Quotes by: Rabindranath Tagore
Tagore (c. 1925)
7 May 1861
||7 August 1941
||Gitanjali, Gora, Ghare-Baire, Jana Gana Mana, Rabindra Sangeet, Amar Shonar Bangla (other works)
||Nobel Prize in Literature
||Mrinalini Devi (m. 1883–1902)
||5 (two of whom died in childhood)
Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol.
I have become my own version of an optimist. 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.
What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real.
Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest.
Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.
Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.