The 10 best Captain Kirk quotes from 'Star Trek: The Original Series'

By: H&I Staff    Posted: October 6, 2016, 3:16PM

Everyone can use a little motivation and wisdom now and then. Why not get your inspiration from one of the galaxy's greatest Starfleet captains, James Tiberius Kirk?

He is so wise and insightful, that after reading this article, you might even consider him a cosmic philosopher.

In no particular order, here is a list of our top 10 favorite Kirk quotes from The Original Series

What are some of your favorite Kirk sayings?  

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"Elaan of Troyius"

Season three, episode 13

"The prejudices people feel about each other disappear when they get to know each other."


"A Taste of Armageddon"

Season one, episode 23

"Sometimes a feeling is all we humans have to go on."



Season two, episode nine

"Love sometimes expresses itself in sacrifice." 


"Plato's Stepchildren"

Season three, episode 10



"Day of the Dove"

Season three, episode seven

"There's another way to survive — mutual trust and help." 


"The Corbomite Maneuver"

Season one, episode 10

"You know the greatest danger facing us is ourselves, an irrational fear of the unknown. But there's no such thing as the unknown — only things temporarily hidden, temporarily not understood."


"The Ultimate Computer"

Season two, episode 24

"Genius doesn't work on an assembly line basis. You can't simply say, 'Today I will be brilliant.'"


"Mirror, Mirror"

Season two, episode four

"Conquest is easy. Control is not."


"The Return of the Archons"

Season one, episode 21

"Without freedom of choice there is no creativity. The body dies." 


"Space Seed"

Season one, episode 22

"If I can have honesty, it's easier to overlook mistakes."

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