"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."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Hermann Hesse on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Hermann Hesse on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Hermann Hesse on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Hermann Hesse on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Hermann Hesse on Helen Keller
"As a body everyone is single, as a soul never."
"People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest."
"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."