Inspirational quotes can come from unlikely sources. The Original Star Trek series is full of inspiration if you just know where to look! The Enterprise crew hopes these quotes inspire you “to boldly go where no man has gone before”:
Star Trek Inspirational Quotes
James Tiberious Kirk was the captain of the star ship Enterprise. Kirk’s ship included a complement of 430 crew members. He was likely thinking of interactions between this crew and previously unknown lifeforms when he said, “All men are brothers.” in the episode “Bread and Circuses” . Captain Kirk’s next bit of wisdom and inspiration, “Our people don’t believe in slavery” is also from the episode “Bread and Circuses”.
In the episode “By Any Other Name”, James Kirk’s statement “Being human does have certain advantages- being able to appreciate the beauty of a flower, of a woman” reminds us of the benefits of humanity.
A lesson in etiquette may be taken from Kirk’s advice in “Elaan of Troyius”. He reminds us to “Be pleasant no matter how much it hurts.”
A quote byStar Trek character Garth reminds us to keep looking for the positive in people and situations. This quote “May we never find space so vast, planets so cold, heart and mind so empty that we cannot fill them with love and warmth. “ from the episode “Dagger of the Mind’ can serve as inspiration in all of our interactions.
Another tidbit to remember, especially when dealing with difficult people, is from Captain Kirk “Be pleasant no matter how much it hurts.” from the episode “Elaan of Troyius”.
When feeling down or depressed, it can be hard to remember what matters in life. Although much advice is given to people who experience depression and suicidal ideation, this quote from Star Trek character Eleen the Capellan, “To live is always desirable.” from the episode “Friday’s Child” is the most important advice to remember.
Kirk sums up one of the most basic and oft forgotten tenets of democracy with the quote “Without freedom of choice there is no creativity” in the episode “Return of the Archons”.
Spock speaks a truth that drill instructors love to repeat to their recruits in the episode “Operation: Annihilate“. “Pain is a thing of the mind. The mind can be controlled.”
Star Trek character Alice #1 speaks a truth that many people understand instinctively, but not always consciously. In the episode “I, Mudd” we are reminded that “It is necessary to have purpose.”
Inspiration for life can be found in many surprising places, and Star Trek isn’t the only one. The quote “Seek, and ye shall find” is not, to my knowledge, found in any Star Trek episodes, but as you watch your favorite television series keep it in mind. You may find surprising bits of inspiration while tuning in to the boob tube.