Poet Rumi Quotes & Sayings on Life, Dreams & Love

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī known poet of 13th Century and simply known in this world as Rumi.

Find his Inspiring quotes to Change your life, Sayings on Love and relation and the quotes to motivate you to follow your Dreams.

  • What you seek is seeking you.
  • Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.
  • Love is the bridge between you and everything.
  • Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.
  • There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth.
  • Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.
  • Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
  • Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.
  • Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?
  • Open your hands if you want to be held.
  • The Prophets accept all agony and trust it For the water has never feared the fire.
  • Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
  • Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.
  • Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.
  • Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.
  • The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
  • Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
  • 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.
  • Let the beauty we love be what we do.
  • Would you become a pilgrim on the road of love? The first condition is that you make yourself humble as dust and ashes.
  • 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.
  • Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.
  • This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief.
  • There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again.
  • You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
  • Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
  • If you find me not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you, from the beginning of me.
  • Before death takes away what you are given, give away what there is to give.
  • Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
  • When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
  • Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?
  • If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?
  • You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop
  • Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
  • Explanation by the tongue makes most things clear, but love unexplained is clearer.
  • Come, seek, for search is the foundation of fortune: every success depends upon focusing the heart.
  • Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. Halfheartedness does not reach into majesty.
  • Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you?
  • You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?
  • There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.
  • Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
  • If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?
  • Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.
  • Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
  • What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.
  • A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.
  • However much we describe and explain love, when we fall in love we are ashamed of our words.
  • If the foot of the trees were not tied to earth, they would be pursuing me.. For I have blossomed so much, I am the envy of the gardens.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.
  • Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.
  • Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love
  • Two there are who are never satisfied – the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.
  • Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you towards journey and death.
  • Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They are in each other all along.
  • Do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know the side you are used to is better than the one to come?
  • When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. Praise God for those two insomnias! And the difference between them.
  • 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.
  • Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad.
  • Dancing is not just getting up painlessly, like a leaf blown on the wind; dancing is when you tear your heart out and rise out of your body to hang suspended between the worlds.
  • Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come.