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Rabindranath Tagore
May 6, 1861 - August 7, 1941
Nationality: Indian
Category: Poet
Subcategory: Indian Poet

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


We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.


We live in the world when we love it.


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.


Trees are Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.


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


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


Those who own much have much to fear.


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


Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.


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


What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real.


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


Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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