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.'

Tender words we spoke to one another are sealed in the secret vaults of heaven. One day like rain, they will fall to earth and grow green all over the world. Rumi
Submit to love without thinking, as the sun rose this morning recklessly extinguishing our star-candle minds. Rumi
Submit to a daily practice. Your loyalty to that is a ring at the door. Keep knocking, and the joy inside will eventually open a window and look out to see who's there. Rumi
The cure for pain is in the pain. Good and bad are mixed. If you don't have both, you don't belong with us. Rumi
When the light returns to its source, it takes nothing of what it has illuminated. Rumi
What you seek is seeking you. Rumi
Don't seek the water; get thirst. Rumi
This world's existence is one night long. There's a great lively gathering that night, but some people sleep through it Rumi
Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers not thunders. Rumi
Like two swimmers who love the water, their souls knit together without being sewn, no seam. Rumi
Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. Rumi
My Soul is my Guide, for my Soul is of that Abode I will not Speak of the Earthly, I am of the Unknown. Rumi
This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. Welcome and entertain them all! Rumi
Open your arms if you want the Beloved's embrace. Rumi
The agony of lovers burns with the fire of passion. Lovers leave traces of where they've been. The wailing of broken hearts is the doorway to God. Rumi
On this path let the heart be your guide. Rumi
Judge the moth by the beauty of the candle. Rumi
Silence is the root of everything. If you spiral into its void a hundred voices will thunder messages you long to hear. Rumi
But that shadow has been serving you! What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle. Your boundaries are your quest. You must have shadow and light source both. Listen, and lay your head under the tree of awe. Rumi
There is no worse sickness for the soul, o you who are proud, than this pretense of perfection. Rumi
If you are looking for a friend who is faultless, you will be friendless. Rumi
Your eyes are even smaller, yet they behold the world. Rumi
O Love, O pure deep Love, be here, be now, Be all "worlds dissolve into your stainless endless radiance, Frail living leaves burn with your brighter than cold stares "Make me your servant, your breath, your core. Rumi
No more words. In the name of this place / we drink with our breathing, / stay quiet like a flower. / So the nightbirds will start singing. Rumi
You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life? Rumi
If you could untie your wings and free your soul of jealousy, you and everyone around you would fly up like doves. Rumi
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. Rumi
Come out here where the roses have opened. Let soul and world meet. Rumi
Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly. Rumi
Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon. Rumi