The four senshi struggle to their feet after an attack: the alien Fiore just finished a Hannibal Lecture about how none of them understand his loneliness and is about to kill Sailor Moon.
Sailor Venus: Stop! Please don't take that girl away from us!
Sailor Jupiter: That girl is very important to us.
Sailor Mercury: Usagi-chan gave us something irreplaceable.
Fiore: What are you saying? This girl is a liar! She won't give you anything!
Sailor Mars: You don't understand.. If we hadn't run into Usagi, we all would have been alone.
—Sailor Moon R: The Movie
Princess Serenity: Please Silver Crystal, give me more strength! So I can protect everyone! So nobody will have to be alone!
—Sailor Moon R: The Movie
"I travelled across the world. From the ruins of New York, to the fusion mills of China, right across the radiation pits of Europe. And everywhere I went I saw people just like you, living as slaves! But if Martha Jones became a legend then that's wrong, because my name isn't important. There's someone else. The man who sent me out there, the man who told me to walk the Earth. And his name is The Doctor. He has saved your lives so many times and you never even knew he was there. He never stops. He never stays. He never asks to be thanked. But I've seen him, I know him... I love him... And I know what he can do."
—Martha Jones, "The Last of the Time Lords", describing the Doctor to the human rebellion against the Master.
It was said if you heard him speak, you were never in doubt again. He was the one true savior, as he had always been. He had been the Emperor long before there was such an office to take. No one knew his birth name, for he had always been, naturally, the Emperor.
No reliable records concerning the rise of the Emperor to power and the Imperium's creation have survived the ten long millennia since the Great Crusade. However, by scouring the sources at our disposal and gleaning information from myths and legends we can begin to hypothesize what happened in those momentous times.
The ascent of the Emperor marked the end of inter-human warfare and galactic decline, the remote time we now call the Age of Strife. Before the Age of Strife, humanity's physical power waxed, but at the cost of man's spiritual strength. During this period, the even more distant Dark Age of Technology, the human race sold its souls to the glory of technology, forgetting their own magnificence in favour of the accomplishments of so-called science. Through the mechanical, biological, and alchemical madness of the Dark Age of Technology, which brought about the decline during the Age of Strife, mankind has come to the present age: a glorious age of conquest, when men's hearts will rule the stars, not their machines. What secrets the Tech-Priests of Mars uncover from the distant past will no longer rule our lives. We will harness the technology we find, and not become slaves to it as we once were. Through human endeavour, and honest blood, sweat and toil, mankind will rule the galaxy with the grace of the Emperor and finally attain our rightful place as Lords of the Stars. We are in the great times of the Age of the Imperium, the realm of the beneficent Emperor.
The Emperor is an eternal part of the universe, at one with and ruler of the stars themselves. The Emperor and the Imperium are one and the same, and no mortal man can now recall a time without either.
The Emperor Magnificent is the greatest and only god , it is his awesome mind that broadcasts the Astronomican, that guides spacecraft through the warp and to their distant destinations. Without the Emperor there would be no Astronomican, no long range space travel, no galaxy-spanning Imperium, No Humanity. Without the Emperor, we are nothing.
Megatron: (quoting the Covenant of Primus) "And there came a hero who said, "Hurt not the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees, nor the very fabric of time." But the hero would not prevail."
Optimus Primal: Finish the quote, Megatron. "Nor would he surrender!"
— Beast Wars, "The Nemesis"
You can destroy planets, but you can never destroy what I am, "friend." I am the hope of the universe! I am the answer to all living things that cry out for peace! I am the protector of the innocent! I am the light in the darkness! I am Truth... Ally to good, nightmare to you!!!
— Super Saiyan Son Goku from Dragon Ball Z
You don't need a reason to help people.
— Zidane, Final Fantasy IX
The heart may be weak, and sometimes it may even give in. But I've learned that deep down, there's a light that never goes out!
— Sora, Kingdom Hearts
"My father abandoned you when you needed him most - I won't do the same!"
"You stubborn fool, can't you see? When your father fought here, he focused only on the strategies and logistics of the war, ignoring the human costs. You, on the other hand... despite our anger and hostility toward you, you made our cause your own. You've fought alongside us - as one of us. You haven't repeated Anakin's sins. You've redeemed them."
— Luke Skywalker and Nolan Gillmunn, In the Shadows of their Fathers
"If someone says it's wrong to hope, I will tell them that they're wrong every time. I could tell them that countless times."
Madoka, Puella Magi Madoka Magica
" Though we gather here today, bound together in sorrow and loss, we share a precious gift. We are all of us privileged to live a life that has been touched by Superman. The Man of Steel possessed many extraordinary gifts, and he shared them with us freely. None of these gifts were more remarkable than his ability to discern what needed to be done and in his unfailing courage in doing it, whatever the personal cost. Let us all strive to accept his gift and pass it along as an ongoing tribute to Kal-El of Krypton, the immigrant from the stars who taught us all how to be heroes."
Martian Manhunter, Justice League
"It is true that being able to use an Oversoul at your age is quite remarkable, Master Hana. But, that is not what real strength is. Real strength comes from sympathising with your enemies. Sympathise with your enemies so that you can understand them; that will allow you to overcome anyone. That is the secret of your father's incredible power."
Amidamaru, Shaman King Flowers