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40 Quotes from the Power-Hungry ‘Star Wars’ Villain Palpatine

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By Karabo Baloyi
May 30, 2022
04:35 P.M.

Palpatine, also known by his Sith name, Darth Sidious is one of the most formidable villains of the "Star Wars" franchise. His ambitions to rule the Galaxy and become the most powerful person came with some interesting and memorable lines throughout the franchise. Here are 40 unforgettable quotes from Palpatine.

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Palpatine was a formidable villain in the "Star Wars" franchise. His command of the Dark Side was unparalleled, and no Jedi could rival him for long.

As a widely recognized symbol of evil in popular culture since the prequel films, Palpatine reveals himself to be a mastermind in his ambitions. He disguised himself as an honest and virtuous servant to fulfill his dark plan. He even succeeded in his plan for a long time before he was found out.

During his quest, Palpatine provided some interesting lessons on power, trust, and ambition. Let's revisit these lessons through these 40 memorable quotes from the master villain.

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Palpatine's quote: “Vader! I am your master!” | Image: AmoDays

“Remember back to your early teachings. All who gain power are afraid to lose it.”

“We are all of us, always being tested, my friend. Tests make us stronger, and strength is power, and power is the point. We must pass all the tests we face or die in the effort.”

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“If you will not be turned, you will be destroyed. Young fool. Only now, in the end, do you understand. Your feeble skills are no match for the power of the dark side. You have paid the price for your lack of vision. Now young Skywalker, you will die.”

“You’re one man against a galaxy full of scoundrels.”

“Oh, no, my young Jedi. You will find that it is you who are mistaken about a great many things.”

Palpatine's quote: “Remember back to your early teachings. All who gain power are afraid to lose it.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Long have I waited, and now your coming together is your undoing.”

“The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.”

“You want this, don’t you? The hate is swelling in you now. Take your Jedi weapon. Use it. I am unarmed. Strike me down with it! Give in to your anger! With each passing moment, you make yourself more my servant.”

“Good. Use your aggressive feelings, boy. Let the hate flow through you. Good! Your hate has made you powerful. Now, fulfill your destiny and take your father’s place at my side.”

“The ritual begins. She will strike me down—and pledge herself as a Sith. She will draw her weapon. She will come to me. She will take her revenge. And with a stroke of her saber—the Sith are reborn! The Jedi are dead! Do it! Make the sacrifice!”

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Palpatine's quote: “There is no civility, only politics.” | Image: AmoDays

“Let your death be the final word in the story of rebellion.”

“Stand together, die together. The life force of your bond—a dyad in the Force. A power like life itself. Unseen for generations. And now—the power of two restores the one, true Emperor.”

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“I’m not afraid of you. You wouldn’t dare harm the Supreme Chancellor of the Republic. Whatever would your master say?”

“There is only one plan—one great design which shall govern the universe—mine.”

“Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design.”

Palpatine's quote: “The Sith and the Jedi are similar in almost every way, including their quest for greater power.” | Image: AmoDays

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“Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.”

“To cheat death is a power only one has achieved, but if we work together, I know we can discover the secret.”

“The most dangerous men are always orphans.”

“It is possible that the war itself has been only one further move in some greater game.”

“There is a great disturbance in the Force.”

Palpatine's quote: “The fear of losing power is a weakness of both the Jedi and the Sith.” | Image: AmoDays

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“I only meant that I want to live an extraordinary life.”

“He became so powerful, the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power, which, eventually, of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew. Then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. It’s ironic. He could save others from death, but not with himself.”

“In time, you will learn to trust your feelings. Then, you will be invincible.”

“Even death kneels before me!”

“Vader! I am your master!”

Palpatine's quote: “Only through me can you achieve a power greater than any Jedi.” | Image: AmoDays

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“He has grown strong, only together can we turn him to the dark side of the Force.”

“I have been every voice you have ever heard inside your head.”

“Remember back to your early teachings. All who gain power are afraid to lose it.”

“There is no civility, only politics.”

“Only through me can you achieve a power greater than any Jedi.”

Palpatine's quote: “Good. I can feel your anger. I am defenseless. Take your weapon. Strike me down with all your hatred, and your journey towards the dark side will be complete.” | Image: AmoDays

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“The Sith and the Jedi are similar in almost every way, including their quest for greater power.”

“The fear of losing power is a weakness of both the Jedi and the Sith.”

“And as my first act with this new authority, I will create a grand army of the Republic to counter the increasing threats of the Separatists.”

“You must reserve your rage for times when you can profit from it.”

“Good. I can feel your anger. I am defenseless. Take your weapon. Strike me down with all your hatred, and your journey towards the dark side will be complete.”

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Palpatine's quote: “The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. | Image: AmoDays

“Oh, I’m afraid the deflector shield will be quite operational when your friends arrive!”

“Now witness the power of this fully armed and operational battle station. Fire at will, commander.”

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“The Jedi Council wants control of the Republic. They’re planning to betray me.”

“Good! Your hate has made you powerful. Now, fulfill your destiny and take your father’s place at my side!“

"Stand together. Die together.”

Palpatine's quote: “Oh, I’m afraid the deflector shield will be quite operational when your friends arrive!” | Image: AmoDays

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Palpatine was a wise, crafty, man who got what he wanted by controlling others. His ambition can be deemed as inspirational, even though we may not want to be as evil as he was.

These quotes help us understand that the intention of ambition is relatable, regardless of whether it is positive or not, and that sometimes our endless ambition becomes our eventual downfall.

If you could were able to relate to these quotes, you'll enjoy this compilation of sensible quotes from the Japanese manga series, "Naruto."

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