One of the Lion King Quotes teaches us is that life is full of challenges but we should not let our worries overcome us. It also teaches us that power can be blinding.

The Lion King is one of the most beloved Disney classics, and it has more than a few memorable Lion King quotes that only increased with the live-action remake.

Disney’s can rightfully be considered one of the greatest animated movies ever made. A massive critical and commercial success at the time of its release, it is still one of the most beloved creations of the famous animation studio. With its gorgeous animation and its iconic songs, The Lion King is perfect in almost every way possible – and it’s often thanks to the characters that are so likable. Obviously, these characters have many lines that are still loved, remembered, and constantly quoted.

In honor of this classic, below is our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Lion King quotes from your favorite characters.

Lion King Quotes To Inspire Your Inner Simba

1. “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.” – Rafiki

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2. “Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope.” – Mufasa

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3. “Well, somebody once told me that the great kings of the past are up there, watching over us.” – Simba

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4. “Change is good.” – Rafiki

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5. “Remember who you are. You are my son and the one true king.” – Mufasa

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6. “Why won’t he be the king I know he is, the king I see inside?” – Nala

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7. “I’m only brave when I have to be. Being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble.” – Mufasa

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8. “Life’s not fair, is it? You see, I…well, I shall never be king. And you shall never see  the light of another day. Adieu.” – Scar

9. “Hakuna Matata!” – Timon and Pumbaa

10. “Danger? Hah! I walk on the wild side. I laugh in the face of danger.” – Simba

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11. “Simba you have forgotten me. You have forgotten who you are and so forgotten me. Look inside yourself Simba, you are more than what you have become, you must take your place in the circle of life. Remember who you are…remember…” – Mufasa

12. “You gotta put your past behind ya. Look kid, bad things happen, and you can’t do anything about it, right?” – Timon

13. “I just wanted to show you I could do it. That I could be brave like you.” – Young Simba

14. “See, I told you having a lion on our side wasn’t such a bad idea.” – Timon

15. “When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass. And so, we are all connected in the great Circle of Life…” – Mufasa

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16. “Everything the light touches is our kingdom.” –Mufasa

17. “The question is, who are you?” – Rafiki

18. “Bad things happen, and you can’t do anything about them.” – Timon

19. “There’s more to being a king than getting your way all the time.” – Mufasa

20. “Can’t cut it out, it will grow right back.” – Rafiki

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21. “There’s more to see than can ever be seen, more to do than can ever be done. There’s far too much to take in here, more to find than can ever be found.” – Chorus

22. “Correction I know your father… he’s alive and I’ll show him to you, follow old Rafiki he knows the way, c’mon,’ they are at the water’s edge where Simba can see his reflection, Rafiki says: ‘look harder… you see he lives in you.” – Rafiki

23. “Repeat after me. Hakuna Matata.” – Timon

24. “And so with my spirits high I boldly ventured off where no meerkat had dared to go before. I put my past behind me Ha! and never looked back.” Timon

25. “There’s one in every family-two in mine, actually – and they always manage to ruin special occasions.” – Zazu

26. “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen…Nobody knows my sorrow.” – Zazu

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27. “A king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, Simba, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king.”- Mufasa

28. “As you go through life, you will see that there is so much that we don’t understand. And the only thing we know is things don’t always go the way we plan.” – Simba

29. “Mufasa is strong. Like, way stronger than us.” – Azizi

30. “If you will not fight, then you will die as well.” – Zira

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31. “They can have the world. We’ll create our own.” – Kiara

32. “Sometimes what’s left behind can grow better than the generation before.” – Simba

33. “Ooh, I like that. He’s not king but he’s still so proper.” – Shenzi

34. ”Look Simba, everything the light touches, is our kingdom.” – Mufasa

35. “Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you.” – Mufasa

36. “A king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun.” – Mufasa

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37. “Truth? But, truth is in the eye of the beholder.” – Scar

38. “Long live the king.” – Scar

39. “Whenever you feel alone, just remember that those kings will always be there to guide you, and so will I.” – Mufasa

40. “Out of the ashes of this tragedy, we shall rise to greet the dawning of a new era.” – Scar

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41. “But, Zazu, you told me they are nothing but slobbery, mangy stupid poachers.” – Simba

42. “Life’s not fair, is it?” – Scar

43. “Look, sometimes, bad things happen.” – Simba

44. “Because it’s your responsibility.” – Nala

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45. “Asante sana, squash banana, wewe nugu, mimi apana!”- Rafiki

46. “You see, he lives in you.”- Rafiki

47. “Wrong! The only checking out you will do is to check out of here.” – Zazu

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48. “Run. Run away Scar and never return.” – Simba

49. “Simba, it’s to die for!” – Scar

50. “You got to put your behind in your past.” – Pumbaa

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51. “While others search for what they can take, a true king searches for what he can give.” – Mufasa

