Kahlil Gibran Quotes


 
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Best 58 Quotes by Kahlil Gibran – Page 1 of 2

“A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?”

“A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.”

“Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.”

“And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”

“Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.”

“But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”

“Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.”

“Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.”

“Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.”

“For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.”

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”

“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.”

“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”

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

“I 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.”

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

“If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more, we shall speak again together and you shall sing to me a deeper song.”

“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.”

“If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.”

“If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?”

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”

“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.”

“Knowledge 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.”

“Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.”

“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.”

“Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.”

“Love is trembling happiness.”

“Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.”

“March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.”

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