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You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. 
Rabindranath Tagore
I do not love him because he is good, but because he is my little child.
Rabindranath Tagore (The Crescent Moon - The Judge, 1913)
We at once feel that cruelty to him is cruelty to ourselves, to make him small is stealing from our own humanity...
Rabindranath Tagore (Sadhana: The Realisation of Life, 1916)
We live in the world when we love it. 
Rabindranath Tagore
The human soul is on its journey from the law to love, from discipline to liberation, from the moral plane to the spiritual.
Rabindranath Tagore (Sadhana: The Realisation of Life, 1916)
The worm while exploring the dust
never knows that stars are in the sky.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
The wise man warns me that life is but a dewdrop on the lotus leaf.
Rabindranath Tagore (The Gardener, 1915)
The first flower that blossomed on this earth was an invitation to the unborn song.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
The infinite being has assumed unto himself the mystery of finitude. And in him who is love the finite and the infinite are made one.
Rabindranath Tagore (Sadhana: The Realisation of Life, 1916)
We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
Rabindranath Tagore
Days are coloured bubbles that float upon the surface of fathomless nights.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
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 (Stray Birds, 1916)
The world is the ever-changing foam
that floats on the surface of a sea of silence.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
In the world's audience hall, the simple blade of grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams, and the stars of midnight.
Rabindranath Tagore (The Gardener, 1915)
The truth comes as conqueror only because we have lost the art of receiving it as guest.
Rabindranath Tagore
While the rose said to the sun
"I shall ever remember thee"
her petals fell to the dust.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
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.
Rabindranath Tagore (Stray Birds, 1916)
Life's play is swift,
Life's playthings fall behind one by one and are forgotten.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.  Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.
Rabindranath Tagore (Stray Birds, 1916)
Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved but hope for the patience to win my freedom.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fruit-Gathering)
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.
Rabindranath Tagore (The Gardener, 1915)
While God waits for his temple to be built of love, men bring stones.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fruit-Gathering)
I have thanked the trees that have made my life fruitful
but have failed to remember the grass
that has ever kept it green.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
Let this be my last word, that I trust in thy love.
Rabindranath Tagore (Stray Birds, 1916)
Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad that I have had my flight.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
If you shut the door to all errors, truth will be shut out.
Rabindranath Tagore (Stray Birds, 1916) 
Facts are many, but the truth is one.
Rabindranath Tagore
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Rabindranath Tagore Biography

Born: May 7, 1861
Died: August 7, 1941

Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali polymath. He is the author of the famous collection of poems in "Gitanjali". He was also the first non-European Nobel laureate.

Notable Works
Gitanjali (1912)
The Crescent Moon
(1913)
The Gardener
(1915)
Sadhana: The Realisation of Life
(1916)
Stray Birds (1916)
Fireflies (1928)
The Religion of Man (1931)
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