Tuesday, August 21, 2007

On Heroes.., By Thomas Carlyle

On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History”. Ini adalah buku yang menjadi pegangan salahsatu pemimpin terbesar yang pernah hidup di dunia, MAHATMA GANDHI. Buku ini sangat mempengaruhi jiwa dan perjuangan besarnya untuk India. Kutipan ini adalah tentang rahasia kekuatan besar pada tokoh-tokoh besar dunia..

“I say, this is yet the only true morality known. A man is right, and invincible, virtuous, and on the road towards sure conquest, precisely while he joins himself to the great deep Law of the World (God), in spite of all superficial laws, temporary appearances, profit-and-loss calculations; he is victorious while he co-operates with that great central Law, not victorious otherwise:

--and surely his first chance of co-operating with it, or getting into the course of it, is to know with his whole soul that it is; that it is good, and alone good! This is the soul of Islam; it is properly the soul of Christianity…Christianity also commands us, before all, to be resigned to God. We are to take no counsel with flesh and blood; give ear to no vain cavils, vain sorrows and wishes:

to know that we know nothing; that the worst and cruelest to our eyes is not what it seems; that we have to receive whatsoever befalls us as sent from God above, and say, It is good and wise, God is great! ‘Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.’ Islam means in its way Denial of Self, Annihilation of Self. This is yet, the highest Wisdom that Heaven has revealed to our Earth.”

“On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History”,
Thomas Carlyle, 1841. Lecture II, “The Hero as Prophet”.

Ini adalah buku tentang perjalanan heroik orang-orang besar yang merubah dunia. Dari Nabi Muhammad, Martin Luther, sampai Napoleon, bahkan Shakespeare dan Rousseau. Dapatkan kopi buku dahsyat ini gratis di Project Gutenberg.

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