Best Quotes by Hermann Hesse (Top 10)

  1. 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.
  2. Some of us think holding on makes us strong but sometimes it is letting go
  3. People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
  4. Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.
  8. 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.
  9. You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, 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 el
  10. The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire

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