50 Best Master Yoda Quotes Of All Time
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Grand Jedi Master Yoda is among the oldest and most powerful known Jedi Masters in the “Star Wars” franchise, created by George Lucas.

Regardless of whether you’re a follower of the “Star Wars” movies, you’re bound to recognize the oh-so-familiar face of that little two-foot-tall green alien with seemingly infinite wisdom, and might not even know that you’re familiar with Yoda quotes from the series.

Yoda played an integral role in training Luke Skywalker, imparting his wisdom throughout the storyline. Yoda’s most famous quote is something even non-“Star Wars” fans have heard: “Do or do not. There is no try.”

His timeless lessons bounce right off of the movie screen and into our hearts, reminding us that even fictional stories and characters can make an impact in our everyday lives and even our relationships.

All of us could use a little advice when the going gets tough, but not all of us want to hear the same old sayings telling us that we need to “hang in there.” Some of us just want to forget about our troubles for a few minutes and watch something to distract ourselves.

But little do we know that the very thing we’re watching — outer space and using “the Force” to lead the way to victory — can also teach us a thing or two about ourselves and how we live our own (real) lives.

Yoda’s philosophy — Stoicism, which is the practice of going through hardship without verbally or physically expressing emotions or protest — shapes his unique point of view, giving us countless nuggets of wisdom. Even on his deathbed, Yoda’s last words reveal an important truth that helps his students move forward: “Pass on what you have learned.”

Take a look below at the best Yoda quotes that you can apply to your own real-world life, and continue to spread the message:

May the Force be with you.

1. “If in anger you answer, then in shame you dwell.”

2. “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” 

3. “In the end, cowards are those who follow the dark side.” 

4. “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” 

5. “Give off light, or darkness, Padawan. Be a candle, or the night.” 

6. “You will know (the good from the bad) when you are calm, at peace. Passive.” 

7. “Happens to every guy sometimes this does.” 

8. “Patience you must have my young Padawan.”

9. “Close your mouth and open your ears, you must. Then hear what your true heart is seeking, you will.”

10. “Ready are you? What know you of ready?” 

11. “No greater gift there is, than a generous heart.”

12. “All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was.”

13. “Of the moment, be. In the moment, live. The art of remaining in the present, learn. Neither the past nor the future exists.”

14. “Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.” 

15. “Close your mouth and open your ears, you must. Then hear what your true heart is seeking, you will.”

16. “You must unlearn what you have learned.”

17. “A challenge lifelong it is, not to bend fear into anger.”

18. “In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way.”

19. “The greatest teacher, failure is.”

20. “Many of the truths that we cling to depend on our point of view.” 


21. “You fail because you don’t believe.”

22. “Do or do not. There is no try.”

23. “Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is.”

24. “You will find only what you bring in.”


25. “Mind what you have learned. Save you it can.”

26. “Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.” 

27. “So certain were you. Go back and closer you must look.”

28. “Always two there are, no more, no less. A master and an apprentice.” 


29. “Out of acceptance comes wisdom. Not an acquirement wisdom is, not knowledge wisdom is, not information. This quality of tremendous acceptance is wisdom.”

30. “Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.”

31. “Arduous is discovering oneself, going on the greatest exploration it is.”

32. “Looking? Found someone you have, eh?”

33. “A way there always is.”

34. “Named must your fear be before banish it you can.”


35. “If routine you count on, disappointed your hopes will be.”

36. “Do not assume anything. Clear your mind must be if you are to discover the real villains behind this plot.”

37. “Never step in the same river twice can you. Each time the river hurries on. Each time he that steps has changed.”

38. “If no mistake have you made, yet losing you are, a different game you should play.” 

39. “When you look back, lose your place on the path, you do.”

40. “In this war, a danger there is, of losing who we are.” 

41. “Make the decision, make another. Remake one past, you cannot.”

42. “Already know you that which you need.”


43. “To live totally fear allows you not, hold you back it always does.”


44. “Like reflections in the mirror thoughts are, clouds passing in the sky, but not the clouds the sky is. Desires, memories, imagination, they all come and go.”


45. “Your past can ruin your future if you allow it.”

46. “When all choices seem wrong, choose restraint.”

47. “Too long sorrow makes a stone of the heart.”

48. “A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing.”

49. “A Jedi uses for the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.”

50. “Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you?”

Brittany Berke is a twenty-something who loves to story-tell through the art of writing and acting. Her work has been featured in Elite Daily, Bustle, Odyssey and more.

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