Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 "because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West."Tagore modernised Bengali art by spurning rigid classical forms and resisting linguistic strictures.
Let this list of 59 quotations by the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore lead you to an inspirational day. Recharge yourself with motivational truth, love, life sayings, and satisfy your hunger for a better life.
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The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself.
What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real.
The truth comes as conqueror only because we have lost the art of receiving it as guest.
Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
If you shut the door to all errors, truth will be shut out.
The smile that flickers on baby's lips when he sleeps
Those who own much have much to fear.
Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it.
The realization of our soul has its moral and its spiritual side.
The moral side represents training of unselfishness, control of desire; the spiritual side represents sympathy and love. They should be taken together and never separated. The cultivation of the merely moral side of our nature leads us to the dark region of narrowness and hardness of heart, to the intolerant arrogance of goodness; and the cultivation of the merely spiritual side of our nature leads us to a still darker region of revelry in intemperance of imagination.
The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.
The greed of gain has no time or limit to its capaciousness.
Its one object is to produce and consume. It has pity neither for beautiful nature nor for living human beings. It is ruthlessly ready without a moment's hesitation to crush beauty and life out of them, molding them into money.
From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest.
Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.
I have become my own version of an optimist.
If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.
The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence.
We are hidden in ourselves, like a truth hidden in isolated facts.
When we know that this One in us is One in all, then our truth is revealed.
Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
Love does not claim possession but gives freedom.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
Trees are Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.
Facts are many, but the truth is one.
Love's gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted.
He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.
You have made me known to friends whom I knew not.
You have given me seats in homes not my own. You have brought the distant near and made a brother of the stranger... When one knows You, then there is no alien, and no door is shut.
Music fills the infinite between two souls.
Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.
It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle.
It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.
I am restless. I am athirst for faraway things. My soul goes out in a longing to touch the skirt of the dim distance. O Great Beyond, O the keen call of thy flute! I forget, I ever forget, that I have no wings to fly, that I am bound in this spot evermore.
Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.