TOP 25 RUMI QUOTES ON LOVE (of 100)

100 Quotes on Love and Transformation From the Mystical Poems of Rumi.

Love is our steady guide on this road full of hardships.” 

— Rumi

 

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

— Rumi

 

Concentrate on the Essence, concentrate on the Light. 

— Rumi

 

You know what love is?
It is all kindness, generosity. 

— Rumi

 

In the silence of LOVE you will find the Spark of LIFE. 

— Rumi

 

We can’t find the truth listening to our own voice’s echo. We can find ourselves only in someone’s mirror.” 

— Rumi

 

How do I know who I am or where I am? How could a single wave locate itself in an ocean. 

— Rumi

 

In things spiritual, there is no partition, no number, no individuals. How sweet is the oneness-unearth the treasure of Unity. 

— Rumi

 

When someone beats a rug, the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it. 

— Rumi

 

This outward spring and garden are a reflection of the inward garden.” 

— Rumi

 

How should Spring bring forth a garden on hard stone? Become earth, that you may grow flowers of many colors. For you have been heart-breaking rock. Once, for the sake of experiment, be earth! 

— Rumi

 

Where the lips are silent the heart has a thousand tongues. 

— Rumi

 

If you yearn for holy felicity,
shed your arrogance and Become A Seeker Of Hearts. 

— Rumi

 

We all face death in the end. But on the way, be careful never to hurt a human heart! 

— Rumi

 

Every rose that is sweet-scented within, That rose is telling of the secrets of the Universal. 

— Rumi

 

In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves. 

— Rumi

 

You’ve come to know the fortunate and the inauspicious stars, but you don’t know whether you yourself are fortunate or lucky. 

— Rumi

 

I will soothe you and heal you, I will bring you roses. I too have been covered with thorns. 

— Rumi

 

Burdens are the foundations of ease and bitter things the forerunners of pleasure. 

— Rumi

 

A woman is a mystery to guide a wise and open man. 

— Rumi

 

The Heart is like a candle,
longing to be lit! 

— Rumi

 

Whatever pearl you seek, look for the pearl within the pearl! 

— Rumi

 

Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.” 

— Rumi

 

Don’t you know yet? It is your Light that lights the worlds. 

— Rumi

 

Don’t see yourself as a body of clay; See yourself as a mirror reflecting the divine beauty. 

— Rumi

 

MORE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES BY RUMI

 

Give yourself a kiss. If you want to hold the beautiful one, hold yourself. — Rumi

 

You are as you are,
an indescribable message on the air. — Rumi

 

Try something different. Surrender. — Rumi

 

Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given the door with open. — Rumi

 

The testing of good and bad is in order that the gold may boil and bring the scum to the top. — Rumi

 

We are all bathed in the same light. — Rumi

 

Keep silent, because the world of silence is a vast fullness. — Rumi

 

The ground’s generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground. — Rumi

 

Whatever you know, or don’t – only Love is real. — Rumi

 

Physical existence is so cramped.We grow old and bent over like embryos.Nine months passes;it is time to be born. The lamb wants to graze green daylight. There are ways of being born twice,of coming to where you fly,not individually like birds, but as the sun moves with his bride,sincerity. — Rumi

 

I was there in the beginning and I was the spirit of love. — Rumi

 

I am iron resisting the most enormous magnet there is. — Rumi

 

Knock, And He’ll open the door Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything. — Rumi

 

Those who don’t feel this love pulling them like a river, those who don’t drink dawn like a cup of springwater or take in sunset like a supper, those who don’t want to change, let them sleep. — Rumi

 

You are not one you are a Thousand. Just Light your Lantern. — Rumi

 

Be like a river in generosity and giving help. Be like a sun in tenderness and pity. Be like night when covering other’s faults. Be like a dead when furious and angry. Be like earth in modesty and humbleness. Be like a sea in tolerance. Be as you are or as you look like. — Rumi

 

Joy lives concealed in grief. — Rumi

 

You knock at the door of Reality. You shake your thought wings, loosen your shoulders, and open. — Rumi

 

