It is our destiny to rule the universe, just as it is the destiny of the Xeno to pave our way.
— Ecclesiarch Lucretius VII, Warhammer 40,000
"No, our great Father is no god, he is a MAN! Like all of us, he is a human being! The greatest human being to exist in our galaxy and beyond! We must all learn that a god is not intrinsically greater than us! Only weaklings succumb to their deceitful promises of fame and power! We share the same blood with our magnificent Emperor! We are him and he is us! He always knew this better than anyone and he wants us to embrace that same ideal! Mankind is greater than any lowly god-creature! We are the GREATEST species in existence! And the Emperor is the greatest being of our species! HE IS A MAN AND YOU WILL PRAY TO HIM AS SUCH!"
— Ecclesiarch Decius XXIII, If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device
Have you ever paused to consider our reason for making l'Cie of men]? We fal'Cie are crafted for a single purpose, and granted finite power to that end. With men it is not so. Men dream, aspire, and through indomitable force of will achieve the impossible. Your power is beyond measure. We take l'Cie that we might wield such strength.
"We, the seed of Earth, are truly the children of Bakkalon, and no others. The rest are animals, and in Bakkalon's name we must assert our dominion over them."
— Proctor Wyatt of the Steel Angels, "And Seven Times Never Kill Man" by George RR Martin
"Species 5618: Human. Warp capable. Origin: Grid 325. Physiology inefficient, below average cranial capacity, minimal redundant systems, limited regenerative abilities. Our previous attempts to assimilate them were all direct assaults. They failed."
— The Borg Queen in "Dark Frontier, Part II", Star Trek: Voyager