Favorite Quotations Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore: An Anthology

"We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us." ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Tagore on inspiration

The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.

Man discovers his own wealth when God comes to ask gifts of him.

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

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

The spirit of rejection finds its support in the consciousness of separateness; the spirit of acceptance finds its base in the consciousness of unity.

Nature shut her hands and laughingly asked every day, “What have I got inside?” and nothing seemed impossible.

Do not say, "It is morning," and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.

The world speaks to me in colors, my soul answers in music.

Men are cruel, but Man is kind.

Freedom in the mere sense of independence is meaningless. Perfect freedom lies in the harmony of relationship which we realize not through knowing but in being.

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.

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

After you had taken your leave, I found God's footprints on my floor.

Dead leaves when they lose themselves in soil take part in the life of the forest.

Every child comes with the message that god is not yet discouraged of man.