One Piece is one of the longest-running manga series and has provided many quotable moments. Today we cover the 10 Best One Piece Quotes that we still live by. One Piece is jam-packed with inspirational quotes, emotional life lessons, thought-provoking characters, and a meaningful story that drives it forward.
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10. Dr Hiluluk
“When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom!? No! It’s when… they are forgotten.”
- Quote by: Dr Hiluluk
- Arc: Drum Island
One of the saddest moments in One Piece. Dr Hiluluk, Chopper’s father figure explained that, when you forget the cause of your life and go astray the reason you are fighting for it, then you are as good as dead. Yes, he meant to say that, you don’t necessarily have to be physically dead for this to happen. A line so powerful that made the face of Dalton, as well as the fans, covered in tears.
9. Jaguar.D Saul
“No one is born into this world to be alone”
- Quote by: Vice-Admiral Saul
- Arc: Ennies Lobby ( Robin’s Past and Ohara)
Thanks to Vice-Admiral Jaguar.D Saul’s sacrifice, Nico Robin is still with us today. He encouraged Robin to set sail and made her believe that even she can find a crew that will accept her and fight for safety whenever danger falls upon. Even without context the final scene looks quite a bit more innocent than it is, just a crying girl in a rowboat, unless you know what she’s rowing away from…
8. Red Haired Shanks
“You Can Pour Drinks On Me. You Can Throw Food At Me. You Can Even Spit On Me. I’ll Just Laugh That Stuff Off. But…Good Reason Or Not…Nobody Hurts A Friend Of Mine!”
- Quote by: Red Haired Shanks
- Arc: East Blue Arc
Shanks is one of the fan favourites in One Piece Universe and this very quote is one of the reasons why! Shanks’ willingness to keep his sword down during a relatively harmless moment wasn’t humiliating but humbling, a true testament to his perception and his sense of justice. Luffy looks up to Shanks and wants to become a pirate as great as Shanks one day. This Shanks moment in the story helped Luffy to never become arrogant, instead it taught a lesson to the future pirate king to be as calm as possible. Ofcourse, when what Shanks values greatly is targeted (in this case, his friends), the culprit won’t be left un-harmed.
7. Eustass Kid
“Compared to the righteous greed of the rulers, the criminals of the world seem much more honorable. When scums rule the world, only more and more scums are born.”
- Quote by: Captain Eustass Kid
- Arc: Sabaody Archipelago
One of the most thought provoking One Piece Quotes of all time. Captain Eustass Kid reflects on how the rulers who are supposed to work for the better of the people are actually worse than the so-called criminals. In One Piece’s context, pirates are classified as criminals whereas World Government are the ruling bodies, and leaders of the world government have made enormous sacrifice of innocent lives to rise to the top.
“People’s dreams……Never End!”
- Quote by: Marshall.D Teach (Blackbeard)
- Arc: Jaya Arc
Blackbeard is by far one of the most hated characters in the Franchise and it only shows how well his character has been depicted by Eiichiro Oda. He resembles a real-life Pirate, aims for the top and doesn’t exercise every fight he comes across. He believes that People’s dreams never end. He was one of the very few people who didn’t laugh at Luffy and crew when they mentioned about Sky Island.
“Stop Counting Only Those Things You Have Lost! What Is Gone, Is Gone! So Ask Yourself This. What Is There… That Still Remains To You?!”
- Quote by: Son of the Sea Jinbei
- Arc: Post-War Arc (Post Marineford)
Jinbei knocked some sense into the crumbling Luffy as he almost lost the touch with reality after Ace’s death. He had already lost one of his brothers Sabo (as he wasn’t aware of his rescue) and losing Ace totally broke him and his dream of becoming the Pirate King. He blamed himself for becoming weak and also had a reality check about how worse things can turn about as he couldn’t save his only remaining brother. Fortunately, Son of the Sea Jinbei put some sense into him and asked him to look towards, what still remains. An emotional moment that sent grown adults into a marathon of tears.
4. Monkey.D Luffy
“You Want To Keep Everyone From Dying? That’s Naïve. It’s War. People Die”
- Quote by: Luffy
- Arc: Alabasta
Although Luffy acts dumb most of the times, but he knows how to handle moments like this in an incredibly matured way. Princess Vivi wanted to save everyone which is reasonable from her pov, but in a scale of war this great, it’s really impossible to save everyone. This Luffy’s moment did provide a wake-up call to Vivi afterwards.
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“People don’t fear god, fear is god.“
- Quote by: Enel
- Arc: Skypiea
Fear itself is God or does Enel meant to say that people should fear God and act accordingly, otherwise there will be chaos all over their life.
2. Akagami No Shanks
“By Experiencing Both, Victory And Defeat, Running Away And Shedding Tears, A Man Will Become A Man. It’s Okay To Cry, But You Have To Move On.”
- Quote by: Shanks
- Arc: Post Marineford
After the end of the Paramount War, Shanks visits Whitebeard’s and Ace’s Grave. While he leaves to set sail again, Shanks lets Luffy, his young legacy and all One Piece viewers know that what’s important isn’t victory but the will to keep moving forward in life. Really, one of my most favorite One Piece Quotes.
1. Donquixote Doflamingo
“Pirates are evil? The Marines are righteous? These terms have always changed throughout the course of history! Kids who have never seen peace and kids who have never seen war have different values! Those who stand at the top determine what’s wrong and what’s right! This very place is neutral ground! Justice will prevail, you say? But of course it will! Whoever wins this war becomes justice!”
- Quote by: Doflamingo
- Arc: Marineford
Doflamingo’s speech about absolute justice not only applies to the world of One Piece, but it also reflects the various battles of real life. Whoever wins gets to decide everything. This tops the list for 10 Greatest One Piece Quotes.
All of the above mentioned One Piece Quotes are awesome and this ranking doesn’t determine one’s superiority above another.