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The 40+ Best Rurouni Kenshin Quotes 

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Updated June 1, 2018 1k votes 266 voters 13.4k views

It's an anime that heavily influenced many to come, but what are the best Rurouni Kenshin quotes in the history of the series? To answer that question, we've collected the most popular and memorable quotes from Rurouni Kenshin, and we want you to vote up your favorites below.

Debuting in 1996, Rurouni Kenshin follows an assassin named Himura Kenshin who is actually much more kind-hearted than he first appears. Himura wields a sakabatō, a special sword with the blade on the inside which makes killing nearly impossible. Some of the best quotes reflect Himura's lack of desire to kill - "If fighting could provide us with the truth, nobody would make any mistakes in their lives. A person's life is not that easy. The truth you must learn from yourself, from how you live your life."

​​​​​​There are many to choose from, but try to vote for your all-time favorite Rurouni Kenshin quotes that always stuck with you after all these years.

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Anytime

"You can die anytime, but living takes true courage."

-Kenshin Himura 

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Love Is A Double-Edged Sword

"You'll only realize that you truly love someone if they already caused you enormous pain. Your enemies can never hurt you the way your loved ones can. It's the people close to your heart that can give you the most piercing wound. Love is a double-edged sword, it can heal the wound faster or it can sink the blade even deeper."

-Kenshin Himura 
 

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Whatever You Lose And Throw

"Whatever you lose, you'll find it again, but what you throw away you'll never get it back."

-Kenshin Himura 

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Give Up Your Life For Someone

"The moment you find the courage to give up your life for someone... Would be the moment you understand love."

-Kenshin Himura 
 

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