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What keeps mankind alive?Mankind is kept alive by bestial acts
The fact that millions are daily tortured
Stifled, punished, silenced and oppressed
Mankind can keep alive thanks to its brilliance
In keeping its humanity repressed
And for once you must try not to shriek the facts
There is one thing I always meant to ask Jack. Back in the old days. I wanted to know about that Doctor of his. The man who appear out of nowhere and saves the world, except sometimes he doesn't. All these times in history when there was no sign of him. I wanted to know why not. But I don't need to ask anymore. I know the answer now. Sometimes the Doctor must look on this planet, and turn away in shame.—Gwen Cooper, Torchwood: Children of Earth
There was a time when they cared nothing for Miss...Vance. When their only experience of humanity was a crow-bar coming at them down a steel corridor.—The G-Man on the Vortigaunts, Half-Life 2 - Episode Two
No, no! There are no good humans! They're all bad! Animals are good creatures. But humans... humans are evil animals.—Claudandus, Felidae
Zak: Don't those squares know they're on your side?Michaelangelo: Uh, present company excluded.
Michaelangelo: Aw, humans don't know anything when it comes to turtles.
Higuchi: ...which brings us to the topic of tonight's meeting. Gentlemen, who shall we kill?Rem: Humans are...such disgusting creatures.
We were dragons. We were supposed to be cruel, cunning, heartless and terrible. But this much I can tell you, you ape: We never burned and tortured and ripped one another apart and called it morality.—The Dragon, Guards Guards
Yeh, they trained me to be a fighting dog. Fight to the death. No mercy, no reason, just senseless, mindless violence... a MONSTER. I didn't ask for this. Look what I've become... just like them.
Human beings. Greatest monsters of them all.—The Master, Doctor Who, "Last of the Time Lords"
Ratatosk: Awaken, Centurions! Restore the bond with your monsters, and repair the mana of the world! And then go and eradicate mankind who destroyed my tree!Ratatosk: "And it's just a matter of time before you humans and half-elves destroy that one as well. Don't you understand? You "people" are nothing more than parasites on this world!
Aster: What are you doing?!
Ratatosk: You want to save the world, right?
Aster: Yes, but you don't have to kill everyone to do that!
Ratatosk: Who destroyed the Giant Kharlan Tree? It was the humans and the half-elves!That's why they deserve the same treatment themselves.
Aster: But a new World Tree has been born in the world!
Nobody talk to me. Nobody human has ANYTHING TO SAY TO ME TODAY!—The Doctor, Doctor Who, "The Beast Below"
Hatred... Lies... Even killing their own kind.... [humans] can never be considered a perfect life form.—Computer Doll No. 8, Zambot 3
A man's best friend is his gun.—Pauly Cracker, Kimba the White Lion
The fate of a world isn't determined by its best examples, but by its worst. It takes a few to destroy the many-'specially when even the best of you can be dragged down into the mire. Judging by your example-brother against brother, friend against friend-your people have such a potential for violence, for sheer unvarished wickedness- I've got every confidence you'll destroy yourselves before you develop your first interstellar engine. We've got nothin' to fear from you.—Alien scout, The Outer Limits, "Heart's Desire"
Will it be those seeking redemption who shall decide the future, or will those driven only by greed and envy shape our destiny? Even a hundred years later, the outcome is still very much in doubt.—Closing narration, The Outer Limits, "Heart's Desire"
The world doesn't work in spite of evil, Angel. It works with us. It works because of us.—Holland Manners, Angel
What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets.—Dracula, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
...a crime...Their very existence is an insult...an abomination...a crime...Such selfishness. But such is the nature of mortals...Selfish beings one and all...Their very existence is an insult...and abomination...a crime...And who shall punish these sinners? If there is no other who is equal to the task then it falls to me. I, Corvus, who was once called "Celestrian"!'
Humans, willing to sacrifice their own when overcome by greed. They are a foolish race.—Black Doom, Shadow the Hedgehog
"Snipin's a good job, mate! It's challengin' work, out of doors...I guarantee you'll not go hungry 'cause at the end of the day, long as there's two people left on the planet, someone is gonna want someone dead."—Sniper, Team Fortress 2
Fantastic, the Horror from Beyond the Stars has gazed upon our species, and decided the worst parts are worth emulating. I suppose we should be proud.—Zelretch in Lunatique, a Nasuverse fanfiction.
Lies! The human core is lies! / We wiped their minds, cleaned the slate
The Clouding did divide / Fate, we sealed human fate!
Now they're ours throughout all time / To manipulate!
Never trust in the motives of man / They failed to evolve in Mother Nature's plan
And though they seem safe / In this early clouded state
The nature of their heresy / Has proven quite innate!
"Don't talk like one of them. You're not! Even if you'd like to be. To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper! You see, their morals, their code, it's a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."
Uxie eventually discarded his faith in humanity. They would never learn from the mistakes of their forefathers, and although Azelf argued someone could break the cycle, history had yet to show any sign that Azelf might be right.
Uxie often wondered whether humanity was just a mixture of sadism and masochism, doomed to fall into the same bloody rituals for all of eternity. Mesprit vehemently argued they were not, but failed to convince her analytical brother when all the facts were laid out on the table.—Poke Wars: The Defervescence
Alan: We're bad. No, we are. As a species, we're bad. Don't start giving me Shakespeare's sonnets. We're wicked!—QI