TOP 25 MYSTICAL RUMI QUOTES ON LOVE (of 100)

100 Greatest Quotes on Life, Love and Wisdom From The Greatest Mystic of All Time.

1.

I long to escape the prison of my ego and lose myself in You. 

— Rumi

 

 

2.

Whenever sorrow comes, be kind to it.
For God has placed a pearl in sorrow’s hand. 

— Rumi

 

 

3.

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

 

 

4.

Whatever possessions and objects of its desires the lower self may obtain, it hangs on to them, refusing to let them go out of greed for more, or out of fear of poverty and need. 

— Rumi

 

 

5.

Know then that the body is merely a garment. Go seek the wearer, not the cloak. 

— Rumi

 

 

6.

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. 

— Rumi

 

 

7.

Every love outside of HIS love, is pain. 

— Rumi

 

 

8.

Inside any deep asking is the answering. 

— Rumi

 

 

9.

Be an empty page, untouched by words. 

— Rumi

 

 

10.

If something makes you happy in this world, you should think of what will happen to you if that thing were taken away. 

— Rumi

 

 

11.

When something goes wrong, accuse yourself first. Even the wisdom of Plato or Solomon can wobble and go blind. 

— Rumi

 

 

12.

Swim out of your little pond. 

— Rumi

 

 

13.

Death has nothing to do with going away.The sun sets
The moon sets
But they are not gone. 

— Rumi

 

 

14.

The water has a Water that is driving it;
The spirit has a Spirit that is Calling it. 

— Rumi

 

 

15.

Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you. 

— Rumi

 

 

16.

What? Are you still pretending you are separate from the Beloved? 

— Rumi

 

 

17.

In their seeking, wisdom and madness are one and the same. On the path of love, friend and stranger are one and the same. 

— Rumi

 

 

18.

Happy, not from anything that happens. Warm, not from fire or a hot bath. Light, I register zero on a scale. 

— Rumi

 

 

19.

When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. Praise God for those two insomnias! And the difference between them. 

— Rumi

 

 

20.

Do not worry if all the candles in the world flicker and die. We have the spark that starts the fire. 

— Rumi

 

 

21.

Be quiet now and wait. It may be that the ocean one, the one we desire so to move into and become, desires us out here on land a little longer, going our sundry roads to the shore. 

— Rumi

 

 

22.

Your light is more magnificent than sunrise or sunset. 

— Rumi

 

 

23.

The interpretation that makes you ardent and hopeful and active and reverent is the true one. 

— Rumi

 

 

24.

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

 

 

25

.Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. 

— Rumi

 

 

You sit here for days saying, this is a strange business. You’re the strange business. You have the energy of the sun in you, but you keep knotting it up at the base of your spine. — Rumi

 

 

Last night my teacher taught me the lesson of Poverty: Having nothing and wanting nothing. — Rumi

 

 

Whoever’s calm and sensible is insane! — Rumi

 

 

Give up to grace. The ocean takes care of each wave ’til it gets to shore. You need more help than you know. — Rumi

 

 

Oh Soul! You worry too much. Your arms are heavy with treasures of all kinds. — Rumi

 

 

When the ocean surges, don’t let me just hear it. Let it splash inside my chest! — Rumi

 

 

Everyone turns toward someone. Look for one scarred by the King’s polo stick. — Rumi

 

 

To become spiritual, you must die to self, and come alive in the Lord. Only then will the mysteries of God fall from your lips. To die to self through self-discipline causes suffering but brings you everlasting life. — Rumi

 

 

Let soul speak with the silent articulation of a face. — Rumi

 

 

Everything is soul and flowering. — Rumi

 

 

Light up the fire of love inside and blaze the thoughts away. — Rumi

 

 

Love calls – everywhere and always. We’re sky bound. Are you coming? — Rumi

 

 

Silence is the root of everything. If you spiral into its void a hundred voices will thunder messages you long to hear. — Rumi

 

 

Either give me more wine or leave me alone. — Rumi

 

 

You run back and forth listening for unusual events, peering into the faces of travelers. “Why are you looking at me like a madman?” I have lost a friend. Please forgive me. — Rumi

 

 

Lamps are different, but light is the same. — Rumi

 

 

Lo, I am with you always means when you look for God, God is in the look of your eyes, in the thought of looking, nearer to you than your self, or things that have happened to you. There’s no need to go outside. — Rumi

 

 

