109 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.


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



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



  3. 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



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



  5. 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



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



  7. 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



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



  9. 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



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



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



  13. Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
    Kahlil Gibran
    New Beginning



  14. 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



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



  16. 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



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



  18. 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



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



  20. 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



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



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



  23. 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



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



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



  27. Braving obstacles and hardships is nobler than retreat to tranquility. The butterfly that hovers around the lamp until it dies is more admirable than the mole that lives in a dark tunnel.
    Kahlil Gibran
    Obstacles



  28. 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
    Travel



  29. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
    Kahlil Gibran
    Mountain



  30. Follow your heart. Your heart is the right guide in everything big.
    Kahlil Gibran
    Quote of The Day



  31. 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
    Valentines Day



  32. Forgetfulness is a form of freedom.
    Kahlil Gibran
    Freedom



  33. 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
    Faith



  34. He that tries to seize an opportunity after it has passed him by is like one who sees it approach but will not go to meet it.
    Kahlil Gibran
    Opportunity



  35. A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?
    Kahlil Gibran
    Friend



  36. I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
    Kahlil Gibran
    Teacher



  37. If you are poor, shun association with him who measures men with the yardstick of riches.
    Kahlil Gibran
    Quotes to Live By



  38. You cannot laugh and be unkind at the same time.
    Kahlil Gibran
    Be Kind



  39. March on. Do not tarry. Kahlil Gibran
  40. 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
    Moving Forward



  41. Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.
    Kahlil Gibran
    Anxiety

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