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    The tragedy of human life consists in our vain attempts to stretch the limits of things which can never become unlimited, to reach the infinite by absurdly adding to the rungs of the ladder of the finite.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: human  tragedy 
     
    The Taj Mahal rises above the banks of the river like a solitary tear suspended on the cheek of time.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: time  tears 
     
    The artist is the lover of nature; therefore he is her slave and her master.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: master  lover  artist 
     
    You smiled and talked to me of nothing and I felt that for this I had been waiting long.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    No civilized society can thrive upon victims, whose humanity has been permanently mutilated.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: humanity  society  victim 
     
    The infinite being has assumed unto himself the mystery of finitude. And in him who is love the finite and the infinite are made one.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: mystery 
     
    The world has kissed my Soul with its pain, asking for its return in Songs.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: pain  world  soul  song 
     
    If religion, instead of being the manifestation of a spiritual ideal, gives prominence to scriptures and external rites, then does it disturb the peace more than anything else.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    If you shed tears when you miss the sun, you also miss the stars.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: star  tears 
     
    Life is perpetually creative because it contains in itself that surplus which ever overflows the boundaries of the immediate time and space, restlessly pursuing its adventure of expression in the varied forms of self-realization.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    Religion, like poetry, is not a mere idea, it is expression. The self-expression of God is in the endless variety of creation; and our attitude toward the Infinite Being must also in its expression have a variety of individuality ceaseless and unendi.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    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
    tags: youth  heart  young  mind  poetry  book 
     
    Perhaps the new dawn will come from this horizon, from the East where the sun rises; and then, unvanquished Man will retrace his path of conquest, despite all barriers, to win back his lost heritage.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: men  lost  path 
     
    Oh my only friend, my best beloved, the gates are open in my house-do not pass by like a dream.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: friends  dreams 
     
    Truth looks tawdry when she is overdressed.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: truth 
     
    Our scientific world is our world of reasoning. It has its greatness and uses and attractions. We are ready to pay homage due to it. But when it claims to have discovered the real world for us and laughs at the worlds of all simple-minded men, then we must say it is like a general grown intoxicated with his power, usurping the throne of his king
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    My debts are large, my failures great, my shame secret and heavy; yet I come to ask for my good, I quake in fear lest my prayer be granted.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: failure  fear  secret  shame  prayer 
     
    What you are you do not see, what you see is your shadow.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    Whatever we understand and enjoy in human products instantly becomes ours, wherever they might have their origin... Let me feel with unalloyed gladness that all the great glories of man are mine.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: men  human 
     
    Truth comes as conqueror only to those who have lost the art of receiving it as friend.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: truth  friends  lost 
     
    When we accept any discipline for ourselves, we try to avoid everything except that which is necessary for our purpose; it is this purposefulness, which belongs to the adult mind, that we force upon school children. We say, "Never keep your mind aler.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    It is the same life that emerges in joy through the dust of the earth into numberless waves of flower.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: joy  earth  flowers 
     
    Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: truth 
     
    Now it is time to sit quiet, face to face with thee, and to sing dedication of life in this silent and overflowing leisure.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: time  leisure 
     
    The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    Brahma was excessively sparing with earth, water, and fire.... The reckless expenditure of air and ether in his composition was amazing. And, in consequence, he perpetually struggled to outreach the wind, to outrun space itself. Other animals ran only when they had a reason, but the Horse would run for no reason whatever, as if to run out of his own skin.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    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.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: truth  facts 
     
    When I go from hence, let this be my parting word, that what I have seen is unsurpassable.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    A thorn can only be extracted if you know where it is.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    I leave no trace of wings in the air, but I am glad I have had my flight.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: wings 
     
    The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of its tail.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: sorry 
     
    Who are you, a hundred years from today, reading my poetry with curiosity?
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: reading  poetry  year 
     
    Men can only think. Women have a way of understanding without thinking. Woman was created out of God's own fancy. Man, He had to hammer into shape.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    He only has freedom who ideally loves freedom himself and is glad to extend it to others. He who cares to have slaves must chain himself to them. He who builds walls to create exclusion for others builds walls across his own freedom. He who distrusts freedom in others loses his moral right to it.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: freedom  right  care  morals 
     
    When you have once taken up a responsibility, you must see it through.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    At the immortal touch of thy hands my little heart loses its limits in joy and gives birth to utterance ineffable.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: heart  joy  immortal  birth 
     
    The speech of my heart will be carried on in murmurings of a song.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: heart  song  speech 
     
    The music of the far-away summer flutters around the Autumn seeking its former nest.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: summer  music 
     
    Grant me that I may not be a coward, feeling your mercy in my success alone; but let me find the grasp of your hand in my failure.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: failure  mercy  success 
     
    This little flute of a reed thou hast carried over hills and dales, and hast breathed through it melodies eternally new.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
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    rabindranath tagore
    Birth    : May 7, 1861
    Death  : August 7, 1941
    Occupation  : Author