Kahlil Gibran

1883 - 1931

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on cleverness, genius, and wit

Wit is often a mask. If you tear it you will find either genius irritated or cleverness juggling.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Sand and Foam

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on beauty, body, love, providence, secrets, spirit, time, truth, understanding, virtue, and women

A woman whom Providence has provided with beauty of spirit and body is a truth, at the same time both open and secret, which we can understand only by love, and touch only by virtue.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on cities, country, destruction, enemies, facts, fatherhood, friendship, good, heart, life, men, overcoming, people, and truth

Upon the road of Zaad a traveler met a man who lived in a nearby village, and the traveler, pointing with his hand to a vast field, asked the man saying, "Was not this the battleground where King Ahlam overcame his enemies?" And the man answered and said, "This has never been a battle-ground. There once stood on this field the great city of Zaad, and it was burnt down to ashes. But now it is a good field, is it not?" And the traveler and the man parted. Not a half mile farther the traveler met another man, and pointing to the field again, he said,"So that is where the great city of Zaad once stood?" And the man said, "There has never been a city in this place. But there was a monastery here, and it was destroyed by the people of the South Country." Shortly after, on that very road of Zaad, the traveler met a third man, and pointing once more to the vast field he said, "Is it not true that this is the place where once there stood a great monastery?' But the man answered, "There has never been a monastery in this neighborhood, but our fathers and our forefathers have told us that once there fell a great meteor on this field." Then the traveler walked on, wondering in his heart. And he met a very old man, and saluting him he said, "Sir , upon this road I have met three men who live in the neighborhood and I have asked each of them about this field, and each one denied what the other had said, and each one told me a new tale that the other had not told." Then the old man raised his head, and answered, "My friend, each and every one of these men told you what was indeed so; but few of us are able to add fact to different fact and make a truth thereof."

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: "The Field of Zaad", The Wanderer

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on day, heart, soul, and understanding

The human heart cries out for help; the human soul implores us for deliverance; but we do not heed their cries, for we neither hear nor understand. But the man who hears and understands we call mad, and flee from him. Thus the nights pass, and we live in unawareness; and the days greet us and embrace us. But we live in constant dread of day and night.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on brothers, understanding, and worth

He who understands you is greater kin to you than your own brother. For even your own kindred neither understand you nor know your true worth.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on language, understanding, and words

We shall never understand one another until we reduce the language to seven words.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Sand and Foam, 1926

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on awareness, future, heart, hope, life, mystery, past, secrets, silence, spirit, and attachment

There is no secret in the mystery of life stronger and more beautiful than that attachment which converts the silence of a virgin's spirit into a perpetual awareness that makes a person forget the past, for it kindles fiercely in the heart the sweet and overwhelming hope of the coming future.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on gold, learning, lies, nations, sons, wealth, and wisdom

The true wealth of a nation lies not in its gold or silver but in its learning, wisdom, and in the uprightness of its sons.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on body, fear, security, soul, spirit, and wine

The thirst of soul is sweeter than the wine of material things, and the fear of spirit is dearer than the security of the body.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on future, past, seasons, thought, and time

But if in your thought you must measure time into seasons, let each season encircle all the other seasons, And let today embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Contributed by: Zaady

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