Itachi Uchiha was a genius from a village called Leaf Village from the Uchiha clan and was in the Anbu where he served as a captain. Later on in his life, he became an international criminal after committing a horrible crime which involved murdering his entire clan, leaving only his little brother, Sasuke, alive.
After that, he joined a dangerous criminal organization called Akatsuki, by doing that he constantly came into conflict with his old village, the Leaf Village, and the ninja from there, most importantly Sasuke, who wanted to avenge his parents and his other clanmates by killing Itachi. After Itachi’s death it was unveiled that not everything was so simple, Itachi’s motives were much more complicated than they seemed at first glance and in the end everyone found out that he had done it all to protect the Leaf Village and his younger brother, ultimately he was loyal to the very end of his life.
Itachi has not led an easy life and we have much to learn from both his mistakes and experience. He has said some interesting things in the show so let’s take a look at what he has said and try to learn from it.
“People Live their Lives bound by what they accept as correct and true. That is how they define “Reality”. But what does it mean to be “correct” or “true”? They are merely vague concepts… Their “Reality” may all be a mirage. Can we consider them to be simply living in their own world, shaped by their beliefs?”
“Knowledge and awareness are vague, and perhaps better called illusions.”‘
“There is no value in killing the likes of you… Foolish little brother, if you wish to kill me, then Hate me, Detest me, Curse me, and survive in an unsightly way. Run, Run and cling to your pitiful life.”
“My capacity…I’ve lost all hope for this pathetic clan…The clan….The clan… All of you without measuring your own capacities…Had no Idea of mine…And now, you lie here, Defeated…. ”
“You Focus on the Trivial, and lose sight of what is most important, Change is impossible in this fog of ignorance. How can we Evolve when Regulation is all we know?”
“We do not know what kind of people we truly are until the moment before our deaths. As death comes to embrace you, you will realize what you are. That’s what death is, don’t you think?”
“Those who turn their hands against their comrades are sure to die a terrible death.”
“Do not judge others simply by their preconceptions, and judgment based on their appearance. You assumed…that I have patience… You all fail to measure your own capacity and my capacity. As a result, you lie here, beaten”
“Self-sacrifice… A nameless shinobi who protects peace within its shadow…THAT is a true shinobi…”
“If you want to know who you are, you have to look at your real self and acknowledge what you see”
“Obsessed with Organization, obsessed with the clan, obsessed with ourselves. A worthless compulsion that enslaves us and limits our capabilities, leading us to fear what we don’t understand.”
“I am always going to be there for you, even if it is only as an obstacle for you to overcome, you and I have to live together, even if it means hating each other, that…is what big brothers are for…”
“You Will never have to forgive me. No matter what happens to you from here on out, I will always love you”
“Those who forgive themselves, and are able to accept their true nature…THEY ARE THE STRONG ONES”’!”
“We aren’t fish, we’re humans.”