In the vast fictional universe of George Lucas, there hardly is a character more enigmatic than the wise and powerful Jedi Master, Yoda.
This nine-century old male being of unknown species trained generations and generations of Jedi masters, whose only mission it was to protect the allies of The Force across the universe.
His wrinkled face, hunched body and small laser stick contrast sharply with the gigantic force and determination flashing in his eyes. This is probably why this Star Wars characters has inspired many children around the world to unleash the force inside them and stand firm to the challenges of life as they come.
What makes the twelve quotes you are going to read below so memorable is the unique syntax that the great Jedi Master uses. Yoda orders his sentences object-subject-verb, or OSV: “Much to learn, you still have.”
There seem to be very few human languages in the world using this sentence structure, which contributes to the unearthly sounding of Yoda’s utterances.
Yoda also trained all of the Jedi kids prior to their introduction to their Jedi Masters. His most famous students are Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Kanan Jarrus. One of the strongest pieces of advice one can hear coming from Yoda is: “Do, or do not. There is no try!”
On the Star Wars official website, in the section about Yoda we can learn some most insightful revelations about this mysterious character.
As the story goes, once Yoda heard the voice of an old friend, Qui-Gon Jinn, who had died in a duel with a creature of The Dark Side.
At first, Yoda thought he was hearing voices thus going mad. Later, when he was again visited by the disembodied voice of his dear friend, Yoda found that it was truly Qui-Gon.
It turned out that his friend had somehow held onto his consciousness after the death of his body. The fallen hero sent Yoda on a journey where he would confront his own dark. This clearly shows that even a creature so supreme and highly spiritual had his weaknesses and doubts. When he overcame his own susceptibility to The Dark Side, Yoda gained a new understanding of what life really is about. It turned out that the Jedi Order should never have become warriors in the first place, because the only way to stop a rising evil is to use the power of love, not that of the laser saber!
These thirteen full of wisdom Yoda quotes will keep your vision of the future clear and fight the your own dark side!
In a dark place, we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way. – Yoda
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. – Yoda
Patience you must have, my young padawan. – Yoda
Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is. – Yoda
A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack. – Yoda
Adventure. Excitement. A Jedi craves not these things. – Yoda
Wars not make one great. – Yoda
Always pass on what you have learned. – Yoda
In this war, a danger there is, of losing who we are. – Yoda
Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose. – Yoda
You will find only what you bring in. – Yoda
To answer power with power, the Jedi way this is not. – Yoda
No! Try not! Do or do not, there is no try. – Yoda