Khalil Gibran

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

Khalil Gibran Quotes

  • ''“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.”
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    ― 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.” ''
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  • ''“You may forget with whom you laughed, but you will never forget with whom you wept.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam
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  • ''“Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
    But you are eternity and you are the mirror.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
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  • ''“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.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
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  • ''“Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers it grasps the heart and makes it ache with sorrow.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Broken Wings
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  • ''“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.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
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  • ''“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Madman
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  • ''“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.” ''
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  • ''“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.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Broken Wings
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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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Song Of Love Xxiv

I am the lover's eyes, and the spirit's
Wine, and the heart's nourishment.
I am a rose. My heart opens at dawn and
The virgin kisses me and places me
Upon her breast.


I am the house of true fortune, and the
Origin of pleasure, and the beginning