History Quotes / MightMakesRight

12th Sep '17 8:24:34 PM Zaptech
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->''Of [[EvilOverlord Oryx]], that [[AdmiringTheAbomination admirable monarch]], I have only a little to say. Why? Because He is all in the action, fellow traveler, His philosophy is all on display. He has twinned himself so closely to the power He admires. He has become many-placed, many-formed, sending out emissaries of himself to ask after the truth.''\\
''In each act of His power Oryx seeks to incarnate the self-sustaining, immortal suzerainty that He worships. [[EldritchAbomination The power that He uses]] to [[DemonicPossession wash his Taken clean and etch them into useful shapes.]]''\\
''Oryx inhabits a world where power is truth. To win is to be noble, and to be real. [[FightingAShadow When He departs from that world, out into the material universe, He is lessened.]]''\\
''The echoes of Oryx go forth to ask a question: [[WorthyOpponent are you the truth?]]''
-->--'''Toland the Shattered''', ''Videogame/{{Destiny}}'' [[AllThereInTheManual Grimoire: Echoes of Oryx]]
21st Aug '17 9:01:55 AM Discar
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->''"It is said the greatest warrior-kings may sublime violence and forget all they learn about the sword. This is true. But the only true path to kingship lies through regicide."''
-->-- '''Meti's Sword Manual''', ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons''
10th Jun '17 1:15:46 PM Zaptech
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->''And as the universe ticks on towards the close, the great players will face each other. In the next round there will be three queens and all of them will have armies, and now it will be a battle of swords - until one discovers the cannon, or the plague, or the killing word.''
10th Jun '17 1:13:53 PM Zaptech
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->''Imagine three great nations under three great queens. The first queen writes a great book of law and her rule is just. The second queen builds a high tower and her people climb it to see the stars. The third queen raises an army and conquers everything.''
->''The future belongs to one of these queens. Her rule is harshest and her people are unhappy. But she rules.''
->''This explains everything, understand? This is why the universe is the way it is, and not some other way. Existence is a game that everything plays, and some strategies are winners: the ability to exist, to shape existence, to remake it so that your descendants - molecules or stars or people or ideas - will flourish, and others will find no ground to grow.''
-->--'''Toland the Shattered''', ''Videogame/{{Destiny}}'', [[AllThereInTheManual Grimoire: The Darkness]], explaining the logic of [[EldritchAbomination the Darkness]].
30th Apr '17 3:22:37 PM Anorgil
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->Ius est in armis.

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->Ius ->Jus est in armis.
30th Apr '17 3:22:16 PM Anorgil
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->Ius est in armis.
->(Literal translation: The law is in weapons.)
-->--Seneca the Younger
18th Feb '17 6:32:07 AM Nakuyabi
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-->-- [[Literature/TheBible Wisdom 2:10-11]]

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-->-- [[Literature/TheBible Wisdom 2:10-11]]
2:10-11]] [[WordOfDante (from the Apocrypha)]]
18th Feb '17 5:54:55 AM Firedraconian
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-->-- '''Livy''', ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain''

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-->-- '''Livy''', '''Kain''', ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain''
5th Feb '17 12:04:44 PM Tacitus
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->''"Might makes right, don't you fuck with me. You know what? Fuck this war, I just want you dead."''
-->-- '''Senator Armstrong''', ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''

->''"Might is the answer; I forgot the question."''
-->-- '''Eighinn Stossuhl''', ''Literature/{{Eclipse}}''

->''"Fuck your parliament and your constitution. America is an elephant. Cyprus is a flea. Greece is a flea. If these two fleas continue itching the elephant, they may just get whacked good."''
-->-- '''President UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson''' to the Greek ambassador

->''"But now, instead of discussion and argument, brute force rises up to the rescue of discomfited error, and crushes truth and right into the dust. '[[TropeNamer Might makes right]],' and hoary folly totters on in her mad career escorted by armies and navies."''
-->-- '''Adin Ballou'''

->''"Might controls everything, and without strength you cannot protect anything, let alone yourself."''
-->-- '''Vergil''', ''Franchise/DevilMayCry''

->''"The pope disapproves? How many divisions does he have?"''
-->-- '''UsefulNotes/JosefStalin'''

->''"Vae victis!"'' (Woe to the vanquished)
-->-- '''Livy''' '''[[VideoGame/LegacyOfKain (And Kain)]]'''

->''"I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further."''
-->-- '''Darth Vader''', ''Franchise/StarWars''

->''"Pirates are evil!? The Marines are righteous?! Ha! These terms have always changed throughout the course of history! Kids who have never seen peace and kids who have never seen war will always grow up with different values! Therefore, those who stand at the top determine what's wrong and what's right! Justice will prevail, you say!? Damn right it will! And that's because whoever wins this war becomes justice!"''

