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Spock is one of my mythical heroes. In honor of Leonard Nemoy here are some quotes and thoughts from the original Star Trek series.

“Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.”

“Without followers, evil cannot spread.”

“To expect sense from two mentalities of such extreme viewpoints is not logical.” 

“Insults are effective only where emotion is present.”

“When there is no emotion, there is no motive for violence.”

“When you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

“And what is it that makes one man an exceptional leader? We see indications that it is his negative side which makes him strong, that his evil side, if you will, properly controlled and disciplined, is vital to his strength.”

“Has it occurred to you that there is a certain inefficiency in constantly questioning me on things you’ve already made up your mind about?”

“This troubled planet is a place of the most violent contrast. Those who receive the rewards are totally separated from those who shoulder the burdens. It is not a wise leadership.”

“Change is the essential process of all existence.”

“Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them.” “Insufficient facts always invite danger.”

“May I say that I have not thoroughly enjoyed serving with humans? I find their illogic and foolish emotions a constant irritant.”

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”

“It is curious how often you humans manage to obtain that which you do not want.”

“After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but is often true.”

“In critical moments, men sometimes see exactly what they wish to see.”


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