Kahlil Gibran

1883 - 1931

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on spring, lebanon, glory, unknown god, home, memory, place, and cedars

Spring is beautiful everywhere, but it is more than beautiful in Lebanon. Spring is the spirit of an unknown God speeding through the world, which, as it reaches Lebanon, pauses, because now it is as at home with the souls of the Prophets and Kings hovering over the land, chanting with the brooks of Judea, the eternal Psalms of Solomon, renewing with the Cedars of Lebanon memories of an ancient glory.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on giving, generosity, and inheritance

All you have shall some day be given;
Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors'.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet, p.21 (On Giving)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on understanding, giving, generosity, and charity

It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet, p.20 (On Giving)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on giving, generosity, and charity

There are those who give little of the much which they have - and they give it for recognition and their hidden desire makes their gifts unwholesome.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet, p.19 (On Giving)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on giving, receiving, debt, generosity, gifts, gratitude, and abundance

And you receivers - and you are all receivers - assume no weight of gratitude, lest you lay a yoke upon yourself and upon him who gives.
Rather rise together with the giver on his gifts as on wings;
For to be overmindful of your debt, is to doubt his generosity who has the free hearted earth for mother, and God for father.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet, p.22 (On Giving)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on change, death, future, love, and past

My house says to me, "do not leave me, for here dwells your past." And the road says to me, "Come and follow me, for I am your future." And I say to both my house and the road, "I have no past, nor have I a future. If I stay here, there is a going in my staying; and if I go there is a staying in my going. Only love and death change all things."

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on goals, happiness, and myth

Happiness is a myth we seek, If manifested surely irks; Like river speeding to the plain, On its arrival slows and murks. For man is happy only in His aspiration to the heights; When he attains his goal, he cools And longs for other distant flights.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on duty, freedom, humanity, nobility, oppression, slavery, society, spirit, and truth

They have exiled me now from their society and I am pleased, because humanity does not exile except the one whose noble spirit rebels against despotism and oppression. He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Spirits Rebellious

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on friendship, opportunity, and responsibility

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on lies, listening, reality, and understanding

The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you but in what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says but rather to what he does not say.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Contributed by: Zaady

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