...each of us has to find out for himself what is permitted and what is forbidden - forbidden for him. It is possible for one never to transgress a single law and still be a bastard. And vice versa. Actually it's only a question of convenience. Those who are too lazy and comfortable to think for themselves and be their own judges obey the laws. Others sense their own laws within them things are forbidden to them that every honorable man will do any day in the year and other things are allowed to them that are generally despised. Each person must stand on his own feet.Rate it:(0.00 / 0 votes)Say it

Hermann Hesse

Swiss writer (born in Germany) whose novels and poems express his interests in eastern spiritual values (1877-1962)

All Hermann Hesse quotes | Hermann Hesse Books

click to add your vote (1 vote)

Translation

Find a translation for this quote in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss this Hermann Hesse quote with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this quote to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Hermann Hesse Quotes." Quotes.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 23 Sep. 2014. <http://www.quotes.net/quote/8499>.

We need you!

Help build the largest human-edited quotes collection on the web!


The Web's Largest Resource for

Famous Quotes & Sayings


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network