Khalil Gibran Quotes & Wallpapers

Khalil Gibran
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The snow and the storm destroy the flower; but its seed they cannot kill. Khalil Gibran

When you are born, your work is placed in your heart. Khalil Gibran

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. Khalil Gibran

I go - as others already crucified have gone. And think not we are weary of crucifixion. For we must be crucified by larger and yet larger men, between greater earths and greater heavens. Khalil Gibran

An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind. Khalil Gibran

And some of your elders remember pleasures with regret like wrongs committed in drunkenness. But regret is the beclouding of the mind and not its chastisement. They should remember their pleasures with gratitude, as they would the harvest of a summer. Khalil Gibran

Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. Khalil Gibran

Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do. Khalil Gibran

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. Khalil Gibran

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Khalil Gibran

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. Khalil Gibran

The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is. Khalil Gibran

Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper. Khalil Gibran

Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms. Khalil Gibran

The true wealth of a nation lies not in it's gold or silver but in it's learning, wisdom and in the uprightness of its sons. Khalil Gibran

Love is the only freedom in the world because it so elevates the spirit that the laws of humanity and the phenomena of nature do not alter its course. Khalil Gibran

Death changes nothing but the mask that covers our faces. Khalil Gibran

He was gentle, like a man mindful of his own strength. In my dreams I beheld the kings of the earth standing in awe in His presence. Khalil Gibran

I have pondered long, and I know now that only the pure of heart forgive the thirst that leads to dead waters. And only the sure of foot can give a hand to him who stumbles. Khalil Gibran

joy and sorrow are inseparable. . . together they come and when one sits alone with you . . remember that the other is asleep upon your bed. Khalil Gibran

No human relation gives one possession in another-every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone. Khalil Gibran

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. Khalil Gibran

Let your best be for your friend... Khalil Gibran

Perhaps a man may commit suicide in self-defense. Khalil Gibran

You progress not through what has been done, but reaching towards what has yet to be done. Khalil Gibran

The mother is everything - she is our consolation in sorrow, our hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She is the source of love, mercy, sympathy, and forgiveness. He who loses his mother loses a pure soul who blesses and guards him constantly Khalil Gibran

The truly great man is he who would master no one, and who would be mastered by none. Khalil Gibran

Your saying 'I do not understand you' is praise beyond my worth, and an insult you do not deserve. Khalil Gibran

The voice of life in me cannot reach the ear of life in you; but let us talk that we may not feel lonely. Khalil Gibran

You work that you may keep peace with the earth and the soul of the earth. Khalil Gibran

It is not the sap within the furrowed bark, nor a wing attached to a claw, But rather a garden forever in bloom and a flock of angels forever in flight. Khalil Gibran

He who does not see the kingdom of heaven in this life will never see it in the coming life. Khalil Gibran

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

We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us. Khalil Gibran

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Some of you say, "Joy is greater than sorrow," and others say, "Nay, sorrow is the greater." But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed. Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy. Khalil Gibran

The nearest to my heart are a king without a kingdom and a poor man who does not know how to beg. Khalil Gibran

Follow only beauty and obey only love. Khalil Gibran

Now let us play hide and seek. Should you hide in my heart it would not be difficult to find you. But should you hide behind your own shell, then it would be useless for anyone to seek you. Khalil Gibran

I learnt silence from the talkative Khalil Gibran

There must be something strangely sacred about salt. It is in our tears and in the sea. Khalil Gibran

Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Khalil Gibran

Believing is a fine thing, but placing those beliefs into execution is a test of strength. Many are those who talk like the roar of the sea, gut their lives are shallow and stagnant, like the rotting marshes. Many are those who lift their heads above the mountain tops, but their spirits remain dormant in the obscurity of the caverns. Khalil Gibran

Spiritual awakening is the most essential thing in man's life, and it is the sole purpose of being. Is not civilization, in all its tragic forms, a supreme motive for spiritual awakening? Khalil Gibran

Knowledge and understanding are life's faithful companions who will never prove untrue to you. For knowledge is your crown, and understanding your staff; and when they are with you, you can possess no greater treasures. Khalil Gibran

I am a poet who composes what life proses, and who proses what life composes. Khalil Gibran

The sea that calls all things unto her cals me, and I must embark. Khalil Gibran

Thinking is always the stumbling stone to poetry. Khalil Gibran

And how shall you punish those whose remorse is already greater than their misdeeds? Khalil Gibran

Yesterday is ever jealous of...tomorrow. Khalil Gibran

Many are the places of worship, but few indeed are those who worship in Spirit and in truth. Khalil Gibran

When you are sorrowful, look again. Khalil Gibran

You shall not dwell in tombs made by the dead for the living. Khalil Gibran

For this I bless you most: You give much and know not that you give at all. Khalil Gibran

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

My friend, I am not what I seem. Seeming is but a garment I wear - a care-woven garment that protects me from thy questionings and thee from my negligence. The "I" in me, my friend, dwells in the house of silence, and therein it shall remain for ever more, unperceived, unapproachable. Khalil Gibran

You cannot laugh and be unkind at the same time Khalil Gibran

Remembrance is a form of meeting. Khalil Gibran

A man can be free without being great, but no man can be great without being free. Khalil Gibran

Life is not only merriment,It is desire and determination. Khalil Gibran

You would know the secret of death. But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life. Khalil Gibran

Wailing and lamentation befit those who stand before the throne of life and depart without leaving in its hands a drop of the sweat of their brows or the blood of their hearts. Khalil Gibran

I would not exchange the laughter of my heart for the fortunes of the multitudes; nor would I be content with converting my tears, invited by my agonized self, into calm. It is my fervent hope that my whole life on this earth will ever be tears and laughter. Tears that purify my heart and reveal to me the secret of life and its mystery, Laughter that brings me closer to my fellow men; Tears with which I join the broken-hearted, Laugher that symbolizes joy over my very existence. Khalil Gibran

Your friend is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. Khalil Gibran

Am I less man because I believe in a greater man? Khalil Gibran

Give and Take... For to the bee a flower is a fountain if life And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love And to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving is a need and an ecstasy. Khalil Gibran

I discovered the secret of the sea in meditation upon a dewdrop. Khalil Gibran

Who are you that men should rend their bosom and unveil their pride, that you may see their worth naked and their pride unabashed? See first that you yourself deserve to be a giver, and an instrument of giving. Khalil Gibran

Only those return to Eternity Who on earth seek out Eternity. Khalil Gibran

Philosophy began when man ate the produce of the earth and suffered indigestion. Khalil Gibran

The heart's affections are divided like the branches of the cedar tree; if the tree loses one strong branch; it will suffer but it does not die; it will pour all its vitality into the next branch so that it will grow and fill the empty place. Khalil Gibran



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