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HERMANN HESSE
German-Swiss novelist and poet
(1877 - 1962)
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Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.
      - [Eternity]

He does not educate children but rejoices in their happiness.
      - [Education]

Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom.
      - [Knowledge]

When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.
      - [Insanity]

Within us there is someone who knows everything, wills everything, does everything better than we ourselves.
      - [Self]

I shall begin my story with an experience I had when I was ten and attended our small town's Latin school.
      - Demian [Books (First Lines)]

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.
      - Demian (ch. 6) [Hatred]

The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.
      - Der Steppenwolf,
        (translated by Basil Creighton),
        "Tractat vom Steppenwolf" [Comfort]

Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish.
      - Siddhartha [Words]

The day had gone by just as days go by. I had killed it in accordance with my primitive and retiring way of life.
      - Steppenwolf [Books (First Lines)]


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