Robert the Bruce: Now, I know you've sacrificed much. But fighting these odds looks like rage, not courage.
William Wallace: It's well beyond rage. Help me. For Christ's sake, help yourselves. If we join, we can win. If we win, well then we'll have what none of us has ever had before: a country of our own.

Ego sum hominus indomitus.

William Wallace

William Wallace: I'm dreaming.
Murron: Yes, you are. And you must wake, William.
[pause]
William Wallace: I don't want to wake. I want to stay here with you.

Princess Isabelle: I understand you have recently been given the rank of knight.
William Wallace: I have been given nothing. God makes men what they are.

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.

Hamish: You'll move.
William Wallace: I will not.
Campbell: [Hands Hamish a large stone] He'll move.
[Hamish throws the stone barely missing Wallace. Wallace throws a small stone hitting Hamish between the eyes]
Hamish: I shoulda remembered the rocks.
William Wallace: Aye, you shoulda.

William Wallace: [about throwing the stones] I'm just wondering; can you do it when it matters?
Hamish: When it matters?
William Wallace: As it matters in battle.
Hamish: I could crush you like a worm.
William Wallace: Then do it.

[Discussing the Scottish rebellion] Who shall I sent to negotiate with this Wallace? Not my gentle son, his appearance would only encourage Wallace to move further into England.

Longshanks

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

Longshanks: What news of the North?
Prince Edward: Nothing new, your majesty. We've sent riders to speed any word.
Longshanks: I heard word in France where I was fighting to expand your future kingdom. The word, my son, is that our entire Northern Army is ANNIHILATED.

Longshanks: Scottish rebels have routed one of my garrisons and murdered the noble lord.
Prince Edward: I heard. This Wallace is a brigand, nothing more.
Longshanks: And how would you deal with this 'brigand?'
Prince Edward: Like any common thief. Have the local magistrate arrest him and punish him accordingly.

All of you know full well, the great pains I have always taken never to be too strict, too rigid with the application of our laws, and as a consequence, have we not learned to live together in relative peace and harmony, huh? And this day's lawlessness is how you repay my leniency. Well you leave me with little choice. An assault on the king's soldiers is the same as an assault on the king himself.

Magistrate

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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.