81 Awe-Inspiring Quotes From Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore was born in Calcutta, Indian, In 1861. He was a polymath, poet, musician, and artist. In 1913 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

He has some fantastic quotes, he best ones are featured below. Many of Rabindranath Tagore quotes are poetic and deeply philosophical. Enjoy and share.

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Facts are many, but the truth is one.
Rabindranath Tagore
You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
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
The greed for fruit misses the flower.
Rabindranath Tagore
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
The stars are not afraid to appear like fireflies.
Rabindranath Tagore
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
I will sit in the pupil of your eyes and that will carry your sight into the heart of the things.
Rabindranath Tagore
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
Rabindranath Tagore
Death belongs to life as birth does the walk is in the raising of the foot as in the laying of it down.
Rabindranath Tagore
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
Rabindranath Tagore
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
Rabindranath Tagore
In art, man reveals himself and not his objects.
Rabindranath Tagore
Someday I shall sing to thee in the sunrise of some other world, I have seen thee before in the light of the earth, in the love of man.
Rabindranath Tagore
Dreams can never be made captive.
Rabindranath Tagore
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky.
Rabindranath Tagore
Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love.
Rabindranath Tagore
Men are cruel, but man is kind.
Rabindranath Tagore
Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
Rabindranath Tagore
Let my thoughts come to you, when I am gone, like the afterglow of sunset at the margin of starry silence.
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
Love's gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted.
Rabindranath Tagore
Music fills the infinite between two souls.
Rabindranath Tagore
The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
Rabindranath Tagore
We live in the world when we love it.
Rabindranath Tagore
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
Rabindranath Tagore
If no one responds to your call, then go your own way alone.
Rabindranath Tagore
If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out.
Rabindranath Tagore
A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
Rabindranath Tagore
Perhaps the crescent moon smiles in doubt at being told that it is a fragment awaiting perfection.
Rabindranath Tagore
By plucking her petals you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
Rabindranath Tagore
We cross infinity with every step; we meet eternity in every second.
Rabindranath Tagore
I have spent many days stringing and unstringing my instrument while the song I came to sing remains unsung.
Rabindranath Tagore
The traveller has to knock at every alien door to come to his own, and one has to wander through all the outer worlds to reach the innermost shrine at the end.
Rabindranath Tagore
Once we dreamt that we were strangers. We wake up to find that we were dear to each other.
Rabindranath Tagore
He who is too busy doing good, finds no time to be good.
Rabindranath Tagore
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.
Rabindranath Tagore
Not hammer-strokes, but dance of the water, sings the pebbles into perfection.
Rabindranath Tagore
Inspiration follows aspiration.
Rabindranath Tagore
The biggest changes in a women's nature are brought by love; in man, by ambition.
Rabindranath Tagore
Stray birds of summer come to my window to sing and fly away. And yellow leaves of autumn, which have no songs, flutter and fall there with a sigh.
Rabindranath Tagore
You are the big drop of dew under the lotus leaf, I am the smaller one on its upper side,' said the dewdrop to the lake.
Rabindranath Tagore
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
When you came you cried and everybody smiled with joy; when you go smile and let the world cry for you.
Rabindranath Tagore
Men can only think. Women have a way of understanding without thinking. Woman was created out of God's own fancy. Man, He had to hammer into shape.
Rabindranath Tagore
My day is done, and I am like a boat drawn on the beach, listening to the dance-music of the tide in the evening.
Rabindranath Tagore
Oh my only friend, my best beloved, the gates are open in my house—do not pass by like a dream.
Rabindranath Tagore
For women are not only the deities of the household fire, but the flame of the soul itself.
Rabindranath Tagore
Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.
Rabindranath Tagore
The roots below the earth claim no rewards for making the branches fruitful.
Rabindranath Tagore
I understand the voice of your stars and the silence of your trees.
Rabindranath Tagore
Come oh come ye tea-thirsty restless ones - the kettle boils, bubbles and sings, musically.
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Don't limit a child to your own learning, for she was born in another time.
Rabindranath Tagore
Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict.
Rabindranath Tagore
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
Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
Rabindranath Tagore
He who has the knowledge has the responsibility to impart it to the students.
Rabindranath Tagore
I have lost my dewdrop, cries the flower to the morning sky that lost all its stars.
Rabindranath Tagore
When I stand before thee at the day's end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.
Rabindranath Tagore
Love is an endless mystery, because there is no reasonable cause that could explain it.
Rabindranath Tagore
Never be afraid of the moments, thus sings the voice of the everlasting.
Rabindranath Tagore
The world loved man when he smiled. The world became afraid of him when he laughed.
Rabindranath Tagore
Most people believe the mind to be a mirror, more or less accurately reflecting the world outside them, not realising on the contrary that the mind is itself the principal element of creation.
Rabindranath Tagore
Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
Rabindranath Tagore
Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
Rabindranath Tagore
We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.
Rabindranath Tagore
The echo mocks her origin to prove she is the original.
Rabindranath Tagore
Ah, thou hast made my heart captive in the endless meshes of thy music, my master!
Rabindranath Tagore
The real friendship is like fluorescence, it shines better when everything has darken.
Rabindranath Tagore
And because I love this life I know I shall love death as well. The child cries out when from the right breast the mother takes it away, in the very next moment. To Find in the left one its consolation.
Rabindranath Tagore
The singer alone does not make a song, there has to be someone who hears.
Rabindranath Tagore
The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of its tail.
Rabindranath Tagore
Alas, why are my nights all thus lost? Ah, why do I ever miss his sight whose breath touches my sleep?
Rabindranath Tagore
Let him only see the thorns who has eyes to see the rose.
Rabindranath Tagore
Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
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.
Rabindranath Tagore
That which is eternal within the moment only becomes shallow if spread out in time.
Rabindranath Tagore
It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.
Rabindranath Tagore
Perhaps the new dawn will come from this horizon, from the East where the sun rises; and then, unvanquished man will retrace his path of conquest, despite all barriers, to win back his lost heritage.
Rabindranath Tagore
These paper boats of mine are meant to dance on the ripples of hours, and not reach any destination.
Rabindranath Tagore
You smiled and talked to me of nothing and I felt that for this I had been waiting long.
Rabindranath Tagore

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