William Wallace Quotes (20 quotes)
“I can not be a traitor, for I owe him no allegiance. He is not my Sovereign; he never received my homage; and whilst life is in this persecuted body, he never shall receive it. ”
Statement at his trial, 23 August 1305
For Freedom, or For Liberty are translations of the Latin motto of Clan Wallace.
“We come here with no peaceful intent, but ready for battle, determined to avenge our wrongs and set our country free. Let your masters come and attack us: we are ready to meet them beard to beard.”
Statement before the Battle of Stirling Bridge (11 September 1297), as quoted in History of Scotland (1841) by Patrick Fraser Tytler, p. 121
Statement before the Battle of Falkirk (21 July 1298); as quoted in The Story of England (1909) by Samuel B. Harding
“My Son, Freedom is best, I tell thee true, of all things to be won. Then never live within the Bond of Slavery.”
In Latin: "Dico Tibi Verum, Libertas Optima Rerum: Nunquam Servili Sub Nexu Vivito, Fili" - As quoted in: "William Wallace, Guardian of Scotland" (1948) by Sir James Fergusson, p. 4
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWilliam Wallace
Died: 1305 (aged 35)
Bio: Sir William Wallace was a Scottish knight and landowner who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence.