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A collection of inspirational quotes and sayings by William Wallace on truth, peace, enemy, battle friends, Scotland etc.

30 Inspirational Quotes By William Wallace That Prove He Was A Braveheart

Quick Facts

Famous As: Patriot, Revolutionary Fighter, Knight, De facto Ruler of Scotland

Born On: 1270 AD

Died On: August 23, 1305

Born In: Elderslie

Died At Age: 35

Sir William Wallace, one of the main leaders of the First War of Scottish Independence, was hanged, drawn, and quartered for high treason by King Edward I of England. Hailed in his lifetime as the Guardian of Scotland, he obtained an iconic status after his death, becoming the subject of many literally works and films. Although the historical authenticity of many of his escapades is hard to establish that he was a great patriot and an able and fearless leader can be established by means of his quotes that have survived through the pages of history books and trial records. Let us now look into some of those quotes that continue to inspire us even today. 

I cannot be a traitor, since I never swore fealty to the English king.

William Wallace

Everyone dies but not everyone lives.

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We all end up dead, it's just a question of how and why.

William Wallace

I have brought you to the ring, now dance if you can!

William Wallace

I have been given nothing. God makes men what they are.

William Wallace

Truth is truth, even when told by a liar.

William Wallace

It's better to die than to never really have lived.

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Freedom is best, I tell thee true, of all things to be won. Then never live within the Bond of Slavery.

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I tell ye true, liberty is the best of all things; never live beneath the noose of a servile halter.

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The god that you believe in, and the god that I believe in, maybe different gods; however, the God that made you, and the God that made me, They are the same God.

William Wallace

Incompetence is often highly regarded in governmental circles.

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We come here with no peaceful intent, but ready for battle, determined to avenge our wrongs and set our country free.

William Wallace

All men die, but not all men really live.

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Any society which suppresses the heritage of its conquered minorities, prevents their history or denies them their symbols, has sown the seeds of their own destruction.

William Wallace

As Governor of my country, I have been an enemy to its enemies; I have slain the English; I have mortally opposed the English King; I have stormed and taken the towns and castles which he unjustly claimed as his own.

William Wallace

There's a difference between us. You think the people of this country 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

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If I or my soldiers have plundered or done injury to the houses or to the ministers of religion, I repent me of my sin - but it is not of Edward of England that I shall ask pardon.

William Wallace

I have mortally opposed the English king; I have stormed and taken the towns and castles which he unjustly claimed as his own.

William Wallace

If I or my soldiers have plundered or done injury to the houses or ministers of religion, I repent me of my sin; but it is not of Edward of England I shall ask pardon.

William Wallace

As governor of my country, I have been an enemy to its enemies.

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I'm William Wallace, and the rest of you will be spared. Go back to England and tell them... Scotland is free!

William Wallace

To Edward, I cannot be a traitor, for I owe him no allegiance; he is not my sovereign; he never received my homage; and whilst life is in this persecuted body, he shall never receive it.

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O! Desolated Scotland, too credulous of fair speeches, and not aware of the calamities which are coming upon you! If you were to judge as I do, you would not easily put your neck under a foreign yoke.

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As to my followers, I wish no man to follow me who is not sound at the heart in the cause of his country; and either at the head or in the ranks of these, I will always consider it my glory to be found.

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Here is no choice but either do or die.

William Wallace

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.

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When I was a boy, the priest, my uncle, carefully inculcated upon me this proverb, which I then learned and have ever since kept in my mind: 'Dico tibi verum, Libertas optima rerum; Nunquam servili, sub nexu vivito, fili.' 'I tell you a truth: Liberty is the best of things, my son; never live under any slavish bond.'

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Return to your friends and tell them that we came here with no peaceful intent, but ready for battle, and determined to avenge our own wrongs and set our country free. Let your masters come and attack us: we are ready to meet them beard to beard.

William Wallace

I always showed myself in the face of day, asserting the liberty and independence of my country, while some others, like owls, courted concealment and were too much afraid of losing their roosts to leave them for such a cause.

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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

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