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Type: Poet
Nationality: Lebanese American
Date of Birth: 01/06/1883
Date of Death: 04/10/1931




 

Kahlil Gibran Quotes

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The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.
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Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
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Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
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Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
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You have your ideology and I have mine.
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If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
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Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.
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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?
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You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
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If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.
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Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
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Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
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Would 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.
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If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved.
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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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Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
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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.
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No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
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I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
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Where is the justice of political power if it... marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?
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Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.
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Where 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?
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I existed from all eternity and, behold, I am here; and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end.
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Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.
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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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