Vulcan proverbs

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Proverbs by the fictional race Vulcans from Star Trek.

Live Long and Prosper
The Hebrew sign for the letter Shin (שׁ), an emblem for Shaddai, “Almighty [God]” was the inspiration for the salutary Vulcan hand signal used for greeting others.
Nothing unreal exists.
Nothing that is is unimportant.
  • Live long and prosper.
    • Leonard Nimoy, "Amok Time", (1967)
    • Said on many occasions, normally accompanied by salute. Standard reply: Peace and long life.
  • Challenge your preconceptions, or they will challenge you.
    • Star Trek: Enterprise, Season 1 Episode 4, "Strange New World"
  • Your mind to my mind... your thoughts to my thoughts...
    • Chant used during Vulcan mind melds; a similar expression was used in The X-Men # 3 (January 1964) by Professor Charles Francis Xavier. Xavier said, "My thoughts are YOUR thoughts, Blob! My will is YOUR will." (pg. 24)
  • We are here to serve.
  • Logic is the beginning of wisdom, Valeris, not the end.
    • An echo of Proverbs 9.10: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom."
    • Perhaps influenced by George Illes (1852 - 1942): "Doubt is the beginning, not the end of Wisdom."
    • Spock, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
  • Kaiidth. ("What is, is.")
    • From the novel Dwellers in the Crucible by Margaret Wander Bonanno
  • Logic dictates that to race a prized stallion one must first break it.
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