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Hermann Hesse quotes: This is what makes them so dear and worthy of veneration for me: they are like me. Therefore, I can love them. This is what makes them so dear and worthy of veneration for me: they are like me. Therefore, I can love them.
Hermann Hesse quotes: How exhausting all this was. In fact, if only people knew how madly tiresome it is to be a criminal ... ! How exhausting all this was. In fact, if only people knew how madly tiresome it is to be a criminal ... !
Hermann Hesse quotes: But it's a poor fellow who can't take his pleasure without asking other people's permission. But it's a poor fellow who can't take his pleasure without asking other people's permission.
Hermann Hesse quotes: To him, art and craftmanship were usless unless they burned like the sun and had power of storms. To him, art and craftmanship were usless unless they burned like the sun and had power of storms.
Hermann Hesse quotes: A father can pass on his nose and eyes and even his intelligence to his child, but not his soul. In every human being the soul is new A father can pass on his nose and eyes and even his intelligence to his child, but not his soul. In every human being the soul is new
Hermann Hesse quotes: Here it is Saturday. You wouldn't know how good it feels after a hard week.""Oh, I can imagine," said Knulp with a smile. Here it is Saturday. You wouldn't know how good it feels after a hard week."
"Oh, I can imagine," said Knulp with a smile.
Hermann Hesse quotes: We marked men were not at all worried about the shape the future would take. We marked men were not at all worried about the shape the future would take.
Hermann Hesse quotes: Her chatter had set her free from a long week of loneliness, of doing what she was told and saying nothing. She was all cheered up. Her chatter had set her free from a long week of loneliness, of doing what she was told and saying nothing. She was all cheered up.
Hermann Hesse quotes: Painting is marvelous; it makes you happier and more patient. Afterwards you do not have black fingers as with writing, but blue and red ones. Painting is marvelous; it makes you happier and more patient. Afterwards you do not have black fingers as with writing, but blue and red ones.
Hermann Hesse quotes: Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest. Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest.
Hermann Hesse quotes: The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money, the submissive man by subservience, the pleasure seeker by pleasure. The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money, the submissive man by subservience, the pleasure seeker by pleasure.
Hermann Hesse quotes: When we hate a man, we hate in him something which resides in us ourselves. What is not in us does not move us." Never When we hate a man, we hate in him something which resides in us ourselves. What is not in us does not move us." Never
Hermann Hesse quotes: A person can neither think what he wants to nor can I make him think what I want to. A person can neither think what he wants to nor can I make him think what I want to.
Hermann Hesse quotes: I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me. I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me.
Hermann Hesse quotes: It was fortunate that love did not need words; or else it would be full of misunderstanding and foolishness. It was fortunate that love did not need words; or else it would be full of misunderstanding and foolishness.
Hermann Hesse quotes: You're free this evening, Barbele. You just don't want to come. You're free this evening, Barbele. You just don't want to come.
Hermann Hesse quotes: Yes, I am going into the woods; I am going into the unity of all things. Yes, I am going into the woods; I am going into the unity of all things.
Hermann Hesse quotes: Therefore, it seems to me that everything that exists is good - death as well as life, sin as well as holiness, wisdom as well as folly. Therefore, it seems to me that everything that exists is good - death as well as life, sin as well as holiness, wisdom as well as folly.
Hermann Hesse quotes: Never again!" commanded his will. "Again! Tomorrow!" begged his heart. Never again!" commanded his will.
"Again! Tomorrow!" begged his heart.
Hermann Hesse quotes: But I am so voluntarily, and therefore I am not destitute. But I am so voluntarily, and therefore I am not destitute.
Hermann Hesse quotes: When we hate a person, what we hate in his image is something inside ourselves. Whatever isn't inside us can't excite us. When we hate a person, what we hate in his image is something inside ourselves. Whatever isn't inside us can't excite us.
Hermann Hesse quotes: Only the weak are put on paths without peril. Only the weak are put on paths without peril.
Hermann Hesse quotes: Were not the gods forms created like me and you, mortal, transient? Were not the gods forms created like me and you, mortal, transient?
Hermann Hesse quotes: Suffering was life, full of suffering was the world. Suffering was life, full of suffering was the world.
Hermann Hesse quotes: He let himself be led into the night, into the forest, into the blind secret wordless, thoughtless country. He let himself be led into the night, into the forest, into the blind secret wordless, thoughtless country.
Hermann Hesse quotes: Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better. Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.
Hermann Hesse quotes: In each individual the spirit is made flesh, in each one the whole of creation suffers, in each one a Savior is crucified. In each individual the spirit is made flesh, in each one the whole of creation suffers, in each one a Savior is crucified.
Hermann Hesse quotes: The world, as it is now, wants to die, wants to perish - and it will. The world, as it is now, wants to die, wants to perish - and it will.
