Rabindranath Tagore: Burden of his tail

“The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of his tail.”

—Rabindranath Tagore.

Rabindranath Tagore: Let my country awake

“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by domestic walls; Where words come out from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection; Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action–Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake. ”

—Rabindranath Tagore.