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    Hermann Hesse Quotes

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    Quotes by Hermann Hesse

    • Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.
    • 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.
    • Knowledge can be communicated, but wisdom cannot. A man can find it, he can live it, he can be filled and sustained by it, but he cannot utter or teach it.
    • People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
    • When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.
    • Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
    • He reflected deeply, until this feeling completely overwhelmed him and he reached a point where he recognized causes; for to recognize causes, it seemed to him, is to think, and through thought along feelings become knowledge and are not lost, but become real and being to mature.
      Siddhartha (1951), Chapter: Awakening
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