December 4, 2016

10 Famous Quotes by Kahlil 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 Ottoman Syria), as a young man he emigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. He is chiefly known for his 1923 book The Prophet, a series of philosophical essays written in English prose. An early example of inspirational literature, the book sold well despite a cool critical reception, and became extremely popular in 1960s counterculture. [source: wikipedia]

10 Famous Quotes by Kahlil Gibran
  1. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.

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

  3. And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

  4. Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.

  5. I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.

  6. 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.

  7. If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.

  8. You are my brother and I love you. I love you worshipping in your church, kneeling in your temple, and praying in your mosque. You and I and all are children of one religion, for the varied paths of religion are but the fingers of the loving hand of the Supreme Being, extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, anxious to receive all.

  9. I came here to be for all and with all, and what I do today in my solitude will be echoed tomorrow by the multitude. What I say now with one heart will be said tomorrow by thousands of hearts.

  10. I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

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.

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