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228 Inspiring Quotes by Rabindranath Tagore

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Wikipedia Summary for Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore (born Robindronath Thakur, 7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941; sobriquet Gurudev, Kobiguru, Biswakobi) was an Indian polymath – poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer and painter. He reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of the "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse" of Gitanjali, he became in 1913 the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Tagore's poetic songs were viewed as spiritual and mercurial; however, his "elegant prose and magical poetry" remain largely unknown outside Bengal. He is sometimes referred to as "the Bard of Bengal".

A Bengali Brahmin from Calcutta with ancestral gentry roots in Burdwan district and Jessore, Tagore wrote poetry as an eight-year-old. At the age of sixteen, he released his first substantial poems under the pseudonym Bhānusiṃha ("Sun Lion"), which were seized upon by literary authorities as long-lost classics. By 1877 he graduated to his first short stories and dramas, published under his real name. As a humanist, universalist, internationalist, and ardent anti-nationalist, he denounced the British Raj and advocated independence from Britain. As an exponent of the Bengal Renaissance, he advanced a vast canon that comprised paintings, sketches and doodles, hundreds of texts, and some two thousand songs; his legacy also endures in the institution he founded, Visva-Bharati University.

Tagore modernised Bengali art by spurning rigid classical forms and resisting linguistic strictures. His novels, stories, songs, dance-dramas, and essays spoke to topics political and personal. Gitanjali (Song Offerings), Gora (Fair-Faced) and Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World) are his best-known works, and his verse, short stories, and novels were acclaimed—or panned—for their lyricism, colloquialism, naturalism, and unnatural contemplation. His compositions were chosen by two nations as national anthems: India's "Jana Gana Mana" and Bangladesh's "Amar Shonar Bangla". The Sri Lankan national anthem was inspired by his work.

fawn pug on bed

It is the tears of the earth that keep her smiles in bloom.

--Rabindranath Tagore



brown, black, and white butterfly on purple petaled flower photo

Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.

--Rabindranath Tagore


black wooden louver door window

To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth.

--Rabindranath Tagore

brown houses in front of hill under starry night

There is no "next" after you are dead and gone from your own world.

--Rabindranath Tagore


person holding brown leaf

Life, like a child, laughs, shaking its rattle of death as it runs.

--Rabindranath Tagore

white and black satellite dish on brown field during night time

You smiled and talked to me of nothing and I felt that for this I had been waiting long.

--Rabindranath Tagore

forest trees photograph

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them.

--Rabindranath Tagore

Longer Version:

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.



gray cactus plant on white pot

Some day I shall sing to thee in the sunrise of some other world, I have seen thee before in the light of the earth, in the love of man.

--Rabindranath Tagore

round black and white analog alarm clock

O Fool, try to carry thyself upon thy own shoulders! O beggar, to come beg at thy own door!

--Rabindranath Tagore

photo of clear sky full of stars

Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it.

--Rabindranath Tagore






purple flower in macro lens

When you came you cried and everybody smiled with joy; when you go smile and let the world cry for you.

--Rabindranath Tagore

person sinking on body of water

And, indeed, what little of beauty and peace is to be found in the societies of men is owing to the daily performance of small duties, not to big doings and fine talk.

--Rabindranath Tagore

closeup photo of bird beside purple petal flowers

In the drowsy dark cave of the mind dreams build their nest with fragments dropped from day's caravan.

--Rabindranath Tagore

man standing on sand while spreading arms beside calm body of water

On death the many become one, in life the one becomes many.

--Rabindranath Tagore

Bryce Canyon National Park Sunrise Point at Utah

Thou hast made me endless, such is thy pleasure. This frail vessel thou emptiest again and again, and fillest it ever with fresh life.

--Rabindranath Tagore

houses and trees during nighttime

Clothed in facts truth feels oppressed. In the garb of poetry it moves easy and free.

--Rabindranath Tagore

milky way galaxy

Most people believe the mind to be a mirror, more or less accurately reflecting the world outside them, not realizing on the contrary that the mind is itself the principal element of creation.

--Rabindranath Tagore

woman standing on cliff

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate: he who loves finds the door open.

