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"You see, I don't want to do good things, I want to do great things."
Lex Luthor, Smallville, "Hourglass"

"I am the villain of the story."
Evil(er) Lex Luthor, Smallville, "Onyx"

"What do you know about protecting this country? You are an alien. I'm the President of the United States!"
Lex Luthor, Smallville, "Apocalypse"

"You and I... we will both be great men. Because of each other, we have a destiny together, Clark... only on different sides."
Lex Luthor, Smallville, "Finale, Part 2"

"President? Foolish, faceless man; my campaign is a farce. A small part of a much grander scheme. President... do you know how much power I'd have to give up to be President? That's right, conspiracy buff. I spent 75 million dollars on a fake Presidential campaign, all just to tick Superman off."
Luthor, Justice League Unlimited, "Question Authority"

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"No good comes from hero worship."
Lex Luthor, Injustice: Gods Among Us

"I'm the only sane inmate of Asylum Earth. I'm not eager to hand tomorrow over to an interplanetary extremist with laser eyes. There's only room on this world for one leader, Superman. When I'm finished with you, every last gibbon out there will know you for the menace you are... and they'll realize that Lex Luthor is their savior."
Lex Luthor

Lex Luthor: At some point in antiquity, a city was killed and the buildings were left standing, without radiation. The secret had to be in those documents. [...] You could kill a country and reoccupy it immediately. You couldn't hide in caves. You would have no chance to set oil fields alight.
Flash: You're insane.
Luthor: (hideous smile) I'm the President.
Justice League of America, "New Maps of Hell"

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"I can't think of a morning I haven't woken up with the thought of STRANGLING you! That sanctimonious image of yours fooled everyone - except me! Because I! KNOW! EVIL!"

"In a cosmos like ours — if you accept the "Big Hand theory" of the universe's origin — deciding on atheism isn't a logical choice. it's an ethical one. If there is a God, if he turns out to be ... a little man in a bowler hat or something, do I at least get to put forth my case? Do I get to argue?"
Luthor to Death of the Endless, The Black Ring

"The Red Capes are coming..."

"No man in the sky intervened when I was a boy to deliver me from daddy's fist and abominations. I figured out way back: if God is all-powerful, He cannot be all good. And if He is all good, then He cannot be all-powerful. And neither can you be. They need to see the fraud you are...with their eyes."
Luthor to Superman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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Superman: You've lost.
Luthor:...I don't know how to lose.
Superman: You'll learn.
Luthor: Haha, "I'll learn." I don't hate the sinner...I hate the sin. And yours, my friend, is existing.

"Attack me? Do you know what happens when you take on Lex Luthor? (starts shooting Parasite in the face until he runs out of bullets, then throws the gun at him and proceeds to kick and punch at him) The same thing, that's gonna happen, to Superman!"
Lex Luthor, All-Star Superman

Lex: You see, sis...we, as a people, have become soft. And fat. And stupid.
Voice: This is the Metropolis Police Department! Surrender!
Lex: [taps his watch and blows up the police helicopter] Where was I?
Lena: My God, Lex, you killed them.
Lex: Oh, that's right! We must put faith in ourselves. But instead, we look up...to him, with big, glassy eyes, because we think he's invincible. It's my duty to dispel the world of that notion. And when he dies, they will finally wake up and see him for what he really was...a false god.
Lena: At least he's a good man.
Lex: HE IS NOT A MAN! I WAS THE MAN OF TOMORROW, NOT HIM! NOT! HIM!

Superman: We'll get to the bottom of it, Lex. And when we do, I'll be back.
Lex: [smirking] You know something I don't know?
Superman: Only that this city's never going to love you...just for hating me.


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