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371 Inspiring Star Trek Leadership Quotes: Boldly Go

1. “Perhaps man wasn’t meant for paradise. Maybe he was meant to claw, to scratch all the way.”


2. “Space, the final frontier…”


3. “Your planet is dead! There’s nobody alive on Cheron, because of hate. The cause you fought about no longer exists… give yourselves time to breathe, give up your hate!” - “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield”


4. You record adventures: Star Trek Beyond opens up as Captain James T. Kirk is recording the captain’s log. He’s doing a voice recording of what the crew of the U. S. S Enterprise has been through and how they’re feeling


5. While time cannot offer us second chances, maybe people can.


6. “Captain James T. Kirk: You suspect some danger?


7. “I realize that command does have its fascination, even under circumstances such as these, but I neither enjoy the idea of command nor am I frightened of it. It simply exists, and I will do whatever logically needs to be done. ” — Spock


8. Anyone who treats me like a dying man will run the risk of pissing me off. Is that clear?


9. “Things are only impossible until they are not.”


10. Fear is the greatest destroyer.


11. “Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.” — Spock


12. “I would gladly risk feeling bad at times if it also meant that I could taste my dessert.” — Data


13. “Well, here's one thing you can be sure of, Mister. Leave any bigotry in your quarters, there's no room for it on the bridge. ” - “Balance of Terror”


14. “Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.”–Spock


15. Krall:


16. “Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” — Spock


17. “I have been and always shall be your friend.” — Spock


18. I'm not in the habit of consulting lawyers before I do what needs to be done.


19. History's darkest moments can be a tipping point for change.


20. “Risk… risk is our business. That’s what this starship is all about. That’s why we’re aboard her. ” - “Return to Tomorrow”


21. “I speak of rights! A machine has none; a man must. If you do not grant him that right, you have brought us down to the level of the machine; indeed, you have elevated that machine above us! ” Samuel T. Cogley, “Court Martial”


22. “Loneliness. This is loneliness. Oh, what a bitter thing. Oh, Zefram, it's so sad. How do you bear it, this loneliness?”


23. Murder is not justice. There is no solace in revenge.


24. “Part of having feelings is learning to integrate them into your life… learning to live with them. No matter what the circumstances… Sometimes it takes courage to try... Courage can be an emotion, too.” (Star Trek: Generations)


25. “Without followers, evil cannot spread. ” Mr. Spock, “And The Children Shall Lead”


26. There can be no justice as long as laws are absolute. Even life itself is an exercise in exceptions.


27. “The only person you’re truly competing against is yourself.” — Jean-Luc Picard


28. “One man cannot summon the future. ” — Spock


29. “Insufficient facts always invite danger. ” Mr. Spock, “Space Seed”


30. “What is a man but that lofty spirit, that sense of enterprise, that devotion for something that cannot be sensed, cannot be realized but only dreamed, the highest reality?”


31. “But one man can change the present!” — Captain Kirk


32. What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived.


33. “If we’re going to be damned, let’s be damned for what we really are.” (Star Trek: The Next Generation — “Encounter At Farpoint”)


34. “Sokath, his eyes uncovered!” —”Darmok” (S5 Ep. 02)


35. “Beam me up, Scotty!” — Captain Kirk


36. “It is the lot of ‘man’ to strive no matter how content he is.” — Spock


37. “Dammit, Jim!” — Dr. McCoy


38. “Our species can only survive if we have obstacles to overcome. You remove those obstacles. Without them to strengthen us, we will weaken and die. ” James T. Kirk, “Metamorphosis”


39. “I am not a merry man.” — Lieutenant Worf


40. “The line must be drawn here! This far, no farther!” —First Contact


41. “Respect is earned, not bestowed.” — Deanna Troi


42. “With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably. ” Jean-Luc Picard, “The Drumhead”


43. “Every choice we make allows us to manipulate the future… A person’s life, their future, hinges on each of a thousand choices. Living is making choices.” (Star Trek: The Next Generation — “A Matter of Time”)


44. “What Is A Man But That Lofty Spirit, That Sense Of Enterprise, That Devotion For Something That Cannot Be Sensed, Cannot Be Realized, But Only Dreamed, The Highest Reality?"


