Rumi Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Rumi quotes, Rumi sayings, and Rumi proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it. Rumi
On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Rumi
There are thousands of wines that can take over our minds. Don't think all ecstasies are the same! Rumi
Either give me more wine or leave me alone. Rumi
Travel brings power and love back into your life. Rumi
Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Rumi
Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation. Rumi
It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I've gone and come back, I'll find it at home. 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
Go find yourself first So you can also find me. Rumi
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. Rumi
If all you can do is crawl, start crawling. Rumi
Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. Rumi
Happy is the moment, when we sit together, with two forms, two faces, yet one soul, you and I. Rumi
Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. Rumi
Quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you. Rumi
A rose's rarest essence lives in the thorn. Rumi
There is a community of the spirit Join it, and feel the delight of walking in the noisy street, and being the noise. Rumi
Grief can be the garden of compassion. 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
Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. Rumi
What you seek is seeking you. Rumi
Be suspicious of what you want. Rumi
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Rumi
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind I was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along. Rumi
Swim out of your little pond. Rumi
Travel brings power and love back into your life. Rumi
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. Rumi
When your love contracts in anger, the atmosphere itself feels threatening. But when you're expansive, no matter what the weather, you're in an open, windy field with friends. Rumi
Don't look for Love, look for the one looking for Love. Rumi
There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again. Rumi