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Khalil Gibran
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He who understands you is greater kin to you than your own brother. For even your own kindred neither understand you nor know your true worth. Khalil Gibran
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Humanity is a river of light running from the ex-eternity to eternity. Khalil Gibran
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A shy failure is nobler than an immodest success. Khalil Gibran
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Life is weaker than Death and Death is weaker than Truth. Khalil Gibran
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The envier praises me unknowingly. Khalil Gibran
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My Soul gave me good counsel, teaching me to touch what has never taken corporeal form or crystallized. It made me understand that touching something is half the task of comprehending it, and that what we grasp therein is part of what we desire from it. Khalil Gibran
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In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people's wrath. Khalil Gibran
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Love prides itself not only in the one who loves, but also in the beloved. Khalil Gibran
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You are your own forerunner, and the towers you have builded are but the foundation of your giant-self. And that self too shall be a foundation. Khalil Gibran
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Let ignorance reproduce itself until it is weary of its own offspring. Khalil Gibran
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Darkness is dawn not yet born. Khalil Gibran
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...unless the exchange be in love and kindly justice, it will but lead some to greed and others to hunger. Khalil Gibran
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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. Khalil Gibran
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Disagreement may be the shortest cut between two minds. Khalil Gibran
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My proof convinces the ignorant, and the wise man's proof convinces me. But he whose reasoning falls between wisdom and ignorance, I neither can convince him, nor can he convince me. Khalil Gibran
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Poverty hides itself in thought before it surrenders to purses. Khalil Gibran
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It is slavery to live in the mind unless it has become part of the body. Khalil Gibran
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And now you ask in your heart, "How shall we distinguish that which is good in pleasure from that which is not good?" Go to your fields and your gardens, and you shall learn that it is the pleasure of the bee to gather honey of the flower, But it is also the pleasure of the flower to yield its honey to the bee. For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life, And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love, And to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy. * People of Orphalese, be in your pleasures like the flowers and the bees. Khalil Gibran
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We were a silent, hidden thought in the folds of oblivion, and we have become a voice that causes the heavens to tremble. Khalil Gibran
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When life does not find a singer to sing her heart she produces a philosopher to speak her mind. Khalil Gibran
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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. Khalil Gibran
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We are all prisoners but some of us are in cells with windows and some without. Khalil Gibran
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History does not repeat itself except in the minds of those who do not know history. Khalil Gibran
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The truly just is he who feels half guilty of your misdeeds. Khalil Gibran
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A root is a flower that disdains fame. Khalil Gibran
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All you have shall some day be given. Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors. Khalil Gibran
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All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's heart. Khalil Gibran
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Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man. Khalil Gibran
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Our worst fault is our preoccupation with the faults of others. Khalil Gibran
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The very strength that protects the heart from injury is the strength that prevents the heart from enlarging to its intended greatness within. The song of the voice is sweet, but the song of the heart is the pure voice of heaven. Khalil Gibran
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Even as the holy and the righteous cannot rise beyond the highest which is in each one of you, so the wicked and the weak cannot fall lower than the lowest which is in you also. Khalil Gibran
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Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you, yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love, but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward, nor tarries with yesterday. Khalil Gibran
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A look which reveals inward stress adds more beauty to the face, no matter how much tragedy and pain it bespeaks; but the face which, in silence, does not announce hidden mysteries is not beautiful, regardless of the symmetry of its features. Khalil Gibran
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Your freedom when it loses its fetters becomes itself the fetter of a greater freedom. Khalil Gibran
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Every beauty and greatness in this world is created by a single thought or emotion inside a man. Every thing we see today, made by past generations, was, before its appearance, a thought in the mind of a man or an impulse in the heart of a woman. Khalil Gibran
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You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. Khalil Gibran
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Rob a neighbour with a smile. Khalil Gibran
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Spring is beautiful everywhere, but it is more than beautiful in Lebanon. Spring is the spirit of an unknown God speeding through the world, which, as it reaches Lebanon, pauses, because now it is as at home with the souls of the Prophets and Kings hovering over the land, chanting with the brooks of Judea, the eternal Psalms of Solomon, renewing with the Cedars of Lebanon memories of an ancient glory. Khalil Gibran
