You instigate valiantly and then second-guess.

Emperor Georgiou

We have to be torch-bearers, casting the light so that we may see our path to lasting peace.

Burnham

The only way to defeat fear is to tell it 'No'. No, we will not take shortcuts on the path to righteousness. No, we will not break the rules that protect us from our basest instincts. No, we will not allow desperation to destroy moral authority.

Burnham

A year ago, I stood alone. I believed that our survival was more important than our principles. I was wrong. Do we need a mutiny today to prove who we are?

Burnham

And what's so bad about desperation?

Emperor Georgiou

Emperor Georgiou: What's wrong? Are you scared, Number One? Where I'm from, there's a saying,'Scared Kelpian makes for tough Kelpian.' Have you gotten tough since we served together on the Shenzhou, Mr. Saru?
Saru: Affirmative, Captain. Very tough. So much so that many find me simply unpalatable.

Bryce: Discovery is running dark, Captain.
Emperor Georgiou: My favorite way to run.

On the eve of battle, on a cold and windless night, an old general turned to a young soldier. 'Tomorrow,' said the master,'you will know Fear.' The young soldier who had not yet experienced the agony of war looked at the general with quizzical eyes. 'How will I know Fear if I do not know what it looks like?' The general replied,'You will know Fear because it speaks very fast and it speaks very loud...' 'If that is how Fear acts, recognizing it is easy.' But as the young soldier considered the general's advice, she asked the question facing us now,'Once I know Fear, how do I defeat it?'

Burnham

Burnham: He killed a Starfleet officer. And he tried to kill me.
Tilly: And those crimes are reprehensible. But Tyler is not the person who did that. At least, he's not anymore. He's something other. Someone new. What we do now, the way that we treat him, that is who he'll become. I know you still care about him.
Burnham: I do. But that does not mean that I should.

Burnham: I've made foolish choices. Emotional choices.
Sarek: Well, you are human. As is your mother.

There is irony here, of course. The man you fell in love with was a Klingon.... There is also grace. For what greater source of peace exists than our ability to love our enemy.

Sarek

Emperor Georgiou: My daughter was a singular example of brilliance until one foolish choice doomed her world. Sound familiar?
Sarek: If I understand correctly, my ward saw through the man who brought down, not just your child, but your empire. Perhaps best not to make comparisons.

Star Trek: Discovery Quotes

On the eve of battle, on a cold and windless night, an old general turned to a young soldier. 'Tomorrow,' said the master,'you will know Fear.' The young soldier who had not yet experienced the agony of war looked at the general with quizzical eyes. 'How will I know Fear if I do not know what it looks like?' The general replied,'You will know Fear because it speaks very fast and it speaks very loud...' 'If that is how Fear acts, recognizing it is easy.' But as the young soldier considered the general's advice, she asked the question facing us now,'Once I know Fear, how do I defeat it?'

Burnham

...the real world doesn't always adhere to logic. Sometimes down is up. Sometimes up is down. Sometimes when you're lost, you're found.

Burnham