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Dev-Em: Kara, you ever have a chance to read military theory and / or history? In case you don't know, commanders have to make decisions that will endanger some innocents, perhaps even kill them—
Kara: Not me. Not ever.
Dev: —Perhaps even kill them, to save the greater number and achieve the greater objective. You have to hold to the greater objective. You simply have to. There is no escaping that fact.
"They always say things like that," muttered Nee'Lix. "Funny how the people who make these decisions are never among the few."
Kirk: The needs of the few...
Spock: Or the one.
"She's only one person." I shrugged off her hand and stood up. "And we're supposed to be saving the world, right?"
It was one of the lines I'd practiced the night before. It sounded more bitter and less cool and calm and in control than I wanted.
Alosha: Then you'd be behaving like a child instead of a prince.
Chloe: You have to. (Clark turns to leave)
Chloe: Clark... I don't know if I'm ever gonna see you again. (Cue Big Damn Now or Never Kiss)
Clark Kent: Well, as long as I'm around, that's never gonna happen.
Clark: Chloe, listen to me, this is your life that we're talking about. Don't do this!
Chloe: Clark, if there's one lesson I've learned from you, it's that choosing the greater good is never a sacrifice.
The Head: This is a tough one, Palindrome. But as you know, one of the responsibilities of those in charge is to order the sacrifice of the few, for the sake of the many.
Palindrome: Yes, sir.
The Head: Particularly when those in charge, are among the many.
Vinny: I would say he needs to be kicked in the balls and then fired.
Bryan: This man needs to be fired for seriously the good of TNA. Do it, I mean quit. If you're the director of TNA and you're listening to this right now, quit. Do it for the good of the business. Don't be selfish, don't think about just yourself and your family. Think about all these other people and their families. Just quit for the good of the business because you suck and you're hurting the product, horribly!
Wesley: Yes, they are. (beat) You try not to get anybody killed, you wind up getting everybody killed.
The Doctor: Because... I used to be that guy.
Lucie: You mean, you're the Monk?! He was you all along?
The Doctor: No, but not far off. I was once a man with a masterplan. I'd seek out injustices, topple governments, all in the name of the greater good. I'd started doing the maths, you see...
Lucie: The maths?
The Doctor: This is how evil starts, with the belief that the ends justify the means. But once you start down that road, there's no turning back. What if you can save a million lives, but you have to let ten people die, or a hundred, or a hundred thousand? Where do you stop?
Merlin: I care. I do. I just see the bigger picture.