Quotes: Evil Virtues

"The followers of a robber asked: 'Do robbers have morals or not?' Answered he: 'Why do you say they have no morals? By sagacity they calculate what treasures lie hidden in a house, by courage they go first into danger, by justice they leave last, by wisdom they know whether or not a hit can succeed, and by kindness they split the spoils.'"
—Zhuang Zi, On Thievery

"The theme of loyalty, especially among the forces of evil, seemed to be a major factor. Individual monsters and generals expressed individual fealty towards their leader far more so than in previous series, with the exception of Ecliptor, though his loyalty was more about fatherly love. Most villains seemed dedicated to a wider range of emotions and priorities than just straight up evil."

"[Hakeswill] knew they were all good men, by which he meant they were cunning, violent, and biddable."
Sharpe's Triumph

"Money cannot buy... the honor you have earned tonight. You make us all proud. Only Effort. Discipline. Loyalty...earn the right to wear the dragon dogi. You are here because the outside world rejects you. This is your family! I am your father!"
The Shredder, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

"Look at them. Can you not hear their souls crying out?! You abandoned them! Your real family! You threw them away like trash. Fool. If you turned your back on something you wanted, YOU DONíT DESERVE TO CALL YOURSELF "GREED"!"
Ling Yao, Fullmetal Alchemist

"Psychopaths have a lot of good things going for them. They are fearless, confident, charismatic, ruthless and focused - qualities tailor-made for success in twenty-first century society."
Kevin Dutton, The Wisdom of Psychopaths

Sonic: "I can't figure you out. One second you're contemplating genocide, and the next, you're saving one of your worst enemies!"
Eggman: "I'm a complicated guy."

Conceit is a good trait to have. An overblown sense of oneís own abilities can be worthwhile, if youíre prepared to try to live up to it.
Taylor Hebert, Worm