Hermann Hesse quotes

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To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning. It is a very serious task, young ...
You treat world history as a mathematician does mathematics, in which nothing but laws and formulas exist, no reality, no good and ...
One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.
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 et ...
In each individual the spirit is made flesh, in each one the whole of creation suffers, in each one a Savior is crucified.
I am fond of music I think because it is so amoral. Everything else is moral and I am after something that isn't. I have always fo ...
What I always hated and detested and cursed above all things was this contentment, this healthiness and comfort, this carefully pr ...
Every age, every culture, every custom and tradition has its own character, its own weakness and its own strength, its beauties an ...
History seems to us an arena of instincts and fashions, of appetite, avarice, and craving for power, of blood lust, violence, dest ...
What constitutes a real, live human being is more of a mystery than ever these days, and men--each one of whom is a valuable, uniq ...
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