Mankind are, in all ages, caught by the same baits: The same tricks, played over and over again, still trepan them. The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny; flattery to treachery; standing armies to arbitrary government; and the glory of God to the temporal interest of the clergy.
— David Hume, “Of Public Credit,” pt. ii, essay ix in: Essays Moral, Political and Literary (3d ed. 1754) in the Liberty Fund ed., p. 363.
The DC Universe will never be the same!
– Crisis on Infinite Earths
Change, real, permanent change, is on the way. Changes that will affect our top line of heroes. If you think even Superman is immune, you’re in for a big surprise. That’s a promise!
– Marv Wolfman
Cool, Mister President.
– The Ultimates