25 Quotes by Rumi to inspire you today

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, known simply as Rumi, was a 13th-century poet.

Rumi is believed to have been a man of immense talent.

His work highlights literature’s power to transcend time, language, and geography.

Incredibly, Rumi covered many topics, in a few words. And his work inspires us to this day. His legacy is likely to inspire future generations for years to come.

Today I offer you 25 quotes by Rumi that showcase his wisdom.

I hope they inspire you to harness the power of positive thinking. Reflect on them and use the lessons they offer in your everyday life.

Quotes by Rumi (1-12):

  1. What you seek is seeking you.
  2. We are born of love. Love is our mother.
  3. Where there’s ruin there’s hope for a treasure.
  4. There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.
  5. Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
  6. Love will find its way through all languages on its own.
  7. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth.
  8. You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?
  9. Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.
  10. Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.
  11. Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life
  12. Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.

Quotes by Rumi (13-25):

  1. Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
  2. Before death takes away what you are given, give away what there is to give.
  3. Raise your words, not your voice. It’s rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
  4. Beauty surrounds us, but usually, we need to be walking in a garden to know it.
  5. That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquillity.
  6. When someone beats a rug, the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it.
  7. Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.
  8. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
  9. There is an invisible strength within us; when it recognizes two opposing objects of desire, it grows stronger.
  10. Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
  11. You know the value of every article of merchandise, but if you don’t know the value of your own soul, it’s all foolishness.
  12. Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
  13. 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.

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