201 Rumi Quotes In Honor Of Love, Life And Wisdom (2020)

Rumi Quotes are inspirational, and his poetry will expand your mind allowing you to gain insight about your life.

Rumi lived in the 13th century as a Persian poet and had a massive influence on the Muslim communities writing and culture. His writings are eloquent, wise, and powerful; as you read, you will look at the world differently.

One of my favorite poets, Rumi quotes, and Rumi sayings still resonate in our world today.

Rumi Quotes

Rumi has a massive following around the world and is one of the best selling poets in the USA.

In celebration of Rumi, we have put together a collection of his most famous quotes and sayings.

When you are finished, please see our collection of Self Reflection Quotes.

Rumi Love Quotes

A heart filled with love is like a Phoenix that no cage can imprison.

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A heart filled with love is like a Phoenix that no cage can imprison.

Love risks everything and asks for nothing.

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Love risks everything and asks for nothing.
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Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.

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

More quotes to inspire you:

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

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

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Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven.

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I am filled with you. Skin, blood, bone, brain, and soul. There’s no room for lack of trust, or trust. Nothing in this existence but that existence.

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Love is an emerald. Its brilliant light wards off dragons on this treacherous path.

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Love is the house of God and you are living in that house.

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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

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

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When you seek love with all your heart you shall find its echo in the universe.
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This is love: to fly toward a secret, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.

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A pen went scribbling along. When it tried to write love, it broke.

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Love Quotes By Rumi

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.

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Come out of the circle of time and into the circle of love.

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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?

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When I am with you, everything is prayer.

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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 light becomes this art.

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In the silence of love you will find the spark of life

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The heart is cooking a pot of food for you. Be patient until it is cooked

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You will learn by reading, but you will understand with Love

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Whenever we can manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven.

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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.

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

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The heart has its own language. The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak.

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Love is not an emotion, it’s your very existence.

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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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More Love Quotes

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

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Love is the cure, for your pain will keep giving birth to more pain until your eyes constantly exhale love as effortlessly as your body yields its scent.

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Love is a river. Drink from it.

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In your light I learn how to love.

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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?

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Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces.

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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.

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To Love is to be God.
Never will a Lover’s chest feel any sorrow.
Never will a Lover’s robe be touched by mortals.
Never will a Lover’s body be found buried in the earth.
To Love is to be God.

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

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I would love to kiss you.
The price of kissing is your life.

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Love isn’t the work of the tender and the gentle;
Love is the work of wrestlers.
The one who becomes a servant of lovers is really a fortunate sovereign.
Don’t ask anyone about Love; ask Love about Love.
Love is a cloud that scatters pearls.

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I went inside my heart to see how it was.
Something there makes me hear the whole world weeping.

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

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We are born of love; Love is our mother.

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More Rumi Love Quotes

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.

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Love is the bridge between you and everything.

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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.

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If you want to be more alive, love is the truest health.

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Love so needs to love that it will endure almost anything, even abuse, just to flicker for a moment. But the sky’s mouth is kind,
its song will never hurt you, for I sing those words.

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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.

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Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. If not, leave this gathering. Half heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty.

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I was dead, then alive.
Weeping, then laughing.

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

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

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You think you are alive because you breathe air?
Shame on you, that you are alive in such a limited way.
Don’t be without Love, so you won’t feel dead.
Die in Love and stay alive forever.

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

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

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

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Rumi Quotes On Beauty

Nothing can help me but that beauty.
There was a dawn I remember when my soul heard something from your soul.

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Beauty surrounds us.

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Woman is the light of God.

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

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I see my beauty in you.

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On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day.

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The woman has great power. She can tie knots in your chest that only God’s breathing loosens. Don’t take her appeal lightly.

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I drank water from your spring and felt the current take me.

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Only from the heart can you touch the sky.

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The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart

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Rumi Quotes On Life

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

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

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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.

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

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Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?

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The Prophets accept all agony and trust it. For the water has never feared the fire.

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

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

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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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Don’t wait any longer.
Dive in the ocean,
Leave and let the sea be you.

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Life Quotes By Rumi

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.

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Let silence take you to the core of life.

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Would you become a pilgrim on the road of love? The first condition is that you make yourself humble as dust and ashes.

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

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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

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Travel brings power and love back into your life.

