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Rabindranath Tagore Quotes


A Bengali polymath. As a poet, novelist, musician, and playwright, he reshaped Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he won the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature.
(1861 - 1941)

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A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
[Instincts]
 

Age considers; youth ventures.
[Age]
 

Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.
[Beauty]
 

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

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

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

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

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
 

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.
[Mornings]
 

Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
 

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

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
 

Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.
 

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

Facts are many, but the truth is one.
 

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
[Spirituality]
 

From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest.
 

God respects me when I work, but loves me when I sing.
[Applause]
 

God, the Great Giver, can open the whole universe to our gaze in the narrow space of a single lane.
[Glory]
 

Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
 


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