Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

  • The weak can be terrible because they try furiously to appear strong.

  • A teacher can never truly teach unless he is still learning himself. A lamp can never light another lamp unless it continues to burn its own flame. The teacher who has come to the end of his subject, who has no living traffic with his knowledge but merely repeats his lesson to his students, can only load their minds, he cannot quicken them….

  • Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
    Where knowledge is free …..

  • It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.

  • Go not to the temple to put flowers upon the feet of God, first fill your own house with the fragrance of love. Go not to the temple to light candles before the altar of God, first remove the darkness of sin from your heart. Go not to the temple to bow down your head in prayer, first learn to bow in humility before your fellow men. Go not to the temple to pray on bended knees, first bend down to lift someone who is down trodden. Go not to the temple to ask for forgiveness for your sins, first forgive from your heart those who have sinned against you.

  • Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.

  • 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!

  • I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times,
    in life after life, in age after age forever.
    He who wants to do good, knocks at the gate;
    He who loves, finds the door open.

  • … let us unite, not in spite of our differences, but through them. For differences can never be wiped away, and life would be so much the poorer without them. Let all human races keep their own personalities, and yet come together, not in a uniformity that is dead, but in a unity that is living.

  • The main object of teaching is not to give explanations, but to knock at the doors of the mind.

  • 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.

  • The stars are not afraid to appear like fireflies.

  • If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.

  • Let me light my lamp”, says the star, “And never debate if it will help to remove the darkness

  • Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.

  • There is a moral law in this world which has its application both to individuals and organized bodies of men. You cannot go on violating these laws in the name of your nation, yet enjoy their advantage as individuals. We may forget truth for our conv

  • I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.

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

  • Thy infinite gifts come to me only on these very small hands of mine. Ages pass, and still thou pourest, and still there is room to fill.

  • The most important lesson that man can learn from life, is not that there is pain in this world, but that it is possible for him to transmute it into joy.

  • According to the true Indian view, our consciousness of the world, merely as the sum total of things that exist, and as governed by laws, is imperfect. But it is perfect when our consciousness realizes all things as spiritually one with it, and there

  • Discipline divorced from wisdom is not true discipline, but merely the meaningless following of custom, which is only a disguise for stupidity.

  • The problem is not how to wipe out all differences, but how to unite with all differences intact.

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

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