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.


This is a gathering of Lovers. In this gathering there is no high, no low, no smart, no ignorant, no special assembly, no grand discourse, no proper schooling required. There is no master, no disciple. This gathering is more like a drunken party, full of tricksters, fools, mad men and mad women. This is a gathering of Lovers.     

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Dive today from the cliff of what you know into what you can't know.     

Rumi

Tender words we spoke to one another are sealed in the secret vaults of heaven. One day like rain, they will fall to earth and grow green all over the world.     

Rumi

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep.     

Rumi

Submit to love without thinking, as the sun rose this morning recklessly extinguishing our star-candle minds.     

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Submit to a daily practice. Your loyalty to that is a ring at the door. Keep knocking, and the joy inside will eventually open a window and look out to see who's there.     

Rumi

One thing I learnt about writing is be true to your feelings but at the same time, be a pretentious writer.     

Rumi

They are the chosen ones who have surrendered.     

Rumi

The cure for pain is in the pain. Good and bad are mixed. If you don't have both, you don't belong with us.     

Rumi

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep.     

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When the light returns to its source, it takes nothing of what it has illuminated.     

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What you seek is seeking you.     

Rumi

Don't seek the water; get thirst.     

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This world's existence is one night long. There's a great lively gathering that night, but some people sleep through it     

Rumi

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

Rumi

Like two swimmers who love the water, their souls knit together without being sewn, no seam.     

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

My Soul is my Guide, for my Soul is of that Abode I will not Speak of the Earthly, I am of the Unknown.     

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This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. Welcome and entertain them all!      

Rumi

Open your arms if you want the Beloved's embrace.     

Rumi

The agony of lovers burns with the fire of passion. Lovers leave traces of where they've been. The wailing of broken hearts is the doorway to God.     

Rumi

On this path let the heart be your guide.     

Rumi

Judge the moth by the beauty of the candle.     

Rumi

Silence is the root of everything. If you spiral into its void a hundred voices will thunder messages you long to hear.     

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But that shadow has been serving you! What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle. Your boundaries are your quest. You must have shadow and light source both. Listen, and lay your head under the tree of awe.     

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There is no worse sickness for the soul, o you who are proud, than this pretense of perfection.     

Rumi

If you are looking for a friend who is faultless, you will be friendless.     

Rumi