Quotes: Above Good and Evil
"Above all else, my children, be hard. For what is done for love is beyond good and evil."
— Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
''"Short sighted fool. I have no interest in your narrow interpretation of morality. I'm above all that, above good and evil.
"There are no absolutes, no right and wrong. Haven't you learned
anything working for The Powers? There are only choices. I offered paradise; you chose this!"
“Has the universe any unity of plan or purpose, or is it a fortuitous concourse of atoms? Is conciousness a permanent part of the universe, giving hope of indefinite growth in wisdom, or is it a transitory accident on a small planet on which life must ultimately become impossible? Are good and evil of importance to the universe or only to man?”
—Bertrand Russell, The Problems of Philosophy
My either/or does not denote in the first instance the choice between good and evil, it denotes the choice whereby one chooses good and evil or excludes them.
"Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil."
— The Revolt of the Angels, Anatole France
"I don't put a gun to anybody's head and make them shoot. I admit, the shooting war is better for business, but I prefer people to fire my guns and miss, just as long as they keep firing."
"You must learn, child, that what would be wrong for you or any of the common people is not wrong in a great Queen such as I. The weight of the world is on our shoulders. We must be freed from all rules. Ours is a high and lonely destiny."
"The morality of my activities escapes me."
"Morals are for men, not gods."
"What's good for me is right."
"I don't bother with petty labels such as 'good' and 'evil. Why should I? I am much more concerned with 'necessary' and 'unnecessary'."
"You would seek to punish me? I am
beyond good and evil."
Truth, loyalty are private virtues; kings
Do as they will."
— Atreus, Thyestes
"There is no good and evil... there is only power, and those too weak to seek it..."
The time would be easy to know, for then mankind would have become as the Great Old Ones; free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and killing and reveling in joy. Then the liberated Old Ones would teach them new ways to shout and kill and revel and enjoy themselves, and all the earth would flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom.
Being good or bad was never a thing for me. Not really. It was all about the actions I was taking and why, instead. I became a warlord and I took care of people. I helped seize the city from Coil and we started implementing changes.
Good and evil, savior and destroyer. These are subjective concepts that exist in the eye of the beholder. Wanting only salvation, fearful mankind saw the Ophiuchus as a savior, even thought it's power transcended good and evil.