Kahlil Gibran Quotes

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1. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

2. “You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

3. “Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper,That we may record our emptiness.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

4. “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

5. “The real test of good manners is to be able to put up with bad manners pleasantly.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

6. “And when you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart:Your seeds shall live in my body,And the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart,And your fragrance shall be my breath,And together we shall rejoice through all the seasons.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

7. “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.”

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8. “To belittle, you have to be little.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

9. “Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”But I say unto you, they are inseparable.Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

10. “When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

11. “Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

12. “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

13. “But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.To know the pain of too much tenderness.To be wounded by your own understanding of love;And to bleed willingly and joyfully.To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;To rest at noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;To return home at eventide with gratitude;And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise on your lips.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

14. “If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

15. “Self is a sea boundless and measureless.”

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Source : The Prophet

16. “In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

17. “You are good when you walk to your goal firmly and with bold steps.Yet you are not evil when you go thither limping.For those who limp go not backwards.But you who are strong and swift, see that you do not limp before the lame, deeming it kindness.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

18. “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

19. “Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

20. “Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

21. “Thus with my lips have I denounced you, while my heart, bleeding within me, called you tender names.It was love lashed by its own self that spoke. It was pride half slain that fluttered in the dust. It was my hunger for your love that raged from the housetop, while my own love, kneeling in silence, prayed your forgiveness.”

Tags : Betrayal Forgiveness Love Pride
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Forerunner: His Parables and Poems

22. “The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise and run murmuring to the sea;And the treasure of your infinite depths would be revealed to your eyes.But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure;And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.For self is a sea boundless and measureless.Say not, “I have found the truth,” but rather, “I have found a truth.”Say not, “I have found the path of the soul.” Say rather, “I have met the soul walking upon my path.”For the soul walks upon all paths.The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

23. “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

24. “The philosopher's soul dwells in his head, the poet's soul is in his heart; the singer's soul lingers about his throat, but the soul of the dancer abides in all her body.”

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25. “I love you, my brother, whoever you are - whether you worship in a church, kneel in your temple, or pray in your mosque. You and I are children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of the one supreme being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

26. “Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colours; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow.”

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27. “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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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

28. “Generosity is not in giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is in giving me that which you need more than I do.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

29. “Your children are not your children.They are sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you.And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.You may give them your love but not your thoughts,For they have their own thoughts.You may house their bodies but not their souls,For thir souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.The archer sees the make upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness.For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He also loves the bow that is stable.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

30. “The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

31. “But you, children of space, you restless in rest, you shall not be trapped nor tamed.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

32. “We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

33. “Yea, I shall return with the tide.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

34. “Yes, there is a Nirvanah; it is leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

35. “For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

36. “I am forever walking upon these shores,Betwixt the sand and the foam,The high tide will erase my food prints,And the wind will blow away the foam,But the sea and the shore will remain forever.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

37. “A voice cannot carry the tongue and the lips that gave it wings. Alone must it seek the ether. And alone and without his nest shall the eagle fly across the sun.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

38. “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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Author : Kahlil Gibran

39. “Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.”

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40. “We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us. Even while the earth sleeps we travel. We are the seeds of the tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind and are scattered.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

41. “You have been told that, even like a chain, you are as weak as your weakest link.This is but half the truth.You are also as strong as your strongest link.To measure you by your smallest deed is to reckon the power of the oceanby the frailty of its foam.To judge you by your failures is to cast blame upon the seasons for their inconstancy.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

42. “No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

43. “When you part from your friend, you grieve not;For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, asthe mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

44. “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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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

45. “Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.But you are eternity and you are the mirror.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

46. “Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

47. “We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side.”

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48. “Your daily life is your temple and your religion.”

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49. “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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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

50. “One's own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one's Maker and no one else's.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

51. “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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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

52. “love one another, but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Prophet Hb

53. “The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

54. “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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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

55. “Pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion. Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave and eats a bread it does not harvest. Pity the nation that acclaims the bully as hero, and that deems the glittering conqueror bountiful. Pity a nation that despises a passion in its dream, yet submits in its awakening. Pity the nation that raises not its voice save when it walks in a funeral, boasts not except among its ruins, and will rebel not save when its neck is laid between the sword and the block. Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpeting, and farewells him with hooting, only to welcome another with trumpeting again. Pity the nation whose sages are dumb with years and whose strongmen are yet in the cradle. Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Garden of The Prophet

56. “When love beckons to you follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden. For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning. Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun, So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth......But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure, Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing-floor, Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears. Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. And think not you can direct the course of love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. Love has no other desire but to fulfil itself."But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires: To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Le Prophète

57. “Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers it grasps the heart and makes it ache with sorrow.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Broken Wings

58. “I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Madman

59. “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Essential Kahlil Gibran

60. “Shall the day of parting be the day of gathering?And shall it be said that my eve was in truth my dawn?”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

61. “life unfolds itself in mysteries ways.”

