Episode Quotes


Admiral Satie: [to Picard] "Just because there was no sabotage, doesn't mean there isn't a conspiracy on this ship."
Picard: "For the first link of chain is forged, the first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably."
Picard: [to Worf] "Villains who dwell their moustaches are easy to spot. Those who cloth themselves in good deeds are well camouflaged."
Picard: "Five hundred years ago military officers would upend a drum on the battlefield... sit at it and dispense summary justice... decisions were quick... punishments severe... appeals
denied. Those who came to a drumhead were doomed."
Worf: "He refused to answer the question... about his Romulan grandfather."
Picard: "That is not a crime, Worf. Nor can we infer his guilt because he did not respond."
Worf: "If a man is not afraid of the truth, he would answer."
Picard: "No. We must not let ourselves  think that. The Seventh Guarantee is one of the most important rights granted by the Federation. We cannot use one of the fundamental principles of our Constitution and turn it against a citizen."
Worf: "Sir... the Federation does have enemies... we must seek them out..."
Picard: "Yes... that's how it starts. But the road from legitimate suspicion to rampant paranoia is shorter than we might think. Something is wrong here, Worf... I don't like what we have become."

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