63 Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes on love, life and nature


Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet, Islamic scholar and a jurist. His poetry and quotes made him a spiritual master. He is commonly called as Rumi in English. Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi quotes on love, life and nature will inspire you and change your attitude towards life.

Jalaluddin Rumi
Jalaluddin Rumi

63 Jalaluddin Rumi Quotes on love, life and nature

  1. "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."
  2. "It's your road, and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you."
  3. "Lover's don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along."
  4. "If you are irritated by every rub, how can you be polished?"
  5. "When the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray."
  6. "Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. Half-heartedness does not reach in to majesty."
  7. "Wherever you stand be the soul of that place."
  8. "Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing 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."
  9. "The quieter you become the more you are able to hear."
  10. "When you do think from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy."
  11. "Travel brings power and love back into your life."
  12. "Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forces change yet the essence remains the same."
  13. "Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form."
  14. "The universe is not outside you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are."
  15. "Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder."
  16. "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."
  17. "Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth."
  18. "All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen."
  19. "Consider your life and consider your God. Take time - like the river that never goes stale. Keep going and stay steady. There is no hurry, there is no rush."
  20. "Two there are who are never satisfied - the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge."
  21. "The very center of your heart is where life begins - the most beautiful place on earth."
  22. "Before death takes away what you are given, give away what there is to give." 
  23. “My dear soul, flee from the worthless, stay close only to those with a pure heart. Like attracts like. A crow will lead you to the graveyard, a parrot to a lump of sugar.”
  24. “Beg of God the removal of envy, that God may deliver you from externals, and bestow upon you an inward occupation, which will absorb you so that your attention is not drawn away.”
  25. “Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.”
  26. “Love is an emerald. Its brilliant light wards off dragons On this treacherous path.”
  27. “You will learn by reading, But you will understand with LOVE.”
  28. “Love is not an emotion, it’s your very existence”
  29. “You cannot hide love. Love will get on its way. To the heart of someone you love. Far or near, it goes home. To where it belongs. To the heart of lovers.”
  30. “Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.”
  31. “Plant the love of the holy ones within your spirit; don’t give your heart to anything, but the love of those whose hearts are glad.”
  32. “Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven.”
  33. “When I am with you, everything is prayer.”
  34. “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
  35. “The heart is cooking a pot of food for you. Be patient until it is cooked.”
  36. “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
  37. “Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.”
  38. “The heart has its own language. The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak.”
  39. “We are born of love; Love is our mother.”
  40. “A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.”
  41. “I was dead, then alive. Weeping, then laughing."
  42. “And so it is, that both the Devil and the angelic Spirit present us with objects of desire to awaken our power of choice.”
  43. “Remember. The way you make love is the way God will be with you.”
  44. “Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”
  45. “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?
  46. “What you seek is seeking you.”
  47. “Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.”
  48. “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.”
  49. “Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”
  50. “The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.”
  51. “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.”
  52. “The result of my life is no more than three words: I was raw, I became cooked, I was burnt.”
  53. “The woman is a ray of God. She is not that earthly beloved: she is creative, not created.”
  54. “Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.”
  55. “Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.”
  56. “When I die, I shall soar with angels, and when I die to the angels, what I shall become you cannot imagine.”
  57. “When someone beats a rug, the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it.”
  58. “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”
  59. “What shall I say, O Muslims, I know not myself, I am neither a Christian, nor a Jew, nor a Zoroastrian, nor a Muslim.”
  60. “Sunlight fell upon the wall; the wall received a borrowed splendor. Why set your heart on a piece of earth, O simple one? Seek out the source which shines forever.”
  61. “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” 
  62. “The woman has great power. Se can tie knots in your chest that only God’s breathing loosens. Don’t take her appeal lightly.” 
  63. “Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.” 
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