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Gibran Khalil Gibran (Arabic: جبران خليل جبران‎, ALA-LC: Jubrān Khalīl Jubrān, pronounced [ʒʊˈbraːn xaˈliːl ʒʊˈbraːn], or Jibrān Khalīl Jibrān, pronounced [ʒɪˈbraːn xaˈliːl ʒɪˈbraːn]; January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931), usually referred to in English as Kahlil Gibran (pronounced kah-LEEL ji-BRAHN), was a Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist, also considered a philosopher although he himself rejected the title. He is best known as the author of The Prophet, which was first published in the United States in 1923 and has since become one of the best-selling books of all time, having been translated into more than 100 languages.

Born in a village of the Ottoman-ruled Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate to a Maronite family, the young Gibran immigrated with his mother and siblings to the United States in 1895. As his mother worked as a seamstress, he was enrolled at a school in Boston, where his creative abilities were quickly noticed by a teacher who presented him to photographer and publisher F. Holland Day. Gibran was sent back to his native land by his family at the age of fifteen to enroll at the Collège de la Sagesse in Beirut. Returning to Boston upon his youngest sister's death in 1902, he lost his older half-brother and his mother the following year, seemingly relying afterwards on his remaining sister's income from her work at a dressmaker's shop for some time.

In 1904, Gibran's drawings were displayed for the first time at Day's studio in Boston, and his first book in Arabic was published in 1905 in New York City. With the financial help of a newly met benefactress, Mary Haskell, Gibran studied art in Paris from 1908 to 1910. While there, he came in contact with Syrian political thinkers promoting rebellion in the Ottoman Empire after the Young Turk Revolution; some of Gibran's writings, voicing the same ideas as well as anti-clericalism, would eventually be banned by the Ottoman authorities. In 1911, Gibran settled in New York, where his first book in English, The Madman, would be published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1918, with writing of The Prophet or The Earth Gods also underway. His visual artwork was shown at Montross Gallery in 1914, and at the galleries of M. Knoedler & Co. in 1917. He had also been corresponding remarkably with May Ziadeh since 1912. In 1920, Gibran re-founded the Pen League with fellow Mahjari poets. By the time of his death at the age of 48 from cirrhosis and incipient tuberculosis in one lung, he had achieved literary fame on "both sides of the Atlantic Ocean," and The Prophet had already been translated into German and French. His body was transferred to his birth village of Bsharri (in present-day Lebanon), to which he had bequeathed all future royalties on his books, and where a museum dedicated to his works now stands.

As worded by Suheil Bushrui and Joe Jenkins, Gibran's life has been described as one "often caught between Nietzschean rebellion, Blakean pantheism and Sufi mysticism." Gibran discussed different themes in his writings, and explored diverse literary forms. Salma Khadra Jayyusi has called him "the single most important influence on Arabic poetry and literature during the first half of [the twentieth] century," and he is still celebrated as a literary hero in Lebanon. At the same time, "most of Gibran's paintings expressed his personal vision, incorporating spiritual and mythological symbolism," with art critic Alice Raphael recognizing in the painter a classicist, whose work owed "more to the findings of Da Vinci than it [did] to any modern insurgent." His "prodigious body of work" has been described as "an artistic legacy to people of all nations."

quote by Kahlil Gibran: Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: In one drop of water are found all the secrets of the oceans. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of the oceans.

--Kahlil Gibran

Longer Version:

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.


quote by Kahlil Gibran: Work with love, it is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Work with love, it is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

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

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: The best of men is he who blushes when you praise him and remains silent when you defame him. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

The best of men is he who blushes when you praise him and remains silent when you defame him.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man's hunger. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man's hunger.

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quote by Kahlil Gibran: Sow a seed and the earth will yield you a flower. 
Dream your dream to the sky and it will bring you your beloved. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Sow a seed and the earth will yield you a flower.
Dream your dream to the sky and it will bring you your beloved.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: And think not you can direct the course of love, For love, If it finds you worthy, Directs your course. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

And think not you can direct the course of love, For love, If it finds you worthy, Directs your course.

