If Picard couldn't make it as a Captain, after his heart transplant, he would've made a hell of a lawyer, I think ...
I will not sacrifice the Enterprise. We've made too many compromises already, too many retreats. They invade our space and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds and we fall back. Not again! The line must be drawn here!
This far, no
further! And I will make them pay
for what they've done!"