Hermann Hesse Quotes

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

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

~ Hermann Hesse

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

~ Hermann Hesse

To die is to go into the Collective Unconscious, to lose oneself in order to be transformed into form, pure form.

~ Hermann Hesse

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

~ Hermann Hesse

Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.

~ Hermann Hesse

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

You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation...and that is called loving. Well, then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that hurts, nothing else.

~ Hermann Hesse

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.

~ Hermann Hesse

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.

~ Hermann Hesse

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