[Dying words] My Queen! My Wife! My Love.

Leonidas

The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and before this battle was over, that even a god-king can bleed.

Leonidas

[After being threatened with the deaths of the Spartan women] Clearly you don't know our women. I might as well have marched them up here, judging by what I've seen.

Leonidas

[After Xerxes offered to make Leonidas Warlord of his Empire, if he would only kneel before him] Wow. That is generous. But you see, there is a problem. After slaughtering so many of your men today, I've got an awful cramp in my leg [stretches] and thus kneeling will be difficult.

Leonidas

Spartan King Leonidas: We Spartans have descended from Hercules himself. Taught never to retreat, never to surrender. Taught that death in the battlefield is the greatest glory he could achieve in his life. Spartans: the finest soldiers the world has ever known

Persian Emissary: This is madness!
Spartan King Leonidas: Madness? This is Sparta!

Cruel Leonidas demanded that you stand. I require only that you kneel.

Xerxes

A new age has come, an age of freedom. And all will know that 300 Spartans gave their last breath to defend it.

Spartan King Leonidas

Spartans! Enjoy your breakfast, for tonight we dine in Hell!

Spartan King Leonidas

Give them nothing! But take from them everything!

Spartan King Leonidas

We're in for one wild night.

Spartan King Leonidas

Spartan King Leonidas: This is where we fight! This is where they die!
Captain: On these shields, boys!
[Spartans cheer]
Spartan King Leonidas: Remember this day, men, for it will be yours for all time.
Persian Officer: SPARTANS! Lay down your weapons!
Spartan King Leonidas: Persians...COME AND GET THEM!

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