Khalil Gibran Quotes

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Born: January 6, 1883, Becharry, Lebanon
Birth Country: Lebanon
Died: New York City, United States, April 10, 1931
Occupation: Author

1.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
- Khalil Gibran

2.
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
- Khalil Gibran

3.
And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

4.
Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
- Khalil Gibran

5.
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
- Khalil Gibran

6.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

7.
Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
- Khalil Gibran

8.
Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
- Khalil Gibran

9.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
- Khalil Gibran

10.
Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

11.
Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
- Khalil Gibran

12.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
- Khalil Gibran

13.
Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
- Khalil Gibran

14.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
- Khalil Gibran

15.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
- Khalil Gibran

16.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
- Khalil Gibran

17.
Hallow the body as a temple to comeliness and sanctify the heart as a sacrifice to love love recompenses the adorers.
- Khalil Gibran

18.
I existed from all eternity and, behold, I am here and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end.
- Khalil Gibran

19.
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
- Khalil Gibran

20.
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

21.
I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.
- Khalil Gibran

22.
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
- Khalil Gibran

23.
If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved.
- Khalil Gibran

24.
If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
- Khalil Gibran

25.
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
- Khalil Gibran

26.
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
- Khalil Gibran

27.
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
- Khalil Gibran

28.
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
- Khalil Gibran

29.
Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in your seeds.
- Khalil Gibran

30.
Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.
- Khalil Gibran

31.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

32.
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

33.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
- Khalil Gibran

34.
Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.
- Khalil Gibran

35.
Love is trembling happiness.
- Khalil Gibran

36.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

37.
Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.
- Khalil Gibran

38.
Love... it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.
- Khalil Gibran

39.
Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.
- Khalil Gibran

40.
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.
- Khalil Gibran

41.
No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
- Khalil Gibran

42.
Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever.
- Khalil Gibran

43.
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
- Khalil Gibran

44.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls the most massive characters are seared with scars.
- Khalil Gibran

45.
Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
- Khalil Gibran

46.
Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
- Khalil Gibran

47.
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
- Khalil Gibran

48.
Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.
- Khalil Gibran

49.
Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
- Khalil Gibran

50.
Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'
- Khalil Gibran

51.
The just is close to the people's heart, but the merciful is close to the heart of God.
- Khalil Gibran

52.
The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
- Khalil Gibran

53.
The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.
- Khalil Gibran

54.
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
- Khalil Gibran

55.
Time has been transformed, and we have changed it has advanced and set us in motion it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.
- Khalil Gibran

56.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
- Khalil Gibran

57.
Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
- Khalil Gibran

58.
Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.
- Khalil Gibran

59.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
- Khalil Gibran

60.
When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
- Khalil Gibran

61.
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
- Khalil Gibran

62.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
- Khalil Gibran

63.
When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison?
- Khalil Gibran

64.
Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?
- Khalil Gibran

65.
Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
- Khalil Gibran

66.
Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
- Khalil Gibran

67.
Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
- Khalil Gibran

68.
Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.
- Khalil Gibran

69.
Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
- Khalil Gibran

70.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
- Khalil Gibran

71.
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
- Khalil Gibran

72.
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
- Khalil Gibran

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