Come oh come ye tea-thirsty restless ones -- the kettle boils, bubbles and sings, musically.
RABINDRANATH TAGORE, Collected Poems and Plays of Rabindranath Tagore
When I bring to you coloured toys, my child, I understand why there is such a play of colours on clouds, on water, and why flowers are painted in tints.
RABINDRANATH TAGORE, Gitanjali
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.
RABINDRANATH TAGORE, Collected Poems and Plays
We have decided that this false bewitched India is the truth. That is why a mass of twenty-five millions are madly running day and night after false prestige, false work, in a state of complete confusion--shall we ever come out of this spell, this pursuit of mirage!
RABINDRANATH TAGORE, Gora
That side of our existence whose direction is towards the infinite seeks not wealth, but freedom and joy.
RABINDRANATH TAGORE, Sadhana
What India has been, the whole world is now. The whole world is becoming one country ... all national histories are merely chapters in the larger one.
RABINDRANATH TAGORE, "Nationalism in the West"
As for us Indians we have our own problem before us. It is the problem of the world in miniature. India is too vast in its area and too diverse in its races. It is many countries packed in one geographical receptacle. It is just the opposite of what Europe truly is, namely one country made into many.
RABINDRANATH TAGORE, The Message of India to Japan: A Lecture
God respects me when I work, but he loves me when I sing.