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428 Interesting Quotes by Kahlil Gibran (Page 2 of 3)

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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil 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.


Quote: Love is not without its flaws. The stronger the love, the more it tests you. Compassion and empathy will make true love persist. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil 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.


Quote: Keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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


Quote: There is a desire deep within the soul which drives man from the seen to the unseen, to philosophy and to the divine. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil 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.




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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil 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.


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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil 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.


Quote: Your joy can fill you only as deeply as your sorrow has carved you. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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


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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil 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.


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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil 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.


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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil 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.


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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil 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.


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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil 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.


Quote: Your body is the harp of the soul. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Your body is the harp of the soul.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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


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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil 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.


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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil 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.


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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil 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.


Quote: For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst? by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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




Quote: Do not be merciful, but be just, for mercy is bestowed upon the guilty criminal, while Justice is all that the innocent man requires. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Do not be merciful, but be just, for mercy is bestowed upon the guilty criminal, while Justice is all that the innocent man requires.


Quote: If your knowledge teaches you not to rise above human weakness and misery and lead your fellow man on the right path, you are indeed a man of little worth and will remain such till Judgment Day. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

If your knowledge teaches you not to rise above human weakness and misery and lead your fellow man on the right path, you are indeed a man of little worth and will remain such till Judgment Day.


Quote: You progress not through what has been done, but reaching towards what has yet to be done. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

You progress not through what has been done, but reaching towards what has yet to be done.


Quote: Knowledge and understanding are life's faithful companions who will never prove untrue to you. For knowledge is your crown, and understanding your staff; and when they are with you, you can possess no greater treasures. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Knowledge and understanding are life's faithful companions who will never prove untrue to you. For knowledge is your crown, and understanding your staff; and when they are with you, you can possess no greater treasures.


Quote: 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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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.




Quote: And how shall you punish those whose remorse is already greater than their misdeeds? by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

And how shall you punish those whose remorse is already greater than their misdeeds?


Quote: The truly just is he who feels half guilty of your misdeeds. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

The truly just is he who feels half guilty of your misdeeds.




Quote: Cover me with soft earth, and let each handful be mixed With seeds ofjasmine, lilies, and myrtle; and when they Grow above me and thrive on my body's element they will Breathe the fragrance of my heart into space. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Cover me with soft earth, and let each handful be mixed With seeds ofjasmine, lilies, and myrtle; and when they Grow above me and thrive on my body's element they will Breathe the fragrance of my heart into space.


Quote: When you have solved all the mysteries of life you long for death, for it is but another mystery of life. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

When you have solved all the mysteries of life you long for death, for it is but another mystery of life.


Quote: 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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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.


Quote: And alone and without his nest shall the Eagle fly across the sun. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

And alone and without his nest shall the Eagle fly across the sun.


Quote: You hate Jesus because someone from the North Country said He was the Son of God. But you hate one another because each of you deems himself too great to be the brother of the next man. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

You hate Jesus because someone from the North Country said He was the Son of God. But you hate one another because each of you deems himself too great to be the brother of the next man.


Quote: Many are the places of worship, but few indeed are those who worship in Spirit and in truth. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Many are the places of worship, but few indeed are those who worship in Spirit and in truth.


Quote: I discovered the secret of the sea in meditation upon a dewdrop. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

I discovered the secret of the sea in meditation upon a dewdrop.


Quote: As the strings of a lute are apart though they quiver the same music. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

As the strings of a lute are apart though they quiver the same music.


Quote: All you have shall some day be given. Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

All you have shall some day be given. Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors.


Quote: Perhaps a man may commit suicide in self-defense. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Perhaps a man may commit suicide in self-defense.


Quote: In a dream I saw Jesus and My God Pan sitting together in the heart of the forest. They laughed at each other's speech, with the brook that ran near them, and the laughter of Jesus was the merrier. And they conversed long. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

In a dream I saw Jesus and My God Pan sitting together in the heart of the forest. They laughed at each other's speech, with the brook that ran near them, and the laughter of Jesus was the merrier. And they conversed long.


