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Khalil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in the north of modern-day Lebanon, as a young man he immigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero.

♦  I have Learned Silence from the Talkative, Toleration from the Intolerant, and Kindness from the unkind; yet, Strange, I am ungrateful to those Teachers - Khalil Gibran
♦  Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. - Khalil Gibran
♦  And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair - Khalil Gibran
♦  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 of those who work with joy - Khalil Gibran
♦ Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit  - Khalil Gibran
♦ 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  - Khalil Gibran
♦ 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  - Khalil Gibran
♦ A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle  - Khalil Gibran
♦ Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars  - Khalil Gibran
♦ If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were  - Khalil Gibran
♦ But 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  - Khalil Gibran
♦  Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof - Khalil Gibran
♦  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 - Khalil Gibran
♦ 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  - Khalil Gibran
♦  Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother - Khalil Gibran
♦  I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers - Khalil Gibran
♦  In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed - Khalil Gibran
♦ Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you  - Khalil Gibran
♦ 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  - Khalil Gibran
♦  The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind - Khalil Gibran
♦  A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain? - Khalil Gibran
♦  Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity - Khalil Gibran
♦  Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking - Khalil Gibran
♦  Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream - Khalil Gibran
♦  If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees - Khalil Gibran
♦  Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need - Khalil Gibran
♦  Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness - Khalil Gibran
♦ Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls  - Khalil Gibran
♦  Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert - Khalil Gibran
♦  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. - Khalil Gibran
♦  Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms - Khalil Gibran
♦ If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember  - Khalil Gibran
♦  Love is trembling happiness - Khalil Gibran
♦ To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to  - Khalil Gibran
♦ For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one  - Khalil Gibran
♦  Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms - Khalil Gibran
♦  Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love - Khalil Gibran
♦ The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom  - Khalil Gibran
♦ Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation  - Khalil Gibran
♦ Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.  - Khalil Gibran
♦ Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain  - Khalil Gibran
♦  To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice - Khalil Gibran
♦  Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary - Khalil Gibran
♦  You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give - Khalil Gibran
♦  The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold - Khalil Gibran
♦  We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them - Khalil Gibran
♦  Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity - Khalil Gibran
♦  You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance - Khalil Gibran
♦  Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit - Khalil Gibran
♦  Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people - Khalil Gibran
♦  Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes - Khalil Gibran
♦  If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work - Khalil Gibran
♦  Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all - Khalil Gibran
♦  Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding - Khalil Gibran
♦  Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be - Khalil Gibran
♦  Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration - Khalil Gibran
♦  Your friend is your needs answered - Khalil Gibran
♦  No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge - Khalil Gibran
♦  When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison? - Khalil Gibran
♦ Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'  - Khalil Gibran
♦ Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents  - Khalil Gibran
♦  The just is close to the people's heart, but the merciful is close to the heart of God - Khalil Gibran
♦ There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward  - Khalil Gibran
♦ Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them  - Khalil Gibran
♦ What difference is there between us, save a restless dream that follows my soul but fears to come near you?  - Khalil Gibran
♦ When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies  - Khalil Gibran
♦ The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is  - Khalil Gibran
♦ Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in your seeds  - Khalil Gibran
♦ Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation  - Khalil Gibran

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Khalil Gibran

Born : January 6, 1883
Died: April 10, 1931 (aged 48)
Occupation: Poet, Painter, Sculptor, Writer, Philosopher, Theologian, Visual Artist
Nationality: Lebanese - American
Last Update : 21 April 2016, ::: Malala Yousafzai

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