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Inspirational Rumi quotes

Inspirational Rumi quotes
Rumi

Rumi(1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Rumi has been described as the “most popular poet” and the “best selling poet” in the United States. His work has been translated in many languages around the world. Below is a collection of Rumi quotes. All Rumi quotes are very inspirational and motivational.

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Rumi quotes

“Set your self on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”
― Rumi

“Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Be notorious.”
― Rumi

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

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

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
― Rumi

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
― Rumi

“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”
― Rumi

“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
― Rumi

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

“Silence is the language of god,
all else is poor translation.”
― Rumi

“What you seek is seeking you.”
― Rumi

“The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.”
― Rumi

“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.”
― Rumi

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing 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.”
― Rumi quotes

“Be melting snow.
Wash yourself of yourself.”
― Rumi

“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

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

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

“Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.”
― Rumi

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
― Rumi

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”
― Rumi

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

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
― Rumi

“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?”
― Rumi

“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.”
― Rumi quotes

“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”
― Rumi

“Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”
― Rumi

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

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

“We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.”
― Rumi quotes

“People want you to be happy.
Don’t keep serving them your pain!

If you could untie your wings
and free your soul of jealousy,

you and everyone around you
would fly up like doves.”
― Rumi quotes

“Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought!

Why do you stay in prison
When the door is so wide open?”
― Rumi

“Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.”
― Rumi quotes

“Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others’ faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.”
― Rumi quotes

“The lion is most handsome when looking for food.”
― Rumi

“Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.”
― Rumi

“Either give me more wine or leave me alone.”
― Rumi

“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.”
― Rumi quotes

“I have lived on the lip
of insanity, wanting to know reasons,
knocking on a door. It opens.
I’ve been knocking from the inside.”
― Rumi

“Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.”
― Rumi

“I didn’t come here of my own accord, and I can’t leave that way.
Whoever brought me here will have to take me home.”
― Rumi

“The cure for pain is in the pain.”
― Rumi quotes

“But listen to me. For one moment
quit being sad. Hear blessings
dropping their blossoms
around you.”
― Rumi quotes

“Beauty surrounds us.”
― Rumi

“Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.”
― Rumi quotes

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

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

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.”
― Rumi quotes

“And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?”
Rumi

“Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.”
― Rumi

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

“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”
― Rumi

“Remember. The way you make love is the way God will be with you.”
― Rumi quotes

“When someone beats a rug,
the blows are not against the rug,
but against the dust in it.”
― Rumi

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

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”
― Rumi quotes

“Within tears, find hidden laughter
Seek treasures amid ruins, sincere one. ”
― Rumi

“Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come , come.”
― Rumi

“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”
― Rumi quotes

“Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom.
How do they learn it?
They fall and falling,
they’re given wings.”
― Rumi

“When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near truth.”
― Rumi

“The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night.”
― Rumi

“They say there is a doorway from heart to heart, but what is the use of a door when there are no walls?”
― Rumi quotes

“Oh soul,
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul.”
― Rumi quotes

“You wander from room to room
Hunting for the diamond necklace
That is already around your neck!”
― Rumi

“The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you
Don’t go back to sleep!
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep!
People are going back and forth
across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,
The door is round and open
Don’t go back to sleep!”
― Rumi quotes

“In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.”
― Rumi

“You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.”
― Rumi

“Here is a relationship booster
that is guaranteed to
work:
Every time your spouse or lover says something stupid
make your eyes light up as if you
just heard something
brilliant.”
― Rumi quotes

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See Also:- Be with those who help your being by Rumi

153 thoughts on “Inspirational Rumi quotes

    1. Thank you Eshani 🙂
      There wouldn’t have been a Rumi for non Persian speaking world without translators Such as Coleman Barks.

    2. Actually, Coleman Barks doesn’t know a word of Persian. His renditions are merely the byproducts of the “inspiration” he feels whenever he reads *someone else’s* English translations of Rumi. When you read any of “Rumi’s poetry” in a Coleman Barks collection, you’re not reading Rumi at all—you’re reading Coleman Barks. Just be aware of that.

  1. Thought I should let you know that the links which appear with the WordPress notice when YOU like or follow a blog do not work. I think you need to go to your Gravatar profile and correct something (though I cannot tell you what!)

  2. Even property investors need to be inspired and motivated all the time 🙂 Thank you for this valuable dose of inspirational quotes!

  3. I like this one below.
    “Forget safety.
    Live where you fear to live.
    Destroy your reputation.
    Be notorious.”― Rumi

    My immediate thought on this was ” No, don’t tell this to a former stunt actor!!!”
    But of course, I understand what Rumi’s words are, most probably, teaching us.
    I appreciate what encourages us to think or aim for the outside of the box.

  4. I’m ashamed to say I hadn’t heard of Rumi before this very second. Every single quote struck a chord with me. I’ve got to get me some Rumi. Thanks for this post. I look forward to more.

  5. I am glad you took time to stop by my blog. It is an honor to meet someone as well read as I. I have The Essential Rumi and many other philosophical and religious texts in my collection. All have something relevant to say, even if most do not want to hear their wisdom. BTW, how do I follow you?

  6. That’s a fitting question, “when will you start that journey into yourself?” Self discovery is the best adventure. In fact, I think I will write about that today.
    Thank you so much for following my blog and leading me here.
    Please connect with me on Twitter: @kamari2001

  7. “In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.”
    ― Rumi … When we write, we weave. In every action we partake, and in every word we speak, we weave. We weave consciously – mostly unconsciously. The human mind cannot hear when it is speaking – this is a scientific fact. Thank you for bringing Rumi to my consciousness again for a moment at least.

  8. Where are you from ? And thanks for following me , how did you find my blog do you like it ? If yes I’m very glad yours is amazing ! Keep going ❤️❤️

  9. Thank you for following my blog. I enjoy your Rumi quotes. I think this is my favorite: “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
    ― Rumi
    Much better to be wise than to be clever.

  10. Beautiful. My belief is that the truth can be summed up in just a few words. Rumi did it magnificently every time.
    Tx for the follow on my blog also.
    Have a great day!

  11. I read a book of love poetry by Rumi a decade ago and admired his intense images. This set of quotes by him reminds me how much I like the guy. What wisdom! The”wandering room from room looking for the diamond necklace when it’s around your neck” is priceless. Thanks!

  12. I adore Rumi. It is stunning to think of all the wisdom contained in the quotes you cite.
    Thank you for liking my post Omphalos and for bringing me here.

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