--Rabindranath Tagore

brown and red paint brushes

We are like newborn children, Our power is the power to grow.

--Rabindranath Tagore

selective focus photo of four green humming birds with red flowers

And because I love this life, I know I shall love death as well.

--Rabindranath Tagore

Longer Version:

And because I love this life I know I shall love death as well The child cries out when From the right breast the mother Takes it away, in the very next moment to find in the left one its consolation.



backdrop solid

Sen beni her zaman reddedip, zayıf, şüpheli arzuların tehlikesinden kurtararak günden güne senin tarafından kabul edilmeye layık bir hale getiriyorsun.

--Rabindranath Tagore

white flower

The force of arms only reveals man s weakness.

--Rabindranath Tagore


rock formation above water

The delights of sight and hearing and touch will bear thy delight.

--Rabindranath Tagore


library shelf near black wooden ladder

In death the many becomes one; in life the one becomes many.

--Rabindranath Tagore

person standing on top of mountain

A dewdrop is a perfect integrity that has no filial memory of its parentage.

--Rabindranath Tagore

yellow flowers

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free.

--Rabindranath Tagore

Longer Version:

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high, where knowledge is free. Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls. Where words come out from the depth of truth, where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection. Where the clear stream of reason has not lost it's way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit. Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever widening thought and action. In to that heaven of freedom, my father, LET MY COUNTRY AWAKE!


white flower in grayscale photography

The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.

--Rabindranath Tagore

bonfire near mountain

Man is worse than an animal when he is an animal.

--Rabindranath Tagore

silhouette of person's hands forming heart

Let life be beautiful like summer flowers and death like autumn leaves.

--Rabindranath Tagore

person standing on rock beside body of water between green trees

Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.

--Rabindranath Tagore

white and black satellite dish on brown field during night time

Memory, the priestess, kills the present and offers its heart to the shrine of the dead past.

--Rabindranath Tagore

A white stripe pattern made up of concrete facade ribs

When I think of ages past That have floated down the stream Of life and love and death, I feel how free it makes us To pass away.

--Rabindranath Tagore



brown and gray brick wall

The world by day is like European music; a flowing concourse of vast harmony, composed of concord and discord and many disconnected fragments. And the night world is our Indian music; one pure, deep and tender raga.

--Rabindranath Tagore


white and pink roses on pink wall

I love you every minute of my life; you're my love and my life. Not all people are lucky to find the sense of their life. I am happy, cause I had found it when I met you -- the love of my life.

--Rabindranath Tagore

yellow sunflower field under blue sky during daytime

You say it is only twelve o'clock. Suppose it isn't any later; can't you ever think it is afternoon when it is only twelve o'clock?

--Rabindranath Tagore


withered tree surrounded with snow during daytime

Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.

--Rabindranath Tagore

green fruit in macro lens photography

Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love.

--Rabindranath Tagore


Blue to purple gradient

I touch God in my songas the hill touched the far-away seawith its waterfall.

--Rabindranath Tagore

red strawberry fruit on red surface

Please is frail like a dewdrop, while it laughs it dies. But sorrow is strong and abiding. Let sorrowful love wake in your eyes.

--Rabindranath Tagore

sunset forest

The significance which is in unity is an eternal wonder.

--Rabindranath Tagore

sunset

Come oh come ye tea-thirsty restless ones -- the kettle boils, bubbles and sings, musically.

--Rabindranath Tagore

red and yellow abstract painting

Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol.

--Rabindranath Tagore



blue sky

Whenever our life is stirred by truth, it expresses energy and comes to be filled, as it were, with a creative ardor. This consciousness of the creative urge is evidence of the force of truth on our mind.

--Rabindranath Tagore

pink

The fish in the water is silent, the animals on the earth is noisy, the bird in the air is singing. But man has in him the silence of the sea, the noise of the earth and the music of the air.

--Rabindranath Tagore


backdrop

Man's abiding happiness is not in getting anything but in giving himself up to what is greater than himself, to ideas which are larger than his individual life, the idea of his country, of humanity, of God.

