Rabindranath Tagore

[Gurudev] (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941 / Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India)

Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

  • ''“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.”
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    ― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds
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  • ''“Death belongs to life as birth does
    The walk is in the raising of the
    foot as in the laying of it down”
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    ― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds
  • ''“The traveler 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.” ''
  • ''“I will sit in the pupil of your eyes and that will carry your sight into the heart of the things”
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    ― 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.”
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    ― Rabindranath Tagore
  • ''“Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict.” ''
  • ''“Not hammer-strokes, but dance of the water, sings the pebbles into perfection.” ''
  • ''“Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance”''
  • ''“Deliverance is not for me in renunciation. I feel the embrace of freedom in a thousand bonds of delight.”
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    ― Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali: Song Offerings
  • ''“Perhaps the crescent moon smiles in doubt
    at being told that it is a fragment
    awaiting perfection.”
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    ― Rabindranath Tagore, Fireflies: A Collection of Proverbs, Aphorisms and Maxims

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Best Poem of Rabindranath Tagore

Where The Mind Is Without Fear

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake

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Journey Home

The time that my journey takes is long and the way of it long.

I came out on the chariot of the first gleam of light, and pursued my
voyage through the wildernesses of worlds leaving my track on many a star and planet.

It is the most distant course that comes nearest to thyself,
and that training is the most intricate which leads to the utter simplicity of a tune.

The traveler has to knock at every alien door to come to his own,

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