37 Inspiring Rock Lee Quotes (iconic for all Naruto fans!)

Rock Lee is one of the main characters in Naruto, part of Team Guy with Neji and Tenten.

Just like his sensei Might Guy, Rock Lee is a hard working ninja; the most hard working ninja out there you might say.

Just the perfect guy to get motivation from! And motivation you will get, with these 37 inspiring Rock Lee quotes.


The Best Rock Lee Motivational Quotes

Even though he cannot use Ninjutsu or Genjutsu, Rock Lee is working extremely hard to prove to the world he can still be a ninja.

Throughout the series, dedication and motivation shine through Rock Lee’s character, and through his words.

Let’s get a bit of that motivation with some great Rock Lee quotes and sayings from the anime.


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Here are the best Rock Lee motivational quotes:

  1. “People who don’t believe in themselves won’t get any value from their effort.” Rock Lee
  2. “If you believe in your dreams, I will prove to you, that you can achieve your dreams just by working hard.” Rock Lee
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    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
  4. “Stop it! How dare you disrespect an opponent that fought you with all he had?!” Rock Lee
  5. “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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  1. “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
  2. “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
  3. “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
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    A dropout will beat a genius through hard work.

    — Rock Lee
  5. “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


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That was it, the best Rock Lee sayings from Naruto and Naruto Shippuden!

For more motivation, here’s the legendary fight scene against Gaara (spoilers ahead)


More Rock Lee Inspirational Quotes

As one of the most hard working ninja in Naruto, be assured that there’s no shortage of motivational quotes from Rock Lee.

Let’s keep on being inspired by the Taijutsu ninja (and also laugh a little, truth be told Rock Lee is a funny guy!)


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Find below more Rock Lee inspirational quotes:

  1. “Wise words, Guy sensei! So simple but filled with such profound meaning!” Rock Lee
  2. “I would like to see how my moves will do against a descendant of the genius clan.” Rock Lee
  3. “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


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  1. “Sakura, please go out with me! I’ll protect you with my life!” Rock Lee
  2. “See! Guy-sensei is incredible!” Rock Lee
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    Confidence thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.

    — Rock Lee
  4. “A meeting where men are expressing their feelings of friendship through fist-fighting?! Why didn’t anyone tell me about this?!” Rock Lee
  5. “I am Konoha’s Beautiful Green Wild Beast.” Rock Lee
  6. “Naruto-kun! Please be my first!” Rock Lee
  7. “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
  8. “The lotus of the Leaf Village blooms twice.” Rock Lee
  9. “I am not holding any grudges but I have been through a lot of hassle because of you.” Rock Lee


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  1. “I am the Handsome Devil of the Hidden Leaf Village! My name is Rock Lee!” Rock Lee
  2. “There is no way that I alone can lose in a place like this.” Rock Lee
  3. “You’re a buzzing, annoying fly.” Rock Lee
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    Don’t be staring at people.”

    — Rock Lee
  5. “Please don’t ignore me... you don’t have the time to be inattentive.” Rock Lee
  6. “Among strong people exist 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


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  1. “I will never give up Gai Sensei. I will be back stronger than ever.” Rock Lee
  2. “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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    He is an enemy who is worth the risk.

    — Rock Lee
  4. “B-but Gai Sensei! You told me to only do that to save a group of very important people.” Rock Lee
  5. “It is now... the time to carry through and protect one’s own way of ninja.” Rock Lee


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  1. “Please wait... I’m sorry but it’s about time for my medicines.” Rock Lee
  2. “Guy-sensei is the coolest! He practically GLOWS with cool!” Rock Lee
  3. “My teacher always says that luck is a part of strength” Rock Lee
  4. “I told you I will always be there when you are in trouble and I will protect you till I die!” Rock Lee


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And there you have them all, Rock Lee best quotes from the anime.

I hope you got your dose of motivation & inspiration from the Green Beast of Konoha.

By the way, what was your favorite quote of them all? Let me know in the comments below and tell me why you loved it!

If I had to choose just one, my fave is #9 “A dropout will beat a genius through hard work.” – a great motivational one-liner, that embodies Lee’s character.

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