One of the greatest things about art and storytelling is its ability to inspire us to be better. All Might quotes provide a powerful example of this.
All Might is a principal character in the Japanese manga and anime series, My Hero Academia. My Hero Academia is set in a world where everyone—well, almost everyone—is born with superhuman abilities. The story’s protagonist, Izuku Midoriya, happens to be one of the rare people born without any obvious supernatural abilities.
Still, Izuku longs to join the ranks of the heroes and aspires to emulate the most legendary of all heroes: All Might.1
Over the course of the series, All Might plays a prominent role both as a leader and as a mentor top young Izuku. And even if you’re not a fan of manga or anime, you’ll be able to appreciate the wisdom in his inspiring and motivating words.
Here are some of the most inspiring All Might quotes:
All Might Quotes on Overcoming Obstacles
When there’s nothing to be gained, rising to the challenge at those times is surely the mark of a true hero.
A hero can always break out of a tough spot.
If you feel yourself hitting up against your limit remember for what cause you clench your fists remember why you started down this path, and let that memory carry you beyond your limit.
All Might Quotes on Humility
It’s not bad to dream. But you also have to consider what’s realistic.
The most inflated egos are often the most fragile.
All Might Quotes on Self Improvement
Whether you win or lose, looking back and learning from the experience is a part of life.
I smile to show the pressure of heroes and to trick the fear inside of me.
You are not just an aspiring hero following in my footsteps. You are on your own path toward greatness. As your teacher, I must walk beside you.
All Might Quotes on Responsibility
I will protect and raise him even if it costs me my life.
My power has been declining faster than I expected, but I must do this. Why? Because I am the Symbol of Peace.
It’s true that heroes have many things to protect. And that’s why we can’t lose.
Meddling when you don’t have to is one of the true essence of a true hero.
All Might Quotes On Discipline
The flame I passed on to you is still small; but in the future, it will be exposed to wind and rain and grow even bigger. And then, I will slowly become weak and disappear, and I will finish my job.
Those who are always aiming for the top, and those who aren’t. That slight difference in attitudes will have a big impact once you go out into society.