Herman Hesse

Herman Hesse – Writing is good, thinking is…


“Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.”
-Herman Hesse

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Herman Hesse – It was morning through the…


“It was morning through the high window I saw the pure, bright blue of the sky as it hovered cheerfully over the long roofs of the neighboring houses. It too seemed full of joy, as if it had special plans, and had put on its finest clothes for the occasion.”
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Herman Hesse – Until 1914 I loved to…


“Until 1914 I loved to travel I often went to Italy and once spent a few months in India. Since then I have almost entirely abandoned travelling, and I have not been outside of Switzerland for over ten years.”
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Herman Hesse – This happiness consisted of nothing…


“This happiness consisted of nothing else but the harmony of the few things around me with my own existence, a feeling of contentment and well-being that needed no changes and no intensification.”
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Herman Hesse – It was as if all…


“It was as if all of the happiness, all of the magic of this blissful hour had flowed together into these stirring, bittersweet tones and flowed away, becoming temporal and transitory once more.”
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Herman Hesse – Nevertheless, whether in occurrences lasting…


“Nevertheless, whether in occurrences lasting days, hours or mere minutes at a time, I have experienced happiness often, and have had brief encounters with it in my later years, even in old age.”
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Herman Hesse – When trying to remember my…


“When trying to remember my share in the glow of the eternal present, in the smile of God, I return to my childhood, too, for that is where the most significant discoveries turn up.”
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Herman Hesse – Wisdom is nothing but a…


“Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.”
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Herman Hesse – The marvel of the Bhagavad…


“The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life’s wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.”
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Herman Hesse – For me, however, that beloved…


“For me, however, that beloved, glowing little word happiness has become associated with everything I have felt since childhood upon hearing the sound of the word itself.”
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