Jalal al-Din Rumi was a 13th-century Muslim poet. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats.
This is a list of ten of his most popular quotes.
Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.
Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.
What you seek is seeking you.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
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.