10 life changing quotes from the Bengal bard

Anniversary of the death of Rabindranath Tagore: His works are widely translated into English, German, Dutch, Spanish and other European languages.

Publication date: Fri 06 Aug 2021 16:29 IST

New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Rabindranath Tagore was not only a poet, but also a playwright, writer, composer, philosopher, painter and social reformer. His works have inspired and still inspire countless people across the world, be it his poetry or his stories. His works are widely translated into English, German, Dutch, Spanish and other European languages. Affectionately known as the Bard of Bengal, he reshaped Bengali literature and music. Not only that, apart from the national anthem of India and Bangladesh, the anthem of Sri Lanka is also inspired by his work.

Born on May 7 to the Bengali Brahim family in Calcutta, he began writing at the age of eight and at the age of 16 released his first substantial poems. However, on August 7, 1941, at the age of 80, he died, ending a long period of agony.

Ahead of Rabindranath Tagore’s death anniversary, here we are with some quotes that changed his life:

“Little wisdom is like water in a glass: clear, transparent, pure.

“I’ve become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t walk through a door, I’ll walk through another door – or I’ll make a door. Something great will happen, no matter how dark the present is.”
“Death does not extinguish the light; it is only to put out the lamp because the dawn has come.

“He who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least begun to understand the meaning of life.”

“If you cry because the sun has come out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.”

“Let me pray not to be safe from dangers, but to face them without fear. “

“Where the mind is fearless and the head held high Where knowledge is free.”

“Love does not claim possession but gives freedom.”

“Music fills the infinite between two souls.”

“Those who own a lot have a lot to fear.”

“I am lost in the middle of my birthday. I want my friends, their touch, with the last love of the earth. I will take the final offering of life, I will take the last blessing of the human. Today my bag is empty. I have given everything I had to give completely. In return, if I receive anything – a little love, a little forgiveness – then I will take it with me when I get on the boat crossing for the feast of the end without words.

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