Best quotes by the Persian Poet Rumi

Wherever you are, whatever you do, be in love.
  • love

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

Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
  • talking

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.
  • personality



Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.
  • inspirational

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.
  • friendship

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth.
  • love

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.
  • inspirational

Inside you there's an artist you don't know about. He's not interested in how things look different in moonlight.
  • Art

Only from the heart Can you touch the sky.
  • Love

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.
  • Love

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?
  • inspirational

Let the beauty we love be what we do.
  • Beauty

Pain is a treasure, for it contains mercies...
  • pain

Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.
  • inspirational

Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
  • another

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.
  • cause

Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be.
  • Love

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

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
  • beauty

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.
  • god

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.
  • lovers

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?
  • Death

Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.
  • yourself

A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.
  • love

We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.
  • inspirational

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.
  • inspirational

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.
  • come

Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.
  • boredom

Flow down and down in always widening rings of being.
  • inspirational

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.
  • Reason

Pilgrimage to the place of the wise is to find escape from the flame of separateness.
  • Spirituality

I spent millons of years in the worldof inorganic thingsas a star, as a rock...Then I died and became a plant--Forgetting my former existencebecause of its othernessThen I died and became an animal--Forgetting my life as a plantexcept for inclinations in the seasonof spring and sweet herbs--like the inclination of babestoward their mother's breastThen I died and became a humanMy intelligence ripened, awakeningfrom greed and self-seekingto become wise and knowingI behold a hundred thousandintelligences most marvelousand remember my former statesand inclinationsAnd when I die againI will soar past the angelsto places I cannot imagineNow, what have I ever lost by dying?
  • Death

Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more -- more unseen forms become manifest to him.
  • Heart

You are quaffing drink from a hundred fountains: whenever any of these hundred yields less, your pleasure is diminished. But when the sublime fountain gushes from within you, no longer need you steal from the other fountains.
  • Pleasure

Return from existence to nonexistence. You are seeking the Lord and you belong to him. Nonexistence is a place of income; flee it not. This existence of more and less is a place of expenditure.
  • Spirituality

The Eternal looked upon me for a moment with His eye of power, and annihilated me in His being, and become manifest to me in His essence. I saw I existed through Him.
  • Time

در غم ما روزها بی گاه شد روزها با سوزها همراه شد
  • islam


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