Star Wars Quotes Yoda

"Star Wars" quotes from Yoda are always thought-provoking. Many of Yoda's quotes can help enrich our lives. Here are ten of the most memorable and profound quotes from the great Jedi Master.

  1. "How feel you?" While this Yoda "Star Wars" quote seems straightforward, it is rather complex. Identifying emotions alone doesn't really answer the question. We have to seek deeper understand to find the root of the problem. In ancient Greece, over the door to the temple where the Oracle of Delphi lived was the admonition, “Know Thyself.” It's daunting, but can be done.

  2. "Much to learn, you still have." This "Star Wars" quote can be rephrased: “The more you learn the less you know.” You may learn that a United States Navy submarine is fully powered by a nuclear power plant. But how does a nuclear reactor work? What kind of radioactive material is used? Why doesn't it contaminate the crew? Learning one thing reveals that you must learn more to truly understand.

  3. "Only different in your mind." This "Star Wars" quote from Yoda is about perception. How we see something may not be reality. Each person's perception is unique. Have four friends draw a bird. Each one will be different, but all will be birds. Seeing things as others see them is an essential but difficult skill.

  4. "You must unlearn what you have learned." If someone told you that "blue" was now called “tonf,” how long would it take you to stop calling it "blue"?  Sometimes relearning something is vital. If you find something you “know” to be detrimental to you or others, unlearn it. Keep at it until it's gone.

  5. "No! Try not. Do or do not. There is no try." Probably the most famous "Star Wars" quote spoken by the wise Yoda. It takes everything we do and boils it down to two inevitabilities. When you shoot a basket, the ball either goes in the hoop or it doesn't. No matter what, we either succeed or we don't. There is no middle ground.

  6. "Control, control. You must learn control." This "Star Wars" quote from Yoda is self-explanatory. It involves personal discipline. We may judge ourselves harshly, yet we let ourselves slide. We know what we are supposed to do and be, but let ourselves fall short of our potential.

  7. "Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering." This "Star Wars" quote from Yoda tells us to recognize our emotions and get them under control. Most people don’t realize when they are angry that there is another emotion causing that anger. Knowing this is the first step to owning your emotions. Stopping suffering in ourselves and others is a very important goal.

  8. "Wars not make one great." Wars may be a necessary evil, but fighting and winning aren’t enough to make you “great.” If that were true, the Nazis could be considered great today. What you're fighting for makes you great. Stopping someone from harming others is really the only noble reason to fight.   

  1. "Lost a planet Master Obi-Wan has. How embarrassing. How embarrassing." This "Star Wars" quote by Yoda is a reminder to not take yourself too seriously. If you can’t laugh at yourself, you’re missing the greatest joke in the world. Find the fun in life and share that joy with others. Don’t let the dread and weight of the galaxy get to you. Look at your darkest fear and laugh in its face.

  1. "Luminous beings we are, not this crude matter." Inside each of us a sun to provide light and warmth to others, a beacon to light our way. When we tap into that “being,” anything is possible. The spirit cannot be stopped by outside influences; it can only diminish when it collapses in on itself.

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