Authors - Khalil Gibran

Brief Biography

Khalil Gibran (January 6, 1883 - April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of the Ottoman Mount Lebanon mutasarrifate), as a young man he emigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His Romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero. He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture. - Wikipedia

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Quote 11by Anonymous on 07/12/2010

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
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    Quote 160by Anonymous on 18/12/2010

    Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
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      Quote 591by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

      Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.
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        Quote 1352by Anonymous on 12/01/2011

        I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant and kindness from the unkind.
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          Quote 1371by Anonymous on 12/01/2011

          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.
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            Quote 1490by Anonymous on 13/01/2011

            If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
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              Quote 1960by Anonymous on 19/01/2011

              I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expense, and my expense is equal to my wishes.
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                Quote 2571by Anonymous on 01/02/2011

                No human relation gives one possession in another...every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship and in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone.
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                  Quote 3540by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                  You shall be free indeed when your days are not without care nor your nights without a want and a grief,
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                    Quote 3707by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                    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.
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                      Quote 4150by Anonymous on 15/02/2011

                      Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
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                        Quote 4676by Anonymous on 25/02/2011

                        Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
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                          Quote 4751by Anonymous on 27/02/2011

                          Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
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                            Quote 4838by Anonymous on 01/03/2011

                            If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him, you will always remember.
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                              Quote 5002by Anonymous on 04/05/2011

                              It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.
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                                Quote 5372by Anonymous on 23/06/2011

                                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.
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                                  Quote 5378by Anonymous on 23/06/2011

                                  Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
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                                    Quote 5701by Anonymous on 20/08/2011

                                    Yesterday is but today's memory, tomorrow is today's dream.
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                                      Quote 5879by Anonymous on 03/09/2011

                                      If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.
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                                        Quote 6428by Anonymous on 19/09/2011

                                        And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
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                                          Quote 6527by Anonymous on 26/09/2011

                                          Yes, there is a Nirvanah; it is leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem.
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                                            Quote 7132by Anonymous on 23/10/2011

                                            If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
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                                              Quote 7310by Anonymous on 02/11/2011

                                              God made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them.
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                                                Quote 7899by Anonymous on 02/03/2012

                                                Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
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                                                  Quote 8204by Anonymous on 28/04/2012

                                                  Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
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                                                    Quote 8492by Anonymous on 14/05/2012

                                                    If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
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                                                      Quote 8667by Anonymous on 22/05/2012

                                                      Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
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                                                        Quote 8864by Anonymous on 01/06/2012

                                                        Love... it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.
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                                                          Quote 9325by Anonymous on 11/07/2012

                                                          Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
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                                                            Quote 10426by Anonymous on 03/10/2012

                                                            Love is trembling happiness.
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                                                              Quote 10431by Anonymous on 03/10/2012

                                                              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.
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                                                                Quote 10583by Anonymous on 11/10/2012

                                                                The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
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                                                                  Quote 10593by Anonymous on 11/10/2012

                                                                  Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
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                                                                    Quote 11262by Anonymous on 06/12/2012

                                                                    Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
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                                                                      Quote 11543by Anonymous on 08/01/2013

                                                                      Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.
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                                                                        Quote 11936by Anonymous on 01/02/2013

                                                                        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.
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                                                                          Quote 12415by Anonymous on 09/04/2013

                                                                          The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
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                                                                            Quote 12934by Anonymous on 03/06/2013

                                                                            Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
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