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Quotes by kahlil gibran - (54 quotes)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Art category:

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

Kahlil Gibran - From the Art category:

Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Artists category:

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Beauty category:

Beauty is life when life unveils her holy face. But you are life and you are the veil. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Children category:

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

Kahlil Gibran - From the Children category:

Your children are not your children. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls. For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, even in your dreams. You are the bows from which your children, as living arrows, are sent forth. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Choices category:

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Commitment category:

Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Deception category:

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

Kahlil Gibran - From the Doubt category:

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

Kahlil Gibran - From the Dreams category:

No lower can a man descend than to interpret his dreams into gold and silver. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Earth category:

Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky, / We fell them down and turn them into paper, / That we may record our emptiness. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Education category:

I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Faith category:

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

Kahlil Gibran - From the Friendship category:

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Generosity category:

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Greatness category:

A minute moving among the patterns of beauty and the dreams of love is greater and more precious than an age filled with splendor granted by the weak to the strong. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Greatness category:

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

Kahlil Gibran - From the Influence category:

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Joy category:

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

Kahlil Gibran - From the Knowledge category:

Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in you seeds. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Knowledge category:

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Life category:

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Loneliness category:

My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Love category:

Hate is a dead thing. Who of you would be a tomb? (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Love category:

He alone is great who turns the voice of the wind into a song made sweeter by his own loving. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Mirrors category:

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Music category:

When we work we are like a flute, through whose heart, the whispering of the hours turns to music. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Mysteries category:

I want every image to be the beginning of an unseen image. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Perfection category:

Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Performance category:

-Sand and Foam
The only time a juggler / Appeals to me / Is when I see him / Miss the ball. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Play category:

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

Kahlil Gibran - From the Poetry category:

A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celestial realm and arrives in this world warbling. If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back into his homeland. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Power category:

We were a silent, hidden thought in the folds of oblivion, and we have become a voice that causes the heavens to tremble. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Prayer category:

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)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Prayer category:

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)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Progress category:

Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Religion category:

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Religion category:

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. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Sadness category:

The tears that you spill, the sorrowful, are sweeter than the laughter of snobs and the guffaws of scoffers. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Silence category:

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Silence category:

Which of you would be silent – when all else sings together in unison? (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Struggle category:

Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Suffering category:

Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain... Accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields... (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Time category:

Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Tradition category:

The bird has an honor that man does not have. Man lives in the traps of his abdicated laws and traditions; but the birds live according to the natural law of God who causes the earth to turn around the sun. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Travel category:

A traveler am I and a navigator, and every day I discover a new region within my soul. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Truth category:

Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.' (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Unknowns category:

Art is a step in the Known toward the unknown. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Vision category:

They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Words category:

At ebb tide I wrote a line upon the sand, and gave it all my heart and all my soul. At flood tide I returned to read what I had inscribed and found my ignorance upon the shore. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Work category:

When you work, you fulfill a part of earth's fondest dream assigned to you when that dream is born. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Work category:

Work is love made visible. (Kahlil Gibran)

Kahlil Gibran - From the Work category:

When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison? (Kahlil Gibran)