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    [The poets' role is that of] capturing on their instruments the secret stir of life in the air and giving it voice in the music of prophecy
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: secret  giving  music  poet 
     
    Those who are near me do not know that you are nearer to me than they are Those who speak to me do not know that my heart is full with your unspoken words Those who crowd in my path do not know that I am walking alone with you Those who love me do not know that their love brings you to my heart
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: heart  alone  path 
     
    What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: soul  real  creative 
     
    Music fills the infinite between two souls. This has been muffled by the mist of our daily habits.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: soul  music 
     
    The water vessel, taken as a vessel only, raises the question, "Why does it exist at all?" Through its fitness of construction, it offers the apology for its existence. But where it is a work of beauty it has no question to answer; it has nothing to do, but to be.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    And it shall be my endeavour to reveal thee in my actions, knowing it is thy power gives me strength to act.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    O master poet, I have sat down at thy feet. Only let me make my life simple and straight, like a flute of reed for thee to fill with music.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: master  music  poet 
     
    Praise shames me, for I secretly beg for it.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: shame  praise 
     
    Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: conflict 
     
    Life finds its wealth by the claims of the world, and its worth by the claims of love.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: world  wealth  worth 
     
    Age considers; youth ventures.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: youth  age 
     
    when you came you cried and everybody smiled with joy; when you go smile and let the world cry for you.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: world  smile 
     
    I have on my table a violin string. It is free to move in any direction I like. If I twist one end, it responds; it is free. But it is not free to sing. So I take it and fix it into my violin. I bind it and when it is bound, it is free for the first time to sing.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: time 
     
    By touching you may kill, by keeping away you may possess.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    The potentiality of perfection outweighs actual contradictions... Existence in itself is here to prove that it cannot be an evil.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    To be constantly changing one's plans isn't decision at all-it's indecision.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: decision 
     
    that which is eternal within the moment only becomes shallow if spread out in time.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: time  moment 
     
    I have long been an ardent believer in the science of Homeopathy and I feel happy that it has got now a greater hold in India than even in the land of its origin. It is not merely a collection of a few medicines but a real science with a rational philosophy at its base. We require more scientific interest and inquiry into the matter with special stress upon the Indian environment
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    Asks the Possible of the Impossible, "Where is your dwelling-place?" "In the dreams of the Impotent," comes the answer.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: impossible  dreams 
     
    Work, especially good work, becomes easy only when desire has learned to discipline itself.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: desires  work  discipline 
     
    With begging and scrambling we find very little, but with being true to ourselves we find a great deal more.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: true 
     
    Give Me Strength This is my prayer to thee, my lord--strike, strike at the root of penury in my heart. Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows. Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service. Give me the strength never to disown the poor or bend my knees before insolent might. Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles. And give me the strength to surrender my strength to thy will with love.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: heart  joy  sorrow  service  poor  prayer  mind  strength 
     
    Whenever our life is stirred by truth, it expresses energy and comes to be filled, as it were, with a creative ardor. This consciousness of the creative urge is evidence of the force of truth on our mind.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: truth  energy  mind  creative 
     
    To the guests that must go, bid God's speed and brush away all traces of their steps.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: god 
     
    I am restless. I am athirst for faraway things. My soul goes out in a longing to touch the skirt of the dim distance. O Great Beyond, O the keen call of thy flute! I forget, I ever forget, that I have no wings to fly, that I am bound in this spot evermore.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: soul  longing  wings 
     
    I am ashamed of my emptiness," said the Word to the Work. "I know how poor I am when I see you," said the Work to the Word.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: work  poor 
     
    Truth reveals itself in beauty.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: beauty  truth 
     
    If it is necessary to die in order to live like men, what harm in dying?
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: men  live  die 
     
    Religion is not a fractional thing that can be doled out in fixed weekly or daily measures as one among various subjects in the school syllabus. It is the truth of our complete being, the consciousness of our personal relationship with the infinite.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    Those who draw their sustenance from science are blessed. It is for me to only derive an occasional pleasure. This is nothing worthy of conceit, but I am indeed touched by the joys. This book is an ode to such joys, a digest of my collections from various sources.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: joy  pleasure  blessed  book 
     
    There is no "next" after you are dead and gone from your own world.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: world  gone 
     
    We do not want nowadays temples of worship and outward rites and ceremonies. What we really want is an Asram. We want a place where the beauty of nature and the noblest pursuits of man are in a sweet harmony.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: beauty  nature  men  harmony  worship 
     
    When I think of ages past That have floated down the stream Of life and love and death, I feel how free it makes us To pass away.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: death  past  age 
     
    It dances today, my heart, like a peacock it dances, it dances. It sports a mosaic of passions like a peacock's tail, It soars to the sky with delight, it quests, Oh wildly, it dances today, my heart, like a peacock it dances.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: heart  sky  passion  dance 
     
    Music is the purest form of art... therefore true poets...seek to express the universe in terms of music. The singer has everything within him. The notes come out from his very life. They are not materials gathered from outside.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: true  music  universe 
     
    The soil in return for her service keeps the tree tied to her, the sky asks nothing and leaves it free.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: service  sky 
     
    Pessimism is a form of mental dipsomania; it disdains healthy nourishment, indulges in the strong drink of denunciation, and creates an artificial dejection which thirsts for a stronger draught.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: mental  strong  healthy 
     
    I ask my destiny - what power is this That cruelly drives me onward without rest? My destiny says, "Look round!" I turn back and see It is I myself that is ever pushing me from behind.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: power 
     
    Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: god 
     
    Faith is a bird that can see the light when it is dawn and starts singing in the dark.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: dark  faith 
     
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    rabindranath tagore
    Birth    : May 7, 1861
    Death  : August 7, 1941
    Occupation  : Author