Rumi Quotes On Beauty, Happiness, Nature & Life

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Rumi (Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī; Mevlana) born (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273) in Khwarezmian Empire. He was famous Persian Sunni Muslim poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and was a 13th Century Sufi mystic. Rumi’s work is written mostly in Persian and his poems have been translated into many of the world’s known languages. His work was popular in Turkey, Azerbaijan, the United States, South Asia, Greater Iran and the Persian-speaking world. With his golden words these popular Rumi quotes will inspire you.

Inspirational Rumi Quotes

  1. “Knock. And he’ll open the door.”
  2. “The very center of your heart is where life begins – the most beautiful place on earth.”
  3. “Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”
  4. “I’m in love!
    Your advice, what are they?
    Love has poisoned me!
    Your remedies, what are they?
    I hear them shout: “fast, Bind him feet!”
    But if my heart that has gone mad!
    Those strings on my feet
    What is the point?”
  5. “Would you become a pilgrim on the road of love? The first condition is that you make yourself humble as dust and ashes.”
  6. “There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again.”
  7. “Forget safety. Live where you fear to live.”
  8. “Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about.”
  9. “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.”
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  11. “All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.”
  12. “Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.”   ,Rumi quotes about life
  13. “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
  14. “Love is an emerald.
    Its brilliant light wards off dragons
    On this treacherous path.”
  15. “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.”
  16. “If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.”   , Rumi quotes about the heart
  17. “You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”
  18. “Dancing is not just getting up painlessly, like a leaf blown on the wind; dancing is when you tear your heart out and rise out of your body to hang suspended between the worlds.”
  19. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
  20. “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.”
  21. “Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?”
  22. “Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.”
  23. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
  24. “I am so close, I may look distant.
    So completely mixed with you, I may look separate.
    So out in the open, I appear hidden.
    So silent, because I am constantly talking with you.”
  25. “Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”
  26. “Don’t wait any longer.
    Dive in the ocean,
    Leave and let the sea be you.”
  27. “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 quotes on love
  28. “May these vows and this marriage be blessed.”
  29. “There’s a field somewhere
    beyond all doubt and wrong doing.
    I’ll meet you there.”
  30. “The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”“What you seek is seeking you.”
  31. “Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”
  32. “Be certain that in the religion of Love there are no believers and unbelievers. LOVE embraces all.”
  33. “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”
  34. “Make your last journey
    from this strange world
    soar for the heights
    where there is no more
    separation of you and your home God has created
    your wings not to be dormant
    as long as you are alive
    you must try more and more
    to use your wings to show you’re alive.”
  35. “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.”
  36. “Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.”
  37. “Don’t you know yet? It is your light that lights the worlds.”
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  39. “When you do things from the soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
  40. “Never lose hope, my heart, miracles dwell in the invisible. If the whole world turns against you keep your eyes on the Friend.”  , Rumi quotes on friendship
  41. “When soul rises, Into lips
    You feel the kiss, You have wanted.”
  42. “Peaceful is the one who’s not concerned with having more or less.
    Unbound by name and fame, he is free from sorrow from the world and mostly from himself.”
  43. “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 quotes come come whoever you are
  44. You wander from room to room
    Hunting for the diamond necklace
    That is already around your neck!”   , Rumi quotes diamond necklace
  45. “Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.”
  46. “Travel brings power and love back into your life.”
  47. “A pen went scribbling along. When it tried to write love, it broke.”
  48. “My dear soul, flee from the worthless,
    stay close only to those with a pure heart.
    Like attracts like.
    A crow will lead you to the grave,
    a parrot to a lump of sugar.”
  49. “Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought! Why do you stay in prison
    When the door is so wide open?”
  50. “It is certain that an atom of goodness on the path of faith is never lost.”
  51. “Someone who does not run toward the allure of love walks a road where nothing lives. But this dove here senses the love hawk floating above, and waits, and will not be driven or scared to safety.”
  52. “If you are seeking, seek us with joy
    For we live in the kingdom of joy.
    Do not give your heart to anything else
    But to the love of those who are clear joy,
    Do not stray into the neighborhood of despair.
    For there are hopes: they are real, they exist –
    Do not go in the direction of darkness –
    I tell you: suns exist.”
  53. “Open your hands if you want to be held.”
  54. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
  55. “You cannot hide love
    Love will get on its way
    To the heart of someone you love
    Far or near, it goes home
    To where it belongs
    To the heart of lovers.”
  56. “A life without love is of no account. Don’t ask yourself what kind of love you should seek, spiritual or material, divine or mundane, Eastern or Western. Divisions only lead to more divisions. Love has no labels, no definitions. It is what it is, pure and simple. Love is the water of life. And a lover is a soul of fire! The universe turns differently when fire loves water.”  , Rumi quotes about water
  57. “Love is the house of God and you are living in that house.”
  58. “You have within you more love than you could ever understand.”   , Rumi quotes about love
  59. “The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.”
  60. “Whenever we manage to love without expectations,
    calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven.”
  61. “When I am with you, everything is prayer.”
  62. “You will learn by reading,But you will understand with LOVE.”
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  64. “Love flows down. The ground submits to the sky and suffers what comes. Is the ground worse for giving in like that? Do not put blankets over the drum. Open completely. Let your spirit ear listen to the green dome’s passionate murmur.”
  65. “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.”
  66. “Why are you so enchanted by this world when a mine of gold lies within you?”
  67. “The heart is cooking a pot of food for you. Be patient until it is cooked.”
  68. ‘Love is not an emotion, it’s your very existence.”
  69. “The way you make love is the way God will be with you.”
  70. “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.”
  71. “The heart has its own language. The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak.”
  72. “Love rests on no foundation. It is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end.”
  73. “If you want to be more alive, love is the truest health.”
  74. “Sometimes you hear a voice through the door calling you… This turning toward what you deeply love saves you.”
  75. “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.”
  76. “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.”
  77. “I was dead, then alive.
    Weeping, then laughing.The power of love came into me,
    and I became fierce like a lion,
    then tender like the evening star.”
  78. “Love comes with a knife, not some shy question, and not with fears for its reputation!”
  79. “Let silence take you to the core of life.”
  80. “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
  81. “Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.”
  82. “Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.”
  83. “Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”  , Rumi quotes be a lamp
  84. “You think of yourself
    as a citizen of the universe.
    You think you belong
    to this world of dust and matter.
    Out of this dust
    you have created a personal image,
    and have forgotten
    about the essence of your true origin.”
  85. “When someone criticizes or disagrees with you, a small ant of hatred and antagonism is born in your heart. If you do not squash that ant at once, it might grow into a snake, or even a dragon.”
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  87. “The result of my life is no more than three words: I was raw, I became cooked, I was burnt.”
  88. “Be motivated like the falcon,
    hunt gloriously.
    Be magnificent as the leopard,
    fight to win.
    Spend less time with
    nightingales and peacocks.
    One is all talk,
    the other only color.”
  89. “Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you.”
  90. “Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon; how much it can fill your room depends on its windows.”  , Rumi quotes about the moon
  91. “When you go through a hard period,
    When everything seems to oppose you,
    When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute,
    NEVER GIVE UP!
    Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!”
  92. “What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.”
  93. “Somewhere beyond right and wrong, there is a garden. I will meet you there.”  , Rumi quotes beyond right and wrong
  94. “These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”
  95. “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”
  96. “The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.”  , Rumi quotes about beauty
  97. “Nothing can help me but that beauty.
    There was a dawn I remember
    when my soul heard something from your soul.”
  98. “I drank water from your spring
    and felt the current take me.”
  99. “What matters is how quickly you do what your soul directs.”