--Rabindranath Tagore

white ceramic mug with coffee on brown wooden table

Someone spilled the ink on the canvas. Now boasts: "I painted the night."

--Rabindranath Tagore

two person standing while watching sky

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.

--Rabindranath Tagore

bird on pier

My debts are large, my failures great, my shame secret and heavy; yet I come to ask for my good, I quake in fear lest my prayer be granted.

--Rabindranath Tagore


purple textile with white line

Man's freedom is never in being saved from troubles, but it is the freedom to take trouble for his own good, to make the trouble an element in his joy.

--Rabindranath Tagore



yellow flower field near bare trees during daytime

And it shall be my endeavour to reveal thee in my actions, knowing it is thy power gives me strength to act.

--Rabindranath Tagore

adult black and tan dachshund

The echo mocks her origin to prove she is the original.

--Rabindranath Tagore

yellow Labrador puppy running on field

The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of its tail.

--Rabindranath Tagore

white wall paint beside white wall

Art awakens a sense of real by establishing an intimate relationship between our inner being and the universe at large, bringing us a consciousness of deep joy.

--Rabindranath Tagore

white Starbuck plastic cup on brown fabric armchair

God seeks comrades and claims love,
The devil seeks slaves and claims obedience.

--Rabindranath Tagore

silhouette photo of person holding flashlight under milk way

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.

--Rabindranath Tagore

mountain dew during sunrise

Love adorns itself; it seeks to prove inward joy by outward beauty.

--Rabindranath Tagore

high-angle photography of beach side

Today I feel that I shall win through. I have come to the gateway of the simple; I am now content to see things as they are. I have gained freedom myself; I shall allow freedom to others. In my work will be my salvation.

--Rabindranath Tagore


white ceramic mug with coffee on brown wooden table

Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.

--Rabindranath Tagore


silhouette of mountains under blue sky during daytime

Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.

--Rabindranath Tagore

shallow focus photography of hummingbird sucking nectar in flower

All that is not given is lost.

--Rabindranath Tagore


mountains under white mist at daytime

The man who aims at his own aggrandisement underrates everything else.

--Rabindranath Tagore


person in red shirt walking on brown field under gray sky during daytime

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.

--Rabindranath Tagore

bonfire in forest

Love is an endless mystery, because there is no reasonable cause that could explain it.

--Rabindranath Tagore

person on road at sunset

If you allow your mind to carp at all and sundry, it will turn against itself: the majority of our sorrows are self-inflicted.

--Rabindranath Tagore


brown wooden surface

And because I love this life
I know I shall love death as well
The child cries out when
From the right breast the mother
Takes it away, in the very next moment
To find in the left one
It's consolation.

--Rabindranath Tagore

black dragonfly perched on green grass in close up photography during daytime

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.

--Rabindranath Tagore

gray slabs

Merely to exist is not enough.

--Rabindranath Tagore

silhouette of trees during sunset

Saltwater heals, healing referring to its various forms; tears, cleanses and heals the soul; sweat, cleanses through labor; the ocean, heals in all its forms.

--Rabindranath Tagore


fawn pug standing on textile

When you have once taken up a responsibility, you must see it through.

--Rabindranath Tagore


tilt shift lens pink fetal flowers

Ah, thou hast made my heart captive in the endless meshes of thy music, my master!

--Rabindranath Tagore

red rose

No civilized society can thrive upon victims, whose humanity has been permanently mutilated.

--Rabindranath Tagore

body of water under cloudy sky at night

Compliments win friends, honesty loses them.

--Rabindranath Tagore

selective focus photography of sunflower

Life's aspirations come in the guise of children.

--Rabindranath Tagore

white flowers in brown stem

O master poet, I have sat down at thy feet. Only let me make my life simple and straight, like a flute of reed for thee to fill with music.

--Rabindranath Tagore

lighted candle in dark room

Do not say, 'It is morning,' and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.

--Rabindranath Tagore

mountains covered with fog

These paper boats of mine are meant to dance on the ripples of hours, and not reach any destination.

--Rabindranath Tagore


person holding green plant during daytime

We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.

--Rabindranath Tagore



lion on green grass during golden hour

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.

--Rabindranath Tagore

yellow petaled flower screenshot

Let my thoughts come to you, when I am gone, like the afterglow of sunset at the margin of starry silence.

--Rabindranath Tagore

ocean

Life is indefinite -- a bundle of contradictions. We men, with our ideas, strive to give it a particular shape by melting it into a particular mould -- into the definiteness of success.

--Rabindranath Tagore

analog clock at 5:55

Time is a wealth of change, but the clock in its parody makes it mere change and no wealth.

--Rabindranath Tagore

brown leaf tree facing the lake

Let the dead have the immortality of fame, but the living the immortality of love.

--Rabindranath Tagore

brown rocky mountain under blue sky during daytime

The trees come up to my window like the yearning voice of the dumb earth.

--Rabindranath Tagore

yellow petaled flower screenshot

The world puts off its mask of vastness to its lover. It becomes small as one song, as one kiss of the eternal.

--Rabindranath Tagore

mountains covered with fog

Yes, all my illusions will burn into illumination of joy, and all my desires ripen into fruits of love.

--Rabindranath Tagore

silhouette of trees during sunset

The traveler has to knock at every alien door to come to his own, and one has to wander through all the outer worlds to reach the innermost shrine at the end.

--Rabindranath Tagore

green pine trees near mountain under blue sky during daytime

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.

--Rabindranath Tagore


yellow and purple flower with white background

Bees sip honey from flowers and hum their thanks when they leave. The gaudy butterfly is sure that the flowers owe thanks to him.

--Rabindranath Tagore


purple, white, and pink floral painting

You have given me Your love, filling the world with Your gifts.

--Rabindranath Tagore

red rose in bloom during daytime

If you want to know India, study Vivekananda. In him everything is positive and nothing negative.

--Rabindranath Tagore

silhouette of woman hugging mna under starry night sky

I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door -- or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.

--Rabindranath Tagore


white stone woman sculpture

In the world's audience hall, the simple blade of grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams, and the stars of midnight.

--Rabindranath Tagore

landscape photography of mountain

Set the bird's wings with gold and it will never again soar in thesky.

--Rabindranath Tagore

light blue

From the grasses in the field to the stars in the sky, each one is doing just that; and there is such profound peace and surpassing beauty in nature because none of these tries forcibly to transgress its limitations.

--Rabindranath Tagore

low angle view of blue clouds

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.

--Rabindranath Tagore

man in black bubble hoodie looking at the stars

It is no easy task to lead men. But it is easy enough to drive them.

--Rabindranath Tagore




green and red flowers

Man goes into the noisy crowd to drown his own clamour of silence.

--Rabindranath Tagore


black and white duck on brown wooden dock during daytime

We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.

--Rabindranath Tagore

green and blue chevron textile

Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth, which is law.

--Rabindranath Tagore


blue rose

Grant me that I may not be a coward, feeling your mercy in my success alone; but let me find the grasp of your hand in my failure.

--Rabindranath Tagore

group of camels walking on desert lake at daytime

I am willing to serve my country, but my worship I reserve for Right which is far greater than my country. To worship my country as a god is to bring a curse upon it.

--Rabindranath Tagore

white petaled flower bloom during daytime

The greed for fruit misses the flower.

--Rabindranath Tagore

person in black jacket standing on beach during daytime

We are hidden in ourselves, like a truth hidden in isolated facts. When we know that this One in us is One in all, then our truth is revealed.

--Rabindranath Tagore

water on seashore

The greatest distance in this World is not that between living and death, it is when I am just before you, and you don't know that I Love You.

--Rabindranath Tagore

backdrop solid

I shall ever try to drive all evils away from my heart and keep my love in flower, knowing that thou hast thy seat in the inmost shrine of my heart.

--Rabindranath Tagore

lightning strike at night

I will sit in the pupil of your eyes and that will carry your sight into the heart of the things.

--Rabindranath Tagore




water color palette on white surface

It is the docile who achieve the most impossible things in this world.

--Rabindranath Tagore

leafless tree on snow covered ground

Everything has sprung from immortal life and is vibrating with life, for life is immense!

