Rumi quotes are inspiring verses that blossom the flower of love and respect in our hearts.

Maulana Jalal ud din Rumi was a 13th century Persian Muslim Islamic scholar, theologian, poet, and Sufi mystic. His poems are widely quoted around the world. His work are written in Persian, Turkish, Arabic, and Greek. Many of his poems have been translated into different languages. He is the most popular poet and best selling poet in the United States.


“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.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
Jalaluddin Rumi

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Try something different. Surrender.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“In the house of lovers, the music never stops, the walls are made of songs & the floor dances.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“The ground’s generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“The universe and the light of the stars come through me.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given the door with open.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Love is the whole thing.
We are only pieces.”
Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes

“Don’t try to steer the boat.
Don’t open shop for yourself. Listen. Keep silent.
You are not God’s mouthpiece. Try to be an ear,
And if you do speak, ask for explanations.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

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Jalaluddin Rumi

“What you seek is seeking you.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“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.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Illuminated Rumi

“You and I have spoken all these words, but for the way we have to go,words are no preparation. I have one small drop of knowing in my soul. Let it dissolve in your ocean.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“I want to be where your bare foot walks, because maybe before you step, you’ll look at the ground. I want that blessing.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“The morning wind spreads its fresh smell. We must get up and take that in, that wind that lets us live. Breathe before it’s gone.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Forget safety. Live where you fear to live.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

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“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes

“Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Be notorious.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

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“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

“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.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Knock, And He’ll open the door
Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Listen with ears of tolerance! See through the eyes of compassion! Speak with the language of love.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“I don’t want learning, or dignity, or respectability. I want this music, and this dawn, and the warmth of your cheek against mine.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

“In the slaughterhouse of love, they kill only the best, none of the weak or deformed. Don’t run away from this dying. Whoever’s not killed for love is dead meat.”
Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes

“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.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

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“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, Masnavi i Man’avi, the spiritual couplets of Maula

“silence is the language of god,
all else is poor translation.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes About Love

“Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“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.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Poems are rough notations for the music we are.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of This Moment.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

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

“You had better run from me. My words are fire.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

“Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Somewhere beyond right and wrong, there is a garden. I will meet you there.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Whatever purifies you is the right path, I will not try to define it.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

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“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes On Love

“You are the Truth from foot to brow. Now, what else would you like to know?”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Never lose hope, my heart, miracles dwell in the invisible. If the whole world turns against you keep your eyes on the Friend.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Pull the thorn of existence out of the heart! Fast!
For when you do, you will see thousands of rose gardens in yourself.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“You have forgotten the One
who doesn’t care about ownership,
who doesn’t try to turn a profit
from every human exchange.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

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“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“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.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. If not, leave this gathering. Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

“Where the lips are silent the heart has a thousand tongues.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

“Woman is the light of God.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?”
Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes About Love

“We may know who we are or we may not. We may be Muslims, Jews or Christians but until our hearts become the mould for every heart we will see only our differences.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

rumi love quotes on flowers wallpaper“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, Words of Paradise: Selected Poems of Rumi

“We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Dance until you shatter yourself.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Everything you possess of skill, and wealth, and handicraft,
wasn’t it first merely a thought and a quest?”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“I want your sun to reach my raindrops, so your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Hardship may dishearten at first, but every hardship passes away. All despair is followed by hope; all darkness is followed by sunshine.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Everyone has been made for some particular work and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

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“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.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Sit, be still, and listen,
because you’re drunk
and we’re at
the edge of the roof.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“There is a loneliness more precious than life. There is a freedom more precious than the world. Infinitely more precious than life and the world is that moment when one is alone with God.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Although you see the pit, you cannot avoid it.”
Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“There is a secret medicine given only to those who hurt so hard they can’t hope.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

“Your magnificence has made me a wonder. Your charm has taught me the way of love.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“People who repress desires
often turn, suddenly,
into hypocrites.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

“The Prophets accept all agony and trust it
For the water has never feared the fire.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

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“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.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“I have lived on the lip
of insanity, wanting to know reasons,
knocking on a door. It opens.
I’ve been knocking from the inside.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Either give me more wine or leave me alone.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Be melting snow.
Wash yourself of yourself.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

“Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

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“Take someone who doesn’t keep score,
who’s not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing,
who has not the slightest interest even
in his own personality: he’s free.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Respond to every call
that excites your spirit.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

“Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.”
Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes

“A mountain keeps an echo deep inside. That’s how I hold your voice.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“You soak up my soul and mingle me. Each drop of my blood cries out to the earth. We are partners, blended as one.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“‎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.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

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“The cure for pain is in the pain.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“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.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.”
Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes

“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

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“Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“You wander from room to room
Hunting for the diamond necklace
That is already around your neck!”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“I didn’t come here of my own accord, and I can’t leave that way.
Whoever brought me here will have to take me home.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“You think because you understand ‘one’ you must also understand ‘two’, because one and one make two. But you must also understand ‘and’.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

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“The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about… say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absentminded. Someone sober will worry about things going badly. Let the lover be. ”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Remember. The way you make love is the way God will be with you.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”
Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes

“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.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

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“They say there is a doorway from heart to heart, but what is the use of a door when there are no walls?”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near truth.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon;
How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

“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.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Within tears, find hidden laughter
Seek treasures amid ruins, sincere one. ”
Jalaluddin Rumi

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“All people on the planet are children, except for a very few. No one is grown up except those free of desire.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Is it really so that the one I love is everywhere?”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Lovers find secret places
inside this violent world
where they make transactions
with beauty.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“When someone beats a rug,
the blows are not against the rug,
but against the dust in it.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“The rose’s rarest essence lives in the thorns.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“The lion is most handsome when looking for food.”
Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes

“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

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“I once had a thousand desires. But in my one desire to know you all else melted away.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“I will soothe you and heal you,
I will bring you roses.
I too have been covered with thorns.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Love comes with a knife, not some shy question, and not with fears for its reputation!”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Gamble everything for love, if you’re a true human being.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“The truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.”
Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes

“Shine like the whole universe is yours.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

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“Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“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.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“What matters is how quickly you do what your soul directs.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

“Let silence take you to the core of life.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

“She loved him so much she concealed his name in many phrases, the inner meanings known only to her.”
Jalaluddin Rumi, The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing

“At the end of my life, with just one breath left,
if you come, I’ll sit up and sing.”
Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes

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