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

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  1. Dantheman

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  2. sbk1234

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    Just a few I like:

    "The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing."
    Isaac Asimov

    “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
    Socrates

    “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”
    Stephen Hawking

    “Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. ”
    Immanuel Kant
     
  3. Nerys Myk

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  4. Mr. Laser Beam

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    John Stuart Mill:
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse."

    Yogi Berra:
    "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
    "It ain't over till it's over."

    Benjamin Disraeli:
    "Is man an ape or an angel? Now I am on the side of the angels."

    Socrates:
    "I drank WHAT?!?"

    Ezra Pound:
    "No urban night is like the night [in NYC]...here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will."

    Frank Drebin:
    "We're sorry to bother you at a time like this, Mrs. Twice. We would have come earlier, but your husband wasn't dead then."
     
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  6. marksound

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    In all seriousness, that quote needs to be seen more and repeated more and taught in schools more, and simplified and explained more for those who don't seem to understand it.
     
  7. sbk1234

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  8. T'Girl

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  9. judge alba

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    The one thing my missus wont agree with :P

    oh what about

    He's dead jim
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  10. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Winston Churchill:
    "History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it."
    "We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle, nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job."
     
  11. Nerys Myk

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    I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country. USS Patton
     
  12. Bry_Sinclair

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    A couple I have used for fanfic ships:
    All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honour, duty, mercy, hope. - Winston Churchill

    Let not the deep swallow me up. - RNLI motto (which I use for the Border Service cutter Silverfin)

    When thinking of plaque quotes, my first stop is pretty much always Winston Churchill, he has so many good ones that can fit just about any ship.
     
  13. golddragon71

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    (In my mind and personal Canon the True First Contact between Earth and Vulcan)
     
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