The Last Samuari featuring Tom Cruise is a great movie that all teaches us the importance of discipline and legacy.
Below are some fascinating quotes from the movie. Enjoy.
Nathan Algren: What does it say?
Katsumoto: I belong to the warrior in whom the old ways have joined the new.
Katsumoto: When I took these, you were my enemy.
Emperor Meiji: Tell me how he died.
Nathan Algren: I will tell you how he lived.
There is some comfort in the emptiness of the sea, no past, no future.
Mr. Graham, tell this man to fire at me. Tell this man that if he does not shoot me I will kill him.
You want me to kill the enemies of Jappos, I’ll kill the enemies of Jappos. Rebs or Sioux or Cheyenne; for 500 bucks a month I’ll kill whoever you want. But keep one thing in mind: I’d happily kill you for free.
They are an intriguing people. From the moment they wake, they devote themselves to the perfection of whatever they pursue. I have never seen such discipline.
I dreamed of a unified Japan, of a country strong and independent and modern. And now we have railroads and cannon, Western clothing. But we cannot forget who we are, or where we come from. Ambassador Swanbeck, I have concluded that your treaty is NOT in the best interests of my people.
Sir, if I may…
So sorry, but you may not.
This is an outrage!
Zebulon Gant [to Japanese recruits]:
Alright, you little bastards! You will stand up straight or I will personally shit kick every Far Eastern buttock that appears before my eyes! [the recruits quickly come to attention]
Well done, Sergeant.
When you understand the language, sir, everything falls into place.