Rabindranath Tagore Quotes (138 quotes)
“Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.”
Variant translation: "For love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us. It is not a mere sentiment; it is truth; it is the joy that is at the root of all creation. " - Sadhana: The Realisation of Life (1913)
“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”
As quoted in: "Jesse Herman Holmes, 1864-1942: A Quaker's Affirmation for Man" (Friends United Press, 1951), p. 287. Maybe apocryphal - See also: izquotes.com/quote/238342
Stray Birds (1916)
Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore (New Book Society of India, 1968), p. 296
Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore (New Book Society of India, 1968), p. 22
“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.”
The Oxford India Tagore: Selected Writings on Education and Nationalism (Oxford University Press, 2009), p. 90
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsRabindranath Tagore
Born: May 7, 1861
Died: August 7, 1941 (aged 80)
Occupation: Poet, playwright, essayist
Bio: Rabindranath Tagoreαβ,γ sobriquet Gurudev,δ was a Bengali polymath who reshaped his region's literature and music. Author of Gitanjali and its profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.