Khalil Gibran

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

Khalil Gibran Quotes

  • ''“Hearts united in pain and sorrow
    will not be separated by joy and happiness.
    Bonds that are woven in sadness
    are stronger than the ties of joy and pleasure.
    Love that is washed by tears
    will remain eternally pure and faithful.”
    ''
    ― Kahlil Gibran, Love Letters in the Sand: The Love Poems of Khalil Gibran
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  • ''“You give but little when you give of your possessions.
    It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
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  • ''“I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward.” ''
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  • ''“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy” ''
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  • ''“To belittle, you have to be little.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
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  • ''“We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.”''
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  • ''“The Reality of The Other Person Lies Not In What He Reveals To You, But What He Cannot Reveal To You.
    Therefore, If You Would Understand Him, Listen Not To What He Says, But Rather To What He Does Not Say.” ''
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  • ''“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Essential Kahlil Gibran
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  • ''“Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
    Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
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  • ''“You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
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Best Poem of Khalil Gibran

A Tear And A Smile

I would not exchange the sorrows of my heart
For the joys of the multitude.
And I would not have the tears that sadness makes
To flow from my every part turn into laughter.

I would that my life remain a tear and a smile.

A tear to purify my heart and give me understanding
Of life's secrets and hidden things.
A smile to draw me nigh to the sons of my kind and
To be a symbol of my glorification of the gods.

A tear to unite me with those of broken heart;
A smile to be a sign of my joy in existence.

I would rather that I died in yearning and ...

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Good And Evil Xxii

And one of the elders of the city said, "Speak to us of Good and Evil."

And he answered:

Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil.

For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?

Verily when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts, it drinks even of dead waters.

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