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.'

Know then that the body is merely a garment. Go seek the wearer, not the cloak. Rumi
When you seek love with all your heart, you shall find its echoes in the universe. Rumi
Now be silent. Let the dne who creates the words speak. He made the door. He made the lock. He also made the key. Rumi
Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. Rumi
If you want to be more alive, love is the truest health. Rumi
A craftsman pulled a reed from the reedbed, cut holes in it, and called it a human being. Since then, it's been wailing a tender agony of parting, never mentioning the skill that gave it life as a flute. Rumi
Every prophet and every saint has a way, but all lead to God. All ways are really one. Rumi
The prophets accept all agony and trust it. For the water has never feared the fire. Rumi
The water in the stream may have changed many times, but the reflection of the moon and the stars remains the same. Rumi
In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves. Rumi
Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. Rumi
If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished? 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
Your magnificence has made me a wonder. Your charm has taught me the way of love. Rumi
Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness. Rumi
The day you were born, a ladder was set up to help you escape this world. Rumi
Do you pay regular visits to yourself? Start now. Rumi
Listen to the sound of waves within you. Rumi
A servant wants to be rewarded for what he does. A lover wants only to be in love's presence, that ocean whose depth will never be known. Rumi
Trade your cleverness for bewilderment. Rumi
The interpretation that makes you ardent and hopeful and active and reverent is the true one. Rumi
Humble living does not diminish. It fills. Going back to a simpler self gives wisdom. Rumi
Purify your eyes, and see the pure world. Your life will fill with radiant forms. Rumi
Purify yourself from the attributes of self, so that you may see your own pure, untarnished essence. Rumi
Whenever they rebuild an old building, they must first of all destroy the old one. Rumi
You show your worth by what you seek. Rumi
You wander from room to room Hunting for the diamond necklace That is already around your neck! Rumi
Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are. Rumi
Either give me more wine or leave me alone. Rumi
This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. Welcome and entertain them all! - Rumi