Top Ten Best Emperor Lucius Aelius Aurelius Commodus Quotes from Gladiator
The Top Ten
1 The general who became a slave. The slave who became a gladiator. The gladiator who defied an emperor. Striking story! But now, the people want to know how the story ends.
2 Only a famous death will do. And what could be more glorious than to challenge the Emperor himself in the great arena?... Why not? Do you think I am afraid?
3 I wonder, did your friend smile at his own death?... You loved my father, I know. But so did I. That makes us brothers, doesn't it? Smile for me now, brother.
4 Ambition...can be a virtue when it drives us to excel.Resourcefulness,courage,perhaps not on the battlefield but...there are many forms...Devotion,to my family...to you...none of my virtues were on your list...it was as if you didn't want me for your son.
5 I search the faces of the gods...for ways to please you,to make you proud.One kind word,one full hug,where you pressed me to your chest and held me tight.Would have been like the sun on my heart for a thousand years.What is it in me that you hate so much?
6 You wrote to me once,listing the four chief virtues:Wisdom, justice,fortitude and temperance.As I read the list,I knew I had none of them.But I have other virtues,father.
7 And one night he sat down with one of them and he looked at her and he said, "Tell me what you've been doing busy little bee or I shall strike down those dearest to you. You shall watch as I bathe in their blood."
8 And the emperor was heartbroken. The little bee had wounded him more deeply than anyone else could ever have done.
9 They whispered in dark corners and went out late at night and conspired and conspired but the emperor Claudius knew they were up to something. He knew they were busy little bees.
10 If you're very good, tomorrow night I'll tell you the story of emperor Claudius who was betrayed by those closest to him, by his own blood.
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