16 Best Siddhartha By Hermann Hesse Quotes

In his thought-provoking novel, Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse, wrote the story of a boy whose thirst for enlightenment took him to several places. And in between his journey towards the path of wisdom, the protagonist shared some quotes, too. These are some of the best Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse quotes which I came across after reading the book.

In fact, if you are interested in reading about my review of the book. Then, you can read it from here. Siddhartha By Hermann Hesse Review.

Siddhartha Quotes by Hermann Hesse

1. Writing is good, thinking is better. Being smart is good, being patient is better.

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse quote

2. He already knew to feel Atman in the depths of his being, indestructible, one with the universe.

Siddhartha quote on Atman and Universe

3. Your soul is the whole world.

Hermann Hesse quote

4. Om is the bow, the arrow is soul,
The Brahman is the arrow’s target,
That one should incessantly hit.

Siddhartha quote on enlightenment

5. I do not seek to walk on water, said Siddhartha. Let old Samanas be content with such feats.

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse quote

6. Love can be obtained by begging, buying, receiving it as a gift, finding it in the street, but it cannot be stolen.

Siddhartha quote on love

7. I can think. I can wait. I can fast.

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse quote

8. Stop scolding, dear friend! Nothing was ever achieved by scolding.

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse quote

9. This water ran and ran, incessantly it ran, and was nevertheless always there, was always and at all times the same, and yet new in every moment!

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse quote

10. Those people are rare who know how to listen.

Siddhartha quote on enlightenment

11. The river has taught me to listen, from it you will learn it as well. It knows everything, the river, everything can be learned from it.

Hermann Hesse river quote

12. Wisdom which a wise man tries to pass on to someone always sounds like foolishness.

Siddhartha on wisdom

13. Knowledge can be conveyed, but not wisdom.

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse quote

14. The words are not good for the secret meaning, everything always becomes a bit different, as soon as it is put into words, gets distorted a bit, a bit silly yes.

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse quote

15. What is one man’s treasure and wisdom always sounds like foolishness to another person.

Hermann Hesse quote

16. I prefer the thing over the words, place more importance on his acts and life than on his speeches, more on the gestures of his hand than his opinions. Not in his speech, not in his thoughts, I see greatness, only in his actions, in his life.

Siddhartha on importance of action in one's life

I hope you like these quotes of Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. Thanks for reading. Jai Hind.

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Yash Sharma

Namaste reader, My name is Yash, and books for me are like a medicine, which removes my ignorance and also helps me in behaving more like a human.Though I live in the world’s largest democracy, India, but when I look around, I realized that this democratic nation of mine has turned into a kind of feudal oligarchy or kleptocracy, where people from a particular community or I would say particular surname has hijacked this democracy, and the political parties in India has turned itself into a kind of family enterprises where the family members are the only shareholders. And I want to change this, and books are a weapon which is helping me, so that I can help others and my nation.Shukriya for reading this Thought of mine.

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