Authors - Khalil Gibran
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
Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.
I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant and kindness from the unkind.
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.
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expense, and my expense is equal to my wishes.
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.
You shall be free indeed when your days are not without care nor your nights without a want and a grief,
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.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Wisdom stands at the turn in the road and calls upon us publicly, but we consider it false and despise its adherents.
Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him, you will always remember.
It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.
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.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Yesterday is but today's memory, tomorrow is today's dream.
If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.
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.
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.
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
God made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
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.
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.
Love... it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.
Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
Love is trembling happiness.
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.
The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.
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.
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.
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.