Quotes by Lebanese Poet Khalil Gibran




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

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

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were. Khalil Gibran
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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. Khalil Gibran
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Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper. Khalil Gibran

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

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

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. Khalil Gibran

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

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

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. Khalil Gibran

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

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

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. Khalil Gibran

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. Khalil Gibran
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There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. Khalil Gibran
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The just is close to the people's heart, but the merciful is close to the heart of God. Khalil Gibran

Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in your seeds. Khalil Gibran

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


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