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#1. We sit inert, like dead specimens of some museum, while lessons are pelted at us from on high, like hailstones on flowers. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#2. The trees come up to my window like the yearning voice of the dumb earth - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#3. Oh, grant me my prayer, that I may never lose the touch of the one in the play of the many. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#4. Clothed in facts truth feels oppressed. In the garb of poetry it moves easy and free. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#5. The spirit of rejection finds its support in the consciousness of separateness; the spirit of acceptance finds its base in the consciousness of unity. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#6. O Beauty, find thyself in love, not in the flattery of thy mirror. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#7. When I stand before thee at the day's end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#8. Only those of tranquil minds, and none else, can attain abiding joy, by realizing within their souls the Being who manifests one essence in a multiplicity of forms. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#9. The weak can be terrible because they try furiously to appear strong. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#10. Alas, why are my nights all thus lost? Ah, why do I ever miss his
sight whose breath touches my sleep? - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#11. Whatever we treasure for ourselves separates us from others; our possessions are our limitations. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#12. Our music draws the listener away, beyond the limits of everyday human joys and sorrows, and takes us to that lonely region of renunciation which lies to the root of the universe, while European music leads us to a variegated dance through the endless rise and fall of human grief and joy. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#13. Someone spilled the ink on the canvas. Now boasts: "I painted the night". - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#14. Read books when you are free, read minds when you are'nt ... but do read ... - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#15. Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#16. Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#17. The more one lives alone on the river or in the open country, the clearer it becomes that nothing is more beautiful or great than to perform the ordinary duties of one's daily life simply and naturally. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#18. If life's journey be endless where is its goal? The answer is, it is everywhere. We are in a palace which has no end, but which we have reached. By exploring it and extending our relationship with it we are ever making it more and more our own. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#19. Yet what each one does is by no means of little moment. The grass has to put forth all its energy to draw sustenance from the uttermost tips of its rootlets simply to grow where it is as grass; it does not vainly strive to become a banyan tree; and so the earth gains a lovely carpet of green. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#20. happiness is like those stars. They don't cover all the darkness; there are gaps between. We make mistakes in life and we misunderstand, and yet there remain gaps through which truth shines. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#21. The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#22. In the drowsy dark cave of the mind dreams build their nest with fragments dropped from day's caravan. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#23. I have observed, on board a steamer, how men and women easily give way to their instinct for flirtation, because water has the power of washing away our sense of responsibility, and those who on land resemble the oak in their firmness behave like floating seaweed when on the sea. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#24. The food which I get by begging is divine." After I had thought over what she said, I understood her meaning. When we get our food precariously as alms, we remember God the giver. But when we receive our food regularly at home, as a matter of course, we are apt to regard it as ours by right. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#25. Of course, I'm dying to be about for ever so long. I'll ask the King to find me the polar star. I must have seen it often, but I don't know exactly which it is. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#26. Who are you, a hundred years from today, reading my poetry with curiosity? - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#27. These paper boats of mine are meant to dance on the ripples of hours, and not reach any destination. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#28. They come from my imagination; for, as you know, truth is silent, and it is imagination only which waxes eloquent. Reality represses the flow of feeling like a rock; imagination cuts out a path for itself. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#29. Essentially man is not a slave either of himself or of the world; but he is a lover. His freedom and fulfilment is in love, which is another name for perfect comprehension. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#30. What seems to be coming at you is really coming from you - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#31. Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#32. The great ocean, crooning its lullaby with one unceasing melody, lapped the island to sleep with a thousand soft touches of its wave's white hands. The - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#33. The stars are not afraid to appear like fireflies. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#34. India is there to unite all human races. Because of that reason in India we have not been given the unity of races. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#35. The highest mission of education is to help us to realise the inner principle of the unity of all knowledge and all the activities of our social and spiritual being. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#36. In the open world, all is change, all is life, all is movement. And he whoever moves and journeys with this life movement, dancing and playing on his flute as he goes, he is the true Renouncer. He is the true disciple of the minstrel Poet. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#37. Beauty is in the ideal of perfect harmony which is in the Universal Being; Truth the perfect comprehension of the Universal Mind. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#38. Where roads are made I lose my way.
In the wide water, in the blue sky there is no line of a track.
The pathway is hidden by the birds' wings, by the star-fires, by the flowers of the wayfaring seasons.
