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50 Best Rabindranath Tagore Quotes and Sayings for Inspiration

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Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore was a poet, novelist, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer, and painter.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, he used Contextual Modernism to change Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art.

He is the author of Gitanjali’s “very sensitive, fresh, and beautiful verse,” and he was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.

Tagore’s poetic lyrics were considered mystical and mercurial, yet his “beautiful prose and magical poetry” are largely unknown outside of Bengal. “The Bard of Bengal,” as he is known, is a title he has earned.

We have handpicked a list of the top quotes from Rabindranath Tagore for you.


Best Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

1. “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

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2. “It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

3. “The roots below the earth claim no rewards for making the branches fruitful.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

4. “If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

5. “The small wisdom is like water in a glass: clear, transparent, pure. The great wisdom is like the water in the sea: dark, mysterious, impenetrable.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

6. “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).

7. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

8. “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.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

9. “We live in the world when we love it.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

10. “Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

11. “The greed for fruit misses the flower.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

12. “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

13. “The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

14. “A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

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15. “We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

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16. “The real friendship is like fluorescence, it shines better when everything has darken.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

17. “The stars are not afraid to appear like fireflies.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

18. “Love’s gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

19. “I have spent many days stringing and unstringing my instrument while the song I came to sing remains unsung.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

20. “Love is an endless mystery, because there is no reasonable cause that could explain it.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

21. “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).

22. “Music fills the infinite between two souls.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

23. “Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

24. “The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

25. “”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).

26. “Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

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27. “If you shed tears when you miss the sun, you also miss the stars.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

28. “To find God, you must welcome everything.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

29. “I am able to love my God because He gives me freedom to deny Him.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

30. “A lamp can only light another lamp when it continues to burn in its own flame.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

31. “Let life be beautiful like summer flowers and death like autumn leaves.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

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32. “Compliments win friends, honesty loses them.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

33. “Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

34. “Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

35. “Inspiration follows aspiration.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

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36. “I leave no trace of wings in the air, but I am glad I have had my flight.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

37. “Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

38. “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).

39. “You smiled and talked to me of nothing and I felt that for this I had been waiting long.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

40. “What you are you do not see, what you see is your shadow.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

41. “What is Art? It is the response of man’s creative soul to the call of the Real.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

42. “There is no “next” after you are dead and gone from your own world.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

43. “Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

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44. “All that is not given is lost.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

45. “When you have once taken up a responsibility, you must see it through.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

Short Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

46. “Merely to exist is not enough.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

47. “The biggest changes in a women’s nature are brought by love; in man, by ambition.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

48. “Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

49. “The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of its tail.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).

50. “Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict.” ~ (Rabindranath Tagore).


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Chandan Negi

I’m Chandan Negi, the Founder of Internet Pillar. I love sharing quotes and sayings to inspire and motivate people.
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