Rumi's Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Rumi's Quotes

#1. Flattery's fire is hidden. Its sweet taste is apparent, but the smoke is bound to come out at last. - Author: Rumi
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#2. Love is the soul's light, the taste of morning, no me, no we, no claim of being. - Author: Rumi
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#3. Peaceful is the one who's not concerned with having more or less.
Unbound by name and fame, he is free from sorrow from the world and mostly from himself. - Author: Rumi
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#4. Don't stray from your Heart's intent. - Author: Rumi
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#5. From the urgent way lovers want each other to the seeker's search for truth, all moving is from the mover. Every Pull Draws Us To The Ocean. - Author: Rumi
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#6. Every need brings what's needed.
Pain bears its cure like a child.
Having nothing produces provisions.
Ask a difficult question,
And the marvelous answer appears. - Author: Rumi
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#7. Without delay, from the middle of his (closed) fist every pebble began to pronounce the (Moslem's) profession of faith. Each said, "There is no god" and (each) said, "except Allah"; (each) threaded the pearl of "Ahmad is the Messenger of Allah. - Author: Jalaluddin Rumi
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#8. 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. - Author: Rumi
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#9. 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. - Author: Rumi
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#10. The lover's ailment is separate from all other ailments: love is the astrolabe of the mysteries of God. - Author: Rumi
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#11. Rumi called his teacher "the friend." And that's what we need. We need friends. - Author: Elizabeth Lesser
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#12. Life's waters flow from darkness, Search the darkness, don't run from it. - Author: Rumi
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#13. Open your arms if you want the Beloved's embrace. - Author: Rumi
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#14. No matter how fast you run, your shadow more than keeps up. Sometimes, it's in front! - Author: Jalaluddin Rumi
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#15. The more one delves into Rumi's life and his mystical poetry it becomes clear that for him, the issue of faith and reason is incomplete unless one includes the central theme of love. - Author: Rumi
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#16. Shadows can indicate what's shining bright But it's the sun which fills your soul with light, - Author: Rumi
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#17. There's a path from me to you
I'm constantly looking for,
so I try to keep clear and still
as water does with the moon. - Author: Rumi
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#18. Sell Not Yourself At Little Price, Being So Precious In
God's Eyes. - Author: Rumi
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#19. Everyone is overridden by thoughts;
that's why they have so much heartache and sorrow. - Author: Rumi
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#20. Submit to a daily practice. Your loyalty to that is a ring at the door. Keep knocking, and the joy inside will eventually open a window and look out to see who's there. - Author: Rumi
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#21. 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? - Author: Rumi
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#22. Heart be brave. If you cannot be brave, just go. Love's glory is not a small thing. - Author: Rumi
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#23. I have been so naughted in Thy Love's existence that my nonexistence is a thousand times sweeter than my existence - Author: Rumi
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#24. I hear a drum in my soul's ear coming from the depth of the stars. - Author: Rumi
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#25. Lo, for I to myself am unknown, now in God's name what must I do? - Author: Rumi
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#26. Does sunset sometimes look like the sun is coming up? Do you know what a faithful love is like? You're crying; you say you've burned yourself. But can you think of anyone who's not hazy with smoke? - Rumi - Author: Anne Lamott
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#27. Snake's poison is life to the snake; it is in relation to man that it means death. - Author: Rumi
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#28. Atom, you want to flee the sun?
Madman, give up!
You're a jar; fate's a stone-
kick against it, and you'l waste your wine. - Author: Jalaluddin Rumi
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#29. Those doing soul work, who want the searing truth more than solace or applause, know each other right away. Those who want something else turn and take a seat in another room. Soul-makers find each other's company. - Author: Rumi
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#30. Mount the stallion of love and do not fear the path, love's stallion knows the way exactly. With one leap, Love's horse will carry you home. - Author: Rumi
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#31. Every single corner and aspect of our lives, every single choice, will be different if we take the invitation of this [Rumi's] poetry to act from the Divine Center of Silence and allow the glory of the Presence to soak our every movement. - Author: Andrew Harvey
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#32. Water the fruit trees, and don't water the thorns. Be generous to what nurtures the spirit and God's luminous reason-light. Don't honor what causes dysentry and knotted up tumors. - Author: Coleman Barks
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#33. To the mind there is such a thing as news, whereas to inner knowing, it's all in the middle of its happening. To doubters, this is a pain. To believers, it's gospel. To the lover and the visionary, it's life as it's being lived. - Author: Rumi
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#34. There's a morning when presence comes over your soul. You sing like a rooster in your earth-colored shape. Your heart hears and, no longer frantic, begins to dance. - Author: Rumi
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#35. My lips got lost on the way to the kiss -
that's how drunk I
was. - Author: Rumi
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#36. Quit acting like a wolf, and feel the shepherd's love filling you. - Author: Rumi
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#37. You know the value of every article of merchandise, but if you don't know the value of your own soul, it's all foolishness. - Author: Rumi
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#38. I am filled with you. Skin, blood, bone, brain, and soul. There's no room for lack of trust, or trust. Nothing in this existence but that existence. - Author: Rumi
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#39. If my head holds one thought wise and clear, it's You.
