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100 most popular Rumi quotes on love, life and friendship – Sufiyana Soul

When things beyond our comprehension happen to us, one of the best things that keeps us going is poetry and what better way to celebrate life than with the Rumi quotes about love, life and friendships.

Born in 1207, the 13th century poet in Persia, Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī  or simply Rumi in the west became one of the most prominent poets in the world.

A scholar and Sufi mystic, his poems arise out of love, his separation from Shams Tabriz and deaths. His mourning over the loss of his friendship with Shams Tabriz made Rumi pen over 40,000 verses as odes, quatrains, eulogies and other styles of poetries. His motivational quotes and inspirational sayings  are one of the most searched query all over the internet.

Today, Rumi is one of most read poets in the US. The world and his words have helped people sail over the toughest hurricanes in life, restoring hope, faith and positivity in the minds of the down-trodden.

As a way of remembering his genius and his wisdom, here are some of the finest Rumi quotes on love, life and friendship.

Best Rumi Quotes On Love

1 . We are all born of love. Love is our mother. – Rumi

 

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2. This is called love – to fly towards a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils fall each moment. First let go of life. And finally to take a step without feet. – Rumi

3. The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lover’s don’t finally meet somewhere but are in each other all along. – Rumi

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

5. The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than joy or sorrow. Love is beyond either condition – without spring and without autumn, it is always fresh. – Rumi

6Give your life to someone who already owns your breathe and moments. – Rumi

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7I have no companion but love – no beginning, no end, no dawn. The soul calls from within me: ‘You, ignorant of the way of love, set me free.’ – Rumi

8. Through love, all that is bitter will be sweet. Through love, all that is copper will be gold. Through love, all dregs will become wine and through love, all pain will turn into medicine. – Rumi

9. Love will always find its way through all languages on its own. – Rumi

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10. How much ever I might try to expound or explain love, when I come to love myself, I am ashamed of my explanations. Love alone can explain the mysteries of love and lovers. – Rumi

11. The gifts of lovers to one another are, in respect to love, nothing but forms. Yet, they testify to invisible love. – Rumi

12 I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways. – Rumi

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13. A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home. – Rumi

14. If you find me not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you from the beginning of me. – Rumi

15. Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. – Rumi

16. I am yours. Don’t ever give myself back to me. – Rumi

17.  When I am with you, we stay up all night. And when you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. Praise God for those two insomnias and the difference between them. – Rumi

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18. There are two who are never satisfied – the lover of knowledge and the lover of the world. – Rumi

19. Wherever you are and whatever you do, be in love. – Rumi

20. At a distance, you only see my light. Come closer and know that I am you. – Rumi

21. The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you. – Rumi

22. Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes because for those who love with their heart and soul, there is no such thing as separation. – Rumi

23. In your light, I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where nobody sees you but sometimes I do and that sight becomes art. – Rumi

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24. I want to see you, know your voice and recognize you when you first come around the corner. Sense your scent when I come into a room you’ve just left, know the lift of your heel and the glide of your foot. Become familiar with the way you purse your lips then let them part, just the slightest bit, when I lean in to your space and kiss you. I want to know the joy of how you whisper more. – Rumi

25 It’s only from the heart that you can touch the sky. – Rumi

26. Every story is us. – Rumi

27.  The moment I heard first about love, I gave up my soul, my heart and my eyes. – Rumi

28. You are the road of love and at the end of my home. – Rumi

29. Love is not an emotion but your very existence. – Rumi

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30.  Love is the whole thing. We are only the pieces. – Rumi

31. It is the scent of home that keeps me going the hope of union, the face of my beloved. – Rumi

32. The heart knows a thousand ways to speak. – Rumi

33. A mountain keeps echoes inside. That’s how I keep your voice. – Rumi

34 Love is the bridge between you and everything. – Rumi

35At the end of my life, with just one breathe left, if you come, I’ll sit up and sing. – Rumi

36. Lovers find secret places inside this violent world, where they make transactions with beauty. – Rumi

37. A pen went scribbling along. When I tried to write love, it broke. – Rumi

38. Close your eyes. Fall in love and stay there. – Rumi

39. You left and I cried tears of blood. My sorrow grows. Its not just that You left. But when You left my eyes went with You. Now, how will I cry? – Rumi

