Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore
  • Born: May 7, 1861
  • Died: August 7, 1941
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Profession: Poet









Rabindranath Tagore FRAS, sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath from the Indian subcontinent, a poet, musician and artist. He reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", 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".

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Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance. Friendship
Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. Religion & God
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. Time ;Nature
Age considers; youth ventures.
Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it. Truth
Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Time
If you shut the door to all errors, truth will be shut out. Truth
Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. Religion & God
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. Truth
Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
Those who own much have much to fear.
Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. Life ;Inspiration
We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.
Facts are many, but the truth is one. Truth
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. Nature
Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol. Religion & God
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. Life
Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.
Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.
Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree. Freedom & Liberty
Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror. Truth
The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Life
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Motivation
Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come. Death
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.
Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation. Truth ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
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. Time ;Morning
Music fills the infinite between two souls. Music, Chants & Rapps
Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth, which is law. Truth ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Trees are Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself.
Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest. Religion & God
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Life ;Inspiration
Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Relationships ;Freedom & Liberty
We gain freedom when we have paid the full price. Freedom & Liberty
To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth. Truth