The Patriot Quotes

  • Colonel William Tavington: It appears that you are not the better man.
    Gabriel Martin: You're right. My sons were better men(stabs him in the neck).
    Gabriel Martin: You're right. My sons were better men [stabs him in the neck]


  • Colonel William Tavington: You are not a good man
    Colonel William Tavington: You are not a good man.
    Gabriel Martin: But, my sons were good men(stabs him in the neck).
    Gabriel Martin: But, my sons were good men. [stabs him in the neck]


  • Colonel William Tavington: You Know, It's An Ugly Business Doing One's Duty... But Just Occasionally It's A Real Pleasure.


  • Colonel William Tavington: You Know, It's An Ugly Business Doing One's Duty... But Just Occasionally It's A Real Pleasure.
    Colonel William Tavington: You know it's an ugly business doing one's duty, but just occasionally. It's a real pleasure.


  • Colonel William Tavington: Let It Be Know If You Harbor The Enemy You Will Lose Your Home.
    Colonel William Tavington: Let it be known if you harbor the enemy you will lose your home.


  • Gabriel Martin: I'm Not A Child!
    Gabriel Martin: [shouting] I'm not a child.
    Benjamin Martin: You're My Child!
    Benjamin Martin: [shouting] You're my child.


  • Colonel William Tavington: Would Like A Lesson, Sir, In The Rules Of War?
    Colonel William Tavington: Would you like a lesson, sir, in the rules of war? Or perhaps your children would?


  • Benjamin Martin: Aim Small, Miss Small.


  • Charles Cornwallis: Their names and ranks?
    Gabriel Martin: Their names and ranks?
    Benjamin Martin: They refused to give me their names, but the ranks are 9 lutenets, 5 captains, 3 majors, and one very fat colonel who called me a ( break of silence as he looks over at Cornwallis's 2nd in command General O'Hara who has an angry look on his face) cheeky fellow.
    Benjamin Martin: They refused to give me their names, but the ranks are 9 lutenets, 5 captains, 3 majors, and one very fat colonel who called me a [break of silence as he looks over at Cornwallis's 2nd in command General O'Hara who has an angry look on his face] cheeky fellow.
    Benjamin Martin: They refused to give me their names, but the ranks are 9 Lieutenant, 5 captains, 3 majors, and one very fat colonel who called me a [break of silence as he looks over at Cornwallis's 2nd in command General O'Hara who has an angry look on his face] cheeky fellow.
    Charles Cornwallis: You know, this is not the conduct of a gentleman.
    Gabriel Martin: You know, this is not the conduct of a gentleman.
    Benjamin Martin: If the conduct of your officers is the measurement of a gentleman, I'll take that as a compliment. Get my men.
    Charles Cornwallis: Arrange the exchange (he tells O'Hara).
    Charles Cornwallis: Arrange the exchange. [he tells O'Hara]
    Gabriel Martin: Arrange the exchange. [he tells O'Hara]


  • John Billings: I say we drink the wine, eat the dogs, and use the papers for musket wading.
    Rev. Oliver: Eat the dog?
    Benjamin Martin: Yeah, dog is a fine meal.
    Rev. Oliver: (Stuttering)Good. Good heavens.
    Rev. Oliver: [stuttering] Good. Good heavens.
    John Billings: (Laughs)


  • Gabriel Martin: These men, they're not the sort we need.
    Benjamin Martin: They're exactly the sort we need. They've fought this kind of war before.
    John Billings: What about me? I'm I one of that sort?
    Benjamin Martin: Hell no. You're the sort that gives that sort a bad name.
    John Billings: (laughs about it)


  • Gabriel Martin: These men where about to surrender!
    Major Jean Villeneuve: Perhaps? We will never know.
    Rev. Oliver: This is murder!
    John Billings: Hell, Reverend. They're redcoats, they've earned it.


  • John Billings: There's a story going around about some twenty redcoats got killed by a ghost or some damn thing, carried a Cherokee tomahawk.
    Benjamin Martin: Aren't you a little to old to be believing in ghost stories?
    John Billings: (Laughs about it)
    John Billings: [laughs about it]


  • Major Jean Villeneuve: Are you sure this is the right place to recruit for a militia?
    Benjamin Martin: God save King George!
    Benjamin Martin: I think we came to the right place
    Benjamin Martin: I think we came to the right place.


  • Loyalist/Captain Wilkins: Ready to fire the town on your order, sir.
    Colonel William Tavington: The town? Huh, burn the church.
    Loyalist/Captain Wilkins: There's no honor in this.
    Colonel William Tavington: Didn't you say, all those who stand against England deserve to die a traitor's death? Burn the church, Captain.


  • Colonel William Tavington: You! So you are the ghost, are you?! I remember you! From that farm and that stupid little boy! (Benjamin stops) Did he die, huh? You know it's an ugly business doing one's duty, but just occasionally. It's a real pleasure.
    Colonel William Tavington: You! So you are the ghost, are you?! I remember you! From that farm and that stupid little boy! [Benjamin stops] Did he die, huh? You know it's an ugly business doing one's duty, but just occasionally. It's a real pleasure.
    Benjamin Martin: Before this war is over I'm going to kill you.
    Colonel William Tavington: Why wait?
    Benjamin Martin: Soon.


  • Benjamin Martin: When You Have A Family Of Your Own, Perhaps You'll Understand.
    Benjamin Martin: When you have a family of your own, perhaps you'll understand.
    Gabriel Martin: When I Have A Family Of My Own, I Won't Hide Behind Them.
    Gabriel Martin: When I have a family of my own, I won't hide behind them.


  • Colonel William Tavington: Would You Like A Lesson, Sir, In The Rules Of War? Or Perhaps Your Children Would?
    Colonel William Tavington: Would you like a lesson, sir, in the rules of war? Or perhaps your children would?


  • Colonel William Tavington: Kill Me Before The War Is Over, Will You? It Appears That You Are Not The Better Man.
    Colonel William Tavington: Kill me before the war is over, will you? It appears that you are not the better man.
    Benjamin Martin: You're Right, My Sons Were Better Men.
    Benjamin Martin: You're right. My sons were better men.


  • Benjamin Martin: I Have Long Feared That My Sins Would Return To Visit Me, And The Cost Is More Than I Can Bear.
    Benjamin Martin: I have long feared that my sins would return to visit me, and the cost is more than I can bear.


  • Benjamin Martin: Before This War Is Over, I'm Going To Kill You.
    Colonel William Tavington: Why Wait?


  • Benjamin Martin: Why Should I Trade One Tyrant Three Thousand Miles Away For Three Thousand Tyrants One Mile Away?
    Benjamin Martin: Would you tell me please, Mr. Howard, why should I trade one tyrant three thousand miles away for three thousand tyrants one mile away?


  • Gabriel Martin: Aim small, miss small.


  • Colonel William Tavington: Let it be known that if you harbor the enemy you will lose your home.


  • Charles Cornwallis: Tavington. Damn Him! Damn that Man!


  • Benjamin Martin: Vive le france?
    Major Jean Villeneuve: Vive le liberte
    Major Jean Villeneuve: Vive le liberte.


  • Colonel Harry Burwell: Wars are not fought only by childless men.


  • Benjamin Martin: I have long feared...that my sins would return to visit me. And the cost is more than I can bear.
    Benjamin Martin: I have long feared that my sins would return to visit me, and the cost is more than I can bear.


  • Gabriel Martin: I love the movie. I am a historian and I can still watch it 11 years after it's release.


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