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70 Rumi quotes on life, love and strength that will inspire you

Our latest collection of inspirational Rumi quotes and sayings on Everyday Power Blog.

Rumi quotes are well known for being wise, thought-provoking and powerful. Let these inspirational quotes and motivational quotes help you realize all the power and beauty you have inside you.

Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet who’s had a massive influence on Muslim writing and culture. He has a huge following around the world and is actually one of the best selling poets in the USA. His works have been translated to many different languages,  including Spanish, Turkish, German, Russian, Urdu, Arabic, French and Italian.

Brad Gooch, who wrote a biography of Rumi, describes him as “a poet of joy and of love”.

Rumi quotes about the journey of life

1.) “Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.” – Rumi

Rumi quotes about life


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

Rumi quotes about love


Jalaluddin Rumi quotes on life, time, and the universe

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

Rumi quotes about change


4.) “Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.” – Rumi

Rumi quotes about time


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

motivational Rumi quotes from his poems


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

Rumi quotes about love


7.) “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.”  Rumi

best Rumi quotes about dreams


Rumi quotes from his poems about our place in the universe

8.) “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.” – Rumi

Rumi quotes about the universe


9.) “‎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.”  Rumi

best Rumi quotes about the world


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

inspirational Rumi quotes about life


11.) “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.”  Rumi

Rumi quotes about forgiveness and love


12.) “Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?” – Rumi

Rumi quotes about travel and fun


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

Rumi quotes about trust and fear


Rumi quotes on love and connection

14.) “Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.” – Rumi

Rumi quotes about depression and praise


15.) “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.” – Rumi

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16.) “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.” – Rumi

Rumi quotes and life and love


17.) “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.”  Rumi

Rumi quotes about life and love


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

Rumi quotes from his poetry about life and love


Rumi quotes on life and self love

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

Rumi Quotes about inner peace and self love


20.) “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.” – Rumi

Rumi Quotes on love and relationships


21.) “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.” – Rumi

Rumi Quotes about love and abuse


Rumi quotes on trust

22.) “May these vows and this marriage be blessed.” – Rumi

Rumi Quotes about love


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

Rumi Quotes about friends


24.) “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.” – Rumi

Rumi Quotes about beauty


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

Rumi Quotes about time


26.) “Be certain that in the religion of Love there are no believers and unbelievers. LOVE embraces all.” ― Rumi

Rumi Quotes spring


Rumi quotes on dreams and life

27.) “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” – Rumi

Rumi Quotes about strength


28.) “make your last journey
from this strange world
soar for the heights
where there is no more
separation of you and your home

God has created
your wings not to be dormant
as long as you are alive
you must try more and more
to use your wings to show you’re alive”
― Rumi

Rumi Quotes about nature


29.) “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.” – Rumi

Rumi Quotes about change


More inspirational quotes by Rumi

30.) “Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.” – Rumi

Rumi Quotes on love


31.) “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.” Rumi

Rumi Quotes on peace


32.) “Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being.” – Rumi

best Rumi Quotes about life


Quotes by Rumi about life and love

33.) “Travel brings power and love back into your life.” – Rumi

Rumi Quotes on happiness


34.) “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.”  Rumi

Rumi Quotes on nature


35.) “A pen went scribbling along. When it tried to write love, it broke.” ― Rumi

Rumi Quotes on life


36.) “Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought! – Rumi

Rumi Quotes on friendship


37.) “What? Are you still pretending you are separate from the Beloved?”  Rumi

Rumi Quotes about love


38.) “It is certain that an atom of goodness on the path of faith is never lost.”  Rumi

Rumi Quotes on change


Jalaluddin Rumi quotes about love from his books and poems

39.) “Either give me more wine or leave me alone.” – Rumi

Rumi Quotes on marriage


40.) “Someone who does not run toward the allure of love walks a road where nothing lives. But this dove here senses the love hawk floating above, and waits, and will not be driven or scared to safety.”  Rumi

Rumi Quotes on spring


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

Rumi Quotes about life


42.) “If you are seeking, seek us with joy
For we live in the kingdom of joy.
Do not give your heart to anything else
But to the love of those who are clear joy,
Do not stray into the neighborhood of despair.
For there are hopes: they are real, they exist –
Do not go in the direction of darkness –
I tell you: suns exist.” – Rumi

Rumi Quotes about life


Jalaluddin Rumi quotes from his poems and books about life

43.) “Open your hands if you want to be held.” – Rumi

Rumi Quotes about love


44.) “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.” – Rumi

Rumi Quotes about friends


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

best Rumi Quotes about beauty


46.) “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” – Rumi

famous Rumi Quotes from his poems


47.) “Let silence take you to the core of life.” – Rumi


48.) “The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.” – Rumi


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


50.) “Love is the bridge between you and everything.” – Rumi


Rumi quotes that will expand your mind


51.) “Grace comes to forgive and then forgive again.” – Rumi


52.) “Travel brings power and love back into your life.” ― Rumi


53.) “Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.” – Rumi


54.) “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.” ― Rumi


55.) “When you seek love with all your heart you shall find its echo in the universe.” – Rumi


56.) “If you are looking for a friend who is faultless, you will be friendless.” – Rumi


57.) “Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.” ― Rumi


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


59.) “Don’t you know yet? It is your light that lights the worlds.” ― Rumi


60.) “We are born of love; Love is our mother.” ― Rumi


Other inspirational Rumi quotes


61.) “Respond to every call that excites your spirit.” ― Rumi


62.) “This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love you are.” – Rumi


63.) “The very center of your heart is where life begins – the most beautiful place on earth.” – Rumi


64.) “When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.” – Rumi


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


66.) “These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” ― Rumi


67.) “Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.” – Rumi


68.) “Only from the heart can you touch the sky.” ― Rumi


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


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


Which Rumi quotes about life and love is your favorite?

Tell us in the comments section!



  1. deb

    October 19, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    The wound is the place where the light enters you

  2. Mitzvah

    September 7, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    “Love is the bridge to you and everything.”

  3. Carole Epp

    August 23, 2018 at 10:55 am

    ” 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.”

    This quote gives me goosebumps. And a sense of authenticity….

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