Hermann Hesse quotes: When two cultures collide is the only time when true suffering exists When two cultures collide is the only time when true suffering exists
Hermann Hesse quotes: Was it not a comedy, a strange and stupid matter, this repetition, this running around in a fateful circle? Was it not a comedy, a strange and stupid matter, this repetition, this running around in a fateful circle?
Hermann Hesse quotes: The opposite of every truth is just as true. The opposite of every truth is just as true.
Hermann Hesse quotes: T is useless for you to build walls and dormitories and chapels and churches. Death looks through the window and laughs.. T is useless for you to build walls and dormitories and chapels and churches. Death looks through the window and laughs..
Hermann Hesse quotes: He has robbed me, yet he has given me something of greater value ... he has given to me myself. He has robbed me, yet he has given me something of greater value ... he has given to me myself.
Hermann Hesse quotes: I hope that you two young scholars may never lack superiors who are less intelligent than you; it is the best cure for pride. I hope that you two young scholars may never lack superiors who are less intelligent than you; it is the best cure for pride.
Hermann Hesse quotes: Every path leads homeward, every step is birth, every step is death, every grave is mother. Every path leads homeward, every step is birth, every step is death, every grave is mother.
Hermann Hesse quotes: Possibly the apparent relapse they had suffered was not a fall and a cause for suffering, but a leap forward and a positive act. Possibly the apparent relapse they had suffered was not a fall and a cause for suffering, but a leap forward and a positive act.
Hermann Hesse quotes: Too much thinking was still not good for me. Too much thinking was still not good for me.
Hermann Hesse quotes: Without a mother you cannot die. Without a mother you cannot die.
Hermann Hesse quotes: Remember this: one can be a strict logician or grammarian and at the same time full of imagination and music. Remember this: one can be a strict logician or grammarian and at the same time full of imagination and music.
Hermann Hesse quotes: Novalis and Dostoyevsky, awaited me just as do the mother, or the wife, the children, maids, dogs and cats in the case of more sensible people. Novalis and Dostoyevsky, awaited me just as do the mother, or the wife, the children, maids, dogs and cats in the case of more sensible people.
Hermann Hesse quotes: One must find the source within one's own Self, one must possess it. Everything else was seeking a detour, an error. One must find the source within one's own Self, one must possess it. Everything else was seeking
a detour, an error.
Hermann Hesse quotes: The wheel of physical manifestations is turning quickly, Govinda. The wheel of physical manifestations is turning quickly, Govinda.
Hermann Hesse quotes: If a person were to concentrate all his will power on a certain end, then he would achieve it. That's all. If a person were to concentrate all his will power on a certain end, then he would achieve it. That's all.
Hermann Hesse quotes: Happiness is love, nothing else. Happiness is love, nothing else.
Hermann Hesse quotes: If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us. If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
Hermann Hesse quotes: Your tranquil yes to the changing over into the formless void of the unlimited. Your tranquil yes to the changing over into the formless void of the unlimited.
Hermann Hesse quotes: I realize today that nothing in the world is more distasteful to a man than to take the path that leads to himself. I realize today that nothing in the world is more distasteful to a man than to take the path that leads to himself.
Hermann Hesse quotes: The teachers apparently regarded a dead student very differently from a living one. The teachers apparently regarded a dead student very differently from a living one.
Hermann Hesse quotes: And the vessel was not full, his intellect was not satisfied, his soul was not at peace, his heart was not still. And the vessel was not full, his intellect was not satisfied, his soul was not at peace, his heart was not still.
Hermann Hesse quotes: What for me is bliss and life and ecstasy and exaltation, the world in general seeks at most in imagination; in life it finds it absurd. What for me is bliss and life and ecstasy and exaltation, the world in general seeks at most in imagination; in life it finds it absurd.
Hermann Hesse quotes: Siddhartha stopped fighting his fate this very hour, and he stopped suffering. Siddhartha stopped fighting his fate this very hour, and he stopped suffering.
Hermann Hesse quotes: I felt and saw the night outside deep within me. Wind and wetness, autumn, bitter smell of foliage, scattered leaves of the elm tree. I felt and saw the night outside deep within me. Wind and wetness, autumn, bitter smell of foliage, scattered leaves of the elm tree.
Hermann Hesse quotes: We create gods and struggle with them, and they bless us. We create gods and struggle with them, and they bless us.
Hermann Hesse quotes: A mere nothing suffices - and the lightning strikes. A mere nothing suffices - and the lightning strikes.
Hermann Hesse quotes: Her little treasure of experiences opened up, and it was larger than she herself would have supposed. Her little treasure of experiences opened up, and it was larger than she herself would have supposed.
Hermann Hesse quotes: The feeling swept over me that I was not born for a normal life at home among my people or in cities and houses The feeling swept over me that I was not born for a normal life at home among my people or in cities and houses
Hermann Hesse quotes: Inasmuch as every man takes the sufferings that fall to his share as the greatest. Inasmuch as every man takes the sufferings that fall to his share as the greatest.