Introduce a little anarchy... upset the established order... and everything becomes chaos. I'm an agent of chaos. And you know the thing about chaos? It's fair.
He calls himself the Master of Time! Faugh! "Gardener of Time" is more truthful! He prunes away the chronal branches deemed by others to be dangerous—-reducing reality to a bloodless meadow! But such is not the way of warriors—of men! I say let it be a forest! Let it be a jungle! Let it be something we must strive against and conquer whatever comes! Fight it! Kill it! Crush it!.
— Kang the Conqueror, Avengers Forever
Haytham Kenway: The people never have the power, only the illusion of it! And here is the real secret: they don't want it. The responsibility is too great to bear. It's why they are so quick to fall in line as soon as someone else takes charge. They want to be told what to do. They yearn for it. Little wonder that, since all mankind was built to serve.
Connor Kenway: So because we are inclined by nature to be controlled, who better than the Templars? It's a poor offer.
Haytham: It is truth. People and practice are two very different beasts. I see the world the way it is, not as I wish it would be.
Connor No Father, you have simply given up, and you would have us all do the same.