Rumi Quotes Celebrating Love, Life, Nature, Sufism and the Universe!

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 Persian 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.

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Rumi Quotes
  1. “Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.”
  2. “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”
  3.  “There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again.”
  4. “Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
  5. “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.”
  6.  “Would you become a pilgrim on the road of love? The first condition is that you make yourself humble as dust and ashes.”
  7. “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.”
  8. “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.” 
  9. “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
  10. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” 
Rumi Quotes

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Fun fact: Do you know that Rumi’s full name was originally Jalaluddin Muhammad Balkhi? Keep reading the soulful Rumi quotes!

  1. “Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?”
  2. “The Prophets accept all agony and trust it. For the water has never feared the fire.”
  3. “Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.”
  4. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
  5. “Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.”
  6. “Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”
  7. “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?”
  8. “Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.”
  9. “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.”
  10. “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”
Rumi Quotes
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Fun Fact: Rumi is an Arabic word that literally means “Roman.” Since Rumi had spent so much of his life in the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum in Anatolia, which had previously invaded the region from the Eastern Roman, or Byzantine, Empire, he was given this name of Rumi. Continue reading this list of Rumi quotes. 

  1. “I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.”
  2. “The wound is the place where the light enters you.”
  3. “And so it is, that both the devil and the angelic spirits present us with objects of desire to awaken our power of choice.”
  4. “Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”
  5. “I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”
  6. “When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.”
  7. “Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.”
  8. “I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.”
  9. “Be full of sorrow, that you may become a hill of joy; weep, that you may break into laughter.”
  10. “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion. Bewilderment brings intuitive knowledge.”
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Fun Fact: Rumi was a traditional religious teacher until the age of 37, when he met Shams Tabrizi, a wandering dervish (a Muslim who tries to get closer to God by living in poverty). It was his friendship with Shamz that has changed his life.

Rumi quotes
  1. “Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought.”
  2. “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”
  3. “Don’t you know yet? It is your light that lights the world.”
  4. “Love is the bridge between you and everything.”
  5. “Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.”
  6. “Dance until you shatter yourself.”
  7. “It’s your road, and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.”
  8. “Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open.”
  9. “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.”
  10. “What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.”
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Fun Fact: Do you know that Rumi is credited with inventing the whirling dervishes’ dance. Keep reading the famous Rumi quotes till the end. 

  1. “The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.”
  2. “The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.”
  3. “Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there.”
  4. “Achieve some perfection yourself, so that you may not fall into sorrow by seeing the perfection in others.”
  5. “What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout.”
  6. “In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry you a thousand steps toward your goal.”
  7. “If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.”
  8. “There’s a field somewhere beyond all doubt and wrong doing. I’ll meet you there.”
  9. “Be certain that in the religion of Love there are no believers and unbelievers. LOVE embraces all.” 
  10. “Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.”

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