More than 800 years later, Rumi’s words still manage to touch our hearts.
But who exactly is Rumi and why should we bother to know him?
It’s no wonder that we can find Rumi quotes printed on T-shirts and mugs as well as being famous in social media portals.
Indeed, his teachings transcend time. His work gained popularity because of its universal message about peace, desire, love and passion.
Rumi’s poems are simple enough to be understood and his timeless views about life are still applicable even in our present world.
For this, we are in awe of Rumi’s brilliant mind and in love with his compassionate views. It’s been more than 800 years but one thing is for sure, his words will continue to inspire people from all over the world.
Here are 75 Rumi quotes to help us achieve inner peace and contentment:
“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad.”
“Knock. And he’ll open the door.”
“What you seek is seeking you.”
“The very center of your heart is where life begins – the most beautiful place on earth.”
“When you let go of who you are, you become who you might be.”
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
“I found myself.”
“Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.”
“You’ve seen my descent. Now watch my rising.”
“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.”
“The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself, everything that you want you already are
“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.”
“Your heart knows the way, run in that direction.”
“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.”
“Be patient where you sit in the dark, the dawn is coming.”
“The wound is the place where the light enters you.”
“The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.”
“Everyone has been made for some particular work and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”
“Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.”
“Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you?”
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?”
“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”
“Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about.”
“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”
“The lamps are different, but the light is the same.”
“When you do things from the soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
“There is a voice that doesn’t use words, listen.”
“Love is the bridge between you and everything.”
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”
“You have within you more love than you could ever understand.”
“The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.”
“Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open.”
“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.”
“My soul is my guide.”
“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
“Close your eyes. Fall in love. Stay there.”
“As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.”
“Life is a balance between holding on and letting go.”
“Raise your words not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers not thunder.”
“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.”
“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
“When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.”
“Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.”
“We are one. Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”
“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”
“Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.”
“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”
“Actually, your soul and mine are the same, we appear and disappear in each other.”
“Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.”
“Know that one day, your pain will become your cure.”
“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”
“I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.”
“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”
“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
“It’s your road and yours alone others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.”
“Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”
“The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.”
“Reason is powerless in the expression of love.”
“This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love you are.”
“If you find me not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you, from the beginning of me.”
“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”
“Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.”
“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere, they are in each other all along.”
“Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absentminded. Someone sober will worry about things going badly. Let the lover be.”
“There is a force within that gives you life. Seek that.”
“Shine like the universe is yours.”
“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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