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A message for all seasons: Rabindranath Tagore on “the beauty of the flower”

By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.  – Rabindrath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore Sketched by Dutch artist Martin Monickendam on the occasion of a lecture tour in September 1920 © Stadsarchief Amsterdam
Rabindranath Tagore Sketched by Dutch artist Martin Monickendam on the occasion of a lecture tour in September 1920 © Stadsarchief Amsterdam

From Beauty Quotes and Sayings – quotegarden.com

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Listen to Tagore: Unlocking Cages: Sunil Khilnani tells the story of the Bengali writer and thinker Rabindranath Tagore: https://bbc.in/1KVh4Cf >>
The acclaimed BBC 4 podcast series titled Incarnations: India in 50 Lives has also been published in book form (Allen Lane).

“I was moved by how many of these lives pose challenges to the Indian present,” he writes, “and remind us of future possibilities that are in danger of being closed off.” – Sunil Khilnani quoted in a review by William Dalrymple in The Guardian (14 March 2016)