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

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

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

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

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

What you seek is seeking you.
– 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

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

If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.
– 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

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

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

Go find yourself first So you can also find me.
– Rumi

You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life.
– Rumi

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
– Rumi

I didn’t come here of my own accord, and I can’t leave that way.
Whoever brought me here will have to take me home.
– Rumi

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

Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others’ faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.
– Rumi

Knock, And He’ll open the door
Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.
– Rumi

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