Just because you die... doesn't mean that the people you killed will come back to life... instead using this sword to save just one more soul is repentance in true sense.
Whatever you lose, you'll find it again, but what you throw away you'll never get it back.
The moment you find the courage to give up your life for someone, would be the moment you understand love.
You can die anytime, but living takes true courage.
Helping other people is the best way to make up for your mistakes.
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.
When I was at the brink of life and death, I used all of my will to survive. I drew upon a different power than that of self-sacrifice and mastered an ultimate technique. The will to live is stronger than anything else. That was the ray of light that my master risked his life to show me. As Hitokiri Battousai, I have committed so many crimes that I cannot possibly repent for them. That is why I had secretly believed that it didn't matter when I died or was killed. However, now... even if I am formally punished or restrained. I will never lose the will to live.
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.
I want you to understand something. If you should lose, not only does your future end, but also the future of the one you are trying to protect. Defeat isn't an option for the sword that protects others. You should keep that thought engraved in your heart.
We shouldn't blame ourselves for bad things that happened to us. Sometimes, no matter what we do, we are victims of the circumstances. We should just have to pull ourselves out.
The dead don't desire revenge, but the happiness of the living.
Accepting one's own strength, and the strength of others, is an important quality of a swordsman.
When one person kills, resentment is born. That resentment makes a person kill again. To sever that vicious cycle--that is the purpose of this sword that cannot kill.
What is truly good about a person can't be expressed in words, that it can not. What matters is the feeling of trust one gets after spending time with him.
Anyone can die. It's living that requires courage.
We once fought together for an ideal with our swords. It wasn't for power or for glory, but to create a peaceful world where people could live without fear. And if you should forget about that, then what did we fight the revolution for?
You believe that the strong exist to cull the weak. To use them as food. But you are mistaken... The strong exist, not to feed off of the weak, but to protect them!
Are you saddened by your lack of power, young one?
The scar of my past will determine my future!
You can use whatever technique you like, but now that I said I will kill you... your death tonight has been assured.