Rabindranath Tagore is among the world-famous Indian authors. He was a Bengali polymath—poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer and painter.
Tagore has also been conferred with Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Tagore was also a composer and wrote the national anthems for both India and Bangladesh.
Some of his writing pieces are as below:
- You can’t cross sea merely by standing & staring at the water.
- If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from – seeing the stars.
- Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
- Love’s gift cannot be given; it waits to be accepted.
- The most important lesson that man can learn from life is not that there is pain in this world but that it is possible for him to transmute it into joy.
- Let life be beautiful like summer flowers and death like autumn leaves.
- Love is when the soul starts to sing, and the flowers of your life bloom on their own.
- The night kissed the fading day With a whisper: “I am death, your mother, From me, you will get new birth.
- The touch of an infinite mystery passes over the trivial and the familiar, making it break out into ineffable music… The trees, the stars, and the blue hills ache with a meaning which can never be uttered in words.
- Perhaps the new dawn will come from this horizon, from the East where the sun rises, and then, unvanquished Man will retrace his path of conquest, despite all barriers, to win back his lost heritage.
- When we rejoice in our fullness, then we can part with our fruits with joy.
- 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.