India holds the glory of being home to some of the greatest personalities in the world. One of them is writer and poet Rabindranath Tagore. He became the first non-European to be the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in the year 1913.
Tagore left for the heavenly abode on August 7, 1941 gifting us some of his most beautiful short stories and couplets. The only composition chosen as national anthem for two countries-India and Bangladesh was by the great Tagore himself.
For the unaware, Jana gana mana was written and composed by Tagore in 1911 and was adopted as India’s national anthem on January 24 1950, Amar shonar Bangla was penned down by Tagore in 1905 and was chosen by Bangladesh as it’s national anthem in 1972.
On Tagore’s death anniversary today, here are some of the unforgettable lines written by him:
— Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.
— Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
— Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
— I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
– The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
— You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
— “If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.”
— It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.
— Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
— Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.