Inspiration don’t always have to come from real-life people. We often find ourselves inspired by characters that live in the realms of the books we read, the movies we watch, the games we play…
And while our beloved characters may have stemmed from their author’s vision, they are often anchored in real-life experiences and bear the wisdom of the person that served as inspiration for the character. Most great stories have a message that transcends into real life, passing on valuable lessons from complex and wise characters. Who better than Yoda to stand as proof of that?
Grand Jedi Master Yoda conquered us all with his kindness, his soothing and trustworthy voice, his limitless (and kindly shared) wisdom and, of course, his charmingly funny way of speaking. Not to mention: who wouldn’t regain their confidence after seeing such a tiny creature beat the hell out of the Dark Side followers?
Here are 50 wise Yoda quotes to keep you on the light side of the Force
So great life is, to finish it no way there is. The more you would enter into it, the vaster would be the possibilities that open their doors.
Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.
Your path you must decide.
Judge me by my size, do you?
Control, control, you must learn control!
Already know you, that which you need.
You will find only what you bring in.
To be Jedi is to face the truth, and choose. Give off light, or darkness, Padawan. Be a candle, or the night.
Hmm. To a dark place this line of thought will carry us. Great care we must take.
Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future…
Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.
Adventure. Excitement. A Jedi craves not these things.
Silence is not simply calmness or quietude. Over all words and thoughts it implies transcendence. A state of beyond, a state of pervasive peace, it denotes.
Yoda quotes on fear and anger
Named must your fear be before banish it you can.
A challenge lifelong it is, not to bend fear into anger.
Let go of fear, and loss cannot harm you.
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.
Yoda Quotes on patience and learning
You must unlearn what you have learned.
Much to learn you still have my old Padawan. This is just the beginning.
I cannot teach him. The boy has no patience.
The more we learn, the more we discover how much we do not know.
Always two there are, no more, no less. A master and an apprentice.
Always pass on what you have learned.
Mind what you have learned. Save you it can.
Patience you must have, my young padawan.
Yoda quotes on failure
The greatest teacher, failure is.
You fail because you don’t believe.
No! Try not! Do or do not, there is no try.
If no mistake have you made, yet losing you are… a different game you should play.
Out of acceptance comes wisdom. Not an acquirement wisdom is, not knowledge wisdom is, not information. This quality of tremendous acceptance is wisdom.
So certain were you. Go back and closer you must look.
Yoda quotes on war and hate
A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.
You will know good from bad when you are at peace and passive.
Wars not make one great.
To answer power with power, the Jedi way this is not.
In this war, a danger there is, of losing who we are.
Clear your mind must be, if you are to find the villains behind this plot.
Yoda quotes on the dark side
The dark side clouds everything. Impossible to see the future.
When you look at the dark side, careful you must be. For the dark side looks back.
Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.
Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is.
In the end, cowards are those who follow the dark side.
Yoda quotes on commitment and knowledge
In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way.
A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind.
Many of the truths that we cling to depend on our point of view.
Smaller in number are we, but larger in mind.