And I ask my heart if its blood carries the wisdom of the unseen way. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#39. I take pride in this great wall, and I plaster it with dust and sand lest a least hole should be left in this name; and for all the care I take I lose sight of my true being. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#40. The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#41. Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#42. If religion, instead of being the manifestation of a spiritual ideal, gives prominence to scriptures and external rites, then does it disturb the peace more than anything else. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#43. Death belongs to life as birth does
The walk is in the raising of the
foot as in the laying of it down - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#44. As a flower plucked from a tree gradually droops and shrivels, love that avoids the harsh realities of practical life cannot thrive on its own resources. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#45. It is in the very heart of our activity that we search for our goal. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#46. Free me as free is the forest fire, as is the thunder that laughs aloud and hurls defiance to darkness. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#47. We do not want nowadays temples of worship and outward rites and ceremonies. What we really want is an Asram. We want a place where the beauty of nature and the noblest pursuits of man are in a sweet harmony. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#48. Be not concerned about her heart, my heart: be content if the music is true, though the words are not to be believed; enjoy the grace that dances like a lily on the rippling, deceiving surface, whatever may lie beneath. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#49. In the mountain, stillness surges up to explore its own height In the lake, movement stands still to contemplate its own depth. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#50. For the worthy there are many rewards on God's earth, but God has specially reserved love for the unworthy. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#51. The echo mocks her origin to prove she is the original. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#52. The birds looked upon me as nothing but a man, quite a trifling creature without wings - and they would have nothing to do with me. Were it not so I would build a small cabin for myself among their crowd of nests and pass my days counting the sea waves. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#53. EITHER you have work or you have not. When you have to say, "Let us do something," then begins mischief. 172 - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#54. His love for me seemed to overflow my limits by its flood of wealth and service. But my necessity was more for giving than foe receiving; for love is a vagabond, who can make his flowers bloom in the wayside dust, better than in the crystal jars kept in the drawing-room. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#55. It means that God's Creation has not its source in any necessity; it comes from his fullness of joy; it is his love that creates, therefore in Creation is his own revealment. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#56. The delights of sight and hearing and touch will bear thy delight. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#57. He sent up his song towards the star-land out of his reach, where, circled with light, the planet who ruled his destiny shone unknown and out of ken. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#58. Age considers; youth ventures. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#59. I remember I once told him: 'Women's minds are so petty, so crooked!' 'Like the feet of Chinese women,' he replied. 'Has not the pressure of society cramped them into pettiness and crookedness? They are but pawns of the fate which gambles with them. What responsibility have they of their own? - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#60. The touch of an infinite mystery passes over the trivial and the familiar, making it break out into ineffable music ... The trees, the stars, and the blue hills ache with a meaning which can never be uttered in words. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#61. Life finds its wealth by the claims of the world, and its worth by the claims of love. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#62. The pious sectarian is proud because he is confident of his right of possession in God. The man of devotion is meek because he is conscious of God's right of love over his life and soul. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#63. Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.

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#64. It is no easy task to lead men. But it is easy enough to drive them. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#65. The hours trip rapidly away, hiding their dreams in their skirts. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#66. He who wants to do good, knocks at the gate; he who loves finds the gates open. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#67. In this world's endless time and boundless space One may be born at last to match my sovereign grace. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#68. He had come to the conclusion that, as the earth consisted of land and water, so human life was made up of eatings and beatings. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#69. YOU are the big drop of dew under the lotus leaf,
I am the smaller one on its upper side,'
said the dewdrop to the lake. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#70. The fundamental desire of life is the desire to exist. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#71. The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#72. come to the brink of eternity from which nothing can vanish - no hope, no happiness, no vision of a face seen through tears. Oh, dip my emptied life into that ocean, plunge it into the deepest fullness. Let me for once feel that lost sweet touch in the allness of the universe. Deity - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#73. Love adorns itself; it seeks to prove inward joy by outward beauty - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#74. What you are you do not see, what you see is your shadow. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#75. The speech of my heart will be carried on in murmurings of a song. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#76. On each race is laid the duty to keep alight its own lamp of mind as its part in the illumination of the world. To break the lamp of any people into deprive it of its rightful place in the world festival. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#77. At the immortal touch of thy hands my little heart loses its limits in joy and gives birth to utterance ineffable. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#78. Religion, like poetry, is not a mere idea, it is expression. The self-expression of God is in the endless variety of creation; and our attitude toward the Infinite Being must also in its expression have a variety of individuality ceaseless and unendi. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#79. The winds of grace are always blowing, but it is you that must raise your sails. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#80. Truth comes as conqueror only to those who have lost the art of receiving it as friend. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#81. Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#82. This I know ... That often when I sang, and drummed, and danced, I found my eternity. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#83. My useless life can only break out in tunes without a purpose. (#15) - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#84. Vanity is not like a horse or an elephant requiring expensive fodder. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#85. I am hidden in your heart, O Flower. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#86. I didn't write the history of my flight in the sky,,
still I flew for sheer joy. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#87. God seeks comrades and claims love,
The devil seeks slaves and claims obedience. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#88. I cannot tell why this heart languishes in silence. It is for small needs it never asks, or knows or remembers. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#89. The shroud that covers me is a shroud of dust and death; I hate it, yet hug it in love. My debts are large, my failures great, my shame secret and heavy; yet when I come to ask for my good, I quake in fear lest my prayer be granted. He - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#90. No king or emperor in the world had the power to keep captive this nonentity, - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#91. Asks the Possible of the Impossible, "Where is your dwelling-place?" "In the dreams of the Impotent," comes the answer. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#92. Repentance is a gift of God's grace. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#93. It was chilly weather. Through the window the rays of the sun touched my feet, and the slight warmth was very welcome. It was almost eight o'clock, and the early pedestrians were returning home with their heads covered. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#94. In fact, man has been able to make his pursuit of power easier to-day by his art of mitigating the obstructive forces that came from the higher region of his humanity. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#95. Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#96. I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#97. The biggest changes in a women's nature are brought by love; in man, by ambition - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#98. Don't limit a child to your own learning, for she was born in another time. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#99. The danger inherent in all force grows stronger when it is likely to gain success, for then it becomes temptation. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#100. Discipline divorced from wisdom is not true discipline, but merely the meaningless following of custom, which is only a disguise for stupidity. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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