1. “Greatness is always built on this foundation: the ability to appear, speak and act, as the most common man.” – Hafez
  2. “How seek the way which leadeth to our wishes? By renouncing our wishes. The crown of excellence is renunciation.” – Hafez
  3. “We have not come here to take prisoners but to surrender ever more deeply To freedom and joy.” Hafez
  4. “Now is the time to understand That all your ideas of right and wrong Were just a child’s training wheels to be laid aside When you finally live with veracity And love.” – Hafez
  5. “Laugh because that is the purest sound.” – Hafez
  6. “The only friends who are free from cares are the goblet of wine and a book. Give me wine…that I may for a time forget the cares of the world.” – Hafez
  7. “Love is simply creation’s greatest joy.” – Hafez
  8. Run my dear, from anything that may not strengthen your precious budding wings. Run like hell my dear, from anyone likely to put a sharp knife into the sacred, tender vision of your beautiful heart. – Hafez
  9. “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.” – Hafez
  10. “Pulling out the chair beneath your mind and watching you fall upon God What else is there for Hafiz to do that is any fun in this world!” – Hafez
  11. “Grieve not because thou understand-not life’s mystery; behind the veil is concealed many a delight.” – Hafez
  12. “I am in love with every church, and mosque, and temple, and any kind of shrine because I know it is there, that people say the different names, of the One God.” – Hafez
  13. “Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.” – Hafez
  14. “Let tenderness pour from your eyes, the way sun gazes warmly on earth.” – Hafez
  15. “All these words are just a front. What I would really like to do is chain you to my body, then sing for days & days & days.” – Hafez
  16. “Be content with what thou hast received, and smooth thy frowning forehead, for the door of choice is not open either to thee or me.” – Hafez
  17. “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 up the whole sky.” – Hafez
  18. “If, like the prophet Noah, you have patience in the distress of the flood, Calamity turns aside, and the desire of a thousand years comes forth.” – Hafez
  19. “Your love should never be offered to the mouth of a stranger, 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.” – Hafez
  20. “The Body will again become restless Until your soul paints all its beauty Upon the Sky … For when the heart tastes its glorious destiny and you awake.” – Hafez
  21. “Words have no language which can utter the secrets of love; and beyond the limits of expression is the expounding of desire.” – Hafez
  22. “Listen; this world is the lunatic’s sphere, Don’t always agree it’s real, even with my feet upon it and the postman knowing my door My address is somewhere else.” – Hafez
  23. “When you can make others laugh with jokes that belittle no one and your words always unite, Hafiz will vote for you to be God.” – Hafez
  24. “There is an ambush everywhere from the army of accidents; therefore, the rider of life runs with loosened reins.” – Hafez
  25. “This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you.” – Hafez
  26. “Only heart to heart can speak the bliss of mystic knowers.” – Hafez
  27. “Oh, you who are trying to learn the marvel of Love through the copy book of reason, I’m very much afraid that you will never really see the point.” – Hafez
  28. “Now is the time to know that all that you do is sacred… Now is the time for you to deeply compute the impossibility that there is anything but grace.” – Hafez
  29. “Sing because this is a food our starving world needs. Laugh because that is the purest sound. “ -Hafez
  30. “The earth has disappeared beneath my feet, it fled from all my ecstasy. Now like a singing air creature I feel the rose keep opening.” – Hafez
  31. “I have a thousand brilliant lies for the question: How are you?I have a thousand brilliant lies for the question: What is God?If you think that the Truth can be known from words If you think that the Sun and the Ocean: Can pass through that tiny opening Called the mouth, someone should start laughing! Someone should start wildly Laughing Now!” – Hafez
  32. “Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” – Hafez
  33. “I once asked a bird, how is it that you fly in this gravity of darkness? She responded, ‘love lifts me.” – Hafez
  34. “Learn to recognize the counterfeit coins that may buy you just a moment of pleasure, But then drag you for days like a broken man behind a farting camel.” – Hafez
  35. “Only a Perfect One who is always laughing at the word two can make you know of Love.” – Hafez
