Facts about Hermann Hesse

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Hermann Hesse was a famous Novelist from Germany, who lived between July 2, 1877 and August 9, 1962.

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He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 31 quotes who is written / told by Hermann.

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Famous quotes by Hermann Hesse (31)


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"There's no reality except the one contained within us. That's why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself"
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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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"Solitude is independence"
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"Perhaps people like us cannot love. Ordinary people can - that is their secret"
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"Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin"
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"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"
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"Those who cannot think or take responsibility for themselves need, and clamor for, a leader"
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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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"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"
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"As a body everyone is single, as a soul never"
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"Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go"
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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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"If a man has nothing to eat, fasting is the most intelligent thing he can do"
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"Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object"
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"What could I say to you that would be of value, except that perhaps you seek too much, that as a result of your seeking you cannot find"
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"The truth is lived, not taught"
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"People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest"
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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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"Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud"
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"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"
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"When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Only the ideas that we really live have any value"
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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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"Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke"
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"To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning"
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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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"It is possible for one never to transgress a single law and still be a bastard"
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"The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire"
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"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"


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