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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. -- Kahlil Gibran
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When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him,Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you believe in him,Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You need not fear, my love,
for never have the stars on high
told what they know. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You cannot laugh and be unkind at the same time -- Kahlil Gibran
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Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit."
"Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving -- Kahlil Gibran
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Shall the day of parting be the day of gathering?
And shall it be said that my eve was in truth my dawn? -- Kahlil Gibran
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But let there be spaces in your togetherness. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Forgetfulness is a form of freedom. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution. -- Kahlil Gibran
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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. -- Kahlil Gibran
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I use hate as a weapon to defend myself; had I been strong, I would never have needed that kind of a weapon. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You may forget the one with whom you have laughed, but never the one with whom you have wept. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And you would accept the seasons of your heart just as you have always accepted that seasons pass over your fields and you would watch with serenity through the winter of your grief. -- Kahlil Gibran
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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. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Your house is your larger body. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour. -- Kahlil Gibran
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If you sing of beauty though alone in the heart of the desert you will have an audience. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself -- Kahlil Gibran
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Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being. -- Kahlil Gibran
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No human relation gives one possession in another - every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You are blind and I am deaf and dumb, so let us touch hands and understand. -- Kahlil Gibran
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It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Some believe that art is the imitation of nature; in fact, nature is so sublime that it cannot be imitated. However noble it may be, art cannot perform a single one of the miracles of nature. And besides, why imitate nature when it can be perceived by all those endowed with senses? -- Kahlil Gibran
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Hurry, oh peaceful Death, and carry me from these multitudes who left me in the dark corner of oblivion because I do not bleed the weak as they do. Come, oh gentle Death, and enfold me under your white wings, for my fellowmen are not in want of me. Embrace -- Kahlil Gibran
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When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and his silver, needs must your joy or your sorrow rise or fall. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Believing is a fine thing, but putting those beliefs into execution is a test of strength. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And how shall you punish those whose remorse is already greater than their misdeeds? -- Kahlil Gibran
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If tragedy does not ensnare a man, if affliction does not agitate him, if love does not lay him down in the cradle of dreams, then his life is like a blank, white page in the book of existence. In that year I saw the -- Kahlil Gibran
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TORCH The human soul is but a part of a burning torch which God separated from Himself at Creation. WM-ST-67 -- Kahlil Gibran
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It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding; and to the open-handed the search for one who shall receive is joy greater than giving. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Beauty is that which attracts your soul, and that which loves to give and not to receive. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil.
For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?
Verily when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters. -- Kahlil Gibran
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ALMUSTAFA, the chosen and the beloved, who was a dawn unto his own day, had waited twelve years in the city of Orphalese for his ship that was to return and bear him back to the isle of his birth. -- Kahlil Gibran
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If I extend an empty hand and in retrieving it and finding it still empty, I feel disappointment, that is foolishness; yet if I extend a hand which is full and yet find no one to receive it, then that is hopelessness. -- Kahlil Gibran
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How beautiful to find a heart that loves you, without asking you for anything, but to be okay. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Is life like this? Is it a past that goes by, then crumbles away, and a present that runs in the wake of the past, and a future that can only be grasped if one talks of it in the present or past tense? -- Kahlil Gibran
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Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it. -- Kahlil Gibran
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True beauty is a ray
That springs from the sacred depths of the soul,
and illuminates the body, just as life
springs from the kernel of a stone and
gives colour and scent to a flower. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The human heart cries out for help; the human soul implores us for deliverance; but we do not heed their cries, for we neither hear nor understand. But the man who hears and understands we call mad, and flee from him. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Jesus was not sent here to teach the people to build magnificent churches and temples amidst the cold wretched huts and dismal hovels. He came to make the human heart a temple, and the soul an altar, and the mind a priest. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Only another breath will I breathe in this still air, only another loving look cast backward, And then I shall stand among you a seafarer among seafarers. -- Kahlil Gibran
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When a man destroys his fellow, people say that such a one is a murderer. When one set in authority destroys, it is said that this one is a faithful judge. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The most wonderful thing, Mary, is that you and I are always walking together, hand in hand, in a strangely beautiful world, unknown to other people. We both stretch one hand to receive from Life - and Life is generous indeed. -- Kahlil Gibran
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They dip their pens in our hearts and think they are inspired. -- Kahlil Gibran
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On a moonless night a man entered into his neighbour's garden and stole the largest melon he could find and brought it home.
He opened it and found it still unripe.
Then behold a marvel!
The man's conscience woke and smote him with remorse; and he repented having stolen the melon. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Would the valleys were your streets, and the green paths your alleys, that you might seek one another through vineyards, and come with the fragrance of the earth in your garments. -- Kahlil Gibran
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We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And all knowledge is vain save when there is work, and all work is empty save when there is love; and when you work with love you bind yourself to yourself, and to one another, and to God. -- Kahlil Gibran
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When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as
the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Notice those gorgeous homes that represent happiness, glory and domination; they are naught but caverns of misery and distress. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding ... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy -- Kahlil Gibran
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We are richer in material wealth than those villagers; but their spirit is a nobler spirit than ours. We -- Kahlil Gibran
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Do not the spirits who dwell in the ether envy man his pain? -- Kahlil Gibran
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I have loved humanity, I have loved it so much. For me, there are three kinds of men; he who curses life, he who blesses it and he who contemplates it. I loved the first for his wretchedness, the second for his indulgence and the third for his perception. -- Kahlil Gibran
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But I look up high to see only the light,
And never look down to see my shadow.
This is wisdom which man must learn.
