Hermann Hesse

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Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse

Happiness is a how, not a what: a talent, not an objectMore Hermann Hesse [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Hermann Hesse [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.More Hermann Hesse [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You treat world history as a mathematician does mathematics, in which nothing but laws and formulas exist, no reality, no good and evil, no time, no yesterday, no tomorrow, nothing but an eternal, shallow, mathematical present.More Hermann Hesse [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In each individual the spirit is made flesh, in each one the whole of creation suffers, in each one a Savior is crucified.More Hermann Hesse [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money, the submissive man by subservience, the pleasure seeker by pleasure.More Hermann Hesse [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love is stronger than violence.More Hermann Hesse [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What I always hated and detested and cursed above all things was this contentment, this healthiness and comfort, this carefully preserved optimism of the middle classes, this fat and prosperous brood of mediocrity.More Hermann Hesse [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The truth has a million faces, but there is only one truth.More Hermann Hesse [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Knowledge can be communicated, but wisdom cannot. A man can find it, he can live it, he can be filled and sustained by it, but he cannot utter or teach it.More Hermann Hesse [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have known it for a long time but I have only just experienced it. Now I know it not only with my intellect, but with my eyes, with my heart, with my stomach.More Hermann Hesse [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As a body everyone is single, as a soul never.More Hermann Hesse [07/10/2011 02:07:31]
Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.More Hermann Hesse [07/10/2011 02:07:42]
If a man has nothing to eat, fasting is the most intelligent thing he can do.More Hermann Hesse [07/10/2011 02:07:19]
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.More Hermann Hesse [07/10/2011 02:07:42]
It is possible for one never to transgress a single law and still be a bastard.More Hermann Hesse [07/10/2011 02:07:50]
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.More Hermann Hesse [07/10/2011 02:07:58]
Only the ideas that we really live have any value.More Hermann Hesse [07/10/2011 02:07:22]
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.More Hermann Hesse [07/10/2011 02:07:38]
Solitude is independence.More Hermann Hesse [07/10/2011 02:07:54]
The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.More Hermann Hesse [07/10/2011 02:07:14]
There's no reality except the one contained within us. That's why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself.More Hermann Hesse [07/10/2011 02:07:47]
Those who cannot think or take responsibility for themselves need, and clamor for, a leader.More Hermann Hesse [07/10/2011 02:07:57]
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.More Hermann Hesse [07/10/2011 02:07:05]
What could I say to you that would be of value, except that perhaps you seek too much, that as a result of your seeking you cannot find.More Hermann Hesse [07/10/2011 02:07:34]

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