175 Rumi Quotes on Love, Life, Nature & Soul to Inspire You

The Most Famous Rumi Quotes to motivate and inspire you to live better ... Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.

Rumi Quotes

If you're having trouble seeing the big picture of love and life, these Rumi quotes and sayings will help you see it in new ways. Discover and be inspired by a great 13th-century wordsmith.

Rumi, originally known as Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, was a 13th-century Persian poet, Islamic scholar, Sufi mystic, and Hanafi faqih. He was born on September 30, 1207, in the Afghan region of Balkh, and he died on December 17, 1273, in Konya, Turkey. He was known as Mevlana/Mewlana or Mevlevi/Mawlawi, which translates as (our master or my master). Almost everyone has heard or read some Rumi quotes about life at some point in their lives. Rumi is respected as a spiritual master and poet. His work influenced and inspired many other artists, as well as keeping many people sane even today. Rumi has a worldwide following and is one of America's best-selling poets. Many of his works have been translated into other languages, including Spanish, Turkish, German, Russian, Urdu, Arabic, French, and Italian.

Rumi's poetry is a reflection on the beauty of nature, an idea, a song, a dance, a feeling... anything that makes us human, everything we can see with or without our eyes open. There are many Rumi love quotes below that demonstrate how spiritual and intense his poems are. He is one of the poets who demonstrates the value of every experience, good or bad. Rumi's work is still relevant today. In his honor, we've compiled a list of inspirational, wise, and powerful Rumi quotes and sayings culled from various sources over the years.

Best Rumi Quotes

1. “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.” ~ Rumi

Rumi Quotes

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

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

4. “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

5. “Respond to every call that excites your spirit.” ~ Rumi

6. “Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?” ~ Rumi

Best Rumi Quotes

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

8. “These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” ~ Rumi

9. “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Rumi

10. “The Prophets accept all agony and trust it. For the water has never feared the fire.” ~ Rumi

11. “Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” ~ Rumi

Most Famous Rumi Poem

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

13. “The rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorns.” ~ Rumi

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

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

16. “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” ~ Rumi

Rumi Quotes on Fire

17. “Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought!” ~ Rumi

18. “Thankfulness brings you to the place where the beloved lives.” ~ Rumi

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

20. “Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.” ~ Rumi

Rumi Quotes on Life

21. “Let silence take you to the core of life.” ~ Rumi

Rumi Quotes on Life

22. “There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again.” ~ Rumi

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

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

25. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.” ~ Rumi

26. “Why are you knocking at every other door? Go, knock at the door of your own heart.” ~ Rumi

Most Famous Rumi Quotes

27. “The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.” ~ Rumi

28. “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

29. “Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.” ~ Rumi

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

Rumi Quotes on Love

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

Rumi Quotes on Love

32. “Love is the bridge between you and everything.” ~ Rumi

33. “A pen went scribbling along. When it tried to write love, it broke.” ~ Rumi

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

35. “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

36. “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

Rumi Quotes about Love

37. “Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in love.” ~ Rumi

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

39. “Travel brings power and love back into your life.” ~ Rumi

40. “Be certain that in the religion of Love there are no believers and unbelievers. LOVE embraces all.” ~ Rumi

Rumi Quotes on Happiness

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

Rumi Quotes on Happiness

42. “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.” ~ Rumi

43. “‎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.” ~ Rumi

44. “Love is a river. Drink from it.” ~ Rumi

45. “That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.” ~ Rumi

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

Rumi Quotes about Happiness

47. “Why ever talk of miracles when you are destined to become infinite love.” ~ Rumi

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

49. “Sometimes you hear a voice through the door calling you… This turning toward what you deeply love saves you.” ~ Rumi

50. “We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.” ~ Rumi

Rumi Quotes on Healing

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

Rumi Quotes on Healing

52. “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.” ~ Rumi

53. “Grace comes to forgive and then forgive again.” ~ Rumi

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

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

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

Rumi Quotes about Healing

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

58. “Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.” ~ Rumi

59. “Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.” ~ Rumi

60. “Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there.” ~ Rumi

Rumi Quotes about Soul

61. “The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.” ~ Rumi

Rumi Quotes about Soul

62. “What is planted in each person’s soul will sprout.” ~ Rumi

63. “What? Are you still pretending you are separate from the Beloved?” ~ Rumi

64. “Your breath touched my soul and I saw beyond all limits.” ~ Rumi

65. “What matters is how quickly you do what your soul directs.” ~ Rumi

66. “Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.” ~ Rumi

Best Rumi Quotes about Soul

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

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

69. “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

70. “Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.” ~ Rumi

Rumi Quotes about Friendship

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

Rumi Quotes about Friendship

72. “To love is human. To feel pain is human. Yet to still love despite the pain is pure angel.” ~ Rumi

73. “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

74. “Caught by our own thoughts, we worry about everything.” ~ Rumi

75. “It is certain that an atom of goodness on the path of faith is never lost.” ~ Rumi

76. “Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.” ~ Rumi

Best Rumi Quotes about Friendship

77. “The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.” ~ Rumi

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

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

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

Rumi Quotes on Strength

81. “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

Rumi Quotes on Strength

82. “Open your hands if you want to be held.” ~ Rumi

83. “Our greatest strength lies in the gentleness and tenderness of our heart.” ~ Rumi

84. “What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.” ~ Rumi

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

86. “All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony. Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.” ~ Rumi

Rumi Quotes about Strength

87. “Why should I be weary when every cell of my body is bursting with life?” ~ Rumi

