Kahlil Gibran

1883 - 1931

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on beauty, divinity, earth, fear, freedom, god, life, men, nations, neighbors, pity, shame, soul, spirit, teaching, understanding, wine, wonder, world, and worship

The Jews, my beloved, awaited the coming of a Messiah, who had been promised them, and who was to deliver them from bondage. And the Great Soul of the World sensed that the worship of Jupiter and Minerva no longer availed, for the thirsty hearts of men could not be quenched with that wine. In Rome men pondered the divinity of Apollo, a god without pity, and beauty of Venus already fallen into decay. For deep in their hearts, though they did not understand it, these nations hungered and thirsted for the supreme teaching that would transcend any to be found on the earth. They yearned for the spirit's freedom that would teach man to rejoice with his neighbor at the light of the sun and the wonder of living. For it is this cherished freedom that brings man close to the Unseen, which he can approach without fear or shame.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on blindness, christ, evil, learning, remedies, water, and writing

I once heard a learned man say, "Every evil has its remedy, except folly. To reprimand an obstinate fool or to preach to a dolt is like writing upon the water. Christ healed the blind, the halt, the palsied, and the leprous. But the fool He could not cure."

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on foolishness, laughter, and madness

The fool sees naught but folly; and the madman only madness. Yesterday I asked a foolish man to count the fools among us. He laughed and said, "This is too hard a thing to do, and it will take too long. Were it not better to count only the wise?"

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on composers, life, and poets

I am a poet who composes what life proses, and who proses what life composes.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on conscience, execution, judgment, justice, and weakness

Conscience is a just but weak judge. Weakness leaves it powerless to execute its judgment.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on contempt and world

What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt?

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Visit of Wisdom

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on country

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Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country. See Cicero & J.F. Kennedy

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on darkness, death, divinity, errors, god, grace, intelligence, knowledge, lust, mankind, wisdom, and path

God has bestowed upon you intelligence and knowledge. Do not extinguish the lamp of Divine Grace and do not let the candle of wisdom die out in the darkness of lust and error. For a wise man approaches with his torch to light up the path of mankind.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on divinity, humanity, and listening

Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Voice of the Poet

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran

The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what he longs to attain.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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