35 Fabulous Kahlil Gibran Quotes

Kahlil Gibran was an artist and Lebanese-American poet. Born in a town of the Ottoman Empire, Gibran wrote the inspirational fiction series of philosophical essays, known as ‘The Prophet.’ Known as the third best selling poet of all time besides Shakespeare and Laozi, here is a look at some of the best Kahlil Gibran quotes ever documented.

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

“Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.”

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”

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

“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.”

“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.”

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

“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.”

“I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.”

“I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.”

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

“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.”

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

“Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”

“Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. And think not you can direct the course of love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.”

“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers it grasps the heart and makes it ache with sorrow.”

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.”

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.”

“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.”

“To belittle, you have to be little.”

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

“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, That we may record our emptiness.”

“We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side.”

“We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.”

“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. ”

“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.”

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”

“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.”

“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”

“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.”

“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.”

Selma Hayek discusses the reasoning behind her passion for Kahlil Gibran’s, ‘The Prophet.’ Taking this Lebanese poet’s classic work of art and converting it into an animate feature was no easy feat.

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