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."
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.