52. “Life’s not fair, is it, my little friend? While some are born to feast, others spend their lives in the dark, begging for scraps. The way I see it, you and I are exactly the same. We both want to find a way out.” – Scar

53. “Everybody is somebody. Even a nobody.” – Rafiki

54. “Think about it. When I’m king, I’ll have to give you orders. Tell you what to do. How weird is that?” – Young Simba

55. “The king approaches! This is not a drill. His Majesty has requested an audience. Upon his entrance, you will rise and genuflect.” – Zazu

56. “A true king’s power is his compassion.” – Sarabi

57. “Don’t turn your back on me, Scar.” – Mufasa

58. “You can’t eat me! It is forbidden to eat a member of the king’s court! Ow! No, please! Stop it!” – Zazu

59. “Well, look who’s come down to mingle with the commoners.” – Scar

60. “Not always, Scar. One day, it’ll be my son who rules. Simba will be your king.” – Mufasa

61. “Well, I’m not letting anyone tell me where to go, what to do, and even who to marry. There will never be a king like me.” – Young Simba

62. “Simba, you can’t escape your destiny.” – Zazu

63. “He’s my brother, Zazu. This is his home. As long as I am king, that will never change.” – Mufasa

64. “You can’t do anything to me, because I’m the future king!” – Young Simba

65. “It belongs to no one, but will be yours to protect. A great responsibility.” – Mufasa

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66. “Mufasa’s death was a terrible tragedy; but to lose Simba, who had barely begun to live… For me it is a deep personal loss. So it is with a heavy heart that I assume the throne. Yet, out of the ashes of this tragedy, we shall rise to greet the dawning of a new era… in which lion and hyena come together, in a great and glorious future!” – Scar

67. “And there’s nothing you can do about it. So why worry?” – Simba

68. “What do you want me to do, dress in drag and do the hula?” – Timon

69. “When the world turns its back on you, you turn your back on the world.” – Timon

70. “I finally got some sense knocked into me. And I’ve got the bump to prove it.” – Simba

71. “I thought I knew, but now I’m not so sure.” – Simba

72. “Going back means I’ll have to face my past. I’ve been running from it for so long.” – Simba

73. “It’s the Circle of Life and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love, ’til we find our place on the path unwinding.” – Rafiki

74. “But I thought a king can do whatever he wants.” – Young Simba

75. “They’ll fall in love and here’s the bottom line: our trio’s down to two.” – Timon

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Popular Lion King quotes and sayings

76. “No, no, no. Amateur. Lie down before you hurt yourself.” – Timon

77. “I left to find help, and I found you. Don’t you understand? You’re our only hope.” – Nala

78. “Didn’t your mother ever tell you not to play with your food?” – Zazu

79. “Well, as slippery as your mind is, as the King’s brother you should’ve been first in line.” – Zazu

80. “You have forgotten who you are and so have forgotten me. Look inside yourself Simba. You are more than what you have become. You must take your place in the Circle of life.” – Mufasa

81. “Can you feel the love tonight?” – Nala

82. “And just think, whenever he gets dirty you can take him out and beat him.” – Zazu

83. “Danger? I look on the wild side. I laugh in the face of danger!” – Simba

84. “Look, Sometimes bad things happen…” – Simba

85. “I’m going to be King of Pride Rock.” – Young Simba

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86. “I may run from Hyenas but I always fight a bully.” – Pumbaa

87. “You must remember who you are, the one true king.” – Mufasa

88. “A king’s true power is his compassion.” – Sarabi

89. “Look closer, you see… he lives in you.” – Rafiki

90. “I am Simba, son of Mufasa!” – Simba

91. “To change the past is a big order, but you can change the future.” – Timone

92. “As king I was proud of one thing, you as my son. That alone. No, that is forever.” – Mufasa

93. “His father’s strength is flickering inside. I wonder how bravery will taste.” – Shenzi

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94. “While others look for what he can take, a true king gives back.” – Mufasa

95. “It belongs to no one but is yours to protect. It is a great responsibility.” – Mufasa

96. “Correction, I know your father… He’s alive, and I’ll show him to you. ” – Rafiki

97. “Ooh, I like that. He’s not a king, but he’s still so proper.” – Shenzi

98. “Remember who you are.” – Mufasa

99. “Look harder.” – Rafiki

100. “You follow old Rafiki. He knows the way.” – Rafiki

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101. Simba: “What’s a motto?”

Timon: “Nothing. What’s the motto with you?”

102. “I guess even kings get scared, huh?” — Mufasa

103. “Gee, he looks blue.” — Timon

104. “The great kings of the past look down on us from those stars.” — Mufasa

105. “I’m surrounded by idiots.” — Scar

106. “First, I’m gonna take your stick.” — Simba

107. “They’re fireflies. Fireflies that, uh… got stuck up on that big bluish-black thing.” — Timon

108. “Pumbaa, with you, everything’s gas.” — Timon

109. “That’s not my father. That’s just my reflection.” — Simba

110. “I despise guessing games.” — Scar

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