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Mirrors are not more silent
nor the creeping dawn more secretive;
in the moonlight, you are that p...
- Jorge Luis Borges
My Pillow gazes upon me at night
Empty as a gravestone;
I never thought it would be so bitter
To ...
- Hermann Hesse
Many thousand glittering motes
Crowd forward greedily together
In trembling circles.
Extravagantl...
- Hermann Hesse
You brothers, who are mine,
Poor people, near and far,
Longing for every star,
Dream of relief fr...
- Hermann Hesse
How heavy the days are.
There's not a fire that can warm me,
Not a sun to laugh with me,
Everythi...
- Hermann Hesse
Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet....
- Paul Klee
I walk so often, late, along the streets,
Lower my gaze, and hurry, full of dread,
Suddenly, silen...
- Hermann Hesse
The creation lives as genesis beneath the visible surface of the work. All intelligent people see th...
- Paul Klee
The truth is lived, not taught....
- Hermann Hesse
Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wond...
- Hermann Hesse
The more horrifying the world becomes, the more art becomes abstract...
- Paul Klee
Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence....
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
The great rule of moral conduct is next to God, respect time....
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be....
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
There are three classes of men; the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive....
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest....
- Hermann Hesse
If you see one cold and vehement at the same time, set him down for a fanatic....
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
Oh, I wish that God had not given me what I prayed for! It was not so good as I thought....
- Johanna Spyri
 
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