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46 Khalil Gibran Quotes

Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer of the New York Pen League. 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.

Gibran is majorly known in the western world for his 1923 book ‘The Prophet‘, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose.

We’ve put together this collection of the best Khalil Gibran quotes:

 

46 Khalil Gibran Quotes

1. “I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.” – Khalil Gibran

2. “Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.” – Khalil Gibran

3. “God made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them.” – Khalil Gibran

4. “If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.” – Khalil Gibran

5. “It is well to give when asked but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.” – Khalil Gibran

6. “One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.” – Khalil Gibran

7. “Say not, ‘I have found the truth,’ but rather, ‘I have found a truth.” – Khalil Gibran

8. “The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.” – Khalil Gibran

 

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9. “We are all prisoners but some of us are in cells with windows and some without.” – Khalil Gibran

 

10. “Your friend is your needs answered.” – Khalil Gibran

11. “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Khalil Gibran

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12. “For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.” – Khalil Gibran

13. “I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.” – Khalil Gibran

14. “If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.” – Khalil Gibran

15. “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” – Khalil Gibran

16. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran

17. “The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.” – Khalil Gibran

18. “There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.” – Khalil Gibran

19. “We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us. Even while the earth sleeps we travel. We are the seeds of the tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind and are scattered.” – Khalil Gibran

 

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20. “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Khalil Gibran

 

21. “For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?” – Khalil Gibran

22. “If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.” – Khalil Gibran

23. “In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people’s wrath.” – Khalil Gibran

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24. “Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself, Love possesses not nor would it be possessed: For love is sufficient unto love.” – Khalil Gibran

25. “Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.” – Khalil Gibran

 

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26. “The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain.” – Khalil Gibran

 

27. “They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.” – Khalil Gibran

28. “When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” – Khalil Gibran

29. “Every man loves two women; the one is the creation of his imagination and the other is not yet born.” – Khalil Gibran

30. “For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.” – Khalil Gibran

31. “If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.” – Khalil Gibran

32. “In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence.” – Khalil Gibran

33. “Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.” – Khalil Gibran

34. “Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.” – Khalil Gibran

35. “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.” – Khalil Gibran

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36. “To be able to look back upon one’s life in satisfaction, is to live twice.” – Khalil Gibran

 

37. “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.” – Khalil Gibran

38. “Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.” – Khalil Gibran

39. “Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.” – Khalil Gibran

40. “If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.” – Khalil Gibran

41. “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.” – Khalil Gibran

42. “My friend, I am not what I seem. Seeming is but a garment I wear — a care-woven garment that protects me from thy questionings and thee from my negligence. The “I” in me, my friend, dwells in the house of silence, and therein it shall remain for ever more, unperceived, unapproachable.” – Khalil Gibran

43. “Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.” – Khalil Gibran

44. “The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose.” – Khalil Gibran

45. “To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.” – Khalil Gibran

46. “Yesterday is but today’s memory, tomorrow is today’s dream.” – Khalil Gibran

 

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