Hermann Hesse

1877 - 1962

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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A Quote by 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 (1877 - 1962)

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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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