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
  • ''“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
  • ''“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.” ''
  • ''“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
  • ''“My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam
  • ''“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
  • ''“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
  • ''“Ones own religion is after all a matter between oneself and ones Maker and no one elses.” ''
  • ''“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

On Pain

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses
your understanding.

Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its
heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.

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;

And you would accept the seasons of your heart,
even as you have always accepted the seasons that
pass over your fields.

And you would watch with serenity through the
winters of your grief.

Much of your pain is self-chosen. ...

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Giving Chapter V

Then said a rich man, "Speak to us of Giving."

And he answered:

You give but little when you give of your possessions.

It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

For what are your possessions but things you keep and guard for fear you may need them tomorrow?

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