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


 

Kahlil Gibran Quotes > Wisdom ceases to be wisdom...

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Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
Kahlil Gibran
About: Wisdom

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