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62. “I tell you as well as myself: what we see with our own eyes is nothing other than a cloud concealing what we should perceive with our inner sight, while what we listen to with our ears is merely a ringing sound disturbing what we should understand with our hearts. When we see a man being taken to prion by a police officer let us not hasten to assume he is a wrong-doer. When we see a corpse, and a man standing beside it with bloodstained hands, let us not conclude that this is a victim and his assassin. When we hear one man singing and another lamenting, let us ascertain which one of the two is truly happy.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

63. “A little while, a moment of rest upon the wind, and another woman shall bear me.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

64. “Half of what I say is meaningless; but I say it so that the other half may reach you.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

65. “Euer Haus ist euer größerer Körper.”

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66. “In your winter you deny your spring,”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

67. “You often say ; I would give , but only to the deserving, The trees in your orchard say not so , nor the flocks in your pasture.Surely he who is worthy to receive his days and nights is worthy of all else from you.And he who has deserved to drink from the ocean of life deserves to fill his cup from your little stream. See first that you yourself deserve to be a giver , and an instrument of giving.For in truth it is life that gives unto life-while you , who deem yourself a giver , is but a witness.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

68. “That deepest thing, that recognition, that knowledge, that sense of kinship began the first time I saw you,and it is the same now - only a thousand times deeper and tenderer. I shall love you to eternity. I loved you long before we met in this flesh. I knew that when I first saw you. It was destiny. We are together like this and nothing can shake us apart.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

69. “An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

70. “The veil that clouds your eyes shall be lifted by the hands that wove it , And the clay that fills your ears shall be pierced by those fingers that kneaded it . And you shall see.And you shall hear .”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

71. “Only yesterday I was no different than them, yet I was saved. I am explaining to you the way of life of a people who say every sort of wicked thing about me because I sacrificed their friendship to gain my own soul. I left the dark paths of their duplicity and turned my eyes toward the light where there is salvation, truth, and justice. They have exiled me now from their society, yet I am content. Mankind only exiles the one whose large spirit rebels against injustice and tyranny. He who does not prefer exile to servility is not free in the true and necessary sense of freedom.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

72. “Beauty is a thing of might and dread.Like the tempest she shakes the earth beneath us and the sky above us.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

73. “When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

74. “You may forget the one with whom you have laughed, but never the one with whom you have wept.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

75. “Desire is half of life; indifference is half of death.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

76. “Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful.”

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77. “Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful. And though you seek in garments the freedom of privacy you may find in them a harness and a chain. Would that you could meet the sun and the wind with more of your skin and less of your rainment. For the breath of life is in the sunlight and the hand of life is in the wind. Some of you say 'It is the north wind who has woven the clothes we wear.' And I say, 'Ay, it was the north wind, but shame was his loom, and the softening of the sinews was his thread.' And when his work was done he laughed in the forest. Forget not that modesty is for a shield against the eye of the unclean. And when the unclean shall be no more, what were modesty but a fetter and a fouling of the mind? And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

78. “Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Vision: Reflections on the Way of the Soul

79. “When love beckons to you, follow him,Though his ways are hard and steep.And when his wings enfold you yield to him,Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.And when he speaks to you believe in him,Though his voice may shatter your dreamsas the north wind lays waste the garden. For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth. Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.He threshes you to make you naked.He sifts you to free you from your husks.He grinds you to whiteness.He kneads you until you are pliant;And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God's sacred feast. All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's heart. But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure,Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing-floor,Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;For love is sufficient unto love. When you love you should not say, "God is in my heart," but rather, "I am in the heart of God."And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.To know the pain of too much tenderness.To be wounded by your own understanding of love;And to bleed willingly and joyfully.To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;To return home at eventide with gratitude;And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

