40+ Commodus Quotes From Gladiator That Will Make You Get Out OF Your Comfort Zone

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Commodus quotes that will make you get out of your comfort zone. There are so many Commodus quotes that can help you when you are tired of being in the same old rut, and all you need is a little push, a little inspiration, a smile on the face, change of mood, bring you out of the banality of life, make you laugh a little, or may even make you cry a bit, and these Commodus quotes exists just do that.

General Maximus who is the weary of battle, and he wants to retire at the Spanish farm estate at the Emperor’s behest, but then the Emperor says that Commodus is not fit to rule and he then appoints him as a regent for helping save Rome from corruption. When Marcus Aurelius then tells Commodus about the decision, he felt unloved and also ignored by his father and he also gtes into a rage.

After Commodus mourns his father’s death, the Emperor then asks Maximus for his loyalty, and the general suspects a foul play and also refuses. Commodus then has Maximus arrested and also orders him to be executed by dawn. Maximus then manages to escape.

We have dug up these Commodus quotes from the depths of the internet and brought together best of these sayings in a single article. This post is probably the biggest database of Commodus Sayings in a single place. These famous Commodus quotes have the power to change your life by giving a novel outlook about the way you observe different aspects of your life. Hence, these popular Commodus quotes should be read with caution and proper understanding of the context. Here are tons of Commodus quotes that will open a treasure chest of Wisdom and experiences:

“Have I missed it? Have I missed the battle?”

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“All I’ve ever wanted was to live up to you, Caesar. Father.”

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“No, but if you interrupt me again, I assure you that you will.”

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“Which wiser, older man is to take my place?”

Commodus quotes “I wonder, did your friend smile at his own death?”

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“Rise. Rise.”

“Your fame is well deserved, Spaniard. I don’t think there’s ever been a gladiator to match you. As for this young man, he insists you are Hector reborn. Or was it Hercules? Why doesn’t the hero reveal himself and tell us all your real name? You do have a name.”

“How dare you show your back to me! Slave, you will remove your helmet and tell me your name.”

“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. 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?”

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“You loved my father, I know. But so did I. That makes us brothers, doesn’t it? Smile for me now, brother.”

“Yes, father.”


“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. Ambition. That can be a virtue when it drives us to excel. Resourcefulness, courage, perhaps not on the battlefield, but… there are many forms of courage. Devotion, to my family and to you. But none of my virtues were on your list. Even then it was as if you didn’t want me for your son.”

“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?”

“[Commodus hugs Marcus and cries] Father. I would have butcher the whole world… if you would only love me!”

“Father, congratulations. I shall sacrifice a hundred bulls to honor your triumph.”

“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. 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. 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.” And the emperor was heartbroken. The little bee had wounded him more deeply than anyone else could ever have done. And what do you think happened then, Lucius?”

“The little bee told him everything.”

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“[to Falco] Lucius will stay with me now. And if his mother so much as looks at me in a manner that displeases me, he will die. If she decides to be noble and takes her own life, he will die.”

“And as for you, you will love me as I loved you. You will provide me with an heir of pure blood, so that Commodus and his progeny will rule for a thousand years. Am I not merciful?”


“What am I going to do with you? You simply won’t… die. Are we so different, you and I? You take life when you have to… as I do.”

“Then take it now.”

“They tell me your son…”

“…squealed like a girl when they nailed him to the cross. And your wife… moaned like a whore when they ravaged her again and again… and again.”

“He sleeps so well because he is loved.”

“I think I understand my own people.”

“I call it love, Gracchus. The people are my children, I am their father. I shall hold them to my bosom and embrace them tightly…”

“Quintus, sword!”

“Give me your sword!”

“[to his guards] Sword, give me a sword!”

“And now they love Maximus for his mercy. So I can’t just kill him, or it makes me even more unmerciful! The whole thing’s like some crazed nightmare.”

“No. I will not make a martyr of him.”

“So, we will lie still, and let our enemies come to us and nibble. Have every senator followed.”

“It vexes me. I’m terribly vexed.”

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“Your Emperor asks for your loyalty, Maximus. Take my hand, I only offer it once.”

“It’s a dream, a frightful dream… life is…”

“I doubt if any of the people eat so well as you, Gracchus. Or have such splendid mistresses, Gaius.”


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