Rabindranath Tagore Famous Thoughts

Rabindranath Tagore Famous Thoughts

Rabindranath Tagore Famous Thoughts

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

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

“I am restless. I am athirst for faraway things. My soul goes out in a longing to touch the skirt of the dim distance. O Great Beyond, O the keen call of thy flute! I forget, I ever forget, that I have no wings to fly, that I am bound in this spot evermore.”

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

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”

“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.”

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

“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.”

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

“Love’s gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted.”

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

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

“What is Art? It is the response of man’s creative soul to the call of the Real.”

“Asks the Possible of the Impossible, “Where is your dwelling-place?” “In the dreams of the Impotent,” comes the answer.”

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

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”

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

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

“The smile that flickers on baby’s lips when he sleeps”

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

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

“Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.”

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

“We gain freedom when we have paid the full price…”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for she was born in another time.”

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

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

“All that is not given is lost. “

“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.”

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

“Do not say, “It is morning,” and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a new-born child that has no name.”

“Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.”

“Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for she was born in another time.”

“The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself.”

“Facts are many, but the truth is one.”

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

“We live in the world when we love it.”

“God finds himself by creating.”

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

“Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.”

“Age considers; youth ventures.”

“Music fills the infinite between two souls”

“Manís cry is to reach his fullest expression.”

“Men are cruel, but Man is kind.”

“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.”

“Leave out my name from the gift if it be a burden, but keep my song.”

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

“Love ís overbrimming mystery joins death and life. It has filled my cup of pain with joy.”

“Who are you, reader, reading my poems an hundred years hence?
I cannot send you one single flower from this wealth of the spring, one single streak of gold from yonder clouds.
Open your doors and look abroad.
From your blossoming garden gather fragrant memories of the vanished flowers of an hundred years before.
In the joy of your heart may you feel the living joy that sang one spring morning, sending its glad voice across a hundred years.”

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