15 Spock Quotes for Logical Living

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Happy birthday to the late Leonard Nimoy who his best known for his role as Mr. Spock in the Star Trek television and film series. On the show, Spock loved to offer his logical perspective on life to the volatile Captain Kirk, commenting on society and humanity, offering an insight into the Vulcan mind. In memory of Nimoy’s beloved character and his eternal wisdom, here are some thoughts from Spock about logical living.

“Insufficient facts always invite danger.”

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

“Without followers, evil cannot spread.”

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

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

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

“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.”

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

“Change is the essential process of all existence.”

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

“If there are self-made purgatories, then we all have to live in them.”

Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them.”

“I see no logic in wanting to worship a deity that demands you to live in a perpetual state of fear.”

“I realize that command does have its fascination, even under circumstances such as these, but I neither enjoy the idea of command nor am I frightened of it. It simply exists, and I will do whatever logically needs to be done.”

“Physical reality is consistent with universal laws. Where the laws do not operate, there is no reality.”