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Rumi Quotes on Love, Life, Nature, Soul and Friendship

“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself
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“Listen with ears of tolerance! See through the eyes of compassion! Speak with the language of love
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“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.
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“Whenever you are alone, remind yourself that God has sent everyone else away so that there is only you and Him.
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“When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety; if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain. From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me. There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it.
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“Let yourself be gently pulled by the deeper desire of what you want.
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“A Candle never Loses any of its Light while Lighting up another candle.
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“Death has nothing to do with going away.The sun sets
The moon sets
But they are not gone.
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“The mind says there is nothing beyond the physical world; the HEART says there is, and I’ve been there many times.
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“It’s your road & yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you
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“The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.
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“My dear heart, never think you are better than others. Listen to their sorrows with compassion. If you want peace, don’t harbor bad thoughts, do not gossip and don’t teach what you do not know.
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“Do not look back,No one knows how the world ever began.Do not fear the future, Nothing lasts forever.If you dwell on the past or future,You will miss the moment.
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“The quieter we become, the more we can hear.
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“Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.
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“We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.
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“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
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“Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart.
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“You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.
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“If you want money more than anything, you’ll be bought and sold your whole life.
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“Protect yourself……from your own thoughts.
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“You don’t live on the earth, you are passing through it.
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“This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor…Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
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“Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?
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“Life is balance of holding on and letting go.
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“Not the ones speaking the same language, but the ones sharing the same feeling understand each other.
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“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
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“Happy is the moment we sit together, with two forms, with two faces, yet one soul. You and I.
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“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.
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“Love is not written on paper, for paper can be erased. Nor is it etched on stone, for stone can be broken. But it is inscribed on a heart and there it shall remain forever.
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“Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others’ faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.
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“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.
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“What you are seeking is also seeking you.
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“In every religion there is love, yet love has no religion.
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“While the mind sees only boundaries,
Love knows the secret way there.
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“To love is human. To feel pain is human. Yet to still love despite the pain is pure angel.
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“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
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“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.
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“Every leaf that grows will tell you: what you sow will bear fruit, so if you have any sense my friend, don’t plant anything but Love.
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“You have no idea how hard I’ve looked for a gift to bring You. Nothing seemed right. What’s the point of bringing gold to the gold mine, or water to the ocean. Everything I came up with was like taking spices to the Orient. It’s no good giving my heart and my soul because you already have these. So I’ve brought you a mirror. Look at yourself and remember me.
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“As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.
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“Don’t be sad! Because God sends hope in the most desperate moments. Don’t forget, the heaviest rain comes out of the darkest clouds.
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“One of the marvels of the world: The sight of a soul sitting in prison with the key in its hand.
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“Many of the faults you see in others, dear reader,
are your own nature reflected in them.
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“Be patient where you sit in the dark. The dawn is coming
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“Whatever happens to you, don’t fall in despair. Even if all the doors are closed, a secret path will be there for you that no one knows. You can’t see it yet but so many paradises are at the end of this path…Be grateful! It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want, thank before having what you want.
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Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure.
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“Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
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“Our greatest strength lies in the gentleness and tenderness of our heart.
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“When someone critises or disagrees with you, a small ant of hatred and antagonism is born in your heart. If you do not squash that ant at once, it might grow into a snake, or even a dragon.
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“If you are looking for a friend who is faultless, you will be friendless.
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“When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.
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“Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript oƒ a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you are already that.
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Being desirable means being comfortable with your own ambiguity. The most ambiguous reality is that we are flesh and spirit at the same time. Within everyone there is light and shadow, good and evil, love and hate. In order to be truthful, you must embrace your total being. A person who exhibits both positive and negative qualities, strengths and weaknesses is not flawed, but complete.
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“All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony. Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.
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“This is Now. Now is, all there is. Don’t wait for Then; strike the spark, light the fire.
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“If someone asks,
But what is Love?
Answer,
Dissolving the will.
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“If words come out of the heart, they will enter the heart.
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“Don’t look for Love, look for the one looking for Love.
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Where the lips are silent the heart has a thousand tongues.
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“One day your heart will take you to your Lover. One day your soul will carry you to the Beloved. Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure.
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“Whatever you keep hidden in your heart, God manifests in you outwardly. Whatever the root of the tree feeds on in secret, affects the bough and the leaf.
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“When love is not accepted move on;
when love is not appreciated walk away;
hopefully time will teach what real, true love is.
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“Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad.
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“When you go through a hard period, When everything seems to oppose you, … When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute, NEVER GIVE UP! Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!
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“Appear as you are, or be as you appear.
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“I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.
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“Don’t grieve for what doesn’t come. Some things that don’t happen keep disasters from happening.
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“I looked for God. I went to a temple and I didn’t find him there. Then I went to a church and I didn’t find him there. The I went to a mosque and I didn’t find him there. Then finally I looked in my heart and there he was.
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“Except for Love, nothing you see will remain forever.
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“Lamps are different, but light is the same.
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“People of the world don’t look at themselves, and so they blame one another.
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“Love is the sea where intellect drowns.
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“Open your Eyes, for this World is only a Dream.
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“Don’t dismiss the heart, even if it’s filled with sorrow. God’s treasures are buried in broken hearts.
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“Your real “country” is where you’re heading, not where you are.
