Kahlil Gibran

1883 - 1931

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 death, eternity, freedom, life, truth, and weakness

Dying for Freedom is nobler than living in The shadow of weak submission, for He who embraces death with the sword Of Truth in his hand will eternalize With the Eternity of Truth, for Life Is weaker than Death and Death is Weaker than Truth.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on body, confusion, freedom, life, soul, spirit, and thought

Life without Freedom is like a body without a soul, and Freedom without Thought is like a confused spirit. . . . Life, Freedom and Thought are three-in-one, and are everlasting and shall never pass away.

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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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on belief, cities, life, sacred, senses, spirituality, thought, understanding, and path

When you know a thing, you believe it, and the true believer sees with his spiritual discernment that which the surface investigator cannot see with the eyes of his head, and he understands through his inner thought that which the outside examiner cannot understand with his demanding, acquired process of thought. The believer acquaints himself with the sacred realities through deep senses different from those used by others. A believer looks upon his senses as a great wall surrounding him, and when he walks upon the path he says, "This city has no exit, but it is perfect within." The believer lives for all the days and the nights and the unfaithful live but a few hours.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on vision

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How narrow is the vision that exalts the busyness of the ant above the singing of the grasshopper.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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