57 Rabindranath Tagore Quotes: Best Collection On the Web


1. “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


2. “It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


3. “Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE

4. “Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


5. “Men are cruel, but Man is kind.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


6. “Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


7. “The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


8. “The real friendship is like fluorescence, it shines better when everything has darken.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE



9. “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


10. “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


11. “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


12. “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


13. “The biggest changes in a woman’s nature are brought by love; in man, by ambition.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


14. “No civilized society can thrive upon victims, whose humanity has been permanently mutilated.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


15. “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


16. “Those who own much have much to fear.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


17. “He who wants to do good knocks at the gate: he who loves finds the door open.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


18. “The problem is not how to wipe out all differences, but how to unite with all differences intact.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


19. “I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


20. “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


21. “Facts are many, but the truth is one.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


22. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


23. “By plucking her petals you do not gather the beauty of the flower.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


24. “Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


25. “Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


26. “The singer alone does not make a song, there has to be someone who hears.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


27. “Age considers; youth ventures.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE



28. “Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


29. “Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


30. “Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


31. “Go not to the temple to put flowers upon the feet of God, first fill your own house with the fragrance of love. Go not to the temple to light candles before the altar of God, first remove the darkness of sin from your heart. Go not to the temple to bow down your head in prayer, first learn to bow in humility before your fellow men. Go not to the temple to pray on bended knees, first bend down to lift someone who is downtrodden. Go not to the temple to ask for forgiveness for your sins, first forgive from your heart those who have sinned against you.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


32. “Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


33. “Love is an endless mystery because there is no reasonable cause that could explain it.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


34. “Love’s gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


35. “Patriotism cannot be our final spiritual shelter; my refuge is humanity. I will not buy glass for the price of diamonds, and I will never allow patriotism to triumph over humanity as long as I live.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


36. “In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


37. “Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


38. “While God waits for His temple to be built of love, men bring stones.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


39. “The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


40. “We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE



41. “Music fills the infinite between two souls.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


42. “The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


43. “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. Let me not look for allies in life’s battlefield but to my own strength. Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved but hope for the patience to win my freedom. 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


44. “Inspiration follows aspiration.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


45. “We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


46. “Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


47. “The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


48. “These paper boats of mine are meant to dance on the ripples of hours, and not reach any destination.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


49. “A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


50. “The most important lesson that man can learn from life, is not that there is pain in this world, but that it is possible for him to transmute it into joy.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


51. “Let me not look for allies in life’s battlefield, But to my own strength. Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved, But for the patience to win my freedom.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


52.  “The main object of teaching is not to give explanations, but to knock at the doors of the mind.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


53. “We live in the world when we love it.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


54. “A teacher can never truly teach unless he is still learning himself. A lamp can never light another lamp unless it continues to burn its own flame. The teacher who has come to the end of his subject, who has no living traffic with his knowledge but merely repeats his lesson to his students, can only load their minds, he cannot quicken them.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


55. “Discipline divorced from wisdom is not true discipline, but merely the meaningless following of custom, which is only a disguise for stupidity.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


56. “When you came you cried and everybody smiled with joy; when you go smile and let the world cry for you.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


57. “Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” — RABINDRANATH TAGORE


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