like to get hurt, and you should make sure that others around you do not get to feel what you have gone through in the past.
I’m not gonna run away, I never go back on my word! That’s my nindo: my ninja way.
We all have a code we live by. That code is the basis of how we live our lives from day to day. For Naruto, never going back on his word is his code, his ninja way. For us, we must find our own code and the ninja way we seek to live by if we want to get through our own unique paths in life.
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!
This world is full of hatred from people who only see their differences as reasons to start conflicts. People who have different believes, tend to hate those who have their own unique beliefs. That is how hatred spreads so rapidly like wildfire in this world. However, if we could actually try to understand one another a bit more instead of clinging on to our own self-righteous beliefs, then we might have a peaceful world where everyone can understand one another.
Hard work is worthless for those that don’t believe in themselves.
They say that hard work is what fuels a person’s desire to be great. However, hard work can only get you so far if you do not believe in yourself. Have some confidence and try to believe in yourself some more if you want to make the most out of the hard work you are putting yourself through on a daily basis.
While you’re alive, you need a reason for your existence. Being unable to find one is the same as being dead.
Life is all about finding your reason to live and to exist. Keep on fighting and moving on while finding the reason why you are even here in this world. After all, not knowing why you exist or refusing to believe in the reason for your existence is the same as not existing.
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.
At the start, fate has already dealt us a hand. Early on, we already have an idea of what that hand is based on how we are living our lives and on what are situation is. But you do not have to cling to the hand that fate has dealt you. You are not obliged to accept your destiny. If you do not like it, be brave enough to fight for the destiny you want for your self.
It’s not the face that makes someone a monster, it’s the choices they make with their lives.
Who and what you are physically do not dictate your overall personality and being. It is the choices you make and the things you do that truly define who you are. Do not let other people call you a monster because of the way you look. Instead, change the way they perceive you by making the choices a monster would not make.
People who continue to put their lives on the line to defend their faith become heroes and continue to exist on in legend.
The people that history tends to remember are those who put everything on the line to fight for the things they believe in. We call them as heroes and legends because of how they were able to live life by their creed without sacrificing the things they believed in and the morals they stood by.
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!
In the toughest situations we have in our lives, the only thing we can do is what we can do. We must fight with whatever we can no matter how small the effects are. After all, falling while fighting hard is better than falling without doing anything.
The things that are most important aren’t written in books. You have to learn them by experiencing them yourself.
Schools and books are all great for teaching us the basics of life and of the knowledges we need to learn to survive. However, the most important things in life can only be learned from experience. We have to balance our books with our experiences for us to have a more meaningful and fruitful life.
Even the strongest of opponents always has a weakness.
No matter what kind of an opponent or a challenge life throws at you, it will always have a weakness. Your job is to know what that weakness is and to learn how to exploit it.
Those who forgive themselves, and are able to accept their true nature… They are the strong ones!
In all things, self- forgiveness is what can truly help you accept your nature as a flawed person. Knowing how to let go of your mistakes by forgiving yourself allows you to truly understand and know your weaknesses and to accept yourself for who you truly are.
Growth occurs when one goes beyond one’s limits. Realizing that is also part of training.
The only way for us to grow is for us to realize that we have limits. And when we know our limits, we can only grow by going beyond those limits no matter how hard it may be.
Peace under an illusion is not true peace. It’s only meaningful if the real world manages to accomplish it.
There really is no true peace until everyone in the world is at peace. A peace realized through illusions that are meant to make us feel safe can never be called true peace.
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!
The truth is that not all of us were born to be big heroes with skills and capabilities significant enough to make a huge impact. But that does not mean that we cannot make a difference in the grand scheme of things. As long as we stay focus and make the most out of what we have, then we can all make a difference that would be enough to change the fate of the world.
There you have it. No doubt that Naruto is and has always been one of the best shows on television. Naruto has inspired an entire generation and will continue to inspire newer generations as long as the messages of the show live in our memories and in these quotes.