Best quotes by the Lebanese Artist Kahlil Gibran

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
  • Friends

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

Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.
  • Future

Beauty in not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
  • Beauty



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

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
  • Charity

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
  • Generosity

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
  • Love

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
  • Learning

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
  • Suffering

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

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

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

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.
  • Kindness

Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.
  • Love

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
  • Nature

If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved.
  • Pacifism

Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.
  • Silence

Your friend is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
  • Friends

The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.
  • Simplicity

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

And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
  • Dance

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

If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.
  • Forgiveness

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

They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve.
  • Perception

If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
  • Secrets

Say not, I have found the truth, but rather, I have found a truth.
  • Truth

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

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


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Kahlil Gibran love quotes

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

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
  • Love

Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.
  • Love

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
  • Love

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.
  • Love

The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements, compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.
  • Love

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.
  • Love

No human relation gives one possession in another—every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone.
  • friendship

Then said Almitra, Speak to us of Love. And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a stillness upon them. And with a great voice he said: 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.
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Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
  • Friends

Your friend is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
  • Friends

Your friend is your needs answered.
  • Friends

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
  • Friends

Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
  • Friends

No human relation gives one possession in another—every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone.
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Kahlil Gibran knowledge quotes

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Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
  • Knowledge

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

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

Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in you seeds.
  • Knowledge

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Kahlil Gibran wisdom quotes

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

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

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.
  • Wisdom

I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward.
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Kahlil Gibran beauty quotes

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Beauty in not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
  • Beauty

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
  • Beauty

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
  • inner

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are the eternity and you are the mirror.
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An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.
  • Exaggeration

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
  • Knowledge

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
  • Liberty

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
  • Love



Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
  • Faith

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
  • Legacy

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

Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.
  • Progress

Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.
  • Revolution

What difference is there between us, save a restless dream that follows my soul but fears to come near you?
  • Shyness

The teacher gives not of his wisdom, but rather of his faith and lovingness.
  • Teaching

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
  • Art

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

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
  • Death

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
  • Doubt

Your friend is your needs answered.
  • Friends

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

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

What do the nationalists say about killers punishing murderers and thieves sentencing looters?
  • Patriotism

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

Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
  • Wealth

Yes, there is a Nirvanah; it is leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem.
  • Contentment

All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
  • Desires

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

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
  • Friends

For this I bless you most: You give much and know not that you give at all.
  • Generosity

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

Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in you seeds.
  • Knowledge

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.
  • Love

Cast aside those who liken godliness to whimsy and who try to combine their greed for wealth with their desire for a happy afterlife.
  • Religion

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.
  • Religion

The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house as a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.
  • Safety

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.
  • Soul

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

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? 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.
  • joy

One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night.
  • Adversity

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.
  • Adversity

Seek ye counsel of the aged for their eyes have looked on the faces of the years and their ears have hardened to the voices of Life. Even if their counsel is displeasing to you, pay heed to them.
  • Age

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

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
  • Beauty

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

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.
  • Children

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

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.
  • Drinking

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.
  • Faith

You can muffle the drum, and you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who shall command the skylark not to sing?
  • Freedom

Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
  • Friends

Life is indeed darkness save when there is urge, and all urge is blind save when there is knowledge, and all knowledge is vain save when there is work, and all work is empty save when there is love.
  • Futility

Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.
  • Generosity

Verily the kindness that gazes upon itself in a mirror turns to stone, and a good deed that calls itself by tender names becomes the parent to a curse.
  • Goodness

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.
  • Greatness

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

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.
  • Humility

The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements, compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.
  • Love

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.
  • Love

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.
  • Money

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?
  • Pacifism

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.
  • People

A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celestial realm arrives in this world warbling. If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back into his homeland.
  • Poetry

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?
  • Potential

We were a silent, hidden thought in the folds of oblivion, and we have become a voice that causes the heavens to tremble.
  • Power

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
  • Progress

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.
  • Reflection

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.
  • Religion

Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country?
  • Service

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.
  • Time

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

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.
  • Wisdom

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.
  • Work

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

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

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.
  • delight

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

No human relation gives one possession in another—every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone.
  • friendship

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
  • philosophy

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

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.
  • inspirational

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
  • inner

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself... 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.
  • children

I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward.
  • wisdom

We are all prisoners but some of us are in cells with windows and some without.
  • prisoners

Then said Almitra, Speak to us of Love. And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a stillness upon them. And with a great voice he said: 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.
  • inspirational

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are the eternity and you are the mirror.
  • beauty

An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind.
  • forgiveness

Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.
  • earth

Kindness is like snow- It beautifies everything it covers.
  • covers

How noble is the sad heart who would sing joyous songs with joyous hearts.
  • heart

The truly great man is he who would master no one, and who would be mastered by none.
  • master


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