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69 Best Uncle Iroh Quotes and His Love of Tea

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Iroh, or general Iroh, the wisdom character on the animated show “Avatar: The Last Airbender”, is the uncle and mentor of Prince Zuko. Uncle Iroh helped his nephew build the right values, find his way and grow into a better man from his lessons and advice. 

Uncle Iroh is loved by children and adults worldwide as an easygoing, humorous, and inspired character. He taught us many valuable lessons (how to choose and face) about life, friendship, failure, darkness, inner strength, tea and so on. A lot of people wish they had a mentor like Uncle Iroh in their life because of his wisdom.

Here are some of his most famous quotes about tea, inspiration, helping others and letting others help you, funny, darkness, energy and element. 

Uncle Iroh Quotes about Tea

#1. “This is the best tea in the city, the secret ingredient is love.”

#2. “Whenever I drink tea in the morning, I feel like i am channeling.”

#3. “You can’t buy happiness but you can buy tea, and that’s kind of the same thing.”

#4. “To be honest with you, the best tea tastes delicious, whether it comes in a porcelain pot or tin cup.”

#5. “I know you’re not supposed to cry over spilled tea, but it’s just so sad!”

#6. “Sick of tea? That’s like being sick of breathing!”

#7. “So I was thinking about names for my new tea shop… how about… the Jasmine Dragon?” 

#8. “Delectable tea or deadly poison?”

#9. “I have discovered my first order of business as interim fire lord! i’ll declare a national tea appreciation day.”

#10. “You should know this is not a natural sickness. But that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying tea.”

#11. “Drink lip, my friend.”

#12. “You’re looking at the rare white dragon bush. Its leaves make a tea so delicious it’s heartbreaking! That, or it’s the white jade bush, which is poisonous.”

#13. “More tea, please!”

#14. “Let’s make some tea.” 

#15. “Tea is liquid wisdom.”

#16. “Please, sit. Why don’t you enjoy a cup of calming Jasmine tea?”

#17. “Make tea not war.”

#18. “Sharing tea with a fascinating stranger is one of life’s true delights.”

#19. “Good tea is its own reward.”

#20. “I poured your tea because I wanted to and for no other reasons.”

#21. “So this is how the great Commander Zhao acts in defeat? Disgraceful. Even in exile, my nephew is more honorable than you. Thanks again for the tea. It was delicious.”

Uncle Iroh Inspirational Quotes

#22. “We’ve had the struggle just to get by, but it’s nothing to be ashamed of.”

#23. “Good times become good memories, but bad times make good lessons.”

#24. “There are reasons each of us are born, we have to find those reasons.” 

#25. “Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not.”

#26. “Follow your passion and life will reward you.”

#27. “It’s time for you to look inward and start asking yourself the big question: who are you and what do you want?”

#28. “Pride is not the opposite of shame, but its source. True humility is the only antidote to shame.”

#29. “Is it your own destiny? or is it a destiny someone else has tried to force on you?”

#30. “It is usually best to admit mistakes when they occur, and to seek to restore honor.”

#31. “Destiny is a funny thing. You never know how things are going to work out. But if you keep an open mind and an open heart, I promise you will find your own destiny someday.”

#32.  “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again.”

#33. “No! zuko! you must never give into despair. you must never give in to despair, allow yourself to slip down that road and you surrender to your lowest instincts.”

#34. “Are you so busy fighting you cannot see your own ship has set sail?”

#35. “A man needs his rest.”

#36. “You have light and peace inside of you. If you let it out, you can change the world around you.”

#37. “I was never angry with you. I was sad because I was afraid you’d lost your way.”

#38. “You are going through a metamorphosis, my nephew. It will not be a pleasant experience but when you come out of it. You will be the beautiful prince you were always meant to be.”

#39. “You are not the man you used to be. You are stronger and wiser and freer than you ever used to be. And now you have come at the crossroads of destiny. It’s time for you to choose. It’s time for you to choose good.” 

