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The flower which is single need not envy
by Rabindranath Tagore

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Related topics: Wisdom Envy Solitude Self Being-Alone

You can't cross the sea merely by
standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO


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Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

 

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
- Rabindranath Tagore

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate:
he who loves finds the door open.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love's gift cannot be given,
it waits to be accepted.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand
with a grip that kills it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Facts are many, but the truth is one.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If you shut the door to all errors,
truth will be shut out.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Those who own much have much to fear.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us.
Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We live in the world when we love it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love ... waits to be accepted.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I have become my own version of an optimist.
If I can't make it through one door,
I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door.
Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life,
your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.
It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We come nearest to the great
when we are great in humility.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The burden of the self is lightened when I laugh at myself.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Death is not extinguishing the light;
it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
- Rabindranath Tagore

By plucking her petals,
you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil
is no freedom for the tree.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The highest education is that which
does not merely give us information
but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle.
It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade.
It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is an endless mystery,
for it has nothing else to explain it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Music fills the infinite between two souls.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The meaning of our self is not to be found
in its separateness from God and others,
but in the ceaseless realization of yoga, of union.
- Rabindranath Tagore

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The fact that I exist is a perpetual surprise.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Everything comes to us that belongs to us
if we create the capacity to receive it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Do not say, "It is morning,"
and dismiss it with a name of yesterday.
See it for the first time
as a newborn child that has no name.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds
her own face in a perfect mirror.
- Rabindranath Tagore

He who is too busy doing good
finds no time to be good.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We try to realize the essential unity of the world
with the conscious soul of man;
we learn to perceive the unity held together
by the one Eternal Spirit,
whose power creates the earth, the sky, and the stars,
and at the same time irradiates our mind.
- Rabindranath Tagore

In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A flower is a weed seen through joyful eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
- John Lennon

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

Know that a flower is a weed seen through joyful eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens
reflect the kind of care they get.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
- Victor Hugo

Call a plant beautiful, and it becomes a flower.
Call it ugly, and it becomes a weed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The career of a sage is of two kinds:
He is either honored by all in the world,
Like a flower waving its head,
Or else he disappears into the silent forest.
- Lao Tzu

Love is the answer, and you know that for sure;
Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.
- John Lennon

When the heart-mind opens, the nectar of its flower is Joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To see the world in a grain of sand,
and to see heaven in a wild flower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
and eternity in an hour.
- William Blake

Sow a seed and the earth will yield you a flower.
Dream your dream to the sky
and it will bring you your beloved.
- Khalil Gibran

I wanted to know the name of every stone
and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -
but there was no one to tell me.
- George Washington Carver

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower
wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
- Abraham Lincoln


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