Lovers drink wine all day and night and tear the veils of the mind.
When drunk with love’s wine, body, heart and soul become one. — Rumi

 

 

No more holding back.
Be reckless.
Tell your Love to everybody. — Rumi

 

 

Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom. How do they learn it? They fall and falling, they’re given wings. — Rumi

 

 

If God said, ‘Rumi pay homage to everything that has helped you enter my arms,’ there would not be one experience of my life, not one thought, not one feeling, nor any act, I would not bow to. — Rumi

 

 

Oh my friend, all that you see of me is a shell, the rest belongs to love. — Rumi

 

 

Criticism polishes my mirror. — Rumi

 

 

There is no reality but God , says the completely surrendered sheikh, who is an ocean for all beings. — Rumi

 

 

Whenever they rebuild an old building, they must first of all destroy the old one. — Rumi

 

 

Lovers have heartaches
That can’t be cured by drugs
Or sleep,
Or games,
But only by seeing their beloved. — Rumi

 

 

I didn’t come here of my own accord, and I can’t leave that way. Whoever brought me here will have to take me home. — Rumi

 

 

Be occupied, then, with what you really value and let the thief take something else. — Rumi

 

 

Dance, and make joyous the love around you. Dance, and your veils which hide the Light shall swirl in a heap at your feet. — Rumi

 

 

Your body is woven from the Light of Heaven. — Rumi

 

 

You had better run from me. My words are fire. — Rumi

 

 

Look at Love with the eyes of your Heart. — Rumi

 

 

If only you knew what bliss I find in being nothing. — Rumi

 

 

God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that you will have two wings to fly, not one. — Rumi

 

 

Achieve some perfection [excellence] yourself, so that you may not fall into sorrow by seeing the perfection in others. — Rumi

 

 

If you find the mirror of the heart dull, the rust has not been cleared from its face. — Rumi

 

 

There is a basket of fresh bread on your head, yet you go door to door asking for crusts. — Rumi

 

 

One day your heart will take you to your Lover.
One day your soul will carry you to the Beloved.
Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your
pain will become your cure. — Rumi

 

 

Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise. — Rumi

 

 

When the rose is gone and the garden faded you will no longer hear the nightingale’s song. The Beloved is all; the lover just a veil. The Beloved is living; the lover a dead thing. If love withholds its strengthening care, the lover is left like a bird without care, the lover is left like a bird without wings. How will I be awake and aware if the light of the Beloved is absent? Love wills that this Word be brought forth. — Rumi

 

 

Greed makes man blind and foolish, and makes him an easy prey for death. — Rumi

 

 

Patience is the key to joy. — Rumi

 

 

To change, you must face the dragon of your appetites with another dragon: the life-energy of the soul. — Rumi

 

 

Grace comes to forgive and then forgive again. — Rumi

 

 

You must lance an ulcer to heal it. You must tear down parts of an old building to restore it, and so it is with a sensual life that has no spirit in it. — Rumi

 

 

Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty. — Rumi

 

 

New organs of perception come into being as a result of necessity. Therefore, O man, increase your necessity, so that you may increase your perception. — Rumi

 

 

Whoever brought me here will have to take me home. — Rumi

 

 

Be drunk with LOVE, for Love is all that exists. — Rumi

 

 

The message behind the words
is the voice of the heart. — Rumi

 

 

I know you’re tired but come, this is the way. — Rumi

 

 

There is a moon inside every human being. Learn to be companions with it. — Rumi

 

 

By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself. — Rumi

 

 

Tender words we spoke to one another are sealed in the secret vaults of heaven. One day like rain, they will fall to earth and grow green all over the world. — Rumi

 

 

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

 

 

Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart,
far better things will take their place. — Rumi

 

 

Rub your eyes, and look again at love, with love. — Rumi

 

 

Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in Love. — Rumi

 

 

Nothing can nourish the SOUL but LIGHT. — Rumi

 

 

Ecstatic Love is an ocean, and the Milky Way is a flake of foam floating on it. — Rumi

 

 

‎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

 

 

I don’t regret how much I love, and I avoid those who repent their passion. — Rumi

 

 

Limp along until your legs are spent, and you fall flat and your energy is drained. Then the grace of the Divine will lift you. — Rumi

 

 

Consider how wool is turned into an elegantly designed carpet by coming into contact with an intelligent person. — Rumi

 

 

Why, when God’s world is so big, did you fall asleep in a prison, of all places? — Rumi

 

 