#40.  “You must look within yourself to save yourself from your other self. only then will your true self reveal itself.”

#41. “Goodbye, everyone, today, destiny is our friend, I know it.”

#42. “Your critical decision – what you did beneath that lake. It was such a conflict with your image of yourself that you are now at war within your own mind and body.”

#43. “Don’t let plans get in the way of journey.”

#44.“There is nothing wrong with a life of peace and prosperity. I suggest you think about what it is that you want from your life, and why.”

#45. “At my age, there is only one big surprise left, and I’d just as soon leave it a mystery.”

#46. “It is important to draw wisdom from many different places. if we take it from only one place, it becomes rigid and stale.”

#47. “perfection and power are overrated. I think you are very wise to choose happiness and love.”

Uncle Iroh Quotes about Help Others and Let Others Help You

#48. “Sometimes, the best way to solve your own problems is to help someone else.”

#49. “There is nothing wrong with letting people who love you help you.”

#50. “You sound like my nephew, always thinking that you need to do things on your own without anyone’s support.

#51.  “While it is always best to believe in oneself, a little help from others can be a great blessing.”

Uncle Iroh Quotes about Funny

#52. “Who knew floating on a piece of driftwood for three weeks, with no food or water, and sea vultures waiting to pluck out your liver, could make one so tense!”

#53. “It’s a lovely night for a walk. Why don’t you join me? It would clear your head. Or, just stay in your room and sit in the dark. Whatever makes you happy.”

#54. “Who would have thought that, after all these years, I would return to the scene of my greatest military disgrace… as a tourist!”

#55. “Zuko, it’s time we had a talk…about your hair. It’s gone too far!”

#56. “The only thing better than finding something you are looking for is finding something you weren’t looking for at a great bargain!”

Uncle Iroh Darkness Quotes

#57. “Sometimes life is like this dark tunnel. you can’t always see the light at the end of the tunnel, but if you just keep moving, you will come to a better place.”

#58. “Many things that seem threatening in the dark become welcoming when we shine a light on them.”

#59. “In the darkest times, hope is something you give yourself…that is the meaning of inner strength.”

#60. “Even in the material world, you will find that if you look for the light, you can often find it…but if you look for the dark, that is all you will ever see.”

Uncle Iroh Quotes about Energy 

#61. “The stomach is the source of energy in your body. It is called the sea of chi. Only in my case, it is more like a vast ocean”

#62. “No. Someone new must take the throne. An idealist with a pure heart, and unquestionable honor. It has to be you, Prince Zuko.”

#63. “There is energy all around us. The energy is both yin and yang — positive energy and negative energy. Only a select few Firebenders can separate these energies. This creates an imbalance. The energy wants to restore balance, and at the moment the positive and negative energy comes crashing back together, you provide release and guidance, creating lightning.” 

Uncle Iroh Quotes about Element

#64. “Understanding others, the other elements, the other nations, will help you become whole.”

#65. “It is the combination of the four elements in one person that makes the avatar so powerful. but it can make you more powerful too.”

#66. “Air is the element of freedom. The Air Nomads detached themselves from worldly concerns, and they found peace and freedom. [pause] And they apparently had great senses of humor.”

#67. “Fire is the element of power. The people of the Fire Nation have desire and will, and the energy and drive to achieve what they want.”

#68. “Water is the element of change. The people of the Water Tribes are capable of adapting to many things. They have a sense of community and love that holds them together through anything.”

#69.”Earth is the element of substance. The people of the Earth Kingdom are diverse and strong, they are persistent and enduring.”

Final Thought

With his rich life experience and express method, Uncle Iroh can make the simplest words sound wise, inspirational and memorable. He is always patient, loves tea, loves his nephew, and is full of wisdom.

Uncle Iroh has a lot of different views on life, so he had so many proverbs filled with wisdom throughout “Avatar: The Last Airbender”, some of them may lighten our mind and we can carry into our real life.

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