45. “Without followers, evil cannot spread. ” — Spock


46. “The prejudices people feel about each other disappear when they get to know each other.” — Captain Kirk


47. “I canna’ change the laws of physics. ” — Montgomery “Scotty” Scott


48. Gene Roddenberry


49. I never asked anything of myself at all. I haven't been living. I've been waiting to die.


50. “Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them. ” Mr. Spock, “The Ultimate Computer”


51. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.


52. “It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not weakness, that is life.” (Star Trek: The Next Generation — “Peak Performance”)


53. “I would gladly risk feeling bad at times if it also meant that I could taste my dessert. — Data


54. “Things are only impossible until they’re not!” (Star Trek: The Next Generation — “When the Bough Breaks”)


55. “I canna’ change the laws of physics.”–Montgomery “Scotty” Scott


56. “I want to live, however briefly, knowing that my life is finite. Mortality gives meaning to human life. Peace, love, friendship. These are precious because we know they cannot endure. A butterfly that lives forever is really not a butterfly at all.” — Data


57. “Amanda: After all these years with humans, you still haven't learned to smile.


58. “There are four lights!” —”Chain of Command, Part II” (S06 Ep. 11)


59. “Where I come from, size, shape, or color makes no difference… and nobody has the power. ” - “Plato’s Stepchildren”


60. “Captain James T. Kirk: I'm sorry about your father.


61. “Fear is the true enemy. The only enemy.” — William T. Riker


62. “Humans do have an amazing capacity for believing what they choose — and excluding that which is painful. ” Mr. Spock, “And The Children Shall Lead”


63. “The only person you’re truly competing against... is yourself.” (Star Trek: The Next Generation — “Coming of Age”)


64. “With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.” — Jean-Luc Picard


65. “Things are only impossible until they’re not.”–Captain Jean-Luc Picard


66. “You may find that having is not so pleasing a thing as wanting. This is not logical, but it is often true. — Spock


67. There is no greater challenge than the study of philosophy.


68. “Things are only impossible until they are not.” — Jean-Luc Picard


69. “Bones: I'm a doctor, NOT an engineer.


70. “Mr. Spock: A thousand years, Captain?


71. “A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away. ” Dr. Boyce, “The Menagerie,” (“The Cage”)


72. “Pain is a thing of the mind. The mind can be controlled.” — Spock


73. “Superior ability breeds superior ambition.” — Spock


74. There are times, sir, when men of good conscience cannot blindly follow orders.


75. “The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force of our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity.”


76. “Evil does seek to maintain power by suppressing the truth. ” — Spock


77. Be Part Of The Away Team


78. “I object to intellect without discipline; I object to power without constructive purpose. ” Mr. Spock, “The Squire of Gothos”


79. “I am not a merry man.” — Lt. Worf


80. “Your will to survive, your love of life, your passion to know … Everything that is truest and best in all species of beings has been revealed to you. Those are the qualities that make a civilization worthy to survive. ” Lai the Vian, “The Empath”


81. “Villains who twirl their mustaches are easy to spot. Those who clothe themselves in good deeds are well-camouflaged.” (Star Trek: The Next Generation — “The Drumhead”)


82. “We think we’ve come so far. Torture of heretics, burning of witches, it all ancient history. Then, before you can blink an eye, suddenly it threatens to start all over again.” —”The Drumhead” (S04 Ep. 21)


83. “Love is a choice. And one doesn’t just make that choice once. One makes it again and again.” — Katrina Cornwell


84. “Could you please continue the petty bickering? I find it most intriguing.” — Data


85. “If we’re going to be damned, let’s be damned for what we really are.” — Captain Picard


86. To say you have no choice is a failure of imagination.


87. “Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived. After all Number One, we're only mortal.”


88. “Capt. Kirk: You're not going to admit that for the first time in your life you committed a purely human, emotional act?


89. “Dr. McCoy: Mr. Spock, you're the most cold-blooded man I've ever known.


90. Life goes on: While the crew of the Enterprise was on their 5-year mission, Ambassador Spock passed away. Spock learns this upon their arrival at Starbase Yorktown


91. “Time is fluid…like a river with currents, eddies, backwash. ” — Spock


92. “Make it so.” (S01 Ep. 01) —"Encounter at Farpoint” (S01 Ep. 01)


93. “No being is so important that he can usurp the rights of another.” (Star Trek: The Next Generation — “The Schizoid Man”)


94. “If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are.”


