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Khalil Gibran
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Beauty is not a need but an ecstasy. It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth, But rather a heart enflamed and a soul enchanted. Khalil Gibran

For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly. Khalil Gibran

When you have solved all the mysteries of life you long for death, for it is but another mystery of life. 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

All men love you for themselves. I love you for yourself. Khalil Gibran

Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind. Khalil Gibran

Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains. Khalil Gibran

Love that does not renew itself every day becomes a habit and in turn a slavery. Khalil Gibran

There is no secret in the mystery of life stronger and more beautiful than that attachment which converts the silence of a virgin's spirit into a perpetual awareness that makes a person forget the past, for it kindles fiercely in the heart the sweet and overwhelming hope of the coming future. Khalil Gibran

They have exiled me now from their society and I am pleased, because humanity does not exile except the one whose noble spirit rebels against despotism and oppression. He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom Khalil Gibran

Do not be merciful, but be just, for mercy is bestowed upon the guilty criminal, while Justice is all that the innocent man requires. Khalil Gibran

Humanity is a river of light running from the ex-eternity to eternity. Khalil Gibran

History does not repeat itself except in the minds of those who do not know history. Khalil Gibran

The most wonderful thing, Mary, is that you and I are always walking together, hand in hand, in a strangely beautiful world, unknown to other people. We both stretch one hand to receive from Life - and Life is generous indeed. Khalil Gibran

The universe is my country and the human family is my tribe. Khalil Gibran

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

Defeat, my defeat, my deathless courage, You and I shall laugh together with the storm, And together we shall dig graves for all that die in us, and we shall stand in the sun with a will, And we shall be dangerous Khalil Gibran

The envier praises me unknowingly. Khalil Gibran

If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully. Khalil Gibran

The soul is an embryo in the body of Man, and the day of death is the Day of awakening, for it is the Great era of labour and the rich Hour of creation. Khalil Gibran

A woman whom Providence has provided with beauty of spirit and body is a truth, at the same time both open and secret, which we can understand only by love, and touch only by virtue. Khalil Gibran

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

A thief is a man in need. A liar is a man in fear. Khalil Gibran

The shepherd will deny the diseased lamb in fear of the flock. Khalil Gibran

What of the old serpent who cannot shed his skin, and calls all others naked and shameless? Khalil Gibran

When you look closely people are so strange & so complicated that they're actually beautiful. Khalil Gibran

Love is quivering happiness. Khalil Gibran

If your knowledge teaches you not the value of things, and frees you not from the bondage to matter, you shall never come near the throne of Truth. Khalil Gibran

But memory is an autumn leaf that murmurs a while in the wind and then is heard no more. Khalil Gibran

Hell is not in torture; Hell is in an empty heart.. Khalil Gibran

For to be idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons, and to step out of life's procession that marches in majesty and proud submission towards the infinite. Khalil Gibran

And is not the lute that soothes your spirit the very wood that was hollowed with knives? Khalil Gibran

Your house is your larger body. Khalil Gibran

For what is prayer but the expansion of your self into the living ether? Khalil Gibran

You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts; And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime. And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. Khalil Gibran

...unless the exchange be in love and kindly justice, it will but lead some to greed and others to hunger. Khalil Gibran

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

The things which the child loves remain in the domain of the heart until old age. The most beautiful thing in life is that our souls remain hovering over the places where we once enjoyed ourselves. I am one of those who remembers those places regardless of distance or time. Khalil Gibran

Of time you would make a stream upon whose bank you would sit and watch its flowing. 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. Khalil Gibran

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

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

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

And when you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart: Your seeds shall live in my body, And the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart, And your fragrance shall be my breath, And together we shall rejoice through all the seasons. Khalil Gibran

Work is love made visible. Khalil Gibran

Forgetfulness is a form of freedom. Khalil Gibran

He who seeks ecstasy in love should not complain of suffering. Khalil Gibran

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. 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. Khalil Gibran

He who loses his mother loses a pure soul who blesses and guards him constantly. Khalil Gibran

For the sight of the angry weather saddens my soul and the sight of the town, sitting like a bereaved mother beneath layers of ice, oppresses my heart. Khalil Gibran

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit." "Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving Khalil Gibran

That deed which in our guilt we today call weakness, will appear tomorrow as an essential link in the complete chain of Man. Khalil Gibran

If it's a despot you would dethrone, see first that his throne erected within you is destroyed. Khalil Gibran

Even while the Earth sleeps we travel. Khalil Gibran

Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost. Khalil Gibran

Each thing that exists remains forever, and that very existence of existence is proof of its eternity. But without that realization, which is the knowledge of perfect being, man would never know whether there was existence or non-existence. If eternal existence is altered, then it must become more beautiful; and if it disappears, it must return with more sublime image; and if it sleeps, it must dream of a better awakening, for it is ever greater upon its rebirth. Khalil Gibran

Whoever would be a teacher of men let him begin by teaching himself before teaching others; and let him teach by example before teaching by word. For he who teaches himself and rectifies his own ways is more deserving of respect and reverence than he who would teach others and rectify their ways. Khalil Gibran

If we were to all sit in a circle and confess our sins, we would laugh at each other for lack of originality. Khalil Gibran

Solitude is a silent storm that breaks down all our dead branches; yet it sends our living roots deeper into the living heart of the living earth. Khalil Gibran

My God, my aim and my fulfillment; I am thy yesterday and thou are my tomorrow. I am they root in the earth and thou art my flower in the sky, and together we grow before the face of the sun. Khalil Gibran

A shy failure is nobler than an immodest success. Khalil Gibran

Life is weaker than Death and Death is weaker than Truth. Khalil Gibran

But you who walk facing the sun, what images drawn on the earth can hold you? You who travel with the wind, what weathervane shall direct your course? What man's law shall bind you if you break your yoke but upon no man's prison door? What laws shall you fear if you dance but stumble against no man's iron chains? And who is he that shall bring you to judgment if you tear off your garment yet leave it in no man's path? People of Orphalese, you can muffle the drum, and you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who shall command the skylark not to sing? Khalil Gibran

Seven times have I despised my soul: The sixth time when she despised the ugliness of a face, and knew not that it was one of her own masks. Khalil Gibran

Half of what I say is meaningless; but I say it so that the other half may reach you. Khalil Gibran

Love prides itself not only in the one who loves, but also in the beloved. Khalil Gibran

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

Let ignorance reproduce itself until it is weary of its own offspring. Khalil Gibran

Darkness is dawn not yet born. Khalil Gibran

Disagreement may be the shortest cut between two minds. Khalil Gibran

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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