On May 7, 1861 Rabindranath Tagore was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata). He was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. On the noble laureate’s 154th birth anniversary we bring to you some of his selected quotes.

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


2)     Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.


3)     You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.


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


5)     By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.

Rabindranath Tagore’s early success as a writer came in his native language Bengali. After his poems were translated in English he became a renowned personality in the West. He was fondly called as Gurudev.