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    My day is done, and I am like a boat drawn on the beach, listening to the dance-music of the tide in the evening.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: listening 
     
    Languages are jealous sovereigns, and passports are rarely allowed for travellers to cross their strictly guarded borders.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: language 
     
    If life's journey be endless where is its goal? The answer is, it is everywhere. We are in a palace which has no end, but which we have reached. By exploring it and extending our relationship with it we are ever making it more and more our own.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    Who are you, reader, reading my poems an hundred years hence? I cannot send you one single flower from this wealth of the spring, one single streak of gold from yonder clouds. Open your doors and look abroad. From your blossoming garden gather fragrant memories of the vanished flowers of an hundred years before. In the joy of your heart may you feel the living joy that sang one spring morning, sending its glad voice across a hundred years.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    Not hammer-strokes, but dance of the water, sings the pebbles into perfection.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: perfection  water  dance 
     
    The best kind of wealth is to give up inordinate desires.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: desires  wealth 
     
    Dark clouds become heaven's flowers when kissed by light.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: dark  flowers  heaven 
     
    Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: beauty  reality  eyes 
     
    The small wisdom is like water in a glass: clear, transparent, pure. The great wisdom is like the water in the sea: dark, mysterious, impenetrable.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: dark  water  wisdom 
     
    Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: freedom 
     
    In death the many become one; in life the one become many.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: death 
     
    The meaning of this is, that whomsoever we love, in him we find our own soul in the highest sense. The final truth of our existence lies in this. God, the Supreme Soul, is in me, as well as in my son, and my joy in my son is the realisation of this truth.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: truth  joy  meaning  lies  soul  existence  god  son 
     
    From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: children  child  god 
     
    We manage to swallow flesh only because we do not think of the cruel and sinful thing that we do. Cruelty... is a fundamental sin, and admits of no arguments or nice distinctions. If only we do not allow our heart to grow callous, it protests against cruelty, is always clearly heard; and yet we go on perpetrating cruelties easily, merrily, all of us - in fact, anyone who does not join in is dubbed a crank.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    If thou speakest not I will fill my heart with thy silence and endure it. I will keep still and wait like the night with starry vigil and its head bent low with patience. The morning will surely come, the darkness will vanish, and thy voice pour down in golden streams breaking through the sky. Then thy words will take wing in songs from every one of my birds' nests, and thy melodies will break forth in flowers in all my forest groves.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    The Great Morning which is for all, rises in the East.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    I am able to love my God because He gives me freedom to deny Him.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: freedom  god 
     
    Plant flowers in others' gardens and your life becomes a bouquet! Submitted by Lisa Letto, Coordinator, Nutrition Resource and Volunteer Centre, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy, I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    I'm lost in the middle of my birthday. I want my friends, their touch, with the earth's last love. I will take life's final offering, I will take the last human blessing.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: friends  human  earth  blessing  lost 
     
    Music is the purest form of art, and therefore the most direct expression of beauty, with a form and spirit which is one and simple, and least encumbered with anything extraneous. We seem to feel that the manifestation of the infinite in the finite forms of creation is music itself, silent and visible.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    I have read in books that we are called 'caged birds'. I cannot speak for others, but I had so much in this cage of mine that there was not room for it in the universe- at least that is what I then felt.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: book  read 
     
    Our self (Soul), as a form of God's joy, is deathless. For his joy is amritham, eternal bliss. We know that the life of a Soul, which is finite in its expression and infinite in its principle, must go through the portals of death in its journey to realize the infinite.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: death  joy  self  journey  soul  god 
     
    Let this be my last word, that I trust in thy love.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: trust 
     
    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
    tags: truth  silence  dark  water 
     
    Death's stamp gives value to the coin of life; making it possible to buy with life what is truly precious.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: death  value 
     
    Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    The singer alone does not make a song, there has to be someone who hears. -Broken Song
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: alone  song 
     
    Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge... At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: time  freedom  world  sleep  awake  india  year 
     
    The night kissed the fading day With a whisper: "I am death, your mother, From me you will get new birth."
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: death  night  mother 
     
    A butterfly flitting from flower to flower ever remains mine, I lose the one that is netted by me.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: flowers  butterfly 
     
    Facts are many, but the truth is one.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: truth  facts 
     
    Bees sip honey from flowers and hum their thanks when they leave. The gaudy butterfly is sure that the flowers owe thanks to him.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: flowers  honey  butterfly 
     
    Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: beauty  truth  smile 
     
    And because I love this life, I know I shall love death as well.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: death 
     
    And because I love this lifeI know I shall love death as wellThe child cries out whenFrom the right breast the motherTakes it away, in the very next momentTo find in the left oneIts consolation.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: children  death  right  child 
     
    Art awakens a sense of real by establishing an intimate relationship between our inner being and the universe at large, bringing us a consciousness of deep joy.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    The traveler has to knock at every alien door to come to his own, and one has to wander through all the outer worlds to reach the innermost shrine at the end.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: world 
     
    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.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    The higher nature in man always seeks for something which transcends itself and yet is its deepest truth; which claims all its sacrifice, yet makes this sacrifice its own recompense. This is man's dharma, man's religion, and man's self is the vessel.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: nature  men  self  sacrifice 
     
    Great suffering brings with it the power of great endurance. When sorrow is deepest all the forces of patience and courage are banded together to do their duty. So while we are cowards before petty troubles, great sorrows make us brave by rousing our truer manhood.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
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