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->''"Might makes right, don't you fuck with me. You know what? Fuck this war, I just want you dead."''
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->The first requirement of being a hero isn't being right. It's being strong. That's why the hero always wins.
-->-- '''Senator Armstrong''', ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''

->''"Might
'''Araragi Koyomi''', ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}''

->Weakness
is the answer; I forgot the question."''
a sin.
-->-- '''Eighinn Stossuhl''', ''Literature/{{Eclipse}}''

->''"Fuck your parliament
'''Yuichirou Kanzaki''' and your constitution. America is an elephant. Cyprus is a flea. Greece is a flea. If these two fleas continue itching the elephant, they may just get whacked good."''
-->-- '''President UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson''' to the Greek ambassador

->''"But now, instead of discussion and argument, brute force rises up to the rescue of discomfited error, and crushes truth and right into the dust. '[[TropeNamer Might makes right]],' and hoary folly totters on in her mad career escorted by armies and navies."''
-->-- '''Adin Ballou'''

->''"Might controls everything, and without strength you cannot protect anything, let alone yourself."''
-->-- '''Vergil''', ''Franchise/DevilMayCry''

->''"The pope disapproves? How many divisions does he have?"''
-->-- '''UsefulNotes/JosefStalin'''

->''"Vae victis!"'' (Woe to the vanquished)
-->-- '''Livy''' '''[[VideoGame/LegacyOfKain (And Kain)]]'''

->''"I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further."''
-->-- '''Darth Vader''', ''Franchise/StarWars''

->''"Pirates
'''Supremacy Black Dragon, Aurageyser Damned''', ''Anime/CardfightVanguard''

->Pirates
are evil!? The Marines are righteous?! Ha! These terms have always changed throughout the course of history! Kids who have never seen peace and kids who have never seen war will always grow up with different values! Therefore, those who stand at the top determine what's wrong and what's right! Justice will prevail, you say!? Damn right it will! And that's because whoever wins this war becomes justice!"''justice!



->''"If there are gods, they do not help, and justice belongs to the strong; but know that all things done before the naked stars are remembered."''
-->-- [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingon]] proverb

->''"Enough might makes what is right irrelevant."''
-->-- Many

->''"Listen, then, he said; I proclaim that justice is nothing else than the interest of the stronger."''
-->-- '''Thrasymachus''', Creator/{{Plato}}'s ''Literature/TheRepublic''

->''"Political power flows out from the barrel of a gun."''
-->-- '''Chairman Mao - "The Little Red Book" '''

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->''"If there are gods, they do not help, and justice belongs to the strong; but know that all things done before the naked stars are remembered."''
-->-- [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingon]] proverb

->''"Enough might makes what is right irrelevant."''
-->-- Many

->''"Listen, then, he said; I proclaim that justice is nothing else than the interest of the stronger."''
-->-- '''Thrasymachus''', Creator/{{Plato}}'s ''Literature/TheRepublic''

->''"Political power flows out from the barrel of a gun."''
-->-- '''Chairman Mao - "The Little Red Book" '''
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->''"If you steal from another Telvanni, but still live, then clearly you deserve whatever you stole. Murdering your opponents by magic or treachery is the traditional way of settling disputes. If you win, then clearly your argument has more merit."''
-->-- ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' introducing you to House Telvanni

->''"You know as well as we that right, as this world goes, is only in question between equals in power; for the strong do as they will, and the weak suffer what they must."''
-->-- '''The Melian Dialogue''', Thucydides' ''History of UsefulNotes/ThePeloponnesianWar''

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->''"If you steal from another Telvanni, but still live, then clearly you deserve whatever you stole. Murdering your opponents by magic or treachery is [[/folder]]

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->Rule number one. He who has
the traditional way of settling disputes. If you win, then clearly your argument has more merit."''
power, makes the rules. Obvious.
-->-- ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' introducing you to House Telvanni

->''"You know as well as we that right, as this world goes, is only in question between equals in power; for
'''Manchester Black''', ''WesternAnimation/SupermanVsTheElite''

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->'''Darth Vader:''' Calrissian, take
the strong do as they will, princess and the weak suffer what they must."''
Wookiee to my ship.\\
'''Lando Calrissian:''' You said they'd be left at the city under my supervision.\\
'''Darth Vader:''' [[MovingTheGoalposts I am altering the deal.]] Pray I don't alter it any further.
-->-- '''The Melian Dialogue''', Thucydides' ''History ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''

->We have been forced into a conflict, for we are called to meet the challenge
of UsefulNotes/ThePeloponnesianWar''
a principle, which, if it were to prevail, would be fatal to any civilized order in the world. Such a principle, stripped of all disguise, is surely the mere primitive doctrine that 'might is right.
-->-- '''King George VI''', ''Film/TheKingsSpeech''



