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Friday, September 9, 2016

In Honor of Star Trek's 50th Anniversary: Captain Picard's 10 Best Quotes

Did you know that September 8, 2016 marked exactly 50 years since the first episode of Star Trek was aired? In my world this is a very big deal, not just because I'm a fan but also because Captain Jean-Luc Picard is one of my leadership "gurus."
 
In honor of this momentous occasion, here are some of the Captain's most well-known and inspiring lines about leadership, humanity and life:
  1. "The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity."
  2. "What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived."
  3. "It is possible to commit no errors and still lose. That is not a weakness...that is life."
  4. "If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are."
  5. "The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably."
  6. "There are times, Sir, when men of good conscience cannot blindly follow orders."
  7. "There can be no justice so long as laws are absolute."
  8. "I have never subscribed to the theory that political power flows from the barrel of a gun."
  9. "Villains who twirl their mustaches are easy to spot. Those who clothe themselves in good deeds are well-camouflaged."
  10. "I will have as much tea as I damn well please."
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All opinions my own. Photo via Wikipedia.