Rumi Quotes To Inspire You Today

Unlock life-changing wisdom and inspiration with powerful Rumi quotes. As a renowned 13th century poet, his timeless wisdom and touching words still resonate today. Meaningful quotes from the famous Sufi poet Rumi will help you find solace, compassion, and courage to improve your life.

Whether you’re in need of a new perspective, some motivation, or just a dose of inspiration, wise Rumi quotes can help you gain a deeper understanding of life, love, happiness and yourself.

Best Rumi Quotes

The whole universe is contained within a single human being you. Rumi

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. Rumi

Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. Rumi

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. Rumi

Love is the bridge between you and everything. Rumi

Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Rumi

Grace comes to forgive and then forgive again. Rumi

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Rumi

Travel brings power and love back into your life. Rumi

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

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When you seek love with all your heart you shall find its echo in the universe. Rumi

Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free. Rumi

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

Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. Rumi

Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love. Rumi

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

Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths. Rumi

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life? Rumi

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Don’t you know yet? It is your light that lights the worlds. Rumi

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

We are born of love; Love is our mother. Rumi

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

Respond to every call that excites your spirit. Rumi

My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there. Rumi

This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love you are. Rumi

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Rumi

The very center of your heart is where life begins the most beautiful place on earth. Rumi

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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. Rumi

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

Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death. Rumi

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

Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. Rumi

These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them. Rumi

Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself. Rumi

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Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor. Rumi

Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure. Rumi

Only from the heart can you touch the sky. Rumi

I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think. Rumi

The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night. Rumi

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

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

When you lose all sense of self, the bonds of a thousand chains will vanish. Rumi

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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

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

Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words. Rumi

Your radiance shines in every atom of creation yet our petty desires keep it hidden. Rumi

Everything about yesterday has gone with yesterday. Today, it is needed to say new things. Rumi

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames. Rumi

If you want to win hearts, sow the seeds of Love. If you want heaven, stop scattering thorns on the road. Rumi

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This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. Rumi

When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. Rumi

Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place. Rumi

Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in love. Rumi

I know you’re tired but come, this is the way. Rumi

Why ever talk of miracles when you are destined to become infinite love. Rumi

Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. Rumi

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Why should I be weary when every cell of my body is bursting with life? Rumi

Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy. Rumi

Shine like the whole universe is yours. Rumi

Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear. Rumi

The lion is most handsome when looking for food. Rumi

A thousand half loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home. Rumi

Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots. Rumi

We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust. Rumi

Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty. Rumi

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Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come. Rumi

Pain is a treasure, for it contains mercies. Rumi

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. Rumi

What matters is how quickly you do what your soul directs. Rumi

Two there are who are never satisfied the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge. Rumi

The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart. Rumi

And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself? Rumi

The ground’s generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground. Rumi

Listen with ears of tolerance! See through the eyes of compassion! Speak with the language of love. Rumi

You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens. Rumi

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Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of This Moment. Rumi

Either give me more wine or leave me alone. 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. Rumi

Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you. Rumi

Whatever purifies you is the right path, I will not try to define it. Rumi

The cure for pain is in the pain. Rumi

Everything you possess of skill, and wealth, and handicraft, wasn’t it first merely a thought and a quest? Rumi

I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways. Rumi

In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry you a thousand steps toward your goal. Rumi

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What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle. Rumi

Be kind to yourself, dear to our innocent follies. Forget any sounds or touch you knew that did not help you dance. You will come to see that all evolves us. Rumi

Reason is powerless in the expression of Love. Rumi

Achieve some perfection yourself, so that you may not fall into sorrow by seeing the perfection in others. Rumi

Study me as much as you like, you will not know me, for I differ in a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see. Rumi

Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined. Rumi

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

A mountain keeps an echo deep inside. That’s how I hold your voice. Rumi

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The garden of the world has no limits except in your mind. Rumi

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. Rumi

It’s your road, and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. Rumi

That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful. Rumi

Thankfulness brings you to the place where the beloved lives. Rumi

Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon. Rumi

That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility. Rumi

Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged. Rumi

A wealth you cannot imagine flows through you. Do not consider what strangers say. Be secluded in your secret heart house, that bowl of silence. Rumi

What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout. Rumi

I didn’t come here of my own accord, and I can’t leave that way. Whoever brought me here will have to take me home. Rumi

Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you? Rumi

If light is in your heart, you will find your way home. Rumi

Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad. Rumi

You have no need to travel anywhere journey within yourself. Enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own light. Rumi

Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings. Rumi

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

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

The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you. Rumi

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

Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there. Rumi

You think because you understand one you must also understand two, because one and one make two. But you must also understand and. Rumi

Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees. Rumi

The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night. Rumi

We rarely hear the inward music, but we’re all dancing to it nevertheless. Rumi

Beauty surrounds us. Rumi

Love is an open secret, the most obvious thing in the world and the most hidden, with no why to how it keeps its mystery. Rumi

God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that you will have two wings to fly, not one. Rumi

It’s your road and yours alone others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. Rumi

Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon; How much it can fill your room depends on its windows. Rumi

Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being Rumi

Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe. Rumi

Remember. The way you make love is the way God will be with you. Rumi

There is little one can say about love. It has to be lived, and it’s always in motion. Rumi

When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near truth. Rumi

You have within you more love than you could ever understand. Rumi

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

Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you. Rumi

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

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

They say there is a doorway from heart to heart, but what is the use of a door when there are no walls? Rumi

Love is a river. Drink from it. Rumi

I once had a thousand desires. But in my one desire to know you all else melted away. Rumi

That moon which the sky never saw even in dreams has risen again. Rumi

All people on the planet are children, except for a very few. No one is grown up except those free of desire. Rumi

Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Rumi

Your breath touched my soul and I saw beyond all limits. Rumi

Somewhere beyond right and wrong, there is a garden. I will meet you there. Rumi

This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief. Rumi

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

Is it really so that the one I love is everywhere? Rumi

The rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorns. Rumi

Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life. Rumi

Sometimes you hear a voice through the door calling you. This turning toward what you deeply love saves you. Rumi

Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls. Rumi

Gamble everything for love, if you’re a true human being. Rumi

Love rests on no foundation. It is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end. Rumi

You have no idea how hard I’ve looked for a gift to bring You. Nothing seemed right. What’s the point of bringing gold to the gold mine, or water to the ocean. Everything I came up with was like taking spices to the Orient. It’s no good giving my heart and my soul because you already have these. So I’ve brought you a mirror. Look at yourself and remember me. Rumi

You’ve seen my descent, now watch my rising. Rumi

Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it. Rumi

You are not just a drop in the ocean, you are the mighty ocean in the drop. Rumi

The truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth. Rumi

We love that s why life is full of so many wonderful gifts. Rumi

If you look too closely at the form, you’ll miss the essence. Rumi

I belong to no religion. My religion is love. Every heart is my temple. Rumi

Love comes with a knife, not some shy question, and not with fears for its reputation! Rumi

People want you to be happy, don’t keep serving them your pain. Rumi

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment is intuition. Rumi

I looked in temples, churches, and mosques. But I found the Divine within my heart. Rumi

Whoever’s calm and sensible is insane! Rumi

With life as short as a half taken breath, don’t plant anything but love. Rumi

She loved him so much she concealed his name in many phrases, the inner meanings known only to her. Rumi

There is a moon inside every human being. Learn to be companions with it. Rumi