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Rumi Quotes

Quotes by Rumi - (102 quotes)

Rumi - From the Activity category:

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Advice category:

When the remedy you have offered only increases the disease, then leave him who will not be cured, and tell your story to someone who seeks the truth. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Art category:

- Art as Flirtation and Surrender...
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. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Artists category:

Inside you there's an artist you don't know about... (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Beauty category:

I can't stop pointing to the beauty. Every moment and place says, 'Put this design in your carpet!' (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Beginning category:

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you; Don't go back to sleep. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Belief category:

Do not believe in an absurdity no matter who says it. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Boredom category:

Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Brother/Sisterhood category:

There is a community of the spirit. Join it, and feel the delight of walking in the noisy street, and being the noise. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Clubs category:

Come, come, whoever you are. / Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving - it doesn't matter, / Ours is not a caravan of despair. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Complaining category:

If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished? (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Criticism category:

Criticism polishes my mirror. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Criticism category:

Many of the faults you see in others, dear reader, are your own nature reflected in them. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Critics category:

The fault is in the blamer - Spirit sees nothing to criticize. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Danger category:

Love is the ark appointed for the righteous, / Which annuls the danger and provides a way of escape. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Desire category:

We can't help being thirsty, moving toward the voice of water. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Destiny category:

All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Discipline category:

This discipline and rough treatment are a furnace to extract the silver from the dross. This testing purifies the gold by boiling the scum away. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Drunkenness category:

Now I am sober and there's only the hangover and the memory of love. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Earth category:

The ground submits to the sky and suffers whatever comes. Tell me, is the Earth worse for giving in like that? (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Eccentricity category:

- b.1207 d.1273...
Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Ego category:

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. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Ego category:

The idol of your self is the mother of all idols. To regard the self as easy to subdue is a mistake. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Emotion category:

Only from the heart / Can you touch the sky. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Envy category:

Fortunate is he who does not carry envy as a companion. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Expression category:

Reason is powerless in the expression of Love. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Failure category:

O, happy the soul that saw its own faults. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Fear category:

I died as a mineral, and became a plant. I died as plant and rose to animal. I died as animal and I was Man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying? (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Fire category:

Most people guard against going into the fire, and so end up in it. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Fire category:

Thinking gives off smoke to prove the existence of fire. A mystic sits inside the burning. There are wonderful shapes in rising smoke that imagination loves to watch. But it's a mistake to leave the fire for that filmy sight. Stay here at the flame's core. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Fire category:

Paradise is surrounded by what we dislike; the fires of hell are surrounded by what we desire. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Freedom category:

I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Freedom category:

Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open? Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Future category:

Forget the future. I'd worship someone who could do that. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Generosity category:

Whoever gives reverence receives reverence. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Generosity category:

When we practice loving kindness and compassion we are the first ones to profit. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Goodness category:

Good and bad are mixed. If you don't have both, you don't belong with us. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Growth category:

The ground's generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Growth category:

And don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Guidance category:

- b.1207 d.1273...
The dark thought, the same, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each guest has been sent as a guide from beyond. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Happiness category:

I am so happy, I cannot be contained in the world; / But like a spirit, I am hidden from the eyes of the world. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Humanity category:

- b.1207 d.1273...
This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival; a joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and attend them all. Even if they're a crowd of sorrows... still, treat each guest honourable. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Hypocrisy category:

There is no room for hypocrisy. Why use bitter soup for healing when sweet water is everywhere? (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Insecurity category:

Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Integrity category:

There are many winds full of anger, and lust and greed. They move the rubbish around, but the solid mountain of our true nature stays where it's always been. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Intellect category:

Reason is like an officer when the king appears. The officer then loses his power and hides himself. Reason is the shadow cast by God; God is the sun. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Intuition category:

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment is intuition. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Journey category:

There is only one search: wandering... no dogma and no heresy. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Joy category:

When you do things from your soul you feel a river moving in you, a joy. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Knowledge category:

Disputational knowing wants customers. It has no soul. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Listening category:

Clean out your ears, don't listen for what you already know. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Listening category:

Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river. When the ocean is searching for you, don't walk into the language-river. Listen to the ocean, and bring your talky business to an end. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Love category:

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. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Love category:

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. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Materials category:

-The Gift of Water...
Every object and being in the universe is a jar overflowing with wisdom and beauty, a drop of the Tigris that cannot be contained by any skin. Every jarful spills and makes the earth more shining, as though covered in satin. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Money category:

