Rumi’s Words of Wisdom

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Rumi crafted spiritual wisdom, in the most beautiful of ways, and even in today’s modern age, anyone reading Rumi will find something they can relate to.

We have selected the best Rumi quotes and organised them topically. Here are some pearls of wisdom, everything from quotes about silence to courage. Enjoy!

Rumi's Words of Wisdom - About Islam


Rumi's Words of Wisdom - About Islam

Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise so I want to change myself. ~ Rumi

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom. ~ Rumi

The wound is the place where the Light enters you.~ Rumi

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

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.~ Rumi


Rumi's Words of Wisdom - About Islam

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.~ Rumi

Love will find its way through all languages on its own.~ Rumi

Love is the bridge between you and everything~ Rumi

You acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love, which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing.~ Rumi

With life as short as a half taken breath, don’t plant anything but love.~ Rumi

Travel brings power and love back into your life.~ Rumi


Rumi's Words of Wisdom - About Islam

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

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

Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.~ Rumi

Very little grows on jagged rock. Be grounded.  Be crumbled so wildflowers will come up where you are.~ Rumi

Rumi's Words of Wisdom - About Islam

If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?~ Rumi

This discipline and rough treatment are a furnace to extract the silver from the dross. This testing purifies the gold by boiling the scum away.~ 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

No mirror ever became iron again;
No bread ever became wheat;
No ripened grape ever became sour fruit.
Mature yourself and be secure from a change for the worse.
Become the light.~ Rumi


What you seek is seeking you.~ Rumi

I have been a seeker and I still am. But I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teachings of my soul.~ 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 of you are in search of that, don’t look outside, look inside yourself and seek that.~ Rumi


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

Rumi's Words of Wisdom - About Islam

It’s your road and your alone. Other may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.~ Rumi

Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?~ Rumi

You’ve seen my descent now watch my rising.~ Rumi


Rumi's Words of Wisdom - About Islam

Raise your words not voice. It is rain that grows flowers not thunder.~ Rumi

The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.~ Rumi

In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and watch how the pattern improves.~ Rumi

Carry your baggage towards silence, when you seek the signs of the way.~ Rumi

This silence, this moment, every moment, If it’s genuinely inside you, brings what you need. Rumi


The soul has been given its own ears, to hear things the mind does not understand.~ Rumi

Rumi's Words of Wisdom - About Islam

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.~ Rumi

Rumi's Words of Wisdom - About Islam

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

There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?~ Rumi


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

Travel brings power and love back to your life.~ Rumi

Rumi's Words of Wisdom - About Islam

Life is a balance between holding on and letting go.~ Rumi

Brother stand the pain; Escape the poison of your impulses. The sky will bow to your beauty, if you do. Learn to light the candle. Rise with the sun. Turn away from the cave of your sleeping. That way a thorn expands to a rose. A particular glows with the universal. ~ Rumi