65 Top Hafiz Quotes


Hafiz Shirazi better known by his pen name Hafiz was a Persian poet who “lauded the joys of love and wine but also targeted religious hypocrisy”. His collected works are regarded as a pinnacle of Persian literature and are often found in the homes of people in the Persian speaking world, who learn his poems by heart and still use them as proverbs and sayings. May Hafiz quotes Inspire you.

Famous Hafiz Quotes

1. “An awake heart is like a sky that pours light.”

2. “A man must be a Salomon before his magical ring will work.”

3. “The great religions are the ships, Poets the life boats. Every sane person I know has jumped overboard.” 

4. “Run my dear, from anything That may not strengthen Your precious budding wings.”

5. “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.”

6. “Start seeing everything as God, but keep it a secret.”

7. “For I have learned that every heart will get What it prays for Most.” 

8. “There are different wells within your heart. Some fill with each good rain, Others are far too deep for that.” 

9. “We have not come here to take prisoners but to surrender ever more deeply To freedom and joy.”

10. “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.”

11. “Dear Ones, beware of the tiny gods frightened men Create to bring anesthetic relief to their sad days.”

12. “Now that all your worry has proved such an unlucrative business. Why not find a better job?” 

13. “How seek the way which leadeth to our wishes? By renouncing our wishes. The crown of excellence is renunciation.”

14. “The beauty of You delights me. The sight of You amazes me. For the Pearl does this… and the Ocean does that.”

15. “Now is the time to know that all that you do is sacred.”

16. “Every desire of your body is holy; Every desire of your body is Holy.”

17. “How Do I Listen to others? As if everyone were my Master Speaking to me His Cherished Last Words.”

18. “For a day, just for one day, talk about that which disturbs no one and bring some peace into those beautiful eyes.

19. “You yourself are your own barrier – rise from within it.”

20. “The Earth would die If the sun stopped kissing her.” 

21. “I am happy even before I have a reason.” 

22. “What we speak becomes the house we live in.”

23. “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.”

24. “We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light!”

25. “I am a hole in the flute that the Christ’s breath moves through listen to this music.”

26. I am the concert from the mouth of every creature
singing with the myriad chorus.”

27. “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!”

28. “I Have Learned so much from God That I can no longer call myself A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, A Buddhist, a Jew.” 

29. “Greatness is always built on this foundation: the ability to appear, speak and act, as the most common man.”

30. “I am a hole in a flute that the Christ’s breath moves through. Listen to this music.” 

Hafiz Quotes on Love

31. “This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.” 

32. “We are People who need to love, because Love is the soul’s life, Love is simply creation’s greatest joy.”

33. “I once asked a bird, how is it that you fly in this gravity of darkness? She responded, ‘love lifts me.”

34. “Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.” 

35. “Words have no language which can utter the secrets of love; and beyond the limits of expression is the expounding of desire.”

36. “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.”

37. “Love is simply creation’s greatest joy.” 

38. “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.”

39. “The heart is a The thousand-stringed instrument That can only be tuned with Love.” 

40. “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.”

41. “Let’s get loose with Compassion. Let’s drown in the delicious ambience of Love.” 

42. “Time is a factory where everyone slaves away earning enough love to break their own chains.”

43. “The tide of my love. Has risen so high let me flood over you.” 

44. “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.”

45. “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.”

46. “The heart is a thousand stringed instrument that can only be tuned with love.”

47. “When all your desires are distilled; You will cast just two votes: To love more, and be happy.”

48. “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.”

49. “All your wounds from craving love
Exist because of heroic deeds.”

50. “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.”

51. “What is this precious love and laughter budding in our hearts? It is the glorious sound of a soul waking up!”

52. “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.”

53. “The lips of the one I love are my perpetual pleasure.” 

54. “Only a Perfect One who is always laughing at the word two can make you know of Love.”

55. “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.”

56. “Let’s get loose With Compassion, Let’s drown in the delicious Ambiance of Love.”

57. “All your wounds from craving love. Exist because of heroic deeds.” 

58. “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.”

Hafiz Shirazi Quotes on Life

59. “Your life within God’s arms, your dance within God’s arms, is already Perfect!”

60. “Grieve not; though the journey of life be bitter, and the end unseen, there is no road which does not lead to an end.”

61. “Come, for the House of Hope is built on sand: bring wine, for the fabric of life is as weak as the wind.”

62. “If at last thou attain the desire of thy life, Cast the world aside, yea, abandon it!” 

63. “Carry your heart through this world like a life-giving sun.”

64. “Join me in the pure atmosphere of gratitude for life.”

65. “There is an ambush everywhere from the army of accidents; therefore, the rider of life runs with loosened reins.”