"People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest."
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."Hermann Hesse on Steve Jobs
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'"Hermann Hesse on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."Hermann Hesse on Nelson Mandela
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."Hermann Hesse on Winston Churchill
"There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."Hermann Hesse on Ronald Reagan
"As a body everyone is single, as a soul never."
"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."
"Happiness is a how not a what. A talent, not an object."