Poor as I am, what I hold dear is You.
No matter how I see myself, I'm nothing ...
Anything I am entirely is You! - Author: Rumi
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#40. The wave of Atlast came along and caulked the body's ship; when the ship is wrecked once more, the turn of union and encounter will come. - Author: Rumi
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#41. Your defects are the ways that glory gets manifested ... That's where the Light enters you. - Author: Rumi
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#42. You rave about the Holy Place (Masjid al-Haram) and say you've visited God's garden but where is your bunch of flowers? There is some merit in the suffering you have endured but what a pity you have not discovered the Makkah thats inside - Author: Rumi
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#43. Here's the new rule: break the wineglass, and fall toward the glassblower's breath. - Author: Rumi
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#44. All we really want is love's confusing joy. - Author: Rumi
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#45. Why, when God's world is so big, did you fall asleep in a prison, of all places? - Author: Rumi
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#46. Wash the dust from your SOUl and HEART with wisdom's WATER. - Author: Rumi
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#47. No one looks back and regrets leaving this world. What's regretted is how real we thought it was. - Author: Rumi
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#48. A lover's life lies in death. You shall not find a heart without losing the heart. - Author: Rumi
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#49. War, like children's fights, are meaningless, pitiless, and contemptible. - Author: Rumi
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#50. Rumi and Shams bring to our lives the simple truth that we are not alone, that God really does care. And God's joyous love for each of us is rivaled only by Her divine sense of humor. - Author: Jamila Hammad
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#51. The soul has been given it's own ears to hear things the mind does not understand. - Author: Rumi
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#52. To a frog that's never left his pond, the ocean seems like a gamble. Look what he's giving up: security, mastery of his world, recognition! The ocean frog just shakes his head. "I can't explain where I live, but someday I'll take you there." - Author: Rumi
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#53. Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd. - Author: Rumi
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#54. You've gotten drunk on so many kinds of wine. Taste this. It won't make you wild. It's fire. Give up, if you don't understand by this time that your living is firewood. - Author: Rumi
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#55. 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. - Author: Rumi
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#56. A craftsman pulled a reed from the reedbed,
cut holes in it, and called it a human being.
Since then, it's been wailing a tender agony
of parting, never mentioning the skill
that gave it life as a flute - Author: Rumi
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#57. Nearness to God is common to us all,
Because we're all created and sustained by God,
But only the authentically noble
Possess and live that nearness
That's a constant upswelling passion of love. - Author: Rumi
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#58. Now I am sober and there's only the hangover and the memory of love. - Author: Rumi
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#59. Whoever's calm and sensible is insane! - Author: Jalaluddin Rumi
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#60. In love's country, language doesn't have its place. Love is mute. - Author: Rumi
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#61. Love's creed is separate from all religions. - Author: Rumi
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#62. It's your road & yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you - Author: Rumi
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#63. We talk about this and that. There's no rest except on these branching moments. - Author: Rumi
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#64. Whoever has Heart's doors wide open,
could see the Sun itself in every atom. - Author: Rumi
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#65. A servant wants to be rewarded for what he does. A lover wants only to be in love's presence, that ocean whose depth will never be known. - Author: Rumi
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#66. There's hidden sweetness in the stomach's emptiness. - Author: Rumi
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#67. But can you think of anyone who's not hazy with smoke? - Author: Rumi
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#68. God's purpose for man is to acquire a seeing eye and an understanding heart." "God gave you life and bestowed upon you his attributes; eventually you will return to him." "The rewards of life and devotion to God are love and inner rapture, and the capacity to receive the light of God. - Author: Rumi
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#69. A mountain keeps an echo deep inside itself.
That's how I hold your voice.
I am scrap wood thrown in your fire,
and quickly reduced to smoke. - Author: Rumi
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#70. There's courage involved if you want to become Truth. - Author: Rumi
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#71. Are you jealous of the ocean's generosity?
Why would you refuse to give
this joy to anyone?
Fish don't hold the sacred liquid in cups!
