Hermann Karl Hesse (July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. The following Inspirational Hermann Hesse quote on love is taken from his novel Siddhartha (1922).
“Gentleness is stronger than severity, water is stronger than rock, love is stronger than force.”
– Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha(1922)
Siddhartha is a novel by German Nobel Laureate, Hermann Hesse. It was first published in 1922 in German language. Siddhartha was first published in United states in 1951, and became influential in 1960’s. This book tells the story of spiritual journey of a young Indian man named Siddhartha, during the time of Gautama Buddha. Siddhartha has been translated in many languages all over the world. The book is based on the teachings of Hinduism and Buddhism.
Siddhartha is a must read book for everyone. Reading this book will enlighten your mind and soul.