Our Species Can Only Survive If We Have Obstacles To Overcome.
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.
-- Kirk, "Metamorphosis," stardate 3220.3.
It is the nature of our species to be free. -- Kirk, "Metamorphosis," stardate 3219.8.
We estimate there are millions of planets with intelligent life.
We haven't begun to map them. -- Kirk, "Metamorphosis", stardate 3219.8....
You will still not survive our assault. And you will not survive ours.
Shall we die together? -- Tomalak and Picard, "The Defector", stardate 43462.5...
If the obstacles of bigotry and priestcraft can be surmounted, we may hope that common sense will suffice to do everything else.
-- Thomas Jefferso...
We have the right to survive! Not by killing others.
-- Deela and Kirk, "Wink of An Eye," stardate 5710.5...
Terrell: "I've never even met Admiral Kirk." Khan: "Admiral?
Admiral! Admiral... Never told you how *Admiral* Kirk sent seventy of us into exile here on this barren sandheap with only the contents of these cargo bays to sustain us....
Our missions are peaceful -- not for conquest. When we do battle, it is only because we have no choice.
-- Kirk, "The Squire of Gothos," stardate 2124.5....
We have them just where they want us. -- Captain James T. Kirk
We have them just where they want us. -- James T. Kirk