Khalil Gibran

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

Khalil Gibran Quotes

  • ''“Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
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  • ''“They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam
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  • ''“If you reveal your secrets to the wind,
    you should not blame the wind for
    revealing them to the trees.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Wanderer
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  • ''“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.” ''
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  • ''“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, does the heart find its morning and is refreshed.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
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  • ''“My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam
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  • ''“Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran, Mirrors of the Soul
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  • ''“The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran
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  • ''“Ones own religion is after all a matter between oneself and ones Maker and no one elses.” ''
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  • ''“Trust in dreams, for in them is the hidden gate to eternity.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran
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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 ...

Read the full of A Lover's Call Xxvii

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.