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Hermann Hesse

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Biography - Hermann Hesse:

German-born poet, novelist, and painter.
Born: 1877 - Died: 1962
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: Germany

The really great men in the history of the world have all either known how to meditate or have unconsciously found their way to the place to which meditation leads us.



(German, French)

Die wirklich großen Männer der Weltgeschichte haben alle entweder zu meditieren verstanden oder doch unbewusst den Weg dorthin gekannt, wohin Meditation uns führt.

Les hommes vraiment grands de l'histoire universelle ou bien ont médité, ou bien ont trouvé sans s'en rendre compte la voie qui aboutit où nous mène la méditation.

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Quotes for: meditation


Quotes for: meditation

A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation, not on death, but on life.

Sleep is the best meditation.

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.

If we spent half an hour every day in silent immobility, I am convinced that we should conduct all our affairs, personal, national, and international, far more sanely than we do at present.


Hermann Hesse also said...

I wanted only to live in accord with the promptings which came from my true self. Why was that so very difficult?

So that the possible emerges, the impossible must be tried again and again.

Opponents often need each other more than friends, for without wind, the mills won't run.

Truly there is no wise man. Who does not know the dark.

Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom to one man seems nonsense to another.

Now, true humor begins when a man ceases to take himself seriously.

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