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Hermann Hesse – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Hermann Hesse

 

As a body everyone is single, as a soul never.

– Hermann Hesse


People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

– Hermann Hesse


The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.

– Hermann Hesse


To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.

– Hermann Hesse


I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.

– Hermann Hesse


Happiness is a how not a what. A talent, not an object.

– Hermann Hesse


To be able to throw one’s self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman’s smile – that is happiness.

– Hermann Hesse


Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.

– Hermann Hesse


One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.

– Hermann Hesse


Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.

– Hermann Hesse


There is, so I believe, in the essence of everything, something that we cannot call learning. There is, my friend, only a knowledge – that is everywhere.

– Hermann Hesse


What constitutes a real, live human being is more of a mystery than ever these days, and men each one of whom is a valuable, unique experiment on the part of nature are shot down wholesale.

– Hermann Hesse


It is not our purpose to become each other it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.

– Hermann Hesse


Some of us think holding on makes us strong but sometimes it is letting go.

– Hermann Hesse


The truth is lived, not taught.

– Hermann Hesse


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