If words could taste, Rumi’s would be the sweetest. Rumi Quotes poured honey the way his words touched and stayed in someone’s heart is magical. Mystical arrays of Rumi Quotes has given him a title of national poet of Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey. But not only three countries, Rumi Quotes and Soul touching words have made him a favourite of lovers of beautiful words. Rumi Quotes are a result of an emotion that could ruin him. Separation. Once he got separated from shams, the one who seeded wisdom in him, he used that emotion and fabricated Rumi Quotes. No doubt he could drown in the grief, but he chose to swim with his poems. And we all when need to quench the thirst of poems, take a sip from the endless ocean of Rumi Quotes.

40 Rumi Quotes for Self-realisation

1) “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”

2) “Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.”

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3) “Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”

4) “Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought! Why do you stay in prison When the door is so wide open?”

5) “Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.”

6) “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”

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7) “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”

8) “Sit quietly and listen for a voice that will say, “Be more silent.” As that happens, your soul starts to revive.”

9) “Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real sufis just laugh: nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl”

10) “Know the true definition of yourself. That is essential. Then, when you know your own definition, flee from it.”

11) “These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”

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12) “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!”

13) “Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence. Flow down and down in always widening rings of being.”

14) “You have seen your own strength. You have seen your own beauty. You have seen your golden wings. Why do you worry?”

15) “I died as a mineral and became a plant, I died as a plant and rose to animal, I died as an animal and I was Man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?”

16) “At the end of my life, with just one breath left, if you come, I’ll sit up and sing.”

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17) “Anyone who knows me, should learn to know me again; For I am like the Moon, you will see me with the new face every day.”

18) “Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon; how much it can fill your room depends on its windows.”

19) “Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.”

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20) “Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.”

21)  “But listen to me. For one moment quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you.”

22) “The result of my life is no more than three words: I was raw, I became cooked, I was burnt.”

23) “Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you.”

24) “What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.”

25) “On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day.”

26) “Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”

27) “When someone criticizes or disagrees with you, a small ant of hatred and antagonism is born in your heart. If you do not squash that ant at once, it might grow into a snake or even a dragon.”

28) “Look carefully around you and recognize the luminosity of souls. Sit beside those who draw you to that.”

29) “Be motivated like the falcon, hunt gloriously. Be magnificent as the leopard, fight to win. Spend less time with nightingales and peacocks. One is all talk, the other only color.”

30) “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”

31) “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”

Rumi Quotes ocean

32) “Your breath touched my soul and I saw beyond all limits.”

33) “Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.”

34) “Let silence take you to the core of life.”

35) “Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen!”

36) “Dance when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”

37) “In the silence of love you will find the spark of life”

38) “My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”

39) “Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”

Rumi Quotes universe

40)  “Whenever we can manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven.”

Though Rumi was a 13th-century poet, but Rumi Quotes about love, life, pain, grace, spiritual life are relevant today. The only reason his vision is vivid today is that he poured his heart in the words.



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  1. “Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought! Why do you stay in prison When the door is so wide open?”

    This is really nice

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