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Quote 10: Rumi Quotes

In our ‘Quote 10’ series, we highlight 10 quotes about a particular topic or look at 10 quotes by a prominent individual. All of these quotes have been chosen to give you inspiration and motivation as you search for lasting happiness and success. This week we look at 10 Rumi Quotes


Rumi was a 13th-century poet, mystic, and theologian scholar who’s teachings about love and life transcended religious barriers. Still today, Rumi’s work is widely celebrated throughout the world. Here are 10 of his most recognizable quotes:

  • “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”
  • “Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”
  • “Where there is a ruin, there is hope for a treasure.”
  • “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”
  • “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

A painting of the mystic Rumi. Use these Rumi quotes for inspiration.

  • “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.”
  • “Let yourself be silently pulled by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”
  • “What you seek is seeking you.”
  • “Out beyond ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing, there is a field. I will meet you there.”
  • “Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.”

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