Kahlil Gibran

1883 - 1931

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on beauty, heaven, neighbors, pain, and praise

Said one oyster to a neighboring oyster, "I have a very great pain within me. It is heavy and round and I am in distress." And the other oyster replied with haughty complacence, "Praise be to the heavens and to the sea, I have no pain within me. I am well and whole both within and without." At that moment a crab was passing by and heard the two oysters, and he said to the one who was well and whole both within and without, "Yes, you are well and whole; but the pain that your neighbor bears is a pearl of exceeding beauty."

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Wanderer

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on advice, danger, evil, and truth

He who does not seek advice is a fool. His folly blinds him to Truth and makes him evil, stubborn, and a danger to his fellow man.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on brothers, enemies, errors, lies, repentance, tyranny, and wisdom

My brothers, seek counsel of one another, for therein lies the way out of error and futile repentance. The wisdom of the many is your shield against tyranny. For when we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on age, aged, elderly, wisdom, and experience

Seek ye counsel of the aged, for their eyes have looked on the faces of the years and their ears have hearkened to the voices of Life.  Even of their counsel is displeasing to you, pay heed to them.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

Contributed by: Zaady

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