Close both eyes to see with the other eye. — Rumi

 

The only way to measure a lover
is by the grandeur of the beloved. — Rumi

 

When I say the word You, I mean
a hundred universes. — Rumi

 

To Love is to reach God. — Rumi

 

When inward tenderness finds the secret hurt,
pain itself will crack the rock and Ah!
Let the soul emerge… — Rumi

 

We are born of love. Love is our mother. — Rumi

 

I have found the heart and will never leave This house of light. — Rumi

 

Drink from the presence of saints, not from those other jars. — Rumi

 

He alone has the right to break, for He alone has the power to mend. — Rumi

 

Now is the time to unite the Soul and the world. — Rumi

 

Enough of words. Come to me without a sound. — Rumi

 

There is an unseen sweetness in the stomach’s emptiness. We are lutes. When the sound box is filled, no music can come forth. When the brain and the belly burn from fasting, every moment a new song rises out of the fire. The mists clear, and a new vitality makes you spring up the steps before you… — Rumi

 

On the way there is no harder pass than this: fortunate is he who does not carry envy as a companion. — Rumi

 

Nothing is meaningful except surrendering to love. Do it. — Rumi

 

The world is like a courtroom, with God as our judge. We are called upon to fulfill our covenant with God, who asked, “Am I not your Lord?” To which we answered, “Yea.” And since here on earth we are on trial, our every word and action form the witness to and the evidence of that agreement. — Rumi

 

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. — Rumi

 

The miracle of Jesus is himself, not what he said or did about the future. Forget the future. I’d worship someone who could do that. — Rumi

 

When one sense perceives the hidden, the invisible world becomes apparent to the whole. — Rumi

 

Seek the sound that never ceases. Seek the sun that never sets. — Rumi

 

I am in the House of Mercy, and my heart is a place of prayer. — Rumi

 

Go my friend
bestow your love
even on your enemies
if you touch their hearts
what do you think will happen. — Rumi

 

Join the community of saints and know the delight of your own Soul. Enter the ruins of your Heart and Learn the Meaning of Humility. — Rumi

 

Let us put away our blinders and answer the call to Joy. — Rumi

 

Botha swimmer and a drowned man are in the water; the latter is borne by the water and controlled by it, while the swimmer is borne along by his own power and of his own volition. Every movement made by the drowned man – indeed, every act and word that issue from him – comes from the water, not from him… The saints are like this. They have died before death. — Rumi

 

Do good to the people for the sake of God or for the peace of your own soul that you may always see what is pure and save your Heart from the darkness of hate. — Rumi

 

Be kind and honest, and harmful poisons will turn sweet inside you. — Rumi

 

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. In the depths there is a spring with all the water your heart is thirsty for. — Rumi

 

I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I’ve been knocking from the inside. — Rumi

 

You have Within you more love than you could ever understand. — Rumi

 

You and I have spoken all these words, but for the way we have to go,words are no preparation. I have one small drop of knowing in my soul. Let it dissolve in your ocean. — Rumi

 

The source is within you. And this whole world is springing up from it. — Rumi

 

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. — Rumi

 

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life? — Rumi

 

We are pain and what cures pain, both. We are the sweet cold water and the jar that pours. I want to hold you close like a lute, so that we can cry out with loving. Would you rather throw stones at a mirror? I am your mirror and here are the stones. — Rumi

 

Do not sit long with a sad friend. When you go to a garden do you look at the weeds? Spend more time with the roses and jasmines. — Rumi

 

Woman is the light of God. — Rumi

 

Dive today from the cliff of what you know into what you can’t know. — Rumi

 

If you put your soul against the oar with me, the power that made the universe will enter your sinew from a source not outside of your limbs, but from a holy realm that lives within us. — Rumi

 

Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings. — Rumi

 

Every object, every being… is a jar full of delight. — Rumi

 

I am bewildered by the magnificence of your beauty; and wish to see you with a hundred eyes… I am in the house of mercy, and my heart is a place of prayer. — Rumi

 

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.’ — Rumi

 

Flowers every night Blossom in the sky; Peace in the Infinite, At peace am I. — Rumi

