Khalil Gibran

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

Khalil Gibran Quotes

  • ''“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.”
    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Collected Works
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  • ''“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.” ''
  • ''“You may forget with whom you laughed, but you will never forget with whom you wept.”
    ― Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam
  • ''“Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
    But you are eternity and you are the mirror.”
    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
  • ''“I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.”
    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
  • ''“Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers it grasps the heart and makes it ache with sorrow.”
    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Broken Wings
  • ''“When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
    For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as
    the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.”
    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
  • ''“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.”
    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Madman
  • ''“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” ''
  • ''“The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.”
    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Broken Wings

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Best Poem of Khalil Gibran

A Lover's Call Xxvii

Where are you, my beloved? Are you in that little
Paradise, watering the flowers who look upon you
As infants look upon the breast of their mothers?

Or are you in your chamber where the shrine of
Virtue has been placed in your honor, and upon
Which you offer my heart and soul as sacrifice?

Or amongst the books, seeking human knowledge,
While you are replete with heavenly wisdom?

Oh companion of my soul, where are you? Are you
Praying in the temple? Or calling Nature in the
Field, haven of your dreams?

Are you in the ...

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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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