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.

Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. Rumi
It is the message, not the man, which is important to the Sufis. Idries Shah
Polish the mirror of your heart until it reflects every person's light. Kamand Kojouri
Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. Steve Jobs
All doubt, despair and fear become insignificant when the intention of life becomes love. Rumi
Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you. Rumi
The desire to know your own soul will end all other desires.  Rumi
The dwellers in paradise know that the first thing they must give up is their heart. Attar of Nishapur
To be fully human is to fulfill our spiritual destiny. Kabir Edmund Helminski
When you feel a peaceful joy, that's when you are near the Truth. Rumi
Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. Rumi
I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God. Rumi
It is not sufism if it does not perform its function for you. A cloak is no longer a cloak if it does not keep a man warm. Idries Shah
The source of the realization of truth is within man; he himself is the object of his realization. Hazrat Inayat Khan
Know then that the body is merely a garment. Go seek the wearer, not the cloak. Rumi
The question of divine knowledge is so deep that it is really known only to those who have it. El-Ghazali
They will become godly when they will have God in their hearts. Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi
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
The thing we tell of can never be found be seeking, yet only seekers find it. Bayazid Bastami
If anybody asks what Sufism is, what kind of religion is it, the answer is that Sufism is the religion of the heart, the religion in which the thing of primary importance is to seek God in the heart of mankind. Hazrat Inayat Khan
You must empty out the dirty water before you fill the pitcher with clean. Idries Shah
The sufis believe that they can experience something more complete. Idries Shah
The happiness of the drop is to die in the river. Imam Al-Ghazali
Reflection is the lamp of the heart. If it departs, the heart will have no light. Imam Al-Haddad
The basis of Sufism is consideration of the hearts and feelings of others. If you haven't the will to gladden someone's heart, then at least beware lest you hurt someone's heart, for on our path, no sin exists but this. Javad Nurbakhsh
I love Sufism as I love beautiful poetry, but it is not the answer. Sufism is like a mirage in the desert. It says to you, come and sit, relax and enjoy yourself for a while. Naguib Mahfouz
Reason is powerless in the expression of Love. Rumi
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Rumi