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25 Inspirational Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

Rabindranath Tagore is an Indian poet who is known for his magical poetry across the world. He is one of the most celebrated figures in Bengali literature and Indian cultural history.

Tagore’s writing style was deeply influenced by his appreciation of nature, love for humanity, and spiritual beliefs. His works often explored themes of love, nature, freedom, patriotism, and humanism. First Asian to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 for his collection of poems titled “Gitanjali” (Song Offerings).

He was a versatile artist who composed over two thousand songs, which are still widely sung and admired in India and Bangladesh.

He is creator and composer of the national anthems of two nations: India’s Jana Gana Mana and Bangladesh’s Amar Shonar Bangla.

He has written great words on life, love, wisdom, inner peace, and knowledge. Let us explore top 25 Rabindranath Tagore quotes to motivate and inspire your mind for peace.

Best Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf.”


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

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

“Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.”

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


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

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

“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.”

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

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

“Love is not a mere impulse; it must contain truth, which is law.”


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

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

“The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words that are clear; the great truth has great silence.”

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

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


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

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

“The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Those who own much have much to fear.”


“Love is an endless act of forgiveness. Forgiveness is the final form of love.”

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