One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.

— Khalil Gibran

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If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.

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If I could take your troubles I would toss them into the sea, But all these things I'm finding Are impossible for me. I cannot build a mountain Or catch a rainbow fair, But let me be what I know best, A friend that is always there.

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And God said, Love your enemy, & I obeyed Him & loved myself.

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Khalil Gibran quote Friendship is always a sweet responsibil

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

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Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.

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

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

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Khalil Gibran quote Travel and tell no one, live a true love

Travel and tell no one, live a true love story and tell no one, live happily and tell no one, people ruin beautiful things.

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

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

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

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Khalil Gibran quote For life and death are one, even as the

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

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We are limited, not by our abilities, but by our vision.

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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.

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Keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life.

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Khalil Gibran quote He who has not looked on sorrow will nev

He who has not looked on sorrow will never see joy.

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About Khalil Gibran

Quotes 688 sayings
Nationality Lebanese
Profession Poet
Birthday January 6, 1883

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

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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.

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

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Khalil Gibran quote Our worst fault is our preoccupation wit

Our worst fault is our preoccupation with the faults of others.

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How narrow is the vision that exalts the busyness of the ant above the singing of the grasshopper.

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

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Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of the seasons

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Khalil Gibran quote The deeper sorrow carves into your being

The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain.

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And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

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There must be something strangely sacred about salt. It is in our tears and in the sea.

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Our worst fault is our preoccupation with the faults of others.

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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.

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The universe is my country and the human family is my tribe.

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When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.

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If I accept the sunshine and warmth, then I must also accept the thunder and lightning.

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

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The mother is everything - she is our consolation in sorrow, our hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She is the source of love, mercy, sympathy, and forgiveness. He who loses his mother loses a pure soul who blesses and guards him constantly

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We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us.

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Love is a magic ray emitted from the burning core of the soul and illuminating the surrounding earth. It enables us to perceive life as a beautiful dream between one awakening and another.

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Love is trembling happiness.

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

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It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone... but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

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The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns;

the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.

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

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Love is timeless.... Death does not separate the lover from the beloved.

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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.

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You progress not through what has been done, but reaching towards what has yet to be done.

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

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In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans;

in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence.

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All things in this creation exist within you and all things in you exist in creation; there is no border between you and the closest things, and there is no distance between you and the farthest things, and all things, from the lowest to the loftiest, from the smallest to the greatest, are within you as equal things.

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Do not fear the thorns in your path, for they draw only corrupt blood.

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In every winter's heart there is a quivering spring, and behind the veil of each night there is a shining dawn.

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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.

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

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He who does not see the angels and devils in the beauty and malice of life will be far removed from knowledge, and his spirit will be empty of affection.

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Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colours; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow.

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You may chain my hands, you may shackle my feet;

you may even throw me into a dark prison; but you shall not enslave my thinking, because it is free!

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Work is love made visible.

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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.

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