This collection of Yoda quotes ring with truth and wisdom, which is why the words of this fictional character continue to be popular today.

The first to rise to poularity was when in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda tells Luke Skywalker that “there is no try – only do or do not.” This simple statement has profound implications for anyone trying to achieve a goal.

Yoda’s words remind us that in order to be creative, we must take action and not just talk about our ideas. We must be willing to experiment and take risks. And most importantly, we must not give up when things don’t go as planned.

No matter who you are, you are sure to find these Yoda quotes inspiring.

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  1. “In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way.” – Yoda
  2. “Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealously. The shadow of greed, that is.” — Yoda
  3. “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” — Yoda
  4. “Powerful you have become, the dark side I sense in you.” – Yoda
  5. “Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. Consume you, it will.” – Yoda
  6. “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” — Yoda
  7. “Always pass on what you have learned.” — Yoda“
  8. Feel the force!”– Yoda
  9. “Patience you must have my young Padawan.” — Yoda
  10. “Truly wonderful the mind of a child is.” – Yoda
  11. “Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship.” – Yoda
  12. “Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda
  13. “The dark side clouds everything. Impossible to see the light, the future is.” – Yoda
  14. “Great warrior. Wars not make one great.” – Yoda
  15. “You will find only what you bring in.” – Yoda
  16. “To be Jedi is to face the truth, and choose. Give off light, or darkness, Padawan. Be a candle, or the night.” – Yoda
  17. “On many long journeys have I gone. And waited, too, for others to return from journeys of their own. Some return; some are broken; some come back so different only their names remain.” – Yoda
  18. “Control, control, you must learn control!” – Yoda
  19. “In the end, cowards are those who follow the dark side.” – Yoda
  20. “Secret, shall I tell you? Grand Master of Jedi Order am I. Won this job in a raffle I did, think you? ‘How did you know, how did you know, Master Yoda?’ Master Yoda knows these things. His job it is.” — Yoda
  21. “Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.” — Yoda
  22. “To answer power with power, the Jedi way this is not. In this war, a danger there is, of losing who we are.” – Yoda
  23. “Ready are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained. 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. Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless.” — Yoda
  24. “Many of the truths that we cling to depend on our point of view.” – Yoda
  25. “Do not assume anything Obi-Wan. Clear your mind must be if you are to discover the real villains behind this plot.“ – Yoda
  26. “Named must your fear be before banish it you can.” – Yoda“You will know (the good from the bad) when you are calm, at peace. Passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.” — Yoda
  27. “You think Yoda stops teaching, just because his student does not want to hear? A teacher Yoda is. Yoda teaches like drunkards drink, like killers kill.” – Yoda
  28. “Soon will I rest, yes, forever sleep. Earned it I have. Twilight is upon me, soon night must fall.” – Yoda
  29. “When you look at the dark side, careful you must be. For the dark side looks back.” – Yoda
  30. “You will know (the good from the bad) when you are calm, at peace. Passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.” – Yoda
  31. “Smaller in number are we, but larger in mind.” – Yoda
  32. “Your path you must decide.” — Yoda
  33. “Always two there are, no more, no less. A master and an apprentice.” – Yoda
  34. “No longer certain, that one ever does win a war, I am. For in fighting the battles, the bloodshed, already lost we have. Yet, open to us a path remains. That unknown to the Sith is. Through this path, victory we may yet find. Not victory in the Clone Wars, but victory for all time.” — Yoda
  35. “If no mistake you have made, losing you are. A different game you should play.” – Yoda
  36. “Happens to every guy sometimes this does” — Yoda
  37. “Adventure. Excitement. A Jedi craves not these things.” ― Yoda
