64 Rabindranath Tagore Quotes On Love, Education, Life

Rabindranath Tagore FRAS was a Bengali poet, writer, composer, philosopher, social reformer, and painter. He reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of the “profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse” of Gitanjali, he became in 1913 the first non-European as well as the first lyricist to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Tagore’s poetic songs were viewed as spiritual and mercurial; however, his “elegant prose and magical poetry” remain largely unknown outside Bengal. He is sometimes referred to as “the Bard of Bengal”. These Rabindranath Tagore quotes will motivate you.

Best Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

  1. “A teacher can never truly teach unless he is still learning himself. A lamp can never light another lamp unless it continues to burn its own flame. The teacher who has come to the end of his subject, who has no living traffic with his knowledge but merely repeats his lesson to his students, can only load their minds, he cannot quicken them.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  2. “It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  3. “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
  4. “Go not to the temple to put flowers upon the feet of God, first fill your own house with the fragrance of love. Go not to the temple to light candles before the altar of God, first remove the darkness of sin from your heart. Go not to the temple to bow down your head in prayer, first learn to bow in humility before your fellow men. Go not to the temple to pray on bended knees, first bend down to lift someone who is downtrodden. Go not to the temple to ask for forgiveness for your sins, first forgive from your heart those who have sinned against you.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore”Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  5. “Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

  6. “The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore , Rabindranath Tagore quotes on education
  7. “The most important lesson that man can learn from life, is not that there is pain in this world, but that it is possible for him to transmute it into joy.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  8. “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  9. “If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  10. “… let us unite, not in spite of our differences, but through them. For differences can never be wiped away, and life would be so much the poorer without them. Let all human races keep their own personalities, and yet come together, not in a uniformity that is dead, but in a unity that is living.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  11. “Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

  12. “A lamp can only light another lamp when it continues to burn in its own flame.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  13. “We cross infinity with every step; we meet eternity in every second.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  14. “Man is immortal; therefore he must die endlessly. For life is a creative idea; it can only find itself in changing forms” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  15. “What you are you do not see, what you see is your shadow.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  16. “The main object of teaching is not to give explanations, but to knock at the doors of the mind.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  17. “Dark clouds become heaven’s flowers when kissed by light.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  18. “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
  19. “Wrong is wrong only when you are at liberty to choose.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

  20. “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
  21. “Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it. Let me not look for allies in life’s battlefield but to my own strength. Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved but hope for the patience to win my freedom. 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
  22. “The problem is not how to wipe out all differences, but how to unite with all differences intact.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  23. “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 , Rabindranath Tagore quotes on life
  24. “Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  25. “Let this be my last word, that I trust in thy love.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

  26. “Whatever we treasure for ourselves separates us from others; our possessions are our limitations.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  27. “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
  28. “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 , Rabindranath Tagore quotes on love
  29. “Most people believe the mind to be a mirror, more or less accurately reflecting the world outside them, not realizing on the contrary that the mind is itself the principal element of creation.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  30. “There is a moral law in this world which has its application both to individuals and organized bodies of men. You cannot go on violating these laws in the name of your nation, yet enjoy their advantage as individuals. We may forget truth for our conv” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  31. “Let life be beautiful like summer flowers and death like autumn leaves.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

  32. “Do not linger to gather flowers to keep them, but walk on, for flowers will keep themselves blooming all your way.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  33. “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
  34. “The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  35. “Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  36. “I am able to love my God because He gives me freedom to deny Him.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  37. “Set the bird’s wings with gold and it will never again soar in thesky.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

  38. “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
  39. “To find God, you must welcome everything.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  40. “Discipline divorced from wisdom is not true discipline, but merely the meaningless following of custom, which is only a disguise for stupidity.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  41. “The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  42. “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  43. “The roots below the earth claim no rewards for making the branches fruitful.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

  44. “Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high, where knowledge is free. Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls. Where words come out from the depth of truth, where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection. Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit. Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action. In to that heaven of freedom, my father, LET MY COUNTRY AWAKE!” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  45. 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 , Rabindranath Tagore quotes on faith
  46. “These paper boats of mine are meant to dance on the ripples of hours, and not reach any destination.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  47. “Clouds come floating into my life from other days no longer to shed rain or usher storm but to give color to my sunset sky.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  48. “Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  49. “Compliments win friends, honesty loses them.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

  50. “Man is worse than an animal when he is an animal.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  51. “All that is not given is lost.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  52. “The stars are not afraid to appear like fireflies.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  53. “I’ve traveled all around the world to see the rivers and the mountains, and I’ve spent a lot of money. I have gone to great lengths, I have seen everything, but I forgot to see just outside my house a dewdrop on a little blade of grass, a dewdrop which reflects in its convexity the whole universe around you.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  54. “Let my doing nothing when I have nothing to do, become untroubled in its depth of peace, like the evening in the seashore when the water is silent.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  55. “Those who own much have much to fear.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  56. Inspiration follows aspiration.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

  57. “The truth comes as conqueror only because we have lost the art of receiving it as guest.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  58. “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
  59. “Love gives beauty to everything it touches.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  60. “Patriotism cannot be our final spiritual shelter; my refuge is humanity. I will not buy glass for the price of diamonds, and I will never allow patriotism to triumph over humanity as long as I live.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  61. “While God waits for His temple to be built of love, men bring stones.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  62. “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
  63. “If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door- or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
  64. “Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

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