Here are the collection of Rumi quotes that will expand your mind. Rumi (1207 – 1273), a 13th-century Persian poet, is one of the most-read poets in the world. His poems are used all over the world in both private and public readings.
Rumi’s poems are popular in the West for many reasons. His poems are written in the common language of the people. The themes he writes about are universal, and his poems are easy to understand.
The profound, transformative thinker and poet Rumi has been quoted on a variety of topics over the years, but he is most often quoted on love.
Rumi’s writing is often quoted in order to energize and inspire, and to remind readers of the importance of understanding the connection between all living beings.
Below in this article, you can find the best collection of Rumi quotes and sayings.
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.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
Let the beauty of what you love to be what you do.
Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
Whenever they rebuild an old building, they must first of all destroy the old one.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Keep silent, because the world of silence is a vast fullness.
Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.
There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again.
The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Best Rumi Quotes
Everyone has been made for some particular work and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
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.
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?
My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself, everything that you want you already are.
In the blackest of your moments, wait with no fear.
I should be suspicious of what I want.
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Caught by our own thoughts, we worry about everything.
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.
When you do things from the soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Take someone who doesn’t keep score, who’s not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing, who has not the slightest interest even in his own personality: he’s free.
Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wild flowers will come up where you are.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.
The spirit is so near that you can’t see it! But reach for it… don’t be a jar, full of water, whose rim is always dry. Don’t be the rider who gallops all night and never sees the horse that is beneath him.
Short Rumi Quotes
Be with those who help your being!
Let silence be the art you practice.
When will you begin that long journey into yourself?
What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.
Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of This Moment.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love you are.
Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty.
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Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.
When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.
What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout.
In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.
Know that one day, your pain will become your cure.
To praise the sun is to praise your own eyes.
Be full of sorrow, that you may become hill of joy; weep, that you may break into laughter.
I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.
Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.
Respond to every call that excites your spirit.
We are one. Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
The Most Famous Rumi Quotes
Life is a balance between holding on and letting go.
Look at the moon in the sky, not the one in the lake.
Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion. Bewilderment brings intuitive knowledge.
Actually, your soul and mine are the same, we appear and disappear in each other.
In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry you a thousand steps toward your goal.
With every breath, I plant the seeds of devotion, I am a farmer of the heart.
Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad.
All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.
It’s your road and yours alone others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
If you find me not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you, from the beginning of me.
If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.
Whether one moves slowly or with speed, the one who is a seeker will be a finder.
Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absentminded. Someone sober will worry about things going badly. Let the lover be.
Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are.
When I am silent, I fall into the place where everything is music.
Rumi Quotes On Love
Love is the bridge between you and everything.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.
Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there.
Love is not an emotion, it’s your very existence.
Come out of the circle of time and into the circle of love.
If I love myself, I love you. If I love you, I love myself.
Laugh as much as you breathe. Love as long as you live.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.
Be soulful, Be kind, Be in love.
For those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.
Love risks everything and asks for nothing.
If you want to be more alive, love is the truest health.
This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.
Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.
This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love, you are.
On the path of love we are neither masters nor the owners of our lives. We are only a brush in the hand of the master painter.
Let your teacher be love itself.
Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.
Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in love.
Every moment is made glorious by the light of love.
Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven.
Rumi Quotes On Happiness
It may be the satisfaction I need depends on my going away. So that when I’ve gone and come back, I’ll find it at home.
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real sufis just laugh: nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl.
Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.
Come sit with me! Let us drink the holy wine of happiness.
Get yourself out of the way, and let joy have more space.
Without the frown of clouds and lightning, the vines would be burned by the smiling sun.
If something makes you happy in this world, you should think of what will happen to you if that thing were taken away.
O, happy the soul that saw its own faults.
The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night.
We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.
Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
If everything around seems dark, look again, you may be the light.
Achieve some perfection yourself, so that you may not fall into sorrow by seeing the perfection in others.
You wander from room to room Hunting for the diamond necklace that is already around your neck.
People want you to be happy. If you could untie your wings and free your soul of jealousy, you and everyone around you would fly up like doves.
Rumi Quotes On Change
Set your life on fire. Seek those who can fan your flames.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.
Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.
Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.
Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you?
Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. It will not lead you astray.
Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?
You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?
Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.
Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.
The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.
It’s your road, and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Inside you, there’s an artist you don’t know about.
As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.
The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.
Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.
When you let go of who you are, you become who you might be.
Rumi Quotes On Peace
When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near the truth.
Prayer clears the mist and brings back peace to the soul.
Make peace with the universe. Take joy in it. Every moment, a new beauty
Why do you stay in prison. When the door is so wide open?
All religions. All this singing. One song. Peace be with you.
I looked in temples, churches, and mosques. But I found the Divine within my heart.
All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony. Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.
Dance where you can break yourself up to pieces and totally abandon your worldly passions.
Don’t make yourself miserable with what is to come or not to come.
Silence gives answers.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.
Be patient where you sit in the dark, the dawn is coming.
The lamps are different, but the light is the same.
My dear heart, never think you are better than others. Listen to their sorrows with compassion. If you want peace, don’t harbor bad thoughts, do not gossip and don’t teach what you do not know.
Stop the words now. Open the window in the center of your chest and let the spirits fly in and out.
There is a community of the spirit. Join it, and feel the delight of walking in the noisy street and being the noise. Drink all your passion, and be a disgrace. Close both eyes to see with the other eye.
Peaceful is the one who’s not concerned with having more or less. Unbound by name and fame, he is free from sorrow from the world and mostly from himself.
A divine dance appears in the soul and the body at the time of peace and union. Anyone can learn the dance, just listen to the music.