Every man dies, not every man really lives.

William Wallace

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

William Wallace: The answer is yes. Fight for me, you get to kill the English.
Stephen: Excellent.

Robert the Bruce: I'm not a coward. I want what you want, but we need the nobles.
William Wallace: We need them?
Robert the Bruce: Aye
William Wallace: Nobles. Now tell me, what does that mean to be noble? Your title gives you claim to the throne of our country, but men don't follow titles, they follow courage. Now our people know you. Noble, and common, they respect you. And if you would just lead them to freedom, they'd follow you. And so would I.

MacGregor: We heard about what was happenin' and didn't want you "Amadans" to have all the fun.
William Wallace: Some of us are in this; the rest of you, go home.
MacGregor: Go home to what? Our houses and farms burned when the English garrison comes down from the castle? And you know they will!

I love you. Always have. I want to marry you.

William Wallace

William Wallace: Why do you help me?
Princess Isabelle: Because of the way you are looking at me now.

I came home to raise crops, and God willing, a family. If I can live in peace, I will.

William Wallace

Princess Isabelle: I understand you have suffered. I know... about your woman.
William Wallace: [sighs, pauses] She was my wife. We married in secret because I would not share her with an English lord. They killed her to get to me. I've never spoken of it, I don't know why I tell you now, except... I see her strength in you. One day, you will be a queen. And you must open your eyes.
[regains composure, speaks firmly]
William Wallace: You tell your king that William Wallace will NOT be ruled... and nor will any Scot while I live.

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

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

Are you ready for a war?

William Wallace

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Braveheart Quotes

[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.