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Herman Hesse Quotes and Sayings
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In Germany I have been acknowledged again since the fall of Hitler,
but my works, partly suppressed by the Nazis and partly destroyed by the war;
have not yet been republished there.
- Herman Hesse

The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection.
No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it.
- Herman Hesse

Love of God is not always the same as love of good.
- Herman Hesse

But your questions, which are unanswerable without exception,
all spring from the same erroneous thinking.
- Herman Hesse

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It is not Kafka's fault that his wonderful writings
have lately turned into a fad,
and are read by people who have neither the ability
nor the desire to absorb literature.
- Herman Hesse

For me, however, that beloved, glowing little word
happiness has become associated with everything I have
felt since childhood upon hearing the sound of the word itself.
- Herman Hesse

Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul,
a capacity, a secret art of thinking,
feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.
- Herman Hesse


 

If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity,
between suffering and bliss, between good and evil,
is also an illusion.
- Herman Hesse

I was out of my bed in one second, trembling with excitement,
and I dashed to the door and into the adjoining room,
where I could watch the streets below from the windows.
- Herman Hesse

Seeking means: to have a goal; but finding means:
to be free,
to be receptive, to have no goal.
- Herman Hesse

When trying to remember my share in the glow of the eternal present,
in the smile of God, I return to my childhood,
too, for that is where the most significant discoveries turn up.
- Herman Hesse

The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful
revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy
to blossom into religion.
- Herman Hesse

Writing is good, thinking is better.
Cleverness is good, patience is better.
- Herman Hesse

Until 1914 I loved to travel; I often went to Italy
and once spent a few months in India.
Since then I have almost entirely abandoned travelling,
and I have not been outside of Switzerland for over ten years.
- Herman Hesse

Nevertheless, whether in occurrences lasting days,
hours or mere minutes at a time, I have experienced happiness often,
and have had brief encounters with it in my later years,
even in old age.
- Herman Hesse

It was morning; through the high window I saw the pure,
bright blue of the sky as it hovered cheerfully over
the long roofs of the neighboring houses.
It too seemed full of joy, as if it had special plans,
and had put on its finest clothes for the occasion.
- Herman Hesse

It was as if all of the happiness, all of the magic
of this blissful hour had flowed together into these stirring,
bittersweet tones and flowed away, becoming temporal
and transitory once more.
- Herman Hesse

It was still quiet in the house, and not a sound was heard from outside,
either.
Were it not for this silence, my reverie would probably
have been disrupted by reminders of daily duties,
of getting up and going to school.
- Herman Hesse

Among the letters my readers write me,
there is a certain category which is continuously growing,
and which I see as a symptom of the increasing intellectualization
of the relationship between readers and literature.
- Herman Hesse

This happiness consisted of nothing else but the harmony
of the few things around me with my own existence,
a feeling of contentment and well-being that needed
no changes and no intensification.
- Herman Hesse

To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to
feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
- George Orwell

The biggest trading partner of the United States is
not West Germany or Japan,
it's right here.
- Brian Mulroney

We wanted to bring the political situation in Austria on stage.
Naturally we could not do that without pointing to
Austrian's northern neighbor Germany.
- Leon Askin

I have long been convinced that my artistic ideal stands or falls with Germany.
Only the Germany that we love and desire can help us achieve that ideal.
- Richard Wagner

Names and individuals are unimportant when Germany's final fate is at stake.
- Franz von Papen

Some fatherlands are difficult.
Germany is one of them.
But it is our fatherland.
Here is where we live and work.
- Gustav Heinemann

I liked Germany; I'm not into Berlin,
it's too huge and empty and imposing,
but Munich was good.
- Graham Coxon

Our failure to properly deal with Germany and Japan
early cost the world dearly later on.
We dare not make the same mistake with China.
- Steve Forbes

I think this could be our best victory over Germany since the war.
- John Motson

In Germany I am not so famous.
- Hans Berger

Despite this lamentable lack of balance in our education
I do not believe that either children or adults in
my country are permeated by a widespread hostility to Germany.
- Douglas Hurd

If the military might of Germany and Japan are ultimately to be crushed,
the United Nations, one and all, must definitely and
urgently strive toward a total war effort.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

We look in...
Germany for a superstar.
We began with 10,000 people, which applied.
From these 10,000, 100 was selected.
The jury is unbelievably competent.
- Michelle Hunziker