95. “You can use logic to justify almost anything. That’s its power. And its flaw.” — Captain Cathryn Janeway


96. “You’re not alone, you know. What you were, and what you are to become, will always be with you.” — Q


97. “In the long history of medicine, no doctor has ever caught the first few minutes of a play.”


98. “The prejudices people feel about each other disappear when they get to know each other. ” — Captain Kirk


99. “To all mankind — may we never find space so vast, planets so cold, heart and mind so empty that we cannot fill them with love and warmth.” — Garth


100. “Don’t let them promote you, don’t let them transfer you, don’t let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you’re there, you can make a difference. ” - Star Trek Generations


101. “Marriage is the greatest adventure of them all. It’s filled with pitfalls and setbacks and mistakes … but it’s a journey worth taking …’cause you take it together.” — Chief O’Brien


102. Bad leaders don’t care what happens to those they lead: Krall, the main protagonist in Star Trek Beyond, was one bad dude. Not only that, he was a bad leader


103. “Even among humans, friendship is sometimes less emotional response, and more a sense of familiarity.” — Data


104. GO ABOVE AND BEYOND


105. Leaders may struggle with continuing to lead: Captain Kirk was struggling. He wondered how much more he could take


106. “It’s time you learned that freedom is never a gift. It has to be earned. ” James T. Kirk, “The Return of the Archons”


107. “Without followers, evil cannot spread.” — Spock


108. “Curious, how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want. ”— Spock


109. “Perhaps man wasn’t meant for paradise. Maybe he was meant to claw, to scratch all the way.” — Captain Kirk


110. Fear is an incompetent teacher.


111. “Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we’ve lived. After all... we’re only mortal.” (Star Trek: Generations)


112. “A species that enslaves other beings is hardly superior — mentally or otherwise. ” — Captain Kirk


113. “Excuse me, I’d just like to ask a question. What does God need with a starship?” - Star Trek V: The Final Frontier


114. “You know that pain and guilt can’t be taken away with the wave of a magic wand! They’re the things we carry with us, the things that make us who we are. If we lose them, we lose ourselves. I don’t want my pain taken away, I need my pain!” - Star Trek V: The Final Frontier


115. Sometimes none of your options are appealing: After crash landing on the alien planet, Spock was injured. Luckily he had Dr. Bones McCoy nearby


116. “Perhaps man wasn’t meant for paradise. Maybe he was meant to claw, to scratch all the way. ” James T. Kirk, “This Side of Paradise”


117. “Time is fluid … like a river with currents, eddies, backwash.” — Spock


118. Distance offers no protection from time.


119. “Compassion: that’s the one things no machine ever had. Maybe it’s the one thing that keeps men ahead of them.”–Dr. McCoy


120. “Compassion: that’s the one thing no machine ever had. Maybe it’s the one thing that keeps men ahead of them.” — Dr. McCoy


121. Hope and the odds make poor bedfellows.


122. Kirk Fight Scenes


123. Change always comes later than we think it should.


124. “The glory of creation is in its infinite diversity, and the way our differences combine to create meaning and beauty.”


125. “It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not weakness, that is life.”


126. Let's make sure history never forgets the name Enterprise.


127. “Live long, and prosper. ” — Spock


128. “If we’re going to be damned, let’s be damned for what we really are.” — Jean-Luc Picard


129. Leading isn’t about getting to the next level: Captain Kirk had put his name in the hat for a promotion. He wanted to get to the next leadership level. He wanted out


130. Live now!


131. The promise of legacy reveals the rot that is hidden underneath it.


132. “Beam me up, Mr. Spock. We're free to go.”


133. “Leave bigotry in your quarters; there’s no room for it on the bridge. ” James T. Kirk, “Balance of Terror”


134. Spock:


135. “I have a responsibility to this ship, to that man on the bridge. I am what I am, Leila. If there are self-made purgatories, then we all have to live in them. Mine can be no worse than someone else's.”


136. “Hang On Tight And Survive. Everybody Does.”


