Rumi Quotes

Who was Rumi?

Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī aka Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet and mystic.

Born September 30, 1207
Died December 17, 1273
Aged 66 years old

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Best 31 Quotes by Rumi – Page 1 of 2

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

“Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought!
Why do you stay in prison
When the door is so wide open?”

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

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

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

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

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

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“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.”

“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”

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

“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”

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

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.”

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

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“Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.”

“Respond to every call that excites your spirit.”

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“There exists in nature a force which is immeasurably more powerful than steam, and by means of which a single man, who knows how to adapt and direct it, might upset and alter the face of the world.”

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“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”

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

“The cure for pain is in the pain.”

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

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

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

“What you seek is seeking you.”

“When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you're not here, I can't go to sleep. Praise God for those two insomnias! And the difference between them.”

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

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

“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.”

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

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

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“Manifestation begins with the willingness to make room in our beliefs for something that supposedly doesn’t exist. We create that 'something' through the force of consciousness and awareness.”

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