101 Rumi Quotes That Will Actually Make Your Life Better

I am sure you must have read or heard at least of the below Rumi quotes. That’s because it is popular and inspiring, especially for young people. You will find Rumi quotes on love, life, success, career, peace, friendship, and spiritual enlightenment.

Jalal ad-Din Mohammad Rumi was a Persian poet, author, and scholar. His works are recognized worldwide and admired even today.

Here are some of the Rumi Quotes that will brighten your day, empower you and actually make your life better.

1. “Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”

2. “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”

3. “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.”

4. “Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.”

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

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

7. “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”

8. “What you seek is seeking you.”

9. “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”

10. “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

Rumi quotes on Life
Rumi Quotes

11. “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion. Bewilderment brings intuitive knowledge.”

12. “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”

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

14. “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”

15. “Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.”

16. “Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”

17. “Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.”

18. “This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love you are.”

19. “Be full of sorrow, that you may become hill of joy; weep, that you may break into laughter.”

20. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”

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21. “Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.”

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

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

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

25. “Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.”

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26. “I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.”

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

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

29. “The very center of your heart is where life begins – the most beautiful place on earth.”

30. “Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.”

Rumi Quotes on success
Rumi Quotes

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

32. “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.”

33. “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.”

34. “Travel brings power and love back into your life.”

35. “Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there.”

36. “The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.”

37. “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”

38. “If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.”

39. “Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought.”

40. “Dance until you shatter yourself.”

41. “I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.”

42. “Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.”

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

44. “Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.”

45. “What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout.”

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46. “Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself.”

47. “And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?”

48. “You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”

49. “Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”

50. “Respond to every call that excites your spirit.”

Rumi Quotes on love
Rumi Quotes

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

52. “Either give me more wine or leave me alone.”

53. “The cure for pain is in the pain.”

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

55. “Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.”

56. “I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways.”

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

58. “These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”

60. “What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.”

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

62. “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”

63. “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.”

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

65. “Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces.”

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66. “The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night.”

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

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

69. “Beauty surrounds us.”

70. “Only from the heart can you touch the sky.”

Rumi Quotes

71. “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.”

72. “Shine like the whole universe is yours.”

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

74. “When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near truth.”

75. “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”

76. “To praise the sun is to praise your own eyes.”

77. “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”

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

79. “Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open.”

80. “Love is the bridge between you and everything.”

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

82. “Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking.”

83. “Within tears, find hidden laughter. Seek treasures amid ruins, sincere one.”

84. “I will soothe you and heal you, I will bring you roses. I too have been covered with thorns.”

85. “When someone beats a rug, the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it.”

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

87. “Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.”

88. “I will be waiting here…. for your silence to break, for your soul to shake, for your love to wake!”

89. “Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.”

90. “The lion is most handsome when looking for food.”

91. “Somewhere beyond right and wrong, there is a garden. I will meet you there.”

92. “When someone is counting out gold for you, don’t look at your hands, or the gold. Look at the giver.”

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

94. “Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.”

95. “What matters is how quickly you do what your soul directs.”

96. “I am yours. Don’t give myself back to me.”

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

98. “Give your weakness to one who helps.”

99. “Whoever’s calm and sensible is insane!”

100. “The universe and the light of the stars come through me.”

Rumi Quotes  on life
Rumi Quotes

101. “My heart is so small, it’s almost invisible. How can You place such big sorrows in it?; “Look,” He answered, “your eyes are even smaller, yet they behold the world.”

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