Short Rumi Quotes

Do you have a person (poet, writer, speaker, etc.) that no matter what is happening in your life you always end up going to him/her to finding solace and guidance? For me that beloved poet is Rumi. Below is a list of short Rumi quotes about life, love, suffering, the universe, and peace.

Short Rumi Quotes – Love

“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.”

“Close your eyes. Fall in love. Stay there.”

“Love is the bridge between you and everything.”

“You have within you more love than you could ever understand.”

“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love. It will not lead you astray”

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”

“Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.”

“Why are you knocking at every other door? Go, knock at the door of your own heart.”love

“The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.”

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

“Actually, your soul and mine are the same, we appear and disappear in each other.”

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.”

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

“Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love”

“This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love you are.”

“If you find me not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you, from the beginning of me.”

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

“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.”

Short Rumi Quotes – Life

“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.”

“Life is a balance between holding on and letting go.”

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”

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

“Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.”

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

“As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.”

“Your heart knows the way, run in that direction.”

“There is a force within that gives you life. Seek that.”

Short Rumi Quotes – Suffering

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“The wound is the place where the light enters you.”

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

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

“Know that one day, your pain will become your cure.”

“The cure for pain is in the pain.”

“Be patient where you sit in the dark, the dawn is coming.”

“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.”

“You’ve seen my descent. Now watch my rising.”

“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.”

“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?”

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

“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”

Short Rumi Quotes – The Universe

“The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself, everything that you want you already are.”

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

“What you seek is seeking you.”

“You are the soul of the soul of the Universe, and your name is Love.”

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

“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”

“Shine like the universe is yours.”

“Love is the religion, and the universe is the book.”

“The lamps are different, but the light is the same.”

“When you do things from the soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”

“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.”

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

“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.”

“Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who see.”

“It’s your road and yours alone others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.”

Short Rumi Quotes – Peace

“Stop the words now. Open the window in the center of your chest and let the spirits fly in and out.”

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

“Don’t make yourself miserable with what is to come or not to come.”

“Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.”

“When you lose all sense of self the bonds of a thousand chains will vanish.”

“Silence gives answers.”

“If you could untie your wings and free your soul of jealousy, you and everyone around you would fly up like doves.”

“The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.”

“When you let go of who you are, you become who you might be.”

“When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near the truth.”

“There is a voice that doesn’t use words, listen.”

“Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you?

“Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about.”

“The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.”

“My soul is my guide.”

“Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.”

I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”


I hope you have enjoyed the collection here. I would love to hear what is your favorite Rumi quote.