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Rabindranath Tagore Quotes
''“Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come. ”― Rabindranath Tagore
''“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.”― Rabindranath Tagore, The Home and the World
''“Oh my only friend, my best beloved, the gates are open in my― Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali: Song Offerings
house—do not pass by like a dream.”
''“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.”― Rabindranath Tagore, Collected Poems and Plays of Rabindranath Tagore
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I wish I could take a quiet corner in the heart of my baby's very
I know it has stars that talk to him, and a sky that stoops
down to his face to amuse him with its silly clouds and rainbows.
Those who make believe to be dumb, and look as if they never
could move, come creeping to his window with their stories and with
trays crowded with bright toys.
I wish I could travel by the road that crosses baby's mind,
and out beyond all bounds;
Where messengers run errands for no cause between the kingdoms
of kings of no history;
The Last Bargain
"Come and hire me," I cried, while in the morning I was walking on the stone-paved road.
Sword in hand, the King came in his chariot.
He held my hand and said, "I will hire you with my power."
But his power counted for nought, and he went away in his chariot.
In the heat of the midday the houses stood with shut doors.
I wandered along the crooked lane.
An old man came out with his bag of gold.
He pondered and said, "I will hire you with my money."