Quotes by Rumi

Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.
– Rumi

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

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

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

Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.
– Rumi

What you seek is seeking you.
– Rumi

Either give me more wine or leave me alone.
– Rumi

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

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

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

Travel brings power and love back into your life.
– Rumi

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

Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.
– Rumi

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

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

The intelligent desire self-control; children want candy.
– Rumi

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

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.
– Rumi

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

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
– Rumi

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