Eleven Inspiring Quotes by RUMI

A Woman standing near sea shore with waves touching her feet

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.

These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.

I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion. Bewilderment brings intuitive knowledge.

It’s your road, and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.

You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?

Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.

Peaceful is the one who’s not concerned with having more or less. Unbound by name and fame, he is free from sorrow from the world and mostly from himself.

Don’t make yourself miserable with what is to come or not to come.

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

About RUMI: Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet, an Islamic dervish and a Sufi mystic. He is regarded as one of the greatest spiritual masters and poetical intellects. Born in 1207 AD, he belonged to a family of learned theologians. He made use of everyday life’s circumstances to describe the spiritual world. Rumi’s poems have acquired immense popularity, especially among the Persian speakers of Afghanistan, Iran and Tajikistan. Numerous poems written by the great poet have been translated to different languages.

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10 Powerful Life Quotes from George Bernard Shaw

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them.

Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.

I have to live for others and not for myself: that’s middle-class morality.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

Do not fight with pigs – you will be smeared in mud but the pig will like it.

Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.

Don’t wait for the right opportunity; create it.

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

15 Powerful Life Changing Quotes By Paulo Coelho

Donuts with chocolates and muffins indicating dreams and success.

“At a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.”

“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.”

“Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by letting nothing happen at all or by letting everything happen at once.”

“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”

“Do something instead of killing time because time is killing you.”

“Sometimes, we are so attached to our way of life that we turn down wonderful opportunities simply because we don’t know what to do with it.”

“When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.”

“Close some doors today, Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.”

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

“Don’t explain. Your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you.” 

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”

“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”

“Life really is generous to those who pursue their destiny.” 

“Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives.”

“When I had nothing more to lose, I was given everything. When I ceased to be who I am, I found myself. When I experienced humiliation and yet kept on walking, I understood that I was free to choose my destiny.”

Note : All quotes are by author Paulo Coelho