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    Discipline divorced from wisdom is not true discipline, but merely the meaningless following of custom, which is only a disguise for stupidity.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: water 
     
    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
    tags: meaning  knowing 
     
    Love is when the soul starts to sing and the flowers of your life bloom on their own.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: soul  flowers 
     
    To find God, you must welcome everything.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: god 
     
    Only in silence I find myself. Life in the city is so hectic that you lose the right perspective. It's important to know that our biggest resources are in our heart.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    Love is an endless mystery, because there is no reasonable cause that could explain it.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: mystery 
     
    Overstraining is the enemy of accomplishment. Calm strength that arises from a deep and inexhaustible source is what brings success.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: dark  faith 
     
    Do not say, 'It is morning,' and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: children  time  child 
     
    Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: pain  heart 
     
    The newer people of this modern age are more eager to amass than to realize.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: people  age 
     
    Man goes into the noisy crowd to drown his own clamor of silence.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: men  silence 
     
    The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: joy  world  earth  night  flowers  dance 
     
    Set the bird's wings with gold and it will never again soar in thesky.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: wings 
     
    Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: fearless  danger  pray 
     
    My dearest life, I know you are not mine forever; but do love me even if it's for this moment. After that I shall vanish into the forest where you cast me, I won't ask anyone for anything again. Give me something that can last me till I die.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: moment  die 
     
    Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: truth  heart  reality  lies  creation 
     
    Once we dreamt that we were strangers. We wake up to find that we were dear to each other.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    The touch of an infinite mystery passes over the trivial and the familiar, making it break out into ineffable music... The trees, the stars, and the blue hills ache with a meaning which can never be uttered in words.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: meaning  mystery  star  music 
     
    We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: freedom 
     
    Those who think to reach God by running away from the world, when and where do they expect to meet him? We are reaching him here in this very spot, now at this very moment.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: world  moment  running  god 
     
    Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: sky  rain 
     
    Life itself is a strange mixture. We have to take it as it is, try to understand it, and then to better it.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    Whatever we treasure for ourselves separates us from others; our possessions are our limitations.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    Children are living beings - more living than grown-up people who have built shells of habit around themselves. Therefore it is absolutely necessary for their mental health and development that they should not have mere schools for their lessons, but a world whose guiding spirit is personal love.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    You are invited to the festival of this world and your life is blessed.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: world  blessed 
     
    Do not linger to gather flowers to keep them, but walk on, for flowers will keep themselves blooming all your way.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: flowers 
     
    The fundamental desire of life is the desire to exist.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    And, indeed, what little of beauty and peace is to be found in the societies of men is owing to the daily performance of small duties, not to big doings and fine talk.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: beauty  men  peace  society 
     
    The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: flowers  envy 
     
    Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. In effect, the people who change our lives the most begin to sing to us while we are still in darkness. If we listen to their song, we will see the dawning of a new part of ourselves.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: people  live  darkness  dark  song  faith 
     
    The earth paints a portrait of the sun at dawn with sunflowers in bloom. Unhappy with the portrait, she erases it and paints it again and again.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: earth 
     
    Great calm, generous detachment, selfless love, 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
    tags: peace  comfort  success 
     
    For many years, at great cost, I traveled through many countries, saw the high mountains, the oceans. The only things I did not see were the sparkling dewdrops in the grass just outside my door.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: ocean  year 
     
    Men are cruel, but Man is kind.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: men 
     
    Drunk with the joy of singing I forget myself and call thee friend who art my lord.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: joy  friends 
     
    We live in the world when we love it.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: live  world 
     
    If someone smells a flower and says he does not understand, the reply to him is: there is nothing to understand, it is only a scent. If he persists, saying: that I know, but what does it all mean? Then one has either to change the subject, or make it more abstruse by saying that the scent is the shape which the universal joy takes in the flower.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: joy  saying  flowers 
     
    The meaning of our self is not to be found in its separateness from God and others, but in the ceaseless realization of yoga, of union; not on the side of the canvas where it is blank, but on the side where the picture is being painted.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: meaning  self  realization  god 
     
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