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The feelings we live through in love and in loneliness are simply, for us, what high tide and low tide are to the sea. Khalil Gibran
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Verily the lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning in the funeral. Khalil Gibran
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Now I realize that the trees blossom in Spring and bear fruit in Summer without seeking praise; and they drop their leaves in Autumn and become naked in Winter without fearing blame. Khalil Gibran
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Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven? Khalil Gibran
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And as a single leaf turns not yellow but with the silent knowledge of the whole tree. Khalil Gibran
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And that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space. Khalil Gibran
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Your house shall be not an anchor but a mast It shall not be a glistening film that covers a wound, but an eyelid that guards the eye. Khalil Gibran
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That which seems most feeble and bewildered in you is the strongest and most determined. Is it not your breath that has erected and hardened the structure of your bones? Khalil Gibran
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When you love you should not think you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. Khalil Gibran
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He is short-sighted who looks only on the path he treads and the wall on which he leans. Khalil Gibran
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You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care, nor your nights without a want and a grief, but rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound. Khalil Gibran
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When you work you fulfill a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, And what is it to work with love? It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth. It is to build a house with affection, even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house. It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy, even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit. It is to charge all things you fashion with a breath of your own spirit. Work is love made visible Khalil Gibran
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The longing for paradise is paradise itself. Khalil Gibran
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In the mouth of Society are many diseased teeth, decayed to the bones of the jaws. But Society makes no effort to have them extracted and be rid of the affliction. It contents itself with gold fillings. Khalil Gibran
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Seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line. For self is a sea boundless and measureless. Khalil Gibran
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Truth is like the stars; it does not appear except from behind obscurity of the night. Truth is like all beautiful things in the world; it does not disclose its desirability except to those who first feel the influence of falsehood. Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness. Khalil Gibran
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Like sheaves of corn it gathers you unto itself. It threshes you to make you naked. It sifts you to free you from your husks. It grinds you to whiteness. It kneads you until you are pliant. And then it assigns you to its sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God's sacred feast. All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's Heart. Khalil Gibran
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Prayer is the song of the heart. It reaches the ear of God even if it is mingled with the cry and the tumult of a thousand men. Khalil Gibran
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These things he said in words. But much in his heart remained unsaid. For he himself could not speak his deeper secret. Khalil Gibran
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The ageless melody, unheard, heals; the healing vision, unseen, leads; the true leaders, immortal, know.... Khalil Gibran
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Birth and Death are the two noblest expressions of bravery. Khalil Gibran
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If you would behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life. For life and death are one, even as the river and sea are one. Khalil Gibran
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What is fear of need but need itself? Khalil Gibran
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And you receivers - and you are all receivers - assume no weight of gratitude, lest you lay a yoke upon yourself and upon him who gives. Rather rise together with the giver on his gifts as on wings; For to be overmindful of your debt, is to doubt his generosity who has the free hearted earth for mother, and God for father. Khalil Gibran
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He who repeats what he does not understand is no better than an ass that is loaded with books. Khalil Gibran
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Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the same well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives? Khalil Gibran
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My Lebanon is a flock of birds fluttering in the early morning as shepherds lead their sheep into the meadow & rising in the evening as farmers return from their fields and vineyards.You have your Lebanon and its people. I have my Lebanon and its people. Khalil Gibran
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The strong grows in solitude where the weak withers away. Khalil Gibran
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I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. Khalil Gibran
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He who listens to truth is not less than he who utters truth. Khalil Gibran
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A truly religious man does not embrace a religion; and he who embraces one has no religion. Khalil Gibran
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It was but yesterday I thought myself a fragment quivering without rhythm in the sphere of life. Now I know that I am the sphere, and all life in rhythmic fragments moves within me. Khalil Gibran
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