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Born in 1883 / Died in 1931 / Lebanon / Arabic

Quotes by Khalil Gibran

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in your seeds.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
Love is trembling happiness.
Love... it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.
Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
Your friend is your needs answered.
I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.
Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert.
Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.