Kahlil Gibran

1883 - 1931

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on beauty, cities, nature, and silence

Nature reaches out to us with welcoming arms, and bids us enjoy her beauty; but we dread her silence and rush into the crowded cities, there to huddle like sheep fleeing from a ferocious wolf.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on children, leadership, poetry, sleep, and writing

Yes, there is a Nirvana; it is in leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on darkness, life, obstacles, and tranquility

Braving obstacles and hardships is nobler than retreat to tranquility. The butterfly that hovers around the lamp until it dies is more admirable than the mole that lives in a dark tunnel.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on gifts, god, love, and power

The power to Love is God's greatest gift to man, For it never will be taken from the Blessed one who loves.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on morality

He who wears his morality but as his best garment were better naked.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet, 1923, On Religion

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on forgiveness, hope, love, mercy, misery, motherhood, purity, sorrow, soul, strength, sympathy, and weakness

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.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on architecture, books, composers, god, language, meaning, men, music, mystery, poets, and soul

God created music as a common language for all men. It inspires the poets, the composers and the architects. It lures us to search our souls for the meaning of the mysteries described in ancient books.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on knowledge

And what is word knowledge but a shadow of wordless knowledge?

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on books and understanding

He who repeats what he does not understand is no better than an ass that is loaded with books.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on companions, faith, knowledge, life, and understanding

Knowledge and understanding are life's faithful companions who will never prove untrue to you. For knowledge is your crown, and understanding your staff; and when they are with you, you can possess no greater treasures.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

Contributed by: Zaady

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