30 Greatest Inspirational Anime Quotes

Are you looking for some Inspirational Anime Quotes ? well you are on right page of the internet because we are going to compile a list to greatest Inspirational Anime Quotes of all time.

Sometimes anime teaches us some of the most valuable life lessons, give us motivation to move forward in life and some of the best words of wisdom.

These inspirational anime quotes will help you push forward in life whether you are happy or sad.

So lets read some of the greatest inspirational anime quotes of these awesome characters.

30. Esdeath From Akame ga KILL!


Esdeath was known to treat her subordinates well, letting them do as they please, which in turn inspired their intense loyalty and devotion; this makes her followers the strongest offensive force of the Empire.

To her credit, Esdeath has demonstrated genuine care for her subordinates – the Three Beasts and Jaegers in particular – and unhesitatingly authorized them to kill Tatsumi should he ever endanger their lives.

His inspirational anime quotes …

“I have so many things I want to say, so many things I want to ask you, but… When I see your face… None of that matters anymore!”


29. Koro-Sensei From Assassination Classroom


One of Korosensei’s attributes was the fact that he was able to connect to each student individually, being an objective, empathic, and observant person who will do almost anything to help his students.

This was the reason why all the students respect him despite the fact that he was going to blow up the Earth in a year.

Taking care of each student’s needs, Korosensei would sometimes be piqued by a student’s current problems or interests and would try his best to guide the student along or solve it for them.

His inspirational anime quotes …

“Whether a fish lives in a clear stream or a water ditch, so long as it continues swimming forward, it will grow up beautifully.”


28. Itachi Uchiha From Naruto

Itachi Uchiha 1 30 Greatest Inspirational Anime Quotes

Itachi Uchiha is one of the most mysterious characters in Naruto. As time went on, the author finally revealed the dark secrets in his past…

Itachi had murdered almost the entire Uchiha clan, leaving only Sasuke alive.

His inspirational anime quotes …

“Those who forgive themselves, and are able to accept their true nature… They are the strong ones!”

Itachi Uchiha

27. Nao Tomori From Charlotte

Nao Tomori

She is shown to be fond toward children such as Ayumi and Iori playing with them and visiting them whenever she can, she also blames herself for Ayumi’s death showing which causes her to attempt to help Yu recover from his severe depression.

She can be very harsh to some people she classifies as unforgivable and is even prone to assault them while using her ability this is shown in her first encounter with Yu at the river bank and again in the OVA when she confronted Honoka.

His inspirational anime quotes…

“The scars that you can’t see are the hardest to heal.”

Nao Tomori

26. Takano Miyo From Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni

Takano Miyo

Her real personality is eventually revealed to be quite twisted. She enjoys frightening people with tales of Hinamizawa’s past.

She views people such as the inhabitants of Hinamizawa as guinea pigs for her research, and only truly cares for the memory of her grandfather.

She is infamous for her fascination the history and mythology of Hinamizawa, though Sonozaki Mion explains to Keiichi that Takano presents a different interpretation of Hinamizawa’s mythology to every person.

His inspirational anime quotes …

“Every phenomenon that happens in the human world is caused by people for their own convenience.”

Takano Miyo

25. Edward Elric From Fullmetal Alchemist

Edward Elric

On the surface, Edward displays an immature sort of personality. He is decidedly stubborn and strong-willed, frequently letting his pettiness and vindictiveness get the better of him.

However, for those few people who have made an impact on him, Ed shows his deeper nature to be one of marked selflessness, unflinching loyalty, and great compassion.

As someone who has had to suffer greatly at such a young age, Edward cannot ignore the true suffering of others and becomes sympathetic upon sensing pain and resolve in people’s hearts.

His inspirational anime quotes …

A lesson without pain is meaningless. For you can’t gain something without sacrificing something else in return. But once you have recovered it and made it your own…You will gain an irreplaceable Fullmetal heart.

Edward Elric

24. Izaya Orihara From Durarara!!

Izaya Orihara

Izaya claims to love humanity, although his definition of “love” is much different than one would assume.

What he specifically loves about humanity is the unpredictability of human nature, and he greatly enjoys putting people in enjoyable or chaotic situations in order to observe their reactions.

With a thorough understanding of human behavior and tendencies, he is able to determine people’s thoughts and predict their reactions with high accuracy.

Izaya is cunning and charming, but his manipulative nature prevents him from making any genuine or lasting bonds with others.

His inspirational anime quotes …

You can run from your past all you want, but it will always follow you. Forever and ever and ever and ever.

Izaya Orihara

23. Rock Lee From Naruto

Rock Lee

One of Lee’s recurring themes throughout the series is his drive to succeed, believing with enough hard work and perseverance, he can surpass a natural genius.

He can be prone to depression when faced with setbacks. Neji, Lee’s more talented teammate and rival, found Lee’s efforts to be in vain, believing a “failure” could never defeat a “genius”.

As such, Lee became determined to defeat Neji in order to prove him wrong, though was met with defeat every time.

When Neji himself was defeated by Naruto Uzumaki, another so-called “failure”, he rejects his belief in fate and now holds great respect for Lee, believing that he will surpass the gifted with enough work.

His inspirational anime quotes …

“A dropout will beat a genius through hard work.”

Rock Lee

22. Osamu Dazai From Bungou Stray Dogs

Osamu Dazai

He is a suicide maniac, often trying to commit suicide in comical manners but oftentimes failing. He, in particular, wishes to commit double suicide with a beautiful woman.

However, while his suicidal tendencies are initially comedic, they reveal a truly dark deep hole that Dazai has and believes he cannot fill.

He believed he could fill this hole and find a reason worth living for if he lived a life of bloodshed and war, but his friend Oda with his dying breath convinced him to choose the good side.

He understood that even though good and evil mean little to Dazai, he may become a slightly better person if he were to choose well.

His inspirational anime quotes …

“Evil expects evil from others.”

Osamu Dazai

21. All Might From Boku no Hero Academia

All Might

All Might is actually more intelligent and perceptive than his campy image would suggest. He has a tactical mind when it comes to battle strategies and public speaking.

Assessing a villain’s threat level, he’ll skilfully apply the necessary force and avoid injuries when possible.

If he’s in control, he’ll even make a dramatic performance out of their defeat, as an example to other villains Only the most manipulative villains like All For One, can bring out a rare instances of anger in All Might, uncharacteristically giving him mortal injuries and bitterly bragging he’ll die in prison.

His inspirational anime quotes …

It’s not bad to dream. But you also have to consider what’s realistic.

All Might

20. Sora From No Game No Life


Sora is extremely outgoing, confident, with endless vitality and virility, not afraid to play with people face to face, even when they are cheating. He’s extremely manipulative, which he calls “negotiation and diplomacy skill”.

This complements the playing style of Shiro consisting of logic and calculations, while his, consists of emotions, observations, deductions, behavior, language, tactics and human logic.

His inspirational anime quotes …

“Life is not a game of luck. If you wanna win, work hard.”

19. Glenn Radars From Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records

Glenn Radars

He is very lazy and constantly bored by everything, with his primary focus being sleeping or eating. Not surprisingly he has an immature, dirty, and mischievous side, which has caused some to become greatly annoyed with his actions.

His inspirational anime quotes …

“Humans are creatures that always get hurt and feel regret whenever they make a choice on something”.

18. Holo From Spice and Wolf

Holo (Spice and Wolf)

Holo is a massive alcoholic, often drinking when having the chance to do so and usually getting drunk because of it, though being somewhat able to sustain her wit. She is also somewhat of a glutton.

She often convinces Lawrence to buy her food, which is usually in large quantities and, at times, expensive.

This might just be because she is really a massive wolf and needs the appropriate amount of nutrition. A perfect example of this was when she bought over 80 apples, her favorite food, with Lawrence’s money without his permission.

Her inspirational anime quotes …

“Remember the lesson, not the disappointment.”

17. Trafalgar Law From One Piece

Trafalgar Law

He has many tribal-style tattoos on his arms; on both of his hands are letters spelled as D E A T H tattooed in black on each of the back of his fingers. Originally in the manga, his left thumb was not tattooed, with the letter A missing.