- Song Of The Flower XXIII -- Kahlil Gibran
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Love passes by us, robed in meekness; but we flee from her in fear, or hide in the darkness; or else pursue her, to do evil in her name. -- Kahlil Gibran
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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. -- Kahlil Gibran
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MADNESS Madness is the first step towards unselfishness. Be mad and tell us what is behind the veil of "sanity." The purpose of life is to bring us closer to those secrets, and madness is the only means. SP-ST-62 -- Kahlil Gibran
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Say not, "I have found the path of the soul." Say rather, "I have met the soul walking upon my path. -- Kahlil Gibran
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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. -- Kahlil Gibran
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I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Every man loves two women;the one is the creation of his imagination and the other is not yet born -- Kahlil Gibran
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For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning. Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun, so shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Suffer not yet our eyes to hunger for your face. -- Kahlil Gibran
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There must be something strangely sacred in salt. It is in our tears and in the sea. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The resting place of my soul is a beautiful grove where my knowledge of you lives. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Defeat, my defeat, my deathless courage, You and I shall laugh together with the storm, And together we shall dig graves for all that die in us, and we shall stand in the sun with a will, And we shall be dangerous -- Kahlil Gibran
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Love is a magic ray
emitted from the burning core
of the soul
and illuminating
the surrounding earth.
It enables us
to perceive life
as a beautiful dream
between one awakening
and another. -- Kahlil Gibran
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But you, children of space, you restless in rest, you shall not be trapped nor tamed. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Art is one step from the visibly known toward the unknown. MS-71 -- Kahlil Gibran
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Much have we loved you. But speechless was our love, and with veils has it been veiled,
Yet now it cries aloud unto you, and would stand revealed before you.
And ever has it been that love knows not it's depth until the hour of separation -- Kahlil Gibran
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Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. -- Kahlil Gibran
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It takes two of us to discover truth: one to utter it and one to understand it. -- Kahlil Gibran
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We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Words are too poor and too scant
to express the inmost feeling in the heart of man. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Drink not from this cup unless you forget the past and the future, for happiness is naught but the moment." And -- Kahlil Gibran
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Hypocrisy is your religion, and
Falsehood is your life, and
Nothingness is your ending; why,
Then, are you living? Is not
Death the sole comfort of the
Miserables? -- Kahlil Gibran
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He who wears his morality but as his best garment were better naked.
The wind and the sun will tear no holes in his skin. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Love is the only freedom in this world, because it elevates the soul to a lofty station that cannot be attained by the laws and customs of human beings or conquered by the laws of nature. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And if it is for your comfort to pour your darkness into space, it is also for your delight to pour forth the dawning of your heart. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose. -- Kahlil Gibran
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I have yet to meet an ignorant man whose roots are not embedded in my soul. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth. -- Kahlil Gibran
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If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life. -- Kahlil Gibran
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To follow Beauty even when she shall lead you to the verge of the precipice; and though she is winged and you are wingless, and though she shall pass beyond the verge, follow her, for where Beauty is not, there is nothing; -- Kahlil Gibran
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Work is love made visible. And if you can't 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 the people who work with joy -- Kahlil Gibran
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The feelings we live through
in love and in loneliness
are simply, for us,
what high tide
and low tide are to the sea. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You shall not fold your wings that you may pass through doors, nor bend your heads that they strike not against a ceiling, nor fear to breathe lost walls should crack and fall down -- Kahlil Gibran
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The things which the child loves remain in the domain of the heart until old age. The most beautiful thing in life is that our souls remain hovering over the places where we once enjoyed ourselves. I am one of those who remembers those places regardless of distance or time. -- Kahlil Gibran
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For if you should enter the temple for no other purpose than asking you shall not receive: -- Kahlil Gibran
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I would not exchange the sorrows of my heart for the joys of the multitude. And I would not have the tears that sadness makes to flow from my every part turn into laughter. I would that my life remain a tear and a smile. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The real test of good manners is to be able to put up with bad manners pleasantly. -- Kahlil Gibran
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If I were to choose between the power of writing a poem and the ecstasy of a poem unwritten, I would choose the ecstasy. It is better poetry. -- Kahlil Gibran
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What is word knowledge but a shadow of wordless knowledge? -- Kahlil Gibran
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Generosity is not in giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is in giving me that which you need more than I do. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Beauty is not a need but an ecstasy. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Some of you say, "Joy is greater than sorrow," and others say, "Nay, sorrow is the greater."
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Not without a wound in the spirit shall I leave this city. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven? -- Kahlil Gibran
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Travel and tell no one, live a true love story and tell no one, live happily and tell no one, people ruin beautiful things. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Hearts united in pain and sorrow
will not be separated by joy and happiness.
Bonds that are woven in sadness
are stronger than the ties of joy and pleasure.
Love that is washed by tears
will remain eternally pure and faithful. -- Kahlil Gibran
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A Great Man Has Two Hearts.
One Bleeds And The Other Forbears. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And is not the lute that soothes your spirit the very wood that was hollowed with knives? -- Kahlil Gibran
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A voice cannot carry the tongue and the lips that gave it wings. Alone must it seek the ether.