I said, “I just want to know you and then disappear.” She said, “Knowing me does not mean dying. — Rumi

 

 

You think you are alive because you breathe air? Shame on you, that you are alive in such a limited way. Don’t be without Love, so you won’t feel dead. Die in Love and stay alive forever. — Rumi

 

 

This is what love does and continues to do. It tastes like honey to adults and milk to children. — Rumi

 

 

The source of now is here. — Rumi

 

 

Your breath touched my soul and I saw beyond all limits. — Rumi

 

 

Be kind to yourself, dear – to our innocent follies.
Forget any sounds or touch you knew that did not help you dance.
You will come to see that all evolves us. — Rumi

 

 

Whoever has Heart’s doors wide open,
could see the Sun itself in every atom. — Rumi

 

 

Nothing can help me but that beauty. There was a dawn I remember when my soul heard something from your soul. I drank water from your spring and felt the current take me. — Rumi

 

 

If you wish to shine like day, burn up the night of self-existence. Dissolve in the Being who is everything. — Rumi

 

 

I died as a mineral and became a plant, I died as a plant and rose to animal, I died as an animal and I was Man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying? — Rumi

 

 

Only from the heart can you touch the sky. — Rumi

 

 

Thankfulness brings you to the place where the Beloved lives. — Rumi

 

 

I lost my hat while gazing at the moon, and then I lost my mind. — Rumi

 

 

Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge. — Rumi

 

 

You are a lover of your own experience … not of me … you turn to me to feel your own emotion. — Rumi

 

 

The moment I first heard love I gave up my soul, my heart, and my eyes. — Rumi

 

 

We can’t help being thirsty, moving toward the voice of water. — Rumi

 

 

You have forgotten the One who doesn’t care about ownership, who doesn’t try to turn a profit from every human exchange. — Rumi

 

 

Sing to me in the silence of your heart and I will rise up to hear your triumphant song. — Rumi

 

 

The soul is here for its own joy. — Rumi

 

 

On the path of Love we are neither masters nor the owners of our lives. We are only a brush in the hand of the Master Painter. — Rumi

 

 

Beware! Don’t allow yourself to do what you know is wrong, relying on the thought, Later I will repent and ask God’s forgiveness. — Rumi

 

 

Break your pitcher against a rock. We don’t need any longer to haul pieces of the ocean around. — Rumi

 

 

All that you think is rain is not. Behind the veil angels sometimes weep. — Rumi

 

 

Work on your strong qualities and become resplendent like the ruby. Practice self-denial and accept difficulty. Always see infinite life in letting the self die. Your stoniness will decrease; your ruby nature will grow. The signs of self-existence will leave your body, and ecstasy will take you over. — Rumi

 

 

Let us carve gems out of our stony hearts and let them light our path to love. — Rumi

 

 

We are all the same … all the same…
longing to find our way back …
back to the One … back to the Only One! — Rumi

 

 

Whoever finds love beneath hurt and grief disappears into emptiness with a thousand new disguises. — Rumi

 

 

Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real sufis just laugh: nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl. — Rumi

 

 

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. — Rumi

 

 

When I die, I shall soar with angels, and when I die to the angels, what I shall become you cannot imagine. — Rumi

 

 

If you see Two in One – I only see One in Two. — Rumi

 

 

Lovely days don’t come to you, you should walk to them. — Rumi

 

 

It is Love that gives joy to happiness. — Rumi

 

 

Sometimes the shadow stays next to the Light. Sometimes it disappears into the Light. — Rumi

 

 

The life of this world is nothing but the harmony of opposites. — Rumi

 

 

Until the juice ferments a while in the cask, it isn’t wine. If you wish your heart to be bright, you must do a little work. — Rumi

 

 

Sell Not Yourself At Little Price, Being So Precious In
God’s Eyes. — Rumi

 

 

Your kindness cannot be said.
You open doors in the sky.
You ease the heart and make
God’s qualities visible. — Rumi

 

 

Lots of ways to reach God,
I chose love. — Rumi

 

 

All is known in the sacredness of silence. — Rumi

 

 

Ignorance is God’s prison. Knowing is God’s palace — Rumi

 

 

In truth, everything and everyone
is a shadow of the Beloved. — Rumi

 

 

I, you, he, she, we In the garden of mystic lovers, these are not true distinctions. — Rumi

 

 

There are lovers content with longing. I’m not one of them. — Rumi

 

 

Gamble everything for love, if you’re a true human being. — Rumi

 

