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.'

Every door is another passage, another boundary we have to go beyond. Rumi
Lightning, your presence from ground to sky, no one knows what becomes of me, when you take me so quickly. Rumi
There is an invisible strength within us; when it recognizes two opposing objects of desire, it grows stronger. Rumi
Be occupied, then, with what you really value and let the thief take something else. Rumi
The eye goes blind when it only wants to see why. Rumi
Longing is the core of mystery. Longing itself brings the cure. The only rule is, suffer the pain. Your desires must be disciplined And what you want to happen in time, sacrificed. Rumi
Yesterday is gone and took away its tale. Today we must live a fresh story again. Rumi
Travel brings power and love back into your life. Rumi
The fluteplayer puts breath into a flute, and who makes the music? Not the flute. The Fluteplayer! Rumi
Play the flute of felicity! You, yourself, are the melody. Rumi
When you see anyone complaining of such and such a person's ill-nature and bad temper, know that the complainant is bad-tempered, forasmuch as he speaks ill of that bad-tempered person, because he alone is good-tempered who is quietly forbearing towards the bad-tempered and ill-natured. Rumi
Because the Beloved wants to know, unseen things become manifest. Hiding is the hidden purpose of creation. Rumi
Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. Rumi
Let's get away from all the clever humans who put words in our mouth let's only say what our hearts desire. Rumi
Snake's poison is life to the snake; it is in relation to man that it means death. Rumi
The lion is most handsome when looking for food. Rumi
The lion who breaks the enemy's ranks is a minor hero compared to the lion who overcomes himself. Rumi
Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you've been given the door with open. Rumi
Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. Rumi
Burdens are the foundations of ease and bitter things the forerunners of pleasure. Rumi
The world is a playground, and death is the night Rumi
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. Rumi
There's hidden sweetness in the stomach's emptiness. Rumi
The hurt you embrace becomes joy. Rumi
Snake's poison is life to the snake; it is in relation to man that it means "death. Rumi
The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are. Rumi
Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more unseen forms become manifest to him. Rumi
Our purpose here on earth: to manifest the very nature of our spirit, which is touched by the spirit of God. Rumi
Stop searching here and there, the jewels are inside you. Rumi
Inside any deep asking is the answering. Rumi