Hafez Quotes


A truce to your volumes, your studies, give o'er: for books cannot teach you love's marvelous lore.

Good poetry makes the universe.. reveal her.. secret.
Hafiz of Persia
This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.
Hafiz of Persia
We don't need sugar, flour or rice or anything else. We just want to see our dear ones.
Hafiz of Persia
Time is a factory where everyone slaves away earning enough love to break their own chains.
Hafiz of Persia
Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.
Hafiz of Persia
Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.
Hafiz of Persia (Quoted in I Heard God Laughing)
Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.
Hafiz of Persia

Hafez Quote: I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light ...
I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.
Hafiz of Persia (Quoted in I Heard God Laughing)
The great religions are the ships, Poets the life boats. Every sane person I know has jumped overboard.
Hafiz of Persia
We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light! 
Hafiz of Persia
One regret dear world, that I am determined not to have when I am lying on my deathbed is that I did not kiss you enough.
Hafiz of Persia
Remember for just one minute of the day, it would be best to try looking upon yourself more as God does, for She knows your true royal nature.
Hafiz of Persia

Hafez Quote: or a day, just for one day, Talk about that which disturbs no one And bring some peace into your... ...
For a day, just for one day, Talk about that which disturbs no one And bring some peace into your Beautiful eyes.
Hafiz of Persia
Do not surrender your grief so quickly
Let it cut more deeply
Let it ferment and season you
As few human or divine ingredients can.
Hafiz of Persia
We are
People who need to love, because
Love is the soul's life,
Love is simply creation's greatest joy.
Hafiz of Persia
The subject tonight is Love
And for tomorrow night as well,
As a matter of fact
I know of no better topic
For us to discuss
Until we all die! 
Hafiz of Persia
This is the kind of Friend
You are-
Without making me realize
My soul’s anguished history,
You slip into my house at night,
And while I am sleeping,
You silently carry off
All my suffering and sordid past
In Your beautiful
Hafiz of Persia
Your love
Should never be offered to the mouth of a
Only to someone
Who has the valor and daring
To cut pieces of their soul off with a knife
Then weave them into a blanket
To protect you. 
Hafiz of Persia
Even after all this time, 
The sun never says to the earth, 
"You owe me." 
Look what happens with 
A love like that. 
It lights the whole sky.
Hafiz of Persia
Because this is a food
Our starving world
Because that is the purest
Hafiz of Persia

How did the rose
Ever open its heart
And give to this world
All its beauty?
It felt the encouragement of light
Against its being,
We all remain
Too frightened. 
Hafiz of Persia
Real love
I always keep a secret.
All my words
Are sung outside Her window,
For when She lets me in
I take a thousand oaths of silence.
Then She says,
O, then God says,
"What the hell, Hafiz,
Why not give the whole world
Hafiz of Persia
Do you know how beautiful You are?
I think not, my dear.
For as you talk of God,
I see great parades with wildly colorful bands
Streaming from your mind and heart,
Carrying wonderful and secret messages
To every corner of this world.
I see saints bowing in the mountains
Hundreds of miles away
To the wonder of sounds
That break into light
From your most common words.
Hafiz of Persia (Saints Bowing in the Mountains)
Love makes of each moment an eternity
And tends the garden of the heart’s desire
When love mocks, ruby tears fall heavy as pomegranates
And when love looks, it sees your deepest mystery.
Love seeks out the tears of hidden hearts
And turns not from the Lovers of the Dawn.
Is there a remedy for the pain of love?
Or is it too unbearable for thought?
One taste of the medicine
And you will realise just how sick you have been.
Those who plead in the defence of love
In love’s judgement shall find grace
And to that court, Hafiz
May your heart fly…
Hafiz of Persia
I know the voice of depression
Still calls to you.
I know those habits that can ruin your life
Still send their invitations.
But you are with the Friend now
And look so much stronger.
You can stay that way
And even bloom!...
Learn to recognize the counterfeit coins
That may buy you just a moment of pleasure,
Buyt then drag you for days
Like a broken man
Behind a farting camel...
O keep squeezing drops of the Sun
From your prayers and work and music
And from your companions' beautiful laughter
And from the most insignificant movements
Of your own holy body.
Now, sweet one,
Be wise.
Cast all your votes for dancing! 
Hafiz of Persia (Quoted in I Heard God Laughing)
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Hafiz of Persia Biography

Born: 1325
Died: 1389

Hafez also known as Hafiz of Persia was a Persian lyric poet and mystic. His poetry has had an major impact on Iranian culture and on the Islamic world through out history, he is best known for his mystical poetry

Notable Works

Diwan (Poems)