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    When he has the power to see things detached from self-interest and from the insistent claims of the lust of the senses, then alone can he have the true vision of the beauty that is everywhere.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: beauty  power  alone  true  lust  vision 
     
    The song I came to sing remains unsung to this day. I have spent my days in stringing and in unstringing my instrument. The time has not come true, the words have not been rightly set; only there is the agony of wishing in my heart . . .
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: time  heart  true  song 
     
    Man's freedom is never in being saved from troubles, but it is the freedom to take trouble for his own good, to make the trouble an element in his joy.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: freedom  joy 
     
    Say of him what you please, but I know my child's failings. I do not love him because he is good, but because he is my little child. How should you know how dear he can be when you try to weigh his merits against his faults? When I must punish him he becomes all the more a part of my being. When I cause his tears to come my heart weeps with him. I alone have a right to blame and punish, for he only may chastise who loves.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: children  heart  alone  right  tears  child 
     
    Oh, grant me my prayer, that I may never lose the touch of the one in the play of the many.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: prayer 
     
    Dreams can never be made captive.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: dreams 
     
    Let my thoughts come to you, when I am gone, like the afterglow of sunset at the margin of starry silence.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: thoughts  silence  gone 
     
    One who has never known the turbulence of life, in whom the petals of the mysterious flower within have never opened; such a one may seem happy, may seem a saint, his single track mind may impress the multitude with its power - but he is ill equipped for life's true adventure into the infinite.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: power  adventure  true  flowers  mind 
     
    Ah, thou hast made my heart captive in the endless meshes of thy music, my master!
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: heart  music 
     
    Blessed is he whose fame does not outshine his truth.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: truth  blessed  fame 
     
    This principle of opposites is at the very root of Creation, which is divided between the rule of the King and the Queen; Night and Day; the One and the Varied; the Eternal and the Evolving.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: creation  night  rules 
     
    The hours trip rapidly away, hiding their dreams in their skirts.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: dreams 
     
    My heart, the bird of the wilderness, has found its sky in your eyes. They are the cradle of the morning, they are the kingdom of the stars. My songs are lost in their depths. Let me but soar in that sky, in its lonely immensity. Let me but cleave its clouds and spread wings in its sunshine.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: heart  star  lost  eyes  sky  song  wings 
     
    The trees come up to my window like the yearning voice of the dumb earth
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: earth 
     
    It means that God's Creation has not its source in any necessity; it comes from his fullness of joy; it is his love that creates, therefore in Creation is his own revealment.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: creation  god 
     
    Joy is there everywhere; it is superfluous, unnecessary; nay, it very often contradicts the most peremptory behests of necessity. It exists to show that the bonds of law can only be explained by love; they are like body and soul. Joy is the realisation of the truth of oneness, the oneness of our soul with the world and of the world-soul with the supreme lover.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: truth  joy  world  soul  law  body  lover 
     
    The smile that flickers on a baby's lips when he sleeps- does anyone know where it was born? Yes, there is a rumor that a young pale beam of a crescent moon touched the edge of a vanishing autumn cloud, and there the smile was first born in the dream of a dew-washed morning.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: young  smile  moon  dreams 
     
    Let only that little be left of me whereby I may name thee my all. Let only that little be left of my will whereby I may feel thee on every side, and come to thee in everything, and offer to thee my love every moment. Let only that little be left of me whereby I may never hide thee. Let only that little of my fetters be left whereby I am bound with thy will, and thy purpose is carried out in my life-and that is the fetter of thy love.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: moment 
     
    I touch God in my songas the hill touched the far-away seawith its waterfall.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: god 
     
    YOU are the big drop of dew under the lotus leaf, I am the smaller one on its upper side,' said the dewdrop to the lake.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    To the birds you gave songs, the birds gave you songs in return. You gave me only a voice, yet asked for more, thus I sing.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: song 
     
    Everything has sprung from immortal life and is vibrating with life, for life is immense!
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: immortal 
     
    The world puts off its mask of vastness to its lover. It becomes small as one song, as one kiss of the eternal.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: world  song  lover  kiss 
     
    I have observed, on board a steamer, how men and women easily give way to their instinct for flirtation, because water has the power of washing away our sense of responsibility, and those who on land resemble the oak in their firmness behave like floating seaweed when on the sea.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    Thou hast made me endless, such is thy pleasure. This frail vessel thou emptiest again and again, and fillest it ever with fresh life.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: pleasure 
     
    Death belongs to life as birth does The walk is in the raising of the foot as in the laying of it down
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: death  birth 
     
    God is neither manifest nor hidden; He is neither revealed nor unrevealed; there are no words to tell that which He is. He is without form, without quality, without decay.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: god  quality 
     
    A dewdrop is a perfect integrity that has no filial memory of its parentage.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: integrity  memory 
     
    That I exist is a perpetual surprise which is life.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    It's far better to make people angry than to make them ashamed.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: people 
     
    There is a point where in the mystery of existence contradictions meet; where movement is not all movement and stillness is not all stillness; where the idea and the form, the within and the without, are united; where infinite becomes finite, yet not losing its infinity. If this meeting is dissolved, then things become unreal.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    Repentance is a gift of God's grace.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: grace  gift  god 
     
    The force of arms only reveals man s weakness.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: men  weakness 
     
    Life's fulfillment finds constant obstacles in its path; but those are necessary for the sake of its advance. The stream is saved from the sluggishness of its current by the perpetual opposition of the soil through which it must cut its way. The spirit of fight belongs to the genius of life.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: fight  genius  spirit 
     
    The significance which is in unity is an eternal wonder.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: wonder 
     
    O poor, unthinking human heart! Error will not go away, logic and reason are slow to penetrate.We cling with both arms to false hope, refusing to believe in the weightiest proofs against it, embracing it with all our strength. In the end it escapes, ripping our veins and draining our heart's blood; until, regaining consciousness, we rush to fall into snares of delusion all over again
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: heart  believe  human  logic  poor  hope  strength 
     
    The bird thinks it a favor to give the fish a lift in the air
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    Do not blame the food because you have no appetite.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: food 
     
    Bravery ceases to be bravery at a certain point, and becomes mere foolhardiness.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: bravery 
     
    In desperate hope I go and search for her in all the corners of my house. I find her not. My house is small and what once has gone from it can never be regained. But infinite is thy mansion, my lord, and seeking her I have come to thy door.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: gone  hope 
     
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    rabindranath tagore
    Birth    : May 7, 1861
    Death  : August 7, 1941
    Occupation  : Author