quote

Hermann Hesse > Quotes > Quotable Quote

Hermann Hesse

“There is truth, my boy. But the doctrine you desire, absolute, perfect dogma that alone provides wisdom, does not exist. Nor should you long for a perfect doctrine, my friend. Rather, you should long for the perfection of yourself. The deity is within you, not in ideas and books. Truth is lived, not taught.”


Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game
Read more quotes from Hermann Hesse


Share this quote:

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

All Quotes | My Quotes | Add A Quote

Play The 'Guess That Quote' Game

This Quote Is From

The Glass Bead Game The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse
14,179 ratings, average rating, 685 reviews
buy a copy


Browse By Tag

More...