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65 Inspirational Rumi Quotes That Will Change Your Life

(Last Updated On: November 16, 2017)

Rumi Quotes

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, or simply Rumi, was one of the best and most sought after spiritual master and poet of all time. Although he lived hundreds of years ago, his poems have sold millions of copies in recent years, which makes him the best selling poet in the US. Today, his works are read by millions of people all around the world and his wise words have helped many get through tough times.

Btw here’s our favourite book from Rumi. Check it out here!

Here are 65 of our favourite quotes from Rumi:


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


“What you seek is seeking you.”


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


“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop”


“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”


“Come, seek, for search is the foundation of fortune: every success depends upon focusing the heart.”


“If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.”


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


“Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. Halfheartedness does not reach into majesty.”


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


“You have within you more love than you could ever understand.”


“Close your eyes. Fall in love. Stay there.”


“The lamps are different, but the light is the same.”


“Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.”


“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”


“My soul is my guide.”


“It’s your road, and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.”


“As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.”


“The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.”


“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad.”


“Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open.”


“All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.”


“The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.”


“This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love you are.”


“Forget safety. Live where you fear to live.”


“Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you?”


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


“Before death takes away what you are given, give away what there is to give. ”


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


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


“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.”


“There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth.”


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


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


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


“The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.”


“Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.”


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


“Don’t you know yet? It is your light that lights the worlds.”


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


“Shine like the universe is yours.”


“Knock. And he’ll open the door.”


“The very center of your heart is where life begins – the most beautiful place on earth.”


“I found myself.”


“Love is the bridge between you and everything.”


“The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.”


“Life is a balance between holding on and letting go.”


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


“You’ve seen my descent. Now watch my rising.”


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


“The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.”


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


“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.”


“There is a force within that gives you life. Seek that.”


“Don’t be satisfied with stories. How things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”


“Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about.”


“When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.”


“Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.”


“Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.”


“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.”


“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step

without feet.”


“When you let go of who you are, you become who you might be.”


“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.”


“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.”


There you have it. 65 very inspirations quotes that will turn your day around. Share if you think this was helpful!

Btw here’s my favourite Rumi book. Check it out here!

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