Top 50 Inspirational Quotes by Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore
(1861-1941) : Indian poet and philosopher who introduced Indian culture to the West and vice versa. Founded Shantiniketan which later became Viswabharati University. Wrote national anthems of both india and Bangladesh. Sonar Tari, Chaitali, Kalpana, Chitrangada, Gitanjali,Gitimalya, Balaka, Gora, Ghare Baire, Chhelebela, Bhanusinha Thakurer Padavali, Manasi; Nobel Prize 1913-the first Asian to get it.

In so many competitive examinations, the quotes related  questions of great persons are being asked frequently. Having this in the mind, here the collection of 50 quotes from the quotations of Rabindranath Tagore is given below.

1. Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
2. Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
3. God waits to win back his own flowers as gifts from man's hands.
4. It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.
5. Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
6. Not hammer-strokes, but dance of the water, sings the pebbles into perfection.
7. Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict.

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8. Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
9. The biggest changes in a women's nature are brought by love; in man, by ambition
10. The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself.
11. We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.
12. You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
13. What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real.
14. Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.
15. Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.
16. Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
17. He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.
18. I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
19. Love's gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted.
20. Music fills the infinite between two souls.
21. Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
22. We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
23. In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.
24. Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
25. The roots below the earth claim no rewards for making the branches fruitful.
26. Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
27. Love is an endless mystery, because there is no reasonable cause that could explain it.
28. The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous.
29. Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
30. I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
31. By plucking her petals you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
32. Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
33. The stars are not afraid to appear like fireflies.
34. You smiled and talked to me of nothing and I felt that for this I had been waiting long.
35. Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it.
36. Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
37. Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.
38. Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.
39. To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth.
40. We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.
41. Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
42. Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
43. If you shut the door to all errors, truth will be shut out.
44. Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.
45. Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.
46. Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.
47. If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
48. The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
49. A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
50. Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol.