Hermann Hesse

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Quotation

If I know what love is, it is because of you.
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

Some of us think holding on makes us strong;
but sometimes it is letting go.
– Hermann Hesse

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

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

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

Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
– Hermann Hesse

You are only afraid if you are not in harmony with yourself.
People are afraid because they have never owned up to themselves.
– Hermann Hesse

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.
– Hermann Hesse

What could I say to you that would be of value,
except that perhaps you seek too much,
that as a result of your seeking you cannot find.
– Hermann Hesse

The call of death is a call of love.
Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative,
if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.
– Hermann Hesse