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What are some words of wisdom about love and friendship?

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One example of a wise quote about love is Rumi's "Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out." An example of a wise quote about friendship is Elbert Hubbard's "The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you."

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Another quote from Rumi about love is "When all your desires are distilled; / You will cast just two votes: / To love more, / And be happy." The quote illustrates how worldly desires mean nothing compared to the desire for love and genuine happiness.

Rumi was a Sufi mystic and poet of the 13th century. He was also an Islamic scholar, theologian and jurist. His influence extends beyond cultural differences; Iranians, Tajiks, Turks, Greeks and Pashtuns appreciate his spiritual teachings, and Rumi is also one of the best-selling poets in the United States.

Elbert Hubbard was an American author, artist and philosopher of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Well-known Hubbard works include "No Enemy but Himself" and "White Hyacinths." He was a firm believer in social, economic, domestic, political, mental and spiritual freedom. His book "Health and Wealth" contains truisms about using intelligence to overcome fear.

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