Rabindranath Tagore

mind without fear

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 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.