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


 

Kahlil Gibran Quotes > I have learned silence from...

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I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
Kahlil Gibran
About: Silence, Learning, Kindness

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