Hermann Karl Hesse (German: [ˈhɛɐ̯man ˈhɛsə]; 2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Hermann Hesse Quotes
Hermann Hesse #Alone
As a body everyone is single, as a soul never.
Hermann Hesse #Happiness #Smile
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 #Courage
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse #History
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
Hermann Hesse #Knowledge #Learning
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 #Home #Time
One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.
Hermann Hesse #Good
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 #Happiness
Happiness is a how not a what. A talent, not an object.
Hermann Hesse #Knowledge #Wisdom
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 #Nature
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 #Relationship
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 #Strength
Some of us think holding on makes us strong but sometimes it is letting go.
Hermann Hesse #Truth
The truth is lived, not taught.
Hermann Hesse #Death
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 #Faith #History
To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.