What would be some good quotes for a starship dedication plaque?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by t_smitts, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. t_smitts

    t_smitts Captain Captain

    Jun 11, 2005
    I was thinking about the various quotes on dedication plaques and wondering what other historical or literary lines would work well for a plaque's quote. The first comes to mind is this:

    "...to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
    -Alfred Tennyson

    Here's another I found in a book recently:

    "I had the ambition to go not only farther than man as gone before, but to go as far as it was possible to go."
    -James Cook

    Any others you can think of?
  2. Captain Nebula

    Captain Nebula Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 12, 2010
    "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference. "
    - Henry David Thoreau

    "There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open."
    – Jawaharial Nehru

    "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail"
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
    – Lao Tzu

    "Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind."
    – Seneca
  3. Retu

    Retu Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 4, 2005
    "Let's see what's out there."
    - Captain Jean-Luc Picard
  4. Captain Rob

    Captain Rob Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 9, 2010
    "Whereever you go. There you are."
  5. T'Girl

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 20, 2009
    We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things

    Not because they are easy, but because they are hard

    John F. Kennedy
  6. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

    Jul 25, 2012
    Va. Beach, VA
    "There was a young lady from Venis,
    who's body was shaped like a...DATA!"

    - Data, help received: Jean Luc Picard.
  7. Sci

    Sci Admiral Admiral

    Mar 2, 2002
    Montgomery County, State of Maryland
    "You can not oppress the people who are not afraid anymore." -Cesar Chavez

    "We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed." - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    “True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.” - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    "Give me liberty or give me death." - Patrick Henry

    "Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who only dream by night." -Edgar Allan Poe

    "Freedom is about what you can unleash." - Harriet Rubin

    "In order to find the edge, you must risk going over the edge." - Dennis Dugan

    "Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

    "I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones." - John Cage

    "Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is." - Will Rogers

    "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." - André Gide

    "You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea." - C. JoyBell C.

    "Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science." - Edwin Hubble

    "They will marvel at how vulnerable the repository of all our potential once was, how perilous our infancy, how humble our beginnings, how many rivers we had to cross before we found our way." - Carl Sagan

    "We have to establish our credentials as an explorocracy; so to survive and rule ourselves, we have to explore." - China Miéville

    "What began in deadly competition has helped us to see that global cooperation is the essential precondition for our survival. Travel is broadening. It's time to hit the road again." - Carl Sagan
  8. Shazam!

    Shazam! Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 22, 2006
    "I'll be back"
  9. Thete

    Thete Ensign Red Shirt

    Feb 19, 2013
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    "Use the force, Harry!"
    -Gandalf the Grey
  10. Avon

    Avon Commodore Commodore

    May 7, 2010
    "she looked older, i swear!"
    -roman polanski
  11. marksound

    marksound Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 19, 2008
    Planet Carcazed
    "Never give up! Never surrender!"
  12. KirkusOveractus

    KirkusOveractus Captain Captain

    Mar 27, 2009
    Ambler, PA
    "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."
    -John Lennon
  13. judge alba

    judge alba senior street judge Premium Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    mega city 1
    We came.
    We saw
    We kicked its ass
  14. T'Girl

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 20, 2009
    Doodle doodle dee, waba waba waba

  15. SchwEnt

    SchwEnt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 5, 2005
    "If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there."
  16. at Quark's

    at Quark's Captain Captain

    Dec 15, 2012
    "Let's make sure history never forgets the name Enterprise"

    Don't know how well it would fit with another starship's name, though :)
  17. KirkusOveractus

    KirkusOveractus Captain Captain

    Mar 27, 2009
    Ambler, PA
    "It is better to rule in hell than serve in heaven."

    Wait, that would only work on the Botany Bay...
  18. KirkusOveractus

    KirkusOveractus Captain Captain

    Mar 27, 2009
    Ambler, PA
    How about one that would convey Starfleet and the Federation's ideals in one phrase?

    "Let me help."
  19. Tiberius

    Tiberius Commodore Commodore

    Sep 28, 2005
    In my fan fic "The Hansen Diaries", I have the USS Raven's motto as "Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."
  20. KirkusOveractus

    KirkusOveractus Captain Captain

    Mar 27, 2009
    Ambler, PA
    That is fantastic! As a fan of Poe here, I think that a good portion of his writing is very thought provoking and imaginative, despite some people thinking of him as only a writer of disturbing and dark stories.
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