Part of being a captain is knowing when to smile, make the troops happy, even when it's the last thing in the world you want to do. Because they're your troops, and you have to take care of them.
The best defense is a strong offense. And I intend to start offending right now.
It is the custom of Earth people to try and avoid misunderstanding whenever possible.
Intuition, however illogical, is recognized as a command prerogative.
There are times when it is necessary for a captain to give the appearance of confidence.
I have the utmost confidence in your ability to perform the impossible.
I would rather out-think them than out-fight them.
Dismissed. That's a Starfleet expression for "get out!"
Never get married while you're going to college; it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.
Art is either plagiarism or revolution.