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The Ten Commandments Quotes

  • Rameses: His God is God.


  • Moses: Go, proclaim liberty throughout all the land, and to all the inhabitants thereof.
    Moses: Go, proclaim liberty throughout all the land and to all the inhabitants thereof.


  • Moses: The Lord of Hosts will do battle for us. Behold His mighty hand.


  • Moses: There is a beauty beyond the senses, Nefretiri. Beauty like the quiet of green valleys and still waters. Beauty of the spirit that you cannot understand.


  • Moses: It would take more than a man to lead the slaves from bondage. It would take a god.


  • Moses: What change is there in me? Egyptian or Hebrew I am still Moses. These are the same hands, the same arms, the same face that were mine a moment ago.


  • Nefertiri: You will be king of Egypt and I will be your footstool!
    Moses: The man stupid enough to use you as a footstool would not be wise enough to rule Egypt.


  • Moses: Great one, I bring you Ethiopia.
    Rameses: [Trumpets play, the two Ethiopians stepped forward] Command them to kneel before Pharaoh.
    Rameses: Command them to kneel before Pharaoh.
    Moses: Command what you have conquered, my brother.


  • Moses: [Moses then put a brick on empty weight scale, on opposite side of Rameses' weight scale, of accusations, and then said] A city is made of brick, Pharoah. The strong make many. The weak make few. The dead make none. So much for accusations.
    Moses: A city is made of brick, Pharoah. The strong make many. The weak make few. The dead make none. So much for accusations.


  • Moses: Let my people go!


  • Moses: Does your god live on this mountain?
    Sephora: Sinai is His high place, His temple.
    Moses: If this god is God, he would live on every mountain, in every valley. He would not be the god of Ishmael or Israel alone, but of all men. It is said he created all men in his image. He would dwell in every heart, every mind, every soul


  • Moses: No son could have more love for you than I.
    Sethi: Then why are you forcing me to destroy you? What evil has done this to you?
    Moses: The evil that men should turn their brothers into beasts of burden, to be stripped of spirit, and hope, and strength - only because they are of another race, another creed. If there is a god, he did not mean this to be so.


  • Moses: Those who do not live by the law...shall die by the law!
    Moses: Those who do not live by the law... shall die by the law!


  • Moses: Men shall be ruled by Law, not by the will of other men.


  • God (Uncredited): I am, that I am.


  • Rameses: His God...IS God
    Rameses: His God...IS God.


  • Joshua: If Dathan so much as looks at you, I'll strangle him with his own whip.


  • Joshua: God made men. Men made slaves.


  • Rameses I: So let it be written. So let it be done.


  • Rameses: Better to die in battle with a god than to live with shame
    Rameses: Better to die in battle with a god than to live with shame.


  • Nefertiri: "I'll have you torn into so many pieces, even the VULTURES won't be able to find them."
    Nefertiri: I'll have you torn into so many pieces, even the VULTURES won't be able to find them.


  • Nefertiri: "I'm surprized you noticed me." She says this to an unsuspecting Moses just entering back into his now deserted house. When Moses enters his house he finds his wife and son gone, but, looking up he sees Nefretiri standing in the shadows, as it were. And she's wearing this almost blinding metallic-silver dress, how could he have NOT noticed her...."
    Nefertiri: I'm surprized you noticed me.


  • Nefertiri: Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool!


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