Khalil Gibran

(January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931 / Bsharri)

Khalil Gibran Quotes

  • ''“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”
    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
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  • ''“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they dont, they never were.”
    ― Kahlil Gibran
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  • ''“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper,
    That we may record our emptiness.”
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  • ''“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” ''
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  • ''“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” ''
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  • ''“One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.”''
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  • ''“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” ''
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  • ''“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” ''
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  • ''“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Lifes longing for itself”
    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
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  • ''“I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.”
    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Madman
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Best Poem of Khalil Gibran


And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, 'Speak to us of Children.'

And he said:

Your children are not your children.

They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.

They come through you but not from you,

And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts.

For they have their own thoughts.

You may house their bodies but not their souls,

For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. ...

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Freedom Xiv

And an orator said, "Speak to us of Freedom."

And he answered:

At the city gate and by your fireside I have seen you prostrate yourself and worship your own freedom,

Even as slaves humble themselves before a tyrant and praise him though he slays them.

Ay, in the grove of the temple and in the shadow of the citadel I have seen the freest among you wear their freedom as a yoke and a handcuff.

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