Khalil Gibran Quotes & Wallpapers

Khalil Gibran
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Poverty hides itself in thought before it surrenders to purses. Khalil Gibran

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

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

I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward. Khalil Gibran

We are all prisoners but some of us are in cells with windows and some without. Khalil Gibran

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution. Khalil Gibran

But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure, then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing-floor, into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears. Khalil Gibran

Hearts united in pain and sorrow will not be separated by joy and happiness. Bonds that are woven in sadness are stronger than the ties of joy and pleasure. Love that is washed by tears will remain eternally pure and faithful. Khalil Gibran

Listen to the women when she looks at you, not when she talks to you. Khalil Gibran

The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves. Khalil Gibran

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. Khalil Gibran

Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be. Khalil Gibran

Love is trembling happiness. Khalil Gibran

I existed from all eternity and, behold, I am here; and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end. Khalil Gibran

To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice. Khalil Gibran

The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold. Khalil Gibran

What difference is there between us, save a restless dream that follows my soul but fears to come near you? Khalil Gibran

When life does not find a singer to sing her heart she produces a philosopher to speak her mind. Khalil Gibran

Extreme torture is mute, and so we sat silent, petrified, like columns of marble buried under the sand of an earthquake. Neither wished to listen to the other because our heart-threads had become weak and even breathing would have broken them. Khalil Gibran

I want every image to be the beginning of an unseen image. Khalil Gibran

Which of you would be silent - when all else sings together in unison? Khalil Gibran

O love, whose lordly hand Has bridled my desires, And raised my hunger and my thirst To dignity and pride, Let not the strong in me and the constant Eat the bread or drink the wine That tempt my weaker self. Let me rather starve, And let my heart parch with thirst, And let me die and perish, Ere I stretch my hand To a cup you did not fill, Or a bowl you did not bless. Khalil Gibran

Men would bless you or curse you; The curse, a protest against failure, The blessing, a hymn of the hunter Who comes back from the hills With provision for his mate. Khalil Gibran

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

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

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

Our worst fault is our preoccupation with the faults of others. Khalil Gibran

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

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

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

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

Your freedom when it loses its fetters becomes itself the fetter of a greater freedom. Khalil Gibran

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

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

One may not reach the dawn save by path of night. Khalil Gibran

What is fear of need but need itself? Khalil Gibran

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

He who repeats what he does not understand is no better than an ass that is loaded with books. Khalil Gibran

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

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

The strong grows in solitude where the weak withers away. Khalil Gibran

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping, For only the hand of God can contain your hearts. Khalil Gibran

Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth. Khalil Gibran

It is slavery to live in the mind unless it has become part of the body Khalil Gibran

For the criminal who is weak and poor the narrow cell of death awaits; but honor and glory await the rich who conceal their crimes behind their gold and silver and inherited glory. Khalil Gibran

And only the sure of foot can give a hand to him who stumbles. Khalil Gibran

Said a skunk to a tube-rose, "See how swiftly I run, while you cannot walk nor even creep." Said the tube-rose to the skunk, "Oh, most noble swift runner, please run swiftly!" Khalil Gibran

Verily all things move within your being in constant half embrace, the desired and the dreaded, the repugnant and the cherished, the pursued and that which you would escape. Khalil Gibran

He who does not see the angels and devils in the beauty and malice of life will be far removed from knowledge, and his spirit will be empty of affection. Khalil Gibran

Rob a neighbour with a smile. Khalil Gibran

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

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

Verily the lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning in the funeral. Khalil Gibran

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

Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven? Khalil Gibran

And as a single leaf turns not yellow but with the silent knowledge of the whole tree. Khalil Gibran

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

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

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

I use hate as a weapon to defend myself; had I been strong, I would never have needed that kind of weapon. Khalil Gibran

Oh, Lord God, have mercy on me and mend my broken wings. Khalil Gibran

The ageless melody, unheard, heals; the healing vision, unseen, leads; the true leaders, immortal, know.... Khalil Gibran

Birth and Death are the two noblest expressions of bravery. Khalil Gibran

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

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

Cast aside those who liken godliness to whimsy and who try to combine their greed for wealth with their desire for a happy afterlife. Khalil Gibran

For Reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and Passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction. Khalil Gibran

love one another, but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Khalil Gibran

Let there be spaces in your togetherness Khalil Gibran

We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side. Khalil Gibran



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