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.


Every door is another passage, another boundary we have to go beyond.     

Rumi

Lightning, your presence from ground to sky, no one knows what becomes of me, when you take me so quickly.     

Rumi

There is an invisible strength within us; when it recognizes two opposing objects of desire, it grows stronger.     

Rumi

Be occupied, then, with what you really value and let the thief take something else.     

Rumi

The eye goes blind when it only wants to see why.     

Rumi

Longing is the core of mystery. Longing itself brings the cure. The only rule is, suffer the pain. Your desires must be disciplined And what you want to happen in time, sacrificed.     

Rumi

Yesterday is gone and took away its tale. Today we must live a fresh story again.     

Rumi

Travel brings power and love back into your life.     

Rumi

The fluteplayer puts breath into a flute, and who makes the music? Not the flute. The Fluteplayer!     

Rumi

Play the flute of felicity! You, yourself, are the melody.     

Rumi

When you see anyone complaining of such and such a person's ill-nature and bad temper, know that the complainant is bad-tempered, forasmuch as he speaks ill of that bad-tempered person, because he alone is good-tempered who is quietly forbearing towards the bad-tempered and ill-natured.     

Rumi

Because the Beloved wants to know, unseen things become manifest. Hiding is the hidden purpose of creation.     

Rumi

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

Rumi

Let's get away from all the clever humans who put words in our mouth let's only say what our hearts desire.     

Rumi

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

Rumi

The lion is most handsome when looking for food.     

Rumi

The lion who breaks the enemy's ranks is a minor hero compared to the lion who overcomes himself.     

Rumi

Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you've been given the door with open.     

Rumi

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

Rumi

Burdens are the foundations of ease and bitter things the forerunners of pleasure.     

Rumi

The world is a playground, and death is the night     

Rumi

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

Rumi

There's hidden sweetness in the stomach's emptiness.     

Rumi

The hurt you embrace becomes joy.     

Rumi

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

Rumi

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

Rumi

Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more unseen forms become manifest to him.     

Rumi

Our purpose here on earth: to manifest the very nature of our spirit, which is touched by the spirit of God.     

Rumi

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

Rumi

Stop searching here and there, the jewels are inside you.     

Rumi