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quote by Kahlil Gibran: And let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion may live through its own daily resurrection, and like the phoenix rises above its own ashes. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

And let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion may live through its own daily resurrection, and like the phoenix rises above its own ashes.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: There are those among you who seek the talkative through fear of being alone. The silence of aloneness reveals to their eyes their naked selves and they would escape. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

There are those among you who seek the talkative through fear of being alone. The silence of aloneness reveals to their eyes their naked selves and they would escape.

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quote by Kahlil Gibran: 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. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

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.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Hell is not in torture; Hell is in an empty heart. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Hell is not in torture; Hell is in an empty heart.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Our pain carves out a larger space for love to fill. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Our pain carves out a larger space for love to fill.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasure. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasure. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Marriage is the golden ring in a chain whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Marriage is the golden ring in a chain whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity.

--Kahlil Gibran

quote by Kahlil Gibran: The creator gives no heed to the critic unless he becomes a barren inventor. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

The creator gives no heed to the critic unless he becomes a barren inventor.

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quote by Kahlil Gibran: Yet you shall not deplore having known blindness, nor regret having been deaf. For in that day you shall know the hidden purposes in all things. And you shall bless darkness as you would bless light. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Yet you shall not deplore having known blindness, nor regret having been deaf. For in that day you shall know the hidden purposes in all things. And you shall bless darkness as you would bless light.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Between the shores of the oceans and the summit of the highest mountain is a secret route that you must absolutely take before being one with the sons of the Earth. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Between the shores of the oceans and the summit of the highest mountain is a secret route that you must absolutely take before being one with the sons of the Earth.

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quote by Kahlil Gibran: I have never agreed with my other self wholly. The truth of the matter seems to lie between us. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

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

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quote by Kahlil Gibran: They have exiled me now from their society and I am pleased, because humanity does not exile except the one whose noble spirit rebels against despotism and oppression. He who does not prefer exile to… with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

They have exiled me now from their society and I am pleased, because humanity does not exile except the one whose noble spirit rebels against despotism and oppression. He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom.

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quote by Kahlil Gibran: In every winter's heart there is a quivering spring, and behind the veil of each night there is a shining dawn. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

In every winter's heart there is a quivering spring, and behind the veil of each night there is a shining dawn.

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quote by Kahlil Gibran: No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.

--Kahlil Gibran

Longer Version:

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.


quote by Kahlil Gibran: A truly religious man does not embrace a religion; and he who embraces one has no religion. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

A truly religious man does not embrace a religion; and he who embraces one has no religion.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Men who do not forgive women their little faults will never enjoy their great virtues. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

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

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: How can I lose faith in the justice of life, when the dreams of those who sleep upon feathers are not more beautiful than the dreams of those who sleep upon the earth? with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

How can I lose faith in the justice of life, when the dreams of those who sleep upon feathers are not more beautiful than the dreams of those who sleep upon the earth?

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: For what is prayer but the expansion of your self into the living ether? with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

For what is prayer but the expansion of your self into the living ether?

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: For in truth it is life that gives unto life-while you, who deem yourself a giver, are but a witness. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

For in truth it is life that gives unto life-while you, who deem yourself a giver, are but a witness.

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quote by Kahlil Gibran: Strange that creatures without backbones have the hardest shells. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Strange that creatures without backbones have the hardest shells.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: 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. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

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.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: 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 y… with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

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.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Your house shall be not an anchor but a mast
It shall not be a glistening film that covers a wound, but an eyelid that guards the eye. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Your house shall be not an anchor but a mast
It shall not be a glistening film that covers a wound, but an eyelid that guards the eye.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Your house is your larger body. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Your house is your larger body.