Quote: Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven? by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven?


Quote: The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain... When you are joyous look deep into your heart and you will find that it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain... When you are joyous look deep into your heart and you will find that it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.


Quote: In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond.


Quote: Whoever would be a teacher of men let him begin by teaching himself before teaching others; and let him teach by example before teaching by word. For he who teaches himself and rectifies his own ways is more deserving of respect and reverence than he who would teach others and rectify their ways. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of Kahlil Gibran quote: Whoever would be a teacher of men let him begin by teaching himself before teaching others; and let him teach by example before teaching by word. For he who teaches himself and rectifies his own ways is more deserving of respect and reverence than he who would teach others and rectify their ways.- black text on quotes background

Whoever would be a teacher of men let him begin by teaching himself before teaching others; and let him teach by example before teaching by word. For he who teaches himself and rectifies his own ways is more deserving of respect and reverence than he who would teach others and rectify their ways.


Quote: The saint and the sinner are twin brothers...one was born but the moment before the other. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

The saint and the sinner are twin brothers...one was born but the moment before the other.


Quote: God has bestowed upon you intelligence and knowledge. Do not extinguish the lamp of Divine Grace and do not let the candle of wisdom die out in the darkness of lust and error. For a wise man approaches with his torch to light up the path of mankind. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

God has bestowed upon you intelligence and knowledge. Do not extinguish the lamp of Divine Grace and do not let the candle of wisdom die out in the darkness of lust and error. For a wise man approaches with his torch to light up the path of mankind.


Quote: Disagreement may be the shortest cut between two minds. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Disagreement may be the shortest cut between two minds.


Quote: Am I a harp that the hand of the mighty may touch me, or a flute that his breath may pass through me? A seeker of silences am I, and what treasure have I found in silences that I may dispense with confidence? by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Am I a harp that the hand of the mighty may touch me, or a flute that his breath may pass through me? A seeker of silences am I, and what treasure have I found in silences that I may dispense with confidence?


Quote: When God created Man, he gave him Music as a language different from all other languages. And early man sang his glory in the wilderness; and drew the hearts of kings and moved them from their thrones. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

When God created Man, he gave him Music as a language different from all other languages. And early man sang his glory in the wilderness; and drew the hearts of kings and moved them from their thrones.


Quote: If it's a despot you would dethrone, see first that his throne erected within you is destroyed. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

If it's a despot you would dethrone, see first that his throne erected within you is destroyed.


Quote: A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world.


Quote: Enthusiasm is a volcano on whose top never grows the grass of hesitation. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Enthusiasm is a volcano on whose top never grows the grass of hesitation.


Quote: The veil that clouds your eyes shall be lifted by the hands that wove it. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

The veil that clouds your eyes shall be lifted by the hands that wove it.


Quote: Behind the veil of each night, there is a smilling dawn. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Behind the veil of each night, there is a smilling dawn.


Quote: Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.


Quote: You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care, nor your nights without a want and a grief, but rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care, nor your nights without a want and a grief, but rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.


Quote: For love is sufficient unto love. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

For love is sufficient unto love.


Quote: Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: There is no secret in the mystery of life stronger and more beautiful than that attachment which converts the silence of a virgin's spirit into a perpetual awareness that makes a person forget the past, for it kindles fiercely in the heart the sweet and overwhelming hope of the coming future. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of Kahlil Gibran quote: There is no secret in the mystery of life stronger and more beautiful than that attachment which converts the silence of a virgin's spirit into a perpetual awareness that makes a person forget the past, for it kindles fiercely in the heart the sweet and overwhelming hope of the coming future.- black text on quotes background

There is no secret in the mystery of life stronger and more beautiful than that attachment which converts the silence of a virgin's spirit into a perpetual awareness that makes a person forget the past, for it kindles fiercely in the heart the sweet and overwhelming hope of the coming future.




