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60 Rumi Quotes to Inspire Your Journey Through Life

60 Rumi Quotes to Inspire Your Journey Through Life

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Hey there! Have you heard of Rumi? He was a 13th-century Persian poet, Islamic scholar, and Sufi mystic.

His poetry is still super popular today because it’s full of wisdom and insight that crosses all cultural and religious boundaries.

Rumi’s words dive deep into love, spirituality, and the human experience, offering something meaningful to everyone.

In this article, we’ve gathered 38 of his best quotes that are sure to inspire and enlighten you.

Whether you need a little motivation, comfort, or a fresh perspective, Rumi’s timeless wisdom has got you covered. So, sit back, relax, and let’s explore these amazing quotes together!


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

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

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

4. “The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.”

5. “Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”

6. “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”

7. “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”

8. “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”

9. “What you seek is seeking you.”

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

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

12. “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”

13. “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.”

14. “Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.”

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. “The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.”

17. “Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?”

18. “Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.”

19. “Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.”

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

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

22. “Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others’ faults.”

23. “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”

24. “When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.”

25. “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter.”

26. “Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live.”

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

28. “Dance until you shatter yourself.”

29. “Respond to every call that excites your spirit.”

30. “Knock, And He’ll open the door. Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun.”

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

32. “Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought.”

33. “When you let go of who you are, you become who you might be.”

34. “The soul has been given its own ears to hear things mind does not understand.”

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

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

37. “Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being.”

38. “Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure.”

39. “Love is the bridge between you and everything.”

40. “Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal.”

41. The inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and listen.


42. It’s your road & yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.

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

44. If you are looking for a friend that is faultless, you will be friendless. 

45. You show your worth by what you seek.

46. Whatever lifts the corners of your mouth, trust that.

47. Do you pay regular visits to yourself? Start now.

48. 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. 

49. Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.

50. When setting out on a journey, do not seek advice from someone who never left home. 

51. The rose does best as a rose. Lilies make the best lilies. And look! You – the best you around!

52. One of the marvels of the world: The sight of a soul sitting in prison with the key in its hand. 

53. When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near truth. 

54. Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.

55. I learned that every mortal will taste death. But only some will taste life.

56. On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day.


57. Bring anger and pride under your feet, turn them into a ladder and climb higher.

58. All religions, all this singing, one song. The differences are just illusion and vanity. The sun’s light looks a little different on this wall than it does on that wall and a lot different on this other one, but it’s still one light.

59. You suppose you are the trouble, but you are the cure. You suppose that you are the lock on the door, but you are the key that opens it. It’s too bad that you want to be someone else. You don’t see your own face, your own beauty. Yet, no face is more beautiful than yours. 

60. 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.