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Kahlil Gibran Quotes

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Kahlil Gibran
January 6, 1883 - April 10, 1931
Category: Poet

The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.


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


Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.


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.


There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.


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 and doubt have never been on speaking terms.


Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.


In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

    Topics: Friendship

What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt?


Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.


Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.


Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.


Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.


If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.


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


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.


Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.


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


But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.


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