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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

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





(German, French)

Wahrlich, keiner ist weise, der nicht das Dunkel kennt.

En vérité, personne n'est sage qui ne connaît l'obscurité.

See also 

See also...

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.

He who has thought most deeply loves what is most alive.

Quotes for: sage


Quotes for: sage

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Even for the wise, the desire for glory is the last of all passions to be laid aside.

From the faults of another a wise man will correct his own.

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.

Those who live without madness are not as wise as they think.

The wise man is rich


Hermann Hesse also said...

You shall learn to laugh. Now, all higher humor begins with this, that one no longer takes one's person seriously.

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.

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.

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

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.

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