Wisdom of the Great Mystery: Quotations from Jedi & Sith Masters
“Tell me what you regard as your greatest strength, so I will know how best to undermine you; tell me of your greatest fear, so I will know which I must force you to face; tell me what you cherish most, so I will know what to take from you; and tell me what you crave, so that I might deny you…”
Emotion, yet peace.
Ignorance, yet knowledge.
Passion, yet serenity.
Chaos, yet harmony.
Death, yet the Force.
– Earliest Jedi Code
“You must begin by gaining power over yourself; then another; then a group, an order, a world, a species, a group of species… finally, the Galaxy itself.”
“Sometimes a Jedi’s most important duty is to stand and wait.” —Mace Windu
“Do you feel the hate?… It is the source of your strength. You still hate me. No matter. Today you have delivered yourself into my hands. I have the power of life and death over you, Maul. Someday, you will hold that power over another. It is the honor of the Sith. You will devote yourself to the idea of domination.”
There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no death, there is the Force.
—The Jedi Code (Based on the meditations of Odan-Urr)
“Who’s the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?”
“Know that there was once a Darth Traya. And that she cast aside that role, was exiled, and found a new purpose. But there must always be a Darth Traya, one that holds the knowledge of betrayal. Who has been betrayed in their heart, and will betray in turn.”
“I will do what I must.” —Obi-Wan Kenobi
“I use it (the force) as I would use a poison, and in the hopes of understanding it, I will learn the way to kill it. But perhaps these are the excuses of an old woman who has grown to rely on a thing she despises.”
“Do, or do not. There is no try.”
“I have waited a long time for this moment, my little green friend. At last, the Jedi are no more.” —Darth Sidious
“And well you should not! For my ally is the Force. And a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. The force 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! Even between the land and the ship.” —Master Yoda
“It is not our way. The Counts of Serenno do not complain or cry. We are born to take care of others. We don’t expect others to take care of us.”
— Darth Tyranus
“Honor life by living, Padawan. Killing honors only death.” – Master Yoda
“So be angry about that! Hate! Rage! Despair! Allow yourself, just once, to stop playing the game of Jedi Knight, and admit what you have always known: you are alone, and you are great, and when the world strikes you it is better to strike back than turn your cheek.”
— Darth Tyranus
“The enemy has found me, Ulic, but the enemy knows only darkness. I know something that enemy does not… I know the Light.”
—Master Arca Jeth ( His final words)
“I have broken the spine of the Galaxy… Sometimes, things must be broken in order to be rebuilt. As I have bent the Force to my will, so I will bend the Galaxy and it will know order. My true work is about to begin.”
“He cares nothing for the Sith, or its teachings, and once he has destroyed the Jedi, he will turn on the Sith and consume them.”
—Kreia speaking of Darth Nihilus