Rumi Quotes

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“Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought!
Why do you stay in prison
When the door is so wide open?"

“These pains you feel are messengers.  Listen to them.”


“Brother, stand the pain.
Escape the poison of your judges.
The sky will bow to your beauty, if you do.
Learn to light the candle. Rise with the sun.
Turn away from the cave of your sleeping.
That way a thorn expands to a rose."

“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.”

"Come, come, come whatever you are..
Good or bad, 
It doesn't matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow a thousand times
Come, yet again, come, come."

"Submit to love without thinking"

"Close your eyes, fall in Love, stay there."

"When love itself comes to kiss you, don’t hold back!"

"Speak with the language of love."

"If the house of the world is dark, Love will find a way to create windows."

"Love is a silent language."

"Love will find its way through all languages on its own."

"As you live deeper in the heart, the mirror gets clearer and cleaner."

"Now’ is where love breathes."


"No words can explain how inspired words spring out of silence."

"Free yourself from your own thoughts."

"Enough of words. Come to me without a sound."

"Sit, be still, and listen."

"Hear the passage into silence and be that."

"You are the seeker, the goal, and seeking itself. Not only a part of them"

"Don’t sit and wait. Get out there, feel life. Touch the sun, and immerse in the sea."

"Give yourself a kiss. If you want to hold the beautiful one, hold yourself to yourself."

"You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop."

"We often need to be refreshed."


"The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open."


"Respond to every call that excites your spirit."

"Everything about yesterday has gone with yesterday. Today, it is needed to say new things."

"If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?."

"Don’t grieve, anything you lose comes round in another form."

"Smiles come best from those who weep."

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

"Stay in the spiritual fire. Let it cook you."