Quotes: Principles Zealot

Real Life

There is a great deal of self-love and arrogance in judging so highly of your opinions that you are obliged to disturb the public peace in order to establish them.
Montaigne

Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.

Stupendously moronic crank whose level of lunacy is only matched by the firmness of her conviction that she is right, regardless of what reality says. She is zealous, and must be counted as one of the most dangerous loons in existence.
The Encyclopedia on Americans Loons on Jenny McCarthy

Fiction

Never compromise. Even in the face of Armageddon.
Rorschach, Watchmen

Working covert ops, you learn to exploit weakness: You manipulate greed, fear, pride, to make people do what you want. But when you're dealing with true believers, those weaknesses aren't there. All you can do is help, or get out of the way.
Burn Notice, "Truth and Reconciliation"

Hawke: Saarebas chose death over leaving the Qun.
Arishok: That is good to hear.
Hawke: That's all you have to say?
Arishok: I will not insult Saarebas with the suggestion that making the right choice was "difficult". I expect as much from every Qunari. I doubt Saarebas earned a greater honor in his life than my reaction now.