Kahlil Gibran was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer of the New York Pen League. Gibran was born in the town of Bsharri in the Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Empire, to Khalil Gibran and Kamila Gibran.
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There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
The just is close to the people's heart, but the merciful is close to the heart of God.
The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain.
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.
You have your ideology and I have mine.
Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in your seeds.
The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.
I learnt silence from the talkative
I deserted the world and sought solitude because I became tired of rendering courtesy to those multitudes who believe that humility is a sort of weakness, and mercy a kind of cowardice, and snobbery a form of strength.
Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.
You are a flower crushed beneath the feet of the animal that is concealed in a human being. Take comfort, in that you are the flower crushed and not the foot that has crushed it.
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
To barter and lose is better than not to go forth.
The snow and the storm destroy the flower; but its seed they cannot kill.
In truth you owe naught to any man. You owe to all men.
Poverty hides itself in thought before it surrenders to purses.
The envier praises me unknowingly.
The "I" in me, my friend, dwells in the house of silence, and therein it shall remain for ever more, unperceived, unapproachable.
Let ignorance reproduce itself until it is weary of its own offspring.
When you feel Jealousy is a sign that Love should have each other
There is within me a friend who consoles me every time that troubles overwhelm me and misfortunes afflict me. The man who does not feel friendship towards himself is a public enemy, and he who finds no confidant within himself will die of despair. For life streams out of man's inner self and in no way from what surrounds him.
It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear, but rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
You who are strong and swift, see that you do not limp before the lame, deeming it kindness.
Oh, Lord God, have mercy on me and mend my broken wings.
I do not want you to hear that I LOVE you, but I want you to feel it without me having to say.
Love is the gentle smile upon the lips of beauty.
In every aspect of the day Jesus was aware of the Father.
He beheld Him in the clouds and in the shadows of the clouds that pass over the earth.
You are persecuted and despised. It were better that a person should be the oppressed than that he should be the oppressor; and fitter that he should be a victim to the frailty of human instincts than that he should be powerful and crush the flowers of life and disfigure the beauties of feeling with his desire.
Tears have cleansed my eyes, and errors have taught me the language of the hearts.
You cannot judge any man beyond your knowledge of him, and how small is your knowledge.
At ebb tide I wrote a line upon the sand, and gave it all my heart and all my soul. At flood tide I returned to read what I had inscribed and found my ignorance upon the shore.