Hermann Hesse Quotes

- Notable Hermann Hesse Quotes Index -

Born: July 2, 1877, Calw, Germany
Birth Country: Germany
Died: Montagnola, Switzerland, August 9, 1962
Occupation: Author

As a body everyone is single, as a soul never.
- Hermann Hesse

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

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

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

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

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

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

The truth is lived, not taught.
- 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

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

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

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

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