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"You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain."
Harvey Dent, The Dark Knight
"The future fascists will call themselves anti-fascists."
"Kill the spiders and save the butterflies... it's rational until you realize that by striving for it, you become a spider yourself."
Vash the Stampede, Trigun
"This is the horror. In reaction to the foul and insidious prejudice one begins to act like a fascist."
Roger Mitton, The Cost of Casual Racism

Awakened Being: You know... you're the monster... here...

Ophelia: Heh. [Kills the Awakened Being]
"The appalling thing about fascism is that you've got to use fascist methods to get rid of it. We've all got a bit of it in us, and it doesn't take a lot to bring it to the surface."
Doctor Fletcher, It Happened Here
"You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgement on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgement do the same things.
Paul, The Bible (New International Version), Romans 2:1
"Systems in conflict become more similar over time."
Herman Kahn, Thinking About the Unthinkable
"No, John. You are the demons."
Unknown Radio Voice, Doom: Repercussions of Evil
"Nah. I'd say it's more a case of a straightforward, honest guy being twisted into a monster by the pressures of society. You know, the old become-the-very-thing-you're-trying-to-fight deal."
"So that's the Republican's plan, to fight socialism, we must become communists."
"The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which."
Animal Farm by George Orwell
"There is blood on my hands, how long till it lies on my heart?"
Denam Pavel, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
"You have allowed this dark lord to twist your mind until now you have become the very thing you swore to destroy."
Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
"What was that Nietzsche said? 'He who fights drummers should see to it that in the process he does not become a drummer.' Or was it monsters? I dunno, same thing really."
Gordon Freeman, Freemans Mind
"No it had to be drummers, [the tentacles'] a monster, and there's no way I'll end up looking like that thing."
Gordon Freeman again, Freemans Mind
"You've become what you always fought against, and I will stop you."
"It's nice to know that, in battling a monster, the Americans didn't become monsters themselves"
Charlie Brooker on the death of Osama bin Laden, 2011 Wipe
"Be careful out there Liara. Don't turn into the thing you're hunting."
Commander Shepard to Liara T'Soni during her hunt for the Shadow Broker, Mass Effect 2
"As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy."
Christopher Dawson

The Ninth Doctor: "The Daleks have failed. Now finish what I started and make your race extinct. Rid the universe of your filth! WHY DON'T YOU JUST DIE!?

Dalek: "... You would make a good Dalek..."
Dalek, Doctor Who
...And what about my team? How many more times will they be able to look into the abyss? How many more times before they won’t ever recover the pieces of themselves that this job takes?...
—Part of Hotch's voiceover in the final scene, Criminal Minds, "...And Back" (season four finale)
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