Rabindranath Tagore

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

Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

  • ''“Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come. ”
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    ― Rabindranath Tagore
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  • ''“The greed for fruit misses the flower.” ''
  • ''“Inspiration follows aspiration.” ''
  • ''“In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.” ''
  • ''“He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.” ''
  • ''“Great calm, generous detachment, selfless love, disinterested effort: these are what make for success in life. If you can find peace in yourself and can spread comfort around you, you will be happier than an empress.” ''
  • ''“for we women are not only the deities of the household fire, but the flame of the soul itself.”
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    ― Rabindranath Tagore, The Home and the World
  • ''“Oh my only friend, my best beloved, the gates are open in my
    house—do not pass by like a dream.”
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    ― Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali: Song Offerings
  • ''“Never be afraid of the moments--thus sings the voice of the everlasting.” ''
  • ''“Come oh come ye tea-thirsty restless ones -- the kettle boils, bubbles and sings, musically.”
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    ― Rabindranath Tagore, Collected Poems and Plays of Rabindranath Tagore

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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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The Gardener Iv: Ah Me

Ah me, why did they build my
house by the road to the market
town?
They moor their laden boats near
my trees.
They come and go and wander at
their will.
I sit and watch them; my time
wears on.

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