Hermann Hesse

1877 - 1962

A Quote by Hermann Hesse on eternity, evil, good, history, laws, mathematics, reality, present, time, and world

You treat world history as a mathematician does mathematics, in which nothing but laws and formulae exist, no reality, no good and evil, no time, no yesterday, no tomorrow, nothing but an eternal, shallow, mathematical present.

Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)

Source: The Glass Bead Game, 1943.

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A Quote by Hermann Hesse on stillness and time

Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.

Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)

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A Quote by Hermann Hesse on lies, study, and water

Toward seven o'clock every morning, I leave my study and step Out on the bright terrace; the sun already burns resplendent Between the shadows of the fig tree, makes the low wall of coarse Granite warm to the touch. Here my tools lie ready and waiting, Each one an intimate, an ally: the round basket for weeds: The zappetta, the small hoe with a short haft . . . There's a rake here as well, at at times a mattock and spade, Or two watering cans filled with water warmed by the sun. With my basket and small hoe in hand, facing the sun, I Go out for my morning walk.

Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)

Source: Hours in the Garden, An Idyll, 1952

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A Quote by Hermann Hesse on cleverness, clothes, contentment, good, intelligence, learning, life, people, and reality

There was once a man, Harry, called the Steppenwolf. He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal of all that people of a good intelligence can, and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life.

Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)

Source: Steppenwolf

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A Quote by Hermann Hesse on life, people, reality, and world

There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.

Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)

Source: Demain

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