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Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

Liberation: The Spiritual way of not giving a f*ck

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A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
Rabindranath Tagore (Stray Birds, 1916) 
All the great utterances of man have to be judged not by the letter but by the spirit.
Rabindranath Tagore (Sadhana: The Realisation of Life, 1916)
To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth.
Rabindranath Tagore (Stray Birds, 1916) 
The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
The faith waiting in the heart of a seed
promises a miracle of life
which it cannot prove at once.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
My heart today smiles at its past night of tears
like a wet tree glistening in the sun
after the rain is over.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
For thou dwellest in me and I in thee. Thou without me or I without thee are nothing.
Rabindranath Tagore (Sadhana: The Realisation of Life, 1916)
If you shed tears when you miss the sun, you also miss the stars.
Rabindranath Tagore (Stray Birds, 1916)
Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless in facing them.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fruit-Gathering)
Each rose that comes brings me greetings from the rose of an eternal spring.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
The tree gazes in love at its own beautiful shadow which yet it never can grasp.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror. 
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
My heart, the bird of the wilderness, has found its sky in your eyes.
Rabindranath Tagore (The Gardener, 1915)

Rabindranath Tagore Quote: By plucking her petals you do not...
By plucking her petals you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
Rabindranath Tagore (Stray Birds, 1916)
Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol.
Rabindranath Tagore (Stray Birds, 1916)
The stars crowd round the virgin night
in silent awe at her loneliness
thay can never be touched.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
Rabindranath Tagore (Personality)
From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
In the region of nature, which is the region of diversity, we grow by acquisition; in the spiritual world, which is the region of unity, we grow by losing ourselves, by uniting.
Rabindranath Tagore (Sadhana: The Realisation of Life, 1916)
He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.
Rabindranath Tagore (Stray Birds, 1916)
Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
In this playhouse of infinite forms I have had my play, and here have I caught sight of him that is formless.
Rabindranath Tagore (Gitanjali, 1912)
The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself. 
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
The child ever dwells in the mystery of ageless time, unobscured by the dust of history.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
Jewel-Like the immortal
does not boast of its length of years
but of the scintillating point of the moment.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
God honours me when I work, but he loves me when I sing.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand
With a grip that kills it.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
Let me not look for allies in life's battlefield but to my own strength.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fruit-Gathering)
Music fills the infinite between two souls.
Rabindranath Tagore (The Fugitive)
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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.

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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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