80. “Hearts united in pain and sorrowwill not be separated by joy and happiness.Bonds that are woven in sadnessare stronger than the ties of joy and pleasure.Love that is washed by tearswill remain eternally pure and faithful.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Love Letters in the Sand: The Love Poems of Khalil Gibran

81. “Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon your reason and your judgment wage war against your passion and your appetite.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

82. “And your fragrance shall be my breath,And together we shall rejoice through all the seasons.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Love Letters in the Sand: The Love Poems of Khalil Gibran

83. “A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

84. “What shall i say of these save that they too stand in the sunlight, but with their backs to the sun?They see only their shadows, and their shadows are their laws.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

85. “If it were not for our conception of weights and measures we would stand in awe of the firefly as we do before the sun.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

86. “And from that day to this, the wise men of Ishana say one to another secretly, "Is it not known, and has it not been said from of old, that Ishana is ruled by an enemy?"-Khalil Gibran”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

87. “And from that day to this, the wise men of Ishana say one to another secretly, "Is it not known, and has it not been said from of old, that Ishana is ruled by an enemy?”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

88. “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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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Madman

89. “When you work you fulfill a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born,And what is it to work with love?It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth.It is to build a house with affection, even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house.It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy, even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit.It is to charge all things you fashion with a breath of your own spirit.Work is love made visible”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

90. “[Gemütlichkeit] verspottet euren gesunden Verstand.”

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91. “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”

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92. “Oftentimes we call Life bitter names, but only when we ourselves are bitter and dark. And we deem her empty and unprofitable, but only when the soul goes wandering in desolate places, and the heart is drunken with overmindfulness of self.Life is deep and high and distant; and though only your vast vision can reach even her feet, yet she is near; and though only the breath of your breath reaches her heart, the shadow of your shadow crosses her face, and the echo of your faintest cry becomes a spring and an autumn in her breast.And life is veiled and hidden, even as your greater self is hidden and veiled. Yet when Life speaks, all the winds become words; and when she speaks again, the smiles upon your lips and the tears in your eyes turn also into words. When she sings, the deaf hear and are held; and when she comes walking, the sightless behold her and are amazed and follow her in wonder and astonishment.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Garden of The Prophet

93. “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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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Broken Wings

94. “Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

95. “I have never agreed with my other self wholly. The truth of the matter seems to lie between us.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

96. “Then a lawyer said, But what of our laws, master? And he answered: 'You delight in laying down laws. Yet you delight more in breaking them.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran

97. “He who wears his morality but as his best garment were better naked.The wind and the sun will tear no holes in his skin.”

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Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

98. “We are all prisoners but some of us are in cells with windows and some without.”

Tags : Prisoners
Author : Kahlil Gibran

99. “The most wonderful thing, Mary, is that you and I are always walking together, hand in hand, in a strangely beautiful world, unknown to other people. We both stretch one hand to receive from Life - and Life is generous indeed.”

Tags : Beautiful World Generous Life Together
Author : Kahlil Gibran

100. “When you see a man led to prison say in your heart, "Mayhap he is escaping from a narrower prison." And when you see a man drunken say in your heart, "Mayhap he sought escape from something still more unbeautiful.”

Tags : Drunk Drunken Escape Man Prison Unbeautiful
Author : Kahlil Gibran

101. “And then a scholar said, "Speak of talking." And he answered, saying: "And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime.”

Tags : Talking
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

102. “What is word knowledge but a shadow of wordless knowledge?”

Tags : Knowledge Talking Words
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

103. “Much have we loved you. But speechless was our love, and with veils has it been veiled,Yet now it cries aloud unto you, and would stand revealed before you.And ever has it been that love knows not it's depth until the hour of separation”

Tags : Farewell Love Love Lost Separation Speechless Unspoken Unspoken Love
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

104. “Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.”

Tags : Freedom Liberty
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Vision: Reflections on the Way of the Soul

105. “Forgetfulness is a form of freedom.”

Tags : Forgetfulness Freedom Memory
Author : Kahlil Gibran

106. “Oftentimes have I heard you speak of one who commits a wrong as though he were not one of you, but a stranger unto you and an intruder upon your world.But I say that even as the holy and the righteous cannot rise beyond the highest which is in each one of you,So the wicked and the weak cannot fall lower than the lowest which is in you also.And as a single leaf turns not yellow but with the silent knowledge of the whole tree,So the wrong-doer cannot do wrong without the hidden will of you all.Like a procession you walk together towards your god-self.You are the way and the wayfarers.And when one of you falls down he falls for those behind him, a caution against the stumbling stone.Ay, and he falls for those ahead of him, who though faster and surer of foot, yet removed not the stumbling stone.”

