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#1. Remember this: one can be a strict logician or grammarian and at the same time full of imagination and music. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#2. Faith and doubt go hand in hand, they are complementaries. One who never doubts will never truly believe. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#3. To listen with a still heart, with a waiting, open soul, without passion, without desire, without judgement, without opinions. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#4. If I know what love is, it is because of you. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#5. When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#6. It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#7. It was lovely, and tempting, to exert power over men and to shine before others, but power also had its perditions and perils. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#8. It enraged and exhausted me to observe how the common daily life callously demanded its due and devoured the abundance of optimism I had brought with me. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#9. 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. - Author: Herman Hesse
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#10. Mozart is waiting for me. Pablo is waiting for me. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#11. But it seems that Abraxas has a much greater significance. We may look upon the name as that of a deity who had the symbolic task of combining the godlike and the devilish." The - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#12. You're free this evening, Barbele. You just don't want to come. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#13. The world, my friend Govinda, is not imperfect or confined at a point somewhere along a gradual pathway toward perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#14. Her chatter had set her free from a long week of loneliness, of doing what she was told and saying nothing. She was all cheered up. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#15. Now, he had to experience his self.. . . But never, he had really found
this self, because he had wanted to capture it in the net of thought. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#16. Madness, in a higher sense, is the beginning of all wisdom - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#17. Yes, so it was, everything came back, which had not been suffered and solved up to its end, the same pain was suffered over and over again. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#18. I play songs that have only the pattern of my self in them and you hum along suporting me. You are the companion to myself. The mirror with my mother'e eyes. - Author: Karen Hesse
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#19. The truth is lived, not taught. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#20. Above all Siddartha learned from the river how to listen, to listen with a still heart, with a waiting, open soul, without passion, without desire, without judgments, without opinions. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#21. Mathematics, as far as he was concerned, was a Sphinx charged with deceitful puzzles whose cold malicious gaze transfixed her victims, and he gave the monster a wide berth. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#22. So you can't dance? Not at all? Not even one step? How can you say that you've taken any trouble to live when you won't even dance? - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#23. How foolish it is to wear oneself out in vain longing for warmth! Solitude is independence. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#24. Remember, my dear Govinda, the world of appearances is transitory, the style of our clothes and hair is extremely transitory. Our hair and our bodies are themselves transitory. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#25. I was out of my bed in one second, trembling with excitement, and I dashed to the door and into the adjoining room, where I could watch the streets below from the windows. - Author: Herman Hesse
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#26. I live in my dreams - that's what you sense. Other people live in dreams, but not in their own. That's the difference. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#27. I had considered myself some kind of genius and had considerably underestimated the toils and difficulties encountered along the path to an art. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#28. Naturally I belonged to the bright and correct world, I was my parents' child; but wherever I turned my eyes and ears, the other world was there and I lived in it, too, even though it was often unfamiliar and uncanny to me, - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#29. I have known it for a long time but I have only just experienced it. Now I know it not only with my intellect, but with my eyes, with my heart, with my stomach. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#30. Maybe we can't barter our feelings away, trading good deeds for bad ones and expecting to become whole. - Author: Monica Hesse
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#31. Beginning to doubt the gods, there is only Atman ... and where is Atman found but in the self? But where is this self? - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#32. Each man's life represents a road toward himself, an attempt at such a road, the intimation of a path. No man has ever been entirely and completely himself. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#33. Our days are precious but we gladly see them going
If in their place we find a thing more precious growing:
A rare, exotic plant, our gardener's heart delighting;
A child whom we are teaching, a booklet we are writing. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#34. When we are stricken and cannot bear our lives any longer, then a tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still! Look at me! Life is not easy, life is not difficult. Those are childish thoughts ... Home is neither here nor there. Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#35. Both the thoughts and the senses were pretty things, the ultimate meaning was hidden behind both of them ... from both the secret voices of the innermost truth had to be attentively perceived. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#36. Science, to quote your own words, is nothing else than a 'strange hankering after differences'. Her essence could not be better defined. For men of science nothing is so important as the clear definition of differences. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#37. Knowledge can communicated but not wisdom. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#38. You must throw away everything you have and wash yourself clean of the past; otherwise you will never be able to face the world [happy and free]. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#39. Straight lines evidently belonged only to geometry, not to nature and life. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#40. A girl had bidden me eat and drink and sleep, and had shown me friendship and had laughed at me and had called me a silly little boy. And this wonderful friend had talked to me of the saints and shown me that even when I had outdone myself in absurdity I was not alone. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#41. Love must not entreat,' she added, 'or demand. Love must have the strength to become certain within itself. Then it ceases merely to be attracted and begins to attract. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#42. I think art is a total thing. A total person giving a contribution. It is an essence, a soul.. In my inner soul art and life are inseparable - Author: Eva Hesse
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#43. Everyone gives what he has. The soldier gives strength, the merchant goods, the teacher instruction, the farmer rice, the fisherman fish. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#44. Lucid and quiet his voice hovered above the listeners, like a light, like a starry sky. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#45. We might not belong to anyone else in this whole world. But us Faulstiches,we belong to each other. - Author: Karen Hesse
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#46. The town in which ... I had spent my youth ... had nothing to give me but memories. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#47. The river has taught me to listen; you will learn from it, too. The river knows everything; one can learn everything from it. You have already learned from the river that it is good to strive downwards, to sink, to seek the depths. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#48. But he has not killed himself, for a glimmer of belief still tells him that he is to drink this frightful suffering in his heart to the dregs, and that it is of this suffering he must die - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#49. Inasmuch as every man takes the sufferings that fall to his share as the greatest. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#50. Let us recall the well-known statement of a university professor in the Republic of the Massagetes: 'Not the faculty but His Excellency the General can properly determine the sum of two and two.' - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#51. I don't know what I am thinking. But I am alone. I am trapped in the net of the room. In the net of humans. I think maybe I am drowning in the net of humans. - Author: Karen Hesse
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#52. Therefore, it seems to me that everything that exists is good - death as well as life, sin as well as holiness, wisdom as well as folly. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#53. My heart will still ache sometimes. Maybe more often than not. I think it's possible to be healed without feeling whole. - Author: Monica Hesse
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#54. The purifications were nice, but they were just water, and didn't wash away sins; they didn't cure the mental thirst or allay his heart's anxiety. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#55. Meaning and reality were not hidden somewhere behind things, they were in them, in all of them. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#56. The world has become lovelier. I am alone, and I don't suffer from my loneliness. I don't want life to be anything other than what it is. I am ready to let myself be baked in the sun till I am done. I am eager to ripen. I am ready to die, ready to be born again. The world has become lovelier. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#57. Knulp was right in doing what his nature demanded and what few others could do, in speaking to strangers like a child and winning their hearts, in saying pleasant things to ladies of all ages, and making Sundays out of weekdays. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#58. Those who love nothing and hate nothing in the world, have no fetters. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#59. The way i see it, hard times aren't only about money, or drought, or dust. hard times are about losing spirit, and hope, and what happens when dreams dry up. - Author: Karen Hesse
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#60. Should we be mindful of dreams?" Joseph asked. "Can we interpret them?"
The Master looked into his eyes and said tersely: "We should be mindful of everything, for we can interpret everything. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#61. Someone who seeks nothing but his own fate no longer has any companions, he stands quite alone and has only cold, universal space around him. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#62. You can ride, you can travel with a friend of your own;
The final step you must take alone.
