Rabindranath Tagore quotes page 2
God, the Great Giver, can open the whole universe to our gaze in the narrow space of
We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
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.
Civilisation must be judged and prized, not by the amount of power it has developed,
how much it has evolved and given expression to, by its laws and institutions, the love of
Let this be my last word, that I trust in thy love.
This is the ultimate end of man, to find the One which is in him; which is his
truth, which is
his soul; the key with which he opens the gate of the spiritual life, the heavenly kingdom.
Inspiration follows aspiration.
God seeks comrades and claims love, the Devil seeks slaves and claims obedience.
Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
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
If you shut your door to all errors, truth will be shut out.
Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame
When we rejoice in our fullness, then we can part with out fruits with joy.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to
add color to
my sunset sky.
It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.
The best of us still have our aspirations for the supreme goals of life, which is so
by prosperous people who now control the world. We still believe that the world has a deeper
meaning than what is apparent, and that therein the human soul finds its ultimate harmony and
peace. We still know that only in spiritual wealth does civilization attain its end, not in a prolific
production of materials, and not in the competition of intemperate power with power.
Facts are many, but the truth is one.
When we define a man by the market value of the service we can expect of him, we
When old words die out on the tongue, new melodies break forth from the heart; and
old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders.
Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when
the dawn is still dark.
Children are living beings - more living than grown-up people who have built shells
around themselves. Therefore it is absolutely necessary for their mental health and
development that they should not have mere schools for their lessons, but a world whose
guiding spirit is personal love.
We gain freedom when we have paid the full price for our
right to live.
The progress of our soul is
like a perfect poem. It has an infinite idea which once realised
makes all movements full of meaning and joy. But if we detach its movements from that
ultimate idea, if we do not see the infinite rest and only see the infinite motion, then existence
appears to us a monstrous evil, impetuously rushing towards an unending aimlessness.
The tendency in modern civilization is to make the world
uniform… Let the mind be universal.
The individual should not be sacrificed.
Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your
Man goes into the noisy crowd to drown his own clamour of silence.
Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
Let the dead have the immortality of fame, but the
living the immortality of love.
We live in the world when we love it.