And alone and without his nest shall the eagle fly across the sun. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Love that comes between the naivete and awakening of youth satisfies itself with possessing, and grows with embraces. But Love which is born in the firmament's lap and has descended with the night's secrets is not contented with anything but eternity and immortality. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Have you beauty, that leads the heart from things fashioned of wood and stone to the holy mountain? -- Kahlil Gibran
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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. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Man's needs change, but not his love, nor his desire that his love should satisfy his needs. -- Kahlil Gibran
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We are all prisoners but some of us are in cells with windows and some without. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Self is a sea boundless and measureless. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The wind speaks not more sweetly to the giant Oaks than to the least of all blades of grass, And he alone is great who turns the voice of the wind into a song made sweeter by his own loving -- Kahlil Gibran
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For how can a tyrant rule the free and the proud, but for a tyranny in their own freedom and a shame in their own pride? -- Kahlil Gibran
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Now I know that here is something higher than heaven and deeper than ocean and stranger than life and death and time. I know now what I did not know before. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost. -- Kahlil Gibran
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I have never agreed with my other self wholly. The truth of the matter seems to lie between us. -- Kahlil Gibran
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We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting -- Kahlil Gibran
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Nor is it a thought I leave behind me, but a heart made sweet with hunger and with thirst. -- Kahlil Gibran
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I hope I will live long and be able to do some things worthy of giving to you who is giving so much to me. -- Kahlil Gibran
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It was but yesterday I thought myself a fragment quivering without rhythm in the sphere of life. Now I know that I am the sphere, and all life in rhythmic fragments moves within me. -- Kahlil Gibran
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He drank life from these breasts now dry, and he took his first steps in this garden, grasping these fingers that are now like trembling reeds. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Know, therefore, that from the greater silence I shall return ... Forget not that I shall come back to you ... A little while, a moment of rest upon the wind, and anohter woman shall bear me. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Seven times have I despised my soul: The sixth time when she despised the ugliness of a face, and knew not that it was one of her own masks. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And verily he will find the roots of the good and the bad, the fruitful and the fruitless, all entwined together in the silent heart of the earth. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Life is indeed darkness save when there is urge, and all urge is blind save when there is knowledge, and all knowledge is vain save when there is work, and all work is empty save when there is love. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The Infinite keeps naught save Love, for it is in its own likeness. -- Kahlil Gibran
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In the summer heat the reapers say, We have seen her dancing with the autumn leaves, and we saw a drift of snow in her hair. -- Kahlil Gibran
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For the sight of the angry weather saddens my soul and the sight of the town, sitting like a bereaved mother beneath layers of ice, oppresses my heart. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You are good in countless ways, and you are not evil when you are not good, you are only loitering and sluggard. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Life is not only merriment,It is desire and determination. -- Kahlil Gibran
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If you reveal your secrets to the wind,
you should not blame the wind for
revealing them to the trees. -- Kahlil Gibran
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attracted by the body and repelled by the spirit, -- Kahlil Gibran
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If it were not for our conception of weights and measures we would stand in awe of the firefly as we do before the sun. -- Kahlil Gibran
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I am forever walking upon these shores,
Betwixt the sand and the foam,
The high tide will erase my food prints,
And the wind will blow away the foam,
But the sea and the shore will remain forever. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You are a slave to him whom you love because you love him.
And a slave to him who loves you because he loves you. -- Kahlil Gibran
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We measure time according to the movement of countless suns; and they measure time by little machines in their little pockets.
Now tell me, how could we ever meet at the same place and the same time? -- Kahlil Gibran
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Is not dread of thirst when your well is full, the thirst that is unquenchable? -- Kahlil Gibran
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For in truth it is life that gives unto life-while you, who deem yourself a giver, are but a witness. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And what is fear of need but need itself? -- Kahlil Gibran
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And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. -- Kahlil Gibran
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That which seems most feeble and bewildered in you is the strongest and most determined.
Is it not your breath that has erected and hardened the structure of your bones? -- Kahlil Gibran
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Man struggles to find life outside himself, unaware that the life he is seeking is within him. -- Kahlil Gibran
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follow the steps trust them and yourself -- Kahlil Gibran
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We have heard her shouting among the mountains,
And with her cries came the sound of hoofs, and the beating of wings and the roaring of lions. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colours; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow. -- Kahlil Gibran
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I am the lover's gift; I am the wedding wreath;
I am the memory of a moment of happiness;
I am the last gift of the living to the dead;
I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow. -- Kahlil Gibran
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They say: 'If a man knew himself,
he would know all mankind.'
I say: 'If a man loved mankind,
he would know something of himself. -- Kahlil Gibran
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When you were a wandering desire in the mist, I too was there, a wandering desire. Then we sought one another, and out of our eagerness dreams were born. And dreams were time limitless, and dreams were space without measure. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Said the Eye one day, "I see beyond these valleys a mountain veiled with blue mist. Is it not beautiful?" The Ear listened, and after listening intently awhile, said, "But where is any mountain? I -- Kahlil Gibran
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What shall i say of these save that they too stand in the sunlight, but with their backs to the sun?
They see only their shadows, and their shadows are their laws. -- Kahlil Gibran
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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. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. -- Kahlil Gibran
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I too am my own forerunner, though I sit in the shadows of my trees and seem motionless. -- Kahlil Gibran
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One's own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one's Maker and no one else's. -- Kahlil Gibran
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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. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy. -- Kahlil Gibran
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But the hunter was also the hunted,
For many of my arrows left my bow only to seek my own breast ... -- Kahlil Gibran
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And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The astronomer may speak to you of his understanding of space, but he cannot give you his understanding. -- Kahlil Gibran
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THEN said Almitra, Speak to us of Love. -- Kahlil Gibran
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If you cannot but weep when your soul summons you to prayer, she should spur you again and yet again, though weeping, until you shall come laughing -- Kahlil Gibran
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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. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You make such a noise falling! You scatter all my winter dreams -- Kahlil Gibran
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And When he speaks to you believe in him, -- Kahlil Gibran
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And then a scholar said, "Speak of talking." And he answered, saying: "And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Paradise is there, behind that door, in the next room; but I have lost the key.
Perhaps I have only mislaid it. -- Kahlil Gibran
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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. -- Kahlil Gibran
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There is a desire deep within the soul which drives man from the seen to the unseen, to philosophy and to the divine. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And there are those who give with pain, and that pain is their baptism. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Art thou like me, child of my darkest heart? And dost thou think my untamed thoughts and speak my vast language?"
