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.
Quote by Hermann Hesse
Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.
Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
As a body everyone is single, as a soul never.
Those who cannot think or take responsibility for themselves need, and clamor for, a leader.
It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other,...
To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.
One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home...
Solitude is independence.
Meaning and reality were not hidden somewhere behind things, they were in them, in all...
What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his...
Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
Only the ideas that we really live have any value.
Within us there is someone who knows everything, wills everything, does everything better than we...
Whenever books are burned, sooner or later men also are burned.
The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the...
Every age, every culture, every custom and tradition has its own character, its own weakness...
You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, single...
Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you...
And you are to love those who are your aliens for you yourselves were aliens...