Rabindranath Tagore

1861 - 1941

A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on music, melody, and harmony

Melody and harmony are like lines and colors in pictures. A simple linear picture may be completely beautiful; the introduction of color may make it vague and insignificant. Yet color may, by combination with lines, create great pictures, so long as it does not smother and destroy their value.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

Source: A Tagore Reader, edited by Amiya Chakravarty via http://www.schoolofwisdom.com/tagore-einstein.html

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A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on joy of service

I slept, and dreamt that life was joy.  I awoke and saw that life was service.  I acted and beheld that service was joy.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

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A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on water

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We cannot cross the sea merely by staring at the water.

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A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on dance, life, and time

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.

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A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on logic and mind

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

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A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on cruelty, kindness, and men

Men are cruel, but Man is kind.

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A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on dawn and death

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

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A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on children, god, and hope

For every child that is born, it brings with it the hope that God is not yet disappointed with man.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

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A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on defeat and mountains

The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

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A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on beauty, discovery, dreams, facts, force, good, greatness, heroism, life, love, nature, personality, personality, soul, and time

We cannot look upon our lives as dreams of a dreamer who has no awakening in all time. We have a personality to which matter and force are unmeaning unless related to something infinitely personal, whose nature we have discovered, in some measure, in human love, in the greatness of the good, in the martyrdom of heroic souls, in the ineffable beauty of nature, which can never be a mere physical fact nor anything but an expression of personality.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

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