--Kahlil Gibran

Longer Version:

Your house is your larger body. It grows in the sun and sleeps in the stillness of the night; and it is not dreamless. Does not your house dream, and dreaming, leave the city for grove or hilltop?


quote by Kahlil Gibran: Desire is half of life, indifference is half of death. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Desire is half of life, indifference is half of death.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Philosophy began when man ate the produce of the earth and suffered indigestion. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Philosophy began when man ate the produce of the earth and suffered indigestion.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: The most solid stone in the structure is the lowest one in the foundation. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

The most solid stone in the structure is the lowest one in the foundation.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: The real test of good manners is to be able to put up with bad manners pleasantly. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

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

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: A bigot is a stone-deaf orator. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

A bigot is a stone-deaf orator.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Should we all confess our sins to one another we would all laugh at one another for our lack of originality. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Should we all confess our sins to one another we would all laugh at one another for our lack of originality.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Solitude is a silent storm that breaks down all our dead branches; yet it sends our living roots deeper into the living heart of the living earth. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Solitude is a silent storm that breaks down all our dead branches; yet it sends our living roots deeper into the living heart of the living earth.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Persecution cannot harm him who stands by Truth. Did not Socrates fall proudly a victim in body? Was not Paul stoned for the sake of the Truth? It is our inner selves that hurt us when we disobey it,… with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Persecution cannot harm him who stands by Truth. Did not Socrates fall proudly a victim in body? Was not Paul stoned for the sake of the Truth? It is our inner selves that hurt us when we disobey it, and it kills us when we betray it.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: True love cannot be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does. Anonymous Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

True love cannot be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does. Anonymous Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: And if you would know God, be not therefore a solver of riddles. Rather look about you and you shall see Him playing with your children. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

And if you would know God, be not therefore a solver of riddles. Rather look about you and you shall see Him playing with your children.

--Kahlil Gibran

Longer Version:

And if you would know God, be not therefore a solver of riddles. Rather look about you and you shall see Him playing with your children. And look into space; you shall see Him walking in the cloud, outstretching His arms in the lightning and descending in rain. You shall see Him smiling in flowers, then rising and waving His hands in trees.


quote by Kahlil Gibran: You cannot lay remorse upon the innocent nor lift it from the heart of the guilty. Unbidden shall it call in the night, that men may wake and gaze upon themselves. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

You cannot lay remorse upon the innocent nor lift it from the heart of the guilty. Unbidden shall it call in the night, that men may wake and gaze upon themselves.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: The thirst of soul is sweeter than the wine of material things, and the fear of spirit is dearer than the security of the body. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

The thirst of soul is sweeter than the wine of material things, and the fear of spirit is dearer than the security of the body.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Your confidence in the people, and your doubt about them, are closely related to your self-confidence and your self-doubt. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Your confidence in the people, and your doubt about them, are closely related to your self-confidence and your self-doubt.

--Kahlil Gibran

quote by Kahlil Gibran: I learnt silence from the talkative. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

I learnt silence from the talkative.

--Kahlil Gibran

quote by Kahlil Gibran: Women opened the windows of my eyes and the doors of my spirit. Had it not been for the woman-mother, the woman-sister, and the woman-friend, I would have been sleeping among those who seek the tranq… with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Women opened the windows of my eyes and the doors of my spirit. Had it not been for the woman-mother, the woman-sister, and the woman-friend, I would have been sleeping among those who seek the tranquility of the world with their snoring.

--Kahlil Gibran

quote by Kahlil Gibran: Those to whom worshiping is a window, to open but also to shut, have not yet visited the house of their souls whose windows are open from dawn to dawn. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Those to whom worshiping is a window, to open but also to shut, have not yet visited the house of their souls whose windows are open from dawn to dawn.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: For the vision of one man lends not its wings to another man. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

For the vision of one man lends not its wings to another man.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: The subtlest beauties in our life are unseen and unheard. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

The subtlest beauties in our life are unseen and unheard.

