35 Wise Rafiki Quotes from Lion King and Lion Guard

Rafiki is a male mandrill and serves as the Royal Mjuzi of the Pride Lands in Disney’s The Lion King.

He played a significant role, presenting Simba, the prince heir of Pride Rock, to the Pride Lands’ animals.

The shaman-like figure deeply mourned when Scar took over and Simba and Mufasa were believed to be dead.

Described as wise, Rafiki is a repository of knowledge and wisdom.


While mandrills typically inhabit rainforests and live in large groups, Rafiki is the sole mandrill in the Pridelands, adding mystique to his character.

This choice of a lone mandrill in a desert setting, imparting wisdom to lions, is intriguing. Rafiki’s wisdom, combined with his humor, is evident not just in the original movie but also its sequels and the TV series.

I have listed below some of the wise quotes by Rafiki that I am sure you will love.

Best Rafiki Quotes

I’m not the one who’s confused; you don’t even know who you are. ~ Rafiki.

Asante sana squash banana! ~ Rafiki.

Makini is training. I am taking a break from the noise. ~ Rafiki.

My work here is done. ~ Rafiki.


Can’t cut it out. It’ll grow right back! ~ Rafiki.

He lives in you. ~ Rafiki.

Any story worth telling is worth telling twice. ~ Rafiki.

I would not lie there, if I were you. ~ Rafiki.

Top Rafiki Quotes

The Roar is a very powerful gift. It can be used for great good. But it can also lead to terrible evil. ~ Rafiki.

You’re a baboon, and I’m not. ~ Rafiki.

After Scar was gone, Simba became King. But Zira told Simba he couldn’t rule the Pride Lands. Because Scar had chosen her son, Kovu, to be King. ~ Rafiki.

Remember, young honey badger. Practice the key to good form is to stick with it. ~ Rafiki.

Thank you, Lion Guard. It has been a long time since I embraced my inner warrior. ~ Rafiki.


Remember, the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. ~ Rafiki.

It always feels good to return to the Pride Lands. Eh, Simba? ~ Rafiki.

Don’t dawdle… Hurry up. ~ Rafiki.

Popular Rafiki Quotes

If my tree feels like home to you, then you should stay. But perhaps you could be a little quieter? ~ Rafiki.

Live here? Ha! You cannot live here. I need quiet to train my apprentice. ~ Rafiki.

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

You follow old Rafiki, he knows the way. Come on! ~ Rafiki.

It is time. ~ Rafiki.

The king… has returned. ~ Rafiki.

The question is: who are you? ~ Rafiki.

Famous Rafiki Quotes

No, no. The form cannot be fixed so easily. You must learn balance and technique. ~ Rafiki.

Life without worry. You seek Hakuna Matata. ~ Rafiki.

No, no, Simba. It is you who must tell Kion about the Lion Guard. ~ Rafiki.

Yes, yes. Your eye will be fine. Just wear this eye patch for three days. And no craziness. ~ Rafiki.

You will find another staff. But another you? That cannot be found! ~ Rafiki.

The whole kingdom is coming. ~ Rafiki.

Wise Rafiki Quotes

You have much spirit, honey badger. ~ Rafiki.


Change is good. ~ Rafiki.

Ah, that was fun. But it feels good to take a break. ~ Rafiki.

The Outsiders are a group of lions led by a lioness named Zira. Simba banished them from the Pride Lands before any of you were born. ~ Rafiki.

Simba? He’s- he’s alive? He he- he’s alive! ~ Rafiki.

You did not hear everything I said. Honey badgers are only smartest when they think things through. ~ Rafiki.

If these quotes and sayings connect with you, check out our other posts on Jiraiya quotes and Wilbur Soot quotes.

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