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Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore

Winner of the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature, Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian born poet, novelist, playwright, painter and musician. His groundbreaking work in literature and music changed the very face of Bengali culture. Tagore wrote his first poetry at the age of eight, and by 16, had published his first book of poetry. He was a fervent supporter of Indian independence. His written wo…

Date of Birth: May 07, 1861
Date of Death: August 07, 1941


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"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough." Rabindranath Tagore
As quoted in Civilization's quotations: life's ideal (2002) pg. 41 Tagore, a Bengali philosopher and Nobel laureate, used the butterfly as a symbol frequently. Other instances of butterfly usage by Tagore include, "The gaudy butterfly is sure that the flowers owe thanks to him," and "The little flower lies in the dust. It sought the path of the butterfly." Add Category or Author

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"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water." Rabindranath Tagore
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"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
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"In the world's audience hall, the simple blade of grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams, and the stars of midnight" Rabindranath Tagore
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"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." Rabindranath Tagore
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"By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower." Rabindranath Tagore
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"The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence." Rabindranath Tagore
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"Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on." Rabindranath Tagore
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"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark." Rabindranath Tagore
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"The object of education is to give man the unity of truth. Formerly, when life was simple, all the different elements of man were in complete harmony. But when there came the separation of the intellect from the spiritual and the physical, the school" Rabindranath Tagore
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"Let the dead have the immortality of fame, but the living the immortality of love." Rabindranath Tagore
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""Let me light my lamp", says the star, "And never debate if it will help to remove the darkness" Rabindranath Tagore
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"Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come." Rabindranath Tagore
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"He who wants to do good knocks at the gate; he who loves finds the gate open." Rabindranath Tagore
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"We [poets] set men free from their desires." Rabindranath Tagore
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"Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth, which is law." Rabindranath Tagore
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"If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out." Rabindranath Tagore
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"I believe that there is an ideal hovering over the earth, an ideal of that Paradise which is not the mere outcome of imagination, but the ultimate reality towards which all things are moving. I believe that this vision of Paradise is to be seen in th" Rabindranath Tagore
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"Love gives beauty to everything it touches. Not greed and utility; they produce offices, but not dwelling houses. To be able to love material things, to clothe them with tender grace, and yet not be attached to them, this is a great service. Providen" Rabindranath Tagore
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"God seeks comrades and claims love, the Devil seeksslaves and claims obedience." Rabindranath Tagore
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"Gross utility kills beauty. We now have all over the world huge production of things, huge organizations, huge administrations of empire - all obstructing the path of life. Civilization is waiting for a great consummation, for an expression of its so" Rabindranath Tagore
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