137. “To boldly go where no man has gone before.”–Captain James T. Kirk


138. “I don't believe in a no-win scenario. ” - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan


139. “When governments murder those who speak the truth, it is time to get new governments. ” ― Diane Duane


140. DIVERSITY IS NECESSARY


141. “Death, destruction, disease, horror… that’s what war is all about, Anan. That’s what makes it a thing to be avoided. You’ve made it neat and painless… so neat and painless, you’ve had no reason to stop it. ” - “A Taste of Armageddon”


142. The past is written, but the future is left for us to write.


143. “Why is any object we don’t understand always called a ‘thing’?”— Dr. McCoy


144. “I fail to comprehend your indignation, sir. I have simply made the logical deduction that you are a liar.” — Spock


145. Challenge your team to help them grow


146. “If we’re going to be damned, let’s be damned for what we really are. ” Jean-Luc Picard, “Encounter At Farpoint”


147. Halfway to Hell is still not a recommended destination.


148. Speak to people in the language they understand. (Or, it's okay to threaten a Klingon. )


149. “Live now; make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.” — Jean-Luc Picard


150. “I would be delighted to offer any advice I can on understanding women. When I have some, I’ll let you know.” — Captain Picard


151. “When governments murder those who speak the truth, it is time to get new governments.” — Diane Duane


152. “Live now; make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.” — Captain Picard


153. “I object to intellect without discipline; I object to power without constructive purpose.” — Spock


154. The Prime Directive is not just a set of rules, it is a philosophy—and a very correct one.


155. “[to Spock] All right, you mutinous, disloyal, computerized half-breed. We'll see about you deserting my ship.”


156. Commodore Paris:


157. If we want to save the future, then we have to repair the past.


158. “Madness has no purpose. Or reason. But it may have a goal. ” Mr. Spock, “The Alternative Factor”


159. “To be human is to be complex. You can’t avoid a little ugliness — from within — and from without. ” James T. Kirk, “Requiem for Methuselah”


160. “Seize the time…live now. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.” —”The Inner Light” (S05 Ep. 25)


161. “I have been told that patience is sometimes a more effective weapon than the sword.” — Lt. Worf


162. There is a way out of every box, a solution to every puzzle. It's just a matter of finding it.


163. “A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.” — Dr. Boyce


164. “I have been — and always shall be — your friend.” — Spock


165. “Insufficient facts always invite danger. ” — Spock


166. “Khaaannn!” — Captain Kirk


167. Sometimes those who shine the brightest feel the sting of fear and melancholy in ways that others can never understand.


168. “Live long and prosper!” — Spock


169. “To all mankind: May we never find space so vast, planets so cold, heart and mind so empty, that we cannot fill them with love and warmth.” — Garth


170. “We prefer to help ourselves. We make mistakes, but we’re human — and maybe that’s the word that best explains us. ” Kirk, “I, Mudd”


171. “A library serves no purpose unless someone is using it. ” Mr. Atoz, “All Our Yesterdays”


172. “But one man can change the present!”–Kirk


173. “Improve a mechanical device and you may double productivity. But improve man, you gain a thousandfold.” — Khan


174. “We’re human beings with the blood of a million savage years on our hands, but we can stop it! We can admit that we’re killers, but we’re not going to kill today. That’s all it takes… knowing that we’re not going to kill today. ” - “A Taste of Armageddon”


175. “Spock: My congratulations, Captain—a dazzling display of logic.


176. Not only the information we gather is accurate: Soon after launching out to rescue the crew, they discovered that the information they were given was bad. They had been sent into a trap


177. “We prefer to help ourselves. We make mistakes, but we’re human–and maybe that’s the word that best explains us.”–Captain James T. Kirk


178. Great leaders do their best to leave no man behind: Captain Kirk had a choice to leave behind Jaylah, an alien woman who helped his team


179. “Dr. McCoy: I, for one, could use a good non-reconstituted meal.


180. “I canna’ change the laws of physics.” — Scotty


181. “Sharing an orbit with God is no small experience.” — Deanna Troi


182. “Well, I know this much: We can’t avoid the future.” — William T. Riker


183. Even in the darkest circumstances, there is always a light—sometimes only a glimmer. Trust that light. Find a way back, no matter what it takes.


184. “Our species can only survive if we have obstacles to overcome. You remove those obstacles. Without them to strengthen us, we will weaken and die.” — Captain Kirk


185. “KHAAANNN!”–Captain James T. Kirk


186. Fear is fear. It doesn't speak in riddles. Fear means you're smart. You understand the risks.


187. “It is possible to commit no errors and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life.”–Captain Jean-Luc Picard to Data


188. “It’s not safe out here. It’s wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it’s not for the timid. ” Q, “Q Who?”