Germany is in favor of integration precisely because we don't want dominance.
- Gerhard Schroder

May we soon enjoy the fruits of our labor in a peaceful and united Germany.
- Walter Ulbricht

I'm in the booth and first of all, I'm from Germany
and I had never heard a gospel in my life.
- Boris Kodjoe

I don't see a film industry in Germany.
They have a great TV culture, but how many German films are really exciting?
- Thomas Kretschmann

In the early days of his reign, Bismarck confided to
a friend that it would some day be necessary for Germany
to confine William II in an insane asylum.
- Kelly Miller

We ought to disarm Germany completely.
- George William Norris

The National Socialist Party in Austria never tried
to hide its inclination for a greater Germany.
- Arthur Seyss-Inquart

My grandfather, in 1848, had fled from Germany to find
political freedom in the United States.
- Emanuel Celler

I'm saying that the moral climate within the ruling
class in this country is not that different from the
moral climate within the ruling class of Hitler's Germany.
- David Clennon

I grew up in the time of Germany after the war.
- Bernhard Langer

I was in the underground until I left Germany.
- Klaus Fuchs

We said we would leave no stone unturned to get to
Germany and now we are applying the same philosophy
towards our tournament preparations.
- John O'Neill

But Germany will always suffer, I fear,
from the intensely dramatic character of the crimes of the Third Reich.
- Douglas Hurd

When runaway inflation and bank failures struck in Germany in the 1920s,
the middle class was destroyed, which led directly
to the rise of the Nazis.
- Nick Clooney

Germany was the cause of Hitler as much as Chicago
is responsible for the Chicago Tribune.
- Alexander Woollcott

America stopped making vinyl and phased out the single
but Germany held out and refused.
Warner's never phased out vinyl in Germany.
Now America imports it!
- Peter Hook

In the event of a victory over Germany by Soviet Russia and England,
Bolshevism in Europe would inevitably follow.
Under these circumstances I would prefer to see Germany win the war.
- Pierre Laval

A Germany team should not be afraid going into a tournament.
History shows that we can raise the level of our game when it matters.
- Oliver Kahn

I want to warn anyone who sees the Peace Corps as an
alternative to the draft that life may well be easier
at Fort Dix or at apost in Germany than it will be with us.
- Sargent Shriver

I love Germany so dearly that I hope there will always be two of them.
- Francois Mauriac

For me it is completely clear that our air bases in
Germany would be available to the Americans.
- Helmut Kohl

It was very interesting, and we went to Germany and
we toured Germany like we were a German band in 1985.
- Ruben Blades

I'm very surprised at that, yes, because there were
many chances for it to be in Germany once the syndication
market started and it continually just did not happen.
- Werner Klemperer

That Germany was so immensely strong and Austria so
dependent upon German strength that the word and will
of Germany would at the critical moment be decisive with Austria.
- Edward Grey

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I was the very first athlete in East Germany allowed to go professional.
- Katarina Witt

The United States dollar took another pounding on German,
French and British exchanges this morning,
hitting the lowest point ever known in West Germany.
- Gordon Sinclair

We, Britain and Germany, can neither of us be happy
about our handling of the Iraq war.
- Douglas Hurd

Well, I was going to school in Germany.
And in my free time I was dancing.
- Heidi Klum

The courtesy which most becomes a victor was denied
to Germany for a long time.
- Gustav Stresemann

Workers of France, it is for the freedom of the prisoners
that you will go to work in Germany!
It is for our country that you will go in large numbers!
- Pierre Laval

I have German Shepherds that I train and have brought back to Germany.
I love going there.
- Ted Shackelford

Hitler's economic revolution in Germany had reduced
financial considerations to a point where they played
no role in economic or political decisions.
- Carroll Quigley

A thousand years will pass and the guilt of Germany will not be erased.
- Hans Frank

Then this will only prove again and again,
that Monarchy in Germany is he longer capable of a national act.
- Ferdinand Lassalle

Just as a child respects his father even when he perceives
his weaknesses and faults,
so a German will not despise the old Germany which
was once a symbol of greatness to him.
- Gustav Stresemann

Germany has reduced savagery to a science,
and this great war for the victorious peace of justice
must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.
- Theodore Roosevelt

As a result of the World War, this old Germany collapsed.
It collapsed in its constitution, in its social order,
in its economic structure.
Its thinking and feeling changed.
- Gustav Stresemann


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