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9 Quotes from “Siddhartha” That Will Inspire You

The novel Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, is considered a classic among teachers, religious leaders, students, and people seeking inspiration. Siddhartha is about a young Brahmn who goes on a quest in search for harmony and peace. Through his quest, Siddhartha learns that wisdom can only be acquired through struggle and experience. Along his journey, he encounters Gotama, Vasudeva, and many others that give him wise words along his discovery towards enlightenment.

In the novel, Siddhartha learns that wisdom can’t be taught, it can only be learned through suffering, pain, loss, and fear—which are unavoidable. These enlightening words resonate because abstractions are inevitable and universal. We all will face heavy times, so we must persevere. The main message is that love and peace can get us through our daily ruts. Although it’s never easy to find love and peace through our daily troubles— love and peace is what keeps us centered.

We’re all on a journey to finding love and peace in our lives. So here are 13 quotes from Siddhartha that will inspire you and help you along your spiritual journey.

“Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else … Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.”


“It is not for me to judge another man’s life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone.”



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“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.”


“It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect.”


“Opinions mean nothing; they may be beautiful or ugly, clever or foolish, anyone can embrace or reject them.”


“Everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach his goals, if
he is able to think, if he is able to wait, if he is able to fast.”


“Let us enjoy this fruit and await further ones.”


“Knowledge can be conveyed, but not wisdom. It can be found, it can be lived, it is possible to be carried by it, miracles can be performed with it, but it cannot be expressed in words and taught.”


“Writing is good, thinking is better. Being smart is
good, being patient is better.”


Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, it’s always good to re-calibrate and find new meaning in your life. So, I hope these wise words from Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse guide you on your path to finding love, peace, and harmony.

Namaste´ 🙏🏼  Team Sivalya




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