100 Famous quotes and sayings by Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi was an Islamic scholar, Sufi mystic, and a 13th-century Persian poet. He was also one of the best mystic poets ever in history who influenced the Islamic world. May these quotes by Rumi give you insights to help you acquire a positive outlook on life.

Famous quotes and sayings by Rumi
1. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

2. “Do not feel lonely. The entire universe is inside you. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Set your life on fire.” – Rumi

3. “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” – Rumi

4. “Let yourself be gently pulled by the deeper desire of what you want.” – Rumi

5. “Be a lamp, a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” – Rumi

6. “I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways.” – Rumi

7. “In your light, I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.” – Rumi

8. “Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.” – Rumi

9. “The lamps are different, but the light is the same.” – Rumi
Famous quotes and sayings by Rumi
10. “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.” – Rumi

11. “Why are you so enchanted by this world when a mine of gold lies within you?” – Rumi

12. “Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.” – Rumi

13. “Beauty surrounds us, but usually, we need to be walking in a garden to know it.” – Rumi

14. “The very center of your heart is where life begins. The most beautiful place on earth.” – Rumi
Famous quotes and sayings by Rumi
15. “When you let go of who you are, you become who you might be.” – Rumi

16. “The only thing that will keep you from finding that which you seek is calling off the search.” – Rumi

17. “When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.” – Rumi

18. “Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.” – Rumi

19. “Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.” – Rumi
Famous quotes and sayings by Rumi
20. “Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.” – Rumi

21. “Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.” – Rumi

22. “Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.” – Rumi

23. “The water in the stream may have changed many times, but the reflection of the moon and the stars remains the same.” – Rumi

24. “You’ve seen my descent. Now watch my rising.” – Rumi
Famous quotes and sayings by Rumi
25. “Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.” – Rumi

26. “My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.” – Rumi

27. “It’s your road, and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.” – Rumi

28. “You have within you more love than you could ever understand.” – Rumi

29. “I want to sing like the bird's sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.” – Rumi
Famous quotes and sayings by Rumi
30. “The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.” – Rumi

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31. “Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open.” – Rumi

32. “Don’t wait any longer. Dive in the ocean, leave and let the sea be you.” – Rumi

33. “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life.” – Rumi

34. “Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.” – Rumi

35. “The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.” – Rumi

36. “The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.” – Rumi

37. “If the light is in your heart, you will find your way home.” – Rumi

38. “If you wish mercy, show mercy to the weak.” – Rumi

39. “I don’t regret how much I love, and I avoid those who repent their passion.” – Rumi

40. “You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.” – Rumi

41. “Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” – Rumi

42. “Humble living does not diminish. It fills. Going back to a simpler self gives wisdom.” – Rumi

43. “Don’t be satisfied with stories. How things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” – Rumi

44. “Inside you, there’s an artist you don’t know about.” – Rumi

45. “Your spirit is mingled with mine what touches you, touches me.” – Rumi

46. “There is a force within that gives you life. Seek that.” – Rumi

47. “Embark on the journey of love. It takes you from yourself to yourself.” – Rumi

48. “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” – Rumi

49. “Don’t you know yet? It is your light that lights the worlds.” – Rumi

50. “Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” – Rumi

51. “If you knew the secret of life, you too would choose no other companion but love.” – Rumi

52. “All my feelings have the color you desire to paint.” – Rumi

53. “When you do things from the soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” – Rumi

54. “There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” – Rumi

55. “Love is the bridge between you and everything.” – Rumi

56. “Let the beauty of what you love to be what you do.” – Rumi

57. “Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise so I am changing myself.” – Rumi

58. “The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.” – Rumi

59. “There is a path from me to you that I am constantly looking for.” – Rumi

60. “Life is a balance between holding on and letting go.” – Rumi

61. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” – Rumi

62. “The wound is the place where the light enters you.” – Rumi

63. “I don’t know why; when I look at you, I see myself.” – Rumi

64. “Seek the sound that never ceases. Seek the sun that never sets.” – Rumi

65. “Love risks everything and asks for nothing.” – Rumi

66. “Open your hands if you want to be held.” – Rumi

67. “We all face death in the end. But on the way, be careful never to hurt a human heart.” – Rumi

68. “The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire.” – Rumi

69. “You are the honored guest. Do not weep like a beggar for pieces of the world.” – Rumi

70. “Wisdom tells us we are not worthy; love tells us we are. My life flows between the two.” – Rumi

71. “Either be as you appear, or appear as you are.” – Rumi

72. “All that you think is rain is not. Behind the veil angels sometimes weep.” – Rumi

73. “You are granite. I am an empty wine glass. You know what happens when we touch.” – Rumi

74. “Discard yourself and thereby regain yourself. Spread the trap of humility and ensnare love.” – Rumi

75. “I belong to no religion. My religion is love. Every heart is my temple.” – Rumi

76. “Beyond the rightness or wrongness of things there is a field, I’ll meet you there.” – Rumi

77. “Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” – Rumi

78. “This turning toward what you deeply love saves you.” – Rumi

79. “He who has led you so far will guide you further.” – Rumi

80. “Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.” – Rumi

81. “The world’s existence is not in the world.” – Rumi

82. “Your light is more magnificent than sunrise or sunset.” – Rumi

83. If words come out of the heart, they will enter the heart.” – Rumi

84. “Work. Keep digging your well. Water is there somewhere.” – Rumi

85. “In the blackest of your moments, wait with no fear.” – Rumi

86. “Whether one moves slowly or with speed, the one who is a seeker will be a finder.” – Rumi

87. “Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.” – Rumi

88. “With every breath, I plant the seeds of devotion, I am a farmer of the heart.” – Rumi

89. “Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.” – Rumi

90. “Let us carve gems out of our stony hearts and let them light our path to love.” – Rumi

91. “Silence gives answers.” – Rumi

92. “The desire to know your own soul will end all other desires.” – Rumi

93. “Look at the moon in the sky, not the one in the lake.” – Rumi

94. “In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry you a thousand steps toward your goal.” – Rumi

95. “To praise the sun is to praise your own eyes.” – Rumi

96. “Respond to every call that excites your spirit.” – Rumi

97. “Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty.” – Rumi

98. “Let’s rise above this animalistic behavior and be kind to one another.” – Rumi

99. “Be an empty page, untouched by words.” – Rumi

100. “I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.” – Rumi

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