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.


Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.     

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I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God.     

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Know then that the body is merely a garment. Go seek the wearer, not the cloak.     

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When you seek love with all your heart, you shall find its echoes in the universe.     

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Now be silent. Let the dne who creates the words speak. He made the door. He made the lock. He also made the key.     

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

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If you want to be more alive, love is the truest health.     

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A craftsman pulled a reed from the reedbed, cut holes in it, and called it a human being. Since then, it's been wailing a tender agony of parting, never mentioning the skill that gave it life as a flute.     

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Every prophet and every saint has a way, but all lead to God. All ways are really one.     

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The prophets accept all agony and trust it. For the water has never feared the fire.     

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The water in the stream may have changed many times, but the reflection of the moon and the stars remains the same.     

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In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.     

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

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If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?     

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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.     

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Your magnificence has made me a wonder. Your charm has taught me the way of love.     

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Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.     

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The day you were born, a ladder was set up to help you escape this world.     

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Do you pay regular visits to yourself? Start now.     

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Listen to the sound of waves within you.     

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A servant wants to be rewarded for what he does. A lover wants only to be in love's presence, that ocean whose depth will never be known.     

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Trade your cleverness for bewilderment.     

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The interpretation that makes you ardent and hopeful and active and reverent is the true one.     

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Humble living does not diminish. It fills. Going back to a simpler self gives wisdom.     

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Purify your eyes, and see the pure world. Your life will fill with radiant forms.     

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Purify yourself from the attributes of self, so that you may see your own pure, untarnished essence.     

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Whenever they rebuild an old building, they must first of all destroy the old one.     

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You show your worth by what you seek.     

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You wander from room to room Hunting for the diamond necklace That is already around your neck!     

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Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are.     

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