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.

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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A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them.

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A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on heart and pain

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Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

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A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on day, earth, joy, life, and world

The same stream of life that runs through the world runs through my veins night and day in rhythmic measure. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth into numberless waves of flowers.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

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A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on joy and losing

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Things in which we do not take joy are either a burden upon our minds to be got rid of at any cost; or they are useful, and therefore in temporary and partial relation to us, becoming burdensome when their utility is lost; or they are like wandering vagabonds, loitering for a moment on the outskirts of our recognition, and then passing on. A thing is only completely our own when it is a thing of joy to us.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

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A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on heart and pain

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Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

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A Quote by Rabindranath Tagore on life and world

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You are invited to the festival of this world and your life is blessed.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

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