"Yea, we are twin brothers, O, Night; for thou revealest space and I reveal my soul. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace. -- Kahlil Gibran
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They have exiled me now from their society and I am pleased, because humanity does not exile except the one whose noble spirit rebels against despotism and oppression. He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And if there come the singers and the dancers and the flute players, buy of their gifts also.
For they too are gatherers of fruit and frankincense, and that which they bring, though fashioned of dreams, is raiment and food for your soul. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Love is all I can possess and no one can deprive me of it.
Kahlil Gibran (Visions of the Prophet) -- Kahlil Gibran
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Ready am I to go, and my eagerness with sails full set awaits the wind.
Only another breath will I breathe in this still air, only another loving look cast backward, -- Kahlil Gibran
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And he who has deserved to drink from the ocean of life deserves to fill his cup from your little stream. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You may judge others only according to your knowledge of yourself. -- Kahlil Gibran
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It is in exchanging the gifts of the earth that you shall find abundance and be satisfied. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught. -- Kahlil Gibran
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For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unclaimed. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. -- Kahlil Gibran
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In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, does the heart find its morning and is refreshed. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. -- Kahlil Gibran
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He suffered much, but he understood the mystery of pain: he knew that tears make all things shine. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You can muffle the drum, and you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who shall command the skylark not to sing? -- Kahlil Gibran
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Yesterday was a beautiful tune on the lips of life and today is a silent secret. -- Kahlil Gibran
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That a woman's happiness does not come through man's glory and honour, nor through his generosity and affection, but through love that unites both of their hearts and affections, making them one member of life's body and one word upon the lips of God. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Hearts that are united through the medium of sorrow will not be separated by the glory of happiness. Love -- Kahlil Gibran
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Only love and death, are capable of changing everything. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Remembrance is a form of meeting.
Forgetfulness is a form of freedom. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Let us disperse from our aloofness and serve the weak who made us strong, and cleanse the country in which we live. Let us teach this miserable nation to smile and rejoice with heaven's bounty and glory of life and freedom. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Oftentimes I have hated in self-defense; but if I were stronger I would not have used such a weapon. -- Kahlil Gibran
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As the strings of a lute are apart though they quiver the same music. -- Kahlil Gibran
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For to be overmindful of your debt is to doubt his generosity who has the free-hearted earth for mother, and God for father. -- Kahlil Gibran
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When you long for blessings that you may not name, and when you grieve knowing not the cause, then indeed you are growing with all things that grow, and rising toward your greater self. -- Kahlil Gibran
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One hour devoted to mourning and lamenting the
Stolen equality of the weak is nobler than a
Century filled with greed and usurpation. -- Kahlil Gibran
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When love beckons to you, follow him, -- Kahlil Gibran
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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 -- Kahlil Gibran
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But memory is an autumn leaf that murmurs a while in the wind and then is heard no more. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Substantial things deaden a man without suffering; love awakens him with enlivening pains. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And from that day to this, the wise men of Ishana say one to another secretly, "Is it not known, and has it not been said from of old, that Ishana is ruled by an enemy?"
-Khalil Gibran -- Kahlil Gibran
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They come through you but not from you, -- Kahlil Gibran
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The professors in the academy say, "Do not make the model more beautiful than she is," and my soul whispers, "O if you could only paint the model as beautiful as she really is. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. -- Kahlil Gibran
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An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Fear not the phantom of death,
My Countrymen, for his greatness
And mercy will refuse to approach
Your smallness; and dread not the
Dagger, for it will decline to be
Lodged in your shallow hearts. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Your joy can fill you only as deeply as your sorrow has carved you. -- Kahlil Gibran
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I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams or desires -- Kahlil Gibran
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Beauty is a thing of might and dread.
Like the tempest she shakes the earth beneath us and the sky above us. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking. -- Kahlil Gibran
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People often say women want to be loved. But they really want much more. Many women want to bear children; and their very being wants to give children life. She often desires men just as a key to the child that is in her to give life to. -- Kahlil Gibran
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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. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care, nor your nights without a want and a grief, but rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound. -- Kahlil Gibran
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When you love you should not say, "God is in my heart," but rather, "I am in the heart of God. -- Kahlil Gibran
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But tell me, who is he that can offend the spirit? Shall the nightingale offend the stillness of the night, or the firefly the stars? -- Kahlil Gibran
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How can I lose faith in the justice of life, when the dreams of those who sleep upon feathers are not more beautiful than the dreams of those who sleep upon the earth? -- Kahlil Gibran
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Smile, my beloved, like the gold smiles from my father's coffers. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
But you are eternity and you are the mirror. -- Kahlil Gibran
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For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst? -- Kahlil Gibran
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If the Milky Way were not within me how should I have seen it or known it? -- Kahlil Gibran
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Because the soul is like a flower that folds its petals when dark comes, and breathes not its fragrance into the phantoms of the night. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Do not blame a person for drinking lest he is trying to forget something more serious than drinking. -- Kahlil Gibran
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It is said that unsophistication makes a man empty and that emptiness makes him carefree. -- Kahlil Gibran
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MIMIC He who repeats what he does not understand is no better than an ass that is loaded with books. WM-ST-63 -- Kahlil Gibran
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When you see a man led to prison say in your heart, "Mayhap he is escaping from a narrower prison." And when you see a man drunken say in your heart, "Mayhap he sought escape from something still more unbeautiful. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Your daily life is your temple and your religion. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And he to whom worshipping is a window, to open but also to shut, has not yet visited the house of his soul whose windows are from dawn to dawn. -- Kahlil Gibran
