There have been a lot of memes made on this quote by Batman, but where or when did he say this line?

If you kill a killer, the number of killers in the world remains the same.

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    How about if you kill two killers?
    – ibid
    Apr 7, 2017 at 6:09
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    He probably never said that Apr 7, 2017 at 6:16
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    @ibid - What if you're already a killer?
    – Valorum
    Apr 7, 2017 at 9:41
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    Exactly its a flawed line. You may have already killed or be a serial killer. No Idea when he said it though..
    – DubMan
    Apr 7, 2017 at 10:20
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    I've seen a similar line been attributed to Churchill, but mostly by websites like BrainMindInspirationQuote or whatever. Apr 7, 2017 at 10:31

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It looks like this quote is falsely attributed to Batman. It is also attributed to Winston Churchill, but there is no hard evidence, that I can find, that either one said this.

It appears someone at some point used a picture of Batman and stuck the quote in front of it. (At least that's what one guy blogged).

An example of how people do this is below:enter image description here


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