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A collection of quotes and sayings by Ghalib on love, poem, despair, religion, politics, emotions, life, God, death, misery, money, heart, etc.

19 Mirza Ghalib Quotes That Weave Emotions Into Words

Famous As: Poet
Born On: December 27, 1797
Died On: February 15, 1869
Born In: Agra, Mughal Empire
Died At Age: 71

Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, famously known as Mirza Ghalib, was a prolific Persian and Urdu-language poet who lived during the last years of the Mughal Empire. He used pseudonyms of Asad and Ghalib. He is renowned for numerous sonnets and ghazals that he wrote during his life, all of which have been since elucidated, transcribed, and sung by different individuals. He was the last poet of the Mughal Era and is considered to be one of the most influential and illustrious poets of the Urdu language of all time. We have curated some famous and timeless quotes and sayings by Ghalib, which have been extracted from the enormous sea of his writings, sonnets, ghazals, lyrics, works, songs, thoughts, and life.

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Consumed by the agony of remembrance The remembrance of night's festive company The one remaining candle flickers and dies.

Mirza Ghalib

Whoever can't see the whole in every part plays at blind man's bluff. A wise man tastes the entire Tigris in every sip.

Mirza Ghalib

The world is no more than the Beloved's face. And the desire of the One to know its own beauty, we exist.

Mirza Ghalib

Alas, not all things in life are easy; Even man struggles to be human.

Mirza Ghalib

Whereas it is difficult for everything to work out easily, A man cannot even afford to be a human

Mirza Ghalib

This earth, burnished by hearing the name, is so certain of love,
that the sky bends unceasingly down, to greet its own light.

Mirza Ghalib

The world is a playground -Indian

Mirza Ghalib

The object of my worship lies beyond perceptions reach. For those who see, the Ka'ba is a compass, nothing more.

Mirza Ghalib

The drop grows happy by losing itself in the river.

Mirza Ghalib

Since sorrow follows joy As autumn does the spring Man must transcend the joys Of earth, which sorrows bring.

Mirza Ghalib

Oh, Lord, it is not the sins I have committed that I regret, but those which I have had no opportunity to commit

Mirza Ghalib

Love demands patience, desire is restless; What color shall I paint the heart, until you savage it? You shall not ignore me when the time comes, I know, but I may turn to dust before the news reaches you.

Mirza Ghalib

Love cannot be seeded into someone. It is a fire that is difficult to kindle but once it takes on, it is equally difficult to extinguish.

Mirza Ghalib

Lest we forget: It is easy to be human, very hard to be humane

Mirza Ghalib

In the deadly sweep Of every wave, A thousand dangers lie in wait.

Mirza Ghalib

If there is a knower of tongues here, fetch him; There's a stranger in the city And he has many things to say.

Mirza Ghalib

I asked my soul: What is Delhi? She replied: The world is the body and Delhi its life!

Mirza Ghalib

For the raindrop, joy is in entering the river.

Mirza Ghalib

He gave me heaven and earth, and assumed I'd be satisfied; Actually I was too embarrassed to argue. The spiritual seekers are tired, two or three at each stage of the path. The rest who have given up never knew your address at all. There are so many in this gathering who wish the candle well. But if the being of the candle is melting, what can the sorrow-sharers do?

Mirza Ghalib