"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we're all damaged.
"For an apricot,yes. For a head of lettuce, even more so. But for a mountain I am not even begun in years. However, for a man I am just right."
Rule # 102:"Nature decays, but latinum lasts forever."
"This is no rabble of mindless orcs. These are Uruk-hai. Their armor is thick and their shields broad."
- - Gimli of the House of Durin, Lord of the Glittering Caves.
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
"Remember the leprechaun?" "The one from the cereal ad?" He's always chasing the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but when he gets there at the end of the day... it's just corn flakes."
- - Morty
"There's a story I heard as a child, a parable, and I never forgot it. A scorpion was walking along the bank of a river, wondering how to get to the other side Suddenly he saw a fox. He asked the fox to take him on his back across the river. The fox said no, if I do that you'll sting me, and I'll drown. The scorpion assured him, if I did that, we'd both drown. So the fox thought about it and finally agreed. So the scorpion climbed up on his back, and the fox began to swim. But halfway across the river, the scorpion stung him. As the poison filled his veins, the fox turned to the scorpion and said why did you do that? Now you'll drown too. I couldn't help it, said the scorpion. It's my nature.
- - Chakotay
"If he dies, he dies."
"The pursuit of perfection leads to madness. The pursuit of destiny leads to triumph."
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
"Ah, Kirk, my old friend, do you know the Klingon proverb that tells us revenge is a dish best served cold? It is very cold...in space."
- - Khan
"He tasks me! He tasks me, and I shall have him! I'll chase him round the Moons of Nibia, and round the Antares Maelstrom, and round Perdition's flames before I give him up!"
- - Khan
"You know, there some words I've known since I was a school boy. With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably. Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning. The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged."
- - Picard