June 14, 2007

'Rumi'niscing

Upon a proposal by Culture and Tourism Ministry of Turkey, the year 2007 was proposed as the "International Rumi Year" to UNESCO, but has not yet been confirmed.

"You were born with greatness
You were born with wings..."

“Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls.”

“Everything in the universe is a pitcher brimming with wisdom and beauty.”

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?”

“Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy.”

“Loosen the bonds of avarice from your hands and neck.”

“Revile those who flatter you.”

“The intelligent want self-control; children want candy.”

“The middle path is the way to wisdom.”

“…one cannot lodge in ‘if.’”

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