  36. “All your wounds from craving love. Exist because of heroic deeds.” – Hafez
  37. “What do sad people have in common? It seems they have all built a shrine to the past and often go there and do a strange wail and worship. What is the beginning of Happiness? It is to stop being so religious like that.” – Hafez
  38. “I should not make any promises right now, But I know if you pray somewhere in this world Something good will happen.” – Hafez
  39. “I know you have a hundred complex cases against God in court, but never mind, let’s just get out of this mess.” – Hafez
  40. “There is no pleasure without a tincture of bitterness.” – Hafez
  41. “Be kind to your sleeping heart. Take it out into the vast fields of light…And let it breathe.” – Hafez
  42. “The lips of the one I love are my perpetual pleasure.” – Hafez
  43. “The heart is a thousand stringed instrument that can only be tuned with love.” – Hafez
  44. “If at last thou attain the desire of thy life, Cast the world aside, yea, abandon it!” – Hafez
  45. “I rarely let the word NO escape from my mouth, because it is so plain to my soul that God has shouted, Yes! Yes! Yes! To every luminous movement in existence.” – Hafez
  46. “You yourself are your own obstacle, rise above yourself.” – Hafez
  47. “Carry your heart through this world like a life-giving sun.” – Hafez
  48. “On the holy boughs of the Celestial Tree High up in the heavenly fields, beyond terrestrial desire My soul-bird a warm nest has built.” – Hafez
  49. “A poet is someone Who can pour Light into a spoon, Then raise it To nourish Your beautiful parched, holy mouth.” – Hafez
  50. “Light will someday split you open.” – Hafez
  51. “Let’s get loose with Compassion. Let’s drown in the delicious ambience of Love.” – Hafez
  52. “Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends.” – Hafez
  53. “True art awakens the Extraordinary Ovation.” – Hafez
  54. “The great religions are the ships, Poets the life boats. Every sane person I know has jumped overboard.” – Hafez
  55. “Plant a Seed so your Heart Will Grow.” – Hafez
  56. “The world is a bride of surpassing beauty-but remember that this maiden is never bound to anyone.” – Hafez
  57. “What is the root of all these words? One thing: Love. But a love so deep and sweet it needed to express itself with scents, sounds, colors that never before existed.” – Hafez
  58. “Time is a factory where everyone slaves away earning enough love to break their own chains.” – Hafez
  59. “Love sometimes gets tired of speaking sweetly and wants to rip to shreds all your erroneous notions of the truth that make you fight within yourself, dear one, and with others, causing the world to weep on too many fine days… The Beloved sometimes wants to do us a great favor: Hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.” – Hafez
  60. “The world is like an eye, a beard, a spot of beauty and eyebrow, Where each thing is neatly in place.” – Hafez
  61. “Speak but little, and that little only when thy own purposes require it. Heaven has given thee two ears but only one tongue, which means: listen to two things, but be not the first to propose one.” – Hafez
  62. “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 Something is missing in my heart tonight That has made my eyes so soft and my voice so tender and my need of God so absolutely clear.” – Hafez
  63. “The small man builds cages for everyone he knows While the sage, who has to duck his head when the moon is low, keeps dropping keys all night long for the beautiful rowdy prisoners.” -Hafez
  64. “There is a madman inside of you. Who is always running for office.” – Hafez
  65. “Everyone, whether he is self-denying or self-indulgent, is seeking after the Beloved. Every place may be the shrine of love, whether it be mosque or synagogue.” – Hafez
  66. “Grieve not; though the journey of life be bitter, and the end unseen, there is no road which does not lead to an end.” – Hafez
  67. “How did the rose ever open its heart and give to this world all of its beauty? It felt the encouragement of Light against its being; otherwise we all remain too frightened.” – Hafez
  68. “The beauty of You delights me. The sight of You amazes me. For the Pearl does this… and the Ocean does that.” – Hafez
  69. “The sun will stand as your best man and whistle when you have found the courage to marry forgiveness when you have found the courage to marry Love.” – Hafez
  70. “What is this precious love and laughter budding in our hearts? It is the glorious sound of a soul waking up!” – Hafez
  71. “Thou learnest no secret until thou knowest friendship, since to the unsound no heavenly knowledge enters.” – Hafez
