Kahlil Gibran Quotes

1883 - 1931
Kahlil Gibran


Be motivated by these quotes by Kahlil Gibran. Kahlil Gibran was a famous Lebanese artist, poet, and writer. Born in Lebanon but he lived the majority of his life in the US. His wise words have inspired many over the years.


If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.
Kahlil Gibran
Inspirational Quotes  |


Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Kahlil Gibran
Generosity   |  


Everything lives on earth according to the law of nature, and from that law emerges the glory and joy of liberty; but man is denied this fortune, because he set for the God-given soul a limited and earthly law of his own. He made for himself strict rules. Man built a narrow and painful prison in which he secluded his affections and desires.
Kahlil Gibran
God   |  


A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Kahlil Gibran
Knowledge   |  


Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
Kahlil Gibran
Work   |  


All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
Kahlil Gibran
Wise   |


To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
Kahlil Gibran
Achievement   |  


To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Kahlil Gibran
Quotes about Life   |  


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
Compassion   |  


A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world.
Kahlil Gibran
Wealth   |  


Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.
Kahlil Gibran
Truth   |  


Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
Kahlil Gibran
New Beginnings   |  


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


It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.
Kahlil Gibran
Helping Others   |  


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! The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
Kahlil Gibran
Dream   |  


Love that is washed by tears will remain eternally pure and faithful.
Kahlil Gibran
Short Love Poems   |  


He who does not see the angels and devils in the beauty and malice of life will be far removed from knowledge, and his spirit will be empty of affection.
Kahlil Gibran
Angel   |  


Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
Kahlil Gibran
Honesty   |  


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


The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain.
Kahlil Gibran
Regret Poems   |  


To belittle, you have to be little.
Kahlil Gibran
Words of Encouragement   |  


He who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy.
Kahlil Gibran
Grief   |  


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.
Kahlil Gibran
Happiness   |  


Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.
Kahlil Gibran
Change   |  

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