Rabindranath Tagore Quotes & Wallpapers

Rabindranath Tagore
Total Quotes: 492

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Rabindranath Tagore

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate: he who loves finds the door open. Rabindranath Tagore

No civilized society can thrive upon victims, whose humanity has been permanently mutilated. Rabindranath Tagore

Let it not be death but completeness. Let love melt into memory and pain into songs. Let the flight through the sky end in the folding of the wings over the nest. Let the last touch of your hands be gentle like the flower of the night. Stand still, O Beautiful End, for a moment, and say your last words in silence. I bow to you and hold up my lamp to light you on your way. Rabindranath Tagore

He it is, the innermost one, who awakens my being with his deep hidden touches. He it is who puts his enchantment upon these eyes and joyfully plays on the chords of my heart in varied cadence of pleasure and pain. Rabindranath Tagore

I thought that my voyage had come to its end at the last limit of my power, that the path before me was closed, that provisions were exhausted, and the time come to take shelter in a silent obscurity, but I find that thy will knows no end in me, and when old words die out on the tongue, new melodies break forth from the heart, and where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders. Rabindranath Tagore

The main object of teaching is not to give explanations, but to knock at the doors of the mind. Rabindranath Tagore

Once we dreamt that we were strangers. We wake up to find that we were dear to each other. Rabindranath Tagore

The stars are not afraid to appear like fireflies. Rabindranath Tagore

The world puts off its mask of vastness to its lover. It becomes small as one song, as one kiss of the eternal. Rabindranath Tagore

Plant flowers in others' gardens and your life becomes a bouquet! Submitted by Lisa Letto, Coordinator, Nutrition Resource and Volunteer Centre, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy, I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy. Rabindranath Tagore

The smile that flickers on a baby's lips when he sleeps- does anyone know where it was born? Yes, there is a rumor that a young pale beam of a crescent moon touched the edge of a vanishing autumn cloud, and there the smile was first born in the dream of a dew-washed morning. Rabindranath Tagore

Power said to the world, "You are mine." The world kept it prisoner on her throne. Love said to the world, "I am thine." The world gave it the freedom of her house. Rabindranath Tagore

Where is heaven? you ask me, my child,-the sages tell us it is beyond the limits of birth and death, unswayed by the rhythm of day and night; it is not of the earth. But your poet knows that its eternal hunger is for time and space, and it strives evermore to be born in the fruitful dust. Heaven is fulfilled in your sweet body, my child, in your palpitating heart. The sea is beating its drums in joy, the flowers are a-tiptoe to kiss you. For heaven is born in you, in the arms of the mother- dust. Rabindranath Tagore

I have on my table a violin string. It is free to move in any direction I like. If I twist one end, it responds; it is free. But it is not free to sing. So I take it and fix it into my violin. I bind it and when it is bound, it is free for the first time to sing. Rabindranath Tagore

I am able to love my God because He gives me freedom to deny Him. Rabindranath Tagore

The thing which seems so glorious when viewed from the heights of the country's cause looks so muddy when seen from the bottom. One begins by getting angry and then feels disgusted. Rabindranath Tagore

Man is a rough-hewn and woman a finished product. Rabindranath Tagore

When we rejoice in our fullness, then we can part with our fruits with joy. Rabindranath Tagore

Truth looks tawdry when she is overdressed. Rabindranath Tagore

Truth reveals itself in beauty. Rabindranath Tagore

Your love keeps me afloat but will remain the anchor in my soul... I don't really have words to describe how romantic I find that. Your love is what keeps me going, but it's also the anchor that keeps me close to you. I love it! Rabindranath Tagore

The roots below the earth claim no rewards for making the branches fruitful. Rabindranath Tagore

Our responsibility is no longer to acquire, but to BE. Rabindranath Tagore

False hope is clung to with all one's might and main, till a day comes when it has sucked the heart dry and it forcibly breaks through its bonds and departs. After that comes the misery of awakening, and then once again the longing to get back into the maze of the same mistakes. Rabindranath Tagore

Say of him what you please, but I know my child's failings. I do not love him because he is good, but because he is my little child. How should you know how dear he can be when you try to weigh his merits against his faults? When I must punish him he becomes all the more a part of my being. When I cause his tears to come my heart weeps with him. I alone have a right to blame and punish, for he only may chastise who loves. Rabindranath Tagore

Days are coloured bubbles that float upon the surface of fathomless nights. Rabindranath Tagore

All the great utterances of man have to be judged not by the letter but by the spirit - the spirit which unfolds itself with the growth of life in history. Rabindranath Tagore

The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of his tail. Rabindranath Tagore

We do not stray out of all words into the ever silent; We do not raise our hands to the void for things beyond hope. Rabindranath Tagore

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. Rabindranath Tagore

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation. Rabindranath Tagore

Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it. Rabindranath Tagore

Trees are Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. Rabindranath Tagore

