rabindranath tagore quotations

Rabindranath Tagore was a famous Indian philosopher, poet, artist, and painter. He was born on 7 May 1861 in Calcutta (Died 7 August 1941). he was first Indian to be awarded Nobel Prize in Literature for his collection Gitanjali which published in London. Rabindranath Tagore may inspire you to think creatively.

Rabindranath Tagore not only wrote many poems but he also composed the national anthem of India Jana Gana Mana. He is also known as Kabiguru, Gurudev, and Biswakabi by his sobriquets.

Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali poet who recast Bengali music in the 19th and 20th centuries. Rabindranath Tagore is still alive through his poems, music, quotes and sayings which may inspire you to be a great patriotic and creative person. He had many other skills that’s why he is also known as man with many skills.

Here are the Rabindranath Tagore Quotes on success, life, and love

1. “The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.” – Rabindranath Tagore

2. “Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for she was born in another time.” – Rabindranath Tagore

3. “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” – Rabindranath Tagore

4. “Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” – Rabindranath Tagore

5. “The biggest changes in a women’s nature are brought by love; in man, by ambition” – Rabindranath Tagore 

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6. “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” – Rabindranath Tagore

7. “Don’t limit a child to your own learning.” – Rabindranath Tagore

8. “We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.” – Rabindranath Tagore

9. “When you came you cried and everybody smiled with joy; when you go smile and let the world cry for you.” – Rabindranath Tagore

10. “Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.” – Rabindranath Tagore

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11. “Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.” – Rabindranath Tagore

12. “Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.”  – Rabindranath Tagore

13. “Men can only think. Women have a way of understanding without thinking. The woman was created out of God’s own fancy. Man, He had to hammer into shape.” – Rabindranath Tagore

14. “It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.” – Rabindranath Tagore

15. “The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.” – Rabindranath Tagore

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16. “I have spent many days stringing and unstringing my instrument while the song I came to sing remains unsung” – Rabindranath Tagore

17. “We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.” – Rabindranath Tagore

18. “Facts are many, but the truth is one.” – Rabindranath Tagore

19. “Let my thoughts come to you, when I am gone, like the afterglow of sunset at the margin of starry silence.” – Rabindranath Tagore

20 “It is very simple to be happy but it is very difficult to be simple.” – Rabindranath Tagore

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21. “The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.” – Rabindranath Tagore

22. “The roots below the earth claim no rewards for making the branches fruitful.” – Rabindranath Tagore

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23. “Once we dreamt that we were strangers. We wake up to find that we were dear to each other.” – Rabindranath Tagore

24. “God waits to win back his own flowers as gifts from man’s hands.” – Rabindranath Tagore

25. “Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.” – Rabindranath Tagore

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26. “The stars are not afraid to appear like fireflies.” – Rabindranath Tagore

27. “Power said to the world, “You are mine.” The world kept it prisoner on her throne. Love said to the world, “I am thine.” The world gave it the freedom of her house.” – Rabindranath Tagore

28. “Let us not be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.” – Rabindranath Tagore

29. “Great calm, generous detachment, selfless love, the 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.” – Rabindranath Tagore

30. “Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love” – Rabindranath Tagore

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31. “The young student sits with his head bent over his books, and his mind straying in youth’s dreamland; where prose is prowling on the desk and poetry hiding in the heart.” .” – Rabindranath Tagore

32. “Death belongs to life as birth does The walk is in the raising of the foot as in the laying of it down.” – Rabindranath Tagore

33. “Deliverance is not for me in renunciation. I feel the embrace of freedom in a thousand bonds of delight.” – Rabindranath Tagore

34. “Inspiration follows aspiration.” – Rabindranath Tagore

35. “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.” – Rabindranath Tagore

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36. “That side of our existence whose direction is towards the infinite seeks not wealth, but freedom and joy.” – Rabindranath Tagore

37. “Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” – Rabindranath Tagore

38. “We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.” – Rabindranath Tagore

39. “Life’s fulfillment finds constant obstacles in its path, but those are necessary for the sake of its advance. The stream is saved from the sluggishness of its current by the perpetual opposition of the soil through which it must cut its way. The spirit of fight belongs to the genius of life.” – Rabindranath Tagore

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40. “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” – Rabindranath Tagore

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41. “Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.” – Rabindranath Tagore

42. “Age considers; youth ventures.” – Rabindranath Tagore

43. “If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out.” – Rabindranath Tagore

44. “Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.” – Rabindranath Tagore

45. “The Taj Mahal rises above the banks of the river like a solitary tear suspended on the cheek of time.” – Rabindranath Tagore

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46. “We live in the world when we love it.” – Rabindranath Tagore

47. “In Art, a man reveals himself and not his objects.” – Rabindranath Tagore

48. “The greed for fruit misses the flower.” – Rabindranath Tagore

49. “He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.” – Rabindranath Tagore

50. “The most important lesson that man can learn from life, is not that there is pain in this world, but that it is possible for him to transmute it into joy.” – Rabindranath Tagore

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51. “The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.” – Rabindranath Tagore

52. “Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free.” – Rabindranath Tagore

53. “The fish in the water is silent, the animals on the earth is noisy, the bird in the air is singing. But man has in him the silence of the sea, the noise of the earth and the music of the air.” – Rabindranath Tagore

54. “Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free” – Rabindranath Tagore

55. “Love’s over brimming mystery joins death and life. It has filled my cup of pain with joy.” – Rabindranath Tagore

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56. “Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.” – Rabindranath Tagore

57. “Stray birds of summer come to my window to sing and fly away. And yellow leaves of autumn, which have no songs, flutter and fall there with a sigh.” – Rabindranath Tagore

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58. “By plucking her petals you do not gather the beauty of the flower.” – Rabindranath Tagore

59. “The little flower lies in the dust. It sought the path of the butterfly.” – Rabindranath Tagore

60. “The Stronger is the imagination the less imaginary it is” – Rabindranath Tagore

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61. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore


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