"You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water." — Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

Rabindranath Tagore Quotes – 25 The Best Ones

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

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

“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 (Collected Poems and Plays of Rabindranath Tagore)

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”
— Rabindranath Tagore

“It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.”
— Rabindranath Tagore

“Love’s gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted.”
— Rabindranath Tagore

“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.”
— Rabindranath Tagore

“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”
— Rabindranath Tagore

“Unending Love

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times…
In life after life, in age after age, forever.
My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs,
That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms,
In life after life, in age after age, forever.

Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, it’s age old pain,
It’s ancient tale of being apart or together.
As I stare on and on into the past, in the end you emerge,
Clad in the light of a pole-star, piercing the darkness of time.
You become an image of what is remembered forever.

You and I have floated here on the stream that brings from the fount.
At the heart of time, love of one for another.
We have played along side millions of lovers,
Shared in the same shy sweetness of meeting,
the distressful tears of farewell,
Old love but in shapes that renew and renew forever.

Today it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you
The love of all man’s days both past and forever:
Universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life.
The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours –
And the songs of every poet past and forever.”
— Rabindranath Tagore (Selected Poems)

“I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.”
— Rabindranath Tagore

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

“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

“Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for she was born in another time.”
— Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of
Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.”
— Rabindranath Tagore

“Most people believe the mind to be a mirror, more or less accurately reflecting the world outside them, not realizing on the contrary that the mind is itself the principal element of creation.”
— Rabindranath Tagore

“By plucking her petals you do not gather the beauty of the flower.”
— Rabindranath Tagore (Stray Birds)

“Where the mind is without fear
and the head is held high,
where knowledge is free.
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls.
Where words come out from the depth of truth,
where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection.
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost it’s way
into the dreary desert sand of dead habit.
Where the mind is led forward by thee
into ever widening thought and action.
In to that heaven of freedom, my father,
LET MY COUNTRY AWAKE!”
— Rabindranath Tagore (Gitanjali)

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

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

“We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.”
— Rabindranath Tagore (Stray Birds)

“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.”
— Rabindranath Tagore

“Music fills the infinite between two souls”
— Rabindranath Tagore

“The biggest changes in a women’s nature are brought by love; in man, by ambition”
— Rabindranath Tagore

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