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Quotes By Rabindranath Tagore

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DOB
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7-05-1861
DOD
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7-08-1941

Rabindranath Tagore, who made India proud with his erudite literary accomplishments, has had a life full of emotional turmoil. But in spite of all that the Nobel laureate moved ahead in life giving us an inexhaustible literary treasure.

Tagore was a jovial person and the following incident proves it in the best way. He apparently participated in a teachers meeting and after the commencement of the event, he addressed one of the teachers present there named Nepal Babu. Tagore told Babu that he was becoming forgetful and therefore, the poet will give him ‘dand’. This statement put Nepal Babu in a state of utter confusion as he did not know what was his mistake for which Tagore said he will give ‘dand’ (a word which translates to punishment).

Just then Rabindranath Tagore brought out a stick and gave it to the perplexed teacher saying that this is the ‘dand’ (stick) Nepal Babu had forgotten at Tagore’s place. It was then that the people who witnessed the incident realized that the intellectual Tagore was just playing with homophones and this amused all.

He was also a determined person and a display of this vowed attitude made Mahatma Gandhi realize the truth of Tagore’s success.

Once Gandhi paid a visit to the poet and during that time Tagore’s well-wishers asked the freedom fighter to talk to the Nobel Laureate about his deteriorating health and ask him to take rest. The Mahatma decided to take action and told Tagore to take a little rest after lunch. Then Rabindranath revealed that when he was 12 years old, he promised himself not to take rest during day time and he has lived up to ever since. This was enough to make Gandhi understand how unwavering Tagore was.

The small wisdom is like water in a glass: clear, transparent, pure. The great wisdom is like the water in the sea: dark, mysterious, impenetrable.

- Rabindranath Tagore

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

- Rabindranath Tagore

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

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.

- Rabindranath Tagore

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

- Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

- Rabindranath Tagore

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.

- Collected Poems and Plays of Rabindranath Tagore , Rabindranath Tagore

You can′t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

- Rabindranath Tagore

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

- Stray Birds , Rabindranath Tagore

It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.

- Rabindranath Tagore

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

- Fireflies , Rabindranath Tagore

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.

- Rabindranath Tagore

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

- Rabindranath Tagore

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

- Rabindranath Tagore

Death's stamp gives value to the coin of life, making it possible to buy with life what is truly precious.

- Rabindranath Tagore

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

- Rabindranath Tagore

Age considers; youth ventures.

- Rabindranath Tagore

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

- Rabindranath Tagore

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it.

- Rabindranath Tagore

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

- Stray Birds , Rabindranath Tagore

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.

- Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

- Rabindranath Tagore

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

- Rabindranath Tagore

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

- Rabindranath Tagore

Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.

- Rabindranath Tagore

Facts are many, but the truth is one.

- Rabindranath Tagore

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