X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
Patrick Stewart: Charles Xavier, Professor X
Prof. Charles Xavier : Since the dawn of existence, there have always been moments when the course of history shifted. Such a turning point is upon us now: the conflict between the better and worst angels of our very nature, whose outcome will change our world so greatly there will be no going back. I do not know if victory is possible. I only know that great sacrifice will be required. And because the fate of many will depend on a few, we must make the last stand.
Prof. Charles Xavier : [to Class] When an individual acquires great power, the use or misuse of that power is everything. Will it be used for the greater good? Or will it be used for personal or for destructive ends? Now this is a question we must all ask ourselves. Why? Because we are mutants.
Kitty Pryde : But Einstein said that ethics are an exclusive human concern, without any superhuman authority behind it.
Prof. Charles Xavier : Einstein wasn't a mutant, so far as we know.
Phoenix : [levitating everything in the room, the dropping it when The Professor and Magneto enter the room] I knew you'd come.
Prof. Charles Xavier : Of course. I've come to take you home.
Phoenix : I have no home.
Prof. Charles Xavier : Yes, you do. You have a home, and a family.
Eric Lensherr : You know he thinks your power is too strong for you to control.
Prof. Charles Xavier : Eric...
Eric Lensherr : I don't believe your mind games are going to work anymore, Charles.
Phoenix : So you want to control me?
Prof. Charles Xavier : No.
Eric Lensherr : He does.
Prof. Charles Xavier : No, I want to help you.
Phoenix : Help me? What's wrong with me?
Eric Lensherr : Absolutely nothing.
Prof. Charles Xavier : Eric, stop!
Eric Lensherr : No, Charles, not this time. You've always held her back!
Prof. Charles Xavier : For your own good, Jean.
Phoenix : [throws a lamp across the room telekinetically] Stay out of my head!
Prof. Charles Xavier : [final words to Jean] Don't let it control you.
Eric Lensherr : I still don't know why *I'm* here. Couldn't you just make them say yes?
Prof. Charles Xavier : Yes, I could, but it's not my way. And I would expect you, of all people would understand my feelings about the misuse of power.
Eric Lensherr : Ah, "power corrupts" and all that. Yes, I know, Charles. When are you going to stop lecturing me?
Prof. Charles Xavier : When you start listening. And you're here because I need you.
Ororo Munroe : I don't understand. Magneto's a fugitive. We have a mutant in the cabinet, a president who understands us. Why are we still hiding?
Prof. Charles Xavier : We're not hiding. But we still have enemies out there. And I must protect our students. You know that.
Ororo Munroe : Yes, but we can't be students forever.
Prof. Charles Xavier : [chuckles] Storm, I hadn't thought of you as my student for years. In fact, I thought that, perhaps, you might take my place some day.
Ororo Munroe : But Scott's...
Prof. Charles Xavier : Scott's a changed man. He took Jean's death so hard. Yes, things are better out there. But you, of all people, know how fast the weather can change.
Ororo Munroe : There's something you're not telling us.
Prof. Charles Xavier : I don't have to be psychic to see that something's bothering you.
Prof. Charles Xavier : [deleted scene, opening monologue] Mutants and humans. They have long struggled to coexist. While some try to unite the world, others try to dominate it. Neither strategy has prevailed. But when conflicts reach an impasse, inevitably something happens to shift the balance forever.