"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."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Hermann Hesse on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Hermann Hesse on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Hermann Hesse on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Hermann Hesse on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Hermann Hesse on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"Happiness is a how not a what. A talent, not an object."