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We often sing lullabyes to our children that we ourselves may sleep. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The true wealth of a nation lies not in it's gold or silver but in it's learning, wisdom and in the uprightness of its sons. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The silence of aloneness reveals to their eyes their naked selves and they would escape. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And when you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart:
Your seeds shall live in my body,
And the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart,
And your fragrance shall be my breath,
And together we shall rejoice through all the seasons. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The difficulty we meet with in reaching our goal is the shortest path to it. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And God said "Love Your Enemy," and I obeyed him and loved myself. -- Kahlil Gibran
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If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom? -- Kahlil Gibran
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Your saying to me "I do not understand you", is praise beyond my worth, and an insult you do not deserve. -- Kahlil Gibran
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For to stay, though the hours burn in the night, is to freeze and crystallize and be bound in a mould. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Love gives nothing but itself, and takes nothing but from itself. Love does not possess, nor would it be possessed. And do not think that you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. -- Kahlil Gibran
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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. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; -- Kahlil Gibran
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It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations. -- Kahlil Gibran
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HELL Hell is not in torture; Hell is in an empty heart. MS-74 -- Kahlil Gibran
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Come, let us drink the last raindrop tears from a narcissus cup and fill our souls with the songs of larks. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Verily the lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning in the funeral. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Dig anywhere in the earth and you will find a treasure, only you must dig with the faith of a peasant. -- Kahlil Gibran
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NIGHTINGALE The nightingale does not make his nest in a cage lest slavery be the lot of its chicks. BW-ST-122 -- Kahlil Gibran
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A traveller I am, and a navigator, and everyday I discover a new region within my soul. -- Kahlil Gibran
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how cruel is man's ignorance! -- Kahlil Gibran
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Men who do not forgive women their little faults will never enjoy their great virtues. -- Kahlil Gibran
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My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues. -- Kahlil Gibran
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My first glimpse of you was not in truth the first. The hour in which our hearts met confirmed in me the belief in Eternity and in the immortality of the Soul. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Though his ways are hard and steep. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. -- Kahlil Gibran
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For the pillars of the temple stand apart, -- Kahlil Gibran
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Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. -- Kahlil Gibran
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To you the earth yields her fruit, and you shall not want if you but know how to fill your hands. -- Kahlil Gibran
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God has created several doors which open onto truth. He opens them to all those who knock on them with the hand of faith. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair -- Kahlil Gibran
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God listens not to your words save when He Himself utters them through your lips. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is but today's dream. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Shall there come a day when wise men are able to unite the dreams of youth and the delights of learning as reproach brings together hearts in conflict? Shall there come a day when man's teacher is nature, and humanity is his book -- Kahlil Gibran
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So the wrong-doer cannot do wrong without the hidden will of you all. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You who travel with the wind, what weather vane shall direct your course? -- Kahlil Gibran
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only love and death change all things. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Shall I come to you, a boundless drop to a boundless ocean. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You may chain my hands, you may shackle my feet; you may even throw me into a dark prison; but you shall not enslave my thinking, because it is free! -- Kahlil Gibran
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Hearken to my story. Listen but do not pity me. For pity is intended for the weak and I am still strong in my affliction. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Your other self is always sorry for you. But your other self grows on sorrow, so all is well -- Kahlil Gibran
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My friend, it was but a song of love out of a poet's heart, sung by every man to every woman. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Some of our children are our justifications and some are but our regrets. -- Kahlil Gibran
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What is fear of need but need itself? -- Kahlil Gibran
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Is not the beautiful moon, that inspires poets, the same moon which angers the silence of the sea with a terrible roar? -- Kahlil Gibran
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A madman is not less a musician than you or myself; only the instrument on which he plays is a little out of tune. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. -- Kahlil Gibran
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But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure, then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing-floor, into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You may house their bodies but not their souls, -- Kahlil Gibran
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When life does not find a singer to sing her heart she produces a philosopher to speak her mind. -- Kahlil Gibran
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I have come to learn about things that intrigue people through their strangeness. But barley did I find myself in you presence than I understood that life is none other than the different manifestations of the universal spirit. -- Kahlil Gibran
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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. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Let not the waves of the sea separate us now, and the years you have spent in our midst become a memory. -- Kahlil Gibran
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If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Love descends upon our souls by the will of God and not by the demand or the plea of the individual. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And if our hands should meet in another dream, we shall build another tower in the sky. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Therefore let your soul exalt your reason to the height of passion, that it may sing; -- Kahlil Gibran
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Your body is the harp of your soul and it is yours to bring forth sweet music from it or confused sounds. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Who are you that men should rend their bosom and unveil their pride, that you may see their worth naked and their pride unabashed?
See first that you yourself deserve to be a giver, and an instrument of giving. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Then the gates of his heart were flung open, and his joy flew far over the sea. And he closed his eyes and prayed in the silences of his soul. -- Kahlil Gibran
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To be modest in speaking truth is hypocrisy. TM-ST-95 -- Kahlil Gibran
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A woman protested saying, "Of course it was a righteous war. My son fell in it.". -- Kahlil Gibran
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All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Forget not that the earth likes to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Khalil Gibran -- Kahlil Gibran
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Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And one of the elders of the city , said , speak to us of good and evil.
