Jor-El: You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you. They will stumble. They will fall. But you will help them. You will guard them. You will give them hope. In time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders. That's what this symbol means, hope.
Jor-El: Goodbye, my son. Our hopes and dreams travel with you.
Lara Lor-Van: He will be an outcast. They'll kill him.
Jor-El: How? He'll be a god to them.
Jor-El: You've grown stronger here than I ever could've imagined. The only way to know how strong, is to keep testing your limits.
Clark Kent: Why didn't you come with me?
Jor-El: We couldn't, Kal. As much as we wanted to, we couldn't. Your mother and I were as much a product of the failures of our world as Zod was.
General Zod: Don't do this, El. The last thing I want is for us to be enemies.
Jor-El: You have abandoned the principles that held us together. You've taken up the sword against your own people. I will honor the man you once were, Zod; not this monster you have become.
Jor-El: What if a child dreamed of becoming something other than what society had intended? What if a child aspired to something greater?