Rumi Quotes

“What you seek is seeking you.” Rumi or originally known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, was a 13th-century evergreen and ever-famous Turkish poet, Islamic scholar, Sufi mystic and Hanafi faqih. He was born on September 30, 1207, in the region of Balkh in Afghanistan and died on December 17, 1273, in Konya in Turkey.
He was entitled as Mevlana/Mewlana or Mevlevi/Mawlawi which means (our master or my master). Revered as a great poet and spiritual master, his musings on life, love, Sufism and the mysteries of our universe are loved by many! Here we bring you the best Rumi quotes that will transform your view on life, love and the world itself.

 

The Most Famous Rumi Quotes
Rumi Quotes
“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.”
“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”
“There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again.”
“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
“This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief.”
“Would you become a pilgrim on the road of love? The first condition is that you make yourself humble as dust and ashes.”
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.”
“If the foot of the trees were not tied to earth, they would be pursuing me. For I have blossomed so much, I am the envy of the gardens.”
“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
“Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?”
“The Prophets accept all agony and trust it. For the water has never feared the fire.”
“Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.”
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
“Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.”
“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”
“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?”
“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.”
“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”
“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”
“I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.”
“The wound is the place where the light enters you.”
“And so it is, that both the devil and the angelic spirits present us with objects of desire to awaken our power of choice.”
“Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”
“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”
“When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.”
“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.”
“I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.”
“Be full of sorrow, that you may become a hill of joy; weep, that you may break into laughter.”
“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion. Bewilderment brings intuitive knowledge.”
“Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought.”
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”
“Don’t you know yet? It is your light that lights the world.”
“Love is the bridge between you and everything.”
“Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.”
“Dance until you shatter yourself.”
“It’s your road, and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.”
“Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open.”
“As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.”
“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.”
“The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.”
“The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.”
“Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there.”
“Achieve some perfection yourself, so that you may not fall into sorrow by seeing the perfection in others.”
“What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout.”
“In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry you a thousand steps toward your goal.”
“If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.”
“There’s a field somewhere beyond all doubt and wrong doing. I’ll meet you there.”
“Be certain that in the religion of Love there are no believers and unbelievers. LOVE embraces all.”
“Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.”
Short Rumi Quotes
“Sit, be still, and listen.”
“Patience is the key to joy.”
“If the light is in your heart, you will find your way home.”
“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”
“Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought.”
“I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.”
“Dance until you shatter yourself.”
“Grace comes to forgive and then forgive again.”
“Become the sky. Take an axe to the prison wall. Escape.”
“Let yourself become living poetry.”
“Be soulful. Be kind. Be in love.”
“Be an empty page, untouched by words.”
“The wealth within you, your essence, is your kingdom.”
“To praise the sun is to praise your own eyes.”
“Respond to every call that excites your spirit.”
“Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.”
“You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?”
“Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty.”
“Look at the moon in the sky, not the one in the lake.”
“What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout.”
“The source of now is here.”
Inspirational Rumi Quotes
“You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.”
“Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe.”
“Let us carve gems out of our stony hearts and let them light our path to love.”
“Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah… it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.”
“Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.”
“Whoever has heart’s doors wide open, could see the sun itself in every atom.”
“The message behind the words is the voice of the heart.”
“You are not one you are a thousand. Just light your lantern.”
“Work. Keep digging your well. Water is there somewhere.”
“With every breath, I plant the seeds of devotion, I am a farmer of the heart.”
“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”
“Achieve some perfection yourself, so that you may not fall into sorrow by seeing the perfection in others.”
“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
“Whether one moves slowly or with speed, the one who is a seeker will be a finder.”
“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”
“Anyone who genuinely and consistently with both hands looks for something will find it.”
“In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry you a thousand steps toward your goal.”
“The garden of the world has no limit except in your mind.”
“When I am silent, I fall into the place where everything is music.”
“There is a life force within your soul, seek that life. There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine. O traveller, if you are in search of that, don’t look outside, look inside yourself and seek that.”
Funny Rumi Quotes
“Love sometimes wants to do us a great favour: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.”
“Beauty surrounds us, but usually, we need to be walking in a garden to know it.”
“I lost my hat while gazing at the moon, and then I lost my mind.”
“Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.”
“Either give me more wine or leave me alone.”
“Lovers have heartaches that can’t be cured by drugs or sleep or games, but only by seeing their beloved.”
Wise Rumi Quotes
“Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls.”
“Whatever purifies you is the right path, I will not try to define it.”
“Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen.”
“The world is a mountain, in which your words are echoed back to you.”
“All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony. Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.”
“Anything which is more than our necessity is poison. It may be power, wealth, hunger, ego, greed, laziness, love, ambition, hate or anything.”
“Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.”
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Further Quotes: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Rumi

 

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