Hazlitt, William - The Indian Jugglers
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Hazlitt – The Indian Jugglers
To display the greatest powers, unless they are applied to great purposes, makes nothing for the character of greatness. To throw a barleycorn through the eye of a needle, to multiply nine figures by nine in the memory, argues definite dexterity of body and capacity of mind, but nothing comes of either ….
A mathematician who solves a profound problem, a poet who creates an image of beauty in the mind that was not there before, imparts knowledge and power to others, in which his greatness and his fame consists, and in which it reposes ….
A great chess player is not a great man, for he leaves the world as he found it. No act terminating in itself constitutes greatness.