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Col. William Barrett Travis: This is not about land or money...but the one thing that no man should never be able to take from another man: the freedom to make his own choices about his life, where he'll live, how he'll live, how he'll raise his family.

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Col. William Barrett Travis: What are you fighting for?

Jim Bowie: More like the old life, I guess...like it used to be. Like it is in America where the people own the government. You see, Santa Anna, he thinks he owns the people. Now I don't like being owned. I'm kind of particular about that kind of thing.

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Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: We will go home with honor or we will not go home. Understood?

[When Black does not respond, Santa Ana snarls angrily]

Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: UNDERSTOOD?

Col. Black: Yes, excellency.

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Jim Bowie: This is for Texas, boys. This is for Texas and Freedom!

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Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: History teaches us, gentlemen, that great generals remain generals by never underestimating their opposition.

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Col. William Barrett Travis: Are you a commander or a scout?

Jim Bowie: [Clearly annoyed at Travis] You know something, Colonel, you're gettin' to be a burr under my saddle.

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Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: Send her to the North with the others. I do not make war on women... and children.

Mrs. Susannah Dickinson: [Contemptuously] Just the freedom of your people!

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Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: I like you English... your thoroughness... your worldliness...

Col. Black: [Interrupting] On behalf of my countrymen...

Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna: [He pointedly holds up an imperious finger to silence him] ... but I do not like your fine manners. Manners win women, not wars. Perhaps if you English had realized that, the Americans would not be a country to plague me now. Yes?

[Black remains silent]

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Col. William Barrett Travis: What if we fail?

Pvt. Danny Cloud: Well, death in the cause of liberty does not make me shudder, Colonel.

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Jim Bowie: [Admiringly] Travis, you're not a tin soldier.

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