Persian poet and mystic

Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muhammad Hāfez-e Shīrāzī (known by his pen name Hafez or Hāfiz) (1325/26–1389/90) was a Persian mystic poet.


  • The dimple that thy chin contains has beauty in its round,
    That never has been fathomed yet by myriad thoughts profound.
    • Odes, CXLIII.


  • Even
    All this time
    The Sun never says to the Earth,

    "You owe me."

    What happens
    With a love like that,
    It lights the whole sky.

Quotes about HafezEdit

  • And what though all the world should sink!
    Hafis! with thee, alone with thee
    Will I contend! joy, misery,
    The portion of us twain shall be;
    Like thee to love, like thee to drink,—
    This be my pride,—this, life to me!