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A Little Inspiration From Star Trek

Inspiration from Star Trek

A Little Inspiration From Star Trek

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A Little Inspiration from Star Trek.

A while back I posted a bunch of inspirational quotes from Star Wars.

Well, it seems that the Trekkies were feeling left out so in deference to their feelings, I’ve dug up a bunch of inspired quotes from Star Trek.

There is a huge resource of both positive and negative philosophy from both the TV series and the several movies that were made.

Since the TV series was running while the Vietnam war was going on, there is a lot of reference to war.

The whole series was very cerebral and nobody thought it would take off like it did. And it continues…….

They are still making movies and coming up with thoughtful and intriguing plots.

So if you’re a Trekkie, this is for you.  If you’re not a Trekkie, you might just enjoy it anyway and get some inspiration.

So here it goes, some inspiration from Star Trek. [mlsp-cta campaign=”rareprofitsystem” layout=”standard” align=”right”]


It is possible to commit no errors and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life.

-Captain Picard to Data, Star Trek: The Next Generation


Believing oneself to be perfect is often the sign of a delusional mind.

-Data, to Borg Queen, Star Trek: First Contact


Curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want.

-Spock, Star Trek

Act, and you shall have dinner; wait, and you shall be dinner.

-Gowron, Klingon proverb


We have them just where they want us.

-Captain Kirk


A little suffering is good for the soul.

-Kirk, “The Corbomite Maneuver”


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”


After a time, you may find that “having” is not so pleasing a thing,

after all, as “wanting.” It is not logical, but it is often true. 

-Spock, “Amok Time”


All your people must learn before you can reach for the stars.

-Kirk, “The Gamesters of Triskelion”



Evil does seek to maintain power by suppressing the truth, or by misleading the innocent.

-Spock and McCoy, “And The Children Shall Lead”



I am pleased to see that we have differences. 

May we together become greater than the sum of both of us.

-Surak of Vulcan, “The Savage Curtain”



If I can have honesty, it’s easier to overlook mistakes.

-Kirk, “Space Seed”



In the strict scientific sense we all feed on death — even vegetarians.

-Spock, “Wolf in the Fold”


Insults are effective only where emotion is present.

-Spock, “Who Mourns for Adonais?”  stardate 3468.1



Intuition, however illogical, is recognized as a command prerogative.

-Kirk, “Obsession”



It would seem that evil retreats when forcibly confronted

-Yarnek of Excalbia, “The Savage Curtain”



“Life and death are seldom logical,

But attaining a desired goal always is.”

-McCoy and Spock, “The Galileo Seven”



Men don’t talk peace unless they’re ready to back it up with war.

-Col. Green, “The Savage Curtain”



One of the advantages of being a captain is being able to ask for advice

without necessarily having to take it.

-Kirk, “Dagger of the Mind”



Sometimes a feeling is all we humans have to go on.

-Kirk, “A Taste of Armageddon”



“The release of emotion is what keeps us health.  Emotionally healthy.

That may be, Doctor.  However, I have noted that the healthy release

of emotion is frequently unhealthy for those closest to you.”

-McCoy and Spock, “Plato’s Stepchildren”



“There’s only one kind of woman …

or man, for that matter.  You either believe in yourself or you don’t.”

-Kirk and Harry Mudd, “Mudd’s Women”



Too much of anything, even love, isn’t necessarily a good thing.

-Kirk, “The Trouble with Tribbles”



When a child is taught … its 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. Richard Daystrom, “The Ultimate Computer”



Without followers, evil cannot spread.

-Spock, “And the Children Shall Lead



A princess should not be afraid,not with a brave knight to protect her.




Another dream that failed.  There’s nothing sadder.




Blast medicine anyway!  We’ve learned to tie into every organ in the

human body but one.  The brain!  The brain is what life is all about.




Change is the essential process of all existence.




Every living thing wants to survive.




Genius doesn’t work on an assembly line basis. 

You can’t simply say,

“Today I will be brilliant.”




It is necessary to have purpose.

-Alice #1



Things are only impossible until they are not.
– Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation



There are times, sir, when men of good conscience cannot blindly follow orders.
– Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation



What you want is irrelevant, what you have chosen is at hand.

-Spock in Star Trek VI


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



“I changed the conditions of the test. I don’t like to lose.”

– Kirk


“I like to believe that there are always possibilities.”



. “Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.”

-Captain Picard.



Which one is your favorite? Is there a quote that I missed? Let me know in the comments and share on Facebook.

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  • Anita Hales

    March 24, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Hi Anita

    For a moment – I thought this was one of them!
    “If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!”
    My personal fovourite – difficult to choose – is probably “Every living thing wants to survive…”

    Thanks for posting. Nice idea 🙂

      Anita Hales

      March 24, 2016 at 10:58 am

      Lol. Thanks Richard. That quote is also one of my favorites. (Not the one about the RSS feed, lol.)

  • Anita Hales

    March 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Act, and you shall have dinner; wait, and you shall be dinner.

    -Gowron, Klingon proverb

    Love this one. Made me laugh but how true is this!!

      Anita Hales

      March 24, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      Yeah, isn’t that great?

    Anita Hales

    March 24, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    great post with great quotes Anita… thanks for sharing these

      Anita Hales

      March 24, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      I love quotes. I’ll have to do some more.

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