 

I am yours. Don’t give myself back to me. — Rumi

 

Awe is the salve that will heal our eyes. — Rumi

 

When your heart becomes the grave of your secrets, that desire of yours will be gained more quickly. The prophet said that anyone who keeps secret his inmost thought will soon attain the object of his desire. When seeds are buried in the earth, their inward secrets become the flourishing garden. — Rumi

 

We cannot steal the fire. We must enter it. — Rumi

 

The world is a mirror, an imaging of Love’s perfection. — Rumi

 

Stop the words now. Open the window in the center of your chest, and let the spirits fly in and out. — Rumi

 

The agony of lovers burns with the fire of passion. Lovers leave traces of where they’ve been. The wailing of broken hearts is the doorway to God. — Rumi

 

Both light and shadow are the dance of Love. — Rumi

 

Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction. — Rumi

 

Water the fruit trees and don’t water the thorns. — Rumi

 

Apparently two, but one in soul, you and I… — Rumi

 

There is one way of breathing that is shameful and constricted. Then, there’s another way: a breath of love that takes you all the way to infinity. — Rumi

 

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. — Rumi

 

Life s picture is constantly undergoing change. The spirit beholds a new world every moment. — Rumi

 

Whoever gives reverence receives reverence. — Rumi

 

People who repress desires often turn, suddenly, into hypocrites. — Rumi

 

Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven. — Rumi

 

I merged so completely with love, and was so fused,
that I became Love and Love became me. — Rumi

 

Submit to love without thinking,
as the sun rose this morning
recklessly extinguishing
our star-candle minds. — Rumi

 

Every need brings what’s needed.
Pain bears its cure like a child.
Having nothing produces provisions.
Ask a difficult question,
And the marvelous answer appears. — Rumi

 

Remember God so much that you are forgotten. — Rumi

 

Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. — Rumi

 

Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river. When the ocean is searching for you, don’t walk into the river. Listen to the ocean. — Rumi

 

Even though you’re not equipped, keep searching: equipment isn’t necessary on the way to the Lord. — Rumi

 

I want a heart which is split, part by part, because of the pain of separation from God, so that I might explain my longing and complaint to it. — Rumi

 

There is a life-force within your soul, seek that life.
There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine.
O traveller, if you are in search of that
Don’t look outside, look inside yourself and seek that. — Rumi

 

Your earthly lover can be charming and coquettish but never very faithful. The true lover is the one who on your final day opens a thousand doors. — Rumi

 

Is it really so that the one I love is everywhere? — Rumi

 

There is a loneliness more precious than life. There is a freedom more precious than the world. Infinitely more precious than life and the world is that moment when one is alone with God. — Rumi

 

The rose does best as a rose. Lilies make the best lilies. And look! You – the best you around! — Rumi

 

You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly. — Rumi

 

Friendship of the wise is good; a wise enemy is better than a foolish friend. — Rumi

 

Once you conquer your selfish self, all your darkness will change to light. — Rumi

 

Since you are not a prophet, follow the way taught by prophets.
Since you are not a king, be a loyal subject to The King.
Since you are not a captain, do not take the helm of the ship.
Since you do not possess every skill, have partners in your business.
Be as pliant as dough in the hands of others, that you may rise well. — Rumi

 

Give your life to the one who already owns your breath and your moments. — Rumi

 

Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. — Rumi

 

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. — Rumi

 

Tis easy to break an idol, very easy: to regard the self as easy to subdue is folly, folly. — Rumi

 

The fault is in the one who blames. Spirit sees nothing to criticize. — Rumi

 

For the water animals, the ocean is like a garden; for the land animals, it is death and pain. — Rumi

 

There is an original inside me. — Rumi

 

Know that the outward form passes away, but the world of reality remains forever. How long will you play at loving the shape of the jug? Leave the jug; go, seek the water! — Rumi

 

Because the Beloved wants to know, unseen things become manifest. Hiding is the hidden purpose of creation. — Rumi

 

I have put duality away. I have seen the two worlds are one. — Rumi

 

Intellect in its effort to explain Love got stuck in the mud like an ass. Love alone could explain love and loving. — Rumi

