Gladiator quotes

60 total quotes (ID: 239)

Marcus Aurelius

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

Strength and honor...

Marcus Aurelius had a dream that was Rome. This is not it. This is not it!

What am I going to do with you? You simply won't...die.

You have a great name. He must kill your name before he kills you.

Ancestors I ask for your guidance! Blessed mother come to me with the gods' desires for my future. Blessed father watch over my wife and my son with a ready sword! Whisper to them that I only live to hold them again! Ancestors I honor you and I try to live with the dignity you taught me!

The silence before you strike...and the noise rises...rises like a storm. As if you were the Thunder God himself.

Those giraffes you sold me, they won't mate. They just walk around eating, and not mating. You sold me queer giraffes!

Five thousand of my men are out there in the freezing mud. Three thousand of them are bloodied and cleaved. Two thousand will never leave this place. I will not believe they fought and died for nothing.

Frost...sometimes it makes the blade stick.

It vexes me. I'm terribly vexed.

Better to die for a friend than to die for gold.

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

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

Am I not merciful? [loses patience] Am I not merciful?!