Quark: I have a dream - a dream that one day all people, Human, Jem'Hadar, Ferengi, Cardassians will stand together in peace... around my dabo tables!
Garak: There's an old saying on Cardassia: "Enemies make dangerous friends", and I fear the Dominion will make a very dangerous friend indeed.
Female Shapeshifter: No Changeling has ever harmed another.
Major Kira: You belong to the Dominion, don't you?
Female Shapeshifter: Belong to it? Major, the Changelings *are* the Dominion.
Odo: [understanding] You are the Founders!
Female Shapeshifter: Ironic, isn't it? The hunted now control the destinies of hundreds of other races.
Odo: But... why control anyone?
Female Shapeshifter: Because what you can control, can't hurt you.
Female Shapeshifter: To become a thing is to know a thing. To assume its form is to begin to understand its existence.
Major Kira: I don't believe it - I'm talking to a tree!
Borath: Believe me, Commander, an alliance between the Dominion and the Federation will be beneficial to both our people.
[Sisko is questioning the decision to exclude the Romulans from the peace talks with the Dominion]
Admiral Alynna Nechayev: Commander, if this treaty is signed, and I'm confident it will be, we'll never have to worry about the Romulans again.
Commander Sisko: Are you sure of that?
Admiral Alynna Nechayev: Quite sure. After all, what chance would they have against the combined power of our new alliance?
Commander Sisko: They wouldn't have much of a chance at all.
Admiral Alynna Nechayev: I'm glad we agree.
Borath: It's the beginning of a new era, Commander, and you helped make it possible. Congratulations.
Garak: Life is full of surprises, Commander.
Admiral Alynna Nechayev: Commander, I'm ordering you to stand down. Return to the station immediately.
Commander Sisko: I'm afraid I'm going to have to refuse that order.
Borath: Please, Commander. Don't make us send the Jem'Hadar after you.
Commander Sisko: Go right ahead. But you'd better warn them not to expect any reinforcements for about seventy years.
Doctor Bashir: Well, I guess this means the end of our Starfleet careers.
Garak: Oh, I wouldn't worry about that, Doctor.
Lieutenant Jadzia Dax: Well, that's easy for you to say.
Garak: Oh, you misunderstand me, Lieutenant. All I meant was, it's a little foolish to worry about your careers at a time like this, when there's a good chance we're all about to be killed.
Garak: [his last words] Doctor, I'm afraid... I won't be able to have lunch with you today.
[Kira and Odo find the rest of their crew unconscious in a cavern and attached to some machines]
Odo: What have you done to them?
Borath: Nothing harmful. We're just conducting a little experiment.
Major Kira: What kind of experiment?
Borath: To see how they'd respond to an attempt by the Dominion to gain a foothold into the Alpha Quadrant. We were curious to see how much they'd be willing to sacrifice in order to avoid a war.
Major Kira: And what have you found out?
Borath: Unfortunately, they're proving to be just as stubborn as I'd feared.
Odo: I'm glad to hear it.
Odo: How do you justify the deaths of so many people?
Female Shapeshifter: The Solids have always been a threat to us. That's the only justification we need.
Odo: But these Solids have never harmed you. They travel the galaxy in order to expand their knowledge, just as you once did.
Female Shapeshifter: The Solids are nothing like us.
Odo: No - I suppose they're not. And neither am I.
Odo: I admit this... Link of yours is appealing. But you see, I already have a link - with these people.
Female Shapeshifter: We will miss you, Odo. But you will miss us even more.