40. In the silence of love, you will find the spark of life. – Rumi

41. When the lips are silent, the heart has a thousand tongues. – Rumi

42. I every religion, there is love. Yet love has no religion. – Rumi

43. Love comes with a knife, not some shy question, and not with fears for its reputation! – Rumi

44. Gamble everything for love if you’re a true human being. – Rumi

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45. This is how I would die into the love I have for you. As pieces of cloud dissolve in sunlight. – Rumi

46. There are lovers content with longing and I’m one of them. – Rumi

47. Have you ever gotten breathless before from a beautiful face? For I see you there, my dear. – Rumi

 

Best Rumi Quotes On Friendship

48. Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends. – Rumi

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49. Stay with friends who support you. Talk with them about sacred texts, how you are doing and how they are doing. Keep your practices together. – Rumi

50. Be grateful for whoever comes because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. – Rumi

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51. My friend, the sufi is the friend of the present moment. To say tomorrow is not our way. – Rumi

52. A generous friend gives life for a friend. Let’s rise above this animalistic behavior and be kind to one another. – Rumi

53. Friend, our closeness is this – anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you. – Rumi

54The one who has a good friend doesn’t need any mirror. – Rumi

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55. What draws friends together does not conform to the laws of nature. – Rumi

56. I love my friends neither with my heart nor with my mind. Just in case my heart might stop and mind can forget. I love them with my soul. Soul never stops or forgets. – Rumi

57.  Words are pretexts. It’s the inner bond that draws one person to another and not words. – Rumi

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58. Friends are enemies sometimes and enemies, friends. – Rumi

59. If you look for a friend who is faultless, you will be friendless. – Rumi

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60 Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing 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. – Rumi

 

Best Rumi Quotes On Life

61. Listen to me. For one moment, quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you. – Rumi

62. There is a force within which gives you life. Seek that. – Rumi

63. At the center of your being, you have the answer. You know who you are and you know who you want. – Rumi

64. Shine like the whole universe is yours. – Rumi

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65. The desire to know your own soul will end all other desires. – Rumi

66. Peaceful is one who is not concerned with having more or less. – Rumi

67. Appear as you are and be as you appear. – Rumi

68. If people misunderstand you, don’t worry. It’s your voice that they hear. But what goes through their mind is their own thoughts. – Rumi

69. I learned that every mortal will taste death. Only some will taste life. – Rumi

70.  I am a spark from the infinite. – Rumi

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71. You wander from room to room, hunting for the diamond necklace that is already on your neck. – Rumi

72. Lose yourself completely and return to the root of your own soul. – Rumi

73. What you seek is seeking you. – Rumi

74. The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open. – Rumi

75. Raise your words and not your voice. It’s the rain that grows flowers and not thunder. – Rumi

76. Your heart knows the way. Just run in that direction. – Rumi

77. You have seen my descent. Now watch my rising. – Rumi

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78. Life is a balance of holding on and letting go. – Rumi

79. Half of our life is lost in charming others. The other half is lost in going through the anxieties caused by others. Leave this play. You have played enough. – Rumi

80. Respond to every call. That excites your spirit. – Rumi

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81. You were born with wings. You’re not meant for crawling. So don’t! – Rumi

82. Within tears, find hidden laughter. Seek treasures amidst ruins, sincere one! – Rumi

83. The pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them. – Rumi

84. Yesterday, I was clever. So, I changed the world. Today I’m wise. So, I changed myself. – Rumi

85. Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation and be notorious. – Rumi

86. When you let go of who you are, you become who you might be. – Rumi

87. As you start to walk on the way, the way appears. – Rumi

88. Don’t be satisfied with stories. How things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. – Rumi

rumi quotes about love , life and friendship

89. The quieter you become, the more you will hear. – Rumi

90. It’s your road, and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. – Rumi

91. Your heart is the size of the ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths. – Rumi

92. The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind. – Rumi

93. Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. – Rumi

94. When I think I am, I find myself worthless. When I think I am not, I find my value. – Rumi

95. You are the honoured guest. Do not weep like a beggar for pieces of the world. – Rumi

96. Ignore those who make you fearful and sad. – Rumi

97. Lovely days won’t come to you. You should walk to them. – Rumi

98. This moment is all there is. – Rumi

99. Every person’s value is in the thoughts they hold. – Rumi

100. There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen! – Rumi

 

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Aravind is a perpetually enthusiastic and euphoric guy, anxiously awaiting his quarter-life crisis. A passionate Himalayan trekker, he is always up for adventure and exploration. He believes success is subjective and equates success with happiness. He is happy before going to bed and believes that makes him successful.

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