15+ Best Mufasa Quotes From 'The Lion King'

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Dec 12, 2023 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Feb 27, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
The Lion King hoarding on theatre front

'The Lion King' is a movie loved by children and adults alike.

This 1994 Disney classic tells us the story of Simba, the King of Pride Rock. The story about how the stranded lion cub became the rightful ruler and king of the jungle moves our hearts.

If we are talking about old Disney movies that everyone loves, you cannot look past 'The Lion King'. From the most famous line "Everything the light touches is yours", to Mufasa's last words "Help me" said to Scar before he is killed by Scar.

Even though there were several follow up movies and a live-action version of it, the original with all its charm lives inside our hearts forever.

The story of how the ruler and king of the jungle Mufasa is killed by his brother Scar and how Mufasa's son, Simba, comes back to finally avenge his father's death is something we will always remember. Simba's journey starts with his father being the king and ends with him becoming the king.

Even today, nothing can come close to the story and the life lessons this film offers.

Mufasa is a wise king who wants his son to become a king just like him. Mufasa's voice was immortalized by James Earl Jones, with Scar's words to Mufas "long live the King', being particularly memorable.

Even after Mufasa's death, Simba remembers his words and comes back to avenge him and take his rightful place on the throne.

Even though Mufasa doesn't have a lot of screen time, his presence stays with Simba forever. These Mufasa quotes will show you how wise and brave he was.

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Meaningful Quotes by Mufasa

If you are watching 'The Lion King', you cannot help but admire Mufasa. Not only is he a powerful king, but he is also a kind king.

The animals in his kingdom respect and love him. He knows how everything in the world is balanced in a certain way, and how upsetting that balance could lead to our downfall.

He teaches Simba a great few lessons but before he could finish teaching his son everything, he is killed by his greedy brother. Nevertheless, his lessons guide Simba to the throne later.

Here are a few quotes from Mufasa and the famous Mufasa speech to Simba that show the depth of his wisdom. You might find for you and your buddy a favorite quote from 'The Lion King' here.

1. "I'm only brave when I have to be. Simba, being brave doesn't mean you go looking for trouble."

- Mufasa.

2. "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.

3. "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.

4. "Simba, let me tell you something that my father told me. Look at the stars. The great kings of the past look down on us from those stars."

- Mufasa.

5. "Yes, Simba, but let me explain. 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.

6. "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.

7. "So whenever you feel alone just remember that those kings will always be there to guide you. And so will I."

- Mufasa.

Amazing Lion King Quotes from Mufasa

Mufasa is not only a great king but also a great father. He dotes on his son and his family. He loves his son but he also knows when to chastise him. When Simba disobeys him he is patient but stern.

Exactly how a good father should be. Simba in return loves and looks up to his great father. Here are Mufasa quotes to remind you of the great father and King. Here you'll also find some Simba and Mufasa quotes.

8. "Look, Simba. Everything the light touches is our kingdom."

- Mufasa.

9. "Sarabi: Your son's awake.

Mufasa: Before sunrise, he's your son."

- 'The Lion King'.

10. "Mufasa: Sarabi and I didn't see you at the presentation of Simba.

Scar: That was today? Oh, I feel simply awful."

- 'The Lion King'.

11. "Don't turn your back on me, Scar!"

- Mufasa.

12. "Scar: Well, I was first in line, until the little hairball was born.

Mufasa: That hairball is my son. And your future king."

- 'The Lion King'.

13. "Simba: Everything the light touches... What about that shadowy place?

Mufasa: That's beyond our borders. You must never go there, Simba.

Simba: But I thought a king can do whatever he wants.

Mufasa: There's more to being a king than getting your way all the time."

- 'The Lion King'.

14. "Simba: But you're not scared of anything.

Mufasa: I was today.

Simba: You were?

Mufasa: Yes. I thought I might lose you.

Simba: Oh. I guess even kings get scared, huh?"

- 'The Lion King'.

15. "Mufasa: Simba, I'm very disappointed in you!

Simba: I know.

Mufasa: You could have been killed. You deliberately disobeyed me and what's worse, you put Nala in danger!"

- 'The Lion King'.

16. "Simba: I bet those hyenas were even scareder.

Mufasa: That's 'cause nobody messes with your dad!"

- 'The Lion King'.

17. "Remember who you are. You are my son and the one true king. Remember who you are."

- Mufasa's Ghost.

- 'The Lion King'.

18. "Zazu: There's one in every family sire. Two in mine, actually. And they always manage to ruin special occasions.

Mufasa : What am I going to do with him?"

- 'The Lion King'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Mufasa quotes then why not take a look at Simba quotes, or [lion quotes].

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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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