Saturday, 8 April 2017

14 of the Best Rabindranath Tagore's Quotes on Life

Of all the authors I have read, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore probably has the most relatable type of stories. A Nobel Laureate, known mostly by the western countries for his collection of poems in Gitanjali; he has written some of the most beautiful prose and stories ever. Here, I have listed down some of Rabindranath Tagore’s most observant quotes on life.


“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.”


“Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.”


"Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark."


"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water."


"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough."


"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky."


"The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence."


"He who wants to do good knocks at the gate: he who loves finds the door open."


"Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come."


"Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror."


"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough."


"The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence."


"Love is an endless mystery, because there is no reasonable cause that could explain it."


"We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us."

If you have never read a Rabindranath Tagore’s book, you are not aware of what you have missed. Just pick up any of his works and you will not be disappointed. If you have read any of his stories, please do let me know your favourite quote or observation from Gurudev’s books.

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