"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."
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."Hermann Hesse on Leo Buscaglia
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."Hermann Hesse on Dr. Seuss
"Look back, and smile on perils past."Hermann Hesse on Walter Scott
"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."Hermann Hesse on William Arthur Ward
"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."Hermann Hesse on Phyllis Diller
"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."