189. “As I experience certain sensory input patterns, my mental pathways become accustomed to them. The input is eventually anticipated and even ‘missed’ when absent.” — Data


190. “When dreams become more important than reality, you give up travel, building, creating; you even forget how to repair the machines left behind by your ancestors. You just sit living and reliving other lives left behind in the thought records. ” Vina, “The Menagerie” (“The Cage”)


191. “I have been told that patience is sometimes a more effective weapon than the sword.” — Lieutenant Worf


192. “A species that enslaves other beings is hardly superior, mentally or otherwise.” — Captain Kirk


193. “I wish I could convey to you what it’s like to be a metamorph. To feel the inner strength of someone. To realize that being with him is opening your mind and heart to endless new possibilities. To hear yourself say, “I like myself when I’m with him.” — Kamala


194. Time offers many opportunities, but it rarely offers second chances.


195. “Make it so!” — Jean-Luc Picard


196. “To be human is to be complex. You can’t avoid a little ugliness — from within — and from without.” — Captain Kirk


197. Don't play it safe - seize opportunities in front of you


198. “Insufficient facts always invite danger.” — Spock


199. “Mr. Spock: Has it occurred to you that there is a certain...inefficiency in constantly questioning me on things you've already made up your mind about?


200. “Capt. Kirk: Bones, you ever hear of a doomsday machine?


201. “Spock: I need your advice.


202. There are moments in our lives we fear to re-live and others we long to repeat.


203. “It’s hard to believe that something which is neither seen nor felt can do so much harm. ” “That’s true. But an idea can’t be seen or felt. ” Vanna/Kirk, “The Cloud Minders”


204. “Spock: Oochy-woochy kootchie-koo, Captain?


205. “If we’re going to be damned, let’s be damned for what we really are. ” — Jean-Luc Picard


206. One is never safe from the past.


207. Lieutenant Uhura:


208. “There's no such thing as the unknown—only things temporarily hidden, temporarily not understood.”


209. “It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not weakness, that is life. ”


210. “When the personality of a human is involved, exact predictions are hazardous. ” Dr. McCoy, “The Lights of Zetar”


211. “Madness has no purpose. Or reason. But it may have a goal.” — Spock


212. “Let’s make sure that history never forgets the name … Enterprise.” — Captain Picard


213. “We prefer to help ourselves. We make mistakes, but we’re human–and maybe that’s the word that best explains us.” — Captain Kirk


214. PEOPLE FIRST


215. “Flair is what marks the difference between artistry and mere competence.” — William T. Riker


216. “Live long, and prosper.”–Spock


217. “Curious, how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want. ” Mr. Spock, “Errand of Mercy”


218. “Change is the essential process of all existence. ” Mr. Spock, “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield”


219. “You cannot explain away a wantonly immoral act because you think that it is connected to some higher purpose.”


220. Great leaders help those in need: Captain Kirk and his crew were approached by a space vessel requesting assistance. The pilot of the ship told them her crew needed help


221. “You Earth people glorified organized violence for forty centuries. But you imprison those who employ it privately.” — Spock


222. “It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness—that is life.” —”Peak Performance” (S02 Ep. 21)


223. “Curious, how often you humans manage that which you do not want.” — Spock


224. “Now, I don’t pretend to tell you how to find happiness and love, when every day is a struggle to survive. But I do insist that you do survive, because the days and the years ahead are worth living for! ” Edith Keeler, “The City on the Edge of Forever”


225. “One man cannot summon the future. But one man can change the present! ” Alternate Mr. Spock, “Mirror, Mirror”


226. “I am a doctor, not a bricklayer.” — Dr. McCoy


227. LISTENING IS LEADING


228. Never Stop Learning


229. “You may find that having is not so pleasing a thing as wanting. This is not logical, but it is often true.” — Spock


230. I have never subscribed to the theory that political power flows from the barrel of a gun.


231. “Highly illogical.”–Spock


232. “There is a way out of every box, a solution to every puzzle; it’s just a matter of finding it.”–Captain Jean-Luc Picard


233. “If we resist, we die. If we don’t resist… we die.” — William T. Riker


234. You cannot explain away a wantonly immoral act because you think that it is connected to some higher purpose.


235. “Genius doesn’t work on an assembly line basis. Did Einstein, Kazanga or Sitar of Vulcan produce new and revolutionary theories on a regular schedule? You can’t simply say, ‘Today I will be brilliant. ” James T. Kirk, “The Ultimate Computer”


236. “The road from legitimate suspicion to rampant paranoia is very much shorter than we think.”