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  100. “Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.”
  101. “Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”   , Rumi quotes about nature
  102. “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”
  103. “Let go of your mind and then be mindful.
    Close your ears and listen!”
  104. “Your breath touched my soul and I saw beyond all limits.”
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  106. “Look carefully around you and recognize
    the luminosity of souls.
    Sit beside those who draw you to that.”
  107. “Sit quietly and listen for a voice that will say, “Be more silent.” As that happens, your soul starts to revive.”
  108. “The soul has been given it’s own ears to hear things the mind does not understand.”
  109. “Your soul is so close to mine
    That what you dream, I know. …
    I know everything you think of: your heart is so close to mine!”
  110. “This is how I would die
    into the love I have for you:
    As pieces of cloud
    dissolve in sunlight.”
  111. “Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real sufis just laugh: nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl.”
  112. “In the silence of love
    you will find the spark of life.”
  113. “Know the true definition of yourself. That is essential.
    Then, when you know your own definition, flee from it.”
  114. “With passion pray. With passion make love. With passion eat and drink and dance and play.Why look like a dead fish in this ocean of God?”
  115. “There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.”
  116. “The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.
  117. “Shine like the universe is yours.”
  118. “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”
  119. “Life is a balance between holding on and letting go.”  , Rumi quotes on life
  120. “We are one. Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”
  121. “You’ve seen my descent. Now watch my rising.”
  122. “Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.”   , Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi quotes
  123. “It’s your road, and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.”
  124. “The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.”
  125. “This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love you are.”
  126. “I found myself.”
  127. “Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.”
  128. “Your task is not to seek love, but to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
  129. “Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. If not, leave this gathering. Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty.”  , Rumi quotes gamble everything for love

Few facts about Rumi:-

  • He was a Sufi mystic poet from Persia and is the bestselling poet among US Muslims
  • On the anniversary of his death, every year a ceremony takes place at Rumi’s tomb in Turkey on 17 December
  • It is believed he was able to see visions of angels during childhood
  • After meeting with Shams(A Holy man), he became an inspired poet and a great lover of humanity

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