 

My religion is to be alive from LOVE. — Rumi

 

But learn this custom from the flower: silence your tongue. — Rumi

 

If you want money more than anything, you’ll be bought and sold. If you have a greed for food, you’ll be a loaf of bread. This is a subtle truth: Whatever you love, you are. — Rumi

 

There’s nothing left of me.
I’m like a ruby held up to the sunrise.
Is it still a stone, or a world
made of redness? It has no resistance
to sunlight. — Rumi

 

My longing for you keeps me in this moment My passion gives me courage. — Rumi

 

The work of magic is this, that it breathes and at every breath transforms realities. — Rumi

 

In the Friend-place nothing true can be said. Let Me Just Be Here. — Rumi

 

Love is the soul’s light, the taste of morning, no me, no we, no claim of being. — Rumi

 

Seek passion, seek passion, seek passion! — Rumi

 

Humble yourself, you’ll grow greater than the world.Your Self will be revealed to you, without you. — Rumi

 

When you see the setting, wait for the rising. Why worry about a sunset or a fading moon? — Rumi

 

Iron was black and sheenless, but cleansing and polishing washed away its blackness. — Rumi

 

You wander from room to room Hunting for the diamond necklace That is already around your neck! — Rumi

 

That moon which the sky never saw even in dreams has risen again. — Rumi

 

The middle path is the way to wisdom. — Rumi

 

At the end of my life, with just one breath left, if you come, I’ll sit up and sing. — Rumi

 

The soul: a wide listening sky with thousands of candles. — Rumi

 

Don’t grieve for what doesn’t come. Some things that don’t happen keep disasters from happening. — Rumi

 

You’ve gotten drunk on so many kinds of wine. Taste this. It won’t make you wild. It’s fire. Give up, if you don’t understand by this time that your living is firewood. — Rumi

 

Work in the invisible world at least as hard as you do in the visible. — Rumi

 

There’s a hidden sweetness in the stomach’s emptiness. We are lutes, no more, no less. If the soundbox is stuffed full of anything, no music…. When you’re full of food and drink, Satan sits where your spirit should…. — Rumi

 

He is a letter to everyone. You open it. It says, Live. — Rumi

 

Love is a madman, working his wild schemes, tearing off his clothes, running through the mountains…. — Rumi

 

That hurt we embrace becomes joy. Call it to your arms where it can change. — Rumi

 

Inside of us, there’s a continual autumn. Our leaves fall and are blown out over the water. — Rumi

 

Open to me, so that I may open.
Provide me your inspiration
So that I might see mine. — Rumi

 

There is none dwelling in the house but God. When a man is awakened he melts and perishes. — Rumi

 

Quit acting like a wolf, and feel the shepherd’s love filling you. — Rumi

 

Come on sweetheart let’s adore one another before there is no more of you and me. — Rumi

 

I used to read the myths of love Now I have become the mythical lover. — Rumi

 

It is Love and the Lover that live eternally –
Don’t lend your heart to anything else; all else is borrowed. — Rumi

 

From the Distance You only See My Light; Come closer and You will Know that I Am You. — Rumi

 

To find the Beloved, you must become the Beloved. — Rumi

 

We are even higher than the heavens, we are greater than angels; Why should we not transcend both? Our lodging-place is Majesty. — Rumi

 

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. Welcome and entertain them all! — Rumi

 

Your radiance shines
in every atom of creation
yet our petty desires keep it hidden. — Rumi

 

Inside a Lover’s Heart,there’s another world,and yet another. — Rumi

 

Behind every atom of this world hides an infinite Universe. — Rumi

 

You must ask for what you really want. — Rumi

 

I lost everything i have, found myself. — Rumi

 

The moon has become a dancer
at this festival of LOVE. — Rumi

 

We are the mirror as well as the face in it.
We are tasting the taste this minute of eternity.
We are pain and what cures pain both.
We are the sweet cold water and the jar that pours. — Rumi

 

Close the language-door,
and open the love-window. — Rumi

 

I can heal a broken heart with a smile. — Rumi

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