  38. “Do or do not. There is no try.”
  39. “You must unlearn what you have learned.”
  40. “Named must be your fear before banish it you can.”
  41. “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”
  42. “The greatest teacher, failure is.”
  43. “Pass on what you have learned.”
  44. “Only the Dark Lord of the Sith knows of our weakness. If informed the senate is, multiply our adversaries will.” — Yoda
  45. “Anger, fear, aggression. The dark side are they.”
  46. “Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is.”
  47. “Pain, suffering, and death I feel. Something terrible has happened. Young Skywalker is in pain. Terrible pain.”
  48. “Listening to music sometimes, a window opens and happy you are.”
  49. “Always more questions than answers, there are.”
  50. “Just disconnect. Once in a day sometime, sit silently and from all connections disconnect yourself.”
  51. “No greater gift there is, than a generous heart.”“
  52. Arduous is discovering oneself, going on the greatest exploration it is.”
  53. “Doubt in battle, there cannot be. Belief, there must be.”
  54. “If in anger you answer, then in shame you dwell.”
  55. “Age more than a count of heartbeats is. Age is how many mistakes you have made.”
  56. “A decision is yours alone to make. Yet remember you should that you make it also for the silent ones who stand at your shoulder.”
  57. “A way there always is.”
  58. “Each choice, the branch of a tree is: What looked like a decision, is after only a pattern of growth.”
  59. “The more we learn, the more we discover how much we do not know.”
  60. “Honor life by living. Killing honors only death: only the dark side.”
  61. “Your past can ruin your future, if you allow it.”
  62. “When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good you will not.”
  63. “A challenge lifelong it is, not to bend fear into anger.”
  64. “Out of acceptance comes wisdom. Not an acquirement wisdom is, not knowledge wisdom is, not information. This quality of tremendous acceptance is wisdom.”
  65. 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
  66. “So certain were you. Go back and closer you must look.”
  67. “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. Yoda
  68. A great warrior he is, wars do not make one great. Yoda
  69. A Jedi always sought to avoid a conflict.
  70. Infinitely more ways there are to reach a goal, Yoda had said many times. Try them all, you should. Yoda
  71. If routine you count on, disappointed your hopes will be. Yoda
  72. Never step in the same river twice can you. Each time the river hurries on. Each time he that steps has changed. Yoda
  73. When you look back, lose your place on the path, you do. Yoda
  74. Adventure. Heh! Excitement. Heh! A Jedi craves not these things. Yoda
  75. Make the decision, make another. Remake one past, you cannot. Yoda
  76. Better things than fighting, should a Jedi Master be doing! Seeking wisdom. Finding balance. Yoda
  77. Of the moment, be. In the moment, live. The art of remaining in the present, learn. Neither the past nor the future exists. Yoda
  78. To live totally fear allows you not, hold you back it always does. Yoda
  79. 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. Yoda
  80. When all choices seem wrong, choose restraint. Yoda
  81. With time. With time all are healed. Yoda
  82. When your path is unsure, better to wait, it is. Yoda
  83. By chance alone we do not live our lives. Yoda
  84. Make a mission great, excitement does not. Yoda
  85. Mind what you have learned. Save you it can. Yoda
  86. The dark side. Always it speaks to us, from our pain. Our grief. It connects our pain to all pain, our hurt to all hurt. Yoda
  87. True mastery of a skill was only the beginning step to understanding it. Yoda
  88. The shadow of greed, attachment is. What you fear to lose, train yourself to release. Let go of fear, and loss cannot harm you. Yoda
  89. Close your mouth and open your ears, you must. Then hear what your true heart is seeking, you will. Yoda
  90. Concentrate on what I know is true while I wait for the mud to settle and the water to become clear. Yoda
  91. The best security lies in creating a society that nobody wishes to attack. Yoda
  92. Of your ability, sure you are. Yet between sureness and pride, a small step it is. Yoda
  93. Too long sorrow makes a stone of the heart. Yoda
  94. If in anger you answer, then in shame you dwell. Yoda
