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50 Inspirational Rumi Quotes



50 Inspirational Rumi Quotes That Will Transform Your Life

Rumi was a 13th-century (born in Afghanistan) Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar and theologian. His quotes will transform your life for the better, they are based upon love, hope, inspiration, and awakening. May these Rumi Quotes open up your heart and mind to the beauty that lies within you.

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

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

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

4. “What you seek is seeking you.” Rumi

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

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

7. “There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” Rumi

8. “Love is the bridge between you and everything.” Rumi

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

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

11. “The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.” Rumi

12. “Shine like the universe is yours.” Rumi

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

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

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

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

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

18. “Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.” Rumi

19. “My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.” Rumi

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

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

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

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

24. “All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” Rumi

25. “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life.” Rumi

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

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

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

29. “If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.” Rumi

30. “My soul is my guide.” Rumi

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

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

33. “Forget safety. Live where you fear to live.” Rumi

34. “Don’t be satisfied with stories. How things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” Rumi

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

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

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

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

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

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

41. “Why are you so enchanted by this world when a mine of gold lies within you?” Rumi

42. “Ignore those that make you fearful and sad.” Rumi

43. “Knock. And he’ll open the door.” Rumi

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

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

46. “I found myself.” Rumi

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

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

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

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


My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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  1. anil hattangadi

    January 16, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Mr Asad,

    All the quotes have so nicely compiled ,they touched my heart.

    Thanks for sharing

    • Hasan Al-Jarrah

      January 24, 2021 at 9:33 am

      Thank you for the kind words, Anil.

  2. Tom

    November 13, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    These quotes are a great Inspiration.

    • Hasan Al-Jarrah

      January 24, 2021 at 10:32 pm

      Thanks Tom

  3. Dr khin mar ni

    October 2, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Thank you for your sharing

  4. Sue

    August 28, 2020 at 12:14 am

    Thank you for posting these quotes. I’ve just discovered Rumi and it feels like something I really need in my life.
    I am a sensitive person and am becoming very tired of criticism.
    Reading these quotes is uplifting and helping me see there is positivity around me…i just need to find a way to move towards it and live in that space every day.

    • Hasan Al-Jarrah

      January 24, 2021 at 11:31 pm

      Glad you liked the quotes.

  5. Ben kolori

    July 10, 2020 at 7:10 am

    Rumi Rumi Rumi
    All persian quotes are beautiful and meaningful

  6. Claudia Green

    February 19, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    My grandson is named Rumi. He is 2 1/2 years old. At 18 months he was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) which is an alternation in the genes that control messages from the brain to his muscles controlling walking. On March 15, 2020, my son and a few of his friends are participating in a run in NYC for a “Cure for SMA”. I read through your quotes and we will use this one as we try to raise funds to help children who have SMA. “Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.” Thank you for your posting of these quotes. Thank you.

    • Asad Meah

      March 2, 2020 at 9:23 pm

      Thank you for sharing
      May God heal Rumi
      Glad you liked the article and that I could be of service to you Claudia
      That really is a beautiful quote

  7. Melike

    August 24, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    This was exactly what I needed. All of them touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for the great post. Lots of love from Turkey!

    • Asad Meah

      August 26, 2019 at 12:13 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the article Melike
      Thanks for the Love

  8. Farah lilas

    July 29, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Thank you Asad for the inspiring quotes, they really drew me back to my soul in my searching journey for inner peace.

    • Asad Meah

      July 30, 2019 at 8:39 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the article Farah
      Yes, his quotes are soul awakening
      May you find the inner peace that you seek – it is within you

  9. Rashed Miah

    July 22, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Excellent post.

    • Asad Meah

      July 22, 2019 at 2:23 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the article Rashed
      (fyi, I don’t allow outbound links to websites in the comments, I delete them).

  10. Linda Hernandez

    July 7, 2019 at 6:04 am

    My favorite Rumi quote is:
    “Don’t sit and wait. Get out there, feel life. Touch the sun and immerse in the sea.”
    This is such a strong meaningful quote for me and I am so honored to have found the great Rumi.

