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.'

Burdens are the foundations of ease and bitter things the forerunners of pleasure. Rumi
Last night I learned how to be a lover of God. To live in this world and call nothing my own. Rumi
Last night you left me and slept your own deep sleep. Tonight you turn and turn. I say, 'You and I will be together till the Universe dissolves.' You mumble back things you thought of when you were drunk. Rumi
Until the juice ferments a while in the cask, it isn't wine. If you wish your heart to be bright, you must do a little work. Rumi
We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust. Rumi
Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor. Rumi
Set your sights on a place higher than your eyes can see. Rumi
Listen! Clam up your mouth and be silent like an oyster shell, for that tongue of yours is the enemy of the soul, my friend. When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues. Rumi
What strikes the oyster shell doesn't damage the pearl. Rumi
Rise up nimbly and go on your strange journey! Rumi
Be a helpful friend, and you will become a green tree with always new fruit, always deeper journeys into love. Rumi
In the blackest of your moments, wait with no fear. Rumi
The message behind the words is the voice of the heart. Rumi
Be relentless in your looking, because you are the one you seek. Rumi
Be patient where you sit in the dark. The dawn is coming. Rumi
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep. Rumi
No one knows what makes the soul wake up so happy! Maybe a dawn breeze has blown the veil from the face of God. Rumi
The morning wind spreads its fresh smell. We must get up and take that in, that wind that lets us live. Breathe before it's gone. Rumi
When I am silent, I have thunder hidden inside. Rumi
Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation. Rumi
Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in love. Rumi
The images we create could turn into wild beasts and tear us to pieces. Rumi
Fasting is the first principle of medicine; fast and see the strength of the spirit reveal itself. Rumi
Fasting blinds the body in order to open the eyes of your soul. Rumi
What a piece of bread looks like depends on whether you are hungry or not. Rumi
Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words. 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. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place. Rumi
The message behind the words is the voice of the heart. Rumi
This is a gathering of Lovers. In this gathering there is no high, no low, no smart, no ignorant, no special assembly, no grand discourse, no proper schooling required. There is no master, no disciple. This gathering is more like a drunken party, full of tricksters, fools, mad men and mad women. This is a gathering of Lovers. Rumi
Dive today from the cliff of what you know into what you can't know. Rumi