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.” ''
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  • ''“Inspiration follows aspiration.” ''
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  • ''“In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.” ''
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  • ''“He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.” ''
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  • ''“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.” ''
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  • ''“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
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  • ''“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
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  • ''“Never be afraid of the moments--thus sings the voice of the everlasting.” ''
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  • ''“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

Endless Time

Time is endless in thy hands, my lord.
There is none to count thy minutes.

Days and nights pass and ages bloom and fade like flowers.
Thou knowest how to wait.

Thy centuries follow each other perfecting a small wild flower.

We have no time to lose,
and having no time we must scramble for a chance.
We are too poor to be late.

And thus it is that time goes by
while I give it to every querulous man who claims it,
and thine altar is empty of all offerings to the last.

At the end of the day I hasten in fear lest thy gate be shut; ...

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Fool

O Fool, try to carry thyself upon thy own shoulders!
O beggar, to come beg at thy own door!

Leave all thy burdens on his hands who can bear all,
and never look behind in regret.

Thy desire at once puts out the light from the lamp it touches with its breath.
It is unholy---take not thy gifts through its unclean hands.
Accept only what is offered by sacred love.