They swim the huge fluid freedom. - Author: Rumi
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#72. Come on sweetheart
let's adore one another
before there is no more
of you and me - Author: Rumi
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#73. The way to heaven is within. Shake the wings of love-when love's wings have become strong, there is no need to trouble about a ladder. - Author: Rumi
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#74. Once the seed of faith takes root, it cannot be blown away, even by the strongest wind - Now that's a blessing. - Author: Rumi
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#75. My heart is so small it's almost invisible. How can You place such big sorrows in it? "Look," He answered, "your eyes are even smaller, yet they behold the world. - Author: Rumi
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#76. We can't find the truth listening to our own voice's echo. We can find ourselves only in someone's mirror - Author: Rumi
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#77. This world's existence is one night long. There's a great lively gathering that night, but some people sleep through it. - Author: Rumi
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#78. Today I'm out wandering, turning my skull
into a cup for others to drink wine from.
In this town somewhere there sits a calm, intelligent man,
who doesn't know what he's about to do! - Author: Rumi
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#79. When you see anyone complaining of such and such a person's ill-nature and bad temper, know that the complainant is bad-tempered, forasmuch as he speaks ill of that bad-tempered person, because he alone is good-tempered who is quietly forbearing towards the bad-tempered and ill-natured. - Author: Rumi
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#80. Where lowland is, that's where water goes. All medicine wants is pain to cure. - Author: Rumi
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#81. There's no one with intelligence in this town except that man over there playing with the children, the one riding the stick horse. He has keen, fiery insight and vast dignity like the night sky, but he conceals it in the madness of child's play. - Author: Rumi
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#82. You who seek God, apart, apart The thing you seek, thou art, thou art. If you want to seek the Beloved's face. Polish the mirror, gaze into that space. These words were written by Rumi as a tribute for his master guru Shams of Tabriz. - Author: Wayne W. Dyer
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#83. There's no cure, except the retreat into love,
For the suffering of subtly afflicted hearts. - Author: Rumi
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#84. Instead of an outer-oriented jihad - defined as "the war against infidels" and carried out by many in those days just as in the present - Rumi stood up for an inner-oriented jihad where the aim was to struggle against and ultimately prevail over one's ego, nafs. - Author: Elif Shafak
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#85. The woman
has great power. Se can tie knots in your chest that only God's breathing loosens. Don't
take her appeal lightly. - Author: Rumi
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#86. What becomes of the heart, when the heart's hand grasps the hand of a sweetheart?
What becomes of the dross copper, when it hears the welcoming voice of the philosopher's stone? - Author: Jalaluddin Rumi
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#87. A generous friend gives life for a friend let's rise above this animalistic behavior and be kind to one another - Author: Rumi
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#88. Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom. - Author: Rumi
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#89. There is a Soul within the Soul. Seek it out. There is a Treasure in your mountain. Seek it Out. A mystic in motion, if that's what you are, don't seek out there; seek inside. - Author: Rumi
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#90. If you don't try to fly and so break yourself apart, you will be broken open by death, when it's too late for all you could become. - Author: Rumi
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#91. Inside of us, there's a continual autumn. Our leaves fall and are blown out over the water. - Author: Rumi
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#92. I hang here like Hallaj, feeling those lips
on me, the honor of being lifted up
on a crucifixion apple tree.

Now the kissing is over.
Fold your love in.
Hide it like pastry filling.

Whisper within with
a shy girl's tenderness - Author: Jalaluddin Rumi
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#93. There is a way of loving not attached to what is loved.
Observe how water is with the ground,
always moving toward the ocean,
though the ground tries to hold water's foot
and not let it go. - Author: Rumi
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#94. Muhammad says, 'Love of one's country is a part of the faith.' But don't take that literally! Your real 'country' is where you're heading, not where you are. Don't misread that hadith. - Author: Rumi
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#95. I manage fine with no others around;
I cannot manage without you.
My heart bears your brand,
it won't wander away from you.
Reason's eye blurs with your wine
heaven's wheel spins under your thumb Pleasure's nose follows your lead,
I cannot manage without you. - Author: Jalaluddin Rumi
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#96. The lion who breaks the enemy's ranks is a minor hero compared to the lion who overcomes himself. - Author: Rumi
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#97. Lovers drink wine all day and night and tear the veils of the mind.
When drunk with love's wine, body, heart and soul become one. - Author: Rumi
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#98. At every moment, Love's voice talks to us from left and from right. All we have to do is to know how to listen. - Author: Rumi
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#99. A fish wants to dive from dry land
into the ocean
when it hears the roaring waves.
A falcon wants to return from the forest
to the King's wrist
when it hears the drum beating "Return."
A Sufi, shimmering with light,
wants to dance like a sunbeam
when darkness surrounds him. - Author: Rumi
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#100. There's a hidden sweetness in the stomach's emptiness. We are lutes, no more, no less. If the soundbox is stuffed full of anything, no music ... When you're full of food and drink, Satan sits where your spirit should ... - Author: Rumi
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