Monday, August 03, 2009

When people speak of great men

"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."

- from the movie Amazing Grace

4 comments:

bodda said...

yo man! wats up? hwz d summer?

Kazi Rubaiat Imam said...

wow.. that really didn't sound like the "bodda" i knew! LOL

Little dog, great quote!

Weatherman said...

hi bodda! sorry for the delayed response. been a little out of touch lately. The summer was a welcome change after the dreadful nordic winter. How r things at your end_

Tanm, our Mujtoba Ali said something very simillar in one of his books. This one reminded me of that.

goatman said...

Same same with heroes.
Mine seem to be those who resisted killing and war and not those ruined and maimed by the battles. My heroes are those who choose the other path, the one that few take and many despise.

Just a thought