"Don't talk like one of them. You're not! Even if you'd like to be. To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper! You see, their morals, their code, it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."
"No matter what we learn, no matter what we manage to obtain, nothing ever changes! People are amazing that way! They become envious, hate each other, and destroy each other! If that's what they truly desire, why don't they simply exterminate each other?!"
— Rau Le Creuset, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
"Along comes Jesus with this wonderful, moralistic philosophy, about why we should be tolerant and understanding of our fellow human beings, and then we spend the next two thousand years killing one another, because we can't quite agree on how he said it."
— Interview with the Monty Python team
Alan: We're bad. No, we are. As a species, we're bad. Don't start giving me Shakespeare's sonnets. We're wicked!
"On internet messageboards, there is no subject so vile or indefensible that someone won't post positively/in defense of it."
— Skarka's Law, RPG.net
"We stopped searching for monsters under our bed when we realized the monsters are all inside us."
"Snipin's a good job, mate! It's challengin' work, out of doors...I guarantee you'll not go hungry 'cause at the end of the day, long as there's two people left on the planet, someone is gonna want someone dead."
— Sniper, Team Fortress 2
What keeps mankind alive?
The fact that millions are daily tortured
Stifled, punished, silenced and oppressed
Mankind can keep alive thanks to its brilliance
In keeping its humanity repressed
And for once you must try not to shirk the facts
Mankind is kept alive by bestial acts
''Homo homini lupus'.' (Man is a wolf to man)
— Unknown, attributed to Plautus