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

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

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.

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

It's our wits that make us men.

Malcolm Wallace

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

Longshanks

Young William: I can fight.
Malcolm Wallace: I know. I know you can fight. But it's our wits that make us men.

Robert the Bruce: Lands, titles, men, power... nothing.
Robert's Father: Nothing?
Robert the Bruce: I have nothing. Men fight for me because if they do not, I throw them off my land and I starve their wives and children. Those men who bled the ground red at Falkirk fought for William Wallace. He fights for something that I never had. And I took it from him, when I betrayed him. I saw it in his face on the battlefield and it's tearing me apart.
Robert's Father: All men betray. All lose heart.
Robert the Bruce: I don't want to lose heart. I want to believe as he does.

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

Young William: I can fight.
Malcolm Wallace: I know. I know you can fight. But it's our wits that make us men.