Khalil Gibran Quotes & Wallpapers

Khalil Gibran
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Vague and nebulous is the beginning of all things, but not their end. Khalil Gibran

If aught I have said is truth, that truth shall reveal itself in a clearer voice, and in words more kin to your thoughts. Khalil Gibran

My brothers, seek counsel of one another, for therein lies the way out of error and futile repentance. The wisdom of the many is your shield against tyranny. For when we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies. Khalil Gibran

When we oppose the hidden conscience, it does us hurt. When we betray it, it judges us. Khalil Gibran

You, the strong, have I loved, though the marks of your iron hoofs are yet upon my flesh. Khalil Gibran

Yet the timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness, And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream. And that that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space. Who among you does not feel that his power to love is boundless? And yet who does not feel that very love, though boundless, encompassed within the centre of his being, and moving not from love thought to love thought, nor from love deeds to other love deeds? And is not time even as love is, undivided and paceless? Khalil Gibran

God has made many doors opening into truth which He opens to all who knock upon them with hands of faith. Khalil Gibran

Conscience is a just but weak judge. Weakness leaves it powerless to execute its judgment. Khalil Gibran

I love you, my brother, whoever you are - whether you worship in a church, kneel in your temple, or pray in your mosque. You and I are children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of the one supreme being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all. Khalil Gibran

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. Khalil Gibran

Behind the veil of each night, there is a smilling dawn. Khalil Gibran

Friendship with the ignorant is as foolish as arguing with a drunkard. Khalil Gibran

Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret? Khalil Gibran

The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements, compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love. Khalil Gibran

Should we all confess our sins to one another we would all laugh at one another for our lack of originality. Khalil Gibran

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

Some of our children are our justifications and some are but our regrets Khalil Gibran

Love is all I can possess and no one can deprive me of it. Kahlil Gibran (Visions of the Prophet) Khalil Gibran

Learn the words of wisdom uttered by the wise and apply them in your own life. Live them - but do not a make a show of reciting them, for he who repeats what he does not understand is no better than an ass loaded with books. Khalil Gibran

Behold, I have reached the peak of the mountain and my spirit has taken flight in the heavens of freedom and liberation. I have gone far, far away, O children of my mother; the hills beyond the mists are now hidden from my view, the last traces of the valleys have been flooded by the ocean of serenity, and the paths and trails have been erased by the hand of oblivion. The roar of ocean waves has faded. I no longer hear anything but the anthem of eternity, which harmonizes with the spirit. Khalil Gibran

How narrow is the vision that exalts the busyness of the ant above the singing of the grasshopper. Khalil Gibran

We shall never understand one another until we reduce the language to seven words. Khalil Gibran

To love life through our labor is to be intimate with life's inmost secrets. Khalil Gibran

Yea, death and prison we mete out To small offenders of the laws, While honor, wealth, and full respect On greater pirates we bestow. To steal a flower we call mean. To rob a field is chivalry; Who kills the body he must die, Who kills the spirit he goes free. Khalil Gibran

Humanity looks upon Jesus the Nazarene as a poor-born Who suffered misery and humiliation with all of the weak. And He is pitied, for Humanity believes He was crucified painfully. . . . And all that Humanity offers to Him is crying and wailing and lamentation. For centuries Humanity has been worshiping weakness in the person of the Savior. The Nazarene was not weak! He was strong and is strong! But the people refuse to heed the true meaning of strength. Khalil Gibran

Some who are too scrupulous to steal your possessions nevertheless see no wrong in tampering with your thoughts. Khalil Gibran

Love that is cleansed by tears will remain eternally pure and beautiful. Khalil Gibran

Pity it is we drowse too soon Pity it is we fall asleep Ere our song encompass the height Ere our hand inherit the deep Khalil Gibran

The best of man is he who blushes when you praise him and remains silent when you defame him. Khalil Gibran

Your body is the harp of your soul and it is yours to bring forth sweet music from it or confused sounds. Khalil Gibran

A little while, a moment of rest upon the wind, and another woman shall bear me. Khalil Gibran

God made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them. Khalil Gibran

If you sing of beauty though alone in the heart of the desert you will have an audience. Khalil Gibran

The veil that clouds your eyes shall be lifted by the hands that wove it, Khalil Gibran

Man struggles to find life outside himself, unaware that the life he is seeking is within him. Khalil Gibran

In the depth of my soul there is a wordless song. Khalil Gibran

I am one of those who believe that spiritual progress is a rule of human life, but the approach to perfection is slow and painful. If a woman elevates herself in one respect and is retarded in another, it is because the rough trail that leads to the mountain peak is not free of ambushes of thieves and lairs of wolves. Khalil Gibran

Limited love asks for possession of the beloved, but the unlimited asks only for itself. Khalil Gibran

All can hear, but only the sensitive can understand... Khalil Gibran

I deserted the world and sought solitude because I became tired of rendering courtesy to those multitudes who believe that humility is a sort of weakness, and mercy a kind of cowardice, and snobbery a form of strength. Khalil Gibran

Miserable is the man who loves a woman and takes her for his wife, pouring at her feet the sweat of his skin and the blood of his body and the life of his heart, and placing her in the hands of the fruit of his toil and the revenue of his diligence; for when he slowly wakes up, he finds that the heart that he endeavored to buy is given away freely and in sincerity to another man for the enjoyment of its hidden secrets and deepest love. Khalil Gibran

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. Khalil Gibran

For a love to grow through the test of everyday living, one must respect that zone of privacy where one retires to relate to the inside instead of the outside. Khalil Gibran

Do not keep crying when your love has been gone. You only need Smile because he had been given you the opportunity to meet someone who is better. Khalil Gibran

When you feel Jealousy is a sign that Love should have each other Khalil Gibran

When you part from your friend, you grieve not; For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain. Khalil Gibran

In much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly. 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

My Soul gave me good counsel, teaching me that the lamp which I carry does not belong to me, and the song that I sing was not generated from within me. Even if I walk with light, I am not the light; and if I am a taut-stringed lute, I am not the lute player. Khalil Gibran

If I could take your troubles I would toss them into the sea, But all these things I'm finding Are impossible for me. I cannot build a mountain Or catch a rainbow fair, But let me be what I know best, A friend that is always there. Khalil Gibran

Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility: For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen, And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears. Khalil Gibran

Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. Khalil Gibran

To belittle, you have to be little. Khalil Gibran

As the strings of a lute are apart though they quiver the same music. Khalil Gibran

They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price. Khalil Gibran

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers. Khalil Gibran

Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand. Khalil Gibran

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. Khalil Gibran

Your friend is your needs answered. Khalil Gibran

A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain? Khalil Gibran

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you. Khalil Gibran

Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Khalil Gibran

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art. Khalil Gibran

Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert. Khalil Gibran

You have your ideology and I have mine. Khalil Gibran

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people. Khalil Gibran

You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance. Khalil Gibran

Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being. Khalil Gibran

Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert. Khalil Gibran

Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills? Khalil Gibran



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