Maximus Quotes

Latest Maximus quotes from Gladiator (2000)

Maximus

Maximus chatacter image

Maximus is played by Russell Crowe in Gladiator (2000).

Quotes

Nothing happens to anyone that he is not fitted by nature to bear image

Nothing happens to anyone that he is not fitted by nature to bear

#1

Roma Ignis image

Roma Ignis

#2

He killed the man who set you free. image

He killed the man who set you free.

#3

Strength and honor. image

Strength and honor.

#4

Quintus : People should know when they are conquered.
Maximus : Would you, Quintus? Would I? image

Quintus : People should know when they are conquered.
Maximus : Would you, Quintus? Would I?

#5

Maximus : You don't find it hard to do your duty?
Cicero : Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to. image

Maximus : You don't find it hard to do your duty?
Cicero : Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to.

#6

Maximus : You knew Marcus Aurelius?
Proximo : I didn't say I knew him, I said he touched me on the shoulder once!

#7

Quintus! Release my men. Senator Gracchus is to be reinstated. There was a dream that was Rome. It shall be realized. These are the wishes of Marcus Aurelius.

#8

Lucius is safe.

#9

I may die here in this cell or in the arena tomorrow. What possible difference can I make?

#10

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.

#11

They say, "No."

#12

Gracchus : And after your glorious coup, what then? You take your five thousand and... leave?
Maximus : Yes, I will leave. The soldiers will stay here for your protection, under the guidance of the Senate.
Gracchus : So, after Rome's all yours, you just give it back to the people. Tell me why.
Maximus : Because that was a dying man's last wish. I will kill Commodus. The fate of Rome, I leave to you.
Gracchus : Marcus Aurelius trusted you. His daughter trusts you. I will trust you. Give me two days, and I will purchase your freedom. And you, stay alive, or I'll be dead.

#13

Juba : Can they hear you?
Maximus : Who?
Juba : Your family. In the afterlife.
Maximus : Oh yes.
Juba : What do you say to them?
Maximus : To my son - I tell him I will see him again soon. To keep his heels down while riding his horse. To my wife... that is not your business.

#14

Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here?
Crowd : Spaniard, Spaniard, Spaniard...

#15

The frost, it sometimes makes the blade stick.

#16

Ancestors, I ask you for your guidance. Blessed mother, come to me with the Gods' desire for my future. Blessed father, watch over my wife and son with a ready sword. Whisper to them that I live only to hold them again, for all else is dust and air. Ancestors, I honor you and will try to live with the dignity that you have taught me.

#17

Maximus : Fratres!
Maximus : Three weeks from now, I will be harvesting my crops. Imagine where you will be, and it will be so. Hold the line! Stay with me! If you find yourself alone, riding in the green fields with the sun on your face, do not be troubled. For you are in Elysium, and you're already dead!
Maximus : Brothers, what we do in life... echoes in eternity.

#18

At my signal, unleash hell.

#19

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