Rabindranath Tagore Quotes and Biography 2022

Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali polymath who worked as a playwright, writer, poet, composer, painter, philosopher and social reformer. He was born on 6th May 1861 and was born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, India and passed away on 7th Aug 1941, in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, India. Rabindranath  Tagore is a great personality who reshaped the Bengali literature and music and also Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Besides these, he’s our well-known author of the poetry Gitanjali.


In the year of 1913, he was the first non-European and he was also the first lyricist to earn himself the Nobel Prize in Literature. His poetic songs were seen as mercurial and very much spiritual. Whereas his prose and poetry both were not that much known out of Bengal. Tagor was a fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and he is also said to be called as the  Bard of Bengal.


Early life, Family and Relationship

Rabindranath Tagore the great Indian poet is the son of Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi. The poet’s last name Tagore is actually the anglicised transliteration of Thakur which is the original one as well as that, and the original surname of the Tagores was Kushari.


Father: Debendranath Tagore

Mother: Sarada Devi

Brothers: N/A

Sisters: N/A


Tagore’s family was of Rarhi Brahmins who by origin belonged to the village called Kush which is in the district of Burdwan in West Bengal. It was given in the biography of Tagore named Rabindrajibani O Rabindra Sahitya Prabeshak that, Tagore’s ancestors i.e. the Kusharis were the descendants of the son of Bhatta Narayana whose name is Deen Kushari and he was granted with a village called Kush in the Burdwan Zilla by the Maharaja Kshitisura and later he had become the chief called Khusari. These belong to this book and this biography was written by Prabhat Kumar Mukhopadhyaya.


Success and career

Rabindranath Tagore is most known for his poetry, he also wrote novels, short stories, thousands of songs, essays, travelogues & dramas. Tagore has written a lot as we know but as for his prose i.e. of his short stories he was most highly considered or praised was obviously indeed written in the Bengali-language version of the types. His work is mostly noted for the lyrical nature, optimistic and rhythmic tones that speak without saying and such short stories had them born mostly from the lives of common people who he lived around.

Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

1 Cannot choose the best. The best chooses me.

2 Wrong is wrong only when you are at liberty to choose.

3 Their real freedom is not within the boundaries of security, but in the highroad of adventures, full of the risk of new experiences.

4 Perfect gain is the best of all, but if that is impossible, then the next best gain is perfect losing.

5 To be constantly changing one’s plans isn’t decision at all its indecision.

6 At the end of the day I hasten in fear lest thy gate to be shut, but I find that yet there is time.

7 Fact are many, but the truth is one.

8 Wherever our heart touches the One, in the small or the big; it finds the touch of the infinite.

9 The sands of desert may be very white and shiny, but I would much rather sow my seeds in black soil.

10 It is in the very heart of our activity that we search for our goal.

11 Let us not be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.

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

13 The progress of our soul is like a perfect poem. It has an infinite idea which, once realized, makes all movements full of meaning and joy.

14 We are like new-born children. Our power is the power to grow.

15 The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.

16 The real friendship is like fluorescence, it shines better when everything has darkened.

17 Art awakens a sense of real by establishing an intimate relationship between our inner being and the universe at large, bringing us a consciousness of deep joy.

18 I have my stars in the sky, but oh for my little lamp unlit in my house.

19 Be brave, right through, and leave for the unknown.

20 I leave no trace of wings in the air, but I am glad I have had my flight.

21 When we rejoice in our fullness, then we can part with our fruits with joy.

22 Time is the wealth of change, but the clock in its parody makes it mere change and no wealth.

23 Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.

24 Love is an endless mystery cause it has nothing else to explain it.

25 Death is not extinguishing the light, it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

26 If no one accompanies you, walk alone.

27 Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

28 Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.

29 We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.

30 Music fills the infinite between two souls.


Rabindranath Tagore Quotes and Biography


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