Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Kahlil Gibran on friends
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Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit.

Kahlil Gibran on love
83

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

Kahlil Gibran on future
50

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

Kahlil Gibran on beauty
26

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

Kahlil Gibran on choice
20

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

Kahlil Gibran on generosity
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If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.

You give but little when you give of your possessions.

It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Kahlil Gibran on charity
17

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

Kahlil Gibran on pain
16

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

Kahlil Gibran on learning
15

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

Kahlil Gibran on dreams
14

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

Kahlil Gibran on love
14

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls;

the most massive characters are seared with scars.

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

About Kahlil Gibran

Name Kahlil Gibran
Quotes 118 quotations
Nationality Lebanese
Profession Artist
Birthday January 6, 1883
About See also جبران خليل جبرانKahlil Gibran, sometimes spelled Khalil Gibran[a] (Arabic: جبران خليل جبران‎ / Arabic pronunciation: [ʒiˈbrɑːn xaˈliːl ʒiˈbrɑːn];[b] January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931), was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer.
Top topics love, heart, truth, life, wisdom

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

Kahlil Gibran on kindness
11

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

Kahlil Gibran on nature
10

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

Kahlil Gibran on silence
9

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

Kahlil Gibran on advice
9

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

Kahlil Gibran on pacifism
9

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

Kahlil Gibran on love
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Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury;

but if you injure him you will always remember.

Kahlil Gibran on forgiveness
8

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

Kahlil Gibran on attitude
8

And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Kahlil Gibran on dance
7

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

Kahlil Gibran on simplicity
7

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

Kahlil Gibran on ignorance
6

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

Kahlil Gibran on truth
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Beauty is a light in the heart.

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

Kahlil Gibran on friends
6

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

Kahlil Gibran on philosophy
6

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

Kahlil Gibran on desires
5

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

Kahlil Gibran on secrets
5

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

Kahlil Gibran on perception
5

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

Kahlil Gibran on liberty
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Beauty is not in the face, beauty is a light in the heart.

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

Kahlil Gibran on war
4

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

Kahlil Gibran on attitude
4

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

Kahlil Gibran on love
4

An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.

Kahlil Gibran on exaggeration
4

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.

Kahlil Gibran on knowledge
4

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

Kahlil Gibran on teaching
3

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

Kahlil Gibran on perception
3

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

Kahlil Gibran on revolution
3

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

Kahlil Gibran on progress
3

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

Kahlil Gibran on legacy
3

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

Kahlil Gibran on faith
3

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

Kahlil Gibran on shyness
3

Your friend is your needs answered.

Kahlil Gibran on friends
2

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

Kahlil Gibran on patriotism
2

Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness.

An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.

Kahlil Gibran on wealth
2

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

Kahlil Gibran on faith
2

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

Kahlil Gibran on mind
2

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

Kahlil Gibran on doubt
2

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

Kahlil Gibran on children
2

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

Kahlil Gibran on art
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