HERMANN HESSE

(July 2, 1877 – August 9, 1962) German poet, novelist, and painter. Nobel Prize in Literature.

Your soul is the whole world.

Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.

There’s no reality except the one contained within us. That’s why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself.

Within us there is someone who knows everything, wills everything, does everything better than we ourselves.

It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect.

 

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