  95. Easy it becomes to be false in big things, if false you are in small ones. Yoda
  96. Frivolous, speculation is, when patience will reveal all. YodaLearn not to teach, you must. As surely as you must guide, you must also be led. Yoda
  97. Through enjoyment life grows. Joy is the sutra. Be joyful and grateful – whatsoever you have.
  98. The whole question is this: in the world, doing what are you? A participant in it, are you? Or a watcher? Yoda
  99. Even the blind seed grows to the light. Yoda
  100. Here now is joy. And to be joyful only one thing one needs, and that is: be joyful. Nothing else, no other requirement. Yoda
  101. Poetic you become when in love you are. In love continuously are those people who are called poets. Yoda
  102. In a vacuum man exists not, like an island man exists not. Yoda
  103. Deeper than your mind is your heart. Love is deeper than logic. Yoda
  104. Share! Give! and given to you more will be. Be a miser, do not give, and less will be given to you, because need it you do not. Yoda
  105. This courage to enter into a new adventure – make you more alive it will. And to people who are more alive, happiness happens. Yoda
  106. At the very source of your being you should be, where these three things you can feel: goodness, beauty and truth. Yoda
  107. Whatsoever you have done is nothing in comparison to that which you can do. And nothing is whatsoever you can do in comparison with that which you are. Yoda
  108. Impatient never be. YodaDelicate flower truth is, but also the most precious treasure in life – because liberation it brings, freedom it brings. Yoda
  109. Your world you create, too, yourself you create. Things thoughts become.Burning inside you jealousy is, and poisoning you is anger; inside you greed is growing. And clouding your consciousness all these together are – destroying your individuality, your essential existence. Yoda
  110. To defeat an enemy, you do not have to kill. Defeat the rage that burns in him, and he is your enemy no longer. Rage the true enemy is. Yoda
  111. Learn one thing in life you have to – not to cling. Yoda“You will know good from bad when you are at peace and passive.” – Yoda
  112. “If you end your training now — if you choose the quick and easy path as Vader did — you will become an agent of evil.”– Yoda
  113. “Accept the challenge I do, Your Highness. Arrive by nightfall, I will.” – Yoda
  114. “Yes. Yes. A flaw more and more common among Jedi. Too sure of themselves they are. Even the older, more experienced ones.” – Yoda
  115. Hmm. Darker the coming storm grows. I fear the dark cloud of the Sith shrouds us all.” -Yoda
  116. “Wrong? Hmm. A long time, fought I did. Consumed by fear, I was, though see it I did not.” -Yoda
  117. “Use your feelings, Obi-Wan, and find him you will.” -Yoda
  118. “Like fire across the galaxy, the Clone Wars spread. In league with the wicked Count Dooku, more and more planets slip. Against this threat, upon the Jedi Knights falls the duty to lead the newly formed army of the Republic. And as the heat of war grows, so, too, grows the prowess of one most gifted students of the Force.” -Yoda
  119. “Faith in your new apprentice, misplaced may be. As is your faith in the dark side of the Force.” -Yoda
  120. “Reckless he is. Matters are worse.” -Yoda
  121. “Decide you must, how to serve them best. If you leave now, help them you could; but you would destroy all for which they have fought, and suffered.” -Yoda
  122. “I have many children, as you seek you may find that this is the last one till he must die before he must reach the becoming of mankind. Many men have failed but I have surpassed their expectation of being a Jedi master.” -Yoda
  123. “Through the Force, things you will see. Other places. The future… the past. Old friends long gone.” -Yoda
  124. “Not if anything to say about it I have.”Yoda“
  125. Blind we are, if creation of this clone army we could not see.” -Yoda
  126. “No! Unfortunate that you rushed to face him… that incomplete was your training. That… not ready for the burden were you.”
  127. “No! Unfortunate that you rushed to face him… that incomplete was your training. That… not ready for the burden were you.” -Yoda
  128. “Dangerous and disturbing this puzzle is. Only a Jedi could have erased those files. But who, and why, harder to answer. Meditate on this I will.” -Yoda

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