When Amazing Grace first came out I talked about it several times on here and did a review of it. Its is my #2 inspirational movie after Braveheart.
In light of Tuesday's election, I needed some inspiration and decided to re-watch it. It has so many wonderful quotes that I wanted to share some of them. If you haven't seen this movie, its a must see. Its the true story of one man who never gave up fighting against an injustice, no matter how many times he was defeated. And of course, he was eventually victorious!
Amazing Grace Quotes:
Barbara Wilberforce: You still have passion! That matters more!
John Newton: Although my memory's fading, I remember two things very clearly. I'm a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.
William Wilberforce: No matter how loud you shout, you will not drown out the voice of the people!
William Wilberforce: I want you to remember that smell... remember the Madagascar... remember, God made men equal.
Pitt the Younger: As your Prime Minister, I urge you caution
William Wilberforce: And as my friend?
Pitt the Younger: To hell with caution.
William Wilberforce: No one of our age has ever taken power.
Pitt the Younger: Which is why we're too young to realize certain things are impossible. Which is why we will do them anyway.
Richard the Butler: He's an optimist. Bloody incurable.
Pitt the Younger: Do you intend to use your beautiful voice to praise the Lord... or change the world?
John Newton: [reciting his song] "I once was blind but now I see". Didn't I write that?
William Wilberforce: Yes, you did.
John Newton: Now at last it's true.
"So enormous, so dreadful, so irremediable did the [slave] trade's wickedness appear that my own mind was completely made up for abolition. Let the consequences be what they would: I from this time determined that I would never rest until I had effected its abolition."--William Wilberforce
Lord Charles Fox: When people speak of great men, they think of men like Napoleon - men of violence. Rarely do they think of peaceful men. But contrast the reception they will receive when they return home from their battles. Napoleon will arrive in pomp and in power, a man who's achieved the very summit of earthly ambition. And yet his dreams will be haunted by the oppressions of war. William Wilberforce, however, will return to his family, lay his head on his pillow and remember: the slave trade is no more.
[Wilberforce receives a standing ovation from the entire House and the Gallery]
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