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Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Rabindranath Tagore.

Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Related topics: Inspirational Spiritual Nature

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

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

 

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

You can't cross the sea merely by
standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

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The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

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

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

We come nearest to the great
when we are great in humility.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The burden of the self is lightened when I laugh at myself.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love ... waits to be accepted.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

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.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Facts are many, but the truth is one.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

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

Love's gift cannot be given,
it waits to be accepted.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Those who own much have much to fear.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

We live in the world when we love it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Everything comes to us that belongs to us
if we create the capacity to receive it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us.
Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle.
It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.
- Rabindranath Tagore

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand
with a grip that kills it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If you shut the door to all errors,
truth will be shut out.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Do not say, "It is morning,"
and dismiss it with a name of yesterday.
See it for the first time
as a newborn child that has no name.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We try to realize the essential unity of the world
with the conscious soul of man;
we learn to perceive the unity held together
by the one Eternal Spirit,
whose power creates the earth, the sky, and the stars,
and at the same time irradiates our mind.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is an endless mystery,
for it has nothing else to explain it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds
her own face in a perfect mirror.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The meaning of our self is not to be found
in its separateness from God and others,
but in the ceaseless realization of yoga, of union.
- Rabindranath Tagore

By plucking her petals,
you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

Music fills the infinite between two souls.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The fact that I exist is a perpetual surprise.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil
is no freedom for the tree.
- Rabindranath Tagore

He who is too busy doing good
finds no time to be good.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

Every creature is better alive than dead,
men and moose and pine trees,
and he who understands it aright
will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
- Henry David Thoreau

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
- Winston Churchill

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind,
going and coming like ourselves,
traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day,
and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
- John Muir

I thank you God for this most amazing day,
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and for the blue dream of sky
and for everything which is natural,
which is infinite, which is yes.
- e. e. cummings

Today's acorns grow into the oak trees of thirty years hence.
But what acorns are we sowing today?
Imagine what an acorn-sized bit of prejudice or hatred would grow into.
Imagine what an acorn-sized bit of pollution can become.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God has cared for these trees,
saved them from drought, disease, avalanches,
and a thousand tempests and floods.
But he cannot save them from fools.
- John Muir

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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