15 Inspirational Quotes by Hermann Hesse

01. Everyone can perform MAGIC, everyone can reach his goals, if he is able to think, if he is able to wait, if he is able to fast.

02. A true SEEKER could not accept any teachings, not if he sincerely wished to find something.

Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.

03. WISDOM is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish… Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom.

04. I am a SINNER and you are a sinner, but someday the sinner will be Brahma again, will someday attain Nirvana, will someday become a Buddha.

05. During deep MEDITATION it is possible to dispel time, to see simultaneously all the past, present, and future, and then everything is good, everything is perfect.

06. WORDS do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish.

07. As a body everyone is single, as a SOUL never.

08. ETERNITY is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.

When artists create pictures and thinkers search for laws and formulate thoughts, it is in order to salvage something from the great dance of death, to make something that lasts longer than we do.

09. Love of one’s neighbor is not possible without love of one’s self, and that SELF-HATE is really the same thing as sheer egoism and in the long run breeds the same cruel isolation and despair.

10. 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: each the other’s opposite and complement.

11. If I know what LOVE is, it is because of you.

12. Some of us think holding on makes us STRONG; but sometimes it is letting go.

Solitude is independence.

13. 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.

14. PEOPLE with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

15. MEANING and reality were not hidden somewhere behind things, they were in them, in all of them.