Wherever you are, whatever you do, be in love.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.
Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.
If you eyes are opened, you'll see the things worth seeing.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.
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.
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth.
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.
Only from the heart Can you touch the sky.
Inside you there's an artist you don't know about. He's not interested in how things look different in moonlight.
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?
Pain is a treasure, for it contains mercies...
Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.
Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.
This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.
Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.
Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded.
Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be.
We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.
I died a mineral, and became a plant.
I died a plant and rose an animal. I died an animal and I was man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.
Just as the water reflects the stars and the moon, the body reflects the mind and soul.
If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it.
Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it.
It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I've gone and come back, I'll find it at home.
There was a door to which I found no key: There was the veil through which I might not see.
A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.
The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.
Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.
If we are irritated, by every rub, how will we be polished?
Beg of God the removal of envy, that God may deliver you from externals, and bestow upon you an inward occupation, which will absorb you so that your attention is not drawn away.
Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.
Oh, bird of my soul, fly away now, For I possess a hundred fortified towers.
Flow down and down in always widening rings of being.
Reason is like an officer when the king appears.
The officer then loses his power and hides himself. Reason is the shadow cast by God; Go is the sun.
There is an invisible strength within us;
when it recognizes two opposing objects of desire, it grows stronger.
Let yourself be drawn by the strange pull of what you love. It will not lead you astray.
However much I might try to expound or explain Love, when I come to Love itself, I am ashamed of my explanations... Love alone can explain the mysteries of love and lovers.
I have seen the king with a face of Glory, He who is the eye and the sun of heaven, He who is the companion and healer of all beings, He who is the soul and the universe that births souls.
You've come to know the fortunate and the inauspicious stars, but you don't know whether you yourself are fortunate or lucky.
The moment I first heard love I gave up my soul, my heart, and my eyes.
May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day in paradise.
Listen! Clam up your mouth and be silent like an oyster shell, for that tongue of yours is the enemy of the soul, my friend. When the lips are silent, the heart has a hundred tongues.
There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen.
You left and I cried tears of blood. My sorrow grows. Its not just that You left. But when You left my eyes went with You. Now, how will I cry?
Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.
Pilgrimage to the place of the wise is to find escape from the flame of separateness.
Woman is a ray of God. She is not that earthly beloved: she is creative, not created.
I have no companion but Love, no beginning, no end, no dawn.
The Soul calls from within me: 'You, ignorant of the way of Love, set Me free.'
The gifts of lovers to one another are, in respect to love, nothing but forms;
yet, they testify to invisible love.
Try no to resist the changes that come in your way. Instead, let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? How Rumi Can Change Your Life?
When someone beats a rug, the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it.
What shall I say, O Muslims, I know not myself, I am neither a Christian, nor a Jew, nor a Zoroastrian, nor a Muslim.