Hermann Hesse Quotes

27 Hermann Hesse quotes:

"Love is stronger than violence."
"Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke."
Author: Hesse Quotes Category: Eternity Quotes German Novelist Quotes
"To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning. It is a very serious task, young man, and possibly a tragic one."
Author: Hesse Quotes Category: Chaos Quotes
"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."
Author: Hesse Quotes Category: Belief Quotes German Novelist Quotes
"Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity."
Author: Hesse Quotes Category: Books And Reading Quotes German Novelist Quotes
"As a body everyone is single, as a soul never."
Author: Hesse Quotes Category: Body Quotes German Novelist Quotes
"The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire"
Author: Hesse Quotes Category: Comfort Quotes
"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."
Author: Hesse Quotes Category: Comfort Quotes Middle Class Quotes
"All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened."
"People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest."
Author: Hesse Quotes Category: Character Quotes German Novelist Quotes
"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."
Author: Hesse Quotes Category: Life Quotes German Novelist Quotes
"One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time."
Author: Hesse Quotes Category: Home Quotes German Novelist Quotes
"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."
Author: Hesse Quotes Category: Honor Quotes German Novelist Quotes
"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."
Author: Hesse Quotes Category: Value Quotes German Novelist Quotes
"Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish."
Author: Hesse Quotes Category: Words Quotes German Novelist Quotes
"The truth is lived, not taught."
Author: Hesse Quotes Category: Truth Quotes German Novelist Quotes
"Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object."
Author: Hesse Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes German Novelist Quotes
"Those who cannot think or take responsibility for themselves need, and clamor for, a leader."
Author: Hesse Quotes Category: Responsibility Quotes German Novelist Quotes
"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."
Author: Hesse Quotes Category: Learning Quotes German Novelist Quotes
"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."

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