Kahlil Gibran Quotes

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Kahlil Gibran Quotes

Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil.
For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?
Verily when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters.
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I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward.

— Kahlil Gibran

Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.

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I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.

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No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.
If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.

— Kahlil Gibran

The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.

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Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.

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Do not fear the thorns in your path, for they draw only corrupt blood.

— Kahlil Gibran

Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil.
For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?
Verily when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters.

— Kahlil Gibran

Love is all I can possess and no one can deprive me of it.
Kahlil Gibran (Visions of the Prophet)

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If you cannot but weep when your soul summons you to prayer, she should spur you again and yet again, though weeping, until you shall come laughing

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A fox looked at his shadow at sunrise and said, "I will have a camel for lunch today." And all morning he went about looking for camels. But at noon he saw his shadow again-and he said, "A mouse will do.

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Tolerance is love sick with the sickness of haughtiness.

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For in truth it is life that gives unto life-while you, who deem yourself a giver, are but a witness.

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He who has not been bitten by the serpents of light and snapped at by the wolves of darkness will always be deceived by the days and the nights.

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March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.

— Kahlil Gibran

Fear not the phantom of death,
My Countrymen, for his greatness
And mercy will refuse to approach
Your smallness; and dread not the
Dagger, for it will decline to be
Lodged in your shallow hearts.

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And there are those who give with pain, and that pain is their baptism.

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A great singer is he who sings our silences

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Would the valleys were your streets, and the green paths your alleys, that you might seek one another through vineyards, and come with the fragrance of the earth in your garments.

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Those people who go to back to eternity before they taste the sweetness of real life are unable to understand the meaning of a woman's suffering. Especially when she devotes her soul to a man she loves by the will of God, and her body to another whom she caresses by the enforcement of earthly law. It

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Here love begins to render the prose of Life into hymns and canticles of praise

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Humanity is a brilliant river
Singing its way and carrying with
It the mountains' secrets into
The heart of the sea; but you,
My Countrymen, are stagnant
Marshes invested with insects
And vipers.

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MIMIC He who repeats what he does not understand is no better than an ass that is loaded with books. WM-ST-63

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If you can see only what light reveals and hear only what sound announces, then in truth you do not see nor do you hear.

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Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is but today's dream.

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