The best Quotes by Kahlil Gibran

The best Quotes by Kahlil Gibran

Gibran Khalil Gibran (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist; he was also considered a philosopher, although he himself rejected the title. He is best known as the author of The Prophet, which was first published in the United States in 1923 and has since become one of the best-selling books of all time, having been translated into more than 100 languages.

Only love and death change all things.
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Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
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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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Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
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And think not you can guide the course of love. For love, if it finds you worthy, shall guide your course.
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The sun teaches to all things that grow their longing for the light. But it is night that raises them to the stars.
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Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.
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Kindness is like snow - it beautifies everything it covers.
Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers it grasps the heart and makes it ache with sorrow.
Every winter contains a quivering spring and behind the curtain of every night there's a smilling morning.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Seven times I have despised my soul:
The first time when I saw her being meek that she might attain height.
The second time when I saw her limping before the crippled.
The third time when she was given to choose between the hard and the easy, and she chose the easy.
The fourth time when she committed a wrong, and comforted herself that others also commit wrong.
The fifth time when she forbode for weakness, and attributed her patience to strength.
The sixth time when she despised the ugliness of a face, and knew not that it was one of her own masks.
And the seventh time when she sang a song of praise, and deemed it a virtue.

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You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shade when it is shining. You say you love wind, but when it comes, you close your window. So that's why I'm scared when you say you love me.
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The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
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Finding someone you love and who loves you back is a wonderful, wonderful feeling. But finding a true soul mate is an even better feeling. A soul mate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what. They say that nothing lasts forever, but I am a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we're gone.
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If you love two people at the same time, choose the second one, because if you really loved the first one you wouldn't have fallen for the second.
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There's no death for those who don't fear it.
Death is so close, always, a breath away, so perhaps it was wise to introduce children to that concept at an early age.
It's like you're homesick for a place that doesn't even exist.
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I know I'm not worthy of you. But I just can't help loving you. It's like wanting to touch a star - you know you'll never reach it, but you just gotta keep trying.
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Simba: "Ouh. Jeez, what was that for?"
Rafiki: "It doesn't matter, it's in the past."
Simba: "Yeah, but it still hurts."
Rafiki: "Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it."
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Doesn't matter how tough we are. Trauma always leaves a scar. It follows us home, it changes our lives, Trauma messes everybody up, but maybe that's the point: All the pain and the fear and the crap. Maybe going through all of that is what keeps us moving forward, it's what pushes us. Maybe we have to get a little messed up, before we can step up.
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A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.
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A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.
Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human.
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Nobody likes to be alone, especially after a breakup. But that's when we discover who we really are and what we really want.
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Hope is like the sun. If you only believe in it when you can see it, you'll never make it through the night.
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Songs are as sad as the listener.
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...yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often. Best to say nothing at all, my dear man.
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When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.
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Real loneliness is not necessarily limited to when you are alone.
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The world is full of magic. Small things become big. Winter turns to spring. One thing always changes into another.
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You can't start over with a new life, but every morning you can start over with a new day.
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Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain. Because life's greatest lessons are learned through pain.
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The danger isn't the river's speed, friend, but its slowness.
A child's voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who've forgotten how to listen.
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You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.
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Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
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Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
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