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    When the heat and motion of blind impulses and passions distract it on all sides, we can neither give nor receive anything truly. But when we find our centre in our soul by the power of self-restraint, by the force that harmonizes all warring element
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: power  soul  passion 
     
    Our responsibility is no longer to acquire, but to BE.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    God seeks comrades and claims love,The devil seeks slaves and claims obedience.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: devil  god 
     
    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
    tags: work  freedom  salvation 
     
    If God had so wished, he could have made all Indians speak one language... the unity of India has been and shall always be a unity in diversity.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: language  god  india 
     
    Perhaps the crescent moon smiles in doubt at being told that it is a fragment awaiting perfection.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: smile  doubt  perfection  moon 
     
    The echo mocks her origin to prove she is the original.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    Let it not be death but completeness. Let love melt into memory and pain into songs. Let the flight through the sky end in the folding of the wings over the nest. Let the last touch of your hands be gentle like the flower of the night. Stand still, O Beautiful End, for a moment, and say your last words in silence. I bow to you and hold up my lamp to light you on your way.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    He it is, the innermost one, who awakens my being with his deep hidden touches. He it is who puts his enchantment upon these eyes and joyfully plays on the chords of my heart in varied cadence of pleasure and pain.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: pain  heart  pleasure  eyes 
     
    He alone may chastise who loves.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: alone 
     
    Love's over brimming mystery joins death and life. It has filled my cup of pain with joy.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: death  pain  joy  mystery 
     
    Come oh come ye tea-thirsty restless ones - the kettle boils, bubbles and sings, musically.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    Plunge into the deep without fear, with the gladness of April in your heart.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: fear  heart  april 
     
    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
    tags: men  world  earth 
     
    Man is a rough-hewn and woman a finished product.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: men  women 
     
    Memory, the priestess, kills the present and offers its heart to the shrine of the dead past.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: heart  past  present  memory 
     
    Let the splendor of diamond, pearl and ruby vanish? Only let this one teardrop, this Taj Mahal, glisten spotlessly bright on the cheek of time, forever and ever.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: time  forever  diamond 
     
    for we women are not only the deities of the household fire, but the flame of the soul itself.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: women  soul  fire 
     
    It is no easy task to lead men. But it is easy enough to drive them.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: men 
     
    I am willing to serve my country, but my worship I reserve for Right which is far greater than my country. To worship my country as a god is to bring a curse upon it.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: right  god  worship 
     
    I never give answers. I lead on from one question to another. That is my leadership.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    Leave out my name from the gift if it be a burden, but keep my song.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: gift  song 
     
    Life's aspirations come in the guise of children.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: children  child 
     
    In the drowsy dark cave of the mind dreams build their nest with fragments dropped from day's caravan.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: dark  mind  dreams 
     
    Days come and ages pass, and it is ever he who moves my heart in many a name, in many a guise, in many a rapture of joy and of sorrow. Deliverance is not for me in renunciation. I feel the embrace of freedom in a thousand bonds of delight.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: freedom  heart  joy  sorrow  age 
     
    The greed for fruit misses the flower.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: greed  flowers 
     
    My Friend: Art thou abroad on this stormy night on thy journey of love, my friend? The sky groans like one in despair. I have no sleep tonight. Ever and again I open my door and look out on the darkness, my friend! I can see nothing before me. I wonder where lies thy path! By what dim shore of the ink-black river, by what far edge of the frowning forest, through what mazy depth of gloom art thou threading thy course to come to me, my friend?
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    Poems On Life: Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it. Let the dead have the immortality of fame, but the living the immortality of love. Life's errors cry for the merciful beauty that can modulate their isolation into a harmony with the whole. Life, like a child, laughs, shaking its rattle of death as it runs.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    Poems On Love Love adorns itself; it seeks to prove inward joy by outward beauty. Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom. Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it. Love's gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: beauty  freedom  joy  mystery  gift  poem 
     
    Life, like a child, laughs, shaking its rattle of death as it runs.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: children  death  child 
     
    Poems On Time The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. Time is a wealth of change, but the clock in its parody makes it mere change and no wealth. Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: time  moment  poem  dance  wealth  butterfly 
     
    Man is worse than an animal when he is an animal.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: animals  men 
     
    For the current of our spiritual life creeds, rituals and channels that may thwart or help, according to their fixity or openness. When a symbol or spiritual idea becomes rigidly elaborate in its construction, it supplants the idea which it should support.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: help  spiritual  ideas 
     
    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.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    Those who in this world have the courage to try and solve in their own lives new problems of life, are the ones who raise society to greatness.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    A message came from my youth of vanished days, saying, 'I wait for you among the quivering of unborn May, where smiles ripen for tears and hours ache with songs unsung.' It says, 'Come to me across the worn-out track of age, through the gates of death. For dreams fade, hopes fail, the fathered fruits of the year decay, but I am the eternal truth, and you shall meet me again and again in your voyage of life from shore to shore.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: death  truth  youth  smile  age  tears  saying  song  hope  dreams  year  fail 
     
    Power takes as ingratitude the writhing of its victims
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: power  victim 
     
    God finds himself by creating.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: god 
     
    In the mountain, stillness surges up to explore its own height In the lake, movement stands still to contemplate its own depth.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    The birds looked upon me as nothing but a man, quite a trifling creature without wings-and they would have nothing to do with me. Were it not so I would build a small cabin for myself among their crowd of nests and pass my days counting the sea waves.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: men 
     
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    rabindranath tagore
    Birth    : May 7, 1861
    Death  : August 7, 1941
    Occupation  : Author