Famous Rabindranath Tagore quotes and sayings: Rabindranath Tagore is well known because of his pen name Bhanu Singh Thakur (Bhonita) and also by his byname Kabiguru, Gurudev and Biswakabi. Born on 7th May 1861 he was a poet, musician, polymath, artist, and Ayurveda-researcher. Tagore’s original surname was Kushari. They originally belonged to a village named Kush in the Burdwan district from West Bengal. Tagore’s novels, stories, dance, dramas, songs, and essays spoke to topics like personal and politics.
Tagore was born in the Jorasanko mansion to Debendranth Tagore and Sarada Devi in Calcutta. As his father traveled widely and his mother died in his early childhood, Tagore was raised mostly by his servants. Debendranath wanted his son Tagore to become a barrister, he enrolled him at public school in Brighton, East Sussex England in 1878. Tagore in the year 1901 moved to Santiniketan to found an ashram, where his wife and two children died. For the first time, Tagore was invited by the president and chairman of Anjuman-e-Islamia, Syed Abdul Majid to visit Sylhet in 1919. It was a major event that attracted more than 5000 people.
Tagore set foot in more than thirty countries and five continents between 1878 and 1932. His essay “Nationalism in India” was praised and also admired by Roman Rolland and other pacifists.
Tagore wrote numerous essays, novels, short stories, drama, travelogues, and songs. His short stories were highly regarded and were credit for originating the Bengali language version of the genre. When he was 20, he wrote his first original dramatic piece Valmiki Pratibha. His dance-drama adaptations Chitraganda, Chandalika, and Shyama are some of the other key plays known together as Rabindra Nritya Natya.
Jana Gana Mana was written in the Sanskrit form of Bengal and was adopted in 1950 as the national anthem by the constituent Assembly of the Republic of India. Here we have listed some of the best Rabindranath Tagore quotes to share it with friends and family members.
If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars. – Rabindranath Tagore
When I stand before thee at the day’s end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing. – Rabindranath Tagore
Let life be beautiful like summer flowers and death like autumn leaves. – Rabindranath Tagore
Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it. – Rabindranath Tagore
Let me light my lamp”, says the star, “And never debate if it will help to remove the darkness – Rabindranath Tagore
You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. – Rabindranath Tagore
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. – Rabindranath Tagore
My eyes have seen much, but they are not weary. My ears have heard much, but they thirst for more. – Rabindranath Tagore
Whether joy or sorrow, pain or pleasure; whatsoever may befall thee, accept it serenely with an unvanquished heart. – Rabindranath Tagore
Love is when the soul starts to sing and the flowers of your life bloom on their own. – Rabindranath Tagore
When we rejoice in our fullness, then we can part with our fruits with joy. – Rabindranath Tagore
The movement of life has to rest in its own music. – Rabindranath Tagore