No wisdom is better than this when known:
That every hard thing is done alone. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#63. Possibly the apparent relapse they had suffered was not a fall and a cause for suffering, but a leap forward and a positive act. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#64. All interpretation, all psychology, all attempts to make things comprehensible, require the medium of theories, mythologies, and lies. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#65. The teachers apparently regarded a dead student very differently from a living one. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#66. Then Siddhartha began to understand that his son had not brought him happiness and peace, but suffering and worry. But he loved him, and he preferred the suffering and worries of love over happiness and joy without the boy. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#67. Quite a number of people are able to feel the beauty of the world profoundly and vastly, and to carry high, noble images in their souls, but they are unable to exteriorize these images, to create them for the enjoyment of others, to communicate them. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#68. To those who swear our young are on the road to perdition take comfort in this- every generation has felt somewhat the same for two or three thousand years and the still the world goes on. - Author: Karen Hesse
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#69. In each individual the spirit is made flesh, in each one the whole of creation suffers, in each one a Savior is crucified. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#70. Sentimentality is a basking in feelings that in reality you don't take seriously enough to make the slightest sacrifice to or ever translate into action. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#71. It was one of the ferryman's greatest virtues that, like few people, he knew how to listen. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#72. Each of us is merely one human being, merely an experiment, a way station. But each of us should be on the way toward perfection, should be striving to reach the center, not the periphery. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#73. One can acquire money, fame and distinction, but one cannot create happiness or unhappiness, not for oneself or for others. One can only accept what comes, although one can, to be sure, accept it in entirely different ways. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#74. The true profession of a man is to find his way to himself. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#75. My real self wanders elsewhere, far away, wanders on and on invisibly and has nothing to do with my life. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#76. Daddy named me Billie Jo. He wanted a boy. Instead, he got a long legged girl with a wide mouth with cheekbones like bicycle handles. He got a redheaded, freckle faced, narrow-hipped girl with a fondness for apples and hunger for playing fierce piano. - Author: Karen Hesse
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#77. Every healthy person must have a goal in life and that life must have content. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#78. Once you are able to make your request in such a way that you will be quite certain of its fulfillment, then the fulfillment will come. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#79. He has robbed me, yet he has given me something of greater value ... he has given to me myself. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#80. Abraxas was the god who was both god and devil. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#81. All life is a breath exhaled by God. All dying is a breath inhaled by God. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#82. ..the face struck me at that moment as neither masculine nor childlike, neither old nor young, but somehow a thousand years old, somehow timeless, bearing the scars of an entirely different history than we knew. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#83. My life and art have not been separated. They have been together. - Author: Eva Hesse
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#84. You have to try the impossible to achieve the possible - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#85. For you know that soft is stronger than hard, water stronger than rock, love stronger than force. Vesadeva to Siddartha - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#86. The feeling of this both being present and at the same time real, the feeling of eternity, completely filled every aspect of his being. Deeply he felt, more deeply than ever before, in this hour, the indestructibility of every life, the eternity of every moment. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#87. Man's life seems to me like a long, weary night that would be intolerable if there were not occasionally flashes of light, the sudden brightness of which is so comforting and wonderful, that the moments of their appearance cancel out and justify the years of darkness. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#88. While one is singing one does not think about whether of not the singing is useful. One simply sings. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#89. 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.
- Author: Hermann Hesse
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#90. A wild longing for strong emotions and sensations seethes in me, a rage against this toneless, flat, normal and sterile life. I have a mad impulse to smash something, a warehouse perhaps, or a cathedral, or myself, to committ outrages ... - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#91. . . . that tense expectation, that proud state of standing alone without
teachings and without teachers, that supple willingness to listen to the
divine voice in his own heart, had slowly become a memory. . . - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#92. I began to understand that suffering and disappointments and melancholy are there not to vex us or cheapen us or deprive us of our dignity but to mature and transfigure us. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#93. Fortunately, like most children, I had learned what is most valuable, most indispensable for life before school years began, taught by apple trees, by rain and sun, river and woods ... - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#94. The feeling swept over me that I was not born for a normal life at home among my people or in cities and houses - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#95. The bourgeois today burns as heretics and hangs as criminals those to whom he erects monuments tomorrow. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#96. Never is a man wholly a saint or a sinner. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#97. To identify the causes, so it seemed to him, is the very essence of thinking, and by this alone sensations turn into realizations and are not lost, but become entities and start to emit like rays of light what is inside of them. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#98. Sometimes hope can be poisonous. - Author: Monica Hesse
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#99. I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#100. Theory is knowledge that doesn't work. Practice is when everything works and you don't know why. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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