    • Asad Meah

      July 18, 2019 at 8:42 pm

      That is a great quote
      Glad you enjoyed the article Linda

  11. Jen

    June 16, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    You are on a beautiful quest, Asad Meah – thank you, and many blessings on the road 🙂

    • Asad Meah

      June 21, 2019 at 3:39 pm

      Your welcome Jen
      We all on a beautiful quest
      Blessings to you too

  12. Saba

    June 7, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    What book is quote 5 from? I’m trying to do a painting of this quote in Farsi but I can’t find his poetic words in Farsi anywhere

    • Asad Meah

      June 10, 2019 at 10:34 am

      Hi Saba, try the Masnavi book.
      Let me know if you find it.

  13. Sohma Rae Hathaway

    March 20, 2019 at 12:17 am

    As I read through these quotes, it triggered additional thoughts within me. Thank you for unlocking that door. Ironically one of my thoughts was, “The greatest diamonds you seek, are small in comparison to the diamonds already within you.” May your diamonds continue to shine brightly in the realm of service you are giving others. Namaste.
    Sohma Rae Hathaway

    • Asad Meah

      March 28, 2019 at 6:09 pm

      Glad you enjoyed his quotes Sohma
      And that is a beautiful quote you can up with – amazing stuff
      Thank you for your kind words – I appreciate it
      May God bless you

  14. Suprena singh

    February 3, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Trying to move myself into books & these lovely quotes by awesome writers.. Thanks to you for making it in a nice collective way..!!

    • Asad Meah

      February 22, 2019 at 11:39 am

      Glad you enjoyed the quotes Suprena

    • Ghazal Haq

      September 8, 2019 at 12:29 pm

      Thank you Asad !!

      • Asad Meah

        September 18, 2019 at 9:33 am

        Your welcome Ghazal

  15. Meg

    January 14, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Thank you, Asad, I love you and I love Rumi! Everything he said lines up with my spiritual teachers. Great wisdom, repeated often, never changes.

    • Asad Meah

      January 14, 2019 at 11:41 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the quotes Meg, he has a lot of wisdom that we can implement into our lives to become better versions of ourselves.
      Thanks for the Love.

  16. paulson

    December 7, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Hi Asad Meah
    Thank you very much sharing the Rumi quotes.
    All of the them touched my heart.
    One thing, that I felt that is you should them all, in bold, as all of them are pearls of wisdom
    Thanks Asad Meah

    • Asad Meah

      December 17, 2018 at 8:25 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the quotes Paulson
      Thanks for the feedback
      I edit my quotes a certain way so that is why they are the way they are

  17. Ima Bjorkman

    November 18, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Thank you. I use Rumi’s wisdom to navigate my way through life. I transformed into a very happy individual and understood the potentials in me. Amen

    • Asad Meah

      December 1, 2018 at 8:42 pm

      Great to hear the impact his quotes/words have had on your life
      May you continue to develop and rise to your highest potential within yourself

  18. Hidayet Mugjenkar

    October 13, 2018 at 4:26 am

    Thank you… who can’t be moved by this. Just the push I needed.

    • Asad Meah

      October 17, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      Your welcome Hidayet
      His quotes are some of the best

  19. aniz

    August 18, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    My life saver…thank u rumi

    • Asad Meah

      August 18, 2018 at 3:43 pm

      Glad you enjoyed his quotes Aniz

  20. VISHNU

    August 12, 2018 at 8:52 am


    • Asad Meah

      August 14, 2018 at 5:27 pm

      Good to hear Vishnu, live your dreams.

    • Ghazal Haq

      September 8, 2019 at 12:25 pm

      I have always enjoyed reading Maulana Rum in urdu translations or just by heart the beautiful persian. But you have really put together the best. Thanks.Asad. If you.can get the farsi originals of these with Roman and also urdu meaning, I will be grateful. Allah bless you.

      • Asad Meah

        September 18, 2019 at 9:34 am

        Ok, I will have a look at that
        Allah bless you too

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