Sunday, July 13, 2014
Goodness Of Heart
(...) I do not give the name hero to those who have triumphed by infinite thought or
by sheer physical strength but only to those made great by goodness of heart.
Beethoven wrote: "I recognise no sign of superiority in mankind other than goodness."
Where the character is not great, there is no great man,
there is not even a great artist, nor a great man of action;
there are only idols unearthed for the cheap and
short-lived applause of the multitude;
time will efface them altogether.
Outward success matters little.
The only thing is to be great, not to appear so.