"Just because you're an angel doesn't mean you have to be a fool."
"What's so funny about Truth, Justice, & the American Way?"
— By Clark Kent, Daily Planet, January 2001.
Nassana Dantius: I may not be perfect but look at you. We both kill people for money, what's the difference?
Commander Shepard: You kill people because you think they're beneath you, they're in your way. I kill people because they leave me no other choice.
Lien: So, given the ninja's attraction to Elan-
Therkla: How did you know about that?!?
Lien: Uh, I have eyes? Good, not dumb. Anyway, given that, we kept a close eye on Elan, waiting for you to make contact.
Elan: Why didn't you tell me anything about it, though?
Lien: Because we wanted it to work! Seriously, how many times do I need to go over the "Good, not dumb," thing?
"Trust, but verify"
"Good is not nice, polite, well-mannered, self-righteous, or na´ve, though good characters may be some of these things."
Dungeons & Dragons, The Book of Exalted Deeds