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Some Inspiring Quotes By Rumi

Here are some of my most favorite, inspiring and life changing quotes by Rumi.



  1. Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
  2. The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
  3. Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
  4. Let the beauty we love be what we do.
  5. Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.
  6. The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.
  7. When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
  8. Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?
  9. Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.
  10. Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.
  11. Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.
  12. Why should I stay at the bottom of a well, when a strong rope is in my hand?
  13. As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.
  14. If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?
  15. Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
  16. I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
  17. Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.
  18. I once had a thousand desires, but in my one desire to know you all else melted away.
  19. You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.
  20. Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
  21. Come, seek, for search is the foundation of fortune: every success depends upon focusing the heart
  22. Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. Halfheartedness does not reach into majesty.
  23. Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you?
  24. You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?
  25. There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.
  26. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
  27. This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.
  28. In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art
  29. Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.
  30. What you seek is seeking you.
  31. Before death takes away what you are given, give away what there is to give. 
  32. Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.
  33. Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
  34. Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.
  35. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth; there are a thousand ways to go home again. 
  36. Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.
  37. Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.
  38. That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.
  39. Woman is a ray of God. She is not that earthly beloved: she is creative, not created.
  40. Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, through Love all dregs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine. 
  41. The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh. 
  42. However much I might try to expound or explain Love, when I come to Love itself, I am ashamed of my explanations... Love alone can explain the mysteries of love and lovers.
  43. I have seen the king with a face of Glory, He who is the eye and the sun of heaven, He who is the companion and healer of all beings, He who is the soul and the universe that births souls.
  44. You've come to know the fortunate and the inauspicious stars, but you don't know whether you yourself are fortunate or lucky. 
  45. When someone beats a rug, the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it.
  46. Plant the love of the holy ones within your spirit; don't give your heart to anything, but the love of those whose hearts are glad.
  47. This is the essence of all sciences - that you should know who you will be when the Day of Reckoning arrives.
  48. The moment I first heard love I gave up my soul, my heart, and my eyes. 
  49. The way the Beloved can fit in my heart, two thousand lives could fit in this body of mine. One kernel could contain a thousand bushels, and a hundred worlds pass through the eye of the needle. 
  50. We are born of love; Love is our mother.

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