Here are 135 of the most inspiring Rumi quotes I could find. The goal? To make you think and expand your mind with these beautiful words. And don’t forget to buckle up: Rumi was a profound and moving author. Enjoy!
These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them. Rumi
We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us. Rumi
Only from the heart can you touch the sky. Rumi
Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love. Rumi
The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open. Rumi
Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction. Rumi
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Rumi
Love is the bridge between you and everything. Rumi
Keep silent, because the world of silence is a vast fullness. Rumi
When will you begin that long journey into yourself? Rumi
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop. Rumi
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think. Rumi
What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle. Rumi
Whenever they rebuild an old building, they must first of all destroy the old one. Rumi
As you start to walk on the way, the way appears. Rumi
Real name: Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī
Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, faqih, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic
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The Best Rumi Quotes
Let silence be the art you practice. Click to tweet
Silence gives answers.
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?
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.
My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.
Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom. Click to tweet
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my soul.
It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Let silence take you to the core of life.
In the blackest of your moments, wait with no fear.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
I should be suspicious of what I want.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
What matters is how quickly you do what your soul directs.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
Travel brings power and love back into your life.
When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.
There is a voice that doesn’t use words, listen.
In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.
I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.
If I love myself, I love you. If I love you, I love myself.
Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there.
Part 2. Rumi Quotes That Are…
The Most Famous Rumi Quotes
What you seek is seeking you. Click to tweet
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.
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.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion. Bewilderment brings intuitive knowledge.
Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.
Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.
Caught by our own thoughts, we worry about everything.
Let your teacher be love itself. (Related article: Sad Love Quotes That Will Bring You Some Relief)
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Laugh as much as you breathe. Love as long as you live.
Be drunk with love, for love is all that exists.
The soul has been given its own ears to hear things mind does not understand.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
The lion is most handsome when looking for food.
If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.
Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
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Short Rumi Quotes
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Sit, be still, and listen.
If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.
Patience is the key to joy.
Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.
Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought.
Move, but don’t move the way fear makes you move.
Become the sky. Take an axe to the prison wall. Escape.
Let yourself become living poetry.
Be soulful. Be kind. Be in love. Click to tweet
I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.
Dance until you shatter yourself.
The wealth within you, your essence, is your kingdom.
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.
Let’s rise above this animalistic behavior and be kind to one another.
Look at the moon in the sky, not the one in the lake.
What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout.
Grace comes to forgive and then forgive again.
To praise the sun is to praise your own eyes.
Respond to every call that excites your spirit.
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Inspirational Rumi Quotes
You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly. Click to tweet
Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe.
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.
The desire to know your own soul will end all other desires.
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.
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.
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.
Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah… it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.
Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in love.
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.
Your light is more magnificent than sunrise or sunset.
Funny Rumi Quotes
Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.
Either give me more wine or leave me alone.
Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it. Click to tweet
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.
Deep And Emotional Rumi Quotes
This turning toward what you deeply love saves you.
I have neither a soul nor a body, for I come from the very Soul of all souls.
Concentrate on the Essence, concentrate on the light.
Death has nothing to do with going away. The sun sets. The moon sets. But they are not gone.
If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?
Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls. Click to tweet
Beyond the rightness or wrongness of things there is a field, I’ll meet you there.
Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.
Every need brings what’s needed. Pain bears its cure like a child. Having nothing produces provisions. Ask a difficult question, and the marvelous answer appears.
Inside any deep asking is the answering.
Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?
Discard yourself and thereby regain yourself. Spread the trap of humility and ensnare love.
All that you think is rain is not. Behind the veil angels sometimes weep.
Wisdom tells us we are not worthy; love tells us we are. My life flows between the two.
Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.
Love risks everything and asks for nothing. Click to tweet
The time has come to turn your heart into a temple of fire.
The soul is here for its own joy.
Open your hands if you want to be held.
Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself.
Seek the sound that never ceases. Seek the sun that never sets.
The wound is the place where the light enters you. Click to tweet
Part 3. Conclusion
Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.
Don’t wait any longer. Dive in the ocean, leave and let the sea be you. Rumi
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