Kahlil Gibran

1883 - 1931

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on love, freedom, spirit, humanity, and nature

Love is the only freedom in the world because it so elevates the spirit that the laws of humanity and the phenomena of nature do not alter its course.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran

The universe is my country and the human family is my tribe.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran

The tears that you spill, the sorrowful, are sweeter than the laughter of snobs and the guffaws of scoffers.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: A Handful of Sand on the Shore

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on death, dying, life, mystery, trust, and dreams

You would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?
The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.
If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;
And like the seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.
Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour.
Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king?
Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet pp.80-81 (On Death)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on pain, foolishness, bliss, knowledge, eternal wisdom, eternal, wisdom, sun, in vain, and vain

Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on wisdom and silence

A seeker of silences am I, and what treasure have I found in silences that I may dispense with confidence?

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet: 26 poetic essays, Pages: 7

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on love, courage, passion, and difficulty

When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet: 26 poetic essays, Pages: 11 (On Love)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on love, path, direction, and hubris

And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet: 26 poetic essays, Pages: 13 (On Love)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on sorrow and happiness

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet: 26 poetic essays, Pages: 29 (On Joy and Sorrow)

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