Herman Hesse

Germany
2 Jul 1877 // 9 Aug 1962
Writer

That is where my dearest and brightest dreams have ranged to hear for the duration of a heartbeat the universe and the totality of life in its mysterious, innate harmony.

Gertrude

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Gertrude

Hermann Hesse

 

On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
Essays
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
Essays