Sokka, when you first arrived, you were so unsure. You even seemed
down on yourself. But I saw something in you right away. I saw a heart as strong as a lion turtle, and twice as big. And as we trained, it wasn’t your skills that impressed me. No it certainly wasn’t your skills. You showed something beyond that: creativity, versatility, intelligence. These are the traits that define a great swordsman. And these are the traits that define you. You told me that you didn’t know if you were worthy, but I believe you to be more worthy than any man I have ever trained.