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quote by Kahlil Gibran: Should you really open your eyes and see, you would behold your image in all images. And should you open your ears and listen, you would hear your own voice in all voices. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Should you really open your eyes and see, you would behold your image in all images. And should you open your ears and listen, you would hear your own voice in all voices.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: 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. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

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.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: 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. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

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.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: That deed which in our guilt we today call weakness, will appear tomorrow as an essential link in the complete chain of Man. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

That deed which in our guilt we today call weakness, will appear tomorrow as an essential link in the complete chain of Man.

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quote by Kahlil Gibran: I use hate as a weapon to defend myself; had I been strong, I would never have needed that kind of weapon. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

I use hate as a weapon to defend myself; had I been strong, I would never have needed that kind of weapon.

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quote by Kahlil Gibran: The I in me, my friend, dwells in the house of silence, and therein it shall remain for ever more, unperceived, unapproachable. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

The I in me, my friend, dwells in the house of silence, and therein it shall remain for ever more, unperceived, unapproachable.

--Kahlil Gibran

quote by Kahlil Gibran: The shepherd will deny the diseased lamb in fear of the flock. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

The shepherd will deny the diseased lamb in fear of the flock.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

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

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Thus with my lips have I denounced you, while my heart, bleeding within me, called you tender names. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Thus with my lips have I denounced you, while my heart, bleeding within me, called you tender names.

--Kahlil Gibran

Longer Version:

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.


quote by Kahlil Gibran: Why dispute what we shall be, when we know not even what we are. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Why dispute what we shall be, when we know not even what we are.

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quote by Kahlil Gibran: Extreme torture is mute, and so we sat silent, petrified, like columns of marble buried under the sand of an earthquake. Neither wished to listen to the other because our heart-threads had become wea… with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Extreme torture is mute, and so we sat silent, petrified, like columns of marble buried under the sand of an earthquake. Neither wished to listen to the other because our heart-threads had become weak and even breathing would have broken them.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Wit is often a mask. If you tear it you will find either genius irritated or cleverness juggling. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Wit is often a mask. If you tear it you will find either genius irritated or cleverness juggling.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Saying this, he turned his head toward the window as if he were trying to solve the problems of human existence by concentrating on the beauty of the universe. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Saying this, he turned his head toward the window as if he were trying to solve the problems of human existence by concentrating on the beauty of the universe.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Lovers embrace that which is between them rather than each other. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Lovers embrace that which is between them rather than each other.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: The soul is an embryo in the body of Man, and the day of death is the Day of awakening, for it is the Great era of labour and the rich Hour of creation. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

The soul is an embryo in the body of Man, and the day of death is the Day of awakening, for it is the Great era of labour and the rich Hour of creation.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: 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 we… with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

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.

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quote by Kahlil Gibran: Only those beneath me can envy or hate me. I have never been envied nor hated; I am above no one. Only those above me can praise or belittle me. I have never been praised nor belittled; I am below no… with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Only those beneath me can envy or hate me. I have never been envied nor hated; I am above no one. Only those above me can praise or belittle me. I have never been praised nor belittled; I am below no one.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Strange, the desire for certain pleasures is a part of my pain. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Strange, the desire for certain pleasures is a part of my pain.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Let us disperse from our aloofness and serve the weak who made us strong, and cleanse the country in which we live. Let us teach this miserable nation to smile and rejoice with heaven's bounty and gl… with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Let us disperse from our aloofness and serve the weak who made us strong, and cleanse the country in which we live. Let us teach this miserable nation to smile and rejoice with heaven's bounty and glory of life and freedom.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: He who does not see the angels and devils in the beauty and malice of life will be far removed from knowledge, and his spirit will be empty of affection. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

He who does not see the angels and devils in the beauty and malice of life will be far removed from knowledge, and his spirit will be empty of affection.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: The highest virtue here may be least in another world. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

The highest virtue here may be least in another world.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: We fear death, yet we long for slumber and beautiful dreams. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

We fear death, yet we long for slumber and beautiful dreams.

