Quotes by Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse

German-born Swiss novelist and poet

Alive from: 1877-1962

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

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    Knowledge can be communicated, but wisdom cannot. A man can find it, he can live it, he can be filled and sustained by it, but he cannot utter or teach it.
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    Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud.
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    Happiness is a how, not a what: a talent, not an object
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    I am fond of music I think because it is so amoral. Everything else is moral and I am after something that isn't. I have always found moralizing intolerable.
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    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.
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    I have known it for a long time but I have only just experienced it. Now I know it not only with my intellect, but with my eyes, with my heart, with my stomach.
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    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.
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    In each individual the spirit is made flesh, in each one the whole of creation suffers, in each one a Savior is crucified.
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    Love is stronger than violence.
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    Meaning and reality were not hidden somewhere behind things, they were in them, in all of them.
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    One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.
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    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.
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    The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money, the submissive man by subservience, the pleasure seeker by pleasure.
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    The truth has a million faces, but there is only one truth.
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    The truth is lived, not taught.
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