Quotes from "Rurouni Kenshin"

The only atonement you will ever realize will be that of you're own death. You will be justly and severely punished, before you ever find the peace you seek Kenshin. That is the meaning of 'Jinchū'. Those who live must act in the place of those who have died. YOU ARE A CRIMINAL SO DIE LIKE ONE! I will make you suffer and scream, you took my sister... You destroyed her happiness... SUFFER KENSHIN, DIE! YOU MISERABLE DOG!!

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.

Once you have a power, sometimes you are put into a situation which make you carry extra burdens, and live all your life with pain.

Who falls for who depends completely on the person. If there are a hundred people, there are a hundred ways to love... There never is one absolute form of love.

You can die anytime, but living takes true courage.

Helping other people is the best way to make up for your mistakes.

Death no longer terrifies man, the smell of blood is as common as the smell of white plums. So, he creates slavery and savagery... which surpasses the horror of dying.

When you are trying to rebuild a build that was made incorrectly, you first have to destroy it. I thought this was the true.

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.

It is foolish to listen to one who will not listen to you. Do as you wish.

Cherry blossoms in Spring. Stars cover the sky on Summer. Full moon shines on Autumn and in Winter, the snow covers the ground. All these things make sake taste good. If it tastes bad, it's because there is something wrong in you.

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.

Murder is the only art a swordsman may practice. No ornamental words can change that. You want to protect people with murder? You'll slaughter legions so that a few may live. Many years, long before you were born, my sword was tearing asunder the lives of men. Yes, all of those men were evil, but they were human beings first and foremost, Kenshin. The world you ardently desire to enter will not know what to do with you. It will deceive you into believing that you are saving lives even as you destroy them. You will accept these lies all the while, your hands will be stained with the worst of offenses.

The dead don't desire revenge, but the happiness of the living.

This era is not so simple that you can put everything on your shoulders and be the only sacrifice. And, at the same time, one person's happiness isn't that simple, either. If you should fall as a sacrifice, one girl who came to Kyoto with the one wish to see you will definitely face misfortune. Remember that. No matter how strong you get, you are just a human being. There is no need for you to either become Buddha, or a murderer.

Everyone has a past they wish to erase.