Khalil Gibran Quotes & Wallpapers

Khalil Gibran
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Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of the seasons Khalil Gibran

You are good when you are fully awake in your speech, Yet you are not evil when you sleep while your tongue staggers without purpose. And even stumbling speech may strengthen a weak tongue. Khalil Gibran

For in truth it is life that gives unto life-while you, who deem yourself a giver, are but a witness. Khalil Gibran

Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights. Khalil Gibran

All things in this creation exist within you and all things in you exist in creation; there is no border between you and the closest things, and there is no distance between you and the farthest things, and all things, from the lowest to the loftiest, from the smallest to the greatest, are within you as equal things. Khalil Gibran

Marriage is like a temple resting on two pillars. If they come too close to each other the temple will collapse. Khalil Gibran

Love passes by us, robed in meekness; but we flee from her in fear, or hide in the darkness; or else pursue her, to do evil in her name. Khalil Gibran

Where are you now, my beloved? Do you hear my weeping From beyond the ocean? Do you understand my need? Do you know the greatness of my patience? Khalil Gibran

And is not time even as love is, undivided and paceless? But if in you thought you must measure time into seasons, let each season encircle all the other seasons, And let today embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing. Khalil Gibran

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

Perhaps time's definition of coal is the diamond. Khalil Gibran

But you who walk facing the sun, what images drawn on the earth can hold you? Khalil Gibran

I came here to be for all and with all, and what I do today in my solitude will be echoed tomorrow by the multitude. What I say now with one heart will be said tomorrow by thousands of hearts... Khalil Gibran

I have never agreed with my other self wholly. The truth of the matter seems to lie between us. Khalil Gibran

Happiness is a vine that takes root and grows within the heart, never outside it. Khalil Gibran

And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips. Khalil Gibran

The poet is a bird of strange moods. He descends from his lofty domain to tarry among us, singing; if we do not honor him he will unfold his wings and fly back to his dwelling place. Khalil Gibran

You hate Jesus because someone from the North Country said He was the Son of God. But you hate one another because each of you deems himself too great to be the brother of the next man. Khalil Gibran

If I accept the sunshine and warmth, then I must also accept the thunder and lightning. Khalil Gibran

Sayings remain meaningless until they are embodied in habits. Khalil Gibran

A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celestial realm arrives in this world warbling. If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back into his homeland. Khalil Gibran

And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man's ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night. Khalil Gibran

Life is the mistress to be wooed. Khalil Gibran

Follow your heart. Your heart is the right guide in everything big. Mine is so limited. What you want to do is determined by that divine element that is in each of us. Khalil Gibran

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow. Khalil Gibran

Enthusiasm is a volcano on whose top never grows the grass of hesitation. Khalil Gibran

There is a desire deep within the soul which drives man from the seen to the unseen, to philosophy and to the divine. Khalil Gibran

He who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy. [for without sorrow how would you know what joy is? Contrast provides peceptive clarity] Khalil Gibran

It has been said that next to hunger and thirst, our most basic human need is for storytelling. Khalil Gibran

Every man loves two women;the one is the creation of his imagination and the other is not yet born Khalil Gibran

For truth and the spirit will abide with the morrow. Khalil Gibran

To barter and lose is better than not to go forth. Khalil Gibran

Yet you shall not deplore having known blindness, nor regret having been deaf. For in that day you shall know the hidden purposes in all things. And you shall bless darkness as you would bless light. Khalil Gibran

The sun teaches to all things that grow their longing for the light. But it is night that raises them to the stars. Khalil Gibran

But now I have learned to listen to silence. To hear its choirs singing the song of ages, chanting the hymns of space, and disclosing the secrets of eternity. Khalil Gibran

Verily the kindness that gazes upon itself in a mirror turns to stone, And a good deed that calls itself by tender names becomes the parent to a curse. Khalil Gibran

In friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures. Khalil Gibran

The first thought of God was an angel. The first word of God was a man Khalil Gibran

The best love come from the heart, not from the mouth. Khalil Gibran

The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. Khalil Gibran

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

I know faces, because I look through the fabric my own eye weaves, and behold the reality beneath. Khalil Gibran

Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. Khalil Gibran

Jesus loved me and I knew not why. And I loved Him because He quickened my spirit to heights beyond my stature, and to depths beyond my sounding. Love is a sacred mystery. To those who love, it remains forever wordless; But to those who do not love, it may be but a heartless jest. Khalil Gibran

I would tell you more of Him, but how shall I? When love becomes vast love becomes wordless. And when memory is overladen it seeks the silent deep. Khalil Gibran

In a dream I saw Jesus and My God Pan sitting together in the heart of the forest. They laughed at each other's speech, with the brook that ran near them, and the laughter of Jesus was the merrier. And they conversed long. Khalil Gibran

Master, master singer, Master of words unspoken, Seven times was I born, and seven times have I died Since your last hasty visit and our brief welcome. And behold I live again, Remembering a day and a night among the hills, When your tide lifted us up. Khalil Gibran

You laughed for the marrow in their bones that was not yet ready for laughter; And you wept for their eyes that yet were dry. Your voice fathered their thoughts and their understanding. Your voice mothered their words and their breath. Khalil Gibran

Poet, Singer, Great Heart, May our God bless your name, And the womb that held you, and the breasts that gave you milk. And may God forgive us all. Khalil Gibran

A voice cannot carry the tongue and the lips that gave it wings. Alone must it seek the ether. And alone and without his nest shall the eagle fly across the sun. Khalil Gibran

I would not exchange the laughter of my heart for the fortunes of the multitudes. Khalil Gibran

Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful. Khalil Gibran

Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil. For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst? Verily when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters. Khalil Gibran

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention. Khalil Gibran

But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Khalil Gibran

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. Khalil Gibran

If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom? Khalil Gibran

Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever. Khalil Gibran

Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love. Khalil Gibran

The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom. Khalil Gibran

Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain. Khalil Gibran

The just is close to the people's heart, but the merciful is close to the heart of God. Khalil Gibran

No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge. Khalil Gibran

Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow. Khalil Gibran

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. Khalil Gibran

The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master. Khalil Gibran

Only yesterday I was no different than them, yet I was saved. I am explaining to you the way of life of a people who say every sort of wicked thing about me because I sacrificed their friendship to gain my own soul. I left the dark paths of their duplicity and turned my eyes toward the light where there is salvation, truth, and justice. They have exiled me now from their society, yet I am content. Mankind only exiles the one whose large spirit rebels against injustice and tyranny. He who does not prefer exile to servility is not free in the true and necessary sense of freedom. Khalil Gibran

For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man's hunger. Khalil Gibran

A God who is good knows no segregation amongst words or names. And were a God to deny his blessing to those who pursue a different path to eternity, there would be no human who should offer worship. Khalil Gibran

Qualities of Good Citizens... is to admire what others have created in love and faith Khalil Gibran



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