Top 25 Rumi Quotes 

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

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

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

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

“Would you become a pilgrim on the road of love? The first condition is that you make yourself humble as dust and ashes.” 

“There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again.”

“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.” 

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.”

“‎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.”

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

“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.” 

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

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

“Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.”

“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.”

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

“I am so close, I may look distant.
So completely mixed with you, I may look separate.
So out in the open, I appear hidden.
So silent, because I am constantly talking with you.”

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

“Don’t wait any longer.
Dive in the ocean,
Leave and let the sea be you.”

“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.”

“Love so needs to love
that it will endure almost anything, even abuse,
just to flicker for a moment. But the sky’s mouth is kind,
its song will never hurt you, for I
sing those words.”

“May these vows and this marriage be blessed.”

“There’s a field somewhere
beyond all doubt and wrong doing.
I’ll meet you there.” 

“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.

What you seek is seeking you.”

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