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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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Kahlil Gibran Quotes: No human relation gives one possession
No human relation gives one possession in another—every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone.

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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.

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Kahlil Gibran Quotes: Music is the language of the spirit it
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.

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If you reveal your secrets to the wind,
you should not blame the wind for
revealing them to the trees.

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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.

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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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Words are timeless. You should utter them or write them with a knowledge of their timelessness.

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

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Love and Doubt are not on speaking terms

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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

Modern civilization has made woman a little wiser, but it has increased her suffering because of man's covetousness. The woman of yesterday was a happy wife, but the woman of today is a miserable mistress. In the past she walked blindly in the light, but now she walks open-eyed in the dark. She was beautiful in her ignorance, virtuous in her simplicity, and strong in her weakness. Today she has become ugly in her ingenuity, superficial and heartless in her knowledge. Will the day ever come when beauty and knowledge, ingenuity and virtue, and weakness of body and strength of spirit will be united in a woman?

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I would not exchange the sorrows of my heart for the joys of the multitude. And I would not have the tears that sadness makes to flow from my every part turn into laughter. I would that my life remain a tear and a smile.

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

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Jesus was not sent here to teach the people to build magnificent churches and temples amidst the cold wretched huts and dismal hovels. He came to make the human heart a temple, and the soul an altar, and the mind a priest.

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You are far, far greater than you know - and all is well.

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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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Kahlil Gibran Quotes: A fox looked at his shadow at sunrise
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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Kahlil Gibran Quotes: For if you bake bread with indifference
For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man's hunger.

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Tolerance is love sick with the sickness of haughtiness.

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A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world.

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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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Kahlil Gibran Quotes: He who has not been bitten by the
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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For what is prayer but the expansion of your self into the living ether?

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Kahlil Gibran Quotes: March on do not tarry to go forward is
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.

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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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You want to know the meaning of death. But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?

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You cannot judge any man beyond your knowledge of him, and how small is your knowledge.

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I deserted the world and sought solitude because I became tired of rendering courtesy to those multitudes who believe that humility is a sort of weakness, and mercy a kind of cowardice, and snobbery a form of strength.

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Kahlil Gibran Quotes: And there are those who give with pain
And there are those who give with pain, and that pain is their baptism.

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Kahlil Gibran Quotes: And he to whom worshipping is a window
And he to whom worshipping is a window, to open but also to shut, has not yet visited the house of his soul whose windows are from dawn to dawn.

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But you are life and you are the veil.

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Remember only that I smiled. I do not atone-nor sacrifice-nor wish for glory; and I have nothing to forgive. I thirsted-and I besought you to give me my blood to drink. For what is there can quench a madman's thirst but his own blood? I was dumb-and I asked wounds of you for mouths. I was imprisoned in your days and nights-and I sought a door into larger days and nights.
And now I go-as others already crucified have gone. And think not we are weary of crucifixion. For we must be crucified by larger and yet larger men, between greater earths and greater heavens.

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Kahlil Gibran Quotes: A great singer is he who sings our
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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Kahlil Gibran Quotes: It takes two of us to discover truth one
It takes two of us to discover truth: one to utter it and one to understand it.

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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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You have been told also that life is darkness, and in your weariness you echo what was said by the weary. And I say that life is indeed darkness save when there is urge, and all urge is blind save when there is knowledge, and all knowledge is vain save when there is work, and all work is empty save when there is love; and when you work in love you bind yourself to yourself, to one another, and to God.

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You may house their bodies but not their souls,

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

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Kahlil Gibran Quotes: Humanity is a brilliant riversinging its
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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That a woman's happiness does not come through man's glory and honour, nor through his generosity and affection, but through love that unites both of their hearts and affections, making them one member of life's body and one word upon the lips of God.

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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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Dig anywhere in the earth and you will find a treasure, only you must dig with the faith of a peasant.

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You tell me that you fear love; why, my little one? Do you fear the light of the sun? Do you fear the ebb and flow of the sea? Do you fear the dawning of the day? Do you fear the advent of spring? I wonder why you fear love? ... do not fear love; do not fear love, friend of my heart. We must surrender to it in spite of what it may bring in the way of pain, of desolation, of longing and in spite of all perplexity and bewilderment.

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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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I cannot tarry longer.
The sea that calls all things unto her calls me

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MADNESS Madness is the first step towards unselfishness. Be mad and tell us what is behind the veil of "sanity." The purpose of life is to bring us closer to those secrets, and madness is the only means. SP-ST-62

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

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