Born in 1861,
the liberal religious Poet of
first Nobel laureate when he won the 1913 Nobel Prize
world-affirmation in uniquely potent
We live in this world when we
The best does not come alone. It comes with the
company of the all.
If you shed tears when you
miss the sun, you also miss the stars.
I cannot chose the best. The best chooses me.
What you are you do not see, what you see is your shadow.
They throw their shadows before them who carry
their lantern on their back.
Man is a born child, his power is the power of
Beauty, find thyself in
love, not in the flattery of thy mirror.
Life finds its
wealth by the claims of the world, and its worth by the claims of
Do not blame your
food because you have no
He has made his weapons his gods. When his weapons
win he is defeated himself.
God finds himself by
The stars are not afraid to appear like fireflies.
The mind sharp, but not
broad, sticks at every point but does not move.
is given to us, we earn it by
He who wants to do good knocks at the gate; he who
loves finds the gate open.
"How far are you from me, O Fruit?" "I am
hidden in your heart, O Flower."
Do not insult your friend by lending him merits
from your own pocket.
I cast my own shadow upon my path, because I have a
lamp that has not been lighted.
The bird thinks it is an act of
kindness to give
the fish a lift in the air.
If you shut your door to all
errors truth will be shut out.
will carry your voice like the nest that holds the sleeping birds.
The canal loves to think that rivers exist solely
to supply it with water.
The sun greets me with a smile. The rain, his sad
sister, talks to my heart.
all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
By touching you may kill, by keeping away you may
Men are cruel, but Man is
Kicks only raise dust and not crops from the earth.
Let him only see the thorns who has eyes to see the
Set the bird's wings with gold and it will never
again soar in the sky.
The stream of truth flows through its
channels of mistakes.
Lead me in the centre of thy silence to fill my
heart with songs.
Put out the lamp when thou wishest. I shall know
thy darkness and shall love it.
Let this be my last word, but I