Rumi Quotes

Who is Rumi?

Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet and mystic.

Born September 30, 1207
Died December 17, 1273

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

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

“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.”

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

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

“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.”

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

“Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.”

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“Respond to every call that excites your spirit.”

“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 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.”

“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.”

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“He who does not live in the way of his beliefs starts to believe in the way he lives.”


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