Yoda's Wisest Quotes to Use as Your Next Instagram Caption

It doesn't matter how old you are or at what point you entered the Star Wars fandom—if you love the series, chances are that you love Yoda, too.

He's tiny and green, speaks in reversed grammatical patterns and he's one of the greatest Jedi masters to ever live, and that's not even to mention how endlessly quotable he is. To celebrate May the 4th today, we've combed through all of the mainline Star Wars flicks to gather his all-time best quotes. Discover all of our favorites (and how to use them as Instagram captions) below.

For when it's tougher to tell good and evil apart than you might have thought:

"Ah, hard to see, the dark side is."


Star Wars - The Phantom Menace - Yoda on the Jedi council with Mace Windu

(The Phantom Menace via 20th Century Studios)


For when someone makes their feelings perfectly clear:

"Revealed your opinion is."



Also read about: Powerful Quotes From The Mandalorian to Use as Instagram Captions


For your joyous reunion with someone:

"Seeing you alive brings warm feelings to my heart."



For when a kid says the darnedest thing:

"Truly wonderful the mind of a child is."



For when a sudoku is giving you way too much trouble:

"Dangerous and disturbing this puzzle is."


Star Wars - Attack of the Clones - Yoda ponders a problem

(Attack of the Clones via 20th Century Studios)


For when a topic requires further thought:

"Meditate on this I will."



For the shot of you surrounded by big, furry animals:

"Good relations with the Wookiees I have."


For when you run into an old friend:

"Looking? Found someone you have, I would say, hmmm?"


Star Wars - Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back, Luke meets Yoda in the swamp

(The Empire Strikes Back via 20th Century Studios)


For spreading a message of peace:

"A great warrior. Ha ha ha! Wars not make one great."



For when someone criticizes your messy room:

"Mudhole? Slimy? My home this is."



Also read about: These Epic Boba Fett Quotes Double as Instagram Captions


For when your dog refuses to learn a new trick:

"I cannot teach him. The boy has no patience."


Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back, Luke and Yoda in hut

(The Empire Strikes Back via 20th Century Studios)


For when it's time to start practicing some mindfulness:

"All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was, hmm? What he was doing."



For when you'd rather just stay home and scroll TikTok:

"Adventure. Ha! Excitement. Ha! A Jedi craves not these things."



For your most meditative pose:

"You will know when you are calm, at peace, passive."


Star Wars - Yoda trains Luke in the swamp

(The Empire Strikes Back via 20th Century Studios)



For using your wisdom for good:

"A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack."



For proving the haters wrong:

"So certain are you. Always with you it cannot be done."



For giving something your all:

"Or do not. There is no try."



Also read about: Sobel Westex's New Star Wars Home Collection Is Subtly Nerdy in the BEST Way


For when you're small, but mighty:

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you?"


Star Wars - Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back - Yoda lifts the X-Wing

(The Empire Strikes Back via 20th Century Studios)


For when you just can't help yourself:

"Control, control. You must learn control!"



For recognizing your inherent inner beauty:

"Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter."



For when it's impossible to predict what might happen next:

"Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future."



For the side-by-side pic that shows how much you've grown:

"That face you make… Look I so old to young eyes?"



Also read about: Memorable Quotes From Obi-Wan Kenobi to Use as Your Next Instagram Captions


For when you're hanging out with younglings and it makes you feel ancient:

"When 900 years old you reach, look as good you will not, hmm?"



For when you've been working way too hard and it's nearly time to go into hibernation for a while:

"Soon will I rest. Yes. Forever sleep. Earned it I have."


Star Wars - Return of the Jedi: Yoda bedridden

(Return of the Jedi via 20th Century Studios)


For warning others not to wander too far from the light:

"Beware—anger, fear, aggression… the dark side are they. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny."



For when you haven't seen someone in forever:

"Missed you, have I."



For when the time has come:

"Time it is."



Also read about: The Perfect Gifts for Star Wars Fans


For the stack of books that just couldn't hold your interest:

"Oh. Read them, have you? Page-turners they were not."



For when you learn a lot from your mistakes:

"The greatest teacher, failure is."


Star Wars - The Last Jedi - Luke reunites with Yoda as a force ghost

(The Last Jedi via 20th Century Studios)


Loved Andor? Click HERE for all of its greatest lines to use as Instagram captions.