Hermann Hesse Quotes

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.

Hermann Hesse

All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.

Hermann Hesse

Solitude is independence.

Hermann Hesse

When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.

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

The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.

Hermann Hesse

Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.

Hermann Hesse

Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.

Hermann Hesse
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