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Fireflies: a collection of proverbs, aphorisms and maxims

Rabindranath Tagore

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Perhaps the crescent moon smiles in doubt at being told that it is a fragment awaiting perfection.”

“Open your door to that which must go,
for the loss becomes unseemly when obstructed.”

“The shore whispers to the sea: “Write to me what your waves struggle to say.”
 The sea writes in foam again and again and wipes off the lines in a boisterous despair.”

“Let your love see me even through the barrier of nearness.”

“When Death comes and whispers to me, “Your days are ended,” let me say to him, “I have lived in love and not in mere time.” He will ask, “Will your songs remain?” I shall say, “I know not, but this I know, that often when I sang I found my eternity.”

“The soil in return for her service keeps the tree tied to her; the sky asks nothing and leaves it free.”

“Spring scatters the petals of flowers that are not for the fruits of the future, but for the moment’s whim.”

“Pride engraves his frowns in stones; 
love offers her surrender in flowers.”

“Let my love, like sunlight, surround you and yet give you illumined freedom.”

“I am able to love my God because He gives me freedom to deny Him”

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