88. “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.” ~ Rumi

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

90. “Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you?” ~ Rumi

Rumi Quotes on Peace

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

Rumi Quotes on Peace

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

93. “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

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

95. “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

96. “The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night.” ~ Rumi

Rumi Quotes about Peace

97. “Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart.” ~ Rumi

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

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

100. “Come out of the circle of time and into the circle of love.” ~ Rumi

Rumi Quotes on Change

101. “Don’t sit and wait. Get out there, feel life. Touch the sun, and immerse in the sea.” ~ Rumi

Rumi Quotes on Change

102. “Pain is a treasure, for it contains mercies.” ~ Rumi

103. “The message behind the words is the voice of the heart.” ~ Rumi

104. “Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.” ~ Rumi

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

106. “The garden of the world has no limits except in your mind.” ~ Rumi

Rumi Quotes about Change

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

108. “I want to be where your barefoot walks because maybe before you step, you’ll look at the ground. I want that blessing.” ~ Rumi

109. “Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.” ~ Rumi

110. “Stay in the spiritual fire. Let it cook you.” ~ Rumi

Rumi Quotes on Light and Dark

111. “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

Rumi Quotes on Light and Dark

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

113. “Free yourself from your own thoughts.” ~ Rumi

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

115. “Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.” ~ Rumi

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

Rumi Quotes about Light and Dark

117. “Give yourself a kiss. If you want to hold the beautiful one, hold yourself to yourself.” ~ Rumi

118. “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

119. “Get yourself out of the way, and let joy have more space.” ~ Rumi

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

Rumi Quotes on Nature

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

Rumi Quotes on Nature

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

123. “That moon which the sky never saw even in dreams has risen again.” ~ Rumi

124. “Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.” ~ Rumi

125. “You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.” ~ Rumi

126. “If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.” ~ Rumi

Rumi Quotes about Nature

127. “Only from the heart can you touch the sky.” ~ Rumi

128. “Always search for your innermost nature in those you are with, as rose oil imbibes from roses.” ~ Rumi

129. “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

130. “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

Wise Rumi Quotes

131. “Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.” ~ Rumi

Wise Rumi Quotes

132. “When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near the truth.” ~ Rumi

133. “Giving thanks for abundance is sweeter than the abundance itself.” ~ Rumi

134. “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.” ~ Rumi

135. “You are the seeker, the goal, and seeking itself. Not only a part of them.” ~ Rumi

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

Best Wise Rumi Quotes

137. “In every religion there is love, yet love has no religion.” ~ Rumi

138. “We love that’s why life is full of so many wonderful gifts.” ~ Rumi

139. “Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls.” ~ Rumi

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

Inspirational Rumi Quotes

141. “Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.” ~ Rumi

Inspirational Rumi Quotes

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

143. “I belong to no religion. My religion is love. Every heart is my temple.” ~ Rumi

144. “Be a helpful friend, and you will become a green tree with always new fruit, always deeper journeys into love.” ~ Rumi

145. “If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?.” ~ Rumi

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

Motivational Rumi Quotes

147. “The garden of the world has no limit except in your mind.” ~ Rumi

148. “Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.” ~ Rumi

149. “One of the marvels of the world: The sight of a soul sitting in prison with the key in its hand.” ~ Rumi

150. “If you look too closely at the form, you’ll miss the essence.” ~ Rumi

Funny Rumi Quotes

151. “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.” ~ Rumi

Funny Rumi Quotes

152. “The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open.” ~ Rumi

153. “The angel is free because of his knowledge, the beast because of his ignorance. Between the two remains the son of man to struggle.” ~ Rumi

154. “I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.” ~ Rumi

155. “Lovers have heartaches that can’t be cured by drugs or sleep, or games, but only by seeing their beloved.” ~ Rumi

156. “Why struggle to open a door between us when the whole wall is an illusion?” ~ Rumi

Best Funny Rumi Quotes

157. “Either give me more wine or leave me alone.” ~ Rumi

158. “Laugh as much as you breathe. Love as long as you live.” ~ Rumi

159. “I lost my hat while gazing at the moon, and then I lost my mind.” ~ Rumi

160. “Enough of words. Come to me without a sound.” ~ Rumi

Short Rumi Quotes

161. “The lion is most handsome when looking for food.” ~ Rumi

Short Rumi Quotes

162. “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.” ~ Rumi

163. “May these vows and this marriage be blessed.” ~ Rumi

164. “You have within you more love than you could ever understand.” ~ Rumi

165. “We often need to be refreshed.” ~ Rumi

166. “You’ve seen my descent, now watch my rising.” ~ Rumi

Best Short Rumi Quotes

167. “I want your sun to reach my raindrops, so your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud.” ~ Rumi

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

169. “This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love you are.” ~ Rumi

170. “There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” ~ Rumi

171. “Shine like the whole universe is yours.” ~ Rumi

Best Inspirational Rumi Quotes

172. “The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.” ~ Rumi

173. “Although you see the pit, you cannot avoid it.” ~ Rumi

174. “Be an empty page, untouched by words.” ~ Rumi

175. “Because I cannot sleep I make music in the night” ~ Rumi

Were these Rumi quotes inspiring to you?

Rumi's teachings are ageless. His ageless perspectives on life and love continue to inspire people all over the world.

He guided people to a more positive outlook on life through his words. Hopefully, the Rumi quotes above will assist you in achieving inner peace and satisfaction.

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