Hermann Broch, German Writer ( November 1, 1886 - May 30, 1951 )

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Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.~Hermann Broch

Sea Live Thought

No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humanness.~Hermann Broch

Death Soul Without

Were one merely to seek information, one should inquire of the man who hates, but if one wishes to know what truly is, one better ask the one who loves.~Hermann Broch

Man Better Wishes

The world has always gone through periods of madness so as to advance a bit on the road to reason.~Hermann Broch

Road World Madness

One who hates is a man holding a magnifying-glass, and when he hates someone, he knows precisely that person's surface, from the soles of his feet all the way up to each hair on the hated head.~Hermann Broch

Man Hair Feet

What's important is promising something to the people, not actually keeping those promises. The people have always lived on hope alone.~Hermann Broch

Hope Alone People