Quote: The first thought of God was an angel. The first word of God was a man. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

The first thought of God was an angel. The first word of God was a man.


Quote: Every beauty and greatness in this world is created by a single thought or emotion inside a man. Every thing we see today, made by past generations, was, before its appearance, a thought in the mind of a man or an impulse in the heart of a woman. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Every beauty and greatness in this world is created by a single thought or emotion inside a man. Every thing we see today, made by past generations, was, before its appearance, a thought in the mind of a man or an impulse in the heart of a woman.


Quote: Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun.


Quote: Let your bending in the Archer's hand be for gladness, for even as he loves the arrow that flies, so he loves also the bow that is stable. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Let your bending in the Archer's hand be for gladness, for even as he loves the arrow that flies, so he loves also the bow that is stable.


Quote: You may strive to be like them but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

You may strive to be like them but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.


Quote: I once heard a learned man say, Every evil has its remedy, except folly. To reprimand an obstinate fool or to preach to a dolt is like writing upon the water. Christ healed the blind, the halt, the palsied, and the leprous. But the fool He could not cure. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

I once heard a learned man say, Every evil has its remedy, except folly. To reprimand an obstinate fool or to preach to a dolt is like writing upon the water. Christ healed the blind, the halt, the palsied, and the leprous. But the fool He could not cure.


Quote: The wolves prey upon the lambs in the darkness of the night, but the blood stains remain upon the stones in the valley until the dawn comes, and the sun reveals the crime to all. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

The wolves prey upon the lambs in the darkness of the night, but the blood stains remain upon the stones in the valley until the dawn comes, and the sun reveals the crime to all.


Quote: Wailing and lamentation befit those who stand before the throne of life and depart without leaving in its hands a drop of the sweat of their brows or the blood of their hearts. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Wailing and lamentation befit those who stand before the throne of life and depart without leaving in its hands a drop of the sweat of their brows or the blood of their hearts.


Quote: You are good when you are one with yourself. Yet when you are not one with yourself you are not evil. For a divided house is not a den of thieves; it is only a divided house. And a ship without rudder may wander aimlessly among perilous isles yet sink not to the bottom. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of Kahlil Gibran quote; white text on black background

You are good when you are one with yourself. Yet when you are not one with yourself you are not evil. For a divided house is not a den of thieves; it is only a divided house. And a ship without rudder may wander aimlessly among perilous isles yet sink not to the bottom.


Quote: A hermit is one who renounces the world of fragments that he may enjoy the world wholly and without interruption. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

A hermit is one who renounces the world of fragments that he may enjoy the world wholly and without interruption.


Quote: It has been said that next to hunger and thirst, our most basic human need is for storytelling. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

It has been said that next to hunger and thirst, our most basic human need is for storytelling.


Quote: God created music as a common language for all men. It inspires the poets, the composers and the architects. It lures us to search our souls for the meaning of the mysteries described in ancient books. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

God created music as a common language for all men. It inspires the poets, the composers and the architects. It lures us to search our souls for the meaning of the mysteries described in ancient books.


Quote: The only time a juggler   Appeals to me   Is when I see him   Miss the ball. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

The only time a juggler Appeals to me Is when I see him Miss the ball.




Quote: The things which the child loves remain in the domain of the heart until old age. The most beautiful thing in life is that our souls remain hovering over the places where we once enjoyed ourselves. I am one of those who remembers those places regardless of distance or time. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of Kahlil Gibran quote; white text on black background

The things which the child loves remain in the domain of the heart until old age. The most beautiful thing in life is that our souls remain hovering over the places where we once enjoyed ourselves. I am one of those who remembers those places regardless of distance or time.


Quote: Jesus was not sent here to teach the people to build magnificent churches and temples amidst the cold wretched huts and dismal hovels. He came to make the human heart a temple, and the soul an altar, and the mind a priest. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Jesus was not sent here to teach the people to build magnificent churches and temples amidst the cold wretched huts and dismal hovels. He came to make the human heart a temple, and the soul an altar, and the mind a priest.


Quote: Love passes by us, robed in meekness; but we flee from her in fear, or hide in the darkness; or else pursue her, to do evil in her name. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Love passes by us, robed in meekness; but we flee from her in fear, or hide in the darkness; or else pursue her, to do evil in her name.


Quote: Yea, death and prison we mete out To small offenders of the laws, While honor, wealth, and full respect On greater pirates we bestow. To steal a flower we call mean. To rob a field is chivalry; Who kills the body he must die, Who kills the spirit he goes free. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Yea, death and prison we mete out To small offenders of the laws, While honor, wealth, and full respect On greater pirates we bestow. To steal a flower we call mean. To rob a field is chivalry; Who kills the body he must die, Who kills the spirit he goes free.


Quote: Let ignorance reproduce itself until it is weary of its own offspring. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Let ignorance reproduce itself until it is weary of its own offspring.


Quote: It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.


Quote: In truth we gaze but do not see, and hearken but do not hear; we eat and drink but do not taste. And there lies the difference between Jesus of Nazareth and ourselves. His senses were all continually made new, and the world to Him was always a new world. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

In truth we gaze but do not see, and hearken but do not hear; we eat and drink but do not taste. And there lies the difference between Jesus of Nazareth and ourselves. His senses were all continually made new, and the world to Him was always a new world.


Quote: Some who are too scrupulous to steal your possessions nevertheless see no wrong in tampering with your thoughts. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Some who are too scrupulous to steal your possessions nevertheless see no wrong in tampering with your thoughts.


Quote: I would not exchange the sorrows of my heart for the joys of the multitude. And I would not have the tears that sadness makes to flow from my every part turn into laughter. I would that my life remain a tear and a smile. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

I would not exchange the sorrows of my heart for the joys of the multitude. And I would not have the tears that sadness makes to flow from my every part turn into laughter. I would that my life remain a tear and a smile.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

I would not exchange the laughter of my heart for the fortunes of the multitudes; nor would I be content with converting my tears, invited by my agonized self, into calm. It is my fervent hope that my whole life on this earth will ever be tears and laughter. Tears that purify my heart and reveal to me the secret of life and its mystery, Laughter that brings me closer to my fellow men; Tears with which I join the broken-hearted, Laugher that symbolizes joy over my very existence.


Quote: 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 another woman shall bear me. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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 another woman shall bear me.


Quote: Men would bless you or curse you; 
The curse, a protest against failure, 
The blessing, a hymn of the hunter 
Who comes back from the hills 
With provision for his mate. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Men would bless you or curse you;
The curse, a protest against failure,
The blessing, a hymn of the hunter
Who comes back from the hills
With provision for his mate.


Quote: Because the soul is like a flower that folds its petals when dark comes, and breathes not its fragrance into the phantoms of the night. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Because the soul is like a flower that folds its petals when dark comes, and breathes not its fragrance into the phantoms of the night.


Quote: My yearning is my cup, my burning thirst is my drink, and my solitude is my intoxication; I do not and shall not quench my thirst. But in this burning that is never extinguished is a joy that never wanes. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

My yearning is my cup, my burning thirst is my drink, and my solitude is my intoxication; I do not and shall not quench my thirst. But in this burning that is never extinguished is a joy that never wanes.


Quote: In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of people's wrath. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of people's wrath.


Quote: What of the old serpent who cannot shed his skin, and calls all others naked and shameless? by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

What of the old serpent who cannot shed his skin, and calls all others naked and shameless?


Quote: Let passion fill your sails, but let reason be your rudder. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Let passion fill your sails, but let reason be your rudder.


Quote: 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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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.


Quote: The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what he longs to attain. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what he longs to attain.


Quote: Your life is an island separated from all other islands and continents. Regardless of how many boats you send to other shores or how many ships arrive upon your shores, you yourself are an island separated by its own pains, secluded in its happiness. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Your life is an island separated from all other islands and continents. Regardless of how many boats you send to other shores or how many ships arrive upon your shores, you yourself are an island separated by its own pains, secluded in its happiness.


