Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

  1. Facts are many, but the truth is one.
  2. We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.
  3. Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.
  4. The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence.
  5. Music fills the infinite between two souls.
  6. Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it.
  7. We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
  8. Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.
  9. Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
  10. A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
  11. Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
  12. Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
  13. Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.
  14. Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
  15. 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.
  16. He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.
  17. What is Art? It is the response of man’s creative soul to the call of the Real.
  18. The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself.
  19. Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
  20. Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth, which is law.
  21. Those who own much have much to fear.
  22. I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
  23. We live in the world when we love it.
  24. By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
  25. Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God’s dust is greater than your idol.
  26. Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
  27. Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.
  28. Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
  29. Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.
  30. Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
  31. The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
  32. The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
  33. Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
  34. Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
  35. Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
  36. Age considers; youth ventures.
  37. Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.
  38. Trees are Earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
  39. In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.
  40. If you shut the door to all errors, truth will be shut out.
  41. Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.
  42. 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.
  43. You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
  44. The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.
  45. Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
  46. From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest.
  47. To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth.

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