ᐅ169+ Rumi Quotes on Love, Life, Nature & the Universe

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?”

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

“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.”

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

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

“The wound is the place where the light enters you.”

“And so it is, that both the devil and the angelic spirits present us with objects of desire to awaken our power of choice.”

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

“I want to sing like the bird’s sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Love is the bridge between you and everything.”

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

“Dance until you shatter yourself.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“There’s a field somewhere beyond all doubt and wrongdoing. I’ll meet you there.”

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

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

“Sit, be still, and listen.”

“Patience is the key to joy.”

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

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

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

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

“Dance until you shatter yourself.”

“Grace comes to forgive and then forgive again.”

“Become the sky. Take an axe to the prison wall. Escape.”

“Let yourself become living poetry.”

“Be soulful. Be kind. Be in love.”

“Be an empty page, untouched by words.”

“The wealth within you, your essence, is your kingdom.”

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

“Respond to every call that excites your spirit.”

“Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.”

“You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?”

“Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty.”

“Look at the moon in the sky, not the one in the lake.”

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

“The source of now is here.”

“You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.”

“Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe.”

“Let us carve gems out of our stony hearts and let them light our path to love.”

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

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

“Whoever has heart’s doors wide open, could see the sun itself in every atom.”

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

“You are not one you are a thousand. Just light your lantern.”

“Work. Keep digging your well. Water is there somewhere.”

“With every breath, I plant the seeds of devotion, I am a farmer of the heart.”

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

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

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

“Whether one moves slowly or with speed, the one who is a seeker will be a finder.”

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

“Anyone who genuinely and consistently with both hands looks for something will find it.”

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

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

When I am silent, I fall into the place where everything is music.”

“There is a life force within your soul, seek that life. There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine. O traveller, if you are in search of that, don’t look outside, look inside yourself and seek that.”

“Love sometimes wants to do us a great favour: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.”

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

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

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

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

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

“Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls.”

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

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

“The world is a mountain, in which your words are echoed back to you.”

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

“Anything which is more than our necessity is poison. It may be power, wealth, hunger, ego, greed, laziness, love, ambition, hate or anything.”

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

“Be with those who help your being. Don’t sit with indifferent people, whose breath comes cold out of their mouths.” ― Rumi

“Watch for all that beauty reflecting from you and sing a love song to your existence.” ― Rumi

“Fall in love in such a way that it frees you from any connecting.” ― Rumi

“Darkness may hide the trees and the flowers from the eyes but it cannot hide love from the soul.” ― Rumi

“Stop searching here and there, the jewels are inside YOU.” ― Rumi

“Trust means you’re ready to risk what you currently have.” ― Rumi

“Purify yourself from the attributes of self, so that you may see your own pure, untarnished essence.” ― Rumi

“In this life many demolitions are actually renovations.” ― Rumi

“God looks not at your form, nor at your deeds, but at your Heart.” ― Rumi

“Let Silence speak to you about the secrets of the universe.” ― Rumi

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

“Let yourself be gently pulled by the deeper desire of what you want.” — Rumi

“I smile like a flower not only with my lips but with my whole being.” — Rumi

“The only thing that will keep you from finding that which you seek is calling off the search.” — Rumi

“The water in the stream may have changed many times, but the reflection of the moon and the stars remains the same.” — Rumi

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

“I don’t regret how much I love, and I avoid those who repent their passion.” — Rumi

“Humble living does not diminish. It fills. Going back to a simpler self gives wisdom.” — Rumi

“Your spirit is mingled with mine what touches you, touches me.” — Rumi

“Embark on the journey of LOVE. It takes you from yourself to yourself.” — Rumi

“I am in Love with Love and Love is in love with me.” ― Rumi

“If you knew the secret of life, you too would choose no other companion but love.” ― Rumi

“All my feelings have the color you desire to paint.” ― Rumi

“Love cannot be learned or taught. Love comes as Grace.” ― Rumi

“If you wish for light, Be ready to receive light.” ― Rumi

“If you wish mercy, show mercy to the weak.” ― Rumi

“There is a path from me to you that I am constantly looking for.” ― Rumi

“I don’t know why; when I look at you, I see myself.” ― Rumi

“Love risks everything and asks for nothing.” ― Rumi

“From understanding comes LOVE.” ― Rumi

“We all face death in the end. But on the way, be careful never to hurt a human heart!”― Rumi

“You are the honored guest. Do not weep like a beggar for pieces of the world.”― Rumi

“Either be as you appear, or appear as you are.”― Rumi

“You are granite. I am an empty wine glass. You know what happens when we touch.”― Rumi

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

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

“He who has led you so far will guide you further.”― Rumi

“The world’s existence is not in the world.”― Rumi

“If words come out of the heart, they will enter the heart.”― Rumi

“Be still! Be quiet! Find acquaintance with silence. Go inside, delve into your heart. Take a day off from the clamour.”― Rumi

