Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore FRAS (/rəˈbindrəˈnɑːt ˈtɑːɡɔːr/; Bengali pronunciation: [robind̪ro nat̪ʰ ʈʰakur]), also written Ravīndranātha Thākura (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. In translation his poetry was viewed as spiritual and mercurial; however, his "elegant prose and magical poetry" remain largely unknown outside Bengal. Sometimes referred to as "the Bard of Bengal", Tagore introduced new prose and verse forms and the use of colloquial language into Bengali literature, thereby freeing it from traditional models based on classical Sanskrit. He was highly influe... More

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Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

Rabindranath Tagore #Age

Age considers youth ventures.
Rabindranath Tagore #Art

What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real.
Rabindranath Tagore #Art

In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.
Rabindranath Tagore #Beauty #Smile #Truth

Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.
Rabindranath Tagore #Beauty

By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
Rabindranath Tagore #Inspirational #Life

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Rabindranath Tagore #Death

Death is not extinguishing the light it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
Rabindranath Tagore #Education #Learning #Time

Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
Rabindranath Tagore #Education #Life

The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
Rabindranath Tagore #Faith

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
Rabindranath Tagore #Fear

Those who own much have much to fear.
Rabindranath Tagore #Freedom

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.
Rabindranath Tagore #Freedom

We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.
Rabindranath Tagore #Friendship

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
Rabindranath Tagore #God

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
Rabindranath Tagore #God

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 #God

Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol.
Rabindranath Tagore #Good #Time

He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.
Rabindranath Tagore #Great #Truth

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 #Great

We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
Rabindranath Tagore #Life

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 #Love

Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.
Rabindranath Tagore #Freedom #Love

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
Rabindranath Tagore #Time

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
Rabindranath Tagore #Truth

Facts are many, but the truth is one.