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As without, so within. Love will be my eternal mantra; my constant hymn.
As the universe, so the soul. My heartbeat will match the beat of the universe; this being my lifetime goal.
May my body become the true embodiment of my soul. This is my affirmation; this will be my greatest manifestation.”
Gladys Johnson, Driving Student: You are wise. But there's a sadness to your wisdom.”
Roy Hobbs: How... what do you mean?
Iris Gaines: The life we learn with and the life we live with after that.”
Commodus: Yes, father.
Marcus Aurelius: You will not be emperor.
Commodus: Which wiser, older man is to take my place?
Marcus Aurelius: My powers will pass to Maximus, to hold in trust until the Senate is ready to rule once more. Rome is to be a republic again.
Marcus Aurelius: Yes. [Marcus moves his hand to touch Commodus’ face and Commodus turns away] My decision disappoints you?
Commodus: 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, 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.
Marcus Aurelius: Oh, Commodus. You go too far.”
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