The Best Yoda Quotes & Sayings from the Star Wars Universe: 50+ Classic Yoda Lines!

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Whether or not you’re a Star Wars fan, it’s easy to recognise quotes from the OG of the galaxy: Master Yoda. As a 900+ yr. old Jedi Master, Yoda is quick-witted, blunt, and full of pearls of wisdom that could easily qualify him as an inspirational life coach.

We’ve separated Yoda’s quotes into various categories below. Feel free to comment if we’ve missed any, and may the Force be with you!

Famous Yoda Quotes

We’ll start with some of Yoda’s most renowned quotes: all the wisdom, sayings, and phrases that have been used on countless merchandise and memes galore.

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“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

“Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

“Do or do not, there is no try.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you?” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Motivational Yoda Quotes

Yoda also proves to be a legendary master of wisdom and motivation when it comes to training aspiring Jedi. Here are some of his most motivational lines:

“Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.” Star Wars: Episode II -Attack of the Clones

“Mind what you have learned. Save you it can.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“You will only find what you bring in.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“No more training do you require. Already know you, that which you need.” Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi 

“The greatest teacher, failure is.” Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

Yoda Quotes About the Force

The Force is a mysterious type of energy that binds everything together in the galaxy, and Yoda imparts crucial knowledge about it when training Luke. Here are some of his best lines about the Force:

“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.” Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

“A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“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.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“Yes, a Jedi’s strength flows from the Force.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“Through the Force, things you will see. Other places. The future, the past. Old friends long gone.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“Only a fully trained Jedi Knight, with the Force as his ally, will conquer Vader and his Emperor.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“Luke, the Force runs strong in your family. Pass on what you have learned.” Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

“Twilight is upon me, and soon, night must fall. That is the way of things. The way of the Force.” Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

Yoda Quotes About the Dark Side

Yoda is responsible for some of the most key explanations about the dangers, pitfalls, and harmful consequences of turning to the dark side. Here’s a roundup of these:

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“Hard to see, the dark side is.” Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

“Powerful you have become, Dooku. The dark side I sense in you.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

“The dark side clouds everything. Impossible to see, the future is.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

“Clear your mind must be if you are to discover the real villains behind this plot.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

“Joined the Dark Side Dooku has. Lies, deceit, creating mistrust are his ways now.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

“Twisted by the dark side, young Skywalker has become. The boy you trained, gone he is…” Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

“Careful you must be when sensing the future, Anakin. The fear of loss is a path to the dark side.” Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Luke: But how am I to know the good side from the bad?
Yoda: You will know… when you are calm, at peace, passive.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan’s apprentice.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Luke: Is the dark side stronger?
Yoda: No, no, no. Quicker, easier, more seductive.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“If you choose the quick and easy path as Vader did, you will become an agent of evil.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.” Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi

Yoda Quotes About Love

Yoda also has a few love-related lines that could teach us a thing or two about managing relationships, like the following:

“Seeing you alive brings warm feelings to my heart.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

“Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is.” Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Yoda Quotes About Wisdom & Failure

Yoda is also a fountain of knowledge when it comes to life lessons. Here are some of his top quotes that touch upon wisdom and the concept of failure in the galaxy:

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“The Chosen One the boy may be; nevertheless, grave danger I fear in his training.” Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

“Always two there are, no more, no less. A master and an apprentice.” Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

“Great warrior, hmm? Wars not make one great.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Luke: Will they die?
Yoda: Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“Decide you must how to serve them best. If you leave now, help them you could, but you will destroy all for which they have fought and suffered.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Luke: But tell me why I can’t…
Yoda: No, no! There is no ‘why.'” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Luke: I won’t fail you. I’m not afraid.
Yoda: You will be. You… will… be.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

 “A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Luke: I don’t- I don’t believe it!
Yoda: That is why you fail.” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“So certain are you. Always with you what cannot be done. Hear you nothing that I say?” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“Control, control, you must learn control!” Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

“When 900 years old you reach, look as good, you will not.” Star Wars: Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi

“Wisdom they held, but that library contained nothing that the girl Rey does not already possess.” Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

“Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery, hmm… but weakness, folly, failure, also. Yes, failure, most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is. Luke, we are what they grow beyond. That is the true burden of all masters.” Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

BONUS: Yoda Quotes from The Clone Wars

In addition to the films, Yoda also has a wealth of knowledge in The Clone Wars television series. Below is a compilation of some of Master Yoda’s best quotes throughout the series.

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“Size is not everything. Smaller in number we are, but larger in mind.” Season 1, Episode 1 “Ambush”

“In the end, cowards are those who follow the dark side.” Season 1, Episode 1 “Ambush”

“Deceive you, eyes can. In the Force, very different each of you is.” Season 1, Episode 1 “Ambush”

“To answer power with power, the Jedi way this is not. In this war, a danger there is, of losing who we are.” Season 1, Episode 10 “Lair of Grievous

“No longer certain that one ever does win a war, I am.” Season 6, Episode 13 “Sacrifice”

Did we miss any of your favourite quotes from Master Yoda?

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Let us know in the comments if we need to add any! Cheers!

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