Rabindranath Tagore, sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped his region’s literature and music.The first Asian poet to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature – for his ground breaking work – Gitanjali.
Born: May 7, 1861, Kolkata
Died: August 7, 1941, Jorasanko Thakur Bari



“If you shut the door to all errors, truth will be shut out.”

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

“Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.”

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

“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.”

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

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

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

“Love’s gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted.”

“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”

“I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.”

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”

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

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

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

“The small wisdom is like water in a glass:
clear, transparent, pure.
The great wisdom is like the water in the sea:
dark, mysterious, impenetrable.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”

“By plucking her petals you do not gather the beauty of the flower.”

“Music fills the infinite between two souls”

“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.”

“Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.”

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


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