Tags : Equality Free Will Jurisprudence Justice One Terence
Author : Kahlil Gibran

107. “A sense of humour is a sense of proportion.”

Tags : Humour Proportion Sense Tolerance
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

108. “Your reason and your passion are the rudder and the sails of your seafaring soul.If either your sails or your rudder be broken, you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas.For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction.Therefore let your soul exalt your reason to the height of passion, that it may sing;And let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion may live through its own daily resurrection, and like the phoenix rise above its own ashes.”

Tags : Growth Passion Poetry Reason Soul
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

109. “Your reason and your passion are the rudder and the sails of your seafaring soul.For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction.Therefore let your soul exalt your reason to the height of passion, that it may sing;And let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion may livethrough its own daily resurrection, and like the phoenix rise above its own ashes.And since you are a breath in God’s sphere, and a leaf in God’s forest, you too should rest in reason and move in passion.”

Tags : Passion Reason
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

110. “Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.”

Tags : Music Power Of Music
Author : Kahlil Gibran

111. “When a man kills another man, the people say he is a murderer, but when the Emir kills him, the Emir is just. When a man robs a monastery, they say he is a thief, but when the Emir robs him of his life, the Emir is honourable. When a woman betrays her husband, they say she is an adulteress, but when the Emir makes her walk naked in the streets and stones her later, the Emir is noble. Shedding of blood is forbidden, but who made it lawful for the Emir? Stealing one's money is a crime, but taking away one's life is a noble act. Betrayal of a husband may be an ugly deed, but stoning of living souls is a beautiful sight. Shall we meet evil with evil and say this is the Law? Shall we fight corruption with greater corruption and say this is the Rule? Shall we conquer crimes with more crimes and say this is Justice? Had not the Emir killed an enemy in his past life? Had he not robbed his weak subjects of money and property? Had he not committed adultery? Was he infallible when he killed the murderer and hanged the thief in the tree? Who are those who hanged the thief in the tree? Are they angels descended from heaven, or men looting and usurping? Who cut off the murderer's head? Are they divine prophets, or soldiers shedding blood wherever they go? Who stoned that adulteress? Were they virtuous hermits who came from their monasteries, or humans who loved to commit atrocities with glee, under the protection of ignorant Law? What is Law? Who saw it coming with the sun from the depths of heaven? What human saw the heart of God and found its will or purpose? In what century did the angels walk among the people and preach to them, saying, "Forbid the weak from enjoying life, and kill the outlaws with the sharp edge of the sword, and step upon the sinners with iron feet?”

Tags : Betrayal Crimes Justice Murderer Stealing
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Spirits Rebellious/The Madman/The Forerunner

112. “What is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?”

Tags : Death Die Dying Macabre Melt Melting Naked Nature Poetic Sun Sunlight Wind
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

113. “My friend, I am not what I seem. Seeming is but a garment I wear - a care-woven garment that protects me from thy questionings and thee from my negligence”

Tags : Friends Life Seeming The Madman
Author : Kahlil Gibran

114. “Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself, Love possesses not nor would it be possessed: For love is sufficient unto love.”

Tags : Love Possessiveness
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

115. “I am the lover's gift; I am the wedding wreath;I am the memory of a moment of happiness;I am the last gift of the living to the dead;I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow.”

Tags : Arab Beauty Flower Inspiration Spiritual
Author : Kahlil Gibran

116. “Speak not of peoples and laws andKingdoms, for the whole earth isMy birthplace and all humans areMy brothers.”

Tags : Connectedness Humanity
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran

117. “If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?”

Tags : Heart Love Openness
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

118. “A woman protested saying, "Of course it was a righteous war. My son fell in it.".”

Tags : Comforting Delusions Mourning Sorrow War
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

119. “For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.”

