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 Kahlil Gibran Wisdom Quotes

A collection of inspirational quotes & sayings by Kahlil Gibran, a Mystical Poet, philosopher, artist, essayist and novelist. Author of "The Prophet"


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

Say not, 'I have found the truth,'
but rather, 'I have found a truth.'

You pray in your distress and in your need;
would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy
and in your days of abundance.

I have learned silence from the talkative,
tolerance from the intolerant
and kindness from the unkind.
I should not be ungrateful to those teachers.

The appearance of things change according to the emotions,
and thus we see magic and beauty in them,
while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.

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

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

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


About Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
Kahlil Gibran A Lebonese-American Mystical Poet, philosopher, artist, essayist and novelist, who became known as a man who 'transcended the barriers between East and West' with his Eastern spirituality.

Born in Lebonon in 1883, he was one of the important Arabic language authors of the time. He moved to America in 1895, and went on to become a famous author and artist there as well. His art works have been exhibited around the world. His best known book 'The Prophet', was first published in 1923 and has been translated into over 20 languages, it also became America's best-selling book of the century after the Bible.


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