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Rabindranath Tagore: Best 20 Quotes For You

  1. A teacher can never truly teach unless he is still learning himself. A lamp can never light another lamp unless it continues to burn its own flame. The teacher who has come to the end of his subject, who has no living traffic with his knowledge but merely repeats his lesson to his students, can only load their minds, he cannot quicken them.

  2. Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free.

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

  4. Go not to the temple to put flowers upon the feet of God, first fill your own house with the fragrance of love. Go not to the temple to light candles before the altar of God, first remove the darkness of sin from your heart. Go not to the temple to bow down your head in prayer, first learn to bow in humility before your fellow men. Go not to the temple to pray on bended knees, first bend down to lift someone who is downtrodden. Go not to the temple to ask for forgiveness for your sins, first forgive from your heart those who have sinned against you.

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

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

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

  8. The most important lesson that man can learn from life, is not that there is a pain in this world, but that it is possible for him to transmute it into joy.

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

  10. The infinite being has assumed unto himself the mystery of finitude. And in him who is love the finite and the infinite are made one.

  11. A lamp can only light another lamp when it continues to burn in its own flame.

  12. Let us unite, not in spite of our differences, but through them. For differences can never be wiped away, and life would be so much the poorer without them. Let all human races keep their own personalities, and yet come together, not in a uniformity that is dead, but in a unity that is living.

  13. I slept and dreamt that life was a joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was a joy.

  14. 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.

  15. The biggest changes in a women's nature are brought by love; in man, by ambition.

  16. Great calm, generous detachment, selfless love, the disinterested effort: these are what make for success in life. If you can find peace in yourself and can spread comfort around you, you will be happier than an empress.

  17. Discipline divorced from wisdom is not true discipline, but merely the meaningless following of custom, which is only a disguise for stupidity.

  18. The main object of teaching is not to give explanations, but to knock at the doors of the mind.

  19. Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.

  20. Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. In effect, the people who change our lives the most begin to sing to us while we are still in darkness. If we listen to their song, we will see the dawning of a new part of ourselves.

- Rabindranath Tagore

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