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Nationality: Turkish
Date of Birth: 30/09/1207
Date of Death: 17/12/1273


 

Jalal-Uddin Rumi Quotes > Thirst drove me down to the...

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Thirst drove me down to the water where I drank the moon's reflection.
Jalal-Uddin Rumi
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