On a visit to the Beethoven museum in Bonn

Share This Post


On a visit to the Beethoven museum in Bonn, a young American student became fascinated by the piano on which Beethoven had composed some of his greatest works.

She asked the museum guard if she could play a few bars on it; she accompanied the request with a lavish tip, and the guard agreed.

The girl went to the piano and tinkled out the opening of the Moonlight Sonata.

As she was leaving she said to the guard, “I suppose all the great pianist who come here want to play on that piano.”

The guard shook his head. “Padarewski [the famed Polish pianist] was here a few years ago and he said he wasn’t worthy to touch it.”

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real

It was John Riskin who said, “I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility. I do not mean by humility, doubt of his own power, or hesitation in speaking his opinion. But really great men have a feeling that the greatness is not in them but through them.

True humility does not mean you think less of yourself, it means you think of yourself less.

This too shall pass,

Be Humble always and stay blessed forever.