“Where the mind is without fear and the head held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow 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 (1861-1941,)
winner of the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature
“Tagore” sounds like “tiger” to me.
Maybe it doesn't mean tiger in his language.
Maybe it does.
But what he said was definitely a Tiger thing to say.
Do you ever say Tiger things?
(Photo of Tagore taken in 1930. The Hindu mystic poet was then 69 years old.)