"When their enemies were at the gates, the Romans would suspend democracy and appoint one man to protect the city. It wasn’t considered an honor, it was considered a public service."
Harvey, the last man who they appointed the Republic was named Caesar and he never gave up his power.
"Okay, fine. you either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain."
The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005-2012, Christopher Nolan)