25 Inspirational Quotes from Persian Poets

From the beginning of time, poetry has been one of the means for people to show their deepest feelings and emotions. For centuries, the country of Iran has been generating some of the most inspiring and influential poets, whose crafts revolutionized the literature. Human rights, divine mysticism, spanning melodies of love, their poetry is an amazing contribution to the Persian culture, and remains relevant today, with its integration into the fashion industry and Contemporary Arts. Here’s a selection of 25 inspirational quotes from some of our favourite poets:

1. “Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” – Hafiz

2. “Drink wine. This life is eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses, and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam

3. “Deep in the sea are riches beyond compare. But if you seek safety, it is on the shore.” – Saadi

4. “The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself and everything that you want, you already are.” – Rumi

5. “My whole being is a dark chant, which will carry you.” – Forough Farrokhzad

6. “I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started to listen to the teaching of my soul.” – Rumi

7. “We saw love like seeds in soil.” Fereydoon Moshiri

8. “The words you speak become the house you live in.” – Hafiz

9. “A wealth you cannot imagine flows through you. Do not consider what strangers say. Be secluded in your secret heart-house that bowl of silence.” – Jalaluddin Rumi

10. “Anyone who genuinely and consistently with both hands looks for something, will find it.” – Rumi

11. “We are people who need to love because love is the soul’s life. Love is simply creation’s greatest joy.” – Hafiz

12. “Yesterday, I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise so I want to change myself.” – Rumi

13. “Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.” – Saadi

14. “When the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit, and when it is full, the spirit becomes the body.” – Saadi

15. “One of the marvels of the world is the sight of a soul sitting in a prison with the key in its hand.” – Rumi

16. “And now may the blessing of God rest upon all men. I have told unto the Epic of Kings, and the Epic of Kings is to come to a close, and the tale of their deeds is ended.” – Ferdowsi

17. “But all this world is like a tale we hear; Men’s evil, and their glory disappear.” – Ferdowsi

18. “Sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think. – Rumi

19. “Dance until you shatter yourself.” – Rumi

20. “Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” – Hafiz

21. “Those who don’t want to change; let them sleep.” – Rumi

22. “As far as you can avoid it, do not give grief to anyone. Never inflict your rage on another. If you hope for eternal rest, feel this pain yourself, but don’t hurt others.” – Omar Khayyam

23. “This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you.” – Hafiz

24. “Remember, the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you.” – Rumi

25. “The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.” – Rumi

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