Famous Star Trek Quotes

We selected some of the most thought-induced quotes we could find, from all the Star Trek movies and TV shows.  These wisdom quotes do not only include the original crew, but all the souls to ever wear the uniform.  Wisdom is wisdom, no matter who says it, and these are certainly spiritual wise thought for you to ponder:

How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life.
-James Kirk,
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

I would be delighted to offer any advice I can on understanding women.
When I have some, I’ll let you know.
-Captain Picard to Data, Star Trek: The Next Generation
  
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
Star Trek Crew
It can be argued that a human is ultimately the sum of his experiences.  -Benjamin Sisko
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"
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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 does not thank logic.
-Sarek, "Journey to Babel"

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 heart is not a logical organ.
-Dr. Janet Wallace, "The Deadly Years"

"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 father doesn't destroy his children.
-Lt. Carolyn Palamas

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

A woman should have compassion.
-Kirk

Actual war is a very messy business. 
Very, very messy business.
-Kirk

Another dream that failed.  There's nothing sadder.
-Kirk

Behind every great man, there is a woman -- urging him on.
-Harry Mudd

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.
-McCoy

Can you imagine how life could be improved
if we could do away with jealousy, greed, hate ..."
It can also be improved by eliminating love, tenderness, sentiment --
the other side of the coin"
-Dr. Roger Corby and Kirk

Change is the essential process of all existence.
-Spock

Conquest is easy. Control is not.
-Kirk

Death.  Destruction.  Disease.  Horror.  That's what war is all about.
That's what makes it a thing to be avoided.
-Kirk

Each kiss is as the first.
-Miramanee

Emotions are alien to me. I'm a scientist.
-Spock

Every living thing wants to survive.
-Spock

Extreme feminine beauty is always disturbing.
-Spock

Genius doesn't work on an assembly line basis. 
You can't simply say,
"Today I will be brilliant."
-Kirk

Humans do claim a great deal for that particular emotion (love).
-Spock

It is necessary to have purpose.
-Alice #1

"Life and death are seldom logical."
"But attaining a desired goal always is."
-McCoy and Spock

Many Myths are based on truth.
-Spock