Hermann Hesse Quotes.
To achieve the possible, we must attempt the impossible again and again.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world’s phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.
Until 1914 I loved to travel; I often went to Italy and once spent a few months in India. Since then I have almost entirely abandoned travelling, and I have not been outside of Switzerland for over ten years.
The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life’s wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.
Among the letters my readers write me, there is a certain category which is continuously growing, and which I see as a symptom of the increasing intellectualization of the relationship between readers and literature.
God does not send us despair in order to kill us; he sends it in order to awaken us to new life.
Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.
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.
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.
Perhaps people like us cannot love. Ordinary people can – that is their secret.
It is not Kafka’s fault that his wonderful writings have lately turned into a fad, and are read by people who have neither the ability nor the desire to absorb literature.
If a man has nothing to eat, fasting is the most intelligent thing he can do.
I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me.
But your questions, which are unanswerable without exception, all spring from the same erroneous thinking.
As a body everyone is single, as a soul never.
To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.