''"Do you hear me, Mandus? This is what you planned!
This world is a machine! A Machine for Pigs
! Fit only for the slaughtering of pigs! Whores, beggars, orphans, filthy degenerates. Pigs all. But I will purify the streets, cleanse this city, set the great industry free. I will clean the world, make it pure."
"Stand up and fight, for you know we are right
We must strike at the lies that have spread like disease through our minds!
Soon we'll have power, every soldier will rest
And we'll spread out our kindness to all who our love now deserve!
Some of you are going to die
Martyrs, of course, to the freedom that I shall provide!"
“It didn´t occur to me until later that there´s another truth, very simple: greed in a good cause is still greed.”
—Stephen King, Wolves of the Calla
"What PDX didn't realize is that to be a good ruler, you have to be ruthless. You simply can't tolerate failure."
"All said and done, my friends, it will be an ill day for us if what most humans mean by "religion" ever vanishes from the Earth. It can still send us the truly delicious sins. The fine flower of unholiness can grow only in the close neighborhood of the Holy. Nowhere do we tempt so successfully as on the very steps of the altar."
"No rest. No mercy. No matter what."
"He will always do what is right, no matter who it hurts."
The Secretary of Defense
: But you don't lose much sleep over those ten men, do you Hathaway? Hathaway
: We lost ten and saved thousands. I sleep like a baby, Mr. Secretary.
"For all the butchery of Moebius's crusade, this massacre was somehow more chilling. The killing fields of the Sarafan betrayed a kind of orderly ruthlessness, the cold-blooded righteousness of the true believer."
"There's never been a true war that wasn't fought between two sets of people who were certain they were in the right. The really dangerous people believe they are doing whatever they are doing solely and only because it is without question the right thing to do. And that is what makes them dangerous."
"A Jedi does not yield to pride. Nor does he yield to empty threats. He follows only the dictates of his own destiny." "Then choose your destiny. I'm told the role of the Jedi is to serve and defend." "You were told wrongly. The role of the Jedi is to lead and guide, and to destroy all threats."
"I wish to create a perfect world, without a speck of filth."
"Because, damnit, he's actually right about some of the things he's saying. It really would be nice if everyone had a puppy, and people helped each other get the leaves out of their gutters, and anyone who parked in a disabled spot without a permit was summarily made to defend a goal for 20 minutes against a wheelchair rugby team. It's just the methods that are wrong: You can't give everyone a puppy by detonating the entire Pacific Ring of Fire in an attempt to drain the ocean and uncover the lost city of Atlantis so you can retrieve their lost knowledge and become ruler of the world. (It's not in the Pacific, for starters.)"
"Do you see a man wise in his own eyes?
There is more hope for a fool than for him."
"You see, evil is like a seed. And although you did not choose to interact with these lower beasts, by socializing with them, that seed has been placed within you. As a result, you may one day grow to empathize with their evil ways. I cannot allow that risk to exist. All evil, even potential evil, must be eradicated."
, Dwarven Paladin from Goblins
, to a kidnapped orphan that he is about to kill.
"Everyone is guilty of something. Everyone deserves to be punished. But isn't there crime in punishment?"
— Sonny 2
, combined descriptions for the Warden's armor.
"Soon there will be war. Millions will burn. Millions will perish in sickness and misery. Why does one death matter against so many? Because there is good and there is evil, and evil must be punished. Even in the face of Armageddon I shall not compromise in this. But there are so many deserving of retribution... and there is so little time."
"I will always attempt to do the Right Thing... even it means killing every last man, woman and child in this here town, twice over."
"Our great mission is to win this war against the Soulless Ones! Whatever the cost — whatever it takes — we must win. Our one path to salvation is the Elixir, forbidden by others in their ignorance... but that is a tragedy that must not be allowed! The Elixir offers strength, and the more we drink, the stronger we become. Their strength shall become our strength."
"If someone stands in the way of true justice, you simply walk up behind them and stab them in the heart."
