Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.Experience, ScarsKahlil Gibran
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.Heart, Mind & Apprehension, DesireKahlil Gibran
Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.Love, Breakup, Seperation & BreakupKahlil Gibran
And think not you can guide the course of love. For love, if it finds you worthy, shall guide your course.LoveKahlil Gibran
The sun teaches to all things that grow their longing for the light. But it is night that raises them to the stars.Desire, Sun, NightKahlil Gibran
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.MusicKahlil Gibran
Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers it grasps the heart and makes it ache with sorrow.Solitude & Being AloneKahlil Gibran
Every winter contains a quivering spring and behind the curtain of every night there's a smilling morning.Spring, MorningKahlil Gibran
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.LoveKahlil Gibran
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.Children & Childhood, Family, ParentsKahlil Gibran
Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.Kahlil Gibran
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.Kahlil Gibran
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.Kahlil Gibran
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.