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20 Beautiful Inspirational Quotes from Rumi

20 Beautiful Inspirational Quotes from Rumi | Sun Moon Tribe

Rumi is a well-known Sufi mystic and Persian poet from the 13th Century. His poems often tells a lyrical story of what it's like to be alive. His writing is inspirational in a very beautiful way. Rumi is a personal favourite poet of mine and today I'm sharing 20 of my favourite quotes from him.


  1. If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.
  1. Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.
  1. We are stars wrapped in skin. The light you have been seeking has always been within.
  1. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
  1. Yesterday, I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise, so I am changing myself.
  1. Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.
  1. You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
  1. Love is the bridge between you and everything.
  1. Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.
  1. Respond to every call that excites your spirit.
  1. The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.
  1. Seek the sound that never ceases. Seek the sun that never sets.
  1. The desire to know your own soul will end all other desires.
  1. My head is bursting with the joy of the unknown. My heart is expanding a thousand fold.
  1. Make peace with the universe. Take joy in it.
  1. Today, let us swim wildly, joyously in gratitude.
  1. The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.
  1. Shine like the whole universe is yours.
  1. The very center of your heart is where life begins. The most beautiful place on earth.
  1. Your light is more magnificent than sunrise or sunset.


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Cassandra Chew

Cassandra Chew is the founder and content curator of Sun Moon Tribe. She has a keen interest in spirituality, metaphysics, sustainability and plant-based living. Being a small business owner herself, she is passionate about supporting and sharing the work of other local businesses. Along with running this journal, she pursues her creative interests through her design business and is an avid coffee enthusiast.

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