„Study me as much as you like, you will never know me, for I differ a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes, and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see.“

—  Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, Misattributed, Frequently quoted on social media, but was not written by Rumi in Persian.

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