And he answered :
You are good in countless ways , and you are not evil when you are not good . -- Kahlil Gibran
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People of Orphalese, beauty is life when life unveils her holy face. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Darkness may hide the trees
and the flowers from the eyes
but it cannot hide
love from the soul. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Tolerance is love sick with the sickness of haughtiness. -- Kahlil Gibran
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For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. -- Kahlil Gibran
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It were wiser to speak less of God, Whom we cannot understand, and more of each other, whom we may understand. -- Kahlil Gibran
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I have no enemies ... but if I am to have an enemy, Let his strength be equal to mine, That truth alone may be the victor. -- Kahlil Gibran
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To belittle, you have to be little. -- Kahlil Gibran
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But I say that even as the holy and the righteous cannot rise beyond the highest which is in each one of you, -- Kahlil Gibran
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And look into space; you shall see Him walking in the cloud, outstretching His arms in the lightning and descending in rain. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Would that you could live on the fragrance of the earth, and like an air plant be sustained by the light. -- Kahlil Gibran
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I abstain from the people who consider insolence bravery and tenderness cowardice. And I abstain from those who consider chatter wisdom and silence ignorance. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Only those beneath me can envy or hate me. I have never been envied nor hated; I am above no one. Only those above me can praise or belittle me. I have never been praised nor belittled; I am below no one. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Long ago you were a dream in your mother's sleep, and then she awoke to give you birth. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Look at the Darkness, giving birth to the Sun -- Kahlil Gibran
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What is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? -- Kahlil Gibran
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Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful. -- Kahlil Gibran
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I cannot tarry longer.
The sea that calls all things unto her calls me -- Kahlil Gibran
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These things he said in words. But much in his heart remained unsaid.
For he himself could not speak his deeper secret. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Trust in dreams, for in them is the hidden gate to eternity. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Have you remembrances, the glimmering arches that span the summits of the mind? -- Kahlil Gibran
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I am the infinite sea, and all worlds are but grains of sand upon my shore. -- Kahlil Gibran
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They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish. -- Kahlil Gibran
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I existed from all eternity and, behold, I am here; and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You are far, far greater than you know - and all is well. -- Kahlil Gibran
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He who loses his mother loses a pure soul who blesses and guards him constantly. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Fortune craves not Contentment, for it is an earthly hope, and its desires are embraced by union with objects, while Contentment is naught but heartfelt. -- Kahlil Gibran
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When you love you should not think you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Life kisses our faces every morning. Yet, between morning and evening, she laughs at our sorrows. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Men, even if they are born free, will remain slaves of strict laws enacted by their forefathers ... -- Kahlil Gibran
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And when you were a silent word upon Life's quivering lips, I too was there, another silent word. Then life uttered us and we came down the years throbbing with memories of yesterday and with longing for tomorrow, for yesterday was death conquered and tomorrow was birth pursued. -- Kahlil Gibran
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He who seeks ecstasy in love should not complain of suffering. -- Kahlil Gibran
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How mean am I when life gives me gold and I give you silver, and yet I deem myself generous. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Do not limp before the lame, deeming it a kindness. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Work is love made visible. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And there are those who talk, and without knowledge or forethought reveal a truth which they themselves do not understand. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Let your home be you mast and not your anchor. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Your house shall be not an anchor but a mast
It shall not be a glistening film that covers a wound, but an eyelid that guards the eye. -- Kahlil Gibran
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When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind, nor do you with hold the "aye. -- Kahlil Gibran
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I deserted the world and sought solitude because I became tired of rendering courtesy to those multitudes who believe that humility is a sort of weakness, and mercy a kind of cowardice, and snobbery a form of strength. -- Kahlil Gibran
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For to be idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons, and to step out of life's procession that marches in majesty and proud submission towards the infinite. -- Kahlil Gibran
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So too is love a sigh from the sea of emotions, a tear from the sky of love, and a smile from the field of the soul. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon your reason and your judgment wage war against your passion and your appetite. -- Kahlil Gibran
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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. -- Kahlil Gibran
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A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Love and Doubt are not on speaking terms -- Kahlil Gibran
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A sense of humour is a sense of proportion. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Build of your imaginings a bower in the wilderness ere you build a house within the city walls. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You see but your shadow when you turn your back to the sun. -- Kahlil Gibran
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One may not reach the dawn by the path of the night. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The musician may sing to you of the rhythm which is in all space, but he cannot give you the ear which arrests the rhythm, nor the voice that echoes it. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;
And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields. -- Kahlil Gibran
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I am a stranger in this world, and there is a severe solitude and painful lonesomeness in my exile. -- Kahlil Gibran
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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. -- Kahlil Gibran
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When you pray you rise to meet in the air those who are praying at that very hour, and whom save in prayer you may not meet. -- Kahlil Gibran
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There is a space between man's imagination and man's attainment that may only be traversed by his longing. -- Kahlil Gibran
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To measure you by your smallest deed
is to reckon the ocean by the frailty of its foam.
To judge you by your failures
is to cast blame upon the seasons
for their inconsistencies. -- Kahlil Gibran
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COURSER My soul, living is like a courser of the night; the swifter its flight, the nearer the dawn. WM-ST-69 -- Kahlil Gibran
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Extreme torture is mute, and so we sat silent, petrified, like columns of marble buried under the sand of an earthquake. Neither wished to listen to the other because our heart-threads had become weak and even breathing would have broken them. -- Kahlil Gibran
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IF any of you would bring to judgment the unfaithful wife, Let him also weigh the heart of her husband in scales, and measure his soul with measurements. -- Kahlil Gibran
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We cannot ask thee for aught, for thou knowest our needs before they are born in us: -- Kahlil Gibran
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Your friend is your needs answered. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Surely there is no greater gift to a man than that which turns all his aims into parching lips and all life into a fountain. -- Kahlil Gibran
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A truly religious man does not embrace a religion; and he who embraces one has no religion. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Love is the only freedom in the world because it so elevates the spirit that the laws of humanity and the phenomena of nature do not alter its course. -- Kahlil Gibran
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I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And beauty is not a need but an ecstasy. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And let your board stand an altar on which the pure and the innocent of forest and plain are sacrificed for that which is purer and still more innocent in man. -- Kahlil Gibran
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A little while, a moment of rest upon the wind, and another woman shall bear me. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Observe the wonders as they occur around you.
