Gen. Gneisenau: The best devence of a fortress is the attack.
Lt. Schill: It is a good feeling for a soldier if he knows that a girl is crying for him.
Gen. Gneisenau: That time in Kolberg I witnessed the hour of birth of the German freedom. When Princes and Kings left their folk.
Frédéric-Guillaume III: Gneisenau, you don't has a good opinion of princes and Kings, right? You don't have a good opinion about me too? Honestly, Gneisenau?
Gen. Gneisenau: Wrong, your majesty. Otherwise I wouldn't stand in front your majesty. But a king has to lead his folk. This is his natural and godgiven task. And if he can't do it, he has to resign.
Stadtkommandant Loucadou: Capitulation is better than Suicide.
Stadtkommandant Loucadou: Leading wars is handwork that needs to be learned.
Lt. Schill: Learned? Yes. But Handwork, Colonel? No, it's not handwork. It's a matter of the heart and the Kolbergers have a heart. They love their city and their home and their sea and their hedge. And therefore they will defend the city better than the commanders of the citadel will do.