Quote: Happiness is a myth we seek,

If manifested surely irks;

Like river speeding to the plain,

On its arrival slows and murks.

For man is happy only in

His aspiration to the heights;

When he attains his goal, he cools

And longs for other distant flights. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Happiness is a myth we seek,

If manifested surely irks;

Like river speeding to the plain,

On its arrival slows and murks.

For man is happy only in

His aspiration to the heights;

When he attains his goal, he cools

And longs for other distant flights.




Quote: Virtue tested: Have I not survived hunger and thirst, suffering, and mockery for the sake of the truth which heaven has awakened in my heart? by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Virtue tested: Have I not survived hunger and thirst, suffering, and mockery for the sake of the truth which heaven has awakened in my heart?




Quote: And is not time even as love is, undivided and paceless? by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

And is not time even as love is, undivided and paceless?

Longer Version/[Notes]:

And is not time even as love is, undivided and paceless? But if in you thought you must measure time into seasons, let each season encircle all the other seasons, And let today embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing.


Quote: And that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

And that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space.


Quote: People of Orphalese, beauty is life when life unveils her holy face. But you are life and you are the veil. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

People of Orphalese, beauty is life when life unveils her holy face. But you are life and you are the veil. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.


Quote: It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear, but rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear, but rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears.




Quote: Remember that Divinity is the true self of Man. It cannot be sold for gold; neither can it be heaped up as are the riches of the world today. The rich man has cast off his Divinity, and has clung to his gold. And the young today have forsaken their Divinity and pursue self-indulgence and pleasure. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of Kahlil Gibran quote: Remember that Divinity is the true self of Man. It cannot be sold for gold; neither can it be heaped up as are the riches of the world today. The rich man has cast off his Divinity, and has clung to his gold. And the young today have forsaken their Divinity and pursue self-indulgence and pleasure.- black text on quotes background

Remember that Divinity is the true self of Man. It cannot be sold for gold; neither can it be heaped up as are the riches of the world today. The rich man has cast off his Divinity, and has clung to his gold. And the young today have forsaken their Divinity and pursue self-indulgence and pleasure.


Quote: Happiness is a vine that takes root and grows within the heart, never outside it. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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


Quote: Reason is not like the goods sold in the market places -- the more plentiful they are, the less they are worth. Reason's worth waxes with her abundance. But were she sold in the market, it is only the wise man who would understand her true value. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Reason is not like the goods sold in the market places -- the more plentiful they are, the less they are worth. Reason's worth waxes with her abundance. But were she sold in the market, it is only the wise man who would understand her true value.




Quote: He who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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


Quote: Marriage is like a golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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


Quote: The biggest thing in today's sorrow is the memory of yesterday's joy. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

The biggest thing in today's sorrow is the memory of yesterday's joy.


Quote: A teacher can only lead you to the threshold of your own mind. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

A teacher can only lead you to the threshold of your own mind.


Quote: If I accept the sunshine and warmth, then I must also accept the thunder and lightning. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

If I accept the sunshine and warmth, then I must also accept the thunder and lightning.


Quote: If you would behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life. For life and death are one, even as the river and sea are one. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

If you would behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life. For life and death are one, even as the river and sea are one.


Quote: 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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: If any of you would bring judgment the unfaithful wife, let him also weight the heart of her husband in scales, and measure his soul with measurements. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

If any of you would bring judgment the unfaithful wife, let him also weight the heart of her husband in scales, and measure his soul with measurements.


Quote: Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret? by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret?


Quote: Education sows not seeds in you, but makes your seeds grow. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Education sows not seeds in you, but makes your seeds grow.


Quote: Make me, oh God, the prey of the Lion, ere you make the rabbit my prey. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Make me, oh God, the prey of the Lion, ere you make the rabbit my prey.