- b.1207 d.1273...
Return from existence to nonexistence. You are seeking the Lord and you belong to him. Nonexistence is a place of income; flee it not. This existence of more and less is a place of expenditure. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Morality category:

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Nature category:

We began as mineral. We emerged into plant life, and into the animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Nature category:

The ocean takes care of each wave till it gets to shore. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Nudes category:

What is the body? That shadow of a shadow of your love, that somehow contains the entire universe. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Observation category:

Every tree and plant in the meadow seemed to be dancing, those which average eyes would see as fixed and still. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Opposites category:

God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly, not one. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Patience category:

If you are wholly perplexed and in straits, have patience, for patience is the key to joy. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Perfection category:

There is no worse sickness for the soul, O you who are proud, than this pretense of perfection. The heart and eyes must bleed a lot before self-complacency falls away. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Pleasure category:

You are quaffing drink from a hundred fountains: whenever any of these hundred yields less, your pleasure is diminished. But when the sublime fountain gushes from within you, no longer need you steal from the other fountains. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Poetry category:

One day You will take my heart completely and make it more fiery than a dragon. Your eyelashes will write on my heart the poem that could never come from the pen of a poet. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Poetry category:

This poetry. I never know what I'm going to say. I don't plan it. When I'm outside the saying of it, I get very quiet and rarely speak at all. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Possessions category:

Everything you possess of skill, and wealth and handicraft, wasn't it first merely a thought and a quest? (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Prayer category:

To praise the sun is to praise your own eyes. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Production category:

The branch might seem like the fruit's origin: In fact, the branch exists because of the fruit. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Prosperity category:

Come, seek, for search is the foundation of fortune: every success depends upon focusing the heart. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Questions category:

Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul? I cannot stop asking. If I could taste one sip of an answer, I could break out of this prison for drunks. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Reality category:

You knock at the door of Reality. You shake your thought wings, loosen your shoulders, and open. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Religion category:

The way you make love is the way God will be with you. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Religion category:

I want a heart which is split, part by part, because of the pain of separation from God, so that I might explain my longing and complaint to it. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Revelation category:

You are the deep innerness of all things, the last word that can be spoken. To each of us you reveal yourselves differently: to the ship as coastline, to the shore as ship. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Risk category:

You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life? (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Sadness category:

Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Sadness category:

I saw grief drinking a cup of sorrow and called out, 'It tastes sweet, does it not?' 'You've caught me,' grief answered, 'and you've ruined my business. How can I sell sorrow, when you know it's a blessing?' (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Searching category:

He is like a man using a candle to look for the sun. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Seeing category:

Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more - more unseen forms become manifest to him. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Silence category:

Silence is the language of God; all else is poor translation. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Sleep category:

People are going back and forth across the door sill where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don't go back to sleep. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Sleep category:

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. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Spirituality category:

The Eternal looked upon me for a moment with His eye of power, and annihilated me in His being, and become manifest to me in His essence. I saw I existed through Him. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Strength category:

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Suffering category:

Burdens are the foundations of ease and bitter things the forerunners of pleasure. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Suffering category:

The cure for pain is in the pain. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Understanding category:

I always thought that I was me - but no, I was you and never knew it. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Universe category:

-b.1207 d.1273...
We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Universe category:

The universe and the light of the stars come through me. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Unknowns category:

My head is bursting with the joy of the unknown. My heart is expanding a thousand fold. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Vision category:

Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Vision category:

Were there no men of vision, all who are blind would be dead. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Wisdom category:

Pilgrimage to the place of the wise is to find escape from the flame of separateness. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Wisdom category:

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Wonder category:

Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don't claim them. Feel the artistry moving through, and be silent. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Words category:

Traditional words are just babbling in that presence, and babbling is a substitute for sight. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Work category:

Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Worry category:

Tend to your vital heart, and all that you worry about will be solved. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Worry category:

Oh soul, you worry too much. You have seen your own strength. You have seen your own beauty. You have seen your golden wings. Of anything less, why do you worry? You are in truth the soul, of the soul, of the soul. (Rumi)

Rumi - From the Writing category:

Do you think I know what I'm doing? / That for one breath or half a breath I belong to myself? / As much as a pen knows what it is writing / It may be the satisfaction I need depends on my going away / So that when I've gone and come back, I'll find it at home. (Rumi)