Kahlil Gibran Quotes
1883 - 1931
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.
Inspirational Quotes |
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
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.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much
knowledge that is idle.
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.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what
he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
To be able to look back upon ones
life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
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.
A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world.
Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it but it
divides us from truth.
Perplexity is the beginning of
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.
It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked,
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.
Love that is washed by tears will remain eternally pure and faithful.
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.
Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and
you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is
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.
The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain.
Regret Poems |
To belittle, you have to be little.
Words of Encouragement |
He who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy.
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.
Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.
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