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Kahlil Gibran quotes (36)

Truth is like the stars; it does not appear except from behind obscurity of the night. Truth is like all beautiful things in the world; it does not disclose its desirability except to those who first feel the influence of falsehood. Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Truth

I have learned silence from the talkative toleration from the intolerant and kindness from the unkind; yet strange I am ungrateful to these teachers.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Teach

You give little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Give

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Doubt

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility never an opportunity.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Friendship

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; is the second then you are an oasis in a desert.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Government

The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reach us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Gravity

Yes there is a Nirvana; it is in leading your sheep to a green pasture and in putting your child to sleep and in writing the last line of your poem.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Utopia

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.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Unsorted

Poetry my dear friends is a sacred incarnation of a smile. Poetry is a sigh that dries the tears. Poetry is a spirit who dwells in the soul whose nourishment is the heart whose wine is affection. Poetry that comes not in this form is a false messiah.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Poetry

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.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Eternity

Faith is an oasis in the heart which can never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Faith

There is a desire deep within the soul which drives man from the seen to the unseen to philosophy and to the divine.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Motivation

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Art

The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Dream

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Cry

The significance of a man is not in what he attains but rather what he longs to attain.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Possessions

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

He who does not seek advice is a fool. His folly blinds him to Truth and makes him evil stubborn and a danger to his fellow man.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Advice

Ask not what your country can do for you but ask what you can do for your country. See Cicero & J.F. Kennedy
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Food

The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you but in what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore if you would understand him listen not to what he says but rather to what he does not say.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Reality

If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Blame

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Earth

We shall never understand one another until we reduce the language to seven words.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Communicate

To understand the heart and mind of a person look not at what he has already achieved but at what he aspires to.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Heart

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 truth and duty.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Freedom

For what is it to die But to stand in the sun and melt into the wind?
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Death

You can muffle the drum and you can loosen the strings of the lyre but who shall command the skylark not to sing?
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Animals

From a sensitive woman's heart springs the happiness of mankind and from the kindness of her noble spirit comes mankind's affection.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Women

Work is love made visible.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Work

A shy failure is nobler than an immodest success.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Factory

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Knowledge

Beauty is not in the face; Beauty is a light in the heart.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Beauty

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolutions.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Kindness

He who does not see the angels and devils in the beauty and malice of life will be far removed from knowledge and his spirit will be empty of affection.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Life

Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each others cup but drink not of one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous but let each one of you be alone Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts but not into each others 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 others shadow.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Love