237. “I don’t want the game to end.”—“Remembrance” (S01 Ep. 01)


238. “Change is the essential process of all existence. ”— Spock


239. “In critical moments, men sometimes see exactly what they wish to see. ” Mr. Spock, “The Tholian Web”


240. “Engage!” — Jean-Luc Picard


241. The dreams are lovely. It's the waking up that I'm beginning to resent.


242. “Sir, there is a multi-legged creature crawling on your shoulder.”


243. To be alive is a responsibility as well as a right.


244. “With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.” — Captain Picard


245. “What makes one man an exceptional leader? We see indications that it’s his negative side which makes him strong, that his evil side, controlled and disciplined, is vital to his strength. Your negative side removed from you, the power of command begins to elude you. ” Mr. Spock, “The Enemy Within”


246. “A species that enslaves other beings is hardly superior — mentally or otherwise. ” James T. Kirk, “The Gamesters of Triskelion”


247. “Change is the essential process of all existence.” — Spock


248. “Time is the fire in which we burn. ” ― Malcolm McDowell J. M. Dillard


249. “There’s coffee in that nebula,” said Captain Kathryn Janeway.


250. “Improve a mechanical device and you may double productivity. But improve man, you gain a thousandfold. ” Khan Noonian Singh, “Space Seed”


251. “In critical moments, men sometimes see exactly what they wish to see.” — Spock


252. “Evil does seek to maintain power by suppressing the truth.” — Spock


253. “There is a way out of every box, a solution to every puzzle; it’s just a matter of finding it.” — Captain Picard


254. “Please, Mrs. Troi! … and it’s Worf, not Woof.” — Lt. Worf


255. “What makes one man an exceptional leader? We see indications that it’s his negative side which makes him strong, that his evil side, controlled and disciplined, is vital to his strength. Your negative side removed from you, the power of command begins to elude you.” — Spock


256. “Spock: Captain, you almost make me believe in luck.


257. “One man cannot summon the future.”–Spock


258. “When a child is taught, it’s programmed with simple instructions, and at some point, if its mind develops properly, it exceeds the sum of what it was taught, thinks independently.” — Dr. Daystrom


259. “A lie is a very poor way to say hello. ” Edith Keeler, “The City on the Edge of Forever”


260. “So, five-card stud, nothing wild. And the sky’s the limit.” —"All Good Things…, Part II” (S07 Ep. 26)


261. “PICARD: Did you read that book I gave you? (Wesley reacts, barely concealing a grimace as he recalls.)


262. “Mr. Spock: I made an error in my computations.


263. “Unrealistic”: Peak retail body asks ACT government to revisit plastic ban deadline for businesses


264. Make it so.


265. “To boldly go where no man has gone before.” — Captain Kirk


266. “Human beings do not survive on bread alone … but on the nourishments of liberty. For what indeed is a man without freedom … naught but a mechanism, trapped in the cogwheels of eternity. ” Harry Mudd, “I, Mudd”


267. “Improve a mechanical device and you may double productivity. But improve man, you gain a thousandfold.”–Khan Noonien Singh


268. “Instruments register only through things they’re designed to register. Space still contains infinite unknowns. “ Mr. Spock, “The Naked Time”


269. “They used to say that if Man was meant to fly, he’d have wings. But he did fly. He discovered he had to. ” James T. Kirk, “Return to Tomorrow”


270. “Insults are effective only where emotion is present.” — Spock


271. “Look at these three words written larger than all the rest, and with special pride never written before or since — tall words, proudly saying “We the people” … these words and the words that follow … must apply to everyone or they mean nothing. ” James T. Kirk, “The Omega Glory”


272. The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force of our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity.


273. “I am pleased to see that we have differences. May we together become greater than the sum of both of us.” — Surak


274. Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.


275. “A lie is a very poor way to say hello. ” – Edith Keeler


276. There are four lights!


277. “You can use logic to justify almost anything. That’s its power. And it’s flaw. ” — Captain Cathryn Janeway


278. “I fail to comprehend your indignation, sir. I have simply made the logical deduction that you are a liar.”