--Rabindranath Tagore

woman sitting on black chair in front of glass-panel window with white curtains

I ask my destiny -- what power is this That cruelly drives me onward without rest? My destiny says, "Look round!" I turn back and see It is I myself that is ever pushing me from behind.

--Rabindranath Tagore

purple, white, and pink floral painting

By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.

--Rabindranath Tagore

silhouette of person wearing cowboy hat during sunset

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.

--Rabindranath Tagore

two person standing while watching sky

Let my love like sunlight surround you and yet give you illumined freedom.

--Rabindranath Tagore

man in orange jacket and black pants doing snow ski during daytime

If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out.

--Rabindranath Tagore

brown and white humming bird flying

Whatever we understand and enjoy in human products instantly becomes ours, wherever they might have their origin... Let me feel with unalloyed gladness that all the great glories of man are mine.

--Rabindranath Tagore



3 women playing soccer on green grass field during daytime

Our atmosphere breeds fear just as it breeds malaria.

--Rabindranath Tagore

sunset hgihway

What you are you do not see, what you see is your shadow.

--Rabindranath Tagore

sunset grasslands

Faith is a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark.

--Rabindranath Tagore


white petaled flower

Thy infinite gifts come to me only on these very small hands of mine. Ages pass, and still thou pourest, and still there is room to fill.

--Rabindranath Tagore

silhouette of person wearing cowboy hat during sunset

Bravery ceases to be bravery at a certain point, and becomes mere foolhardiness.

--Rabindranath Tagore

brown mountains under blue sky

Not hammer-strokes, but dance of the water, sings the pebbles into perfection.

--Rabindranath Tagore


golden retriever inside car

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.

--Rabindranath Tagore

Longer Version:

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them." "Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it." "Life is perpetually creative because it contains in itself that surplus which ever overflows the boundaries of the immediate time and space, restlessly pursuing its adventure of expression in the varied forms of self-realization." "The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.



white and blue floral textile

The winds of grace are blowing all the time, but it is you that must raise your sails.

--Rabindranath Tagore

pink flowers in tilt shift lens

We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.

--Rabindranath Tagore

white flower in grayscale photography

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.

--Rabindranath Tagore

smiling woman

The soil in return for her service keeps the tree tied to her, the sky asks nothing and leaves it free.

--Rabindranath Tagore

jellyfish under water photo

For many years, at great cost, I traveled through many countries, saw the high mountains, the oceans. The only things I did not see were the sparkling dewdrops in the grass just outside my door.

--Rabindranath Tagore


palm tree under orange sky

Free me as free is the forest fire, as is the thunder that laughs aloud and hurls defiance to darkness.

--Rabindranath Tagore


photo of giraffe

If religion, instead of being the manifestation of a spiritual ideal, gives prominence to scriptures and external rites, then does it disturb the peace more than anything else.

--Rabindranath Tagore


brown wooden heart shaped figurine

The stars are not afraid to appear like fireflies.

--Rabindranath Tagore


white stone woman sculpture

In the mountain, stillness surges up to explore its own height In the lake, movement stands still to contemplate its own depth.

--Rabindranath Tagore

man with LED headlight looking upward

The fundamental desire of life is the desire to exist.

--Rabindranath Tagore


silhouette of person jumping in mid air

Work, especially good work, becomes easy only when desire has learnt to discipline itself.

--Rabindranath Tagore

purple-petaled flower on selective focus photography

When I stand before thee at the day's end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.

--Rabindranath Tagore


selective focus photo of green snake plant

Love's gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted.

--Rabindranath Tagore

yellow flower field during sunset

He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.

--Rabindranath Tagore


round black vinyl disc on vinyl player

By touching you may kill, by keeping away you may possess.

--Rabindranath Tagore

woman looking up to the sky while standing on white sand

The real frienship is like fluorescence, it shines better when everything has darken.

--Rabindranath Tagore

brown desert under sunny sky

Discipline divorced from wisdom is not true discipline, but merely the meaningless following of custom, which is only a disguise for stupidity.

--Rabindranath Tagore

photo og calm body of water

Music fills the infinite between two souls.

