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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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Generosity 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.
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Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.
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When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.
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Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
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Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.
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What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt?
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For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
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We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
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Faith is an oasis in the heart which can never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
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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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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.
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Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
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Time 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.
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Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
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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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There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
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Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
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In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
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The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.
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Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
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The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
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And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
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Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
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Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.
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The just is close to the people's heart, but the merciful is close to the heart of God.
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