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"Above all else, my children, be hard. For what is done for love is beyond good and evil."
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
My either/or does not denote in the first instance the choice between good and evil, it denotes the choice whereby one chooses good and evil or excludes them.
"Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil."
The Revolt of the Angels, Anatole France
"You must learn, child, that what would be wrong for you or any of the common people is not wrong in a great Queen such as I. The weight of the world is on our shoulders. We must be freed from all rules. Ours is a high and lonely destiny."
Jadis, The White Witch, The Magician's Nephew
"The morality of my activities escapes me."
Doctor Manhattan, Watchmen
"Morals are for men, not gods."
"What's good for me is right."
William Edward Hickman, serial killer, and Ayn Rand's personal hero.
"I don't bother with petty labels such as 'good' and 'evil. Why should I? I am much more concerned with 'necessary' and 'unnecessary'."
"You would seek to punish me? I am beyond good and evil."


Truth, loyalty are private virtues; kings

Do as they will."
Atreus, Thyestes
"There is no good and evil... there is only power, and those too weak to seek it..."
Quirinus Quirrell (possessed by Lord Voldemort), Harry Potter

 "Good and evil are subjective things, meaningful only within a given ethical perpective. There is no such thing as absolute evil unless you believe in the existence of an absolute moral code. If then, by soft deontological approaches it is possible for heroes to be good, or strictly speaking doing the less of two evils."

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