->"''Oh, hooray! In a lifetime of evil, at least he didn't add 'Animal Cruelty' to the list!''"
-->-- A skeptical Sokka on Zuko, ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''

->''"We must know when to be strong... and when to show compassion."''
-->--[[BigBad Scorpius]], in a moment of pragmatic compassion, ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.

->'''G'Kar''': [stunned] I could have died back there. You risked your life to save mine.\\
'''Londo''': Yes, you would done the same.\\
'''G'Kar''': Yes, but I am the better person.
-->--''Series/BabylonFive'', "The Fall of Centauri Prime"

->'''[[BigBad Fate]]''': No, they did it out of their own free will. I picked up 57 more of them and sent them to school. Well, it looks like it's a hobby for me.
->'''[[BoisterousBruiser Rakan]]''': Hey, hey, you serious? Doing such a nice thing and all...it's surprising.

->''I've murdered tens of thousands in cold blood. If I can't ice the sad-eyed puppy too, I don't deserve the job.''
-->--'''[[http://nift.firedrake.org/EEmpress.htm Evil Empress Guide]]'''

->"But yeah, I've racked up [[OneManArmy such a rep for killing things]] that it actually makes you ''suspicious'' when I take a moment to help out a mom and her little girl. Maybe you think there's a bit of a weird vibe there and that's all you need to go to town, right? [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian Shrinks and mommy issues.]]"
-->--'''Alcatraz''', ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}: Legion''

->"I do this last kindness in her name, she who loved you humans and cared for your ills. Take your family and leave Wallachia tonight. Pack and go, and do not look back."
-->--'''Dracula''' to an elderly woman who payed his wife he respect, ''WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017''

->'''Blon:''' I could have killed but I didn't. I spared her life.\\
'''The Doctor:''' I believe you.\\
'''Blon:''' Then you know I can change! That I am changing!\\
'''The Doctor:''' You let one of them go, but that's nothing new. Every now and then, a little victim's spared... because she smiled, cos he's got freckles, cos they begged. And that's how you live with yourself. [[DeconstructedTrope That's how you slaughter millions]]. Because once in a while, on a whim, if the wind's in the right direction, you ''happen'' to be kind.
-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Boom Town"

->Twice she'd taken pity. A little girl from New Hyde Park, Long Island, [[LickedByTheDog had caressed]] [[RedRightHand the webbing of her fingers]] [[LickedByTheDog as if trying to heal it]]. She'd held the girl and kissed her cheek. Another time, she'd spared a sleeping baby. The child's crib had looked especially warm, and though [[ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight she'd done it hundreds of times before]], her mind had set like a strip of steel. [[EvenEvilHasStandards She would not steal the child from a happy dream]]. She would rather have died.
-->--''The Changeling,'' by Sarah Langan


->''"Jessie's lost in the black depths of junkie despair, scratching and flailing at the pills, ''I need them!'' Thrashing like a tasered hippie, Zack's forced to physically restrain her Rather than picking her pocket, feeling up her butt, or calling a Time-Out because he feels super awkward, Zack tenderly talks her down, reminiscing about the time they snuck out together to see ET as kids, and got scared riding home in the dark on their bikes. [[NarmCharm They got through that, didn't they?]]"''
-->--'''Stuart Millard''', ''So Excited, So Scared: The Series/SavedByTheBell Retrospective''

->'''Anon #1''': Fate Tertium Averruncus [[OmnicidalManiac promotes destruction of entire civilizations]], [[RocksFallEveryoneDies squishing innocent passerby with giant monoliths]], and completing primary education. What a nice chap.
->'''Anon #2''': Well it's only fair that [[HopeSpot they have a future before he destroys it]].
-->--Website/FourChan, on chapter 260 of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. See above.

->A man down in Texas heard Pat on the radio mention the fact that our two youngsters would like to have a dog, and, believe it or not, the day before we left on this campaign trip we got a message from Union Station in Baltimore, saying they had a package for us. We went down to get it. You know what it was?
->It was a little cocker spaniel dog, in a crate that he had sent all the way from Texas, black and white, spotted, and our little girl Tricia, the six year old, named it Checkers.
-> And you know, the kids, like all kids, loved the dog, and I just want to say this, right now, that regardless of what they say about it, we are going to keep it.
->--UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, The Checkers Speech, possibly the ultimate example in politics.