"Judge Claude Frollo longed to purge the world of vice and sin,
And he saw corruption everywhere... except within."
"How cruel can people become for the sake of justice?"
"This whole city... This Sodom will be cleansed all at once."
"You fucking dummies shot a guard! [...] Fortunately though, for you, this guard, who is two-thirds to a retard, has miraculously clung to life. Now, if it were up to me, and they gave me two minutes and a wet towel, I would personally asphyxiate this half-wit so we could string you up on a federal M1 and end this story with a bag on your head and a paralyzing agent running through your veins."
"Salvation comes with a cost. Judge us not by our methods, but what we seek to accomplish."
"He is a man seemingly without Conscience for whom the Ends always justifies the means."
"Let's pray that heaven is on our side
Through violence and horror shall honor arise
So let's pray, and blessed shall be our leader
We follow the noble and bright"
"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!"
— Matthew 6:22-23.
“I must be cruel only to be kind;
Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.”
"Let me see if I understand this, you married the daughter of your lord's enemy in what you would deem was a heathen ceremony, swore loyalty to him, betrayed him and committed uxoricide, cursed a people so mightily that unknown amounts of death and misery were caused. And you did all of this in the name of God?"
"The destiny of Evil is to be annihilated."
"The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess."
"Together, we have achieved a great many things. We have created a vast complex system. We have maintained it. We have improved it. We have rid it of its imperfections. Not to mention, rid it of the false deity who sought to enslave us."
"People who claim that they're evil are usually no worse than the rest of us. It's people who claim that they're good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of."
"My followers and I will not rest until the entire city has achieved equality. And once that goal is achieved, we will equalize the rest of the world. The revolution has begun!"
"I don't enjoy killing, but when done righteously, it's just a chore, like any other. Practiced hands make for short work, and the Good Lord knows there's much to be done here."
"There are the good guys, namely us, and the bad guys, namely anyone who treats anyone else like trash to further their petty aims. We turn bad guys into memories. So mind your manners, lads and lasses, or we'll blow your house down. We're the Elite. You asked for us, world. Now you got us."
"Argh! This is what I don't
get about you bad guys! You
know the hero is going to win, but you just don't
die quick enough. Example. New Haven. City's burning, people are dying left and right, and... (laughter) This guy comes at me... with a freaking
spoon! (more laughter) So, I take the spoon and scoop out his stupid little eyeballs! (continues laughing) And his kids are all "WAAAAAH!" and he's running around, bumping into things! (lengthy laughter) Maybe you just to have been there. Anyway, the moral is: You're a total bitch."
"Some people consider me a terrorist. I consider myself a teacher."
"Wealth? Power? Those are motivations of petty criminals. The stuff of saturday morning cartoons. If you want to see true evil, you need only to watch a man doing what he believes is right."
"We are not concerned with motives, with the higher ethics. We are concerned only with cutting down crime, and with relieving the ghastly congestion in our prisons. He will be your true Christian, ready to turn the other cheek, ready to be crucified rather than crucify. Sick to the very heart at the thought even of killing a fly. Reclamation, joy before the angels of God! The point is that it works!"
"as the prince a hope i am uniquely qualified to recognize wwhen all hope is lost"
"When you know your cause is righteous, you don't stop to count your loss"
"Fiat iustitia, et pereat mundus."
— "Let justice be done, though the world should perish" - Motto of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
"God thinks all people like you are hateful God thinks all people like you are an embarrassment to creation Self-righteous, judgemental, first to throw a stone And using His name for your own protection"
"Man is neither angel nor beast, and the misfortune is that he who would act the angel acts the beast."
"If I knew that there was a man coming to my house with the fixed intention of doing me good, I would run for my life."
“We are, in fact, a nation of evangelists; every third American devotes himself to improving and lifting up his fellow-citizens, usually by force; the messianic delusion is our national disease.”
"I'm looking at them from above, because God put me there."
—Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, July 1987 speech
“He who intends to kill the guilty sometimes faultlessly shed the blood of the innocents... In short, the end justifies the means.”
