"To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."Hermann Hesse on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."Hermann Hesse on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."Hermann Hesse on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."Hermann Hesse on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."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."
"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."