->''"(T)hey have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing."''
-->-- '''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'''

->''Gold is for the mistress -- silver for the maid --\\
Copper for the craftsman cunning at his trade.\\
"Good!" said the Baron, sitting in his hall,\\
"But Iron -- Cold Iron -- is master of them all."''
-->--'''Creator/RudyardKipling''', ''Cold Iron''

->''Let us oppress the righteous poor;\\

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->''"(T)hey [[/folder]]

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->(T)hey
have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing."''
doing.
-->-- '''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'''

->''Gold
''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo''

->Might
is for the mistress -- silver for answer; I forgot the maid --\\
Copper for
question.
-->-- '''Eighinn Stossuhl''', ''Literature/{{Eclipse}}''

->There is only power. Power is of
the craftsman cunning at individual mind but the mind's power is not enough. Power of the body decides everything in the end and only might is right.
-->-- ''Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing''

->"Listen, then," [Thrasymachus] said; "I proclaim that justice is nothing else than the interest of the stronger."
-->-- ''Literature/TheRepublic''

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->Forgive me, Khaleesi, but your ancestor Aegon the Conqueror didn't seize six of the kingdoms because they were
his trade.\\
"Good!" said the Baron, sitting in his hall,\\
"But Iron -- Cold Iron -- is master of
right. He had no right to them. He seized them all."''
-->--'''Creator/RudyardKipling''', ''Cold Iron''

->''Let
because he could.
-->-- '''Ser Jorah Mormont''', ''Series/GameOfThrones''

->If there are gods, they do not help, and justice belongs to the strong; but know that all things done before the naked stars are remembered.
-->-- Klingon proverb, ''Franchise/StarTrek''

->'''Baldur:''' [[OneTrueFaith You think you own the planet]]. What gives you the ''right?''\\
(''Baldur charges at Lucifer, who rams a hand through his chest and out his back'')\\
'''Lucifer:''' No-one gives us the right. We take it.
-->-- ''{{Series/Supernatural}}'', "Hammer of the Gods"

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->Let
us oppress the righteous poor;\\



for weakness proves itself useless.''
-->--'''Wisdom 2:10-11'''

->''""There is only power. Power is of the individual mind but the mind's power is not enough. Power of the body decides everything in the end and only might is right."''
-->-- '''Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing'''

->''Force should be right; or rather, right and wrong,\\

to:

for weakness proves itself useless.''
-->--'''Wisdom 2:10-11'''

->''""There is only power. Power is of the individual mind but the mind's power is not enough. Power of the body decides everything in the end and only might is right."''
useless.
-->-- '''Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing'''

->''Force
[[Literature/TheBible Wisdom 2:10-11]]

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->Gold is for the mistress -- silver for the maid --\\
Copper for the craftsman cunning at his trade.\\
"Good!" said the Baron, sitting in his hall,\\
"But Iron -- Cold Iron -- is master of them all."
-->-- '''Creator/RudyardKipling''', ''Cold Iron''

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->Force
should be right; or rather, right and wrong,\\



Should lose their names, and so should justice too.''
->-- '''Ulysseus''', ''Theatre/TroilusAndCressida''

->''"The first requirement of being a hero isn't being right. It's being strong. That's why the hero always wins"''
-->-- '''Araragi Koyomi''', ''Bakemonogatari''

->''Treason doth never prosper. What's the reason?''\\
''For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.''
-->-- '''John Harington'''

->'''Baldur:''' [[OneTrueFaith You think you own the planet]]. What gives you the ''right?''\\
''(charges at Lucifer, who rams a hand through his chest and out his back)''\\
'''Lucifer:''' No-one gives us the right. We take it.
-->-- ''{{Series/Supernatural}}'', "Hammer of the Gods"

->''"Ideas don't determine who's right. Power determines who's right. And I have the power. *{{beat}}* So I'm right."''

to:

Should lose their names, and so should justice too.''
->--
too.
-->--
'''Ulysseus''', ''Theatre/TroilusAndCressida''

->''"The first requirement of being a hero isn't being right. It's being strong. That's why the hero always wins"''
-->-- '''Araragi Koyomi''', ''Bakemonogatari''

->''Treason doth never prosper. What's the reason?''\\
''For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.''
-->-- '''John Harington'''

->'''Baldur:''' [[OneTrueFaith You think you own the planet]]. What gives you the ''right?''\\
''(charges at Lucifer, who rams a hand through his chest and out his back)''\\
'''Lucifer:''' No-one gives us the right. We take it.
-->-- ''{{Series/Supernatural}}'', "Hammer of the Gods"

->''"Ideas
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->Ideas
don't determine who's right. Power determines who's right. And I have the power. *{{beat}}* power... So I'm right."''