--Kahlil Gibran

quote by Kahlil Gibran: A man can be free without being great, but no man can be great without being free. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

A man can be free without being great, but no man can be great without being free.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: And some of your elders remember pleasures with regret like wrongs committed in drunkenness. But regret is the beclouding of the mind and not its chastisement. They should remember their pleasures wi… with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

And some of your elders remember pleasures with regret like wrongs committed in drunkenness. But regret is the beclouding of the mind and not its chastisement. They should remember their pleasures with gratitude, as they would the harvest of a summer.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Love is not without its flaws. The stronger the love, the more it tests you. Compassion and empathy will make true love persist. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Love is not without its flaws. The stronger the love, the more it tests you. Compassion and empathy will make true love persist.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life.

--Kahlil Gibran

quote by Kahlil Gibran: There is a desire deep within the soul which drives man from the seen to the unseen, to philosophy and to the divine. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

There is a desire deep within the soul which drives man from the seen to the unseen, to philosophy and to the divine.

--Kahlil Gibran

quote by Kahlil Gibran: If I extend an empty hand and in retrieving it and finding it still empty, I feel disappointment, that is foolishness; yet if I extend a hand which is full and yet find no one to receive it, then tha… with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

If I extend an empty hand and in retrieving it and finding it still empty, I feel disappointment, that is foolishness; yet if I extend a hand which is full and yet find no one to receive it, then that is hopelessness.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: For a love to grow through the test of everyday living, one must respect that zone of privacy where one retires to relate to the inside instead of the outside. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

For a love to grow through the test of everyday living, one must respect that zone of privacy where one retires to relate to the inside instead of the outside.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Your joy can fill you only as deeply as your sorrow has carved you. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Your joy can fill you only as deeply as your sorrow has carved you.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: 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 … with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

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.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: You are your own forerunner, and the towers you have builded are but the foundation of your giant-self. And that self too shall be a foundation. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

You are your own forerunner, and the towers you have builded are but the foundation of your giant-self. And that self too shall be a foundation.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: For the criminal who is weak and poor the narrow cell of death awaits; but honor and glory await the rich who conceal their crimes behind their gold and silver and inherited glory. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

For the criminal who is weak and poor the narrow cell of death awaits; but honor and glory await the rich who conceal their crimes behind their gold and silver and inherited glory.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Nature reaches out to us with welcoming arms, and bids us enjoy her beauty; but we dread her silence and rush into the crowded cities, there to huddle like sheep fleeing from a ferocious wolf. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Nature reaches out to us with welcoming arms, and bids us enjoy her beauty; but we dread her silence and rush into the crowded cities, there to huddle like sheep fleeing from a ferocious wolf.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: The first glance from the eyes of the beloved is like the spirit that moved upon the face of the waters, giving birth to heaven and earth. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

The first glance from the eyes of the beloved is like the spirit that moved upon the face of the waters, giving birth to heaven and earth.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Your body is the harp of the soul. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Your body is the harp of the soul.

--Kahlil Gibran

Longer Version:

Your body is the harp of your soul and it is yours to bring forth sweet music from it or confused sounds.


quote by Kahlil Gibran: Now let us play hide and seek. Should you hide in my heart it would not be difficult to find you. But should you hide behind your own shell, then it would be useless for anyone to seek you. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Now let us play hide and seek. Should you hide in my heart it would not be difficult to find you. But should you hide behind your own shell, then it would be useless for anyone to seek you.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: Give and Take...
For to the bee a flower is a fountain if life
And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love
And to both, bee and flower,
the giving and the receiving is a need and an ecstasy. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

Give and Take...
For to the bee a flower is a fountain if life
And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love
And to both, bee and flower,
the giving and the receiving is a need and an ecstasy.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: A word I want to see written on my grave: I am alive like you, and I am standing beside you. Close your eyes and look around, you will see me in front of you. with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

A word I want to see written on my grave: I am alive like you, and I am standing beside you. Close your eyes and look around, you will see me in front of you.

--Kahlil Gibran
quote by Kahlil Gibran: For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst? with background image: photo of author Kahlil Gibran with quote

For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?

--Kahlil Gibran

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