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Rabindranath Tagore Quotes
''“Let me light my lamp", says the star, "And never debate if it will help to remove the darkness” ''
''“Alas, why are my nights all thus lost? Ah, why do I ever miss his― Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali: Song Offerings
sight whose breath touches my sleep?”
''“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.”― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds
''“The echo mocks her origin to prove she is the original.”― 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.”― Rabindranath Tagore, The Home and the World
''“that which is eternal within the moment only becomes shallow if spread out in time.”― Rabindranath Tagore, The Home and the World
''“Ah, thou hast made my heart captive in the endless meshes of thy music, my master!”― Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali: Song Offerings
''“The singer alone does not make a song,― Rabindranath Tagore, Selected Poems
there has to be someone who hears.
-Broken Song” ''
''“If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out.” ''
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I thought that my voyage had come to its end
at the last limit of my power,---that the path before me was closed,
that provisions were exhausted
and the time come to take shelter in a silent obscurity.
But I find that thy will knows no end in me.
And when old words die out on the tongue,
new melodies break forth from the heart;
and where the old tracks are lost,
new country is revealed with its wonders.
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,