Don't claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Where are you now, my beloved? Do you hear my weeping
From beyond the ocean? Do you understand my need? Do you know the greatness of my patience? -- Kahlil Gibran
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But you who walk facing the sun, what images drawn on the earth can hold you? -- Kahlil Gibran
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A Poet's Death is His Life -- Kahlil Gibran
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It was in my heart to help a little because I was helped much. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The wolves prey upon the lambs in the darkness of the night, but the blood stains remain upon the stones in the valley until the dawn comes, and the sun reveals the crime to all. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The real in us is silent; the acquired is talkative. -- Kahlil Gibran
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I said to Life, I would hear Death speak. And Life raised her voice a little higher and said, You hear him now. -- Kahlil Gibran
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If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Yet in truth you spoke not of her but of needs unsatisfied, -- Kahlil Gibran
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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. -- Kahlil Gibran
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If you can see only what light reveals and hear only what sound announces, then in truth you do not see nor do you hear. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Chapter23
On Prayer -- Kahlil Gibran
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For God opens the doors of truth to him who knocks with the hand of faith -- Kahlil Gibran
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You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance. -- Kahlil Gibran
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For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly. -- Kahlil Gibran
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But you are life and you are the veil. -- Kahlil Gibran
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I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers. -- Kahlil Gibran
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My God, my aim and my fulfillment; I am thy yesterday and thou are my tomorrow. I am they root in the earth and thou art my flower in the sky, and together we grow before the face of the sun. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Rest in reason. Move in Passion. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of the seasons -- Kahlil Gibran
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Perhaps time's definition of coal is the diamond. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. -- Kahlil Gibran
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If this is my day of harvest, in what fields have I sowed the seed, and in what unremembered seasons? -- Kahlil Gibran
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life unfolds itself in mysteries ways. -- Kahlil Gibran
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He who has not been bitten by the serpents of light and snapped at by the wolves of darkness will always be deceived by the days and the nights. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Humanity is a brilliant river
Singing its way and carrying with
It the mountains' secrets into
The heart of the sea; but you,
My Countrymen, are stagnant
Marshes invested with insects
And vipers. -- Kahlil Gibran
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To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice -- Kahlil Gibran
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Then a lawyer said, But what of our laws, master? And he answered: 'You delight in laying down laws. Yet you delight more in breaking them. -- Kahlil Gibran
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If we were all to sit in a circle and confess our sins, we would laugh at each other for lack of originality. - Kahlil Gibran -- Kahlil Gibran
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Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed. -- Kahlil Gibran
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How often have you sailed in my dreams. And now you come in my awakening, which is my deeper dream. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Yea, I shall return with the tide. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And he said, "The joy of scaring is a deep and lasting one, and I never tire of it."
Said I, after a minute of thought, "It is true; for I too have known that joy."
Said he, "Only those who are stuffed with straw can know it. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. -- Kahlil Gibran
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For love is sufficient unto love. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You are good when you walk to your goal firmly and with bold steps.
Yet you are not evil when you go thither limping.
For those who limp go not backwards.
But you who are strong and swift, see that you do not limp before the lame, deeming it kindness. -- Kahlil Gibran
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In your winter you deny your spring, -- Kahlil Gibran
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The veil that clouds your eyes shall be lifted by the hands that wove it, -- Kahlil Gibran
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And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better than you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. -- Kahlil Gibran
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But I say to you that when you work you fulfill a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, -- Kahlil Gibran
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Work with love, it is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart. -- Kahlil Gibran
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When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The lust for comfort kills the passions of the soul. -- Kahlil Gibran
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SPRING In every winter's heart there is a quivering spring, and behind the veil of each night there is a smiling dawn. SP-ST-57 -- Kahlil Gibran
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The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. -- Kahlil Gibran
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A great singer is he who sings our silences -- Kahlil Gibran
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FLOWERS The flowers of the field are the children of sun's affection and nature's love; and the children of men are the flowers of love and compassion. BW-ST-122 -- Kahlil Gibran
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For the soul walks upon all paths. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret? -- Kahlil Gibran
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When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense. -- Kahlil Gibran
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For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen, -- Kahlil Gibran
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A seeker of silences am I, and what treasure have I found in silences that I may dispense with confidence? -- Kahlil Gibran
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An exaggeration is a truth that has lost it's temper. -- Kahlil Gibran
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I would not exchange the laughter of my heart for the fortunes of the multitudes. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Her bones were of bronze and her sinews of the ancient elms, and her eyes were like the sky, wide and daring. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Strange, the desire for certain pleasures is a part of my pain. -- Kahlil Gibran
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For that which is boundless in you abides in the mansion of the sky, whose door is the morning mist, and whose windows are the songs and the silences of night. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You have walked among us a spirit, and your shadow has been a light upon our faces. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue; -- Kahlil Gibran
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Am I a harp that the hand of the mighty may touch me, or a flute that his breath may pass through me? -- Kahlil Gibran
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My soul counselled me and instructed me to see that the light
which I carry is not my light,
That my song was not created within me;
For though I travel with the light, I am not the light. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Love is quivering happiness. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Behind the veil of each night, there is a smiling dawn. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Through the hands of such as these God speaks, and from behind their eyes He smiles upon the earth. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The Reality of The Other Person Lies Not In What He Reveals To You, But What He Cannot Reveal To You.
