Hermann Hesse

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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.

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Hermann Hesse Quotes

Hermann Hesse #Alone

Photo of Hermann Hesse As a body everyone is single, as a soul never.
Hermann Hesse #Happiness #Smile

Photo of 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 #Courage

Photo of Hermann Hesse People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Hermann Hesse #History

Photo of Hermann Hesse Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
Hermann Hesse #Knowledge #Learning

Photo of 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 #Home #Time

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

Photo of 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 #Happiness

Photo of Hermann Hesse Happiness is a how not a what. A talent, not an object.
Hermann Hesse #Knowledge #Wisdom

Photo of 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 #Nature

Photo of 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 #Relationship

Photo of 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 #Strength

Photo of Hermann Hesse Some of us think holding on makes us strong but sometimes it is letting go.
Hermann Hesse #Truth

Photo of Hermann Hesse The truth is lived, not taught.
Hermann Hesse #Death

Photo of 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 #Faith #History

Photo of Hermann Hesse To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.