Tags : Bird Communication Thought
Author : Kahlil Gibran

120. “My friend, I am not what I seem. Seeming is but a garment I wear-a care-woven garment that protects me from thy questionings and thee from my negligence. The “I” in me, my friend, dwells in the house of silence, and therein it shall remain for ever more, unperceived, unapproachable. I would not have thee believe in what I say nor trust in what I do-for my words are naught but thy own thoughts in sound and my deeds thy own hopes in action. When thou sayest, “The wind bloweth eastward,” I say, “Aye it doth blow eastward”; for I would not have thee know that my mind doth not dwell upon the wind but upon the sea. Thou canst not understand my seafaring thoughts, nor would I have thee understand. I would be at sea alone. When it is day with thee, my friend, it is night with me; yet even then I speak of the noontide that dances upon the hills and of the purple shadow that steals its way across the valley; for thou canst not hear the songs of my darkness nor see my wings beating against the stars-and I fain would not have thee hear or see. I would be with night alone. When thou ascendest to thy Heaven I descend to my Hell-even then thou callest to me across the unbridgeable gulf, “My companion, my comrade,” and I call back to thee, “My comrade, my companion”-for I would not have thee see my Hell. The flame would burn thy eyesight and the smoke would crowd thy nostrils. And I love my Hell too well to have thee visit it. I would be in Hell alone. Thou lovest Truth and Beauty and Righteousness; and I for thy sake say it is well and seemly to love these things. But in my heart I laughed at thy love. Yet I would not have thee see my laughter. I would laugh alone. My friend, thou art good and cautious and wise; nay, thou art perfect-and I, too, speak with thee wisely and cautiously. And yet I am mad. But I mask my madness. I would be mad alone. My friend, thou art not my friend, but how shall I make thee understand? My path is not thy path, yet together we walk, hand in hand.”

Tags : Friends Madman
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Madman

121. “Ihr seid gut, wenn ihr eins mit euch seid.”

Tags : Personality
Author : Kahlil Gibran

122. “My friend, I am not what I seem. Seeming is but a garment I wear — a care-woven garment that protects me from thy questionings and thee from my negligence. The "I" in me, my friend, dwells in the house of silence, and therein it shall remain for ever more, unperceived, unapproachable.”

Tags : Identity Silence
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Madman

123. “Words are timeless. You should utter them or write them with a knowledge of their timelessness.”

Tags : Words
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

124. “All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.”

Tags : Words
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

125. “Perhaps time’s definition of coal is the diamond.”

Tags : Coal Diamond Inspirational Time
Author : Kahlil Gibran

126. “You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts;And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime.And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered.”

Tags : Peace Poetry Silence Solitude
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

127. “I hope I will live long and be able to do some things worthy of giving to you who is giving so much to me.”

Tags : Kahlil Gibran Love Love Letter
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Beloved Prophet: The Love Letters of Kahlil Gibran and Mary Haskell, and Her Private Journal

128. “The resting place of my soul is a beautiful grove where my knowledge of you lives.”

Tags : Kahlil Gibran Love Love Letters
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Beloved Prophet: The Love Letters of Kahlil Gibran and Mary Haskell, and Her Private Journal

129. “Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.”

Tags : Hope Sadness
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

130. “I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward.”

Tags : Wisdom
Author : Kahlil Gibran

131. “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.”

Tags : Philosophy Wisdom
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Mirrors of the Soul

132. “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”

Tags : Philosophy
Author : Kahlil Gibran

133. “If you reveal your secrets to the wind,you should not blame the wind forrevealing them to the trees.”

Tags : Philosophy
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Wanderer

134. “He suffered much, but he understood the mystery of pain: he knew that tears make all things shine.”

Tags : Feeling Kahlil Gibran Misery Pain Sadness Tear Tears
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Beloved Prophet: The Love Letters of Kahlil Gibran and Mary Haskell, and Her Private Journal

135. “Life kisses our faces every morning. Yet, between morning and evening, she laughs at our sorrows.”

Tags : Day Life Morning Sorrow
Author : Kahlil Gibran

136. “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.”

Tags : Break Breaking Heart Joy Pain Pains Sadness Sorrow
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

137. “Then said a teacher , speak to us of teaching . And he said :The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple among his followers gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.The astronomer may spaeak to you of his understanding of space , but he cannot give you his understanding.The musician may sing to you of the rythem which is in all space , but he cannot give you the ear which arrests the rythem nor the voice that echoes it .And he who is versed in the science of numbers can tell of the regions of weight and measure , but he cannot conduct you thither .For the vision of one man lends not its wings to another man .”

