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Trees are the earth's endless effort
by Rabindranath Tagore

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

Related topics: Inspirational Spiritual Nature

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Love ... waits to be accepted.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facts are many, but the truth is one.
- 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

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

Those who own much have much to fear.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Age considers; youth ventures.
- 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

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

Music fills the infinite between two souls.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

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

What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth,
which is law.
- Rabindranath Tagore

To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue,
speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's
dust is greater than your idol.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

Every creature is better alive than dead,
men and moose and pine trees,
and he who understands it aright
will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
- Winston Churchill

Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind,
going and coming like ourselves,
traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day,
and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
- John Muir

Trees and plants always look like the people they live with,
somehow.
- Zora Neale Hurston

The trees in Siberia are miles apart,
that is why the dogs are so fast.
- Bob Hope


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