--Rabindranath Tagore

Longer Version:

Music fills the infinite between two souls. This has been muffled by the mist of our daily habits.



selective focus photo of four green humming birds with red flowers

The burden of the self is lightened when I laugh at myself.

--Rabindranath Tagore


silhouette of man standing on rock while looking in sky

It was always the poor grass that suffered most when two kings went to war.

--Rabindranath Tagore

close-up photograph of black dreadnought acoustic guitar

I leave no trace of wings in the air, but I am glad I have had my flight.

--Rabindranath Tagore

man and woman with dog on woods

Men are cruel, but Man is kind.

--Rabindranath Tagore

woman in blue denim jacket and black pants standing beside train

Power takes as ingratitude the writhing of its victims.

--Rabindranath Tagore

close up photo of tree

The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.

--Rabindranath Tagore


man and woman holding hand while walking on bridge

The child ever dwells in the mystery of ageless time,unobscured by the dust of history.

--Rabindranath Tagore

aerial photography of forest

Plunge into the deep without fear, with the gladness of April in your heart.

--Rabindranath Tagore

icy mountain scenery

O Woman, you are not merely the handiwork of God, but also of men; these are ever endowing you with beauty from their own hearts ... You are one-half woman and one-half dream.

--Rabindranath Tagore

green trees on brown dried leaves during daytime

The truth comes as conqueror only because we have lost the art of receiving it as guest.

--Rabindranath Tagore


red textile in close up photography

This little flute of a reed thou hast carried over hills and dales, and hast breathed through it melodies eternally new.

--Rabindranath Tagore

aerial view of river in between green trees during daytime

Let the splendor of diamond, pearl and ruby vanish? Only let this one teardrop, this Taj Mahal, glisten spotlessly bright on the cheek of time, forever and ever.

--Rabindranath Tagore


woman signing on white printer paper beside woman about to touch the documents

Yo are the big drop of dew under the lotus leaf, I am the smaller one on its upper side," said the dewdrop to the lake.

--Rabindranath Tagore

pink and white abstract painting

It means that God's Creation has not its source in any necessity; it comes from his fullness of joy; it is his love that creates, therefore in Creation is his own revealment.

--Rabindranath Tagore

pink flower

We manage to swallow flesh, only because we do not think of the cruel and sinful thing we do.

--Rabindranath Tagore

woman signing on white printer paper beside woman about to touch the documents

Do not linger to gather flowers to keep them, but walk on, for flowers will keep themselves blooming all your way.

--Rabindranath Tagore

clear liquid on leaf

Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.

--Rabindranath Tagore

silhouette of man standing on rock while looking in sky

Let not the hours pass by in the dark. Kindle the lamp of love with thy life.

--Rabindranath Tagore

grey cliff near body of water

The speech of my heart will be carried on in murmurings of a song.

--Rabindranath Tagore

green trees on body of water during daytime

The night kisses the fading day whispering to his ear, "I am death, your mother. I am to give you fresh birth.

--Rabindranath Tagore

long exposure photography of beach

From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest.

--Rabindranath Tagore

time lapse photography of fire

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.

--Rabindranath Tagore

white tulips with green leaves

We do not want nowadays temples of worship and outward rites and ceremonies. What we really want is an Asram. We want a place where the beauty of nature and the noblest pursuits of man are in a sweet harmony.

--Rabindranath Tagore

sunflower against blue wooden fence

The earth paints a portrait of the sun at dawn with sunflowers in bloom. Unhappy with the portrait, she erases it and paints it again and again.

--Rabindranath Tagore

black textile on white background

I have read in books that we are called 'caged birds'. I cannot speak for others, but I had so much in this cage of mine that there was not room for it in the universe- at least that is what I then felt.

--Rabindranath Tagore

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The same stream of life that runs through the world runs through my veins night and day.

--Rabindranath Tagore

Longer Version:

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.


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Great calm, generous detachment, selfless love, disinterested effort: these are what make for success in life. If you can find peace in yourself and can spread comfort around you, you will be happier than an empress.

--Rabindranath Tagore

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