Gen. Cornwallis: His majesty, like history, judges us not by the outcome of the war, but in the manner in which it was fought.
Benjamin Martin: I will not fight, and because I will not fight I will not cast a vote that will send others to fight in my stead.
Col. Tavington: You know, it’s dirty business doing one’s duty… but just occasionally it’s a real pleasure.
Charlotte: You have done nothing to be ashamed of.
Benjamin: I have done nothing. And for that I am ashamed.
Rev. Oliver: A shepherd must tend to his flock, and at times, fight off the wolves.
Benjamin Martin: Aim small, miss small.
Benjamin Martin: Why should I agree to swap one tyrant three thousand miles away for three thousand tyrants one mile away?
Benjamin Martin: I have long feared that my sins would return to haunt me, and the cost would be more than I could bear.
Col. Tavington: The honor’s found in the ends not the means.