Quotes / Good Is Not Dumb

"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.

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

"I didn't get to be the world's richest duck by being stupid!"

Splinter (about Leatherhead): His scars run deep, but they protect a genuine heart; When he awakens, Michelangelo, you must find a way to befriend him. [...]
Donatello: But we are still chaining him up, right?
Splinter: Of course! I am compassionate, not insane!

"I will help all who request it. No matter what, I am here to heal. If anyone requests my aid, I will help them, no matter how I feel about them or what they have done in the past. Now, I don't have to be stupid about itif a dangerous creature seeks my aid, I can take precautions to protect myself and my friends even as I administer that aid, and I don't always necessarily need to give aid in the particular manner requested. But I am here because people are hurting, and to allow that pain to continue is to betray my Calling."
Princess: The Hopeful, First Oath of a Mender Princess