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

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  1. t_smitts

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    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?
     
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    Don't know how well it would fit with another starship's name, though :)
     
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    Wait, that would only work on the Botany Bay...
     
  18. KirkusOveractus

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    How about one that would convey Starfleet and the Federation's ideals in one phrase?

    "Let me help."
     
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    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."
     
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    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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