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Star Trek Quotes That Will Help You Go Where No Man Has Before

These Star Trek quotes will help you wisely remember to employ logic, live life fully, and revel in the things that make humans exceptional!

Star Trek, an iconic, American Sci-Fi series, originally aired in 1996 on CBS. You might find yourself asking, “What is Spock famous for saying?” Or maybe you want to “Go boldly, where no man has gone before.” The franchise includes several spin-offs, both live-action and animated.

Do you recognize these Star Trek quotes? If so, you might be a true “Trekkie”! Or maybe you are more like me, and a little less of a die-hard fan, who is just amazed at how young William Shattner looks!

Either way, these 50 Star Trek Quotes are funny, inspirational, and insightful. Reading them will inspire you to boldly go in the direction of your dreams.

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Star Trek quotes about logic

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

2. “Highly illogical.” — Spock

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

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

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

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

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

Wise Star Trek quotes

8. “Live long, and prosper.” — Spock

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

26. “If there are self-made purgatories, then we all have to live in them.”— Spock

27. “… The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” — Spock

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Star Trek quotes about life

28. “It is possible to commit no errors and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life.” — Jean-Luc Picard

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

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

31. “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

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

33. “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

34. “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 James T. Kirk

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

36. “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 James T. Kirk

37. “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

38. “To survive is not enough. To simply exist… is not enough!” – Roga Danar

39. “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

40. “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

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Star Trek quotes about man versus machine

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

42. “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

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

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

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

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

47. “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

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

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

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

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

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Star Trek quotes from people about the series

52. “I never watched ‘Star Trek.’” — William Shatner

53. “I’ve never seen one Star Trek in my whole life.” — Izabella Scorupco

54. “I’m not real impressed with the Star Trek weaponry, I gotta be honest.” — Jeri Ryan

55. “​​There would be no Star Trek unless there were transporter malfunctions.” — LeVar Burton

56. “And I enjoyed the celebrity and the creativity that was involved in Star Trek.” — William Shatner

57. “’Star Trek’ was always a little bit closed emotionally. I never connected to the characters.” — J. J. Abrams

58. “I was always fascinated by science-fiction shows, shows like ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Lost in Space.’” — Michael P. Anderson

59. “Nobody could have imagined the phenomenon that ‘Star Trek’ became. It’s still almost impossible to imagine.” — William Shatner

60. “I’m enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has really not just sparked an interest, but encouraged a few generations of people to go into the sciences.” — LeVar Burton

61. “I got into writing to become a ‘Star Trek’ writer. I was a rabid fan. I had shelves and shelves and shelves of action figures in my bedroom that scared away more dates than I care to admit to.” — Bryan Fuller

Which of these Star Trek quotes is your favorite?

Are you a fan that has helped this franchise earn over 10 billion dollars? The cult following is massive! Are you eagerly awaiting the debut of Star Trek: Lower Decks on CBS?

I haven’t watched much Star Trek, but these quotes have me saying “Beam me up, Scotty,” while firing up the TV, and watching a few reruns! I do feel a little ripped off that I can actually get “beamed up” anywhere, but I will try and remember the greater life lessons that these characters had to offer.

Feel free to share your favorite Star Trek quotes and lines, and even your all-time favorite episodes in the comment section below!

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  1. JT

    April 2, 2021 at 6:59 PM

    Revenge is a dish best served cold-Kahn

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