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Inspirational quotes by the famous persian poet Jelaluddin Rumi. These Rumi quotes are also great to be used as life quote or as love quote.


  1. “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.”

  2. “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”

  3. “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”



Be occupied, then, with what you really value and let the thief take something else.


Beware! Don’t allow yourself to do what you know is wrong, relying on the thought, ‘Later I will repent and ask God’s forgiveness’.


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.


Burdens are the foundations of ease and bitter things the forerunners of pleasure.


Close the door of words that the window of the heart may open.


Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls.


Don’t allow your animal nature to rule your reason.


Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.


Don’t let your throat tighten with fear. Take sips of breath all day and night, before death closes your mouth.


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.


Everything in the universe is a pitcher brimming with wisdom and beauty.


Fasting is the first principle of medicine.


For the thirst to possess your love,
Is worth my blood a hundred times.


Humble yourself, you'll grow greater than the world.
Your Self will be revealed to you, without you...


If I love myself I love you. If I love you I love myself.


Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.


Love is from the infinite, and will remain until eternity. The seeker of love escapes the chains of birth and death.


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