 

Your longing for ME is my message to you, All your attempts to reach ME, Are in reality MY attempts to reach you. — Rumi

 

 

Love said to me, there is nothing that is not me. Be silent. — Rumi

 

 

Doing as others told me, I was Blind. Coming when others called me, I was Lost. Then I left everyone, myself as well. Then I found Everyone, Myself as well. — Rumi

 

 

Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being. — Rumi

 

 

You fill yourself with the sharp pain of love, rather than its fulfillment. — Rumi

 

 

Love has come to rule and transform; Stay awake, my heart, stay awake. — Rumi

 

 

To me nothing in the world is as precious as a genuine smile, especially from a child. — Rumi

 

 

I was a tiny bug. Now a mountain. I was left behind. Now honored at the head. You healed my wounded hunger and anger, and made me a poet who sings about joy. — Rumi

 

 

Very high, very grand, and very wise is the ocean of God, the Water of Life. You went after the form and were lead astray. How can you see it? You abandoned the truth. Sometimes it is named “tree,” sometimes “sun,” sometimes “ocean,” sometimes “cloud,” one thing from which scores of discoveries arise, its slightest definition an everlasting life. — Rumi

 

 

Dance from here to the other world-and don’t stop. — Rumi

 

 

Do thou smile like the rose at loss and gain; For the rose, though its petals be torn asunder, Still smiles on, and it is never cast down. — Rumi

 

 

Listen, open a window to God and begin to delight yourself by gazing upon Him through the opening. — Rumi

 

 

Daylight, full of small dancing particles and the one great turning, our souls are dancing with you, without feet, they dance. Can you see them when I whisper in your ear? All day and night, music, a quiet, bright reedsong. If it fades, we fade. — Rumi

 

 

Wake up Lovers, It is time to start the Journey! Let us kiss the ground & flow like a river towards the Ocean. Only love can lead the way. — Rumi

 

 

Don’t look for me in a human shape,
I am inside your looking. — Rumi

 

 

The fluteplayer puts breath into a flute, and who makes the music? Not the flute. The Fluteplayer! — Rumi

 

 

I drank water from your spring
and felt the current take me. — Rumi

 

 

Be full of sorrow, that you may become hill of joy; weep, that you may break into laughter. — Rumi

 

 

I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God. — Rumi

 

 

The Water said to the dirty one, “Come here.” The dirty one said, “I am too ashamed.” The water replied, “How will your shame be washed away without me? — Rumi

 

 

Whoever travels without a guide, needs two hundred years for a two-day journey. — Rumi

 

 

If the house of the world is dark, Love will find a way to create windows. — Rumi

 

 

I cannot stop asking. If I could taste one sip of an answer, I could break out of this prison for drunks. — Rumi

 

 

I do not know who lives here in my chest, or why the smile comes. I am not myself, more the bare green knob of a rose that lost every leaf and petal to the morning wind. — Rumi

 

 

Oh god
Let all lovers be content
Give them happy endings
Let their lives be celebrations
Let their hearts dance in the fire of your love. — Rumi

 

 

Be watchful – the grace of God appears suddenly. It comes without warning to an open heart. — Rumi

 

 

I am like the heaven, like the moon, like a candle by your glow; I am all reason, all love, all soul, by your soul. — Rumi

 

 

If your guidance is your ego, don’t rely on luck for help. you sleep during the day and the nights are short. By the time you wake up your life may be over. — Rumi

 

 

The spirit is so near that you can’t see it!
But reach for it… don’t be a jar, full of water, whose rim is always dry. Don’t be the rider who gallops all night and never sees the horse that is beneath him. — Rumi

 

 

The lovers of God never run out of patience, for they know that time is needed for the crescent moon to become full. — Rumi

 

 

Speak any language, Turkish, Greek, Persian, Arabic, but always speak with love. — Rumi

 

 

 

Your worst enemy is hiding within yourself, and that enemy is your nafs or false ego. — Rumi

 

 

The rule that covers everything is: how you are with others, expect that back. — Rumi

 

 

Place a padlock on your throat and hide the key. — Rumi

 

 

The Past, the Future, O dear, is from you; you should regard both these as one. — Rumi

 

 

Any wine will get you high. Judge like a king, and choose the purest, the ones unadulterated with fear, or some urgency about “what’s needed.” — Rumi

 

 

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

 

 

Remember. The way you make love is the way God will be with you. — Rumi

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