Quotes / Reasonable Authority Figure

Then Anu and Bel called by name me, Hammurabi, the exalted prince, who feared God, to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, to destroy the wicked and the evil-doers; so that the strong should not harm the weak.
Code of Hammurabi

"The king is under the law, for it is the law that makes him king."

"The Evil Overlord kills for fun and profit. The Good Overlord kills for the good of his nation. The 'Pacifist Overlord' is more accurately described as 'The Former-Overlord'."

"People think a politician is weak if they change their position. Myself, I think a politician is an idiot if they don't rethink their position when new information becomes available."

"The Time-Space Administration Bureau isn't a group of cold-hearted people who'd pin a crime on a girl who knew nothing, and was just doing her best to grant her mother's wish."

Mayor: All right, all right! I get the point! What if you're wrong?
Venkman: If we're wrong, then nothing happens! We go to jail, peacefully, quietly... We'll enjoy it! But if we're right, and we can stop this thing... Lenny. You will have saved the lives... of millions... of registered voters.

"You have no idea what your action would unleash. (Beat) I do. Turn back now, while I still allow it."
Laufey, Thor

"Guardian, Cayde just briefed us on your... unorthodox mission. Your victory no matter the method is a Vanguard victory. You have our thanks."
Commander Zavala, Destiny