"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."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Hermann Hesse on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Hermann Hesse on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Hermann Hesse on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Hermann Hesse on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Hermann Hesse on Mahatma Gandhi
"As a body everyone is single, as a soul never."
"People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest."
"The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation."
"To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning."
"I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value."
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