->''"We have been forced into a conflict, for we are called to meet the challenge of a principle, which, if it were to prevail, would be fatal to any civilized order in the world. Such a principle, stripped of all disguise, is surely the mere primitive doctrine that 'might is right.'"''
-->-- '''King George VI''', ''Film/TheKingsSpeech''

->''"Rule number one. He who has the power, makes the rules. Obvious."''
-->-- '''Manchester Black''', ''WesternAnimation/SupermanVsTheElite''

->''"Weakness is a sin."''
-->-- '''Yuichirou Kanzaki''' and '''Supremacy Black Dragon, Aurageyser Damned''', ''Anime/CardfightVanguard''

->''"The value and merit of all things is defined by how far we are willing to go to obtain them, and how far we are willing to go to defend them. Morality is no different. If it is not defended, it has no value. Without "might", there can be no "right". There's no need to demonize it."''
-->--' ''King Law Wight''', Webcomic/{{Suppression}}

->''"Forgive me, Khaleesi, but your ancestor Aegon the Conqueror didn't seize six of the kingdoms because they were his right. He had no right to them. He seized them because he could."''
-->-- '''Ser Jorah Mormont''', ''Series/GameOfThrones''

to:

->''"We have been forced into a conflict, for we are called to meet the challenge of a principle, which, if it were to prevail, would be fatal to any civilized order in the world. Such a principle, stripped of all disguise, is surely the mere primitive doctrine that 'might is right.'"''
->Might controls everything, and without strength you cannot protect anything, let alone yourself.
-->-- '''King George VI''', ''Film/TheKingsSpeech''

->''"Rule number one. He who
'''Vergil''', ''Franchise/DevilMayCry''

->If you steal from another [of House] Telvanni, but still live, then clearly you deserve whatever you stole. Murdering your opponents by magic or treachery is the traditional way of settling disputes. If you win, then clearly your argument
has the power, makes the rules. Obvious."''
more merit.
-->-- '''Manchester Black''', ''WesternAnimation/SupermanVsTheElite''

->''"Weakness is a sin."''
''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind''

->''Vae victis!''[[note]]"Woe to the vanquished!"[[/note]]
-->-- '''Yuichirou Kanzaki''' and '''Supremacy Black Dragon, Aurageyser Damned''', ''Anime/CardfightVanguard''

->''"The value and merit of all things is defined by how far we are willing to go to obtain them, and how far we are willing to go to defend them. Morality is no different. If it is not defended, it has no value. Without "might", there can be no "right". There's no need to demonize it."''
-->--' ''King Law Wight''', Webcomic/{{Suppression}}

->''"Forgive me, Khaleesi, but your ancestor Aegon the Conqueror didn't seize six of the kingdoms because they were his right. He had no right to them. He seized them because he could."''
'''Livy''', ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain''

->Might makes right, don't you fuck with me. You know what? Fuck this war, I just want you dead.
-->-- '''Ser Jorah Mormont''', ''Series/GameOfThrones''
'''Senator Armstrong''', ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''

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->The value and merit of all things is defined by how far we are willing to go to obtain them, and how far we are willing to go to defend them. Morality is no different. If it is not defended, it has no value. Without "might," there can be no "right." There's no need to demonize it.
-->-- '''King Law Wight''', ''Webcomic/{{Suppression}}''

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->But now, instead of discussion and argument, brute force rises up to the rescue of discomfited error, and crushes truth and right into the dust. "[[TropeNamer Might makes right]]," and hoary folly totters on in her mad career escorted by armies and navies.
-->-- '''Adin Ballou'''

->Treason doth never prosper. What's the reason?\\
For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.
-->-- '''John Harington'''

->Fuck your parliament and your constitution. America is an elephant. Cyprus is a flea. Greece is a flea. If these two fleas continue itching the elephant, they may just get whacked good.
-->-- '''President UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson''' to the Greek ambassador

->Political power flows out from the barrel of a gun.
-->-- ''[[UsefulNotes/MaoZedong Quotations from Chairman Mao]]''

->UsefulNotes/ThePope disapproves? How many divisions does he have?
-->-- '''UsefulNotes/JosefStalin'''

->You know as well as we that right, as this world goes, is only in question between equals in power; for the strong do as they will, and the weak suffer what they must.
-->-- "The Melian Dialogue," Thucydides' ''History of UsefulNotes/ThePeloponnesianWar''

->Enough might makes what is right irrelevant.
-->-- Many

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21st Oct '16 10:41:26 AM Morgenthaler
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-->--'''RudyardKipling''', ''Cold Iron''

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-->--'''RudyardKipling''', -->--'''Creator/RudyardKipling''', ''Cold Iron''
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