Rumi is a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world's languages and transposed into various formats. Rumi has been described as the "most popular poet" and the "best-selling poet" in the United States. Below are some of his most famous quotes:
1- "The wound is the place where the Light enters you."
2- "Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion."
3- "What you seek is seeking you."
4- "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."
5- "Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form."
6- "When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy."
7- "When I am with you, we stay up all night.
When you're not here, I can't go to sleep."
8- "My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there."
9- "Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death."
10- "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."
11- "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."
13- "Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself."
14- "Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought!
Why do you stay in prison
When the door is so wide open?"
15- "This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor...Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond."
16- "Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear."
18- "People want you to be happy.
Don't keep serving them your pain!"
19- "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."
20- "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."
21- "Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love."
22- "Reason is powerless in the expression of Love."
23- "When you go through a hard period,
When everything seems to oppose you,
... When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute,
NEVER GIVE UP!
Because it is the time and place that the course will divert!"
24- "Respond to every call
that excites your spirit."
25- "Study me as much as you like, you will not know me, for I differ in a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see."
26- "You wander from room to room
Hunting for the diamond necklace
That is already around your neck!"
27- "You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens."
28- "Here is a relationship booster
that is guaranteed to
Every time your spouse or lover says something stupid
make your eyes light up as if you
just heard something
29- "They say there is a doorway from heart to heart, but what is the use of a door when there are no walls?"
30- "Do you know what you are?
You are a manuscript oƒ a divine letter.
You are a mirror reflecting a noble face.
This universe is not outside of you.
Look inside yourself;
everything that you want,
you are already that."
31- "My heart is so small
it's almost invisible.
How can You place
such big sorrows in it?
"Look," He answered,
"your eyes are even smaller,
yet they behold the world."
32- "Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you."
33- "You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop."
34- "The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart"