Quotes from the Movie Gladiator

The time for honoring yourself will soon be at an end, Highness.

Maximus

What am I going to do with you? You simply won'tÖdie.

Commodus

It vexes me. I'm terribly vexed.

Commodus

He sleeps so well because he is loved.

Commodus

One kind word, one full hug while you pressed me to your chest and held me tight, would have been like the sun on my heart for a thousand years. What is it in me you hate so much? All I ever wanted was to live up to you, Caesar, Father. Father, I would butcher the whole world if you would only love me!

Commodus

Am I not merciful?!

Commodus

It's a dream, a frightful dream... life is.

Commodus

I would butcher the whole world if you would only love me.

Commodus

There are many forms of courage...

Commodus

I heard your son squealed like a girl, when they nailed him to the cross. And your wife, moaned like a whore when they ravaged her. Again...again and again!

Commodus

When a man sees his end he wants to know there has been some purpose to his life.

Marcus Aurelius

There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile.

Marcus Aurelius

Your faults as a son is my failure as a father.

Marcus Aurelius

Some of you are thinking you won't fight. Others, that you can't fight, they all say that, until they're out there. [He picks up a sword.] Thrust this into another man's chest, and the crowd will applaud and love you for it. In time, you may even begin to love them for that. Ultimately, we're all dead men. Sadly, we cannot choose when, butÖwe can decide how we meet that end, so that we are rememberedÖas men.

Proximo

Listen to me. Learn from me. I was not the best because I killed quickly. I was the best because the crowd loved me. Win the crowd and you will win your freedom.

Proximo

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