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Khalil Gibran
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The "I" in me, my friend, dwells in the house of silence, and therein it shall remain for ever more, unperceived, unapproachable. Khalil Gibran
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There is within me a friend who consoles me every time that troubles overwhelm me and misfortunes afflict me. The man who does not feel friendship towards himself is a public enemy, and he who finds no confidant within himself will die of despair. For life streams out of man's inner self and in no way from what surrounds him. Khalil Gibran
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Life has two halves: one patient and one afire. Love is the fiery half. Make me, O Lord, food for the flames. Khalil Gibran
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You cannot judge any man beyond your knowledge of him, and how small is your knowledge. Khalil Gibran
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I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward. Khalil Gibran
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We are all prisoners but some of us are in cells with windows and some without. Khalil Gibran
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Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution. Khalil Gibran
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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
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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
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Listen to the women when she looks at you, not when she talks to you. Khalil Gibran
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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
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When life does not find a singer to sing her heart she produces a philosopher to speak her mind. Khalil Gibran
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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
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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
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Work is love made visible. Khalil Gibran
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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
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He who loses his mother loses a pure soul who blesses and guards him constantly. Khalil Gibran
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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
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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
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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
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Half of what I say is meaningless; but I say it so that the other half may reach you. Khalil Gibran
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A thief is a man in need. A liar is a man in fear. Khalil Gibran
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The shepherd will deny the diseased lamb in fear of the flock. Khalil Gibran
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What of the old serpent who cannot shed his skin, and calls all others naked and shameless? Khalil Gibran
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When you look closely people are so strange & so complicated that they're actually beautiful. Khalil Gibran
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Love is quivering happiness. Khalil Gibran
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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
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But memory is an autumn leaf that murmurs a while in the wind and then is heard no more. Khalil Gibran
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Hell is not in torture; Hell is in an empty heart.. Khalil Gibran
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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
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And is not the lute that soothes your spirit the very wood that was hollowed with knives? Khalil Gibran
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Your house is your larger body. Khalil Gibran
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For what is prayer but the expansion of your self into the living ether? Khalil Gibran
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History does not repeat itself except in the minds of those who do not know history. Khalil Gibran
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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
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The universe is my country and the human family is my tribe. Khalil Gibran
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The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Khalil Gibran
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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
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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
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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
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I want every image to be the beginning of an unseen image. Khalil Gibran
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Which of you would be silent - when all else sings together in unison? Khalil Gibran
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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
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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
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All men love you for themselves. I love you for yourself. Khalil Gibran
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Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind. Khalil Gibran
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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
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Love that does not renew itself every day becomes a habit and in turn a slavery. Khalil Gibran
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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
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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
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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
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Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost. Khalil Gibran
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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
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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
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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
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Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be. Khalil Gibran
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Love is trembling happiness. Khalil Gibran
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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
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To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice. Khalil Gibran
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The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold. Khalil Gibran
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What difference is there between us, save a restless dream that follows my soul but fears to come near you? Khalil Gibran
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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
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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
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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
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If it's a despot you would dethrone, see first that his throne erected within you is destroyed. Khalil Gibran
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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
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Even while the Earth sleeps we travel. Khalil Gibran
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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
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Forgetfulness is a form of freedom. Khalil Gibran
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He who seeks ecstasy in love should not complain of suffering. Khalil Gibran
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