Quotes by Kahlil Gibran

Khalil Gibran; sometimes spelled Kahlil; full Arabic name Gibran Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese-American writer, poet, visual artist and Syrian nationalist. Gibran was born in the town of Bsharri in the Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Empire, to Khalil Gibran and Kamila Gibran. As a young man Gibran emigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic.

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Quotes by Kahlil Gibran

Only love and death change all things.

Love, DeathKahlil Gibran
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Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

Experience, ScarsKahlil Gibran
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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.

Heart, Mind & Apprehension, DesireKahlil Gibran
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Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Love, Breakup, DivorceKahlil Gibran
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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.

LoveKahlil Gibran
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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.

Desire, Sun, Night & EveningKahlil Gibran
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Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.

MusicKahlil Gibran
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Kindness is like snow - it beautifies everything it covers.

Kindness, SnowKahlil Gibran
 
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Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers it grasps the heart and makes it ache with sorrow.

Solitude & Being AloneKahlil Gibran
 
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Every winter contains a quivering spring and behind the curtain of every night there's a smilling morning.

Spring, MorningKahlil Gibran
 
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Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

LoveKahlil Gibran
 
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For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

Life, DeathKahlil Gibran
 
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You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

Children & Childhood, Family, ParentsKahlil Gibran
 
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Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

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Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

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Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

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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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