"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" -- Edmund Burke, British statesman (1729-1797)
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell, British author (1903-1950)
"To be a book-collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser." -- Robertson Davies, Canadian novelist (1913-1995)
"Never violate a woman, nor harm a child. Do not lie, cheat or steal. These things are for lesser men. Protect the weak against the evil strong. And never allow thoughts of gain to lead you into the pursuit of evil. Never back away from an enemy. Either fight or surrender. It is not enough to say I will not be evil. Evil must be fought wherever it is found."
-- The Iron Code of Druss, as written by David Gemmell
And a final quote that I like not because it's profound (or even meaningful) but simply because it's evocative:
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die." -- The replicant Roy Batty (played by Rutger Hauer) in the Movie "Blade Runner"
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