Best quotes by the Lebanese Poet Khalil Gibran

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.
  • kindness

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

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

If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.
  • behave

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.
  • bow

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
  • exaggeration

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

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
  • depth

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.
  • among

Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.
  • divides

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

If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?
  • bloom

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.
  • beauty

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
  • sad

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.
  • abundance

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

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.
  • wisdom

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
  • joy

The just is close to the people's heart, but the merciful is close to the heart of God.
  • close

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

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
  • poetry

You have your ideology and I have mine.
  • ideology

The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
  • dreams

A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?
  • awe-inspiring

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.
  • sad

All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.
  • crumbs

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?
  • dumb

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.
  • another

Love... it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.
  • love

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.
  • friendship

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
  • business

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.
  • belong

Hate is a dead thing. Who of you would be a tomb?
  • hate

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

Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun.
  • flower

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