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.


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.     

Rumi

Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine.     

Rumi

When the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray.     

Rumi

Believe in love's infinite journey, for it is your own, for you are love. Love is life.     

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

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

Rumi

People of the world don't look at themselves, and so they blame one another.     

Rumi

Either give me more wine or leave me alone.     

Rumi

We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.     

Rumi

Either give me more wine or leave me alone.     

Rumi

Faith in the king comes easily in lovely times, but be faithful now and endure, pale lover.     

Rumi

Be kind and honest, and harmful poisons will turn sweet inside you.     

Rumi

There are many winds full of anger, and lust and greed. They move the rubbish around, but the solid mountain of our true nature stays where it's always been.     

Rumi

The morning wind spreads its fresh smell. We must get up and take that in, that wind that lets us live. Breathe before it's gone.     

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Snake's poison is life to the snake; it is in relation to man that it means death.     

Rumi

Now i am sober and there's only the hangover and the memory of love.     

Rumi

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

Rumi

Be grateful for your life, every detail of it, and your face will come to shine like a sun, and everyone who sees it will be made glad and peaceful.     

Rumi

Water in the boat is the ruin of the boat, but water under the boat is its support.     

Rumi

There is one way of breathing that is shameful and constricted. Then, there's another way: a breath of love that takes you all the way to infinity.     

Rumi

What is planted in each person's soul will sprout.     

Rumi

If you want the moon, do not hide at night. If you want a rose, do not run from the thorns. If you want love, do not hide from yourself.     

Rumi

Love is the bridge between you and everything.     

Rumi

Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.     

Rumi

I looked in temples, chruches, and mosuqes. But I found the divine within my heart.     

Rumi

Never lose hope, my heart, Miracles dwell in the invisible.     

Rumi

There is a window from one heart to another heart.     

Rumi

If the house of the world is dark, Love will find a way to create windows.     

Rumi

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

Rumi

You suppose that you are the lock on the door. But you are the key that opens it.     

Rumi