Quote: The true wealth of a nation lies not in it's gold or silver but in it's learning, wisdom and in the uprightness of its sons. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

The true wealth of a nation lies not in it's gold or silver but in it's learning, wisdom and in the uprightness of its sons.


Quote: Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.


Quote: The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.


Quote: Say not, I have found the path of the soul Say rather, I have met the soul walking upon my path. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Say not, I have found the path of the soul Say rather, I have met the soul walking upon my path.


Quote: The mountain veiled in mist is not a hill; an oak tree in the rain is not a weeping willow. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

The mountain veiled in mist is not a hill; an oak tree in the rain is not a weeping willow.


Quote: The voice of life in me cannot reach the ear of life in you; but let us talk that we may not feel lonely. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

The voice of life in me cannot reach the ear of life in you; but let us talk that we may not feel lonely.


Quote: 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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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.


Quote: Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colours; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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


Quote: We are limited, not by our abilities, but by our vision. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

We are limited, not by our abilities, but by our vision.


Quote: Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping,
For only the hand of God can contain your hearts. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping,
For only the hand of God can contain your hearts.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: Let there be spaces in your togetherness...just as strings of a lute dance alone though they quiver with the same music. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Let there be spaces in your togetherness...just as strings of a lute dance alone though they quiver with the same music.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God. But let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of Kahlil Gibran quote: You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God. But let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you.- black text on quotes background

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God. But let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you.


Quote: Do not blame a person for drinking lest he is trying to forget something more serious than drinking. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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


Quote: Love one another, but make not a bond of love. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Love one another, but make not a bond of love.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.


Quote: A minute moving among the patterns of beauty and the dreams of love is greater and more precious than an age filled with splendor granted by the weak to the strong. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

A minute moving among the patterns of beauty and the dreams of love is greater and more precious than an age filled with splendor granted by the weak to the strong.


Quote: If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.


Quote: Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don't claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don't claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.


Quote: And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.




Quote: My Lebanon is a flock of birds fluttering in the early morning as shepherds lead their sheep into the meadow and rising in the evening as farmers return from their fields and vineyards.You have your Lebanon and its people. I have my Lebanon and its people. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

My Lebanon is a flock of birds fluttering in the early morning as shepherds lead their sheep into the meadow and rising in the evening as farmers return from their fields and vineyards.You have your Lebanon and its people. I have my Lebanon and its people.


Quote: Tortoises can tell you more about the road than hares. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Tortoises can tell you more about the road than hares.


Quote: Science and religion are in full accord, but science and faith are in complete discord. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Science and religion are in full accord, but science and faith are in complete discord.


Quote: Would that I could be the peacemaker in your soul, that I might turn the discord and the rivalry of your elements into oneness and melody. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Would that I could be the peacemaker in your soul, that I might turn the discord and the rivalry of your elements into oneness and melody.


Quote: A traveller I am, and a navigator, and everyday I discover a new region within my soul. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

A traveller I am, and a navigator, and everyday I discover a new region within my soul.


Quote: Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.


Quote: We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting.


Quote: The reality of the other person is not in what he reveals to you, but in what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says but rather to what he does not say. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

The reality of the other person is not in what he reveals to you, but in what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says but rather to what he does not say.


Quote: Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.


Quote: Only love and death will change all things. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Only love and death will change all things.


Quote: Rest in reason. Move in Passion. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Rest in reason. Move in Passion.


Quote: It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.


Quote: 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? by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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?


Quote: The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind undo the day cannot unveil the mystery of light. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind undo the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.


Quote: 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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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.


Quote: And your fragrance shall be my breath,
And together we shall rejoice through all the seasons. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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


Quote: Hearts united in pain and sorrow
will not be separated by joy and happiness.
Bonds that are woven in sadness
are stronger than the ties of joy and pleasure.
Love that is washed by tears
will remain eternally pure and faithful. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Hearts united in pain and sorrow
will not be separated by joy and happiness.
Bonds that are woven in sadness
are stronger than the ties of joy and pleasure.
Love that is washed by tears
will remain eternally pure and faithful.


