Rabindranath Tagore

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

Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

  • ''“Let me light my lamp", says the star, "And never debate if it will help to remove the darkness” ''
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  • ''“Alas, why are my nights all thus lost? Ah, why do I ever miss his
    sight whose breath touches my sleep?”
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    ― Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali: Song Offerings
  • ''“These paper boats of mine are meant to dance on the ripples of hours, and not reach any destination.” ''
  • ''“Some day I shall sing to thee in the sunrise of some other world, I have seen thee before in the light of the earth, in the love of man.”
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    ― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds
  • ''“The echo mocks her origin to prove she is the original.”
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    ― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds
  • ''“Today I feel that I shall win through. I have come to the gateway of the simple; I am now content to see things as they are. I have gained freedom myself; I shall allow freedom to others. In my work will be my salvation.”
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    ― Rabindranath Tagore, The Home and the World
  • ''“that which is eternal within the moment only becomes shallow if spread out in time.”
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    ― Rabindranath Tagore, The Home and the World
  • ''“Ah, thou hast made my heart captive in the endless meshes of thy music, my master!”
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    ― Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali: Song Offerings
  • ''“The singer alone does not make a song,
    there has to be someone who hears.
    -Broken Song” ''
    ― Rabindranath Tagore, Selected Poems
  • ''“If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out.” ''

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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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