They are saying goodbye in their own way. Playing outlawed tunes on outlawed pipes.

Argyle Wallace

Royal Magistrate: The prisoner wishes to say a word.
William Wallace: [last line he is able to speak before he dies, screaming] FREEEEE-DOMMMMMM!

It's all for nothing if you don't have freedom.

William Wallace

Every man dies, not every man really lives.

William Wallace

It's our wits that make us men.

Malcolm Wallace

Royal Magistrate: A most excellent idea, sire.
Longshanks: Is it?

There's a difference between us. You think the people of this land exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom. And I go to make sure that they have it.

William Wallace

Lower your flags and march straight back to England, stopping at every home to beg forgiveness for a hundred years of theft, rape, and murder. Do this and your men shall live. Do it not, and every one of you will die today.

William Wallace

Hamish: What in the hell are the Irish doing fighting with the English?
Stephen: I wouldn't worry about them. Like I said, it's my island.
William Wallace: Your island?
Stephen: MY ISLAND. Yup.

Whom do I send? Not my gentle son. The mere sight of him would only encourage an enemy to take over the whole country.


Stephen: Fine speech. Now what do we do?
William Wallace: Just be yourselves.
Hamish: Where are you going?
William Wallace: I'm going to pick a fight.
Hamish: Well, we didn't get dressed up for nothing.

Go back to England and tell them there that Scotland's daughters and sons are yours no more. Tell them Scotland is free.

William Wallace
Braveheart stars Mel Gibson as the iconic Scottish leader who died trying to give his country freedom. It won an Oscar for Best Picture.

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[epilogue/voiceover] In the Year of our Lord 1314, patriots of Scotland -- starving and outnumbered -- charged the fields of Bannockburn. They fought like warrior poets; they fought like Scotsmen, and won their freedom.

William Wallace

William Wallace: You dropped your rock.
Hamish: It's a test of manhood.
William Wallace: You win.
Hamish: Call it a test of soldiery then. The English won't let us train with weapons, so we train with stones.