Tags : Preaching Teaching
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

138. “Yesterday is but to-day’s memory and to-morrow is to-day’s dream.”

Tags : Dream Future Life Memory Past Present Today Tomorrow Yesterday
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

139. “Let there be no scales to weigh your un-known treasure;And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.For self is a sea boundless and measureless.”

Tags : Boundless Inner Life Inner Strength Introspection Introspective Measureless Quote Quotes Self
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

140. “A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand”

Tags : Friendship And Love
Author : Kahlil Gibran

141. “I deserted the world and sought solitude because I became tired of rendering courtesy to those multitudes who believe that humility is a sort of weakness, and mercy a kind of cowardice, and snobbery a form of strength.”

Tags : Humility Mercy Solitude
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : A Treasury of Kahlil Gibran

142. “In the summer heat the reapers say, “We have seen her dancing with the autumn leaves, and we saw a drift of snow in her hair.”

Tags : Autumn Her Leaves Season Seasons Snow Summer Winter
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

143. “Men who do not forgive women their little faults will never enjoy their great virtues.”

Tags : Faults Forgiveness Men Virtue Women
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

144. “Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.”

Tags : Inspirational Pain Sickness
Author : Kahlil Gibran

145. “Smile, my beloved, like the gold smiles from my father's coffers.”

Tags : Beloved Smile
Author : Kahlil Gibran

146. “Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone.Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.”

Tags : Advice Alone Dance Independence Independent Individuality Life Love Music Relationship Relationships Sing
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

147. “He who is more mindful of one, loses the love and the faith of both.”

Tags : Inspirational Philosophy Wisdom
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

148. “I am a stranger in this world, and there is a severe solitude and painful lonesomeness in my exile.”

Tags : Estrangement Isolation
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran

149. “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being,the more joy you can contain.Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven?And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”

Tags : Joy Sorrow
Author : Kahlil Gibran

150. “He who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy”

Tags : Joy Sorrow
Author : Kahlil Gibran

151. “you are good when you strive to give of yourself.”

Tags : Evil Giving Good
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

152. “When you were a wandering desire in the mist, I too was there, a wandering desire. Then we sought one another, and out of our eagerness dreams were born. And dreams were time limitless, and dreams were space without measure.”

Tags : Desire Dreams Love
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam / The Forerunner

153. “Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart's knowledge.You would know in words that which you have always known in thought.You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.”

Tags : Enlightenment Self Knowledge The Heart Understanding Wisdom
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

154. “Let your home be you mast and not your anchor.”

Tags : Contemplation Materialism
Author : Kahlil Gibran

155. “Reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction.”

Tags : Burning Confining Destruction Passion Passionate Reason Reasonable
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

156. “I vostri figli non sono vostri.Sono i figli della brama che la Vita ha di sé stessa.Essi vengono attraverso di voi ma non da voi.E sebbene siano con voi non vi appartengono.Potete donare loro il vostro amore ma non i vostri pensieri. Poichè hanno pensieri propri.Potete dare rifugio ai loro corpi ma non alle loro anime. Giacchè le loro anime albergano nella casa del domani, che voi non potete visitare neppure in sogno.Potete tentare d’essere come loro, ma non di renderli come voi siete. Giacchè la vita non indietreggia ne s’attarda sul passato.Voi siete gli archi dal quali i figli vostri, viventi frecce, sono scoccati innanzi. L’Arciere vede il bersaglio sul sentiero dell’infinito, e vi tende con la sua potenza affinchè le sue frecce possano andare veloci e lontano.Sia Gioioso il vostro tendervi nella mano dell’Arciere; poichè se ama il dardo sfrecciante, così ama l’arco che saldo rimane.”

Tags : Figli
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

157. “Kapatılmışsınız ama yalnız değilsiniz. Açık sokaklarda yürüyüp de tutsak olan niceleri var”

Tags : Halil Cibran Insanoğlu Isa Kitap Alıntısı Tutsak Yalnız Özgürlük
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : İnsanoğlu İsa

158. “Call me not wise unless you call all men wise. A young fruit am I, still clinging to the branch and it was only yesterday that I was a blossom. And call none among you foolish for we are neither wise nor foolish. We are green leaves upon the tree of life and surely life itself if beyond wisdom and surely beyond foolishness.”

