Kahlil Gibran

1883 - 1931

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on marriage

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together, yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet: 26 poetic essays, Pages: 16 (On Marriage)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on experience

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on work

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Work is love made visible.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet p. 28 (On Work)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on life and love

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Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on death, emptiness, heart, suffering, and vitality

The heart's affections are divided like the branches of the cedar tree; if the tree loses one strong branch; it will suffer but it does not die; it will pour all its vitality into the next branch so that it will grow and fill the empty place.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on love and money

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Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on kindness, learning, silence, and teachers

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Sand and Foam, 1926

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on joy, love, and work

Work is love made visible.
And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet p. 28 (On Work)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran

Be like the flower, turn your faces to the sun.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on giving, life, love, and needs

Give and Take....

For to the bee a flower is a fountain if life
And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love
And to both, bee and flower,
the giving and the receiving is a need and an ecstasy.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

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