The people who control institutions care first and foremost about their power within the institution rather than the power of the institution itself. Thus, they would rather the institution "fail" while they remain in power within the institution than for the institution to "succeed" if that requires them to lose power within the institution.
— Jonathan Schwartz, "Iron Law of Institutions"
"You're not Good, at least not any definition of Good that I would want to follow. You follow the letter of the alignment description while ignoring its intent. Sure, you fight Evil, but when was the last time you showed a "concern for the dignity of sentient beings?" You're just a mean, socially inept bully who hides behind a badge and her holier-than-thou morality as excuses to treat other people like crap."
— Roy Greenhilt to Miko Miyazaki, The Order of the Stick
Fiat iustitia, et pereat mundus
(Let there be justice, though the world perish.)
—Philipp Melanchthon, Loci Communes
"Lawful stupid is the paladin that charges into hell because he knows there's evil there."
"All evil, even potential evil, must be eradicated."
— Kore, Goblins
The paladin's alignment is not Lawful Anal.
"[...]only if law serves justice is it a good law."
—Boba Fett, Tales of the Bounty Hunters
"The laws were made to help us govern ourselves...but it's been left to rule on it's own. Somewhere along the line it's been twisted into...scripture! And it's used as an excuse not to think."
"Never compromise. Even in the face of Armageddon."