118 RESULTS FOR: Kahlil Gibran
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
Kahlil GibranYesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
Kahlil GibranCast aside those who liken godliness to whimsy and who try to combine their greed for wealth with their desire for a happy afterlife.
Kahlil GibranHallow the body as a temple to comeliness and sanctify the heart as a sacrifice to love love recompenses the adorers.
Kahlil GibranLife without liberty is like a body without spirit.
Kahlil GibranGenerosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.
Kahlil GibranYou are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Kahlil GibranWe were a silent, hidden thought in the folds of oblivion, and we have become a voice that causes the heavens to tremble.
Kahlil GibranSafeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
Kahlil GibranKnowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in you seeds.
Kahlil GibranArt is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
Kahlil GibranRebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.
Kahlil GibranNor 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 GibranAll that spirits desire, spirits attain.
Kahlil GibranWisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
Kahlil GibranWould that I were a dry well, and that the people tossed stones into me, for that would be easier than to be a spring of flowing water that the thirsty pass by, and from which they avoid drinking.
Kahlil GibranI wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Kahlil GibranI love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Kahlil GibranIf my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved.
Kahlil GibranZeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.
Kahlil GibranPoverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
Kahlil GibranWhere is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills
Kahlil GibranLife without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Kahlil GibranWhat do the nationalists say about killers punishing murderers and thieves sentencing looters
Kahlil GibranKnowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.
Kahlil GibranPain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
Kahlil GibranIf the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
Kahlil GibranWe choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Kahlil GibranThey consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve.
Kahlil GibranTime has been transformed, and we have changed it has advanced and set us in motion it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.
Kahlil GibranI have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
Kahlil GibranWork 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 GibranWhat is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt
Kahlil GibranThe eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.
Kahlil GibranI existed from all eternity and, behold, I am here and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end.
Kahlil GibranDeath most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
Kahlil GibranWhat difference is there between us, save a restless dream that follows my soul but fears to come near you
Kahlil GibranA poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celestial realm arrives in this world warbling. If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back into his homeland.
Kahlil GibranProgress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.
Kahlil GibranThe tears that you spill, the sorrowful, are sweeter than the laughter of snobs and the guffaws of scoffers.
Kahlil GibranComing generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
Kahlil GibranThe person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.
Kahlil GibranThe light of the stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So is it with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personality.
Kahlil GibranKeep me away from the wisdom that does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
Kahlil GibranIf you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
Kahlil GibranArt arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manefestation of nature agree to find new shapes.
Kahlil GibranThe optimist sees the rose and not its thorns the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.
Kahlil GibranEver has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
Kahlil GibranPerplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
Kahlil GibranThe timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness and knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Kahlil GibranThe deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Kahlil GibranWhen 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 GibranWhen we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.
Kahlil GibranYour pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
Kahlil GibranA man's true wealth is the good he does in the world. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.
Kahlil GibranThe giving and receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy.
Kahlil GibranIt is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.
Kahlil GibranYou see but your shadow when you turn your back to the sun.
Kahlil GibranGenerosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Kahlil GibranI am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expense, and my expense is equal to my wishes.
Kahlil GibranYou give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Kahlil GibranWhen you work you fulfil a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born. And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life's inmost secret.
Kahlil GibranIn the depth of my soul there is a wordless song.
Kahlil GibranLove has no other desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.
Kahlil GibranIf you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
Kahlil GibranMany a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.
Kahlil GibranPoetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
Kahlil GibranSadness is but a wall between two gardens.
Kahlil GibranTo be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Kahlil GibranMy friends and my road-fellows, pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion. Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave, eats a bread it does not harvest, and drinks a wine that flows not from its own winepress. Pity the nation that acclaims the bully as hero, and that deems the glittering conqueror bountiful. Pity the nation that raises not its voice save when it walks in a funeral, boasts not except among its ruins, and will rebel not save when its neck is laid between the sword and the block. Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking. Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpetings, and farewells him with hootings, only to welcome another with trumpetings again. Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation.
Kahlil GibranYesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.
Kahlil GibranMusic is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.
Kahlil GibranHe who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy.
Kahlil GibranIn one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
Kahlil GibranYour children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself... You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
Kahlil GibranFriendship is always a sweet responsibility never an opportunity.
Kahlil GibranHalf of what I say is meaningless but I say it so that the other half may reach you.
Kahlil GibranOf life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
Kahlil GibranEnthusiasm is a volcano on whose top never grows the grass of hesitation.
Kahlil GibranEducation sows not seeds in you, but makes your seeds grow.
Kahlil GibranTenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.
Kahlil GibranYou progress not through improving what has been done, but reaching toward what has yet to be done.
Kahlil GibranGod made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them.
Kahlil GibranOh, heart, I the ignorant say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower perishes, but the seeds remain. This is the law of God.
Kahlil GibranFear of the devil is one way of doubting God.
Kahlil GibranNo lower can a man descend than to interpret his dreams into gold and silver.
Kahlil GibranForget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Kahlil GibranI prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.
Kahlil GibranIf you are poor, shun association with him who measures men with the yardstick of riches.
Kahlil GibranAs one's gifts increase, his friends decrease.
Kahlil GibranWhere can I find a man governed by reason instead of habits and urges
Kahlil GibranDoubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Kahlil GibranLife can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.
Kahlil GibranWhen you have solved all the mysteries of life you long for death, for it is but another mystery of life.
Kahlil GibranTo be closer to God, be closer to people.
Kahlil GibranGod has placed in each soul an apostle to lead us upon the illumined path. Yet many seek life from without, unaware that is within them.
Kahlil GibranDuring the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk. When once the risk has really been taken, then the greatest danger is to risk too much.
Kahlil GibranThe reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you but in what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says but rather to what he does not say.
Kahlil GibranLet there be spaces in your togetherness.
Kahlil GibranTo realize that prophecy in the people is like fruit in the tree is to know the unity of life.
Kahlil GibranWailing and lamentation befit those who stand before the throne of life and depart without leaving in its hands a drop of the sweat of their brows or the blood of their hearts.
Kahlil GibranThe truly religious man does not embrace a religion and he who embraces one has no religion.
Kahlil GibranThe most solid stone in the structure is the lowest one in the foundation.
Kahlil GibranOur worst fault is our preoccupation with the faults of others.
Kahlil GibranHistory does not repeat itself except in the minds of those who do not know history.
Kahlil GibranThe bird has an honor that man does not have. Man lives in the traps of his abdicated laws and traditions but the birds live according to the natural law of God who causes the earth to turn around the sun.
Kahlil GibranFaith, is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.
Kahlil GibranMan merely discovers' he never can and never will invent.
Kahlil GibranTo understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
Kahlil GibranThe best of men is he who blushes when you praise him and remains silent when you defame him.
Kahlil GibranHe who requires urging to do a noble act will never accomplish it.
Kahlil GibranWe fear death, yet we long for slumber and beautiful dreams.
Kahlil GibranYour confidence in the people, and your doubt about them, are closely related to your self-confidence and your self-doubt.
Kahlil GibranIn battling evil, excess is good for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people's wrath.
Kahlil GibranSay not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'
Kahlil GibranIt is well to give when asked but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.
Kahlil GibranIt is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.
Kahlil GibranIf indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.