Rumi Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Rumi quotes, Rumi sayings, and Rumi proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.      

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On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty.      

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There are thousands of wines that can take over our minds. Don't think all ecstasies are the same!

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Either give me more wine or leave me alone.

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Travel brings power and love back into your life.     

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Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow.     

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Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.     

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It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I've gone and come back, I'll find it at home.     

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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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Go find yourself first So you can also find me.     

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Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.

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If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.

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Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.      

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Happy is the moment, when we sit together, with two forms, two faces, yet one soul, you and I.      

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

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Quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.     

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A rose's rarest essence lives in the thorn.

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There is a community of the spirit Join it, and feel the delight of walking in the noisy street, and being the noise.

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Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom.

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Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

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What you seek is seeking you.

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Be suspicious of what you want.     

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

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

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Swim out of your little pond.

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Travel brings power and love back into your life.     

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

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When your love contracts in anger, the atmosphere itself feels threatening. But when you're expansive, no matter what the weather, you're in an open, windy field with friends.

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Don't look for Love, look for the one looking for Love.

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There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again.

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