Later on, all of his fingers were tattooed complete with all five letters. He also has a black cross on the back of both of his hands.

His inspirational anime quotes …

“There are things you can’t see unless you change your standing.” 

16. Sasuke Uchiha From Naruto Shippuuden

Sasuke Uchiha

Sasuke was a happy child, eager to please and be worthy of his family name. This changed after his entire family was killed by his older brother, Itachi, the person he most admired in the world.

He became cold toward others, unmoved by and uninterested in what they do or think of him, choosing instead to keep to himself. 

His inspirational anime quotes …

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

15. Kino From Kino’s Journey

Kino (Kino’s Journey)

Kino is a fifteen or sixteen-year-old traveler. Although she appears apathetic at first, she is a caring and understanding person.

She travels through different countries to experience their customs and understand their histories, but she never stays longer than three days, as she is afraid of settling down, and would thus cease being a traveler.

Her inspirational anime quotes …

“The world is not beautiful, and that is why it is beautiful.”

14. Mikasa Ackerman  From Attack on Titan

Mikasa Ackerman

Before joining the Yeager family, Mikasa appeared to be a cheerful, outgoing, and gentle child. Her innocence allowed her to push anxious thoughts to the back of her mind, continuing to live with her parents and loved ones happy.

Growing up, Mikasa has become emotionally withdrawn and noticeably dangerous, sometimes intimidating her enemies or even her comrades.

She is quite stoic and level-headed, rarely seen to lose her cool or be at a loss of what to do, no matter how bleak the situation seems to be.

Her inspirational anime quotes …

“The world is cruel, but also very beautiful.”

13. Yuu Himura ef: A Tale of Memories

Yuu Himura

Himura becomes the main character during the second anime series, ef – a tale of melodies, which focuses on his past and his relationship with the previously unknown woman.

Yuu is described as a cold person by his close friend, Kuze Shuichi. Himura enjoys drawing, although does not like to admit the fact that he is an artist.

He is a quiet and thoughtful person during his later life, often not revealing the whole truth or deliberately being vague when questioned.

His inspirational anime quotes …

“There are no miracles in this world. There is only coincidence and necessity, and what people make of it.”

12. Roronoa Zoro From One Piece

Roronoa Zoro 1 30 Greatest Inspirational Anime Quotes

Zoro’s other remarkable feature is his cropped green hair, which Sanji often teases him about by calling him “marimo” due to its resemblance to one.

His inspirational anime quotes …

“When I decided to follow my dream, I had already discarded my life.” 

11. Obito Uchiha From Naruto Shippuuden

Obito Uchiha

He grew up without knowing his parents, Obito’s childhood was marked by dreams of being acknowledged. This motivated him to become a ninja so that he could, in turn, become Hokage and have the entire village finally recognise him.

When Rin acknowledged him regardless, Obito fell in love with her and aimed to earn her love in addition to the Hokage title.

His inspirational anime quotes …

The moment people come to know love, they run the risk of carrying hate.

10. Saitama From One Punch Man


Saitama is an indifferent person. Even the mightiest foes pose no challenge to him, so he does not take his hero work seriously, goes through everything with little to no effort, and yearns for an opponent that can provide him with a challenge.

The lack of worthy opponents has led him to suffer from a self-imposed existential crisis, and he claims that his ability to feel any and all emotions has dulled considerably.

His inspirational anime quotes …

“Human strength lies in the ability to change yourself.”

9. Yuuko Ichihara From xxxHOLiC

Yuuko Ichihara

Many times she seeks to act as a spectator, but in most cases, her intervention yields results that govern the speed and dynamics of the plot.

Her histrionics confuses Watanuki, but end up involving him in serious situations, in which Watanuki, is driven by it as part of it. She’s fun and respectful of all beings, being these kind or not.

According to the manga, good and bad are concepts that humans decide, and these do not apply to non-human.

Her inspirational anime quotes …

“There is no such thing as a coincidence in this world. There is only the inevitable.”

8. Kaori Miyazono From Your Lie In April

Kaori Miyazono

Kaori was a friendly, encouraging and free-spirited girl who reflects her playing style with her own personality and she loved sweet foods that she had many interests.