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There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again.

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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.

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The result of my life is no more than three words: I was raw, I became cooked, I was burnt.

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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.

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More Life Quotes

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

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I died as a mineral and became a plant,
I died as a plant and rose to animal,
I died as an animal and I was Man.
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?

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The result of my life is no more than three words: I was raw, I became cooked, I was burnt.

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Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought!

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

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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.

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Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.

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At the end of my life, with just one breath left, if you come, I’ll sit up and sing.

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This is how I would die
into the love I have for you:
As pieces of cloud
dissolve in sunlight.

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

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

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Rumi Sadness Quotes

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

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Anyone who knows me, should learn to know me again; For I am like the Moon, you will see me with new face everyday.

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Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought! Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open? Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence. Flow down and down in always widening rings of being.

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But listen to me. For one moment quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.

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

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

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

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You have seen your own strength. You have seen your own beauty. You have seen your golden wings. Why do you worry?

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

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Rumi Soul Quotes

When soul rises
Into lips
You feel the kiss
You have wanted

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Look carefully around you and recognize the luminosity of souls.
Sit beside those who draw you to that.

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Body is not veiled from soul, neither soul from body, Yet no man hath ever seen a soul.

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The soul has been given it’s own ears to hear things the mind does not understand.

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Let go of your mind and then be mindful.
Close your ears and listen!

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

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The soul is her for its own joy.

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I have put the ear of my soul in the widow of your heart

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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 graveyard, a parrot to a lump of sugar.

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Sit quietly and listen for a voice that will say, “Be more silent.” As that happens, your soul starts to revive.

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

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Never lose hope, my heart, miracles dwell in the invisible. If the whole world turns against you keep your eyes on the Friend.

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Rumi Quotes On Trust

There’s a field somewhere beyond all doubt and wrong doing.
I’ll meet you there.

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Be certain that in the religion of Love there are no believers and unbelievers. Love embraces all.

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May these vows and this marriage be blessed.

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

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More Inspirational Rumi Quotes

It is certain that an atom of goodness on the path of faith is never lost.

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Either give me more wine or leave me alone.

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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.

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Open your hands if you want to be held.

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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.

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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.

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Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.

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If the foot of the trees were not tied to earth, they would be pursuing me. For I have blossomed so much, I am the envy of the gardens.

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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.

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Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.

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

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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.

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

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What? Are you still pretending you are separate from the Beloved?

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Jalaluddin Rumi quotes

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

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The wound is the place where the Light enters you.

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

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Grace comes to forgive and then forgive again.

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

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Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.

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

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

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Respond to every call that excites your spirit.

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

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Only from the heart can you touch the sky.

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

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

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Rumi Quotes To Inspire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shine like the whole universe is yours.

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

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The rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorns.

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

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

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The lion is most handsome when looking for food.

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

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Pain is a treasure, for it contains mercies.

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Wise Rumi Quotes

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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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Thankfulness brings you to the place where the beloved lives.

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

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

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

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Love is a river. Drink from it.

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

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

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Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls.

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

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

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

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Get yourself out of the way, and let joy have more space.

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Rumi Quotes To Make You Think

Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.

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Stay in the spiritual fire. Let it cook you.

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We often need to be refreshed.

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Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript oƒ a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you are already that.

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Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure.

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

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Be grateful for your life, every detail of it,
and your face will come to shine like a sun,
and everyone who sees it will
be made glad and peaceful.

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Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart.

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Today, let us swim wildly, joyously in gratitude.

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There is one way of breathing that is shameful and constricted. Then, there’s another way: a breath of love that takes you all the way to infinity.

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My dear heart, never think you are better than others. Listen to their sorrows with compassion. If you want peace, don’t harbor bad thoughts, do not gossip and don’t teach what you do not know.

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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.

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This silence, this moment, every moment, if it’s genuinely inside you, brings what you need. There’s nothing to believe. Only when I stopped believing in myself did I come into this beauty. Sit quietly, and listen for a voice that will say, ‘Be more silent.’ Die and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign that you’ve died. Your old life was a frantic running from silence. Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.

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Do good to the people for the sake of God or for the peace of your own soul that you may always see what is pure and save your heart from the darkness of hate.

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One of the marvels of the world: The sight of a soul sitting in prison with the key in its hand.

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Sorrow… 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.

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

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