I wish I could show you...the astonishing light of your own being.— Hafez
Provocative Persia quotations
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.
When all your desires are distilled; You will cast just two votes: To love more, And be happy.
Now that all your worry has proved such an unlucrative business. Why not find a better job.
We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light!
Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.
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.
We are People who need to love, because Love is the soul's life, Love is simply creation's greatest joy.
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.
In the year 1090, there was founded in Persia the religious and military order of the Assassins, whose history is one of cruelty, barbarity, and murder, and for good reason: the members were confirmed users of hashish, or marihuana, and it is from the Arabs' 'hashashin' that we have the English word 'assassin.'
This sky where we live is no place to lose your wings so love, love, love.
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.
Time is a factory where everyone slaves away earning enough love to break their own chains.
If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for, but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.
Love is simply creation's greatest joy.
In America, where the electoral process is drowning in commercial techniques of fund-raising and image-making, we may have completed a circle back to a selection process as unconcerned with qualifications as that which made Darius King of Persia. ... he whose horse was the first to neigh at sunrise should be King.
We don't need sugar, flour or rice or anything else. We just want to see our dear ones.
As touching peaches in general, the very name in Latine whereby they are called Persica, doth evidently show that they were brought out of Persia first.
While Leonidas was preparing to make his stand, a Persian envoy arrived.
The envoy explained to Leonidas the futility of trying to resist the advance of the Great King's army and demanded that the Greeks lay down their arms and submit to the might of Persia. Leonidas laconically told Xerxes, "Come and get them.
But [the Arabs'] friendship was venal, their faith inconstant, their enmity capricious: it was an easier task to excite than to disarm these roving barbarians; and, in the familiar intercourse of war, they learned to see, and to despise, the splendid weakness both of Rome and of Persia.
The kingdoms represented by the second and third Beasts, or the Bear and Leopard, are again described by Daniel in his last Prophecy written in the third year of Cyrus over Babylon , the year in which he conquered Persia. For this Prophecy is a commentary upon the Vision of the Ram and He-Goat.
The Gospel having spread itself into Persia, the pagan priests, who worshipped the sun, were greatly alarmed, and dreaded the loss of that influence they had hitherto maintained over the people's minds and properties.
The life of Islamic philosophy did not terminate with Ibn Rushd nearly eight hundred years ago, as thought by Western scholarship for several centuries. Rather, its activities continued strongly during the later centuries, particularly in Persia and other eastern lands of Islam, and it was revived in Egypt during the last century.
Urdu can not die out because it has very strong roots in Persia.
The language itself is not only just the language of the Muslims, but it's also the language of the Hindus.
One of my fantasies in my life has been that I was granted access with a camera to go back in time, and to film the actual campaign of Alexander crossing into India through Iran and Persia.
Although when Christianity appeared the total population of the planet was only a fraction of that of the twentieth century, most of the earth's surface was quite outside the Mediterranean world, Persia, India, and China.
Once in Persia reigned a kingWho upon his signet ringGraved a maxim true and wise,Which he held before the eyesGave him counsel at a glanceFit for every change and chance.Solemn words, and these are they:Even this shall pass away.
If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.
Unhappy Persia, that in former age Hast been the seat of mighty Conquerors, That in their prowesse and their policies, Have triumph over Africa.
Adam Smith actually took all his best ideas and lines from sources from medieval Persia. But one thing he doesn't take is the underlying assumption they have that the basis of a market is mutual aid.
The Islamic world doesn't stop in the Arab world or Persia.
There is the whole Turkic world, the Central Asian world, South Asian world, Southeast Asian world, and African world.
Persia is very different from the Arab Middle East in terms of architecture and language. Even though we think of them as one big Middle Eastern area, in truth, Persia's quite distinct.
[The] events by which the fate of nations is not materially changed, leave a faint impression on the page of history, and the patience of the reader would be exhausted by the repetition of the same hostilities [between Rome and Persia], undertaken without cause, prosecuted without glory, and terminated without effect.
Whatever has made, or does make, or may make music, should be held sacred as the golden bridle-bit of the Shah of Persia's horse,and the golden hammer, with which his hoofs are shod.
in the traditional family structure of Persia .
.. one simply cannot discard close relatives just because one does not like them; rather one has to accommodate them, make allowances and accept them, like misfortune.