This is the nature of war: By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you’ll only destroy yourself.
There’s nothing heroic about selfishly grabbing for glory. Listen to me: War is not fought alone![to Kikuchiyo]
In the end, we lost this battle too. I mean, the victory belongs to those peasants. Not to us.[to Shichiroji]
Bandits are coming, you fool. Your head is on the block, and all you think of are your whiskers?[to Manzo]
Nothing forces you to run like a battle. You run when you attack, you run when you retreat. When you can’t run anymore, you die.
I was once your age, you know. Hone your skills, then go to war and do great things. Then become lord of your own castle and domain. But as you dream those dreams, before you know it, your hair will turn as gray as mine. By that time you’ve lost your parents and you’re all alone.[to Katsushiro]