Tags : Humanity Humanity And Society Wisdom
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Garden of The Prophet

159. “Shall I come to you, a boundless drop to a boundless ocean.”

Tags : Boundless Ocean Sea Water
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

160. “When love beckons to you, follow him,Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him,Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you believe in him,Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.”

Tags : The Prophet
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

161. “The deeper sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”

Tags : The Prophet
Author : Kahlil Gibran

162. “A voice cannot carry the tongue and the lips that gave it wings.”

Tags : Lips Tongue Voice Wings
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

163. “Y en mi locura encntré la libertad y la seguridad: la libertad de la soledad y la seguridad que da el que no le entiendan a uno, pues quienes nos comprenden esclavizan algo de nosotros.”

Tags : Philosophy Literature
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : El Loco

164. “A bigot is a stone-deaf orator.”

Tags : Bigot Bigotry Deaf Deafness Orator Oratory
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

165. “And one of the elders of the city , said , speak to us of good and evil.And he answered :You are good in countless ways , and you are not evil when you are not good .”

Tags : Good And Evil
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

166. “Know, therefore, that from the greater silence I shall return..... Forget not that I shall come back to you....A little while, a moment of rest upon the wind, and anohter woman shall bear me.”

Tags : Romance Novels
Author : Kahlil Gibran

167. “Imagination sees the complete reality, - it is where past, present and future meet... Imagination is limited neither to the reality which is apparent - nor to one place. It lives everywhere. It is at a centre and feels the vibrations of all the circles within which east and west are virtually included. Imagination is the life of mental freedom. It realizes what everything is in its many aspects ... Imagination does not uplift: we don't want to be uplifted, we want to be more completely aware.”

Tags : Centre Freedom Of Speech Future Imagination Present
Author : Kahlil Gibran

168. “The breath of life is in the sunlight and the hand of life is in the wind.”

Tags : Breath Of Life Hand Of Life Life Light Sun Sunlight Wind Windy
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

169. “One hour devoted to mourning and lamenting theStolen equality of the weak is nobler than aCentury filled with greed and usurpation.”

Tags : Inequality Justice Oppression
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran

170. “On a moonless night a man entered into his neighbour's garden and stole the largest melon he could find and brought it home.He opened it and found it still unripe.Then behold a marvel!The man's conscience woke and smote him with remorse; and he repented having stolen the melon.”

Tags : Conscience Hypocrisy The Forerunner
Author : Kahlil Gibran

171. “To be modest in speaking truth is hypocrisy. TM-ST-95”

Tags : Hypocrisy Modesty Truth
Author : Kahlil Gibran

172. “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potters oven?And is not the lute that soothes your spirits the very wood that was hollowed with knives?”

Tags : Happiness Highs And Lows Joy Joyful Pain Sadness Sorrow Sorrowful
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

173. “I cannot tarry longer.The sea that calls all things unto her calls me”

Tags : Calling Calling Me I Cannot Wait Nature Ocean Sea The Sea Water
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

174. “Do not blame a person for drinking lest he is trying to forget something more serious than drinking.”

Tags : Blame Drinking Serious
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Third Treasury of Kahlil Gibran

175. “We have heard her shouting among the mountains,"And with her cries came the sound of hoofs, and the beating of wings and the roaring of lions.”

Tags : Beauty Her Mountains Nature
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

176. “Your house shall be not an anchor but a mastIt shall not be a glistening film that covers a wound, but an eyelid that guards the eye.”

Tags : House
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

177. “Fear not the phantom of death, My Countrymen, for his greatnessAnd mercy will refuse to approachYour smallness; and dread not the Dagger, for it will decline to beLodged in your shallow hearts.”

Tags : Death Disappointment My Countrymen
Author : Kahlil Gibran

178. “Love is all I can possess and no one can deprive me of it.Kahlil Gibran (Visions of the Prophet)”

Tags : Visions Of The Prophet
Author : Kahlil Gibran

179. “Happiness is a vine that takes root and grows within the heart, never outside it.”

Tags : Visions Of The Prophet
Author : Kahlil Gibran

180. “For God opens the doors of truth to him who knocks with the hand of faith”

Tags : Visions Of The Prophet
Author : Kahlil Gibran

181. “You may judge others only according to your knowledge of yourself.”

