kahlil gibran Quotes

Trust in dreams, for in them is the hidden gate to eternity.
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— Kahlil Gibran
Some of you say, "Joy is greater than sorrow," and others say, "Nay, sorrow is the greater."But I say unto you, they are inseparable.Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.
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— Kahlil Gibran
Work is love made visible. And if you can't 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 the people who work with joy
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— Kahlil Gibran
Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.And how else can it be?The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
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— Kahlil Gibran
The real test of good manners is to be able to put up with bad manners pleasantly.
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— Kahlil Gibran
The Reality of The Other Person Lies Not In What He Reveals To You, But 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.
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— Kahlil Gibran
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. 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.
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— Kahlil Gibran
Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
— Kahlil Gibran
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
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— Kahlil Gibran
Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.
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— Kahlil Gibran
The reality of the other person is 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.
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— Kahlil Gibran
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
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— Kahlil Gibran
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
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— Kahlil Gibran
joy and sorrow are inseparable. . . together they come and when one sits alone with you . . remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.
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— Kahlil Gibran
The universe is my country and the human family is my tribe.
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— Kahlil Gibran
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
— Kahlil Gibran
If I accept the sunshine and warmth, then I must also accept the thunder and lightning.
— Kahlil Gibran
You may forget with whom you laughed, but you will never forget with whom you wept.
— Kahlil Gibran
Half of what I say is meaningless; but I say it so that the other half may reach you.
— Kahlil Gibran
God made the world with a heart full of love,Then He looked down from Heaven above,And saw that we all need a helping hand,Someone to share with, who'll understand.He made special people to see us throughThe glad times and the sad times, too;A person on whom we can always depend,Someone we can call a friend.God made friends so we'll carry a partOf His perfect love in all our hearts.
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— Kahlil Gibran
Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.
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— Kahlil Gibran
Verily the lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning in the funeral.
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— Kahlil Gibran
That deepest thing, that recognition, that knowledge, that sense of kinship began the first time I saw you,and it is the same now - only a thousand times deeper and tenderer. I shall love you to eternity. I loved you long before we met in this flesh. I knew that when I first saw you. It was destiny. We are together like this and nothing can shake us apart.
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— Kahlil Gibran
How beautiful to find a heart that loves you, without asking you for anything, but to be okay.
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— Kahlil Gibran
And God said, Love your enemy, & I obeyed Him & loved myself.
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— Kahlil Gibran
There must be something strangely sacred about salt. It is in our tears and in the sea.
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— Kahlil Gibran
O love, whose lordly hand Has bridled my desires, And raised my hunger and my thirst To dignity and pride, Let not the strong in me and the constant Eat the bread or drink the wine That tempt my weaker self. Let me rather starve, And let my heart parch with thirst, And let me die and perish, Ere I stretch my hand To a cup you did not fill, Or a bowl you did not bless.
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— Kahlil Gibran
If I could take your troubles I would toss them into the sea, But all these things I'm finding Are impossible for me. I cannot build a mountain Or catch a rainbow fair, But let me be what I know best, A friend that is always there.
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— Kahlil Gibran
One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.
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— Kahlil Gibran
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 ruler with trumpetings again. Pity the nation whose sages are dumb with years and whose strong men are yet in the cradle. Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation.
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— Kahlil Gibran
Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
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— Kahlil Gibran
Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.
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— Kahlil Gibran
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
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— Kahlil Gibran
How distant I am from people when I am with them, and how close when they are far away.
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— Kahlil Gibran
I do not want you to hear that I LOVE you, but I want you to feel it without me having to say.
— Kahlil Gibran
Hearts united in pain and sorrow will not be separated by joy and happiness. Bonds that are woven in sadness are stronger than the ties of joy and pleasure. Love that is washed by tears will remain eternally pure and faithful.
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— Kahlil Gibran
I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.
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— Kahlil Gibran
And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
— Kahlil Gibran
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
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— Kahlil Gibran
Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
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— Kahlil Gibran