Kahlil Gibran

Khalil Gibran (6 January 1883 - 10 April 1931) (also known as Kahlil Gibran; born Gibran Khalil Gibran) was an artist, poet and writer. He was born in Lebanon and spent much of his productive life in the United States.
Found 149 thoughts of Kahlil Gibran

Half of what I say is meaningless; but I say it so that the other half may reach you.

Kahlil Gibran

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

Kahlil Gibran

Oh, heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains.

Kahlil Gibran

In the depth of my soul there is a wordless song.

Kahlil Gibran

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Kahlil Gibran

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

Kahlil Gibran

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

Kahlil Gibran

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

Kahlil Gibran

It is well go give when asked but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.

Kahlil Gibran

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

Kahlil Gibran

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.

Kahlil Gibran

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

Kahlil Gibran

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

Kahlil Gibran

All that spirits desire, spirits attain.

Kahlil Gibran

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.

Kahlil Gibran

The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.

Kahlil Gibran

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

Kahlil Gibran

The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you, but 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.

Kahlil Gibran

To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice

Kahlil Gibran

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

Kahlil Gibran

Love is trembling happiness.

Kahlil Gibran

You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.

Kahlil Gibran

Yesterday is but today's memory, tomorrow is today's dream.

Kahlil Gibran

Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.

Kahlil Gibran

Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.

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