Rabindranath tagore

Rabindranath Tagore was born in Jorasanko Thakurbari, Kolkata on 7 May 1861. His mother’s name was Sharda Devi and father’s name was Devendranath Tagore.

His early education took place in St. Xavier’s School. He wished to become a barrister, enrolled in a public in Bridgeton, England in 1878, and then studied at London University, but in 1880 he returned to his country without taking a degree. His wife was Mrinalini Devi in 1883.

Tagore’s mother died in childhood, his father was a businessman, so he was brought up by servants. From childhood, people started getting the impression of his amazing talent in poetry, verses and language. His first poem was written at the age of 8 and in 1877 his first short story was published in just 16 years.

Tagore was a poet, novelist, playwright, painter and philosopher dramatist essayist story writer composer educationist. Tagore was the first person in Asia to be awarded the Novel Prize. He is also known as Gurudev. He was an epoch-maker who revived the Indian cultural consciousness through Bengal literature. He is the only poet whose two compositions became the national anthem of two countries, the national anthem of India ‘Jana Gana Mana’ and the national anthem of Bangladesh ‘Amar Sonar Voila’ are the composition of the Gurudev.

Poetry of Ravindranath Tagore:  Songs of Bhanusimha Thakur (1884), The Ideal One (1890), The Golden Boat (1894), Song Offerings (Gitanjali) (1894), Wreath of Songs (1914), The Flight of Cranes (1916)

Drama: The Genius of Valmiki (1881), The Fatal Hunt (1882), The Play of Illusion (1888), The Sacrifice (1890), Chitrangada (1892) The King of the Dark Chamber (1910) The Post Office (1912) The Immovable (1912), The Waterfall (1922), Red Oleanders (1926), The Untouchable (1933)

Fiction: The Broken Nest (1901), Fair-Faced (1910), The Home and the World (1916), Crosscurrents (1929)

Nonfiction: My Reminiscences (1912), My Boyhood Days (1940)

Work in English: Thought Relics (1921)


forumessage has brought best collection of Rabindranath Tagore inspirational saying –

“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.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“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 downtrodden. Go not to the temple to ask for forgiveness for your sins, first forgive from your heart those who have sinned against you.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

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

“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free.” ~ 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, Rabindranath Tagore saying on education

“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.” ~ 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

“… 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.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“A lamp can only light another lamp when it continues to burn in its own flame.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“We cross infinity with every step; we meet eternity in every second.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Man is immortal; therefore he must die endlessly. For life is a creative idea; it can only find itself in changing forms” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“What you are you do not see, what you see is your shadow.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“The main object of teaching is not to give explanations, but to knock at the doors of the mind.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Dark clouds become heaven’s flowers when kissed by light.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Great suffering brings with it the power of great endurance. When sorrow is deepest all the forces of patience and courage are banded together to do their duty. So while we are cowards before petty troubles, great sorrows make us brave by rousing our truer manhood.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Wrong is wrong only when you are at liberty to choose.” ~ 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

“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. Let me not look for allies in life’s battlefield but to my own strength. Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved but hope for the patience to win my freedom. Grant me that I may not be a coward, feeling your mercy in my success alone; but let me find the grasp of your hand in my failure.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“The problem is not how to wipe out all differences, but how to unite with all differences intact.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Life itself is a strange mixture. We have to take it as it is, try to understand it, and then to better it.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

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

“Let this be my last word, that I trust in thy love.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Whatever we treasure for ourselves separates us from others; our possessions are our limitations.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“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, Rabindranath Tagore saying on love

“Most people believe the mind to be a mirror, more or less accurately reflecting the world outside them, not realizing on the contrary that the mind is itself the principal element of creation.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“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” ~ Rabindranath Tagore


Motivational Quotes which can inspire you from inside and help you to achieve satisfaction in you life.

“Let life be beautiful like summer flowers and death like autumn leaves.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Do not linger to gather flowers to keep them, but walk on, for flowers will keep themselves blooming all your way.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Great calm, generous detachment, selfless love, disinterested effort: these are what make for success in life. If you can find peace in yourself and can spread comfort around you, you will be happier than an empress.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

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

“Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“I am able to love my God because He gives me freedom to deny Him.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Set the bird’s wings with gold and it will never again soar in thesky.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Only in silence, I find myself. Life in the city is so hectic that you lose the right perspective. It’s important to know that our biggest resources are in our heart.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“To find God, you must welcome everything.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Discipline divorced from wisdom is not true discipline, but merely the meaningless following of custom, which is only a disguise for stupidity.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“The roots below the earth claim no rewards for making the branches fruitful.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“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 its 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!” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. In effect, the people who change our lives the most begin to sing to us while we are still in darkness. If we listen to their song, we will see the dawning of a new part of ourselves.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore , Rabindranath Tagore saying on faith

“These paper boats of mine are meant to dance on the ripples of hours, and not reach any destination.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Clouds come floating into my life from other days no longer to shed rain or usher storm but to give color to my sunset sky.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Compliments win friends, honesty loses them.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Man is worse than an animal when he is an animal.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“All that is not given is lost.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“The stars are not afraid to appear like fireflies.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“I’ve traveled all around the world to see the rivers and the mountains, and I’ve spent a lot of money. I have gone to great lengths, I have seen everything, but I forgot to see just outside my house a dewdrop on a little blade of grass, a dewdrop which reflects in its convexity the whole universe around you.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Let my doing nothing when I have nothing to do, become untroubled in its depth of peace, like the evening in the seashore when the water is silent.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Those who own much have much to fear.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Inspiration follows aspiration.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“The truth comes as conqueror only because we have lost the art of receiving it as guest.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“For many years, at great cost, I traveled through many countries, saw the high mountains, the oceans. The only things I did not see were the sparkling dewdrops in the grass just outside my door.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Love gives beauty to everything it touches.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“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.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“While God waits for His temple to be built of love, men bring stones.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“Men can only think. Women have a way of understanding without thinking. Woman was created out of God’s own fancy. Man, He had to hammer into shape.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“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

“Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

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