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Herman Hesse Quotes

Happiness is how, not what: a talent, not an object.

~ Herman Hesse

To be able to throw one's self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman's smile -- that is happiness.

~ Herman Hesse

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.

~ Herman Hesse

Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.

~ Herman Hesse

The middle class prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly consuming inner fire.

~ Herman Hesse
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