Rumi was a famous poet who has influenced countless generations across the world.
He has been described as the most popular poet ever and best selling poet in the United States.
His works covers mindfulness, love and romance. Here are some his most potent quotes that will change your perspective on life.
1) “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop” – Rumi
“2) Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” – Rumi
3) “Come, seek, for search is the foundation of fortune: every success depends upon focusing the heart.” – Rumi
4) “Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you?” – Rumi
5) “Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. Halfheartedness does not reach into majesty.”
6) “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” – Rumi
7) “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
8) “There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” – Rumi
9) “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi
10) “If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?” – Rumi
11) “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” – Rumi
12) “This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.” – Rumi
13) “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
14) “Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. Halfheartedness does not reach into majesty” – Rumi
15) “In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.” – Rumi
For more on Rumi, check out these articles:
- This Beautiful Poem From Rumi Will Put Your Life Into Perspective
- 101 Awesome Zen Proverbs and Sayings to Live Your Life By
- What Causes Our Suffering, According to Thich Nhat Hanh
Originally published on The Power of Ideas.