proverb or precept was a saying commonly sourced from folklore, historical allusion, tribal memories or religion. ( : " TNG ")
The Naked Now
Ferengi Rules of Acquisition were written as the sacred precepts upon which all Ferengi society was based. ( : " DS9 ")
"A child born from parents who love each other will have nothing but goodness in his heart."
"A doctor who operates on himself has a for a petaQ patient."
"A good lie is easier to believe than the truth."
"A hundred thousand welcomes."
"A man who's always looking over his shoulder is waiting for trouble to find him."
"A stranger is a friend you just haven't met yet."
"Absence makes the heart grow fonder"
"All good things (must come to an end)"
"Beware Romulans bearing gifts."
" Blood is thicker than water."
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" / "Truth is in the eye of the beholder" / "Treason is in the eye of the beholder"
"Confession is good for the soul."
"Discretion [is] the better part of valor."
"(Don't look a) gift horse in the mouth."
A gift horse was, traditionally, a horse which was given as a gift, and as such, was not open to criticism, since aging the horse was determined by looking in its mouth.
In 2151, after Suliban Cabal leader Silik managed to sneak aboard and preemptively stop an Enterprise NX-01 antimatter cascade from destroying the starship, Temporal Agent Daniels requested the help of the Enterprise crew to capture Silik. Suggesting that they do otherwise, Commander Trip Tucker expressed to Enterprise Captain Jonathan Archer about Silik, " Maybe we shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth." ( : " ENT ")
Cold Front In 2375, when Elim Garak was attempting to persuade Julian Bashir to develop a cynical attitude to life, Bashir sarcastically replied, " Well, I shall endeavor to become more cynical with each passing " ( day, look gift horses squarely in the mouth, and find clouds in every silver lining. : " DS9 ")
Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges
"Enemies make dangerous friends."
"Even the eagle must know when to sleep."
"Every cloud has a silver lining."
"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."
" Fortune favors the bold."
"Four thousand throats may be cut in one night by a running man with a knife."
"Good news has no clothes."
"Good things come in small packages."
"Good things come to those who wait."
"He who studies evil is studied by evil."
" Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."
"Home is wherever you happen to be."
"If the shoe fits, wear it."
"If you're not fighting them, you're helping them."
"In accepting the inevitable, one finds peace."
"It never rains but it pours." ( )
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
"It's lonely at the top."
"Little birds in their nest get along."
This would seem to be a 24th century variation on "Birds in their little nests agree."
"Live long and prosper."
A common Vulcan greeting or farewell. ( : " TOS ", " Amok Time ", " Assignment: Earth ", " Is There in Truth No Beauty? "; The Savage Curtain : " TAS "; Yesteryear , Star Trek: The Motion Picture , Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan , Star Trek III: The Search for Spock ; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home : " TNG ", " Sarek ", " Unification I "; Unification II ; Star Trek: First Contact : " VOY ", " Resolutions ", " Revulsion ", " Year of Hell ", " In the Flesh ", and more, Once Upon a Time : " VOY ", " Gravity ", " Riddles ", " Live Fast and Prosper ", " Shattered "; Homestead : " ENT ", " Fallen Hero ")
In a Mirror, Darkly
"May you live in interesting times."
"My course is as elusive as a shadow across the sky."
"No good deed goes unpunished."
"Nothing ventured, nothing gained."
"Never ask when you can take."
"No Changling has ever harmed another."
"Once a thief."
A saying quoted by Kira, described as "an old saying".
( : " DS9 ")
"One man can summon the future."
"One man can not summon the future."
"One man's priceless is another man's worthless."
"One man's villain is another man's hero."
"Only a fool fights in a burning house."
A quote spoken by
Kang. ( : " TOS ")
Day of the Dove
"Only Nixon could go to China."
"Out of harm's way."
According to Harry Kim, " There's an old Chinese expression. Stay out of harm's way," but it was disputed by Tom Paris. Kim, nevertheless replied, " If it works, use it." ( : " VOY ")
Parturition ( : " DS9 ", " The Adversary ", " Paradise Lost ", " Call to Arms "; The Changing Face of Evil : " VOY ", " State of Flux ", " Scorpion ")
"Own the day."
"Out of the mouths of babes."
"Patience is for the dead."
"Power corrupts. And absolute power corrupts absolutely."
"Put the shoe on the right foot first, but put the left foot first into the bathtub."
"Revenge is a dish that is best served cold."
"Sauce for the goose (is sauce for the gander)"
"Scared Kelpien makes for tough Kelpien."
"Seize the day!"
"Spare the rod and spoil the child."
"The angels themselves take pleasure in their bodies of light."
"The customer's always right."
"The devil finds work for idle hands."
"The dream dreams the dreamer."
"The drop becomes the ocean... The ocean becomes the drop..."
"The early bird gets the worm."
"The enemy of my enemy is my friend."
It is unclear which prince Spock meant, and the origins of the proverb are currently unknown in real life. More information can be found here.
"The land and the people are one."
"The proof is in the pudding."
"The road to hell is paved with good intentions."
"The way to a woman's heart is through her stomach."
" The whole is greater than the sum of its parts."
"There's a warm wind blowing in from Minicoy."
"There's no time like the past."
"There's no time like the present."
"To each his own"
"To become a thing is to know a thing. To assume its form is to begin to understand its existence."
"Today is a good day to die." / " Chech chew jaj-Vam jaj-kak!"
"Two heads are better than one."
"Waste not, want not."
"When in Fellebia, do as the Fellebians do."
"When in Rome, we'll do as the Romans do."
This was the only instance the entire saying was completely spoken.
During the away team's visit to Rubicun III in 2364, William T. Riker observed that running was ahe Edo custom on the planet, adding, " When in Rome, eh?" to Worf. His response was "When in where, sir?" ( : " TNG ")
Justice Upon arriving on Risa in 2373, Jadzia Dax announced she was " going to change into something more comfortable," Leeta followed, describing it as a "good idea". Julian Bashir, then bowed to the inevitable, and xfollowed as well to change, citing, " When in Rome." ( : " DS9 ")
Let He Who Is Without Sin...
"When in the Collective, adapt."
"When the cat's away (the mice will play)"
"When the road before you splits in two, take the third path."
"Wouldn't hurt a fly."
"You cannot loosen a man's tongue with root beer."
"You don't kick a man when he's down." ( ENT " ")
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