Sufism Sayings and Quotes

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

The soul has been given its own ears to hear things the mind does not understand. Rumi
If you want something, release the wish, and let it light on its desire, completely free of the personal. Rumi
Stop, open up, surrender the beloved blind silence. Stay there until you see you're looking at the light with infinite eyes. Rumi
Lift the veil that obscures the heart, and there you will find what you are looking for. Kabir 
There is a force within that gives you life. Seek that. Rumi
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. Jalal ad-Din Rumi
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself. Rumi
All loves are a bridge to divine love. Yet, those who have not had a taste of it do not know! Rumi
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. Rumi
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. Lao Tzu
Be silent, only the hand of God can remove the burdens of your heart. Rumi
When setting out on a journey, do not seek advice from those who have never left home. Rumi
Let love lead your soul. Make it a place to retire to, a kind of monastery cave, a retreat for the deepest core of your being. Farid al-Din Attar
If words come out of the heart, they will enter the heart, but if they come from the tongue, they will not pass beyond the ears. Al-Suhrawardi
I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul. Rumi
God writes spiritual mysteries on our heart, where they wait silently for discovery. Rumi
The only real rest comes when you're alone with God. Rumi
Why are you knocking at every other door? Go, knock at the door of your own heart. Rumi
Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths. Rumi
Come inside the heart's house. There is peace and solace there. Rumi
The lover of God will cry and weep until he finds rest in the Beloved's embrace. Rabia al-Basri
Whatever purifies you is the right path, I will not try to define it. Rumi
For a day, just for one day, talk about that which disturbs no one and bring some peace into your beautiful eyes. Hafiz of Persia
The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are. Rumi
Don't dismiss the heart, even if it's filled with sorrow. God's treasures are buried in broken hearts. Rumi
If light is in your heart, you will find your way home. Rumi
Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction. Rumi
When your soul is looking for you, light a candle on its path. Rumi
The way of the Sufis cannot be understood by means of the intellect or by ordinary book learning. Idries Shah
Every soul has a definite task, and the fulfillment of each individual purpose can alone lead man aright; illumination comes to him through the medium of his own talent. Hazrat Inayat Khan