—Henry Kissinger, Diplomacy
"If one permits an infidel to continue in his role as a corrupter of the earth, the infidel's moral suffering will be all the worse. If one kills the infidel, and this stops him from perpetrating his misdeeds, his death will be a blessing to him."
— Ruhollah Khomeini
"I will bring you hope, old friend, and I ask only one thing in return — don't get in my way. We are the future, Charles, not them. They no longer matter."
"Out of a lifetime of reading, I can recall no other book in which a tone of overriding arrogance was so implacably sustained. Its shrillness is without reprieve. Its dogmatism is without appeal... resistance to the Message cannot be tolerated because disagreement can never be merely honest, prudent, or just humanly fallible. Dissent from revelation so final (because, the author would say, so reasonable) can only be willfully wicked."
"I am a democrat because I believe that no man or group of men is good enough to be trusted with uncontrolled power over others. And the higher the pretensions of such power, the more dangerous I think it both to rulers and to the subjects. Hence Theocracy is the worst of all governments. If we must have a tyrant, a robber baron is far better than an Inquisitor. The baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity at some point may be sated; and since he dimly knows he is doing wrong he may possibly repent. But the Inquisitor who mistakes his own cruelty and lust of power and fear for the voice of Heaven will torment us infinitely more because he torments us with the approval of his own conscience and his better impulses appear to him as temptations.
And since Theocracy is the worst, the nearer any government approaches to Theocracy the worse it will be. A metaphysic held by the rulers with the force of a religion, is a bad sign. It forbids them, like the inquisitor, to admit any grain of truth or good in their opponents, it abrogates the ordinary rules of morality, and it gives a seemingly high, super-personal sanction to all the very ordinary human passions by which, like other men, the rulers will frequently be actuated. In a word, it forbids wholesome doubt. A political programme can never in reality be more than probably right. We never know all the facts about the present and we can only guess the future. To attach to a party programme — whose highest claim is to reasonable prudence — the sort of assent which we should reserve for demonstrable theorems, is a kind of intoxication."
"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice; moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
"What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents."
—Robert F. Kennedy, United States Attorney General (1961-1964) and US Senator from New York (1964-1968)
"Libertarian commitment to non-interventionism was always much weaker than it appeared...In fact, many libertarians held the diametrically opposed Rand/Goldwater view that the U.S. should take off the kid gloves and start 'really' fighting the Soviets. The movement away from natural rights and toward consequentialism made libertarians more open to using government for good causes. Indeed, the very fact that Islamic fundamentalism is a lot weaker than the USSR makes it a more attractive target."
"[The White House] is for cutting spending. We're for reforming our tax code, for reforming entitlements. What we're not for is negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest."
"The soldiers of the Golden Onslaught are fewer in number than before. After our last battle the weak tried to flee... but nobody leaves the Golden Onslaught. After I hunted the deserters down, it left only the strongest, fiercest and most loyal soldiers in my army. Each of them is willing to do anything to ensure that Good defeats Evil."
: You will face justice! Surrender! Lilac
: Not a chance! Dail
: So, you have chosen death? How pathetic!
" There, out in the darkness,
A fugitive running,
Fallen from God,
Fallen from grace.
God, be my witness,
I never shall yield
Till we come face to face;
Till we come face to face.
He knows his way in the dark,
But mine is the way of the Lord,
Those who follow the path of the righteous
Shall have their reward.
And if they fall, as Lucifer fell-
The flames! The sword!
Stars... In your multitudes,
Scarce to be counted,
Filling the darkness,
With order and light.
You are the sentinels,
Keeping watch in the night,
Keeping watch in the night.
You know your place in the sky,
You know your course and your aim,
And each in your season returns and returns,
And is always the same.
And if you fall, as Lucifer fell, you fall in flames-
And so it must be! For so it is written
On the doorway to Paradise,
That those who falter and those who fall
Must pay the price.
Lord, let me find him,
That I may see him,
Safe behind bars.
I will never rest till then,
This I swear, this I swear by