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10 quotes by Rabindranath Tagore that beautifully describes love


Even seventy years after Rabindranath Tagore’s death, there is no other poet-writer-philosopher who has enhanced Indian literature like he did. His words have the ability to illustrate great meaning even in ordinary things. He was a multi-talented person who not only possessed multiple skills but also aced it with ease. He was not only a novelist, poet, painter, spiritualist, educationalist and short-story writer but also the first Indian or non-European to be felicitated with the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Today on his 156th birth anniversary here are 10 love quotes by Tagore that beautifully describes love.

  • Love does not claim possession but gives freedom.
  • Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
  • Music fills the infinite between two souls.
  • We live in the world when we live it.
  • Love is not a mere impulse; it must contain truth, which is law.
  • While God waits for his temple to be built of love, men bring stones.
  • Love’s gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted.
  • Love is an endless mystery because there is no reasonable cause that could explain it.
  • You smiled and talked to me of nothing and I felt that for this I had been waiting long.
  • The biggest changes in a women’s nature are brought by love; in man, by ambition.

Also read: How Tagore’s first love Kadambari Devi was driven to suicide