“In the blackest of your moments, wait with no fear.” – Rumi

“I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my soul.” – Rumi

“Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.” – Rumi

“Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.” – Rumi

“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?” – Rumi

“Silence gives answers.” – Rumi

“Let silence be the art you practice.” – Rumi

“When will you begin that long journey into yourself?” – Rumi

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

“Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.” – Rumi

“Fruits ripen with a little warmth, not fire, / A furnace’s heat fruit does not require….”― Rumi

“What are mere pearls when you’ll become the ocean, / And that bright sun with its revolving motion!”― Rumi

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

A white flower grows in the quietness. / Let your tongue become that flower.” ― Rumi

“Dear soul, don’t set a high value on someone before they deserve it; You either lose them or ruin yourself…!” – Rumi

“Are you jealous of the ocean’s generosity? / Why would you refuse to give / this love to anyone? / Fish don’t hold the sacred liquid in cups! / They swim in the huge, fluid freedom.” ― Rumi

“If I could repeat it, / people passing by would be enlightened and go free.” ― Rumi

“Every object, every being, is a jar full of delight. –Rumi

“You hurt and have sharp desire, / yet your presence is a healing calm.” ― Rumi

“I said to the night, / “If you are in love with the moon, / it is because you never stay for long.” / The night turned to me and said, / “It is not my fault. I never see the Sun, / how can I know that love is endless?” ― Rumi

“Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine.” — Rumi

“The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.” — Rumi

“Sunlight fell upon the wall; the wall received a borrowed splendor. Why set your heart on a piece of earth, O simple one? Seek out the source which shines forever.” — Rumi

“Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.” — 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

“You left and I cried tears of blood. My sorrow grows. It’s not just that You left. But when You left my eyes went with You. Now, how will I cry?” — Rumi

“When I die, I shall soar with angels, and when I die to the angels, what I shall become you cannot imagine.” — Rumi

“Woman is a ray of God. She is not that earthly beloved: she is creative, not created.” — Rumi

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

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

“Whoever has heart’s doors wide open, could see the sun itself in every atom.” — Rumi

“Let us carve gems out of our stony hearts and let them light our path to love.” — Rumi

“Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe.” — Rumi

“You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?” — Rumi

“Look at the moon in the sky, not the one in the lake.” — Rumi

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

“Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty.” — Rumi

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

“Dance until you shatter yourself.” — Rumi

“The source of now is here.” — Rumi

“Be patient where you sit in the dark. The dawn is coming.”― Rumi

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

“If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.”― Rumi

“Whoever finds love beneath hurt and grief disappears into emptiness with a thousand new disguises.”― Rumi

“Whoever finds love beneath hurt and grief disappears into emptiness with a thousand new disguises.”― Rumi

“Don’t dismiss the heart, even if it’s filled with sorrow. God’s treasures are buried in broken hearts.” ― Rumi

“Grief can be the garden of compassion.”― Rumi

“Whenever sorrow comes, be kind to it. For God has placed a pearl in sorrow’s hand.”― Rumi

“Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.”― Rumi

“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter.” ― Rumi

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

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

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

“There is a basket of fresh bread on your head, yet you go door to door asking for crusts.”― Rumi

“Keep your intelligence white hot and your grief glistening so your life will stay fresh.”― Rumi

“When the light returns to its source, it takes nothing of what it has illuminated.”― Rumi

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

“We may know who we are or we may not. We may be Muslims, Jews or Christians but until our hearts become the mould for every heart we will see only our differences.”― Rumi

“If you want to be more alive, love is the truest health.”― Rumi

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

“Love said to me, there is nothing that is not me. Be silent.”― Rumi

“The heart has its own language. The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak.” ― Rumi

“Your magnificence has made me wonder. Your charm has taught me the way of love.”― Rumi

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

“Because I cannot sleep I make music in the night”― Rumi

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

“The fault is in the one who blames. Spirit sees nothing to criticize.”― Rumi

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

“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

“Since Love has made ruins of my heart The sun must come and illumine them. Such generosity has broken me with shame.”― Rumi

“I have neither a soul nor a body, for I come from the very Soul of all souls.” – Rumi

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

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

“I should be suspicious of what I want.” – Rumi

“Anyone who genuinely and consistently with both hands looks for something will find it.” – Rumi

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

“The wealth within you, your essence, is your kingdom.” – Rumi

“Keep silent, because the world of silence is a vast fullness.” – Rumi

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

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

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

“If I love myself, I love you. If I love you, I love myself.” – Rumi

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

“Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.” – Rumi

“Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.” – Rumi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

“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.” ― 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

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

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

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

“Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.” ― Rumi

“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.” ― Rumi

“Free yourself from your own thoughts.” ― Rumi

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

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

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

“We often need to be refreshed.” ― Rumi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.” ― Rumi

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

“Love is a river. Drink from it.”― Rumi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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