21 Effective Quotations of Guru Dev Ravindra Nath Tagore

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

2.  I slept and dreamt that life was Joy. I woke and saw that life was Duty. I acted, and behold, Duty was Joy.

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

4.   The emancipation of our physical nature is in attaining health, of our social being in attaining goodness, and of our self in attaining love.

5.  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.

6.   Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God’s dust is greater than your idol.

7.   According to the true Indian view, our consciousness of the world, merely as the sum total of things that exist, and as governed by laws, is imperfect. But it is perfect when our consciousness realizes all things as spiritually one with it, and therefore capable of giving us joy. For us the highest purpose of this world is not merely living in it, knowing it and making use of it, but realizing our own selves in it through expansion of sympathy; not alienating ourselves from it and dominating it, but comprehending and uniting it with ourselves in perfect union.

8.   I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door – or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.

9.   We live in the world when we love it.

10.  We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.

11.Children are living beings – more living than grown-up people who have built shells of habit around themselves. Therefore it is absolutely necessary for their mental health and development that they should not have mere schools for their lessons, but a world whose guiding spirit is personal love.

12. Objects of knowledge maintain an infinite distance from us who are the knowers. For knowledge is not union. Therefore the further world of freedom awaits us there where we reach truth, not through feeling it by senses or knowing it by reason, but through union of perfect sympathy.

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

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

15.     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.

16.    Asks the Possible of the Impossible, “Where is your dwelling-place?” “In the dreams of the Impotent,” comes the answer.

17.   Life is perpetually creative because it contains in itself that surplus which ever overflows the boundaries of the immediate time and space, restlessly pursuing its adventure of expression in the varied forms of self-realization.

18. Beauty is in the ideal of perfect harmony which is in the universal being; truth the perfect comprehension of the universal mind. We individuals approach it through our own mistakes and blunders, through our accumulated experience, through our illumined consciousness – how, otherwise, can we know truth?

19.   We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.        

20.  There are two kinds of adventurers; those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won’t.

21. In love all the contradiction of existence merge themselves and are lost. Only in love are unity and duality not at variance. Love must be one and two at the same time. Only love is motion and rest in one. Our heart ever changes its place till it finds love, and then it has its rest… Bondage and liberation are not antagonistic in love. For love is most free and at the same time most bound.

© Ajay Singh Niranjan —-||||||Effective Quotations by Great Thinker||||||—-

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7 Responses to “21 Effective Quotations of Guru Dev Ravindra Nath Tagore”

  1. jpkapoor Says:

    great .im want to be a part of this initiative

  2. Pramita Says:

    Simply dated forever. Words of wisdom in its true sense.
    I’m speechless. Such simplicity and such power exemplified thru Tagore’s words. I became more aware because of my colleague A K Bhattacharya and his passion for Tagore’s writings.

  3. manoj Says:

    send me some more quotations.

  4. anup vish .. (bagla) Says:

    Timeless wisdom …. the more we tune into the inner Buddha – Dhamma – Holy Mother (Spirit) – Pure Universal Forces / Field of Light, we can experience, manifest and live the same as they are ever existent in that eternal field like Laws Universal / Natural (Either Electro-magnetic or Gravitational or Motion) – The Holy Transcedental Field of Veda ….

    So Be It …..

  5. anup vish .. (bagla) Says:

    Truth is Beauty …. and Beauty is Truth and I am blessedly speechless

  6. Harshi Says:

    Amazing and quite motivating.

  7. mitra Says:

    True and wise words. Tagore is our bright light. We ordinary folks – while being busy with useless mandir-masjid debate – are totally ignorant of these radiant stuff.
    We should have a movement to spread the teachings of Tagore all over India.

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