Quote: It was in my heart to help a little because I was helped much. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

It was in my heart to help a little because I was helped much.


Quote: We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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


Quote: Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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


Quote: And you would accept the seasons of your heart just as you have always accepted that seasons pass over your fields and you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

And you would accept the seasons of your heart just as you have always accepted that seasons pass over your fields and you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.


Quote: Let your best be for your friend. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Let your best be for your friend.


Quote: 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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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.


Quote: When the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

When the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.


Quote: Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes.


Quote: Love is the only freedom in the world because it so elevates the spirit that the laws of humanity and the phenomena of nature do not alter its course. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Love is the only freedom in the world because it so elevates the spirit that the laws of humanity and the phenomena of nature do not alter its course.


Quote: 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 their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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 their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.


Quote: The tears that you spill, the sorrowful, are sweeter than the laughter of snobs and the guffaws of scoffers. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

The tears that you spill, the sorrowful, are sweeter than the laughter of snobs and the guffaws of scoffers.


Quote: Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the same well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? 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?


Quote: Joy and sorrow are inseparable... together they come and when one sits alone with you... remember that the other is asleep upon your bed. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Joy and sorrow are inseparable... together they come and when one sits alone with you... remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.


Quote: The strong grows in solitude where the weak withers away. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

The strong grows in solitude where the weak withers away.


Quote: Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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


Quote: The very strength that protects the heart from injury is the strength that prevents the heart from enlarging to its intended greatness within. The song of the voice is sweet, but the song of the heart is the pure voice of heaven. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

The very strength that protects the heart from injury is the strength that prevents the heart from enlarging to its intended greatness within. The song of the voice is sweet, but the song of the heart is the pure voice of heaven.


Quote: He who repeats what he does not understand is no better than an ass that is loaded with books. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

He who repeats what he does not understand is no better than an ass that is loaded with books.


Quote: When you reach the heart of life you shall find beauty in all things, even in the eyes that are blind to beauty. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

When you reach the heart of life you shall find beauty in all things, even in the eyes that are blind to beauty.


Quote: Love is timeless....
Death does not separate the lover from the beloved. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Love is timeless....
Death does not separate the lover from the beloved.


Quote: Spare me the political events and power struggles, as the whole earth is my homeland and all men are my fellow countrymen. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Spare me the political events and power struggles, as the whole earth is my homeland and all men are my fellow countrymen.


Quote: To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but what he aspires to. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but what he aspires to.


Quote: Work is love made visible. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Work is love made visible.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: Much of your pain is self-chosen. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Much of your pain is self-chosen.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility: For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen, And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.


Quote: For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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


Quote: Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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.


Quote: One day you will ask me which is more important -- my life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

One day you will ask me which is more important -- my life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

One day you will ask me which is more important -- my life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.".


Quote: 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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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.


Quote: Hallow the body as a temple to comeliness and sanctify the heart as a sacrifice to love; love recompenses the adorers. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Hallow the body as a temple to comeliness and sanctify the heart as a sacrifice to love; love recompenses the adorers.


Quote: All that spirits desire, spirits attain. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

All that spirits desire, spirits attain.


Quote: Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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


Quote: When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.


Quote: Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.


Quote: There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.


Quote: You have your ideology and I have mine. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

You have your ideology and I have mine.


Quote: We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.


Quote: Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.


Quote: A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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


Quote: 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? by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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?


Quote: Would that I were a dry well, and that the people tossed stones into me, for that would be easier than to be a spring of flowing water that the thirsty pass by, and from which they avoid drinking. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Would that I were a dry well, and that the people tossed stones into me, for that would be easier than to be a spring of flowing water that the thirsty pass by, and from which they avoid drinking.


Quote: What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt? by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt?


Quote: Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.


Quote: 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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Your children are not your children. They are the 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 their 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.


Quote: If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.


Quote: Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore, trust the physician and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.


Quote: 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? by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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?


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