Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (1207 – 17 December 1273), known as Rumi, was a 13th Century Persian Poet, Jurist, Scholar and Theologian.
1) Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine.
2) The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.
3) Water, stories, the body, all the things we do, are mediums that hid and show what’s hidden.
4) Woman is a ray of God. She is not that earthly beloved: she is creative, not created.
5) Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.
6) When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.
7) Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
8) You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?
9) Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
10) My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.