Therefore, If You Would Understand Him, Listen Not To What He Says, But Rather To What He Does Not Say. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The poet is a pure spring from which all thirsty souls may drink. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You talk when you cease
to be at peace with your
thoughts. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Here love begins to render the prose of Life into hymns and canticles of praise -- Kahlil Gibran
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You want to know the meaning of death. But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life? -- Kahlil Gibran
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It is to build a house with affection, even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house. -- Kahlil Gibran
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It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone ... but it takes a lifetime to forget someone. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The philosopher's soul dwells in his head, the poet's soul is in his heart; the singer's soul lingers about his throat, but the soul of the dancer abides in all her body. -- Kahlil Gibran
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A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The sorrowful spirit finds relaxation in solitude. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The house that does not comfort the needy is worthy of naught but destruction. -- Kahlil Gibran
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But how shall I, unless you yourselves be also the peacemakers, nay, the lovers of all your elements? -- Kahlil Gibran
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No matter how busy a man is, he is never too busy to stop and talk about how busy he is. -- Kahlil Gibran
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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. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You are the way and the wayfarers. -- Kahlil Gibran
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These are the believers in life and the bounty of life, and their coffer is never empty. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Learn the words of wisdom uttered by the wise and apply them in your own life. Live them - but do not a make a show of reciting them, for he who repeats what he does not understand is no better than an ass loaded with books. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Saying this, he turned his head toward the window as if he were trying to solve the problems of human existence by concentrating on the beauty of the universe. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And as a single leaf turns not yellow but with the silent knowledge of the whole tree. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky. -- Kahlil Gibran
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For affliction has opened my eyes,
and tears given me sight.
Grief has taught me the language of hearts. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Desire is half of life; indifference is half of death. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Half of what I say is meaningless; but I say it so that the other half may reach you. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Love ... it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You cannot judge any man beyond your knowledge of him, and how small is your knowledge. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Even those who limp go not backward. -- Kahlil Gibran
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For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy. Only when you're empty you're at standstill and balance. -- Kahlil Gibran
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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. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And there are those who have little and give it all. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The breath of life is in the sunlight and the hand of life is in the wind. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And even as each one of you stands alone in God's knowledge, so must each one of you be alone in his knowledge of God and in his understanding of the earth. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness. -- Kahlil Gibran
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All you have shall some day be given; therefore give now that the season of giving is yours and not your inheritors. -- Kahlil Gibran
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A God who is good knows no segregation amongst words or names. And were a God to deny his blessing to those who pursue a different path to eternity, there would be no human who should offer worship. -- Kahlil Gibran
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A bigot is a stone-deaf orator. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And there are those who have the truth within them, but they tell it not in words. -- Kahlil Gibran
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It is not a garment I cast off this day, but a skin that I tear with my own hands. -- Kahlil Gibran
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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. -- Kahlil Gibran
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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 ... -- Kahlil Gibran
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No lower can a man descend than to interpret his dreams into gold and silver -- Kahlil Gibran
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A fox looked at his shadow at sunrise and said, "I will have a camel for lunch today." And all morning he went about looking for camels. But at noon he saw his shadow again-and he said, "A mouse will do. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Do not fear the thorns in your path, for they draw only corrupt blood. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom -- Kahlil Gibran
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Oh, heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Follow your heart. Your heart is the right guide in everything big -- Kahlil Gibran
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So the wicked and the weak cannot fall lower than the lowest which is in you also. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness. -- Kahlil Gibran
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To know the pain of too much tenderness. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Forget not that modesty is for a shield against the eye of the unclean. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Remembrance is a form of meeting. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Death changes nothing but the masks that cover our faces. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of your spirit according to hours and seasons. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Words are timeless. You should utter them or write them with a knowledge of their timelessness. -- Kahlil Gibran
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A truth is to be known always, to be uttered sometimes -- Kahlil Gibran
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And since you are a breath in God's sphere, and a leaf in God's forest, you too should rest in reason and move in passion. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise and run murmuring to the sea; -- Kahlil Gibran
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You are good when you are fully awake in your speech. -- Kahlil Gibran
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For what is prayer but the expansion of your self into the living ether? -- Kahlil Gibran
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Too many fragments of the spirit have I scattered in these streets, and too many are the children of my longing that walk naked among these hills, and I cannot withdraw from them without a burden and an ache. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Speak not of peoples and laws and
Kingdoms, for the whole earth is
My birthplace and all humans are
My brothers. -- Kahlil Gibran
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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. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Tell your secret to the wind, but don't blame it for telling the trees. -- Kahlil Gibran
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For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man's hunger. -- Kahlil Gibran
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But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers it grasps the heart and makes it ache with sorrow. -- Kahlil Gibran
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All that spirits desire, spirits attain. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Happiness is a vine that takes root and grows within the heart, never outside it. -- Kahlil Gibran
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In some countries, the parent's wealth is a source of misery for the children. The -- Kahlil Gibran
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You are good when you are one with yourself. -- Kahlil Gibran
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He who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy -- Kahlil Gibran
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Love provided me with a tongue and tears. -- Kahlil Gibran
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To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to. -- Kahlil Gibran
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What are your possessions but things you keep and guard for fear you may need them tomorrow? -- Kahlil Gibran
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Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors'. -- Kahlil Gibran
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The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. -- Kahlil Gibran
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And how shall you rise beyond your days and nights unless you break the chains which you at the dawn of your understanding have fastened around your noon hour? -- Kahlil Gibran
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And that the corner-stone of the temple is not higher than the lowest stone in its foundation. -- Kahlil Gibran
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Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper. -- Kahlil Gibran
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He who is more mindful of one, loses the love and the faith of both. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You are good when you strive to give of yourself. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You may forget with whom you laughed, but you will never forget with whom you wept. -- Kahlil Gibran
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If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember -- Kahlil Gibran
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DEVIL Remember, one just man causes the Devil greater affliction than a million blind believers. WM-ST-62 -- Kahlil Gibran
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There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. -- Kahlil Gibran
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You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. -- Kahlil Gibran