20+ Best Uncle Iroh Quotes From Avatar The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Last Airbender is my favorite animated TV series of all time. The depth of its character, the story arc, the lessons, the animation, the music – everything is just perfect. Even though the cartoon show was made for kids, it’s been notably popular among adults.

I’m the kind of guy who loves to learn from everything, including movies and TV series. For me, it was a gold mine of wisdom and life lessons. Uncle Iroh, who is Zuko’s uncle in the series is the most beloved character because of his words of wisdom.

While anything that Uncle Iroh says is worth listening to, I’ve picked up some of the best Uncle Iroh quotes from Avatar The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. You’ll also find some more Avatar quotes from other characters such as Zuko and Katara. In the end, I’ve left a little surprise for you to end this list with an emotional touch.

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched the series, I highly recommend you watch it first and then come to this post to cherish the memories and revisit the lessons with these great Iroh quotes.

Table Of Contents
17 Wisest Uncle Iroh Quotes From Avatar The Last Airbender
7 More Avatar The Last Airbender Quotes By Other Characters
5 Bonus The Legend Of Korra Quotes By Iroh And Aang
2 Most Touching Uncle Iroh Moments In Avatar

17 Wisest Uncle Iroh Quotes From Avatar The Last Airbender

1. Pride is not the opposite of shame, but its source. True humility is the only antidote to shame. – Uncle Iroh

2. Protection and power are overrated, I think you’re very wise to choose happiness and love. – Uncle Iroh

3. Sometimes life is like this dark tunnel. You can’t always see the light at the end of the tunnel. But if you always keep moving, you will come to a better place. – Uncle Iroh

4. You must never give into despair. Allow yourself to slip down that road and you surrender to your lowest instincts. In the darkest times, hope is something you give you. That is the meaning of inner strength.  – Uncle Iroh

5. Is it your own destiny or is it a destiny someone else has tried to force on you? … it’s time for you to look inward and begin asking yourself big questions — who are you and what do you want? – Uncle Iroh

6. You sound like my nephew, always thinking you need to do things on your own without anyone’s support. There’s nothing wrong with letting people who love you help you. – Uncle Iroh

7. Sharing tea with a fascinating stranger is one of life’s true delights. – Uncle Iroh

8. Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not. – Uncle Iroh


9. It is important to draw wisdom from different places. If you take it from only one place, it becomes rigid and stale. – Uncle Iroh

10. You have to look within yourself to save yourself from your other self. Only then will your true self reveal itself. – Uncle Iroh

11. 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. – Uncle Iroh


12. 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. – Uncle Iroh


13. 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. – Uncle Iroh

14. It is usually best to admit mistakes when they occur, and to seek to restore honor. – Uncle Iroh

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15. While it’s always best to believe in one’s self, a little help from others can be a great blessing. – Uncle Iroh

16. A man needs his rest. – Uncle Iroh

17. 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. – Uncle Iroh

7 More Avatar The Last Airbender Quotes By Other Characters

1. The true mind can weather all lies and illusions without being lost. The true heart can touch the poison of hatred without being harmed. Since beginningless time, darkness thrives in the void, but always yields to purifying light. – Lion Turtle

2. The greatest illusion of this world is the illusion of separation. Things you think are separate and different are actually one and the same… We are all one people, but we live as if divided. – Guru Pathik

4. It’s easy to do nothing but it’s hard to forgive. – Aang

5. Forgiveness is the first step you have to take to begin healing. – Aang

6. I wanted to do it. I wanted to take out all my anger at him. But… I couldn’t. I don’t know if it’s because I’m too weak to do it, or if it’s because I’m strong enough not to. – Katara

7. I don’t need luck, though. I don’t want it. I’ve always had to struggle and fight, and that’s made me strong. It’s made me who I am. – Zuko

8. If a fish lives its whole life in this river, does he know the river’s destiny? No! Only that it runs on and on out of his control. He may follow where it flows, but he cannot see the end. He cannot imagine the ocean. – Jeong Jeong

5 Bonus The Legend Of Korra Quotes By Iroh And Aang

1. When we hit out lowest point we are open to change. – Aang

2. 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. – Uncle Iroh

3. Sometimes the best way to solve your own problem is to help someone else. – Uncle Iroh

4. You have light and peace inside of you. If you let it out, you can change the world around you. – Uncle Iroh

5. Many things that seem threatening in the dark become welcoming when we shine light on them. – Uncle Iroh

2 Most Touching Uncle Iroh Moments In Avatar The Last Airbender

1. I was never angry with you. I was sad, because I was afraid you’d lost your way. – Uncle Iroh

2. 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. – Uncle Iroh

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I hope you enjoyed some tearbending by the end. Uncle Iroh will always be in our hearts. Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra have inspired me to the core.

I’m mastering the avatar state in real life using the four elements – doing, being, thinking and celebrating (as seen in my epic life framework). I hope you join me in training self-mastery too!

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