279. “In critical moments, men sometimes see exactly what they wish to see. ” — Spock


280. “You mind your place, mister, or you’ll be wearing concrete galoshes.” — Scotty


281. “Without freedom of choice there is no creativity.” — Captain Kirk


282. “You may find that having is not so pleasing a thing as wanting. This is not logical, but it is often true. ” Mr. Spock, “Amok Time”


283. “Buried deep within you, beneath all the years of pain and anger, there is something that has never been nurtured: the potential to make yourself a better man. And that is what it is to be human. To make yourself more than you are. Oh, yes — I know you. There was a time you looked at the stars and dreamed of what might be.” (Star Trek: Nemesis)


284. “A lie is a very poor way to say hello.” — Edith Keeler


285. “You know they say time is the fire in which we burn. Right now, my time is running out. We leave so many things unfinished in our lives. I know you understand.” — Tolian Soran


286. “I Don't Believe In The No-Win Scenario.”


287. Play Poker, Not Chess


288. That is what it is to be human: To make yourself more than you are.


289. “… the prejudices people feel about each other disappear when they get to know each other. ” James T. Kirk, “Elaan of Troyius”


290. “Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end. ” Mr. Spock, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country


291. “… all good things must come to an end.” — Q


292. Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy


293. “Leave bigotry in your quarters; there’s no room for it on the bridge.” — Captain Kirk


294. “Change is the essential process of all existence.”–Spock


295. “Yes, sir. I am attempting to fill a silent moment with non-relevant conversation.” — Data


296. “Now, I don’t pretend to tell you how to find happiness and love, when every day is a struggle to survive. But I do insist that you do survive, because the days and the years ahead are worth living for!” — Edith Keeler


297. “Compassion: that’s the one things no machine ever had. Maybe it’s the one thing that keeps men ahead of them. ” Dr. McCoy, “The Ultimate Computer”


298. “ Our species can only survive if we have obstacles to overcome. You take away all obstacles. Without them to strengthen us, we will weaken and die.”


299. “Sometimes a feeling is all we humans have to go on.” — Captain Kirk


300. “Just before they went into warp, I beamed the whole kit and kaboodle into their engine room, where they’ll be no tribble at all.” — Scotty


301. “Things are only impossible until they’re not!”—”When the Bough Breaks” (S01 Ep. 17)


302. “[Spock condemns Trelaine, an alien fop who has captured them] I object to you. I object to intellect without discipline. I object to power without constructive purpose.”


303. Captain Kirk:


304. “The intellect is not all… but its cultivation must come first, or the individual makes errors… wastes time in unprofitable pursuits. ” Flint, “Requiem for Methuselah”


305. Ended


306. “Humans do have an amazing capacity for believing what they choose — and excluding that which is painful.” — Spock


307. QUESTION THE STATUS QUO


308. “Mankind has no need for gods. We find the one quite adequate.”


309. “Without freedom of choice there is no creativity.”–Captain James T. Kirk


310. “I’m a doctor, not an escalator.” — Dr. McCoy


311. We have powerful tools: Openness, optimism and the spirit of curiosity.


312. “You know the greatest danger facing us is ourselves, and irrational fear of the unknown. There is no such thing as the unknown. Only things temporarily hidden, temporarily not understood.” — Captain Kirk


313. Engage.


314. If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are.


315. “Crazy way to travel, spreading a man's molecules all over the universe.”


316. “Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them.”–Spock


317. Blow up the Enterprise


318. Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment, because it will never come again.


319. “Dr. McCoy: Mr. Spock, remind me to tell you that I'm sick and tired of your logic.


320. “I fail to comprehend your indignation, sir. I have simply made the logical deduction that you are a liar” — Spock


321. “You Know That Pain And Guilt Can’t Be Taken Away With The Wave Of A Magic Wand! They’re The Things We Carry With Us, The Things That Make Us Who We Are. If We Lose Them, We Lose Ourselves. I Don’t Want My Pain Taken Away, I Need My Pain!”


322. You have a past. You have a story just waiting to be claimed.


323. “Without freedom of choice there is no creativity. ” James T. Kirk, “The Return of the Archons”


324. “Insults are effective only where emotion is present. ” Mr. Spock, “Who Mourns for Adonais?”


