Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore, the Europeanized name of Rabindranâ Thâkur (b. May 6, 1861, Jorosanko, Calcutta – d. August 7, 1941) was an Indian writer and philosopher from the province of Bengal, nicknamed the Soul of Bengal and the Prophet of Modern India, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.

Quotes by the author:

I became my own version of an optimist. If I can’t get in one door, I go in another door or make myself a door. No matter how dark the present is, something wonderful will come.

We live in the world only when we love it. Love is the only reality and it is not just one feeling. It is the ultimate truth, that lies at the heart of creation.

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

Do not limit a child to what you have learned, because he was born in other times.

He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.

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

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

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

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