However, one thing that remains constant after meeting Kousei Arima, ever since they were children, is her passion for the violin. Kaori was independent and is more of a support for others, as well as an innovator.

Her inspirational anime quotes …

“Maybe there’s only a dark road up ahead. But you still have to believe and keep going. Believe that the stars will light your path, even a little bit. Come on, let’s go on a journey!”

7. Hiluluk Doctor From One Piece

Hiluluk Doctor

Hiriluk was a very eccentric man, who would test his experimental medication on unsuspecting patients only for it to backfire, causing the quack doctor to flee.

However he was very caring towards others, as he honestly tried his best to cure them of their afflictions, and never desired any rewards.

His inspirational anime quotes …

“When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No… It’s when they’re forgotten!” 

6. Kenshin Himura From Rurouni Kenshin

Kenshin Himura

Despite his demeanor in Meji era, Kenshin was a very complex man during the Bakumatsu. As a teenager, Kenshin was impertinent, idealistic, and often easily embarrassed or flustered.

He often tried to maintain a certain image among his colleagues in the Ishin Shishi, being quick to anger when dealing with taunts about his relationship with Tomoe during their time before going into hiding, such as when he silently threatened Izuka with his sword for making remarks about him and Tomoe.

His inspirational anime quotes …

“You can die anytime, but living takes true courage.”

5. Matsumoto Rangiku From Bleach

Matsumoto Rangiku

Rangiku tends to be a slacker who dislikes paperwork and loves to drink. She is not the slightest bit modest about her appearance, frequently referring or complaining about her large breasts in normal casual conversation, much to the embarrassment/amusement of anyone around at the time.

She is not above using her considerable feminine charms to get her way, as shown when she tries – albeit unsuccessfully – to bribe Ichigo Kurosaki into letting her stay at his house.

His inspirational anime quotes …

“To know sorrow is not terrifying. What is terrifying is to know you can’t go back to happiness you could have.”

4. Vash the Stampede From Trigun

Vash the Stampede

Noted for his childish and carefree attitude, he can also be rather anxious, amorous, and sensitive towards the feelings of others.

As a pacifist, he detests the use of violence and prefers not to harm or definitively kill anyone or thing.

His inspirational anime quotes …

“If you only face forward, there is something you will miss seeing.”

3. Shouya Ishida From Koe no Katachi

Shouya Ishida

During grade school, Ishida loved to go on self-imposed adventures and played a lot, in what he described as a battle against “boredom”. He always played pranks with living things or other kids.

After Nishimiya transferred to their class, Ishida became more devious as he always mocked Nishimiya, which resulted in him receiving scoldings from his teachers often.

His inspirational anime quotes …

“Back then, if we could have have heard each other’s voices, everything would have been so much better.”

2. L Lawliet From Death Note

L Lawliet

L is quite secretive, and only communicates with the world through his assistant, Watari. He never shows his face to the world in person, instead representing himself with a capital letter L drawn in “Old English MT” or “Cloister Black” typeface. It is more likely to be “Cloister Black” as Watari’s “W” is different in “Old English MT.”

His inspirational anime quotes …

“Being alone is better than being with the wrong person.”

1. Pain From Naruto Shippuden

Pain (Naruto Shippuden) inspirational anime quotes

Nagato was a sensitive child, prone to crying over the sufferings of himself and others. When he met Yahiko he tried to break this habit by following Yahiko’s philosophy that crying wouldn’t change anything, but the attempt was unsuccessful.

His inspirational anime quotes …

“Religion, ideology, resources, land, spite, love or just because… No matter how pathetic the reason, it’s enough to start war. War will never cease to exist… reasons can be thought up after the fact… Human nature pursues strife.”

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Aiko Nakamura

Hey there, I'm Aiko Nakamura! I'm a 28-year-old anime lover from Tokyo. I dove deep into the world of anime during my studies, earning a Master's in Media Studies. Now, I'm all about creating anime fillers and watch order guides. When I'm not working, you'll find me cosplaying at conventions or exploring otaku communities globally. Anime isn't just a passion; it's my life!

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