Think you know Star Wars? Think again.
Grand Jedi Master Yoda is among the oldest and most powerful known Jedi Masters in the Star Wars franchise, created by George Lucas.
Regardless if you’re a follower of the hugely popular movie series, you’re bound to recognize the oh-so-familiar face of that little two-foot-tall green alien with seemingly infinite wisdom.
In the series, this character played an integral role in training Luke Skywalker, imparting his wisdom throughout the storyline. His timeless lessons bounce right off of the movie screen and into our hearts, reminding us that even fictional stories and characters can make an impact in our everyday lives and even our relationships.
All of us could use a little relationship advice when the going gets tough, but not all of us want to hear the same old sayings telling us that we need to “stick in there,” or that “love is friendship set on fire.”
Some of us just want to forget about our troubles for a few minutes and just watch something to take our minds off things. But little did we know that the very thing we’re watching — about outer space wars and using “the Force” to lead the way to victory — could also teach us a thing or two about ourselves and how we live our own (real) lives.
So take a look at 21 of the wisest, most interesting Yoda quotes that can apply to your own real-world relationships.
For when you’re ready to take the next big step.
For when you just need to trust who you’re with.
“Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” — Yoda
For when you need to take a deep breath.
“You will know (the good from the bad) when you are calm, at peace. Passive.” — Yoda
For when you’re losing hope.
“PATIENCE YOU MUST HAVE my young padawan” — Yoda
For when you are waiting for that PERFECT moment (that will never come).
“Ready are you? What know you of ready?” — Yoda
For when you need to focus on what’s right in front of you.
For when you need to move on.
“Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.” — Yoda
For when you need to start over.
“You must unlearn what you have learned.” — Yoda
For when you need to dig deep.
“In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way.” — Yoda
For when you need to take a step back.
“Many of the truths that we cling to depend on our point of view.” — Yoda
For when you just need to GO for it.
“Do or do not. There is no try.”— Yoda
For when you are ready to open yourself to something more.
For when you need to focus on what REALLY matters.
“Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.” — Yoda
For when you realize you still have much to learn.
“Always two there are, no more, no less. A master and an apprentice.” — Yoda
For when you need to have a little faith in the unknown.
“Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.”— Yoda
For when you need to really SEE what’s right in front of you.
“Looking? Found someone you have, eh?” — Yoda
For when you need to face your biggest fears.
“Named must your fear be before banish it you can.”— Yoda
For when you need to gather your senses.
“Do not assume anything . Clear your mind must be if you are to discover the real villains behind this plot.”— Yoda
For when you need to re-think things.
“If no mistake have you made, yet losing you are … a different game you should play.” — Yoda
For when you need to find yourself again.
“In this war, a danger there is, of losing who we are.” — Yoda
For when you need to look inside for what you’re missing.