Truth comes as conqueror only to those who have lost the art of receiving it as friend. Rabindranath Tagore

Only those of tranquil minds, and none else, can attain abiding joy, by realizing within their souls the Being who manifests one essence in a multiplicity of forms. Rabindranath Tagore

You can't cross a sea by merely staring into the water. Rabindranath Tagore

Man goes into the noisy crowd to drown his own clamor of silence. Rabindranath Tagore

The tyrant claims freedom to kill freedom, and yet keep it for himself. Rabindranath Tagore

That which oppresses me, is it my soul trying to come out in the open, or the soul of the world knocking at my heart for entrance? Rabindranath Tagore

I have listened And I have looked With open eyes. I have poured my soul Into the world Seeking the unknown Within the known. And I sing out loud In amazement. Rabindranath Tagore

The world speaks to me in colors, my soul answers in music. Rabindranath Tagore

For man is by nature an artist. Rabindranath Tagore

The meaning of the living words that come out of the experiences of great hearts can never be exhausted by any one system of logical interpretation. They have to be endlessly explained by the commentaries of individual lives, and they gain an added mystery in each new revelation. Rabindranath Tagore

We manage to swallow flesh, only because we do not think of the cruel and sinful thing we do. Rabindranath Tagore

When I go from hence, let this be my parting word, that what I have seen is unsurpassable. I have tasted of the hidden honey of this lotus that expands on the ocean of light, and thus I am blessed-let this be my parting word. In this playhouse of infinite forms I have had my play and here have I caught sight of him who is formless. My whole body and my limbs have thrilled with his touch who is beyond touch; and if the end comes here, let it come-let this be my parting word. Rabindranath Tagore

The spirit of rejection finds its support in the consciousness of separateness; the spirit of acceptance finds its base in the consciousness of unity. Rabindranath Tagore

You smiled and talked to me of nothing and I felt that for this I had been waiting long. Rabindranath Tagore

Obstinate are the trammels, but my heart aches when I try to break them. Freedom is all I want, but to hope for it I feel ashamed. I am certain that priceless wealth is in thee, and that thou art my best friend, but I have not the heart to sweep away the tinsel that fills my room. The shroud that covers me is a shroud of dust and death; I hate it, yet hug it in love. My debts are large, my failures great, my shame secret and heavy; yet when I come to ask for my good, I quake in fear lest my prayer be granted. Rabindranath Tagore

The trees come up to my window like the yearning voice of the dumb earth Rabindranath Tagore

There is no "next" after you are dead and gone from your own world. Rabindranath Tagore

It is the docile who achieve the most impossible things in this world. Rabindranath Tagore

Bravery ceases to be bravery at a certain point, and becomes mere foolhardiness. Rabindranath Tagore

Wrong is wrong only when you are at liberty to choose. Rabindranath Tagore

A thorn can only be extracted if you know where it is. Rabindranath Tagore

We manage to swallow flesh only because we do not think of the cruel and sinful thing that we do. Cruelty... is a fundamental sin, and admits of no arguments or nice distinctions. If only we do not allow our heart to grow callous, it protests against cruelty, is always clearly heard; and yet we go on perpetrating cruelties easily, merrily, all of us - in fact, anyone who does not join in is dubbed a crank. Rabindranath Tagore

On each race is laid the duty to keep alight its own lamp of mind as its part in the illumination of the world. To break the lamp of any people into deprive it of its rightful place in the world festival. Rabindranath Tagore

Who are you, reader, reading my poems an hundred years hence? I cannot send you one single flower from this wealth of the spring, one single streak of gold from yonder clouds. Open your doors and look abroad. From your blossoming garden gather fragrant memories of the vanished flowers of an hundred years before. In the joy of your heart may you feel the living joy that sang one spring morning, sending its glad voice across a hundred years. Rabindranath Tagore

If I call not thee in my prayers, if I keep not thee in my heart, thy love for me still waits for my love. Rabindranath Tagore

The bird thinks it a favor to give the fish a lift in the air Rabindranath Tagore

We are hidden in ourselves, like a truth hidden in isolated facts. When we know that this One in us is One in all, then our truth is revealed. Rabindranath Tagore

When I go from hence, let this be my parting word, that what I have seen is unsurpassable. 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

Who are you, a hundred years from today, reading my poetry with curiosity? Rabindranath Tagore

In death the many become one; in life the one become many. Rabindranath Tagore

We are like newborn children, Our power is the power to grow. 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

The smile that flickers on baby's lips when he sleeps - does anybody know where it was born? Yes, there is a rumor that a young pale beam of a crescent moon touched the edge of a vanishing autumn cloud, and there the smile was first born in the dream of a dew-washed morning. Rabindranath Tagore

God seeks comrades and claims love, the Devil seeks slaves and claims obedience. Rabindranath Tagore

The one without second is emptiness, the other one makes it true. Rabindranath Tagore

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