From A Wiki of Ice and Fire
"I did what I did for the good of the realm."-Varys
"The realm? Do you know what the realm is? It's the thousand blades of Aegon's enemies. A story we agreed to tell each other over and over till we forget that it's a lie."- Petyr Baelish
"But what do we have left once we abandon the lie? Chaos. A gaping pit ready to swallow us all."- Varys.
"Chaos isn't a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail, never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some are given a chance to climb, but they refuse. They cling to the realm, or the gods, or love; illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is."- Petyr Baelish.