Care for some push from Uncle Iroh’s words of wisdom? What would Uncle Iroh say? We’ve got loads of them in this compilation of the best Uncle Iroh quotes of all time!
Wise, calm, and spiritual – that’s what Uncle Iroh is.
Each character in the Emmy award-winning animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, has their own interesting story. However, it was General Iroh who stood out the most among them because of his deep understanding of the importance of harmony and balance. His words of wisdom have impressed and inspired a lot of viewers throughout the entire series.
If you are feeling down and are looking for some inspiration from Uncle Iroh, this is the best place to be in. Here, we have compiled the most powerful Uncle Iroh quotes of all time.
Who is Uncle Iroh?
Before we proceed to our list of quotes, let us take time to know more about who uncle Iroh is in the American TV series, Avatar.
Uncle Iroh was once a bloodthirsty general of the Fire Nation who was known as “The Dragon of the West” because it was believed that he had slain the last surviving dragon. He was the oldest son of Fire Lord Azulon and was supposed to be the next Fire Lord. However, the death of his only son, Lu Ten, after his triumph in taking over the Earth Kingdom changed him a lot.
He left his nation to find himself and let his younger brother, Ozai, take the throne. His experiences and travels to the other nations opened his eye to the world’s hardships and he became a very wise man. He has helped a lot of characters in the Avatar series including his nephew, Zuko, and the Avatar, Aang in handling their complicated emotions.
Famous Uncle Iroh Quotes
#1 “Sharing tea with a fascinating stranger is one of life’s true delights.”
#2 “Your critical decision – what you did beneath that lake. It was such a conflict with your image of yourself that you are now at war within your own mind and body.”
#3 “It’s time for you to look inward and start asking yourself the big question: who are you and what do you want?”
#4 “In the spirit world, your emotions become your reality…Even in the material world, If you look for the light, you can often find it. But if you look for the dark, that is all you’ll ever see.”
#5 “You struggled, you suffered, but you have always followed your own path. You’ve restored your own honor, and only you can restore the honor of the Fire Nation.”
#6 “You are going through a metamorphosis, my nephew. It will not be a pleasant experience but when you come out of it. You will be the beautiful prince you were always meant to be.”
#7 “I was never angry with you. I was sad, because I was afraid you’d lost your way.”
#8 “At my age there is really only one big surprise left, and I’d just as soon leave it a mystery.”
#9 “Are you so busy fighting you cannot see your own ship has set sail?”
#10 Leaves from the vine
Falling so slow
Like fragile, tiny shells
Drifting in the foam
Little soldier boy
Come marching home
Brave soldier boy
Comes marching home.”
#11 “There is energy all around us. The energy is both yin and yang — positive energy and negative energy. Only a select few Firebenders can separate these energies. This creates an imbalance. The energy wants to restore balance, and at the moment the positive and negative energy comes crashing back together, you provide release and guidance, creating lightning.”
#12 “Many things that seem threatening in the dark become welcoming when we shine a light on them.”
#13 “Is it your own destiny? Or is it a destiny someone else has tried to force on you?”
#14 “The coin is appreciated, but not as much as your smile.”
#15 “You have light and peace inside of you. If you let it out, you can change the world around you.”
#16 “A man needs his rest.”
#17 “You must look within yourself to save yourself from your other-self. Only then will your true self reveal itself.”
#18 “Even in the material world, you will find that if you look for the light, you can often find it. But if you look for the dark, that is all you will ever see.”
#19 “There is nothing wrong with letting people who love you, help you. Not that I love you. I just met you.”
#20 “The only thing better than finding something you are looking for is finding something you weren’t looking for at a great bargain!”
#21 “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again. Only this time, more wisely.”
#22 “There’s nothing wrong with a life of peace and prosperity. I suggest you think about what it is that you want from your life, and why.”
#23 “Lightning is a pure expression of firebending without aggression. It is not fueled by rage or emotion the way other firebending is. Some call lightning the cold-blooded fire. It is precise and deadly like Azula. To perform the technique requires peace of mind.”
#24 “Good times become good memories, but bad times become good lessons.”
#25 “We have a chance for a new life here. If you start stirring up trouble, we could lose all the good things that are happening for us.”
#26 “Sometimes life is like this dark tunnel. You can’t always see the light at the end of the tunnel, but if you just keep moving, you will come to a better place.”
#27 “Follow your passion and life will reward you.”
#28 “While it is always best to believe in one’s self, a little help from others can be a great blessing.”
#29 “Perfection and power are overrated. I think you are very wise to choose happiness and love.”
#30 “At my age, there is really only one big surprise left, and I’d just as soon leave it a mystery.”
#31 “It is usually best to admit mistakes when they occur, and to seek to restore honor.”
#32 “There is nothing wrong with a life of peace and prosperity. I suggest you think about what it is that you want from your life, and why.”
#33 “Sometimes the best way to solve your own problems is to help someone else.”
#34 “It is important to draw wisdom from different places. If you take it from only one place it becomes rigid and stale.”
#35 “You must never give in to despair. Allow yourself to slip down that road and you surrender to your lowest instincts.”
#36 “Protection and power are overrated. I think you are very wise to choose happiness and love.”
#37 “In the darkest times, hope is something you give yourself. That is the meaning of inner strength.”
#38 “There are reasons each of us are born. we have to find those reasons.”
#39 “Pride is not the opposite of shame, but its source. True humility is the only antidote to shame.”
#40 “You are not the man you used to be. You are stronger and wiser and freer than you ever used to be. And now you have come at the crossroads of destiny. It’s time for you to choose. It’s time for you to choose good.”
#41 “Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not.”
#42 “It is important to draw wisdom from many different places. If we take it from only one place, it becomes rigid and stale.”
#43 “Destiny is a funny thing. You never know how things are going to work out. But if you keep an open mind and an open heart, I promise you will find your own destiny someday.”
Wrapping It Up
This world we live in is similar to the world of Avatar – it is filled with complex people, each of which has its own story to tell. However, just as how uncle Iroh found himself by learning from the people he considered his enemies, you can get through the hardships of life by allowing yourself to be helped by the people around you.
There is always a bright light at the end of a dark tunnel, so choose to focus on the light instead of on the dark.