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“Be soulful. Be kind. Be in love.
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“All religions, all this singing, one song. The differences are just illusion and vanity. The sun’s light looks a little different on this wall than it does on that wall, and a lot different on this other one, but it’s still one light.
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“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.
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“Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.
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“I didn’t come here of my own accord, and I can’t leave that way. Whoever brought me here will have to take me home.
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“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.
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“The one who has a good friend doesn’t need any mirror.
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“My sight
My heart
My Life
All three words I have woven into one … Love.
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“Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in Love.
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“Do not sit long with a sad friend. When you go to a garden do you look at the weeds? Spend more time with the roses and jasmines.
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“Someday our souls will be one and our union will be forever.I know that everything I give you comes back to me.So I give you my life , hoping that you will come back to me.
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“The world is nothing but a moment.
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“Lovely days don’t come to you, you should walk to them.
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“When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near truth.
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“I have come to drag you out of yourself and take you into my heart. I have come to bring out the beauty you never knew you had, and lift you like a prayer to the sky.
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“Do not grieve over any joy that has gone forever, for it will return to you in another form, know that for sure.
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“Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
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“Be patient, even if every possibility seems closed.
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“I lost everything i have, found myself.
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“If you want money more than anything, you’ll be bought and sold. If you have a greed for food, you’ll be a loaf of bread. This is a subtle truth: Whatever you love, you are.
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“You are not just the drop in the ocean. You are the mighty ocean in the drop.
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“When you are everywhere, you are nowhere. When you are somewhere, you are everywhere.
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“Don’t see yourself as a body of clay; See yourself as a mirror reflecting the divine beauty.
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“The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart
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“Don’t look to anyone for your needs,
for the One who created you,
waters you.
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“Practice patience; it is the essence of praise. Have patience, for that is true worship. No other worship is worth as much. Have patience; patience is the key to all relief.
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“To wander in the fields of flowers, pull the thorns from your heart.
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“Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.
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“A woman is a mystery to guide a wise and open man.
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“The Lover is ever drunk with Love.He is mad. She is free.He sings with delight. She dances in ecstasy.Caught by our own thoughts, we worry about everything.But once we get drunk on that Love Whatever will be, will be.
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“Make everything in you an ear, each atom of your being, and you will hear at every moment what the Source is whispering to you…you are -we all are-the beloved of the beloved, and in every moment, in every event of your life , the Beloved is whispering to you exactly what you need to hear and know. Who can ever explain this miracle? It simply is.
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“You are more valuable than both heaven and earth.
What else can I say?
You don’t know your own worth.
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“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.
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“The desire to know your own soul will end all other desires.
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“God looks not at your form, nor at your deeds, but at your Heart.
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“By the mercy of Allah Paradise has eight doors one of those is the door of repentance, child. All the others are sometimes open, sometimes shut, but the door of repentance is never closed. Come seize the opportunity: the door is open; carry your baggage there at once.
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“Your body is away from me, but there is a window open from my heart to yours.
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“Although you appear in earthly form Your essence is pure Consciousness. You are the fearless guardian of Divine Light.
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“Listen my love, illumination is eternal. Now is always evolving. As there are billions of stars, there are billions of steps. As there are billions of souls, there are billions of ways to grow.
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“Close your eyes, fall in Love, stay there.
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“Asleep or awake, writing or reading, whatever you do, you must never be without the remembrance of God.
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“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.
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“Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven.
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“If Light Is In Your Heart You Will Find Your Way Home.
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“You do not see clearly the evil in yourself, else you would hate yourself with all your soul. Like the lion who sprang at his image in the water, you are only hurting yourself, O foolish man. When you reach the bottom of the well of your own nature, then you will know that the vileness was from yourself.
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“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
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“The life of this world is nothing but the harmony of opposites
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“Carry the burden smilingly and cheerfully, because patience is the key to victory.
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“You show your worth by what you seek.
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“Beyond the rightness or wrongness of things there is a field, I’ll meet you there
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“Now be silent. Let the One who creates the words speak. He made the door. He made the lock. He also made the key.
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“I will be waiting here.For your silence to break, For your soul to shake, For your love to wake!
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“Set your sights on a place higher than your eyes can see.
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“Take someone who doesn’t keep score, who’s not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing, who has not the slightest interest even in his own personality: he’s free.
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“Love cannot be learned or taught. Love comes as Grace.
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“The angel is free because of his knowledge, the beast because of his ignorance. Between the two remains the son of man to struggle.
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“We all face death in the end. But on the way, be careful never to hurt a human heart!
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“Love is the bridge between you and everything.
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“Dear soul, don’t set a high value on someone before they deserve it; You either lose them or ruin yourself…!
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“There is nothing outside of yourself, look within. Everything you want is there. You are That.
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“If the spiritual universe and the way to it were shown, No one would remain in this world for a single moment.
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“My dear soul, flee from the worthless, stay close only to those with a pure heart. Like attracts like. A crow will lead you to the graveyard, a parrot to a lump of sugar.
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“The heart has its own language. The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak.
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“Yesterday is gone and took away its tale.Today we must live a fresh story again.
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“The soul has been given its own ears to hear things mind does not understand.
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“I seem restless,
but am deeply at ease.Branches tremble;the roots are still.
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“The rule that covers everything is: how you are with others, expect that back.
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