Tags : Judgemental People Self Awareness
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

182. “Tus hijos no son tus hijos son hijos e hijas de la vida deseosa de si misma. No vienen de ti, sino a través de ti y aunque estén contigo no te pertenecen. Puedes darles tu amor, pero no tus pensamientos, pues, ellos tienen sus propios pensamientos. Puedes abrigar sus cuerpos, pero no sus almas, porque ellas, viven en la casa del mañana, que no puedes visitar ni siquiera en sueños. Puedes esforzarte en ser como ellos, pero no procures hacerlos semejantes a ti porque la vida no retrocede, ni se detiene en el ayer. Tú eres el arco del cual, tus hijos como flechas vivas son lanzados. Deja que la inclinación en tu mano de arquero sea para la felicidad.”

Tags : Children Parenthood
Author : Kahlil Gibran

183. “Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and nights.”

Tags : Heart Hearts Life Quiet Secret Secrets Silence Wisdom
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

184. “Oftentimes I have hated in self-defense; but if I were stronger I would not have used such a weapon.”

Tags : Hatred Moral Strength Self Defeat
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

185. “And now you ask in your heart, ‘How shall we distinguish that which is good in pleasure from that which is not good?’Go to your fields and your gardens, and you shall learn that it is the pleasure of the bee to gather honey of the flower,But it is also the pleasure of the flower to yield its honey to the bee.For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life,And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love,And to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy.*People of Orphalese, be in your pleasures like the flowers and the bees.”

Tags : Giving And Receiving
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

186. “Theban who acquires his wealth by inheritance builds his mansion with the weak poor's money. The clergyman erects his temple upon the graves and bones of the devoted worshippers. The prince grasps the fellah's arms while the priest empties his pocket; the ruler looks upon the sobs of the fields with frowning face, and the bishop consoles them with his smile, and between the frown of the tiger and the smile of the wolf the flock is perished; the ruler claims himself as king if the law, and the priest as the representative if god, and between these two, the bodies are destroyed and the souls wither into nothing.”

Tags : Class Khalil The Heretic Religion
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran

187. “Could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;”

Tags : Heart Joy Life Miracles Pain Painful Sorrow Wonder
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

188. “[W]enn ihr nicht mit Liebe, sondern nur mit Widerwillen arbeiten könnt, lasst besser eure Arbeit [...] und nehmt Almosen von denen, die mit Freude arbeiten.”

Tags : Love Receiving Work
Author : Kahlil Gibran

189. “[W]elcher Verdienst wäre größer als der Mut und das Vertrauen, ja auch die Nächstenliebe, die im Empfangen liegt?”

Tags : Receiving
Author : Kahlil Gibran

190. “You often say, “I would give, but only to the deserving.”The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture.They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish.”

Tags : Charity Give Giving
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

191. “Beauty is that which attracts your soul, and that which loves to give and not to receive.”

Tags : Beauty Give Giving Receive Receiving
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : A Tear and a Smile

192. “Believing is a fine thing, but putting those beliefs into execution is a test of strength.”

Tags : Conviction Courage Faith
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran

193. “I upravo kada ste stigli do vrha planine, tek tada bi trebalo da počnete uspon.”

Tags : Keep On Going
Author : Kahlil Gibran

194. “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.”

Tags : Accept Acceptance Grief Joy Life Seasons Serenity Sorrow
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

195. “The real in us is silent; the acquired is talkative.”

Tags : Real Silence Talk
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : Sand and Foam

196. “Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love, but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms from those who work with joy. For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half our hunger.”

Tags : Work Ethics
Author : Kahlil Gibran

197. “You were born together, and together you shall be for evermore.You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.”

Tags : Death Life Soul Mates Together
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

198. “My God, my aim and my fulfillment; I am thy yesterday and thou are my tomorrow. I am they root in the earth and thou art my flower in the sky, and together we grow before the face of the sun.”

Tags : Inspirational Religious
Author : Kahlil Gibran

199. “Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.”

Tags : Love Miscommunication
Author : Kahlil Gibran

200. “You are my brother and I love you. I love you worshipping in your church, kneeling in your temple, and praying in your mosque. You and I and all are children of one religion, for the varied paths of religion are but the fingers of the loving hand of the Supreme Being, extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, anxious to receive all.”

Tags : Gibran Love Poetry Tolerance
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet and Other Writings