Yoda: Islamic Philosopher and American Supreme Court Justice

Yoda: Islamic Philosopher and American Supreme Court Justice January 21, 2017

I was struck to learn the precursors to the famous words that Jedi Master Yoda speaks in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Although I have yet to find the precise original source, the sentiment finds expression in this quote attributed to Ibn Rushd (better known to some as Averroes):

Averroes quote

Another similar sentiment is expressed more recently by Associate Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis.


For those who may not know it by heart, here are the words uttered by Yoda:


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