  72. “Dear Ones, beware of the tiny gods frightened men Create to bring anesthetic relief to their sad days.” – Hafez
  73. “When all your desires are distilled; You will cast just two votes: To love more, and be happy.” -Hafez
  74. “Everyone Is God speaking. Why not be polite and Listen to Him?” – Hafez
  75. “Run my dear, from anything That may not strengthen Your precious budding wings.” – Hafez
  76. “An awake heart is like a sky that pours light.” – Hafez
  77. “Now that all your worry has proved such an unlucrative business. Why not find a better job?” – Hafez
  78. “God and I have built an immense fire together. We keep each other happy and warm.” – Hafez
  79. “It is written on the gate of heaven: Nothing in existence is more powerful than destiny. And destiny brought you here, to this page, which is part of your ticket-as all things are-to return to God.” – Hafez
  80. “There are different wells within your heart. Some fill with each good rain, Others are far too deep for that.” – Hafez
  81. “What we speak becomes the house we live in.” – Hafez
  82. “How Do I Listen to others? As if everyone were my Master Speaking to me His Cherished Last Words.” – Hafez
  83. “Join me in the pure atmosphere of gratitude for life.” – Hafez
  84. “We are People who need to love, because Love is the soul’s life, Love is simply creation’s greatest joy.” – Hafez
  85. “We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light!” – Hafez
  86. “Come in, my dear from that harsh world that has rained elements of stone upon your tender face. Every soul should receive a toast from us for bravery!” – Hafez
  87. “It is not easy to stop thinking ill of others. Usually one must enter into a friendship with a person who has accomplished that great feat himself. Then something might start to rub off on you of that true elegance.” – Hafez
  88. “Now is the time to know that all that you do is sacred.” – Hafez
  89. “I am happy even before I have a reason.” – Hafez
  90. “Now is the time to understand That all your ideas of right and wrong Were just a child’s training wheels to be laid aside When you finally live with veracity and love.” – Hafez
  91. “Come, for the House of Hope is built on sand: bring wine, for the fabric of life is as weak as the wind.” – Hafez
  92. “I Have Learned so much from God That I can no longer call myself A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, A Buddhist, a Jew.” – Hafez
  93. “I caught the happy virus last night, when I was out singing beneath the stars. It is remarkably contagious – So kiss me.” – Hafez
  94. “When no one is looking, I swallow deserts and clouds and chew on mountains knowing they are sweet bones! When no one is looking and I want to kiss God, I just lift my own hand to my mouth.” – Hafez
  95. “The earth would die if the sun stopped kissing her.” – Hafez
  96. “For I have learned that every heart will get. What it prays for most.” – Hafez
  97. “Every desire of your body is holy; Every desire of your body is Holy.” – Hafez
  98. “Your life within God’s arms, your dance within God’s arms, is already Perfect!” – Hafez
  99. “Start seeing everything as God, but keep it a secret.” – Hafez
  100. “For a day, just for one day, talk about that which disturbs no one and bring some peace into those beautiful eyes.” – Hafez
  101. “You ache with loneliness one night so much you weep and I say ‘here is a rope tie it around me Hafiz will be your companion for life’.” – Hafez
  102. “People say that the soul, on hearing the song of creation, entered the body, but in reality the soul itself was the song.” – Hafez
  103. “I long for You so much. I follow barefoot Your frozen tracks. That are high in the mountains. That I know are years old. I long for You so much. I have even begun to travel. Where I have never been before.” – Hafez
  104. “The tide of my love. Has risen so high let me flood over you.” – Hafez
  105. “Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.” – Hafez
  106. “This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.” – Hafez
  107. “God disguised as myriad things, and playing a game of tag has kissed you and said, “You’re it. I mean you’re really it. Now it does not matter what you believe or feel. For something wonderful, something major-league wonderful, is someday going to happen.” – Hafez
  108. “Happiness is right in front of you.” – Hafez
  109. “I am a hole in a flute that the Christ’s breath moves through. Listen to this music.” – Hafez
  110. “You have actually waltzed with tremendous style, my sweet, O my sweet, crushed angel.”-Hafez

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