325. “Sometimes a feeling is all we humans have to go on. ” James T. Kirk, “A Taste of Armageddon”


326. “Highly illogical.” — Spock


327. “The only person you’re truly competing against is yourself.” — Captain Picard


328. “Damn it, Jim!” — Dr. McCoy


329. “Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end. ” — Spock


330. “The needs of the one outweighed the needs of the many. ” - Star Trek III: The Search for Spock


331. “Live now; make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again. ” Jean-Luc Picard, “Inner Light”


332. “Seize the time... Live now! Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.”


333. “If we start buzzing about down there, we're liable to find their mental power is so great they could reach out and swat this ship as though it were a fly.”


334. EMBRACE CHALLENGE


335. “When a child is taught, it’s programmed with simple instructions, and at some point, if its mind develops properly, it exceeds the sum of what it was taught, thinks independently. ” Dr. Daystrom, “The Ultimate Computer”


336. Buried deep within you, beneath all the years of pain and anger, there is something that has never been nurtured: The potential to be a better man.


337. We've made too many compromises already, too many retreats. They invade our space, and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds, and we fall back. Not again! The line must be drawn here! This far, no further! And I will make them PAY for what they… See more


338. “Baby needs a new pair of shoes.” — Data


339. “A captain is nothing without his crew,” Captain Kirk often noted in the face of crisis. As a leader, Captain Kirk made every decision with his people not just in mind, but first – always. He recognized that while he had prestige and power, the Enterprise could not successfully carry out its directives if its crew was not supported with the proper resources.


340. “A library serves no purpose unless someone is using it.” — Mr. Atoz


341. The road from legitimate suspicion to rampant paranoia is very much shorter than we think.


342. “I am pleased to see that we have differences. May we together become greater than the sum of both of us.”–Surak


343. “Insufficient facts always invite danger.”–Spock


344. “They used to say that if man was meant to fly, he’d have wings. But he did fly. He discovered he had to.” — Captain Kirk


345. “A species that enslaves other beings is hardly superior — mentally or otherwise.” — Captain Kirk


346. “I haven’t faced death. I’ve cheated death. I’ve tricked my way out of death and patted myself on the back for my ingenuity; I know nothing. ” James T. Kirk, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan


347. “I’m a doctor, not a mechanic.” — Dr. McCoy


348. “What does God need with a starship?” — Captain Kirk


349. “Highly illogical. ” — Spock


350. “It’s not safe out here. It’s wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it’s not for the timid.” — Q


351. “We’re a most promising species, Mr. Spock, as predators go. Did you know that? I frequently have my doubts. I don’t. Not any more. And maybe in a thousand years or so, we’ll be able to prove it. ” James T. Kirk, “Arena”


352. Captain James T. Kirk:


353. You have to measure your successes and your failures within, not by anything that I or anyone else might think.


354. Always value ethical actions over expedient ones


355. “To all mankind — may we never find space so vast, planets so cold, heart and mind so empty that we cannot fill them with love and warmth. ” Garth, “Dagger of the Mind”


356. “Confidence is faith in oneself. It can’t easily be given by another.” — Deanna Troi


357. “Without freedom of choice there is no creativity. ” — Captain Kirk


358. “You know the greatest danger facing us is ourselves, and irrational fear of the unknown. There is no such thing as the unknown. Only things temporarily hidden, temporarily not understood. ” James T. Kirk, “The Corbomite Maneuver”


359. “Emotions are alien to me. I’m a scientist.” — Spock


360. “Your father called the future, ‘The Undiscovered Country. ’ People can be very frightened of change. ” - Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country


361. “It is the lot of ‘man’ to strive no matter how content he is.”–Spock


362. “You can use logic to justify almost anything. That’s its power. And its flaw.”–Captain Cathryn Janeway


363. “The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force of our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity.” — Captain Picard


364. “Things are only impossible until they’re not.” — Captain Picard”


365. “I cannae change the laws of physics! I’ve got to have thirty minutes!” — Scotty


366. Things are only impossible until they are not.


367. “Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them.” — Spock


368. Have Advisors With Different Worldviews


369. “Things are only impossible until they’re not. ” — Captain Kirk


370. When you're overwhelmed, ask for help


371. “The road from legitimate suspicion to rampant paranoia is very much shorter than we think.” — Captain Picard

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